Dr. Lonnie Paulos
Sports and Orthopedic Specialist
Salt Lake City, Utah
Dr. Paulos was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 1946. He graduated from the University of Utah and played American football as the starting strong safety for 4 years. He was named to the academic all-conference football team 3 times and also name to the NCAA Academic All-American Football team, honorable mention. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine with honors (AOA). He completed his internship at Parkland Memorial hospital in Dallas, Texas and his orthopaedic residency under the late Dr. Sherman Coleman at the University of Utah. He completed a double fellowship with Dr. Fred Allman in Atlanta, Georgia, and Dr. Frank Noyes in Cincinnati, Ohio. Working with Dr. Noyes and his colleagues as an associate and partner introduced him the importance of academics and research in Sports Medicine Orthopaedics and has been very productive since that time. He has over 100 publications in peer-reviewed journals, over 370 academic presentations around the world, been an instructor for over 75 orthopaedic instructional course lectures, and has published over 47 books and chapters in his specialties. He also has 30 patents and patents pending for medical devices and procedures.
Dr. Paulos was a pioneer for arthroscopic subacromial decompression and rotator cuff repair in the shoulder, as well as arthroscopic anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. His pioneering work on knee arthrofibrosis and the clinical entity of inferior patellar entrapment syndrome has been widely referenced and recognized.
Dr. Paulos has been, and still is, an orthopaedic consultant to may high schools, colleges, and professional sports teams, as well as the US Olympic Ski Team. His previous positions include Vice President and Medical Director of the Andrews-Paulos Research & Education Institute, Gulf Breeze, Florida; Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas; Medical Director of the Biomechanics Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah; Founding Partner of The Orthopedic Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah; Associate Clinical Professor, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, Utah; Assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio; Adjunct Professor, School of Physical Therapy, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah; Adjunct Professor, University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama; Research Associate, Department of Health, Leisure and Exercise Science, University of West Florida, Pensacola, Florida.
Dr. Paulos has been AAOS board certified since 1980 and has his CAQ in Sports Medicine. He has trained over 200 post-graduate orthopaedic surgeons in his ACGME certified sports medicine fellowships. He sits on many Editorial Boards, committees, and medical consulting panels. He was one of the very first European Traveling Fellows, and has since served as a Godfather in 2009. He and his associates have been awarded the O’Donoghue Research Award; 3M Health Care Award for Applied Science and the National Athletic Trainer’s Association President’s Challenge Award. He is a member of the Herodicus and AOA Societies.
Dr. Paulos and his wife Shannon live in Salt Lake City, Utah, and have 6 children and 3 grandchildren between them.
Selected Published Works
Noyes FR, Paulos LE, Mooar L, Signer B. Knee sprains and acute knee hemarthrosis; misdiagnosis of anterior cruciate ligament tears. Phys Ther. 1980;60:1596-1601.
Noyes FR, Butler DL, Paulos LE, Grood ES. Intra-articular cruciate reconstruction. Part I. Perspectives on graft strength, vascularization, and immediate motion after replacement. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1983;172:71-77.
Paulos LE, Butler DL, Noyes FR, Grood ES. Intra-articular cruciate reconstruction. Part II. Replacement with vascularized patellar tendon. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1983;172:78-84.
Paulos LE, Rosenberg TD, Parker RD. The medial knee ligaments: pathomechanics and surgical repair with emphasis on the external-rotation pivot shift test. Tech Orthop. 1987;2:37-46.
Paulos LE, Rosenberg TD, Drawbert J, Manning J, Abbott P. Infrapatellar contracture syndrome. An unrecognized cause of knee stiffness with patellar entrapment and patella infra. Am J Sports Med. 1987;15:331-341.
Paulos LE, France EP, Rosenberg TD, Jayaraman G, Abbott PF, Jaen J. The biomechanics of lateral knee bracing. Part I. Response of the valgus restraints to loading. Am J Sports Med. 1987;15:419-429.
Paulos LE, Harner CD, Parker RD. Arthroscopic subacromial decompression for impingement syndrome of the shoulder. Tech Orthop. 1988;3:33-40.
Paulos LE, Crawley PW, France EP. Impact biomechanics of lateral knee bracing. The anterior cruciate ligament. Am J Sports Med. 1991;19:337-342.
Paulos LE, Rosenberg TD, Grewe SR, Tearse DS, Beck CL. The Gore-Tex anterior cruciate ligament prosthesis: a long-term follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 1992;20:246-252.
Paulos LE, Kody MH. Arthroscopically enhanced ‘mini-approach’ to rotator cuff repair. Am J Sports Med. 1994;22:19-25.
Dr. Boden is in private practice at The Orthopedic Center in Rockville, Maryland. He attended Haverford College and participated on the soccer and track teams. After college, Dr. Boden spent one year conducting research in muscle bioenergetics at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed medical school and an orthopaedic residency at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Boden continued his training with a fellowship in sports medicine at Duke University, where he worked with some of the leaders in the sports medicine field. He is a consultant at the National Institutes of Health and an Adjunct Professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences where he is involved in teaching and research projects with the sports medicine fellows.
Dr. Boden’s research focus is the mechanism, risk factors, and prevention of ACL injuries as well as the epidemiology and prevention of catastrophic injuries, especially head injuries, in athletes. He is extremely fortunate and grateful to have collaborated with some of the great minds in sports medicine including Drs. Joseph Torg, William Garrett, John Feagin, Fred Mueller, and many others.
Dr. Boden has served as a member of the medical staff for U.S. Soccer, DC United, Montgomery College, and the Maccabiah Games. He is an active member of AOSSM and has participated on numerous committees including chair of the publications committee. Dr. Boden resides in Maryland with his wife, a pediatric endocrinologist, and their two children. He enjoys spending his free time with his family and exercising.
Selected Published Works
Boden BP, Breit I, Beachler JA, Williams A, Mueller FO: Fatalities in high school and college football players. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41(5):1108-1116.
Boden BP, Boden MG, Peter RG, Mueller FO, Johnson JE: Catastrophic injuries in pole vaulters: a 9-year prospective study. Am J Sports Med. 2012;40(7):1488-1494.
Boden BP, Sheehan FT, Torg JS, Hewett TE. Noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injuries: mechanisms and risk factors. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2010;18:520-527.
Boden BP, Breit I, Sheehan FT. Tibiofemoral alignment: contributing factors to noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injury. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009;91:2381-2389.
Boden BP, Torg JS, Knowles SB, Hewett TE: Video analysis of anterior cruciate ligament injury: abnormalities in hip and ankle kinematics. Am J Sports Med. 2009;37(2):252-259.
Boden BP, Tachetti, RL, Cantu RC, Knowles SB, Mueller FO: Catastrophic head injuries in high school and college football players. Am J Sports Med. 2007;35(7):1075-1081.
Boden BP, Tachetti, RL, Cantu RC, Knowless SB, Mueller FO: Catastrophic cervical spine injuries in high school and college football players. Am J Sports Med. 2006;34(8):1223-1232.
Boden, BP, Tacchetti, R, Mueller, FO: Catastrophic cheerleading injuries. Am J Sports Med. 2003;31(6):881-888.
Boden BP, Osbahr, DC: High-risk stress fractures. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2000;8(6):344-353.
Boden BP, Pearsall AW, Garrett WE, Feagin JA: Patellofemoral instability: evaluation and management. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 1997;5(1)47-57.