Alan Getgood, MPhil, MD, FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedic Sport Medicine Fellowship Director
Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
London, Ontario, Canada
Dr. Al Getgood is an orthopaedic surgeon and clinician scientist specialising in complex knee reconstruction. He completed his primary medical degree at the University of Edinburgh followed by orthopaedic residency and a research Doctorate (MD) at the University of Cambridge. His fellowship training included time in London (Ontario), Banff (Alberta) and Coventry (UK). In September 2012 he moved to Canada to work at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, University of Western Ontario.
Dr. Getgood’s clinical practice focuses on complex soft tissue reconstruction of the knee. He has been successful in securing over 3 million dollars in peer reviewed and industry funded grants to build his pre-clinical and clinical research program focusing on joint preservation. Particular achievements include being awarded the ISAKOS/OREF multicentre research grant in 2014, the Ontario Early Researcher Award in 2016 and most recently the Albert Trillat Young Investigator award at ISAKOS 2017. He was also a AOSSM/APKASS Traveling Fellow in April 2017.
Dr. Getgood has authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters. He has given over 100 national and international conference presentations, lectures and demonstrations. Aside from siting on the AJSM electronic media Editorial Board, he is a General Board Member of the ICRS, is Deputy Chair of the Sports Medicine committee of ISAKOS and sits on the Education committee of AOSSM. Dr. Getgood is also a founding member of the International Meniscus Reconstruction Forum (IMReF), and a member of the ACL study group and ESSKA.
Selected Published Work
Lording T, Corbo G, Bryant D, Burkhart TA, Getgood A. Rotational Laxity Control by the Anterolateral Ligament and the Lateral Meniscus Is Dependent on Knee Flexion Angle: A Cadaveric Biomechanical Study. Clinical orthopaedics and related research. 2017.
Getgood A, Dhollander A, Malone A, Price J, Helliwell J. Pharmacokinetic Profile of Intra-articular Fluticasone Propionate Microparticles in Beagle Dog Knees. Cartilage. 2017:1947603517723687.
Geeslin AG, Moatshe G, Chahla J, Getgood A, et al. Anterolateral Knee Extra-articular Stabilizers: A Robotic Study Comparing Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction and Modified Lemaire Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis. The American journal of sports medicine. 2017:363546517745268.
Dhollander A, Malone A, Price J, Getgood A. Determination of knee cartilage volume and surface area in beagle dogs: a pilot study. Journal of experimental orthopaedics. 2017;4(1):35.
Corbo G, Norris M, Getgood A, Burkhart TA. The infra-meniscal fibers of the anterolateral ligament are stronger and stiffer than the supra-meniscal fibers despite similar histological characteristics. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2017.
Kolaczek S, Hewison C, Caterine S, Ragbar MX, Getgood A, Gordon KD. Analysis of 3D strain in the human medial meniscus. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials. 2016;63:470-475.
Getgood A, LaPrade RF, Verdonk P, et al. International Meniscus Reconstruction Experts Forum (IMREF) 2015 Consensus Statement on the Practice of Meniscal Allograft Transplantation. The American journal of sports medicine. 2016.
Van der Watt L, Khan M, Rothrauff BB, Getgood A, et al. The structure and function of the anterolateral ligament of the knee: a systematic review. Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association. 2015;31(3):569-582.e563.
Spencer L, Burkhart TA, Tran MN, Getgood A, et al. Biomechanical Analysis of Simulated Clinical Testing and Reconstruction of the Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee. The American journal of sports medicine. 2015;43(9):2189-2197.
Rezansoff AJ, Caterine S, Spencer L, Tran MN, Litchfield RB, Getgood AM. Radiographic landmarks for surgical reconstruction of the anterolateral ligament of the knee. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2015;23(11):3196-3201.
Kempshall PJ, Parkinson B, Thomas M, Getgood A, et al. Outcome of meniscal allograft transplantation related to articular cartilage status: advanced chondral damage should not be a contraindication. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2015;23(1):280-289.
Hewison CE, Tran MN, Kaniki N, Remtulla A, Bryant D, Getgood AM. Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis Reduces Rotational Laxity When Combined With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association. 2015;31(10):2022-2034.
Getgood A, Gelber J, Gortz S, De Young A, Bugbee W. Combined osteochondral allograft and meniscal allograft transplantation: a survivorship analysis. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2015;23(4):946-953.
Caterine S, Litchfield R, Johnson M, Chronik B, Getgood A. A cadaveric study of the anterolateral ligament: re-introducing the lateral capsular ligament. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2015;23(11):3186-3195.
Saithna A, Kundra R, Getgood A, Spalding T. Opening wedge distal femoral varus osteotomy for lateral compartment osteoarthritis in the valgus knee. The Knee. 2014;21(1):172-175.
Robb C, Kempshall P, Getgood A, et al. Meniscal integrity predicts laxity of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2014.
Power J, Hernandez P, Guehring H, Getgood A, Henson F. Intra-articular injection of rhFGF-18 improves the healing in microfracture treated chondral defects in an ovine model. Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society. 2014;32(5):669-676.
Norman DG, Getgood A, Thornby J, et al. Quantitative topographic anatomy of the femoral ACL footprint: a micro-CT analysis. Medical & biological engineering & computing. 2014;52(11):985-995.
Getgood A, Collins B, Slynarski K, et al. Short-term safety and efficacy of a novel high tibial osteotomy system: a case controlled study. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2013;21(1):260-269.
Collins B, Getgood A, Alomar AZ, et al. A case series of lateral opening wedge high tibial osteotomy for valgus malalignment. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2013;21(1):152-160.
Getgood A, Henson F, Skelton C, et al. The Augmentation of a Collagen/Glycosaminoglycan Biphasic Osteochondral Scaffold with Platelet-Rich Plasma and Concentrated Bone Marrow Aspirate for Osteochondral Defect Repair in Sheep: A Pilot Study. Cartilage. 2012;3(4):351-363.
Getgood A, Henson F, Brooks R, Fortier LA, Rushton N. Platelet-rich plasma activation in combination with biphasic osteochondral scaffolds-conditions for maximal growth factor production. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2011;19(11):1942-1947.