June Featured Editorial Board Members

Michael E. Hantes
Michael E. Hantes, MD, PhD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Thessaly
Larissa, Greece

Michael E. Hantes, MD, PhD, is a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Thessaly, Larissa, GREECE. Clinical practice and research of Professor Hantes focuses on knee, shoulder, and ankle. He was (2012-2014) President of the Greek (Hellenic) Arthroscopic Association and Sports Medicine. For more than 20 years, Dr. Hantes has been an active member in the ESSKA, (European Society for Sports, Traumatology Knee and Arthroscopy) where he served as, treasurer (2014-2018), and he is the current ESSKA General Secretary. Professor Hantes is the team physician for the National Greek Volleyball team.

Dr. Hantes completed his medical degree at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1990. He trained in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Ioannina University hospital followed by fellowship training, in Sports Medicine and Knee Arthroscopy with Professor Hans Pässler (ATOS Klinik Center for Knee, Foot Surgery and Arhroscopy, Heidelberg- Germany) and Upper Extremity and Knee Arthroscopy with James Chow (Orthopaedic Center of Mount Vernon IL, USA). In 2008 he was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University of Thessaly.

Dr Hantes received the Resident/Fellow Essay Award in 2002 from the AANA (Arthroscopy Association of North America). He has been selected for the ESSKA – APKASS (Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society) travelling fellowship in 2006 as well as the godfather for the 2018 ESSKA – APKASS travelling fellowship.

Professor Hantes is the founder of the Larisa Arthroscopy & Minimally Invasive Center (LAMILC) http://www.ortho-uth.org/lamilc/ and organizes seminars in Athroscopic Surgery with the aim of educating young physicians in the field of arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine on a regular basis.

He is member of many scientific societies and except AJSM is an editorial board member of KSSTA (Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy) and Associate editor of JBJS Case Connector.

Dr Hantes lives in Larissa, GREECE with his wife Erica and his two children Ilias and Artemis.

Selected Published Work

Arthroscopic Single-Row Versus Double-Row Suture Bridge Technique for Rotator Cuff Tears in Patients Younger Than 55 Years: A Prospective Comparative Study. Hantes ME, Ono Y, Raoulis VA, Doxariotis N, Venouziou A, Zibis A, Vlychou M. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jan;46(1):116-121

Effect of fatigue on tibial rotation after single- and double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a 3-dimensional kinematic and kinetic matched-group analysis. Hantes ME, Tsarouhas A, Giakas G, Spiropoulos G, Sideris V, Christel P, Malizos KN. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Sep;40(9):2045-51.

Evaluation of the bone bridge between the bone tunnels after anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a multidetector computed tomography study.  Hantes ME, Liantsis AK, Basdekis GK, Karantanas AH, Christel P, Malizos KN. Am J Sports Med. 2010 Aug;38(8):1618-25

Arthroscopic repair for chronic anterior shoulder instability: a comparative study between patients with Bankart lesions and patients with combined Bankart and superior labral anterior posterior lesions.  Hantes ME, Venouziou AI, Liantsis AK, Dailiana ZH, Malizos KN. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Jun;37(6):1093-8.

Arthroscopic Single-Row Versus Double-Row Suture Bridge Technique for Rotator Cuff Tears in Patients Younger Than 55 Years: A Prospective Comparative Study.Hantes ME, Ono Y, Raoulis VA, Doxariotis N, Venouziou A, Zibis A, Vlychou M. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jan;46(1):116-121

Effect of fatigue on tibial rotation after single- and double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a 3-dimensional kinematic and kinetic matched-group analysis. Hantes ME, Tsarouhas A, Giakas G, Spiropoulos G, Sideris V, Christel P, Malizos KN. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Sep;40(9):2045-51.

Evaluation of the bone bridge between the bone tunnels after anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a multidetector computed tomography study.  Hantes ME, Liantsis AK, Basdekis GK, Karantanas AH, Christel P, Malizos KN. Am J Sports Med. 2010 Aug;38(8):1618-25

Arthroscopic repair for chronic anterior shoulder instability: a comparative study between patients with Bankart lesions and patients with combined Bankart and superior labral anterior posterior lesions.  Hantes ME, Venouziou AI, Liantsis AK, Dailiana ZH, Malizos KN. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Jun;37(6):1093-8.

Satisfactory functional and radiological outcomes can be expected in young patients under 45 years old after open wedge high tibial osteotomy in a long-term follow-up.Hantes ME, Natsaridis P, Koutalos AA, Ono Y, Doxariotis N, Malizos KN. Knee Surge Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017 Nov 30. doi: 10.1007/s00167-017-4816-z. [Epub ahead of print]

Management of septic arthritis after arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using a standard surgical protocol. Hantes ME, Raoulis VA, Doxariotis N, Drakos A, Karachalios T, Malizos KN. Knee. 2017 Jun;24(3):588-593.

Articular cartilage status 2 years after arthroscopic ACL reconstruction in patients with or without concomitant meniscal surgery: evaluation with 3.0T MR imaging.Michalitsis S, Hantes M, Thriskos P, Tsezou A, Malizos KN, Fezoulidis I, Vlychou M. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017 Feb;25(2):437-444

Dynamic Effect of Quadriceps Muscle Activation on Anterior Tibial Translation After Single-Bundle and Double-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.Tsarouhas A, Giakas G, Malizos KN, Spiropoulos G, Sideris V, Koutedakis Y, Hantes ME. Athroscopy. 2015 Jul;31(7):1303-9.

Meniscal and articular cartilage lesions in the anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knee: correlation between time from injury and knee scores. Mihalitsis S, Vlychou M, Malizos KN, Thriskos P, Hantes ME. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Jan;23(1):232-9

Tourniquet use does not affect rehabilitation, return to activities, and muscle damage after arthroscopic meniscectomy: a prospective randomized clinical study.  Tsarouhas A, Hantes ME, Tsougias G, Dailiana Z, Malizos KN.  Arthroscopy. 2012 Dec;28(12):1812-8.

Repair of an anteroinferior glenoid defect by the latarjet procedure: quantitative assessment of the repair by computed tomography.  Hantes ME, Venouziou A, Bargiotas KA, Metafratzi Z, Karantanas A, Malizos KN.  Arthroscopy. 2010 Aug;26(8):1021-6

Differences in graft orientation using the transtibial and anteromedial portal technique in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a magnetic resonance imaging study.  Hantes ME, Zachos VC, Liantsis A, Venouziou A, Karantanas AH, Malizos KN.  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2009 Aug;17(8):880-6

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Woo
Savio L-Y. Woo, Ph.D., D.Sc. (Hon), D. Eng. (Hon)
Department of Bioengineering
Swanson School of Engineering
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Savio L-Y. Woo is a Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering and the Founder and Director of the Musculoskeletal Research Center (MSRC), a diverse multidisciplinary center for research and education in the Department of Orthopaedic Sugery (1990-2004) and Department Bioengineering (2004-present) at the University of Pittsburgh.

He moved to the University of Pittsburgh in 1990 after spending 20 years at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) as a Professor of Surgery and Bioengineering.

Dr. Woo received his Ph.D. degree (1971) from the University of Washington. In 1999, he also received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the California State University System; and in 2008, an honorary Doctor of Engineering degree from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Dr. Woo is a pioneer in orthopaedic sports medicine. He is renowned for his 50 years of translational research in healing, repair and regeneration of tissues. His work has significantly impacted the management of ligament and tendon injuries. His concept of “Controlled Motion is Good” has led to clinical paradigm shifts from surgery to functional treatment to improve patient outcome.

Dr. Woo has educated over 500 orthopaedic surgeons, post-doctoral sports medicine fellows and bioengineering students from 31 countries. He has also successfully mentored 37 junior faculty members. Together with his team, they have authored 308 original refereed journal papers, 157 book chapters and review articles as well as edited 12 books.

Their current research efforts are on: 1) the measurement of the forces in the ligament and tendon and their contribution to joint function using robotics technology together with biplanar fluoroscopy in order to translate the quantitative and scientific based data to improve ACL reconstruction procedures as well as for injury prevention; and 2) using a novel functional tissue engineering (FTE) approach that includes cellular and molecular responses to mechanical stimuli to improve tissue healing and the use of biodegradable magnesium (Mg) and Mg alloys for ACL regeneration, and so on.

As a leader in the Bioengineering and Orthopaedic communities, Dr. Woo has served as Chair of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)’s Bioengineering Division (BED) and the World Council for Biomechanics (WCB); as President for the Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), the American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), and the International Society for Fracture Repair (ISFR). He has also founded the International Symposium on Ligaments and Tendons (ISL&T) and World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers (WACBE).

Many professional societies have bestowed Dr. Woo their highest honors: the Kappa Delta Award (AAOS/ORS in 1983 and 1986), the Herbert R. Lissner Medal (ASME), the O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award (AOSSM in 1990 and 1997), the Giovanni Borelli Award (ASB), the Muybridge Medal (International Society of Biomechanics), the IEEE Gold Medal for Innovation in Healthcare Technology, the Centenary Professor of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities in Scotland (2002), and Godfather of the Herodicus Society (2005).

Dr. Woo has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (1991), the National Academy of Engineering (1994), and the Academia Sinica (1996), only one of four persons who have gained all three of these honors. In 1998, he received the Olympic Prize for Sports Science from the International Olympic Committee and the first Olympic Gold Medal at the Nagano Games in Japan.

The ISL&T honors him with the Savio L-Y. Woo Young Researcher Award; the WACBE honors him with the Savio L-Y. Woo Distinguished Lectureship; and the ASME honored him with the establishment of the Savio L-Y. Woo Translational Biomechanics Medal.

Selected Published Work

Frank, C.B., Woo, S.L-Y., Amiel, D., Harwood, F.L., Gomez, M.A., and Akeson, W.H.: Medial Collateral Ligament Healing: A Multidisciplinary Assessment in Rabbits. (AOSSM 1983 Excellence – Basic Science). Am. J. of Sports Medicine, 11:379-389, 1983.

Gelberman, R.H., Manske, P.R., Akeson, W.H., Woo, S.L-Y., Lundborg, G. and Amiel, D.: Flexor Tendon Repair. (AAOS/ORS 1986 Elizabeth Winston Lanier Kappa Delta Award Paper for Outstanding Orthopaedic Research). J. of Orthopaedic Research, 4:119 128, 1986.

Woo, S.L-Y., Inoue, M., McGurk-Burleson, E., and Gomez, M.A.: Treatment of Medial Collateral Ligament Injury: II. Structure and Function of Canine Knees in Response to Differing Treatment Regimens. (AOSSM 1986 Excellence in Research Award – Sports Science). Am. J. of Sports Medicine, 15:22-29, 1987.

Schmidt, C.C., Georgescu, H.I., Kwoh, C.K., Blomstrom, G.L., Engle, C.P. Evans, C.H., and Woo, S.L-Y.: The Effect of Growth Factors on the Proliferation of Medial Collateral and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Fibroblasts. J. of Orthopaedic Research, 13:184-190, 1995.

Hildebrand, K.A., Woo, S.L-Y., Smith, D.W., Allen, C.R., Deie, M., Taylor, B.J., and Schmidt, C.C.: The Effects of PDGF-BB on Healing of the Rabbit Medial Collateral Ligament: An In Vivo Study. (AOSSM 1997 O’Donoghue Sports Injury Research Award). Am. J. of Sports Medicine, 26:549-554, 1998.

Woo, S.L.-Y., Takakura, Y., Liang, R., Jia, F., Moon, D.K.: Treatment with Bioscaffold Enhances Fibril Morphology and the Collagen Composition of Healing Medial Collateral Ligament in Rabbits. Tissue Engineering, 12:159-166, 2006.

Woo, S.L-Y., Hollis, J.M., Adams, D.J., Lyon, R.M., and Takai, S.: Tensile Properties of the Human Femur-Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Tibia Complex: The Effects of Specimen Age and Orientation. (AOSSM 1990 Excellence in Research Award Paper – Clinical Science). Am. J. of Sports Medicine, 19:217-225, 1991.

Woo, S.L-Y., Johnson, G.A., and Smith, B.A.: Mathematical Modeling of Ligaments and Tendons. J. of Biomechanical Engineering, 115:468-473, 1993.

WooS.L-Y., Fox, R.J., Sakane, M., Livesay, G.A., Rudy, T .W ., and Fu, F .H.: Biomechanics of the ACL: Measurements of In Situ Force in the ACL and Knee Kinematics. Knee, 5:267-288, 1998.

Harner, C.D., Xerogeanes, J.W., Livesay, G.A., Carlin, G.J., Smith, B.A., Kusayama, T., Kashiwaguchi, S., and Woo, S.L-Y.: The Human Posterior Cruciate Ligament: An Interdisciplinary Study. (AOSSM Young Investigator Award for Excellence in Research). Am. J. Sports Medicine, 23:736-745, 1995.

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