December Featured Editorial Board Members

Krishna Mallik, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon Sports Medicine Founder, CEO
PJC Orthopedics®, Personalized Joint Care® Concierge Sportscare® Scottsdale, Arizona

Dr. Mallik is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who received her fellowship training in Sports Medicine at the University of Chicago, and a Medical Doctorate and training in Orthopedic Surgery from the University of Virginia. Dr. Mallik is current on minimally invasive surgical techniques, as well as procedures for cartilage preservation. Over a decade ago, she founded an independent concierge orthopedics surgical and musculoskeletal practice to provide individualized care to each of her patients. Dr. Mallik had observed a steady decrease in quality face-to-face time between the patient and the surgeon. While numerous reasons might exist for this decrease in individualized care, she provides patients consistency and longevity with their sports surgeon. Patients return for care, both for acute and emergent needs, as well as for annual maintenance evaluations. The patients are of all ages, from children to the ‘young at heart’, and at all levels of activity, from little leaguers to the weekend warriors to professional athletes. Dr. Mallik remains active in teaching continuing medical education, as well as the further advancement of orthopedic techniques. For a decade, she has served as an Associate Faculty for Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) courses, including at the Orthopedic Learning Center (OLC). She serves as a reviewer for three peer-reviewed orthopedic journals. Specifically, for the The American Journal of Sports Medicine, she was a reviewer for 3 years, a principal reviewer for 12 years, and most recently serves on the Editorial Board. Dr. Mallik has been a medical consultant and key opinion leader for the past decade for both industry and pharma. She is a governor-appointed medical consultant to the state of Arizona. Most recently, she was nominated and selected to a federal project work group to determine the efficacy and practicality for telehealth independent examinations. Dr. Mallik has been a 7-year board member for Forum, Inc. She has been an invited speaker for national meetings as well as visiting Grand Rounds. She is an active volunteer in the community at local, national and global levels.

Selected Published Work

Rimington T, Mallik K, Evans D, Mroczek K, Reider B: A Prospective Study of the Nonoperative Treatment of Degenerative Meniscus Tears. Orthopedics 2009:32(8):558.

Draganich L, Reider B, Rimington T, Piotrowski G, Mallik K, Nasson S: The Effects of Self- Adjustable Custom and Off-the-Shelf Bracing in the Treatment of Varus Gonarthrosis. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2006:88(12):2645-2652.

Mallik K: – eLearning for Healthcare: “AHA Central Office on ICD-9-CM: Fractures,” 2004.

Mallik K: “Fractures” in Coding for ICD-9-CM: Fractures and Bone Cancer, American Hospital Association, 2003.

Mallik K, Barr MS, Anderson MW, Miller MD: Intra-Articular Migration of a Sutureless Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Fixation Device. Arthroscopy 2003;19(6):E50.

Mallik K, Diduch DR: Acute Noncontact Compartment Syndrome. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2000;7:509-510.

Mallik K, Kahler DM: Percutaneous Stabilization of a High-Energy Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Using Computer Assisted Fluoroscopic Navigation (Virtual Fluoroscopy). The Journal of Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery 2000.

National Research Council (NRC) of the National Institute of Health (NIH) (contributing author). Addressing the Nation’s Changing Needs for Biomedical and Behavioral Scientists. 11th Ed., 2000.

Kahler DM, Zura R, Mallik K: Evaluation of a Computer-Assisted Surgical Technique for Percutaneous Internal Fixation in a Transverse Acetabular Fracture Model. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 1997:A243.

McGahren ED, Mallik K, Rodgers BM: Neurologic Outcome is Diminished in Survivors of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Requiring Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 1997;32:1216-20.

Mallik K, Rodgers BM, McGahren ED: Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia: Experience in a Single Institution from 1978 through 1994. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1995;60:1331-36.

McDaniel LD, Mallik K, Schawarz S, Schultz RA: Complementation and chromosome mapping studies of Bloom Syndrome are facilitated by use of an SV4 transformed fibroblast cell line. The American Journal of Human Genetics 1989;45:A151.

Mallik K. “Repair of Acute and Chronic Quadriceps Tendon Ruptures” in Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine Surgery, Ed. Dr. Mark Miller; Chief Ed. Dr. Sam Wiesel. Third Edition, Volume 1, Part 1, Section IV, Chapter 50, 2017.

Mallik K. “Laboratory Techniques in Diagnostic Exfoliative Cytology.” in Review of Clinical Laboratory Methods. Ed. Dr. Kanai L. Mukherjee. Third Edition, Section VIII, Chapter 39, 2016.

Mallik K. “Repair of Acute and Chronic Quadriceps Tendon Ruptures” in Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Ed. Dr. Mark Miller; Chief Ed. Dr. Sam Wiesel. Second Edition, Volume 1, Part 1, Section IV, Chapter 50 (460-466), 2015.

Mallik K. “Repair of Acute and Chronic Quadriceps Tendon Ruptures” in Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Ed. Dr. Mark Miller; Chief Ed. Dr. Sam Wiesel. Section IV, Chapter 49 (401-406), 2011.

Mallik K. “Repair of Acute and Chronic Quadriceps Tendon Ruptures” in Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine Surgery, Ed. Dr. Mark Miller; Chief Ed. Dr. Sam Wiesel. Volume 1, Section IV, Chapter 49 (401-406), 2011.

Mallik K. “Laboratory Techniques in Diagnostic Exfoliative Cytology.” in Review of Clinical Laboratory Methods. Ed. Dr. Kanai L. Mukherjee. Second Edition, Section VIII, Chapter 38 (1054-1063), 2010.

Susan Keays, PhD
Physiotherapist and Clinical Researcher
Adjunct Associate Professor

The University of the Sunshine Coast
Queensland, Australia

Sue trained as a physiotherapist at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg under Professor Joan Walker, winning the award for the best final year thesis.  Her early physio years were spent at Baragawanth Hospital (now the Chris Hani Hospital) and in hospitals in London and Edinburgh, including Princess Margaret Rose Orthopaedic Hospital. She completed a Hons degree in Psychology during her four year/four baby break from physio. This has provided helpful insights in clinical work. She also has a BA in History of Art and History of Music.

Since arriving in Australia in 1982, Sue has focussed on orthopaedic physiotherapy, especially in relation to the knee.  She works in private practice as a clinician and clinical researcher and has students in her clinic annually. She was awarded her PhD entitled ‘Deficits following Anterior Ligament Injury including the effects of Surgery, Physiotherapy and the Development of Osteoarthritis’ from the University of Queensland in 2005. Sue has served on regional committees of the Australian Physiotherapy Association and Sports Medicine Australia over time.  She has received several awards following presentations at numerous conferences and has presented at every World Physiotherapy Congress since 1995, where her final year physio class continue to celebrate together, coming from all corners of the world! Sue’s special interest is in the role of physiotherapy in optimising outcomes in the treatment of ACL injuries, patellofemoral pain and osteoarthritis, as well as in the aetiology of these conditions. She is continuing a long-term follow-up of her PhD ACL cohort and is very grateful to her patients for their ongoing involvement and to the orthopaedic surgeons, particularly her husband, who support her interest. Sue feels very privileged to be active in this dynamic field of sports medicine. When not treating patients, researching, or reviewing, she enjoys spending time with her family, cycling, playing golf and climbing mountains of any type… including Kilimanjaro!

Selected Published Work

Keays SL, Bullock-Saxton JE, Newcombe P, Keays AC.  The relationship between knee strength and functional stability before and after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J. Ortho Research 2003; 21:231-237.

Keays SL, Bullock-Saxton JE, Keays AC, Newcombe P, Bullock MI. A Six Year Follow-up of the Effect of Graft Site on Strength, Stability, Range of Motion, Function and Joint Degeneration Following ACL Reconstruction: Patellar Tendon versus Semitendinosus and Gracilis Harvesting. Am J Sports Med 2007; 35:5: 729-739.

Keays S, Newcombe P, Bullock-Saxton J, Bullock M, Keays AC. Factors involved in the development of osteoarthritis following anterior cruciate ligament surgery. Am J Sports Med 2010; 38(3):455-63.

Keays SL, Keays R, Newcombe PA. Femoral intercondylar notch width size: a comparison between siblings with and without anterior cruciate ligament injuries. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016;24(3):672-9.

Keays SL, Mason M, Newcombe PA. Three Year Outcome Following a One Month Physiotherapy Program of Local and Individualised Global Treatment for Patello-femoral Pain followed by Self-management. Clin J Sport Med. 2016; 26(3):190-8

Keays SL, Newcombe P, Keays AC. Nearly 90% participation in sports activity 12 years after non-surgical management for anterior cruciate ligament injury relates to physical outcome measures. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019; 27(8):2511-2519.

Keays SL, Newcombe P, Keays AC. Generalized joint hypermobility in siblings with anterior cruciate ligament injuries and matched unrelated healthy siblings. Physiother Res Int. 2020;25(2): e1826.

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