October Featured Editorial Board Members

Christian Anderson, MD
Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon
Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance
Nashville, TN

Dr. Christian Anderson is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, and hip. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee and was selected into the Phi Beta Kappa and Mortar Board honor societies as the top 1% of his peers based on academic performance and leadership. He received his medical degree and completed an Orthopaedic Surgery residency at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Following his residency, Dr. Anderson completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Stanford Sports Medicine Center, where he served as assistant team physician for Stanford University and the San Francisco 49ers leading up to and during Super Bowl XLVII. He currently serves as a team physician for Tennessee Tech University.

Dr. Anderson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and holds active memberships in the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), where he served on the Council of Delegates. He currently is currently on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) and is a reviewer for the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM), as well as a reviewer of grants for the Orthopaedic and Education Foundation (OREF). He was spotlighted as a “Leader to Know” by Becker’s Healthcare in 2016 and has received Nashville’s “Top Doctor” award in 2019, 2020, and 2021.

He has a specific interest in the advancement of sports medicine through research and has published 30 scientific articles and book chapters. He is currently a member of the Pediatric ACL Understanding Treatment Options (PLUTO) and Research on Osteochondritis Dissecans (ROCK) study groups. He also has an interest in development of orthopaedic devices and has received four United States and one international patent. Originally from Nashville, Dr. Anderson enjoys spending time with his family, as well as traveling, hunting, and fly fishing—even holding three International Game and Fish World Records, and is an internationally published photographer.

Selected Published Work

Anderson CN, Anderson AF. Tibial Eminence Fractures. Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: A Focus on Prevention and Treatment in the Young Athlete. Eds. Ganley TJ and Miller MD. Clin Sports Med. 2011 Oct; 30(4):727-42.

Anderson CN, Nyman JS, McCullough KA, Uppuganti S, Song Y, O’Neill KR, Anderson AF, Dunn WR. Biomechanical Evaluation of Physeal-Sparing Fixation Methods in Tibial Eminence Fractures. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jul; 41(7):1586-94.

Anderson CN, Riley GM, Gold G, Safran MS. Hip- Femoroacetabular Impingement. Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Sports Medicine. Eds. Dr. Sanders. Clin Sports Med. 2013 Jul; 32(3):409-25.

Anderson CN, Magnussen RA, Block JJ, Anderson AF, Spindler KP. Operative Fixation of Chondral Loose Bodies in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: A Report of Five Cases. OJSM. 2013 Jul 13. 1(2).

Anderson CN and Anderson AF. Pediatric ACL: Evaluation and Management. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2014 Jul/Aug. 25(4). 305-320.

Goldin M, Anderson CN, Fredericson M, Nugent R, Safran MR, Stevens, K. Femoral Neck Stress Fractures and Imaging Features of Femoroacetabular Impingement. PM&R. 2015. Jan 13.

Anderson AF, Anderson CN. Correlation of Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Injuries in Children and Adolescents with Timing of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Feb;43(2):275-81.

Anderson CN. Iliopsoas: Pathology, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Clin Sports Med. 2016 Jul;35(3):419-33.

Anderson CN, Anderson AF. Management of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Injured Knee in the Skeletally Immature Athlete. Clin Sports Med. 2017 Jan;36(1):35-52.

Anderson CN. Self-Cinching Suture Construct Apparatus. (U.S. Patent No. 9,924,939 B1). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. March 27, 2018.

Anderson CN. Suture Button Construct for Surgical Procedures (U.S. Patent No. 10,085,740 B1). U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. October 2, 2018.

Fabricant PD, Brusalis CM, Schachane JM, PLUTO Study Group, Matava MJ. Which Metrics Are Being Used to Evaluate Children and Adolescents After ACL Reconstruction? A Systematic Review. Arthroscopy. July 2020.

Anderson CN. All-Suture Anatomic Footprint Repair of the Distal Triceps Tendon. Arthrosc Tech. 2020 Dec; 9(12): e2013–e2019.

James EW, Dawkins BJ, Schachne JM, Ganley TJ, Kocher MS, PLUTO Study Group, and Fabricant PD. Early Operative Versus Delayed Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment of Pediatric and Adolescent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2021 Mar 15

Fury MS, Paschos NK, Fabricant PD, PLUTO Study Group, and Kocher, MS. Assessment of Skeletal Maturity and Postoperative Growth Disturbance After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients: A Systematic Review. Am J Sports Med. 2021 May 13.

Marc J. Philippon, MD
Managing Partner
Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Surgeon
The Steadman Clinic

Steadman Philippon Research Institute
Vail, CO

Dr. Marc J. Philippon is the Managing Partner of The Steadman Clinic and Co-Chairman of Steadman Philippon Research Institute. Dr. Philippon joined The Steadman Clinic in 2005 from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center where he served as Director of Sports Medicine/Hip Disorders, Director of Sports Medicine/Hip Disorders Fellowship. He also was the Director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s Golf Medicine Program. Previously, he served as Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He earned his medical degree with an academic scholarship from McMaster University Medical School in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1990, and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital in 1995.

Dr. Philippon is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a former President and Founding Member of the International Society of Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA), and an elected member of the Herodicus Society. Dr. Philippon is a consultant to the NHLPA and the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation (Real Federación Española de Tenis) and many other professional organizations. Dr. Philippon is also a Trustee with the US Olympic and Paralympic Foundation and the US Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation. Dr. Philippon lives in Colorado with his wife and three children. He enjoys spending time with his family and participating in sports such as cycling, skiing, ice hockey, swimming and golfing.

Selected Published Work

Menge TJ, Briggs KK, Dornan GJ, McNamara SC, Philippon MJ. Survivorship and Outcomes 10 Years Following Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement: Labral Debridement Compared with Labral Repair [published correction appears in J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Aug 2;99(15):e86]. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017;99(12):997-1004. 

Philippon MJ, Arner JW, Crawford MD, Bolia IK, Briggs KK. Acetabular Labral Reconstruction with Iliotibial Band Autograft: Outcome and Survivorship at a Minimum 10-Year Follow-up. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020;102(18):1581-1587.

Philippon MJ, Nepple JJ, Campbell KJ, et al. The hip fluid seal–Part I: the effect of an acetabular labral tear, repair, resection, and reconstruction on hip fluid pressurization. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014;22(4):722-729.

Philippon M, Schenker M, Briggs K, Kuppersmith D. Femoroacetabular impingement in 45 professional athletes: associated pathologies and return to sport following arthroscopic decompression. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2007;15(7):908-914.

Kelly BT, Weiland DE, Schenker ML, Philippon MJ. Arthroscopic labral repair in the hip: surgical technique and review of the literature. Arthroscopy. 2005;21(12):1496-1504. 

Menge TJ, Briggs KK, Rahl MD, Philippon MJ. Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement in Adolescents: 10-Year Patient-Reported Outcomes. Am J Sports Med. 2021;49(1):76-81. 

Utsunomiya H, Gao X, Deng Z, Philippon MJ, et al. Biologically Regulated Marrow Stimulation by Blocking TGF-β1 With Losartan Oral Administration Results in Hyaline-like Cartilage Repair: A Rabbit Osteochondral Defect Model. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(4):974-984. 

Philippon MJ, Arnoczky SP, Torrie A. Arthroscopic repair of the acetabular labrum: a histologic assessment of healing in an ovine model. Arthroscopy. 2007;23(4):376-380. 

Utsunomiya H, Briggs KK, Dornan GJ, Bolia IK, Locks R, Philippon MJ. Predicting Severe Cartilage Damage in the Hip: A Model Using Patient-Specific Data From 2,396 Hip Arthroscopies. Arthroscopy. 2019;35(7):2051-2060.e13.

McDonald JE, Herzog MM, Philippon MJ. Return to play after hip arthroscopy with microfracture in elite athletes. Arthroscopy. 2013;29(2):330-335. 

Storaci HW, Utsunomiya H, Kemler BR, Philippon MJ, et al. The Hip Suction Seal, Part I: The Role of Acetabular Labral Height on Hip Distractive Stability. Am J Sports Med. 2020;48(11):2726-2732. 

Johnston TL, Schenker ML, Briggs KK, Philippon MJ. Relationship between offset angle alpha and hip chondral injury in femoroacetabular impingement. Arthroscopy. 2008;24(6):669-675.

Philippon MJ, Briggs KK, Yen Y-M, Kuppersmith DA. Outcomes following hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement with associated chondrolabral dysfunction: MINIMUM TWO-YEAR FOLLOW-UP. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery British volume. 2009;91-B(1):16-23.

Menge TJ, Briggs KK, Philippon MJ. Predictors of Length of Career After Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement in Professional Hockey Players. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(9):2286-2291.

Begly JP, Buckley PS, Utsunomiya H, Briggs KK, Philippon MJ. Femoroacetabular Impingement in Professional Basketball Players: Return to Play, Career Length, and Performance After Hip Arthroscopy. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(13):3090-3096.

Menge TJ, Bhatia S, McNamara SC, Briggs KK, Philippon MJ. Femoroacetabular Impingement in Professional Football Players: Return to Play and Predictors of Career Length After Hip Arthroscopy. Am J Sports Med. 2017;45(8):1740-1744.

Frangiamore SJ, Mannava S, Briggs KK, McNamara S, Philippon MJ. Career Length and Performance Among Professional Baseball Players Returning to Play After Hip Arthroscopy. Am J Sports Med. 2018;46(11):2588-2593.

Philippon MJ, Weiss DR, Kuppersmith DA, Briggs KK, Hay CJ. Arthroscopic Labral Repair and Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement in Professional Hockey Players. Am J Sports Med. 2010;38(1):99-104.

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