April Featured Editorial Board Members

Elizabeth A. Arendt, MD

Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dr. Arendt received her Orthopaedic training at University of Rochester, New York, followed by a fellowship in Sports Medicine at University of Minnesota. Her clinical and research activities have centered on injuries that are more common in females, in particular injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament and the patellofemoral joint. She has enjoyed high visibility and clinical expertise in the field of the patellofemoral joint. She is the team physician for women’s volleyball and basketball at her university and past team physician for USA Hockey (1992-1994).

She has held a number of administrative roles in athletics both nationally and locally. She was the Medical Director for Men and Women’s Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Minnesota for 20 years, stepping down in 2010. She was appointed to the NCAA Medical Safeguard Committee (6 years) and the President’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sport (8 years). She currently serves on the Academic Advisory Board for the IOC Diploma in Sports Medicine.

She has been a committee member and chair for a number of organization including AAOS, AOSSM, ESSKA, and ISAKOS. She was the godmother to the AOSSM traveling fellows in 2014. She received the Founders Award for the best in Sports Medicine from AMSSM in 2005, and the Patellofemoral Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.

She has authored over 85 peer-reviewed publications and 40+ book chapters.

Selected Published Work

Management of Patellofemoral Arthritis and Dislocation

Askenberger M, Janarv P, Finnbogason T, Arendt EA. Morphology and Anatomic Patellar Instability Risk Factors in First-Time Traumatic Lateral Patellar Dislocations. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jan. 45(1): 50-58.

Ridley TJ, Hinckel B, Kruckeberg BM, Agel J, Arendt, EA. Anatomical Patella Instability Risk Factors on MRI Show Sensitivity Without Specificity in Patients With Patellofemoral Instability: A Systemic Review. JISAKOS, 2016 May 18.

Arendt EA, England K, Agel J, Tomkins M. An Analysis of Knee Anatomic Imaging Factors Associated with Primary Lateral Patellar Dislocations. KSSTA, 2016 Mar 26.

Weber AE, Nathani A, Dines JS, Answorth AA, Shubin-Stein BE, Arendt EA, Bedi A. An Algorithmic Approach to the Management of Recurrent Lateral Patellar Dislocation. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2016 Mar 2.

Askenberger M, Arendt EA, Ekstrom W, Voss U, Finnbogason T, Janarv PM. Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Injuries in Children with First-Time Lateral Patellar Dislocation: A Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Arthroscopic Study. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Nov 24.

Tompkins MA, Arendt EA. Patellar Instability Factors in Isolated Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstructions-What Does the Literature Tell Us? A Systematic Review. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Sept; 43(9): 2318-27.

Magnussen RA, Verlage M, Stock E, Zurek L, Flanigan DC, Tompkins M, Agel J, Arendt EA. Primary patellar dislocations without surgical stabilization or recurrence: how well are these patients really doing?. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 July 13.

Nord A, Agel J, Arendt EA: Axial knee radiographs: consistency across clinic sites. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, May 2, 2014.

Smith TO, Donell ST, Clark A, Chester R, Cross J, Kader DF, Arendt EA. The development, validation and internal consistency of the Norwich Patellar Instability (NPI) score. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Feb; 22(2): 324-35.

Arendt EA, Dejour D. Patella instability: building bridges across the ocean a historic review. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013; 21(2): 279-93.

Arendt EA, Moeller A, Agel J. Clinical outcomes of medial patellofemoral ligament repair in recurrent (chronic) lateral patella dislocations. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011; 19(11): 1909-14.

Feller JA, Amis AA, Andrish JT, Arendt EA, Erasmus PJ, Powers CM. Surgical biomechanics of the patellofemoral joint. Arthroscopy. 2007; 23(5): 542-53.

Arendt EA, Fithian DC, Cohen E. Current concepts of lateral patella dislocation. Clin Sports Med. 2002; 21(3): 499-519.

Injury Risk in the Female Athlete, Focus on ACL

Wentorf FA, Sudoh K, Moses C, Arendt EA, Carlson CS. The effects of estrogen on material and mechanical properties of the intra- and extra-articular knee structures. Am J Sports Med. 2006; 34(12): 1948-52.

Agel J, Bershadsky B, Arendt EA. Hormonal therapy: ACL and ankle injury. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2006; 38(1): 7-12.

Agel J, Arendt EA, Bershadsky B. Anterior cruciate ligament injury in national collegiate athletic association basketball and soccer: a 13-year review. Am J Sports Med. 2005; 33(4): 524-30.

Arendt EA, Agel J, Heikes C, Griffiths H.  Stress injuries to bone in college athletes: A retrospective review of experience at a single institutionAm J Sports Med. 31: 959-968, 2003.

Arendt EA, Agel J, Dick R. Anterior cruciate ligament injury patterns among collegiate men and women. J Athl Train. 1999; 34(2): 86-92.

Arendt EA, Griffiths HJ. The use of MR imaging in the assessment and clinical management of stress reactions of bone in high-performance athletes. Clin Sports Med. 1997; 16(2): 291-306.

Arendt EA, Dick R. Knee injury patterns among men and women in collegiate basketball and soccer: NCAA data and review of literatureAm J Sports Med. 23(6): 694-701, 1995.


Lutul D. Farrow, MD
Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon, The Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Cleveland, Ohio

Lutul D. Farrow, MD is a Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon in The Cleveland Clinic Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute in Cleveland, Ohio. He is also an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. Dr. Farrow is a member of Cleveland Clinic Sports Health and currently serves as the Program Director for the Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. Dr. Farrow completed his collegiate studies at Baldwin Wallace University where he was a Team Captain and Academic All-American for the Yellow Jacket football program. Dr. Farrow went on to earn his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals of Cleveland Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He completed his Fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Farrow is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Farrow also holds Subspecialty Certification in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He specializes in the evaluation and management of conditions affecting the knee and shoulder in athletes and active individuals, with a special emphasis on complex reconstruction of the knee joint. Dr. Farrow also has special interest in conditions affecting the patellofemoral joint.

Dr. Farrow has extensive experience in the care of athletes at all levels of competition ranging from recreational sports to Professional athletics. Since beginning practice, Dr. Farrow has served as a Team Physician for The NFL Cleveland Browns, The University of Arizona Wildcat and Pima Community College Aztecs athletic programs, the Tucson Rodeo, and both the MLB Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies during their spring training in Tucson. Currently, Dr. Farrow serves as the Head Orthopaedic Consultant for Baldwin Wallace University and Head Team Physician at Brunswick High School. Dr. Farrow’s research interests include the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee and elbow, healthcare disparities in sports medicine, and outcomes research. He has authored multiple book chapters in orthopaedic sports medicine textbooks and over twenty manuscripts in peer-reviewed orthopaedic surgery journals. Dr. Farrow has also participated as a visiting lecturer and presented his research both nationally and internationally. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and is a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, the American Orthopaedic Association, and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Farrow enjoys spending time with his wife, Tenisha, and their three sons. He is an avid distance runner and enjoys golfing.

Selected Published Work

Silver AG, Kaar SG, Grisell MK, Reagan JM, Farrow LD. Comparison Between Rigid and Flexible Systems for Drilling the Femoral Tunnel Through an Anteromedial Portal in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2010; 26(6): 790-795.

Farrow LD, Liu RW. Lateral Anatomic Structures at Risk During Transepiphyseal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. J Knee Surg. 2010; 23(4): 209-213.

Wu EW, Chen MR, Cooperman DR, Victoroff BN, Goodfellow DB, Farrow LD. No correlation of height or gender with anterior cruciate ligament footprint size. J Knee Surg. 2011; 24(1): 39-43.

Wallace M, Bedi A, Lesniak BP, Farrow LD, Ajibade D, Israel HA, Kaar SG. What effect does anterior cruciate ligament tibial guide orientation have on tibial tunnel length? Arthroscopy. 2011; 27(6): 803-808.

Azzam MG, Lenarz CJ, Kaar SG, Farrow LD, Israel HA, Kieffer DA. Inter and intraobserver reliability of the clock face representation as used to describe the femoral intercondylar notch. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011; 19(8): 1265-1270.

Farrow LD, Mahoney AJ, Stefancin JJ, Taljanovic M, Sheppard JE, Schickendantz MS. Quantitative analysis of the medial ulnar collateral ligament ulnar footprint and its relationship to the ulnar sublime tubercle. Am J Sports Med. 2011; 39(9): 1936-1941.

Askam BM, Horton SD, DeSilva GL, Farrow LD. Management of carpometacarpal dislocations in an intercollegiate football athlete. Int J Athl Ther Train. 2011; 16(5): 14-17.

Walton DM, Liu RW, Farrow LD, Thompson GH. Proximal tibial rotational osteotomy for torsion of the tibia: a review of 43 cases. J Child Orthop. 2012; 6(1): 81-85.

Crawford B, Zehnder S, Cutuk A, Farrow LD, Kaar SG. Arthroscopic evaluation of knee lateral compartment widening after lateral ligamentous injury. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013; 21(7): 1534-1539.

Farrow LD, Mahoney AP, Sheppard JE, Schickendantz MS, Taljanovic MS. Ultrasound assessment of the medial ulnar collateral ligament distal ulnar attachment. J Ultrasound in Medicine. 2014; 33(8): 1485-1490.

Farrow LD, Alentado VJ, Abdelnabi Z, Liu RW, Gilmore A. The relationship of the medial patellofemoral ligament attachment to the distal femoral physis. Am J Sports Medicine. 2014; 42(9): 2214-2218.

Farrow LD, Lenehan EA, Payne WB, Askam BM, Grana WA. Long-term outcomes following allograft reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. Am J Orthop. 2015; 44(5): 217-222.

Morris PM, Francois AG, Marcus RE, Farrow LD. The effect of peroneus brevis tendon anatomy on stability of fractures at the fifth metatarsal base. Foot Ankle Int. 2015; 36(5): 579-584.

Farrow LD, Morris PM, Huston KL, Hall ET, Kaar SG. A simple radiographic sign of vertical femoral tunnel placement during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Knee Surg. 2015; 28(5): 428-431.

Ebersol GM, Eckerle P, Farrow LD, Cutuk A, Bledsoe G, Kaar SG. Anterior cruciate ligament graft isometry is affected by the orientation of the femoral tunnel. J Knee Surg. 2016; 29(3): 260-266.

Oak SR, Jones M, Strnad GJ, Bena J, Farrow LD, Spindler KS. Responsiveness comparison of the EQ-5D, PROMIS Global Health, and VR-12 questionnaires knee arthroscopy. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016.

Rowan FA, Marshall T, Gombosh MR, Farrow LD. Utilization of osseous landmarks for anatomic anterior cruciate ligament femoral tunnel placement. J Knee Surg. 2016. In Press.

Nguyen C, Gilmore A, Farrow LD, Liu RW. Safe drilling paths in the distal femoral epiphysis for pediatric medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Medicine. 2016.

Stegmeier N, Oak S, O’Rourke C, Strnad G, Spindler KP, Jones M, Farrow LD, Andrish J, Saluan P. No clinical significant difference between adult and pediatric IKDC subjective knee evaluation scores in adults. Sports Health. 2017.

Hooper P, Malcolm T, Silko C, Farrow LD. Management of posterior cruciate ligament tibial avulsion injuries: A systematic review. Am J Sports Medicine. 2017. In Press.

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