March Featured Editorial Board Members

Carey headshot
James L. Carey, M.D., M.P.H.
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


James L. Carey, MD, MPH is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  He is also the Director of the Penn Center for Advanced Cartilage Repair and Osteochondritis Dissecans Treatment.

Dr. Carey majored in Biomedical Engineering and Electrical Engineering at Duke University.  He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.  Subsequently, he completed a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  He graduated from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a Master of Public Health.

Dr. Carey has served as Associate Editor for Epidemiology and Statistics for the American Journal of Sports Medicine since 2014.  In this role, he works collaboratively with the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Board.  He has primary responsibility for epidemiological manuscripts assigned by the Editor-in-Chief, including the management, review, selection, and editing of articles subject to the approval of the Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor.

From January 2016 until January 2018, Dr. Carey served his two-year term as President of the Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee (ROCK) group, which includes about three dozen orthopaedic surgeons and scientists at centers across the United States, Canada, Germany, Sweden, Japan, and Singapore.  He has edited a text on osteochondritis dissecans.  He is honored to have served on the workgroups that formulated the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Clinical Practice Guidelines that guide the treatment of two conditions – osteochondritis dissecans and anterior cruciate ligament injury.

Dr. Carey serves as a Team Physician for the University of Pennsylvania.  His clinical expertise includes the evaluation and treatment of all sports medicine injuries.  He especially focuses on arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery.  His primary research interests include anterior cruciate ligament injuries and cartilage repair.

Selected Published Work

Carey JL, Huffman GR, Parekh SG, Sennett BJ.  Outcomes of anterior cruciate ligament injuries to running backs and wide receivers in the National Football League.  Am J Sports Med. 2006;34:1911-7.

Magnussen RA, Dunn WR, Carey JL, Spindler KP.  Treatment of focal articular cartilage defects in the knee: a systematic review.  Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2008;466:952-62.

Magnussen RA, Carey JL, Spindler KP. Does operative fixation of an osteochondritis dissecans loose body result in healing and long-term maintenance of knee function?  Am J Sports Med. 2009;37:754-9.

Carey JL, Dunn WR, Dahm DL, Zeger SL, Spindler KP.  A systematic review of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with autograft compared with allograft.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009;91:2242-50.

Chambers HG, Shea KG, Anderson AF, Brunelle TJ, Carey JL, Ganley TJ, Paterno M, Sanders JO, Watters WC, Goldberg MJ, Keith MW, Turkelson CM, Wies JL, Raymond L, Boyer KM, Hitchcock K, Sluka P, Boone C, Patel N.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons clinical practice guideline on: The diagnosis and treatment of osteochondritis dissecans.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012;94:1322-4.

Grimm NL, Tisano B, Carey JL.  Three osteochondritis dissecans lesions in one knee: a case report.  Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013;471:1186-90.

The MARS Group (including 99 other authors and Carey JL as last author).  Osteoarthritis classification scales: interobserver reliability and arthroscopic correlation.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014;96:1145-51.

Shea KG, Carey JL, Richmond J, Sandmeier R, Pitts RT, Polousky JD, Chu C, Shultz SJ, Ellen M, Smith A, LaBella CR, Anderson AF, Musahl V, Meyer GD, Jevsevar D, Bozic KJ, Shaffer W, Cummins D, Murray JN, Patel N, Shores P, Woznica A, Martinez Y, Gross L, Sevarino K.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons evidence-based guideline on management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015;97:672-4.

Pfeifer CG, Kinsella SD, Milby AH, Fisher MB, Belkin NS, Mauck RL, Carey JL. Development of a large animal model of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee: a pilot study.  Orthop J Sports Med. 2015;3:232596711570019.

Wall EJ, Polousky JD, Shea KG, Carey JL, Ganley TJ, Grimm NL, Jacobs JC Jr, Edmonds EW, Eismann EA, Anderson AF, Heyworth BE, Lyon R, Research in OsteoChondritis Dissecans of the Knee (ROCK) Study Group.  Novel radiographic feature classification of knee osteochondritis dissecans: a multi center reliability study.  Am J Sports Med. 2015;43:303-9.

Carey JL, Shea KG.  AAOS appropriate use criteria: management of osteochondritis dissecans of the femoral condyle.  J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016;24:e105-11.

Carey JL, Wall EJ, Grimm NL, Ganley TJ, Edmonds EW, Anderson AF, Polousky J, Murnaghan ML, Nissen CW, Weiss J, Lyon RM, Chambers HG, Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee (ROCK) Group.  Novel arthroscopic classification of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee: a multi center reliability study.  Am J Sports Med. 2016;44:1694-8.

Sanders TL, Park A, Obey MR, Johnson NR, Carey JL, Stuart MJ, Krych AJ.  High rate of osteoarthritis after osteochondritis dissecans fragment excision compared with surgical restoration at a mean 16-year follow-up.  Am J Sports Med. 2017;45:1799-1805.

Wall EJ, Milewski MD, Carey JL, Shea KG, Ganley TJ, Polousky JD, Grimm NL, Eismann EA, Jacobs JC, Murnaghan L, Nissen CW, Myer GD, Weiss J, Edmonds EW, Anderson AF, Lyon RM, Heyworth BE, Fabricant PD, Zbojniewicz A.  Research in Osteochondritis of the Knee (ROCK) Group: The reliability of assessing radiographic healing of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee.  Am J Sports Med. 2017;45:1370-5.

Flanigan DC, Carey JL, Brophy RH, Graham WC, DiBartola AC, Hamilton D, Nagaraja HN, Lattermann C.  Interrater and intrarater reliability of arthroscopic measurements of articular cartilage defects in the knee.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017;99:979-88.


Dr Kate Webster
Associate Professor
Community and Clinical Allied Heath
Kate E Webster PhD

Professor, La Trobe University
Melbourne, Australia
Director Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Research Focus Area


Dr Kate Webster is a Professor in the College of Science, Health and Engineering and Director of the Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Research Focus Area at La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia. She obtained a Science degree with Honours from the University of Melbourne and received her PhD in 2000.

Dr Webster’s primary area of research interest is anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction.  Her research as it relates to the ACL falls broadly within three categories: 1) knee biomechanics following ACL reconstruction 2) surgical techniques and outcomes and 3) return to sport issues, with a focus on the psychological impact of returning to sport participation. Her current research is focussed on the high ACL re-injury rates in younger athletes and return to sport criteria. She was the lead developer of the ACL-Return to Sport after Injury scale, which has been translated from English to more than 7 languages with further translations underway. A short version of the scale has also recently been published. She has received several awards for her research including 3 best paper of the year awards from the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Orthopeadic Journal of Sports Medicine and Journal of Orthopaedic Research as well as ten best paper awards from national and international organizations and has over 180 scientific publications. She is a current member of the ACL Study Group and past recipient of their Traveling Scientist Fellowship.

Dr Webster also teaches evidence-based practice to undergraduate Allied Health students. She is committed to providing high quality supervision for research students at all levels to foster their development as independent researchers and has supervised many higher degree research students to completion. She is also a research mentor for an orthopaedic fellowship program where she is extremely grateful to collaborate with surgeons at OrthoSport Victoria. Many of her students have received awards for their research projects including the top university research prizes as well as national sports medicine awards.

Selected published work

Webster KE, Feller JA, Leigh W, Richmond A. Younger patients are at increased risk for graft rupture and contralateral injury after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014, 42(3):641-7.

Webster KE, Feller JA, Hartnett N, Leigh W, Richmond AK. Comparison of patellar tendon and hamstring tendon anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: 15 year follow up of a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2016, 44(1):83-90

Webster KE, Feller JA. Exploring the high re-injury rate in younger patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2016 44(11):2827-2832

Webster KE, Feller JA, Kimp AJ, Whitehead TS. Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Outcomes in Younger Patients: Medial meniscal pathology and high rates of return to sport are associated with third ACL injuries. Am J Sports Med. 2018. 46(5) 1137-1142

Webster KE, Feller JA. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018; 6(4):2325967118763763. doi: 10.1177/2325967118763763

Webster KE, Nagelli CV, Hewett TE, Feller JA. Factors associated with psychological readiness to return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018 Jun;46(7):1545-1550

Webster KE, Hewett TE. A Meta-analysis of Meta-analyses of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Reduction Training Programs. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 2018 Oct;36(10):2696-2708

Webster KE, Feller JA. Return to Level I sports after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Evaluation of age, sex and readiness to return criteria. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2018 Aug 2;6(8):2325967118788045. doi: 10.1177/2325967118788045

Lai CCL, Feller JA, Webster KE. Fifteen-Year Audit of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions in the Australian Football League From 1999 To 2013: Return To Play and Subsequent ACL Injury. American Journal of Sport Medicine. 2018 Dec;46(14):3353-3360

Webster KE, Feller JA, Kimp A, Whitehead TS. Low rates of return to preinjury sport after bilateral anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019 Feb;47(2):334-338

Webster KE, Feller JA. Expectations for return to preinjury sport before and after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019 Jan 16:363546518819454. doi: 10.1177/0363546518819454

McPherson A, Feller JA, Hewett TE, Webster KE. Psychological readiness to return to sport is associated with second ACL injuries. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2019 Feb 12:363546518825258. doi: 10.1177/0363546518825258

Webster KE, Feller JA. A research update on the state of play for return to sport after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology. 2019 Jan 28;20(1):10. doi: 10.1186/s10195-018-0516-9



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s