August Featured Editorial Board Members

Andreas B. Imhoff, MD
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Arthroscopy, faculty Medical school and faculty School of Sport Science and Health, Technical University Munich
Munich, Germany


Prof. Andreas Imhoff graduated  from Basel University in 1980. He started his residency in General Surgery and Traumatology in Davos, Switzerland under the guidance of Prof.Peter Matter and in General surgery, Traumatology and Knee surgery on the University Hospital Bruderholz-Basel under the guidance of Prof. Werner Müller in 1982.  He completed his Orthopedic Residency at the Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich under the direction of Prof. Adam Schreiber, Prof. Hans Zollinger, Prof. Christian Gerber between 1983 and 1996, after 1987 as a head of different departments for knee, shoulder and sports medicine. A one year exchange fellowship brought him to the department of orthopedic surgery in the Center of Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA under the direction of Prof. Freddie Fu, Prof. Jon J.P. Warner, Prof. Chris Harner but also at the Musculoskeletal Research Center, University of Pittsburgh under the direction of Professor Savio L.-Y. Woo between 1994 and 1995.

He was elected as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Arthroscopy at the faculty Medical school and faculty School of Sport Science and Health, Technical University Munich to serve as director and chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Sports Medicine since 1996.

Prof. Imhoff is an active member of the AGA (German Society of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery) who has now 4500 members. He was a founder in 1983, congress chairman 1999, president 2000-2003, general secretary and now still member of the executive board. He will again be congress chairman in 2016-2017.

He has been on the board of directors of the DGOOC (German Society of Orthopaedics), DGOU (German Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) since 1996. He is also member of ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine), started as founding member of IAA/ISK in October 1994, and has now been a member of the board and different committees since 1996. Actually Dr. Imhoff has been chairman of the ISAKOS shoulder committee since 2015. He is also a member of several societies like SGO (Swiss Society for Orthopaedics), ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy), SESEC (European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow), AOSSM (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine), DVSE (German Society for Shoulder and Elbow), DGU (German Society for Traumatology), SICOT (Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie), AFOR (Association of Orthopedic Research), where he has been a member of the board since 2010, and DKG (German Knee Society) where he has been a member of the board since 2012.

Since 1999, he has won a number of awards all over the world in different countries.

Prof. Imhoff has been an honorary member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) since 2004. He was also made a Miembro Honorario, at the Sociedad Argentina de Cirurgia de Hombro y Codo in 2006, and was awarded the Malaysian Federal Honorary Award in 2010. Dr. Imhoff became an honorary member of AGA in 2013, and an honorary member of Indian Arthroscopic Society IAS in 2014.

Dr. Imhoff serves as an editor of journals like Arthroscopy, Operative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (KSSTA), American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), and Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, as an editor in chief.

Since 1989, Prof. Imhoff has edited 33 books and published over 265 journal articles, cited in Pubmed.

Selected Published Work

Pogorzelski J, Braun S, Imhoff AB, Beitzel K. [Open-wedge osteotomy of the glenoid for treatment of posterior shoulder instability with increased glenoid retroversion]. Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2016 Jun 29. [Epub ahead of print] German.

Voss A, McCarthy MB, Hoberman A, Cote MP, Imhoff AB, Mazzocca AD, Beitzel K. Extracellular Matrix of Current Biological Scaffolds Promotes the Differentiation Potential of Mesenchymal Stem Cells. 2016 Jun 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Berninger MT, Mohajerani P, Kimm M, Masius S, Ma X, Wildgruber M, Haller B, Anton M, Imhoff AB, Ntziachristos V, Henning TD, Meier R. Fluorescence molecular tomography of DiR-labeled mesenchymal stem cell implants for osteochondral defect repair in rabbit knees. Eur Radiol. 2016 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Achtnich A, Herbst E, Forkel P, Metzlaff S, Sprenker F, Imhoff AB, Petersen W. Acute Proximal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears: Outcomes After Arthroscopic Suture Anchor Repair Versus Anatomic Single-Bundle Reconstruction. 2016 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Postl LK, Ahrens P, Beirer M, Crönlein M, Imhoff AB, Foehr P, Burgkart R, Braun C, Kirchhoff C. Pull-out stability of anchors for rotator cuff repair is also increased by bio-absorbable augmentation: a cadaver study. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2016 Jun 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Itoi E, Arce G, Bain GI, Diercks RL, Guttmann D, Imhoff AB, Mazzocca AD, Sugaya H, Yoo YS. Shoulder Stiffness: Current Concepts and Concerns. 2016;32(7):1402-14.

Locher J, Wilken F, Beitzel K, Buchmann S, Longo UG, Denaro V, Imhoff AB. Hill-Sachs Off-track Lesions as Risk Factor for Recurrence of Instability After Arthroscopic Bankart Repair. 2016 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Minzlaff P, Ackermann J, Seppel G, Haller B, Plath JE, Wiedemann E, Imhoff AB. A multicenter study to evaluate subscapularis muscle function using 5:30 o’clock portal for antero-inferior shoulder stabilization. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2016 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Kraus TM, Imhoff FB, Reinert J, Wexel G, Wolf A, Hirsch D, Hofmann A, Stöckle U, Buchmann S, Tischer T, Imhoff AB, Milz S, Anton M, Vogt S. Stem cells and bFGF in tendon healing: Effects of lentiviral gene transfer and long-term follow-up in a rat Achilles tendon defect model. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016;17:148.

Saier T, Plath JE, Beitzel K, Minzlaff P, Feucht JM, Reuter S, Martetschläger F, Imhoff AB, Aboalata M, Braun S. Return-to-activity after anatomical reconstruction of acute high-grade acromioclavicular separation. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016;17:145.

Martetschläger F, Saier T, Weigert A, Herbst E, Winkler M, Henschel J, Augat P, Imhoff AB, Braun S. Effect of Coracoid Drilling for Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction Techniques on Coracoid Fracture Risk: A Biomechanical Study. 2016;32(6):982-7.

Braun S, Beitzel K, Buchmann S, Imhoff AB. Arthroscopically Assisted Treatment of Acute Dislocations of the Acromioclavicular Joint. Arthrosc Tech. 2015;4(6):e681-5.

Hinterwimmer S, Feucht MJ, Paul J, Kirchhoff C, Sauerschnig M, Imhoff AB, Beitzel K. Analysis of the effects of high tibial osteotomy on tibial rotation. Int Orthop. 2016 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Moroder P, Tauber M, Scheibel M, Habermeyer P, Imhoff AB, Liem D, Lill H, Buchmann S, Wolke J, Guevara-Alvarez A, Salmoukas K, Resch H. Defect Characteristics of Reverse Hill-Sachs Lesions. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(3):708-14.

Saier T, Minzlaff P, Feucht MJ, Lämmle L, Burghoff M, Ihle C, Imhoff AB, Hinterwimmer S. Health-related quality of life after open-wedge high tibial osteotomy. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Achtnich A, Braun S, Imhoff AB, Martetschläger F. Isolated lesions of the lower subscapularis tendon: diagnosis and management. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Plath JE, Feucht MJ, Saier T, Minzlaff P, Seppel G, Braun S, Imhoff AB. Sporting Activity After Arthroscopic Bankart Repair for Chronic Glenohumeral Instability. 2015;31(10):1996-2003.

Buchmann S, Sandmann GH, Walz L, Reichel T, Beitzel K, Wexel G, Tian W, Battmann A, Vogt S, Winter G, Imhoff AB. Growth factor release by vesicular phospholipid gels: in-vitro results and application for rotator cuff repair in a rat model. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015;16:82.

Weigelt L, Siebenlist S, Hensler D, Imhoff AB, Vogt S. Treatment of osteochondral lesions in the elbow: results after autologous osteochondral transplantation. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2015;135(5):627-34.

Schmitt A, Rödel P, Anamur C, Seeliger C, Imhoff AB, Herbst E, Vogt S, van Griensven M, Winter G, Engert J.Calcium alginate gels as stem cell matrix-making paracrine stem cell activity available for enhanced healing after surgery. PLoS One. 2015;10(3):e0118937.

Martetschläger F, Braun S, Lorenz S, Lenich A, Imhoff AB. Novel technique for sternoclavicular joint reconstruction using a gracilis tendon autograft. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016;24(7):2225-30.

Buchmann S, Brucker PU, Beitzel K, Bock J, Eiber M, Wörtler K, Imhoff AB. Long-term effects on subscapularis integrity and function following arthroscopic shoulder stabilization with a low anteroinferior (5:30 o’clock) portal. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016;24(2):422-9.

Plath JE, Aboalata M, Seppel G, Juretzko J, Waldt S, Vogt S, Imhoff AB. Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Dislocation Arthropathy: Radiological Long-term Outcome of Arthroscopic Bankart Repair in 100 Shoulders at an Average 13-Year Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43(5):1084-90.

Minzlaff P, Feucht MJ, Saier T, Cotic M, Plath JE, Imhoff AB, Hinterwimmer S. Can young and active patients participate in sports after osteochondral autologous transfer combined with valgus high tibial osteotomy? Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016;24(5):1594-600.

Imhoff AB, Feucht MJ, Meidinger G, Schöttle PB, Cotic M. Prospective evaluation of anatomic patellofemoral inlay resurfacing: clinical, radiographic, and sports-related results after 24 months. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015;23(5):1299-307.



Mark E. Steiner, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon Harvard Health Service and Athletic Department
Section Chief Sports Orthopedics New England Baptist Hospital
Longwood Orthopedic Associates
Tufts and Harvard Medical Schools
Boston MA

Mark Steiner has been a team physician for the Harvard Athletic Department for over 30 years.  He has also been the Fellowship Director of the New England Baptist Sports Fellowship since its accreditation in 1990 and has served as the Sports Section Chief since 2004.  He completed an orthopedic sports fellowship under the direction of William A. Grana MD (President of AOSSM 2005-2006).  He currently is on the Editorial Board of AJSM and an Associate Editor for OJSM.

His medical interests and research have been primarily in the field of athletic medicine.  Examples of a nonorthopedic research include the requirements placed on team physicians, and the incidence of football injuries secondary to full contact practice.  In conjunction with the Sports Fellows and staff at the New England Baptist he has authored multiple articles, reviews, chapters and made presentations on orthopedic sports injuries and their treatment.  He continues to pursue innovative technologies to enhance an injured athlete’s return to competition.

Selected Published Work

Steiner M. Biomechanics of Tendon Healing. Journal of Biomechanics. 1982;15:951-958.

Steiner M, and Grana W. Localized Patellar Pain and Bone Scan Hot Spot. Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. 1985;2:13-16.

Steiner M, and Grana W. Intramedullary Osteod Osteoma. Orthopaedics. 1985;8:1176-1178.

Steiner M, and Micheli L. Treatment of Symptomatic Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis with the Modified Boston Brace. Spine. 1985;10:937-943.

Steiner M, Grana W, Chillag K, and Karnes E. The Effect of Exercise on Anterior-Posterior Knee Laxity. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 1986;14:24-29.

Steiner M. Hypermobility and Knee Injuries. Physician and Sportsmedicine. 1987;15:159-165.

Steiner M, and Grana W. The Young Athlete’s Knee: Recent Advances. Clinics in Sports Medicine. 1988;7:3:527-546.

Steiner M, Simon S, and Pisciotta J. Early Changes in Gait and Maximum Knee Torque Following Knee Arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1989;238:174-182.

Chayat B and Steiner ME. Prophylactic Knee Bracing in Football. Patient and Fitness. 1990;3(1): 6-10.

Steiner M, Brown C, Zarins B, Brownstein B, Koval P, and Stone P. Measurement of Anterior-Posterior Knee Displacement: Comparison of Instrumented Devices and Clinical Examination. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. 1990;72A: 1307-1315.

Brown C, Steiner M, and Carson E. The Use of Hamstring Tendons for ACL Reconstruction Technique and Results. Clinics in Sports Medicine. 1993;12:723-756.

Steiner M, Hecker A, Brown C, and Hayes W. ACL Graft Fixation: Comparison of Hamstring Tendons versus Patellar Tendon Grafts. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 1994;22:240-247.

Karlson J, Steiner M, and Brown C. ACL Reconstruction Using Gracilis and Semitendinosus Tendons: Comparison of Through the Condyle Versus Over the Top Graft Placement. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 1994;22: 659-666.

Guse TR, and Steiner M. The Importance of Motion. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review 1996;4:16-25.

Kowalk D, and Steiner M. ACL Reconstruction via a Two-Incision Technique. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 1998;13(3):253-261.

Steiner M, and Kowalk D. ACL Reconstruction via a Two-Incision Technique. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 1999;7(4):172-178.

Hamner, DL, Brown CH, Steiner ME, Hecker AT, Hayes WC. Hamstring Tendon Grafts for Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Liagament: Biomechanical Evaluation of Multiple Strands and Tensioning Techniques. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 1999;81A:549-557.

Steiner M, Koskinen S, Winalski C, Martin S, and Haymen M. Dynamic Lateral Patellar Tilt in the ACL Deficient Knee. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2001;29:593-599.

Toczylowski HM, Balint CR, Steiner ME, Boardman M, Scheller AD. Complete Rupture of the Distal Biceps Brachii Tendon in Female Patients: A Report of 2 Cases. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2002;11:516-518.

Curran A, Adams D, Gill J, Steiner M, Scheller A. The Biomechanical Effects of Low-Dose Irradiation on Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Allografts. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2004;32(5):1131-1135.

Steiner M, Quigley B, Wang F, Balint C, Boland A. Team Physicians in College Athletics. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2005;33:1545-1551.

Heming J, Steiner M, Rand J. Anatomic Limitations of Transtibial ACL Reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2007;35:1708-1715.

Steiner M, Murray M, Rodeo S. Strategies to Improve Anterior Cruciate Ligament Healing and Graft Placement. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2007;35: 1708-1715.

Paul B. Lewis, John-Paul Rue, Richard Byrne, David Capiola, Mark Steiner, and Bernard R. Bach. Cervical Syrinx as Cause of Shoulder Pain in 2 Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2008;36:169-172.

Jason Y. Ho, Aaron Gardiner, Vivek Shah, Mark E. Steiner. Equal Kinematics Between Central Anatomic Single Bundle and Double Bundle ACL Reconstructions . Arthroscopy. 2009;25:464-472.

Mark E. Steiner, Todd C. Battaglia, James F. Heming, Jason D. Rand, Anthony Festa, Michael Baria. Independent Drilling Outperforms Conventional Transtibial Drilling in ACL Am J Sports Med. 2009;37:1912-1919.

Steiner ME. Independent Drilling of Tibial and Femoral Tunnels in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Journal of Knee Surgery. 2009;22:171-176.

Gardiner A, Gutierrez GR, Steiner ME, Richmond JC. Current Concepts: Osteotomies About the Knee in the Athletic Patient. Am J Sports Med. 2010;38:1038-1047.

Steiner M, Smart R. Flexible vs Rigid Instruments to Place ACL Femoral Tunnels without Hyperflexion. Arthroscopy. 2012;28: 835-843.

Karpie JC, Steiner ME. Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: An Anteromedial Approach Without Hyperflexion. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 2013;21: 27-33.

Davis D, Manaqibwala M, Brown D, Steiner M. Height and Depth Guidelines For Anatomic Femoral Tunnels in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Cadaveric Study. Journal of Arthroscopy. 2016;32(6):1098-1105.

Steiner M, Berkstresser B, Richardson L, Elia G, Wang F. Full Contact Practice and Injuries in College Football. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 2016;8:217-223.

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