October Featured Ed Board Members

JLC Penn Faculty Portrait

James L. Carey, MD MPH
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

James L. Carey, MD is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the Director of the Penn Center for Advanced Cartilage Repair and Osteochondritis Dissecans Treatment.

Dr. Carey majored in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at Duke University. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, he completed a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He graduated from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health.

During his five years as a faculty member at Vanderbilt University, Dr. Carey served as a Team Physician for Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, the Nashville Sounds (Minor League Baseball Class AAA), and the Nashville Predators (National Hockey League). Now, he serves as a Team Physician for the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Carey serves as Associate Editor for Epidemiology and Statistics for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. In this role, he works collaboratively with the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board. He has primary responsibility for epidemiological manuscripts assigned by the Editor-in-Chief, including the management, review, selection, and editing of articles subject to the approval of the Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor.

Dr. Carey’s clinical expertise includes the evaluation and treatment of all sports medicine injuries. He especially focuses on arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery. His primary research interests include anterior cruciate ligament injuries and cartilage repair.

Selected Published Works

The MARS Group (including 99 other authors and Carey JL as last author). Osteoarthritis classification scales: interobserver reliability and arthroscopic correlation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014; 96:1145-1151.

Grimm NL, Tisano B, Carey JL. Three osteochondritis dissecans lesions in one knee: A case report. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013; 471:1186-1190.

Chambers HG, Shea KG, Anderson AF, Brunelle TJ, Carey JL, Ganley TJ, Paterno M, Sanders JO, Watters WC, Goldberg MJ, Keith MW, Turkelson CM, Wies JL, Raymond L, Boyer KM, Hitchcock K, Sluka P, Boone C, Patel N. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons clinical practice guideline on: The diagnosis and treatment of osteochondritis dissecans. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012; 94:1322-1324.

Kanneganti P, Harris JD, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Lattermann C, Flanigan DC. The effect of smoking on ligament and cartilage surgery in the knee: A systematic review. Am J Sports Med. 2012; 40:2872-2878.

Shah JN, Howard JS, Flanigan DC, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Lattermann C. A systematic review of complications and failures associated with medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction for recurrent patellar dislocation. Am J Sports Med. 2012; 40:1916-1923.

Sullivan JP, Matava MJ, Flanigan DC, Gao Y, Britton CL, Amendola A, MOON Group (including Carey JL and 14 other authors), Wolf BR. Reliability of tunnel measurements and the quadrant method using fluoroscopic radiographs after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2012; 40:2236-2241.

Carey JL, Dunn WR, Dahm DL, Zeger SL, Spindler KP. A systematic review of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with autograft compared with allograft. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009; 91:2242-2250.

Magnussen RA, Carey JL, Spindler KP. Does operative fixation of an osteochondritis dissecans loose body result in healing and long-term maintenance of knee function? Am J Sports Med. 2009; 37:754-759.

Spindler KP, Murray MM, Carey JL, Zurakowski D, Fleming BC. The use of platelets to affect functional healing of an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) autograft in a caprine ACL reconstruction model. J Orthop Res. 2009; 27:631-638.

Fleming BC, Carey JL, Spindler KP, Murray MM. Can suture repair of ACL transection restore normal anteroposterior laxity of the knee? An ex vivo study. J Orthop Res. 2008; 26:1500-1505.


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Ron L. Diercks, MD PhD
Professor of Clinical Sports Medicine
Groningen University Medical Center, Netherlands

Ron Diercks graduated from Leiden University Medical School and has been working in the Groningen area for 27 years. His main clinical interests are sports related injuries and joint instability, his surgical expertise is in shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and ligament reconstruction. He is professor of clinical sports medicine and founder of the Groningen University Sports Medicine Center. He has published Over 60 peer reviewed articles and book chapters.

In Orthopedics, his main research activities are centered on the shoulder and on knee ligament reconstruction. He leads the research of the sports medicine team, focusing on running related injuries and tendinopathy. Prof. Diercks is member of the editorial board of AJSM and reviewer for AJSM, JSES, BJSM, BMC, among others.

In addition to his clinical and research work, Ron Diercks is an active teacher, lecturing in the bachelor and master phases of the Groningen University medical school, is guiding local and international student projects, and in the developing team of a new curriculum for Groningen University medical School. He is founding member of the interfaculty “Sports Science Institute Groningen” and of “LOSO”, the Dutch interuniversity research cooperation in sport, physical activity and health. In postgraduate schooling, he is the organizer of the yearly Groningen orthopedic cadaver course and of the yearly Groningen Sports medicine Symposium.

He lives near Groningen with his wife Patricia, and they enjoy visiting his 4 children and grandchildren spread out over the Netherlands. Since his school years he is an enthusiastic sailor and rower, still active within a rowing masters racing team.

Selected Published Works

De Vries AJ, van der Worp H, Diercks RL, van den Akker-Scheek I, Zwerver J. Risk factors for patellar tendinopathy in volleyball and basketball players: A survey-based prospective cohort study. Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2014 Aug 5.

Diercks R, Bron C, Dorrestijn O, Meskers C, Naber R, de Ruiter T, Willems J, Winters J, van der Woude HJ. Guideline for diagnosis and treatment of subacromial pain syndrome. Acta Orthop. 2014;85(3):314-322.

Lambers Heerspink FO, Dorrestijn O, van Raay JJ, Diercks RL. Specific patient-related prognostic factors for rotator cuff repair: a systematic review. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 ; 23(7):1073-1080.

Rachmat HH, Janssen D, Zevenbergen WJ, Verkerke GJ, Diercks RL, Verdonschot N. Generating finite element models of the knee: How accurately can we determine ligament attachment sites from MRI scans? Med Eng Phys. 2014; 36(6):701-707.

Van der Worp H, de Poel HJ, Diercks RL, van den Akker-Scheek I, Zwerver J. Jumper’s knee or lander’s knee? A systematic review of the relation between jump biomechanics and patellar tendinopathy. Int J Sports Med. 2014; 35(8):714-722

Van der Worp H, Zwerver J, Hamstra M, van den Akker-Scheek I, Diercks RL No difference in effectiveness between focused and radial shockwave therapy for treating patellar tendinopathy: a randomized controlled trial.. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014; 22(9):2026-2032.

De Vries AJ, van den Akker-Scheek I, Diercks RL, Zwerver J, van der Worp H. Effect of patellar strap and sports tape on jumper’s knee symptoms: protocol of a randomised controlled trial. J Physiother. 2013; 59(4):270;

Kluitenberg B, van Middelkoop M, Diercks RL, Hartgens F, Verhagen E, Smits DW, Buist I, van der Worp H. The NLstart2run study: health effects of a running promotion program in novice runners, design of a prospective cohort study. BMC Public Health. 2013; 13:685.

Meuffels DE, Poldervaart MT, Diercks RL, Fievez AW, Patt TW, Hart CP, Hammacher ER, Meer Fv, Goedhart EA, Lenssen AF, Muller-Ploeger SB, Pols MA, Saris DB. Guideline on anterior cruciate ligament injury. Acta Orthop. 2012; 83(4):379-386

Benjaminse A, Lemmink KA, Diercks RL, Otten B. An investigation of motor learning during side-step cutting: design of a randomised controlled trial. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2010; 11:235.


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