September Featured Editorial Board Members

Julian A. Feller, FRACS
Orthopaedic Surgeon, OrthoSport Victoria
Melbourne, Australia

Julian Feller is a knee surgeon and practices as part of OrthoSport Victoria, based at Epworth Richmond in Melbourne, Australia. His practice involves the management of all conditions of the knee, including sports injuries and degenerative conditions. He has a long involvement with professional athletes in many sports, but particularly Australian Rules Football.

Julian has a long involvement in clinical research and has more than 150 book chapter and peer review journal publications. His research interests are anterior cruciate ligament injuries and patellar instability, as well as knee replacement and osteotomies.

Julian is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Allied Health at La Trobe University, where he has collaborated for many years with Dr. Kate Webster, and a Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine at Deakin University.

He serves on the editorial boards of AJSM, OJSM and KSSTA, and is a regular reviewer for several other journals. He has previously been on the editorial board of Arthroscopy.

Julian is the past president of the international ACL Study Group and of the Australian Knee Society, and a past chairman of the Knee Committee of ISAKOS. He is the immediate past Program Chair for ISAKOS and a current Board Member.

Selected Published Work

Feller JA, Feagin JA, Garrett WE. (1993) The medial patellofemoral revisited: an anatomical analysis. Knee Surg, Sports Traumatol, Arthroscopy. 1: 184-186.

Feller JA, Webster KE. (2003) A randomized comparison of patellar tendon and hamstring anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 31(4): 564-573.

Feller JA, Amis AA, Andrish JT, Arendt EA, Erasmus PJ, Powers CM. (2007) Surgical biomechanics of the patellofemoral joint. 23: 542-553.

Webster KE, Feller JA, Lambros C. (2008) Development and preliminary validation of a scale to measure the psychological impact of returning to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery. Physical Therapy in Sport. 9(1): 9-15.

Ardern CL, Webster KE, Taylor NF, Feller JA. (2011) Return to the pre-injury level of competitive sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery: Two-thirds of patients have not returned by 12 months following surgery. Am J Sports Med. 39:538-43.

Ardern CL, Taylor NF, Feller JA, Webster KE. (2012) Return-to-sport outcomes at 2 to 7 years after ACL reconstruction surgery. Am J Sports Med. 40: 41-48.

Webster KE, Feller JA, Leigh WB, Richmond AK. (2014) Younger patients are at increased risk for graft rupture and contralateral Injury after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 42(3): 641-7.

Feller JA. (2015) Recurrent patellar instability: assessment and decision-making. Op Tech Sports Med. 23 (2): 68-76.

Webster KE, Feller JA, Hartnett N, Leigh WB, Richmond AK. (2016) Comparison of Patellar Tendon and Hamstring Tendon Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A 15-Year Follow-up of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Sports Med. 44(1): 83-90.

Webster KE, Feller JA. (2016) Exploring the high re-injury rate in younger patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 44(11): 2827-32.


Xinning Li, MD
Associate Professor, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine – Boston Medical Center
Team Physician, Boston University Athletics
Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Xinning (Tiger) Li, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine and Team Physician for Boston University Athletics, has a strong clinical interest in both Sports Medicine and Shoulder & Elbow surgery. He is the Co-Director of the Boston University Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Li completed his first fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, a world-renowned sports medicine fellowship program. During his fellowship, Dr. Li worked with many experts in the field of sports medicine and served as the assistant team physician for the New York Mets professional baseball team. After his sports medicine fellowship, Dr. Li completed a second fellowship in Shoulder & Elbow surgery at the Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women’s Hospital).  During this time, Dr. Li spent additional time travelling to France to work closely with two world-renowned shoulder surgeons, Dr. Lafosse (Annecy) and Dr. Walch (Lyon) to further advance his training in complex arthroscopic shoulder surgeries and open shoulder reconstruction.

Dr. Li graduated summa cum laude from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC and earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA.  He went on to complete a six-year academic Orthopaedic Surgery residency program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA.  In addition to the five-year clinical residency, Dr. Li also completed an additional year of orthopaedic surgery research fellowship in Tissue Engineering. His efforts in the laboratory has led to the development of a novel synthetic bone graft substitute for healing of segmental bone defects and was the recipient of the prestigious Resident Clinician Scientist training grant from the OREF to continue his research endeavors.  In addition to his research accomplishments, Dr. Li was selected to the AOA Resident Leadership Forum and earned membership into the AOA Emerging Leaders program during his residency.

In 2015, the AOA selected Dr. Li as one of five Orthopaedic surgeons in the United States and Canada for the North American Traveling Fellowship (NATF). Considered to be one of the highest honors in academic orthopaedics, the NATF traveling fellowship is awarded every two years to orthopaedic surgeons who have shown outstanding clinical, educational, and research accomplishments.

Dr. Li has a strong interest in research and believes that it is through research that advances in the field of orthopaedic surgery and patient care is made possible.  His research interests include tissue engineering, ligament reconstruction, rotator cuff repair outcomes, database outcomes, multi-centered studies, and shoulder arthroplasty. Dr. Li has presented research at international, national, and regional orthopedic meetings numerous times.  In addition, he has received multiple research awards and has contributed over 200 peer-reviewed publications, editorials, book chapters, podium/poster presentations and accepted abstracts to the field of orthopaedics.  His research has been published in many of the leading journals in orthopaedic surgery, including The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.

Dr. Li currently sits on the editorial board of several major orthopaedic journals and is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).  Additionally, Dr. Li is a member of the Electronic Media Editorial Board for AJSM, serves on the 2017 AAOS Clinical Practice Guideline Committee for the management of rotator cuff tears, and review research grants for both the OREF and HSQR/AHRQ.

Selected Published Work

Orvets N, Parisien R, Chung JS, Murakami A, Eichinger JK, Li X. Acute versus delayed MRI imaging and associated pathology in traumatic anterior shoulder dislocations. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM). In Press.

Li X, Veltre DR, Cusano A, Yi P, Sing D, Gagnier J, Eichinger JK, Jawa A, Bedi A. Insurance status affects postoperative morbidity and complication rate after shoulder arthroplasty. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2017 Aug;26(8):1423-31.

Lowe JT, Testa EJ, Li X, Miller S, DeAngelis JP, Jawa A.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging is comparable to computed tomography for determination of glenoid version but does not accurately distinguish between Walch B2 and C classifications.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2017 Apr;26(4):669-73.

Lowe JT, Li X, Fasulo SM, Testa EJ, Jawa A. Patient recall worse peroperative pain after shoulder arthroplasty than originally reported: a study of recall accuracy using the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon scores.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2017 Mar;26(3):506-11.

Galvin JW, Parada SA, Li X, Eichinger JK.  Critical findings of Magnetic Resonance arthrograms in posterior shoulder instability compared to an age-matched controlled cohort. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016 Dec;44(12):3222-3229.

Li X, Cusano A, Eichinger JK. Eden-Hybinette and Pectoralis Major transfer for recurrent shoulder instability due to failed Latarjet and chronic subscapularis rupture. Orthopedics. 2016 Oct 13;1-6.

Parisien R, Yi PH, Li X, Jawa A. Risk of nerve injury during anatomical or reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: An intraoperative nerve monitoring study.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2016 Jul;25(7): 1122-7.

Saper D, Lybrand K, Creevy WR, Li X.  Using a posterior compartment fasciotomy and paratenon closure in acute Achilles tendon repair. Orthopedics. 2016 July 1;39(4): e790-3.

Dashe J, Parisien RL, Cusano A, Curry EJ, Bedi A, Li X. Allograft tissue irradiation and failure rate after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A systematic review.  World Journal of Orthopedics. 2016 June 18;7(6): 392-400.

Eichinger JK, Galvin JW, Grassbaugh JA, Parada SA, Li X.  Glenoid Dysplasia: Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – Current Concepts. 2016 June;98(11): 958-68.

Eichinger JK, Miller LR, Hartshorn T, Li X, Warner JP, Higgins LD.  Evaluation of satisfaction and durability after hemiarthroplasty and total shoulder athroplasty in a cohort of patients aged 50 years of younger: an analysis of discordance of patient satisfaction and implant survival.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2016 May;25(5): 772-80.

Saper D, Capiro N, Ma R, Li X. Management of Propionibacterium acnes infection after shoulder surgery.  Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. 2015 Mar;8(1): 67-74.

Li X, Eichinger JK, Hartshorn T, Zhou H, Mazkin E, Warner JP.  Patient positioning for arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery: A comprehensive analysis of lateral decubitus versus beach chair.  Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). 2015 Jan;23(1): 18-28.

Li X, Kenter K, Newman A, O’Brien SJ. Allergic-Hypersensitivity reactions and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome I in Orthopedic Patients.  Orthopedics. 2014 March;37(3): 1-7.

Li X, Ma R, Bedi A, Dines DM, Altchek DW, Dines JS.  Management of Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries. (Current Concepts Review).  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American. 2014 Jan 1;96(1): 73-84.

Li X, Ma R, Nielsen NM, Gulotta LV, Dines JS, Owens BD.  Management of shoulder instability in the skeletally immature patient.  Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2013 Sept.;21(9): 529-37.

Abbot AE, Li X, Busconi BD. Arthroscopic treatment of concomitant superior labral anterior posterior (SLAP) lesions and rotator cuff tears in patients over the age of 45 yearsAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine.  2009 Jul;37(7): 1358-62.

Li X, Killie H, Guerrero P, Busconi BD. Anatomic reconstruction of chronic lateral ankle instability in the High-Demand Athlete: Functional outcomes after the modified brostrom repair using suture anchorsAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine.  2009 Mar;37(3): 488-94.

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