April Featured Editorial Board Members

Dr. Fontebote

Dr. Cristian Antonio Fontboté 
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 
Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Santiago, Chile

Dr. Cristian Antonio Fontboté is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, where he received his undergraduate and graduate degrees between 1988 and 1999. He also trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a clinical research fellow, at Neuromuscular Research Laboratory during 2001 and 2002.  He teaches undergraduate medical students, interns, orthopaedic residents and fellows at the Universidad Catolica  de Chile School of Medicine.  Dr. Fontboté is currently chief of the internship in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Universidad Catolica Clinical Hospital.

He has worked as the team physician for the professional soccer team Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica, in Santiago, and currently he is consultant knee and shoulder surgeon for this team.

Dr. Fontboté is  the Academic Director of the Sports Medicine Program at the Universidad Catolica de Chile, and  Medical Director of the “Sports Medicine, Physical Activity and Health” Diploma , from the Postgraduate Continous Medical Education Program for health related professionals .

He is an active member of Chilean Orthopaedic Society ( SCHOT), Latinamerican Sports Medicine Society ( SLARD) , AOSSM, and ISAKOS, and has hosted traveling fellows to Chile for AOSSM and ESSKA since 2005.  He is a former traveling fellow from SLARD to AOSSM in 2006, and now a member of the Magellan Society.

Dr. Fontboté  currently is the secretary of the Sports Medicine Committee from the Chilean Orthopaedic Society.

His main interest is related to arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder, including ligament, meniscal and chondral injuries, disorders of the patellofemoral joint and sports/ degenerative diseases of the shoulder.

Dr. Fontboté lives in Santiago with his wife have three children. He enjoys mountain biking, road biking, swimming, windsurfing, and tennis.

Selected Published Works

Fontbote CA, Lephart SM, Sell T, Laudner K, Allen C, Margheritini F, Harner C. Neuromuscular and biomechanical adaptations in patients with isolated PCL deficiency. Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal. 2003;14:205-206.

Sekiya LC, Fontbote CA, Harner CD, Arthroscopically assisted retrograde fixation of patellar osteochondritis dissecans using flouroscopic guidance: a case report and technical note. Arthroscopy, 2003;19(7);E1-7

Fontboté CA, Sell TC, Laudner KG, Haemmerle M, Allen CR, Margheritini F, Lephart SM, Harner CD. Neuromuscular and biomechanical adaptations of patients with isolated deficiency of the posterior cruciate ligament. Am J Sports Med. 2005;33(7):982-989.

Fontboté C, Nemtala F, Contreras O, Guerrero R. Weight-bearing radiography during flexion for early detection of knee arthrosis: improving screening. Revista Argentina de Artroscopía.  2008;15(1):57-62.

Fontbote A, Nemtala F, Contreras O, Buerrero R. Rosenberg projection in the radiological assessment of knee osteoarthrosis.  Revista Medica de Chile.  2008;136: 880-884.


Dr. Wickiewicz

Dr.  Thomas Wickiewicz 
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Professor of Clinical Surgery (Orthopaedics), Weill-Cornell Medical College
Surgeon, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York City, NY

Dr.  Thomas Wickiewicz is an Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he has practiced for 32 years. He is a Professor of Clinical Surgery (Orthopaedics) at Weill-Cornell Medical College, and Attending Surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

A native of New Jersey, Dr Wickiewicz received his Medical Degree from New Jersey Medical School, did his General surgery training at The New York Hospital, and Residency at The Hospital for Special Surgery. Additional training was a fellowship year with the Late John Marshall at Hospital for Special Surgery, and a second year at Kerlan-Jobe, with time also spent on muscle physiology with V. Reggie Edgerton at UCLA’s Department of Kinesiology.

In addition to his practice of  knee and shoulder surgery, Dr Wickiewicz has lectured and published extensively on topics related to those two joints.  A recipient of three O’Donoghue Awards from the AOSSM, three Neer Awards , and the Aircast Award from AOSSM, Dr Wickiewicz continues to be active in research.

He has functioned as Orthopaedic Consultant to the New York Football Giants, and is Team Physician for St Peter’s University’s Division I athletics.

Past President of the AOSSM, Past President of the Herodicus Society, Dr Wickiewicz resides in New York City with his wife, Catherine.

Selected Published Works

Arnoczky SP, Dodds JA,  Wickiewicz TL:  Basic Science of the Knee. In Operative Arthroscopy, 2nd Edition, Raven Press Ltd. 1995, New York, pp. 211-239.

Faryniarz DA, Wickiewicz TL:  General Approach to Ligament and Meniscal Injury. In: The Adult Knee.  (eds. John J. Callaghan, Aaron G. Rosenberg, Harry E. Rubash, Peter T. Simonian, Thomas L. Wickiewicz)  Volume 2, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003.

Marshall JL, Warren, RF, Wickiewicz TL, Reider B: The anterior cruciate ligament: a technique of repair and reconstruction.  Clin Orthop. 1979;143:97-106.

Marshall JL, Warren RF, Wickiewicz TL: Primary surgical treatment of anterior cruciate ligament lesions.  Am  J Sports Med.  1982;10(2):103-107.

Bach BR Jr. Warren RF, Wickiewicz TL:  The pivot shift phenomenon: results and description of a modified clinical test for anterior cruciate ligament insufficiency. Am J Sports Med. 1988;16(6):571-576.

Kaplan N, Wickiewicz TL, Warren RF: Primary surgical treatment of ACL ruptures.  Am J Sports Med. 1990;18(4):354-358.

O’Brien SJ, Warren RF, Pavlov H, Panariello R, Wickiewicz TL: Reconstruction of the chronically insufficient anterior cruciate ligament with the central third of the patellar ligament.  J Bone Joint Surg Am.  1991;73(2):278-286.

Bisson LJ, Wickiewicz TL, Levinson M, Warren RF:  ACL reconstruction in children with open physes.  Orthopedics (Thorofare, NJ). 1998;21(6):659-663.

Williams RJ 3rd, Attia E, Wickiewicz TL, Hannafin JA:  The effect of ciprofloxacin on tendon, paratenon, and capsular fibroblast metabolism. Winner of the 1998 O’Donoghue Award. Am J Sports Med. 2000;28(3):364-369.

Millett PJ, Wickiewicz TL, Warren RF:  Motion loss after ligament injuries to the knee.  Part 1: causes.  Am J Sports Med. 2001;29(5):664-675.

Verma NN, Carson EW, Warren RF, Wickiewicz TL:  Revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction – The Hospital for Special Surgery Experience.  Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2005;13(1):46-52.

Pearle AD, Shannon FJ, Granchi C, Wickiewicz TL, Warren RF: Comparison of 3-dimensional obliquity and anisometric characteristics of anterior cruciate ligament graft positions using surgical navigation. Am J Sports Med. 2008;36(8):1534-1541.

Maak TG, Fabricant PD, Wickiewicz TL: Indications for meniscus repair, sports related injuries of the meniscus. Clin Sports Med. 2012;31(1):1-14.

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