April Featured Editorial Board Members

Assistant Professor Vojtech Havlas, PhD
Professor at the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology,
Vice-Dean of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University
Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. Havlas’s university education and basic training took place at Charles University in Prague. Since the completion of his specialty training he works as a consultant with special interest in knee and shoulder surgery. Prof. Havlas completed a research fellowship at the University of Minnesota in 2003. He then completed his PhD thesis on “Knee cartilage biomechanics” in 2006 and became an associate professor of orthopaedics at the Charles University in Prague in 2011. He worked as a consultant in orthopaedics and traumatology in the United Kingdom from 2006-2009.

Since 2009 he has been the Deputy-Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, and he became the Vice-Dean of the 2nd Faculty of Medicine at the Charles University in Prague in 2014. Prof. Havlas has been a member of several national and international orthopaedic societies (ESSKA – member of Education and Fellowship Committee, ISAKOS, SICOT, ORS, CSOT, etc.). Recently, prof. Havlas serves as a president of the Czech Society for Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy.

His main areas of special interest include complex knee and shoulder surgery, arthroscopic knee and shoulder reconstruction, sports traumatology, and knee and shoulder joint arthroplasty.

The main areas of his research activities include stem cells for shoulder rotator cuff reconstruction, knee cartilage biomechanics and repair, pediatric traumatology and sports medicine.

His editorial activity includes the American Journal of Sports Medicine (since 2006, recently editorial board member) Journal of Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy (since 2007) and International Orthopaedics (Corresponding member since 2009).

Selected Published Work

KONICEK P, SEVASTYANOVA O, HAVLAS V. Stem cells in treatment of the rotator cuff rupture. Ortopedie 2015; 9:183-185.

HAVLAS V, KOTASKA J, KONICEK P, TRC T, KONRADOVA S, KOCI Z, SYKOVA E. Use of Cultured Human Autologous Bone Marrow Stem Cells in Repair of a Rotator Cuff Tear: Preliminary Results of a Safety Study. Acta Chir Orthop Traum Čech. 2015;82(3):229-234.

KAUTZNER J, HLADKY V, PHILLIPOU T, HAVLAS V. Patellar dislocation in children and adolescents. Ortopedie. 2014;8:179-183.

KAUTZNER J, TRC T, HAVLAS V. Comparison of conservative vs. surgical treatment of anterior superior iliac spine avulsion fractures in adolescents. Int Orthop. 2014;38:1495-1498.

KAUTZNER J, KOS P, HANUS M, TRC T, HAVLAS V. A comparison of ACL reconstruction using patellar tendon against hamstring autograft in female patients – a prospective randomized study. Int Orthop. 2015;39(1):125-30.

URDZIKOVA L, SEDLACEK R, SUCHY T, AMEMORI T, RUZICKA J, LESNY P, HAVLAS V. Human multipotent mesenchymal stem cells improve healing after collagenase tendon injury in the rat. Biomed Eng Online. 2014;13:42.

HAVLAS V, KAUTZNER J, TRČ T. Arthroscopic treatment of intercondylar eminence in children using Ki wires. Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech. 2011;(78):343-347.

SCHEJBALOVA A, TRC T, HAVLAS V. Patela alta in patients with cerebral palsy. Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech. 2011;78:348-354

TRČ T, HAVLAS V, RYBKA D. Baker´s surgery in cerebral palsy patients with club foot. Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech. 2011;78:232-236.

HAVLAS V, KOS P, JENDELOVÁ P, LESNÝ P, SCHEJBALOVÁ A, TRČ T, SYKOVÁ E. Comparison of Chondrogenic Differentiation of Adipose Tissue-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells with Cultured Chondrocytes and Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells. Acta Chir Orthop Traumatol Cech. 2011;78:138-144.

TRČ T, HANDL M, HAVLAS V. The Anterior Talo-fibular Ligament Reconstruction in Surgical Treatment of Chronic Lateral Ankle Instability. Int Orthop. 2010;34(7):991-996.

TRC T, CHLÁDEK P, HAVLAS V. Drilling and plombage (core decompression) of a femoral head avascular necrosis. Osteologie. 2010;19(1):36-39.

SCHEJBALOVÁ A, HAVLAS V, TRČ T. Irreducible dislocation of the hip in cerebral palsy patients treated by Schanz proximal femoral valgus osteotomy. Int Orthop, 2009;33(6):1713-7.

Trc T, Rybka D, Havlas V, Kopecny Z, Kautzner J. Use of kinematic navigation in primary and selected revision knee arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2009;91-B Supp III:391.

HAVLAS V, TRČ T, GAHEER R, SCHEJBALOVÁ A. Manipulation of paediatric supracondylar fractures of humerus in prone position under GA. J Pediatr Orthop. 2008;28(6):660-4.

Havlas V, Gaheer RS, Trc T, Anwar F. Simultaneous bilateral avulsion fracture of the anterior superior iliac spine in a young athlete. Inj Extra. 2007;38(10):352-355.

LA PRADE FR, BURSCH L, OLSON EJ, HAVLAS V, CARLSON C. Histologic characteristics of failed articular cartilage procedures: A case series. Am J Sports Med. 2008;36(2):360-8.

DANISOVIC L, LESNY P, HAVLAS V, et al. Chondrogenic differentiation of human bone marrow and adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells. J Appl Biomech, 5, 2007.

HAVLAS V, TRC T. Radiofrequency in a treatment of chondral defects. Endoscopy. 2005–1 13-15.


Dr. Mark R. Hutchinson, MD, FACSM
Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine
Adjunct Professor of Sports Medicine in Family Medicine
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois, USA

Dr. Mark Hutchinson is a tenured Professor of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine and Adjunct Professor of Sports Medicine in Family Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He is a clinician, team physician and educator who has been operating in the field of orthopaedics and sports medicine for over twenty years and has taught or mentored hundreds of medical students, orthopaedic residents, and fellows regarding all facets of sports medicine.

Dr. Hutchinson graduated from medical school at the University of Illinois in 1987, completed residency in orthopaedics at Michigan State University in 1992, and orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship with Dr. Mary Lloyd Ireland, Kentucky Sports Medicine in 1993.  In 2001, he represented AOSSM as one of the Pan Pacific traveling fellows. Dr. Hutchinson has been an active reviewer for numerous journals and has served on the editorial boards of JBJS, AJSM, BJSM, MSSE, and The Physician and Sportsmedicine.

Dr. Hutchinson has published over 30 book chapters, over 70 peer reviewed publications, and hundreds of book reviews with associated national and international presentations. He has published on a broad range of topics but if you ask him about a unique niche it has probably been his research on leg pain in athletes and injury papers on cheerleaders and gymnasts.

Dr. Hutchinson has served a broad range of leadership roles in the field of orthopaedics in sports medicine including founding and past president the Chicago Sports Medicine Society, past president of the Illinois Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Vice President and Board Trustee of the American College of Sports Medicine, and President of the Orthopaedic Learning Center.  He is particularly proud of playing key roles in the foundation, development and guidance of the Arthroscopy Association of North America’s Fundamentals in Arthroscopy Course for the past 15 years.

Dr. Hutchinson has been Head Team Physician for all sports at the University of Illinois at Chicago for 23 years.  He has also served as a team physician for the WNBA Chicago Sky, USA Gymnastics, USA Field Hockey, USA Soccer, USA and USA Basketball. He has served Team USA at two World University Games, the 2006 Paralympic Games in Torino and will be serving Team USA this coming august at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Dr. Hutchinson met the love of his life during medical school and has been married to Susan for 27 years.  They have two children that he is enormously proud of and with whom he has enjoyed several service mission trips.

Selected Published Work

McCormack B, Hutchinson MR. Twenty year follow-up of ACL reconstruction (AJSM)-the evidence of experience. Br J Sports Med. 2016. Epub Jan 27.

Hutchinson MR. Low back pain in elite rhythmic gymnasts. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1999;31(11):1686-8.

Lester JD, Watson JN, Hutchinson MR. Physical examination of the patellofemoral joint. Clin Sports Med. 2014;33(3):403-12.

Press CM, Gupta A, Hutchinson MR. Management of ankle syndesmosis injuries in the athlete. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2009;8(5):228-33.

Watson JN, McQueen P, Kim W, Hutchinson MR. Bioabsorbable interference screw failure in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A case series and review of the literature. 2015;22(3):256-61.

Leonard J, Hutchinson MR. Shoulder injuries in skeletally immature throwers: review and current thoughts. Br J Sports Med. 2010;44(5):306-10.

Hutchinson MR. Cheerleading injuries: patterns, prevention, case reports. Phys Sportsmed. 1997;25(9):83-96.

Watson JN, Wilson KJ, LaPrade CM, Kennedy NI, Campbell KJ, Hutchinson MR, Wijdicks CA, LaPrade RF. Iatrogenic injury of the anterior meniscal root attachments following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction tunnel reaming. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015;23(8):2360-6.

Hutchinson MR, Tremain L, Christiansen J, Beitzel J. Improving leaping ability in elite rhythmic gymnasts. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1998;30(10):1543-7.

Hutchinson MR, McCormack B. Predicting recurrent shoulder instability. Br J Sports Med. 2015;49(14):911-2.

Chhadia AM, Goldberg BA, Hutchinson MR. Abnormal translation in SLAP lesions on magnetic resonance imaging abducted externally rotated view. 2010;26(1):19-25

Mathis JE, Schwartz BE, Lester JD, Kim WJ, Watson JN, Hutchinson MR. Effect of lower extremity fasciotomy length on intracompartmental pressure in an animal model of compartment syndrome: the importance of achieving a minimum of 90% fascial release. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43(1):75-8.

Hutchinson MR, Wynn S. Biomechanics and development of the elbow in the young throwing athlete. Clin Sports Med. 2004;23(4):531-44, viii.

Paik RS, Pepple DA, Hutchinson MR. Chronic exertional compartment syndrome. BMJ. 2013;346:f33.

Watson JN, McQueen P, Hutchinson MR. A systematic review of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction techniques. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(10):2510-6.

Schwartz A, Watson JN, Hutchinson MR. Patellar Tendinopathy. Sports Health. 2015;7(5):415-20.

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