March Featured Editorial Board Members

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Lance E. LeClere, MD
Head Team Physician
Naval Academy
Associate Professor
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Arnold, Maryland


Commander Lance LeClere is an orthopaedic sports medicine and shoulder surgeon, and currently serves as the Head Team Physician at the United States Naval Academy. He is also an Associate Professor of Orthpaedic Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. CDR LeClere is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame , and attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago. Commander LeClere completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2011. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

He returned to Naval Medical Center San Diego in 2012 for a Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon tour and also served as the Assistant Program Director for the Orthpaedic Residency Program. Additionally, he was the Director of Orthopaedic Research. Commander LeClere transferred to Naval Health Clinic Annapolis in April of 2015. He currently serves as the Head Team Physician for the US Naval Academy and its 33 varsity sports. In 2020, CDR LeClere was the President of The Society of Military Orthpaedic, which has over 750 members and is dedicated to optimizing musculoskeletal care of active duty servicemembers, retirees, and their families. Commander LeClere has also the founder and director of a mentorship program at the Naval Academy for junior Corpsmen interested in careers in sports medicine, known as the Ray Chronister Sports Medicine Career Development Program. Additionally, he is the Naval Academy representative for the American Athletic Conference Medical Advisory Group. Since 2018, he has also been the Medical Director for Warriors to Lourdes, a spiritual pilgrimage to Lourdes, France for wounded, ill, and injured active duty servicemembers, retirees, and their families.

Commander LeClere serves on the Editorial Board of 4 medical journals, including The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, The Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, and The Video Journal of Sports Medicine. In the Spring of 2019, he was an AOSSM Traveling Fellow to Asia. In addition to providing sports team coverage at the US Naval Academy, he has worked with West Coast US Navy SEAL Teams and BUD/s. Dr. LeClere has served as the AAOS Board of Specialties Representative for the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, and as a member of the Publications Committees for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He currently serves on the Team Physician and Athlete Advocacy Committee for AOSSM, and has been a member of the Annual Meeting Program Committee for both the AOSSM and AAOS.

Selected Published Work

MOTION Group. Generating the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Score Using Multivariable Predictive Models and Computer Adaptive Testing to Reduce Survey Burden. Am J Sports Med. February 2021. doi:10.1177/0363546520987240

Tennent DJ, Slaven SE, Slabaugh MA, Cameron KL, Posner MA, Owens BD, LeClere LE, Rue J-PH, Tokish JM, Dickens JF. Recurrent Instability and Surgery Are Common After Nonoperative Treatment of Posterior Glenohumeral Instability in NCAA Division I FBS Football Players. Clin Orthop Relat Res: Publish Ahead of Print – Issue – doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000001471

Yow BG, Wade SM, Bedrin MD, Rue JPH, LeClere LE. Incidence and Characteristics of Glenohumeral Instability at the United Sates Naval Academy. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2020. Accepted for publication.

Slaven S, Monson B, Aburish Z, Kilcoyne K, LeClere LE, Dickens JF, Colantonio D. Glenoid Reaction to Biocomposite and PEEK Suture Anchors Following Arthroscopic Labral Repairs. Orthop J Sports Med. July 2020. doi:10.1177/2325967120S00405

Wolfe JA, Elsenbeck M, Nappo K, Christensen D, Waltz R, LeClere L, Dickens JF. Effect of Posterior Glenoid Bone Loss and Retroversion on Arthroscopic Posterior Glenohumeral Stabilization. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(11):2621-2627. doi: 10.1177/0363546520946101.

Christensen DL, Elsenbeck MJ, Wolfe JA, Nickel WN, Roach W, Waltz RA, Dickens JF, LeClere LE. Risk Factors for Failure of Nonoperative Treatment of Posterior Shoulder Labral Tears on Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Mil Med. 2020;185(9-10):e1556-e1561. doi: 10.1093/milmed/usaa122.

Provencher MT, McCormick F, Peebles LA, Beaulieu-Jones BR, Dekker TJ, LeClere LE, Anthony S, Solomon DJ, Golijanin P, Dewing C. Outcomes of Primary Biceps Subpectoral Tenodesis in an Active Population: A Prospective Evaluation of 101 Patients. Arthroscopy. 2019;35(12):3205-3210.

Tompane T, Carney JR, McDonald LS, Wu W, Nguyen-Ta K, Dewing CB, Provencher MT, Gibson M, LeClere LE. Evaluating Glenoid Bone Reaction To All-Soft Suture Anchors Used For Shoulder Labral Repairs. J Bone Joint Surg. 2018;100(14):1223-1229.

MOTION Group. Patient-Reported Outcomes in Orthopaedics. J Bone Joint Surg. 2018;100(5):436-442.

JA, Christensen DL, Mauntel TC, Owens BD, LeClere LE, Dickens JF. A History of Shoulder Instability in the Military: Where We Have Been and What We Have Learned. Mil Med. 2018 ;183(5-6):e158-e165.  doi: 10.1093/milmed/usx086.

Provencher MT, McCormick F, LeClere L, Sanchez G, Golijanin P, Anthony S, Dewing CB. Prospective Evaluation of Surgical Treatment of Humeral Avulsions of the Glenohumeral Ligament. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45(5):1134-1140. doi: 10.1177/0363546516680608.

McNeil JW, Beaulieu-Jones BR, Bernhardson AS, LeClere LE, Dewing CB, Lynch JR, Golijanin P, Sanchez G, Provencher MT. Classification and Analysis of Attritional Glenoid Bone Loss in Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45(4):767-774. doi: 10.1177/0363546516677736.

Gnandt R, Nguyen Ta K, Smith J, McDonald L, LeClere LE. High-Tensile Strength Tape Versus High-Tensile Strength Suture: A Biomechanical Study. Arthroscopy. 2016;32(2):356-63. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2015.08.013.

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Nicolas Pujol, MD
Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Centre Hospitalier de Versailles
Le Chesnay, France

Dr. Nicolas Pujol is Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon at the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Centre Hospitalier de Versailles in Le Chesnay, France. 

He has been the director of the department of Orthopaedics since 2015, succeeding to his mentor Dr. Philippe Beaufils.

The Orthopaedic department of the Centre Hospitalier de Versailles is an ESSKA, SFA and ISAKOS approved teaching center.

Before going to the Centre Hospitalier de Versailles, Dr. Pujol completed three separate clinical fellowships; a clinical shoulder and knee fellowship in 2005 under Profs. Pierre Chambat and Gilles Walch at the Centre Orthopedique Santy in Lyon France, a shoulder fellowship under Prof. Philip Ahrens at the Royal Free Hospital in London in 2006, and a shoulder and knee arthroscopic fellowship with Profs. Alain Lortat-Jacob and Philippe Hardy at the Ambroise Pare Hospital in Boulogne, France in 2007.

He has written more than 100 papers in international journals and given numerous scientific presentations. He has written more than 50 chapters in referenced books, most of them being ESSKA books, meniscus books etc.

At this time, he is focused on sports injuries and knee arthroscopy, concentrating mainly on meniscus repair and reconstruction (allografts, scaffolds). He also performs many complex knee reconstructions (multiligament knee injuries, cartilage repairs, complex osteotomies) and knee replacements (primary total, uni and also revisions). Dr. Pujol serves as an active Editorial Board member of AJSM and KSSTA. He is also an active reviewer for many scientific journal, including AJSM, OJSM, KSSTA, The Knee, Journal of Orthopedic Research, and OTSR.

Selected Published Work

Hollier-Larousse B, Kim SH, Pujol N. Does intermeniscal ligament tenodesis affect meniscal allograft extrusion? Retrospective comparative study at a minimum follow-up of 2 years. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2021 Jan 20:102815. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2021.102815. Online ahead of print.

Kim SH, Han SJ, Park YB, Kim DH, Lee HJ, Pujol N. A systematic review comparing the results of early vs delayed ligament surgeries in single anterior cruciate ligament and multiligament knee injuries. Knee Surg Relat Res. 2021;33(1):1. doi: 10.1186/s43019-020-00086-9.

Picart B, Papin PE, Steltzlen C, Boisrenoult P, Pujol N. Functional outcome of osteochondral autograft is equivalent in stable knee and in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2020:102792. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2020.102792. Online ahead of print.

Toanen C, Dhollander A, Bulgheroni P, Filardo G, Zaffagnini S, Spalding T, Monllau JC, Gelber P, Verdonk R, Beaufils P, Pujol N, Bulgheroni E, Asplin L, Verdonk P. Polyurethane Meniscal Scaffold for the Treatment of Partial Meniscal Deficiency: 5-Year Follow-up Outcomes: A European Multicentric Study. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(6):1347-1355. doi: 10.1177/0363546520913528.

Baldairon F, Toanen C, Pujol N. Functional and anatomical outcomes of single-stage arthroscopic bimeniscal replacement. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2019;105(7):1383-1387. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2019.08.010.

Billières J, Labruyère C, Steltzlen C, Gonzalez A, Boisrenoult P, Beaufils P, Pujol N. Multiligament knee injuries treated by one-stage reconstruction using allograft: Postoperative laxity assessment using stress radiography and clinical outcomes. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2020;106(5):937-944. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2019.08.001.

Pujol N, Beaufils P. Save the meniscus again!  Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019;27(2):341-342. doi: 10.1007/s00167-018-5325-4.

Billières J, Pujol N; and the U45 Committee of ESSKA. Meniscal repair associated with a partial meniscectomy for treating complex horizontal cleavage tears in young patients may lead to excellent long-term outcomes. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019;27(2):343-348. doi: 10.1007/s00167-018-5219-5.

Haen TX, Boisrenoult P, Steltzlen C, Pujol N. Meniscal sizing before allograft: Comparison of three imaging techniques. Knee. 2018;25(5):841-848. doi: 10.1016/j.knee.2018.06.009.

Ollivier M, Falguières J, Pithioux M, Boisrenoult P, Beaufils P, Pujol N. Sectioning of the Anterior Intermeniscal Ligament Changes Knee Loading Mechanics. Arthroscopy. 2018;34(10):2837-2843. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2018.03.007.

Beaufils P, Pujol N. Does anyone still need meniscectomy? Joint Bone Spine. 2017;84(4):389-392. doi: 10.1016/j.jbspin.2016.12.007.

Tardy N, Boisrenoult P, Teissier P, Steltzlen C, Beaufils P, Pujol N. Clinical outcomes after multiligament injured knees: medial versus lateral reconstructions. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2017;25(2):524-531. doi: 10.1007/s00167-016-4067-4.

Pujol N, Tardy N, Boisrenoult P, Beaufils P. Long-term outcomes of all-inside meniscal repair. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Jan;23(1):219-24. doi: 10.1007/s00167-013-2553-5.

Pujol N, Barbier O, Boisrenoult P, Beaufils P. Amount of meniscal resection after failed meniscal repair. Am J Sports Med. 2011;39(8):1648-52. doi: 10.1177/0363546511402661.

Pujol N, Panarella L, Selmi TA, Neyret P, Fithian D, Beaufils P. Meniscal healing after meniscal repair: a CT arthrography assessment. Am J Sports Med. 2008;36(8):1489-95. doi: 10.1177/0363546508316771.

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