April Featured Editorial Board Members

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FREDDIE H. FU, MD, D.Sc. (Hon.), D.Ps. (Hon.)
Distinguished Service Professor, University of Pittsburgh
David Silver Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery,
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Head Team Physician, University of Pittsburgh Department of Athletics
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Freddie H. Fu is the David Silver Professor and Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Distinguished Service Professor, University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Fu specializes in Sports Medicine and serves as the Head Team Physician for the University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department.

Dr. Fu graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College in 1974 and received his BMS in 1975 from Dartmouth Medical School. He earned his medical degree in 1977 from the University of Pittsburgh and completed his general surgery internship at Brown University. He returned to Pitt to complete his orthopaedic residency training. Dr. Fu was an AO International Fellow at the Hannover Trauma Center in Germany and an arthroscopic surgery fellow in East Lansing, Michigan.

Dr. Fu’s major research interest lies in anatomic ACL reconstruction, clinical outcomes, and bioengineering of sports-related problems. Dr. Fu is an author of over 675 peer-reviewed articles and has made over 1200 national and international presentations, co-authored 173 books chapters, and edited 32 major orthopaedic textbooks.

Dr. Fu oversees one of the top and most ethnically and gender-diversified orthopaedic residency training programs in the country. For this, he received the 2011 AAOS Diversity Award. He has been honored with over 300 professional awards including the 2014 AAOS Kappa Delta Elizabeth Winston Lanier Award. In July 2016, he was inducted to the AOSSM Hall of Fame.

Selected Published Work

Baratz, M.E., Fu, F.H., Mengato, R.:  Meniscal Tears:  The Effect of Meniscectomy and of Repair on Intra-Articular Contact Areas and Stresses in the Human Knee:  A Preliminary Report.  THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE 14:4, pp. 270-275, 1986.

Rodosky, M., Harner, C., Fu, F.H.:  The Role of the Long Head of the Biceps and Superior Glenoid Labrum in Anterior Stability of the Shoulder, AJSM, Vol. 22, No. 1, p. 121-130, 1994. (#9)

Sakane M, Fox R, Woo S, Livesay G., Li G, and Fu FH, In Situ Forces in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Its Bundles in Response to Anterior Tibial Loads, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 15(2):285-293, 1997.

Lephart S, Pincivero D, Giraldo J, Fu F, The role of proprioception in the management and rehabilitation of athletic injuries, American Journal of Sports Medicine 25(1):130-7, 1997.

Irrgang J, Mackler L, Wainner R, Fu FH, Harner C.   Development of a Patient-Reported Measure of Function of the Knee, J Bone Joint Surg 1998;80A(8):1132-1145.

Huard J, Li Y, Fu F.    Muscle injuries and repair:   Current trends in research.   J Bone Joint Surg May 2002;84A(5):822-832.

Woo S, Kanamori A, Zeminski J, Yagi M, Papageorgiou C, Fu F.   The effectiveness of reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament with hamstrings and patellar tendon.   A cadaveric study comparing anterior tibial and rotational loads.   J Bone Joint Surg June 2002;84A(6):907-914.

Yagi M, Wong E, Kanamori A, Debski R, Fu F, Woo S.   Biomechanical analysis of an anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.   Am J Sports Med Sept. 2002;30(5):660-666.

Lovell M, Collins M, Iverson G, Field M, Maroon J, Cantu R, Podell K, Powell J, Belza M, Fu F.   Recovery from mild concussion in high school athletes.   J Neurosurg Feb 2003;98:296-301.

Loh J, Fukuda Y, Tsuda E, Steadman R, Fu F, Woo S.   Knee stability and graft function following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction:   Comparison between 11 o’clock and 10 o’clock femoral tunnel placement.   2002 Richard O’Connor Award Paper.   Arthroscopy Mar 2003;19(3):297-304.

Hussein M, van Eck C, Cretnik A, Dinevski D, Fu F.   Prospective randomized clinical evaluation of conventional single-bundle, anatomic single-bundle, and anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction:   281 cases with 3- to 5-year follow-up.  Am J Sports Med 2012;40(3):512-520. 2013 Hughston Award.

van Eck C, Schkrohowsky J, Working Z, Irrgang J, Fu F.   Prospective analysis of failure rate and predictors of failure after anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with allograft.   Am J Sports Med 2012 Apr; 40(4):800-807.

Hussein M, van Eck C, Cretnik A, Dinevski D, Fu F.   Individualized anterior cruciate ligament surgery. A prospective study comparing anatomic single- and double-bundle reconstruction.   Am J Sports Med 2012 Aug;40(8):1781-1788.

van Eck C, Gravare-Silbernagel K, Samuelsson K, Musahl V, van Dijk CN, Karlsson J, Irrgang JJ, Fu F. Evidence to support the interpretation and use of the anatomic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction checklist. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Oct 16;95(20):e1531-9.

Fujimaki Y, Thorhauer E, Sasaki Y, Smolinski P, Tashman S and Fu FH. Quantitative In Situ Analysis of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Length, Midsubstance Cross-sectional Area, and Insertion Site Areas. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jan; 44 (1):118-125. [2015 Nov 12. Epub ahead of print]

Guenther D, Rahnemai-Azar AA, Bell KM, Irarrázaval S, Fu FH, Musahl V, Debski RE.  The Anterolateral Capsule of the Knee Behaves Like a Sheet of Fibrous Tissue.  Am J Sports Med. 2016 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print]

Guenther D, Irarrázaval S, Bell KM, Rahnemai-Azar AA, Fu FH, Debski RE, Musahl V.  The Role of Extra-Articular Tenodesis in Combined ACL and Anterolateral Capsular Injury.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Oct 4; 99(19):1654-1660.

Akpinar B, Thorhauer E, Irrgang JJ, Tashman S, Fu FH, Anderst WJ.  Alteration of Knee Kinematics After Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Is Dependent on Associated Meniscal Injury.  Am J Sports Med. 2018 Apr; 46(5):1158-1165. [Epub 2018 Mar 2.]

Novaretti JV, Shin JJ, Albers M, Chambers MC, Cohen M, Musahl V, Fu FH Bone Bruise Patterns in Skeletally Immature Patients With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Shock-Absorbing Function of the Physis.  Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jun 1:363546518777247.  [Epub ahead of print]

Offerhaus C, Albers M, Nagai K, Arner JW, Höher J, Musahl V, Fu FH.  Individualized Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Matching: In Vivo Comparison of Cross-sectional Areas of Hamstring, Patellar, and Quadriceps Tendon Grafts and ACL Insertion Area.  Am J Sports Med. 2018 Sep; 46(11):2646-2652. [Epub 2018 Jul 30.]



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Hatem Galal Said, MB BCh, ECFMG, MCh (Orth), FRCSI, MD (Orth)
Professor, Assiut University
Assiut, Egypt


Dr Said is currently a Professor in Assiut University, Egypt, who was awarded the State Encouragement Prize for Medical Sciences in 2012.

His medical training and most of the post graduate training was in Assiut University Hospital.  He trained in the UK in 2005, as a Senior Arthroscopy fellow in the Birmingham Royal Orthopedic Hospital, where he fulfilled his Shoulder Arthroscopy Fellowship.

He later attended a fellowship on Hip Arthroscopy in Germany in 2010. Since then, he has been promoting the field in Egypt and Middle east with talks, courses and has chaired the first Cadaveric Hip Arthroscopy course in the ME, in Assiut 2016.

He has taught on numerous international meetings and courses in the field of Hip & Shoulder Arthroscopy and chaired the Assiut Cadaveric Shoulder Arthroscopy courses 2016-2018.

His memberships in international organizations and societies have increased his relations and friendships and as an active member of SICOT, has become a member of the Executive Committee since 2016.

In 2015, he became the Editor in Chief of the SICOT-J Journal and has been on the Editorial board of AJSM and International Orthopaedics Journals since 2008.

As a part of his activity in AOTrauma Middle East, he was member of the educational committee, and was a member of the Resident Task force for 4 years.

He chaired the Master Shoulder and Elbow course in Dubai 2015,  in Cairo 2017 and will chair the Master Shoulder and Elbow course in Davos 2019.

Selected published work

KM Ahmed, HG Said, EKA Ramadan, MA El-Assal. Arabic translation and validation of three knee scores, Lysholm Knee Score (LKS), Oxford Knee Score (OKS), and International Knee Documentation Committee Subjective Knee Form (IKDC). SICOT-J, 2019

AS Ibrahim, MG Aly, WS Farrag, NA Gad EL-Rab, HG Said, et al. Ultrasound-guided adductor canal block after arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Effect of adding dexamethasone to bupivacaine, a randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Pain, 2018

HG Said, MA El-Radi, MY Hassanein, GZ Said. Orthopaedic publications from Egypt in the last five years: a bibliometric report. International orthopaedics, 2018

O Marin-Pena, B Lund, OR Ayeni, P Dantas, D Griffin, V Khanduja, HG Said, et al. Book Chapter: Basic Concepts of Hip Arthroscopy. ESSKA Instructional Course Lecture Book, 45-67, 2018

HG Said, AF AbdelKawi, TN Fetih, AW Kandil. A Shortcut to Arthroscopic Suprascapular Nerve Decompression at the Suprascapular Notch: Arthroscopic Landmarks and Surgical Technique. Arthroscopy Techniques, 2017

MA Bayoumy, A El-Sayed, HA Elkady, WR Saleh, HG Said, et al. Arthroscopic Treatment of Type 1B Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Tear by “Outside-In” Repair Technique Using Transcapsular Transverse Mattress Suture. Arthroscopy Techniques, 2017

O Marin-Peña, M Tey-Pons, L Perez-Carro, HG Said, et al.  The current situation in hip arthroscopy. EFORT Open Reviews, 2017

MA Bayoumy, HG Said, AF Abdelkawi, TN Fetih. Treatment of Irreducible Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Dislocation Caused by Subscapularis Tendon Interposition. Arthroscopy Techniques, 2017

O Farouk, DG Mahran, HG Said, MM Alaa, A Eisa, H Imam, GZ Said. Osteoporosis among hospitalized patients with proximal femoral fractures in Assiut University Trauma Unit, Egypt. Archives of osteoporosis. 12 (1), 12, 2017

S Goyal, M Abdel Radi, I K Ramadan, HG Said. Arthroscopic skills assessment and use of box model for training in arthroscopic surgery using Sawbones–“FAST” workstation. SICOT-J 2, 2016

O Farouk, DG Mahran, HG Said, MM Alaa, AA Eisa, et al. Hypovitaminosis D Among Patients Admitted With Hip Fracture to a Level-1 Trauma Center in the Sunny Upper Egypt Prevalence and Associated Correlates. Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation, 2016

AH Khater, MH Sobhy, HG Said, A Kandil, W Reda, et al. Latarjet Procedure for Anterior Shoulder Instability Due to Tramadol-Induced Seizures A Multicenter Study. The American journal of sports medicine, 2016

HG Said, S Goyal, TN Fetih. Meniscus delivery: a maneuver for easy arthroscopic access to the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. SICOT-J, 2016

C Lampert, M Tey, HG Said, B Lund, M Dienst, et al. Book Chapter: Update in Labral Treatment of the Hip (ICL 12). ESSKA Instructional Course Lecture Book, 2016

MA Bayoumy, HA Elkady, HG Said, A El-Sayed, et al. Short-term evaluation of arthroscopic outside-in repair of ulnar side TFCC tear with vertical mattress suture. Journal of Orthopaedics, 2016



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