July Featured Editorial Board Members

Matthew R. Schmitz, MD
Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics/Adolescent Sports Medicine Service
Chief of Young Adult Hip Preservation Service

San Antonio Military Medical Center
San Antonio, TX

Dr. Matthew R. Schmitz is a Colonel in the United States Air Force. He serves as the Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at San Antonio Military Medical Center. He is also the Chief of Pediatric Orthopaedics/Adolescent Sports Medicine Service and Chief of the Young Adult Hip Preservation Service. He graduated with honors from the US Air Force Academy and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and was the recipient of Loyola’s Early Career Achievement Award. Dr. Schmitz was a standout collegiate rugby player and played with the USA National Rugby Team while in medical school. He is now is now a team physician for USA Rugby and travelled with the team for the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England  

Dr. Schmitz continues to serve in the US Air Force and has deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Dr. Schmitz has an extensive academic medical background lecturing nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, with his main research area being hip disease and sports injuries in children and young adults. He is a member of numerous multicenter research consortiums and has faculty position at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and Baylor University. His clinical practice focuses on both open and arthroscopic hip preservation techniques including hip arthroscopy and periacetabular osteotomies. He also treats adolescent sports injuries of the knee and shoulder. Dr. Schmitz serves on multiple national committees for AAOS, POSNA, AAP, PRiSM, AOA, and on the Board of Directors as the First Vice President for the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons. He recently completed a year in the last class of the AAOS Leadership Fellows Program and is currently the Deputy Editor for Social Media for The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery in addition to being on the Editorial Board for The American Journal of Sports Medicine

Selected Published Work

Lynch TB, Patzkowski JC, Swan ER, Roach CJ, Schmitz MR et al.  Current practice patters in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction among fellowship-trained military orthopaedic surgeons. Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation. 2020;2(5): e523-529. PMID 33134990.

Fornari E, Schwend RM, Schulz J, Bray C, Schmitz MR.  Development of a Global Pediatric Orthopaedic Outreach Program in Ecuador Through Project Perfect World: Past, Present, and Future Directions. Orthopaedic Clinics of North America. 2020;51(2):219-225. PMID 32138859.

Schmitz MR, Murtha AS, Clohisy JC and the ANCHOR Study Group. Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip in Adolescents and Young Adults. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2020 :28(3): 91-101. PMID 31977605.

MOTION Group. Patient-Reported Outcomes in Orthopaedics. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American.  2018;100(5):436-442. PMID: 29509622.

Sheean AJ, Schmitz MR, et al. Assessment of disability related to femoroacetabular impingement syndrome by use of the patient-reported outcome measure information system (PROMIS) and objective measures of physical performanceAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017;45(11): 2476-2482. PMID: 28609640.

Sheean AJ, Barrow AE, Burns TC, Schmitz MR. Iatrogenic hip instability treated with periacetabular osteotomy.  Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2017;25(8):594-599. PMID: 28692582.

Williams ND, Rush JK, Schmitz MR, Johnson AE. Reliability of casting indices among members of an orthopaedic surgery residency. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. 2017;37(4):e238-242. PMID: 27824792.

Byrd JWT, Jones KS, Schmitz MR, and Goner GP. Hip Arthroscopy in the Warrior Athlete: 2 to 10 Year Outcomes.  Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery. 2016;3(1):68-71. PMID: 27026823.

Schmitz MR, Pennock AT, Zaps D, Bomar JD, Bittersohl B and Hosalkar HS. Spectrum of Radiographic Femoroacetabular Impingement Morphology in Adolescents and Young Adults: An EOS-based Double Cohort Study.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American. 2013;95(13):E90 1-8. PMID: 23824395.

Schmitz MR, Campbell SE, Fajardo RS, Kadrmas WR. Identification of Acetabular Labral Pathologic Changes in Asymptomatic Volunteers Using Optimized, Noncontrast 1.5-T Magnetic Resonance ImagingAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012;40(6):1337-1341. PMID: 22422932.

Hospodar SJ, Schmitz MR, et al. FAST-FIX versus inside-out suture meniscal repair in the goat modelAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. 2009;37(2):330-333. PMID: 19029315.

Schmitz GR, Bruner D, Schmitz M, et al. Prospective Randomized, Double Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Trimethoprim/ Sulfamethoxazole for Uncomplicated Skin Abscesses in Patients at Risk for Community Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infection. Ann Emerg Med. 2010;56(3):283-287. PMID: 20346539.

Giuseppe Filardo, MD, PhD
Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute

Bologna, Italy
Ospedale Regionale, Lugano

Switzerland Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)
Lugano, Switzerland

Giuseppe Filardo is the Chief Research Advisor of the Applied and Translational Research (ATR) center at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy, the Head of Clinical Research of the Orthopaedic and Traumatology Unit, Ospedale Regionale, Lugano, Switzerland, and Professor at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Lugano, Switzerland.

He earned his Degree in Medicine and Surgery in 2004 at the Alma Mater Studiorum – University of Bologna, Italy, and the specialization in Orthopaedics and Traumatology at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute (Bologna, Italy) in 2009. A former research fellow at Rush Cartilage Restoration Center in Chicago (IL), USA, SIGASCOT-GOTS and Peterson-SANOFI ICRS fellow, he obtained his PhD on “cartilage regenerative treatments” at the Bologna University, Italy, in 2014. He is president of the Cartilage and Regenerative Medicine Committee of the Italian society SIAGASCOT, member of the Orthobiologic Initiative of the European society ESSKA, Deputy-Chair of the Fellowship, Scholarship & Research Grant Committee of the International society ICRS, member of the Editorial Boards of AJSM, OJSM, JEO, and BioMed Res Int journals, and reviewer for KSSTA and Cartilage journals. Winner of several research awards and participant to several national and international research projects on orthopaedic biotechnologies, his main clinical and translational research activities are currently performed at the Rizzoli Orthopaedic Institute, Bologna, Italy, and at the Ospedale Regionale di Lugano, Switzerland. Author of more than 300 peer-reviewed articles published in international journals and 50 book chapters; Scopus H index: 56. After starting his career as an orthopaedic surgeon, his passion for research led him to focus full-time on clinical and translational research, mentoring young researchers and building an international collaborative network to advance the field. His main scientific interests are regenerative medicine (biomaterials, mesenchymal stromal cells, and blood derivatives) and new treatments for musculoskeletal tissues.

Selected Published Work

Andriolo L, Reale D, Di Martino A, De Filippis R, Sessa A, Zaffagnini S, Filardo G. Long-term Results of Arthroscopic Matrix-Assisted Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation: A Prospective Follow-up at 15 Years. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Oct;48(12):2994-3001. doi: 10.1177/0363546520949849.

Boffa A, Previtali D, Altamura SA, Zaffagnini S, Candrian C, Filardo G. Platelet-Rich Plasma Augmentation to Microfracture Provides a Limited Benefit for the Treatment of Cartilage Lesions: A Meta-analysis. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020;8(4):2325967120910504. doi: 10.1177/2325967120910504.

Filardo G, Tschon M, Perdisa F, Brogini S, Cavallo C, Desando G, Giavaresi G, Grigolo B, Martini L, Nicoli Aldini N, Roffi A, Fini M, Kon E.  Micro-fragmentation is a valid alternative to cell expansion and enzymatic digestion of adipose tissue for the treatment of knee osteoarthritis: a comparative preclinical study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2021. doi: 10.1007/s00167-020-06373-y.

Previtali D, Merli G, Di Laura Frattura G, Candrian C, Zaffagnini S, Filardo G. The Long-Lasting Effects of “Placebo Injections” in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Meta-Analysis. Cartilage. 2020. doi: 10.1177/1947603520906597.

Kon E, Engebretsen L, Verdonk P, Nehrer S, Filardo G. Autologous Protein Solution Injections for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: 3-Year Results. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(11):2703-2710. doi: 10.1177/0363546520944891.

Filardo G, Previtali D, Napoli F, Candrian C, Zaffagnini S, Grassi A. PRP Injections for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. Cartilage. 2020. doi: 10.1177/1947603520931170.

Filardo G, Andriolo L, Angele P, Berruto M, Brittberg M, Condello V, Chubinskaya S, de Girolamo L, Di Martino A, Di Matteo B, Gille J, Gobbi A, Lattermann C, Nakamura N, Nehrer S, Peretti GM, Shabshin N, Verdonk P, Zaslav K, Kon E. Scaffolds for Knee Chondral and Osteochondral Defects: Indications for Different Clinical Scenarios. A Consensus Statement. Cartilage. 2020. doi: 10.1177/1947603519894729.

Bordoni V, di Laura Frattura G, Previtali D, Tamborini S, Candrian C, Cristallo Lacalamita M, Del Grande F, Filardo GBone Bruise and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears: Presence, Distribution Pattern, and Associated Lesions in the Pediatric Population. Am J Sports Med. 2019;47(13):3181-3186. doi: 10.1177/0363546519872975.

Andriolo L, Reale D, Di Martino A, Zaffagnini S, Vannini F, Ferruzzi A, Filardo G. High Rate of Failure After Matrix-Assisted Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation in Osteoarthritic Knees at 15 Years of Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2019;47(9):2116-2122. doi: 10.1177/0363546519855029.

Di Martino A, Di Matteo B, Papio T, Tentoni F, Selleri F, Cenacchi A, Kon E, Filardo G. Platelet-Rich Plasma Versus Hyaluronic Acid Injections for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis: Results at 5 Years of a Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Sports Med. 2019;47(2):347-354. doi: 10.1177/0363546518814532.

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