August Featured Editorial Board Members

Andrea M. Spiker, MD
Program Director, UW Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship Program
Director of the UW Hip Preservation Program

Team Physician, UW Badger Athletics
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, Wisconsin

Andrea M. Spiker, MD, is a sports medicine and hip preservation orthopaedic surgeon at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery, subspecialty certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, and is dual fellowship-trained in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Hip Preservation. She serves as the Program Director of the UW Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship Program and is the Director of the UW Hip Preservation Program. She is a team physician for UW Badger Athletics and provides head orthopaedic coverage for the UW Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams. Dr. Spiker’s clinical interests are focused on the hip and knee, with additional expertise in hip preservation procedures including hip arthroscopy, surgical hip dislocation and periacetabular osteotomy.

Originally from the Midwest, Dr. Spiker received her undergraduate degree from Wellesley College in Massachusetts, and, prior to entering medical school, worked as a speech writer for the National Science Foundation in Washington, D.C. and was a Fulbright Scholar in Berlin, Germany. She then received her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., and completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She then completed two fellowships at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY – the first in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery and the second in Hip Preservation. She currently serves on the Editorial Boards for the American Journal of Sports Medicine, Video Journal of Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery and is an active reviewer for additional journals including JBJS and JHPS. Dr. Spiker is a member of the AJSM Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Taskforce, the AOSSM Council of Delegates, and the AANA Education and Communications and Technologies Committees as well as the AANA Emerging Leaders Taskforce. She is also a podcast host for the Arthroscopy Journal Podcast and a member of the Academic Network of Conservational Hip Outcomes Research (ANCHOR) group.

Selected Published Work

Turner EHG, Watchmaker LE, Spiker AM. Clinical Evaluation of the Hip With Focus on Assessment of Hip InstabilityVideo Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 2, 1, First Published February 3, 2022.

Turner EHG, Hund SJ, Dooley MS, Spiker AM. Preoperative MRI and Intraoperative Arthroscopic Evaluation of Chondral Pathology at the Hip Chondrolabral JunctionVideo Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 1, 3, First Published May 11, 2021.

Watchmaker LE , Hetzel SE, Sink EL, Spiker AM. Inter-Rater Reliability of the Prone Apprehension Relocation Test (PART). Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Sep 20;9(9)

Spiker AM, Kraszewski AP, Maak TG, Nwachukwu BU, Backus SI, Hillstrom HJ, Kelly BT, Ranawat AS. Dynamic Assessment of Hips with Symptomatic Femoroacetabular Impingement. Arthroscopy. 2021 Jun 12:S0749-8063(21)00575-2. 

Spiker AM, Turner EHG, Gans I, Sisel HI, Wiseley BR, Goodspeed DC. Combined Hip Arthroscopy and Periacetabular Osteotomy (PAO): Technical Focus on Arthroscopically Elevating the Iliocapsularis and Performing the Open PAO. Arthrosc Tech. 2021 Sep 21;10(10):e2293-e2302.

Turner EHG,  Whalen CJ, Beilfuss MA, Hetzel SJ, Schroeder KM, Spiker AM. Neuraxial Anesthesia Is Associated With Decreased Pain Scores and Post-Anesthesia Care Unit Opioid Requirements Compared With General Anesthesia in Hip Arthroscopy. Arthroscopy. 2021 Jan;37(1):139-146.

Goldstein SD, Klosterman EL, Hetzel SJ, Grogan BF, Williams KL, Guiao R, Spiker AM. The Effect of an Orthopaedic Surgeon’s Attire on Patient Perceptions of Surgeon Traits and Identity: A Cross-Sectional Survey. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2020 Aug;4(8)

Markhardt BK, Beilfuss MA, Hetzel SJ, Goodspeed DC, Spiker AM. 3D-printed models for periacetabular osteotomy surgical planning, Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery, Volume 7, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 748–754

Spiker AM, Fields KG, Nguyen JT, Wong AC, Sink EL. Characterization of version in the dysplastic hip and the need for subsequent femoral derotational osteotomy after periacetabular osteotomy. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2020 Dec 20;7(3):575-582.

Spiker AM, Fabricant PD, Wong AC, Suryavanshi JR, Sink EL. Radiographic and clinical characteristics associated with a positive PART (Prone Apprehension Relocation Test): a new provocative exam to elicit hip instability. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2020 Jun 29;7(2):288-297.

Spiker AM, Johnson KB, Cosgarea AJ, Ficke JR. A Primer on Running for the Orthopaedic Surgeon. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020 Jun 15;28(12):481-490.

Scerpella TA, Spiker AM, Lee CA, Mulcahey MK, Carnes ML. Next Steps: Advocating for Women in Orthopaedic Surgery. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Nov 10.

Turner EHG, Goodspeed DC, Spiker AM. Excision of Heterotopic Ossification around the Hip: Arthroscopic and Open Techniques. Arthrosc Tech. 2021;10(4):e1179-e1186. Published 2021 Apr 22. doi:10.1016/j.eats.2021.01.009

Cotter, EJ; Polce EM, Lee E, Williams KL; Spiker AM, Grogan BF, Lang GJ. Incidence of Research Gap Years in Orthopaedic Residency Applicants: The New Standard?, JAAOS: Global Research and Reviews: November 2021 – Volume 5 – Issue 11 – e21.00247

Kreulen RT, Spiker AM, Heinlein SA, Cosgarea AJ. Evidence-Based Musculoskeletal Care for Swimmers: A Critical Analysis Review. JBJS Rev. 2022 Apr 6;10(4).

Robert W. Westermann, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon

Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa

Dr. Westermann is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with an ABOS subspeciality certification in sports medicine. His clinical research is focused on improving outcomes after knee and hip arthroscopy through the MOON (knee) and the ANCHOR (hip) multi-center study groups. Dr. Westermann went to medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle and completed his residency at Iowa. He completed an orthopedic sports medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic and was awarded the ANCHOR – Harris Career Development Award in hip preservation and completed a hip arthroscopy travelling fellowship with Christopher Larson, MD, Asheesh Bedi, MD, Ira Zaltz, MD and John Clohisy, MD. Dr. Westermann serves on committees for the AOSSM, AANA, and ISHA. He is on the editorial board for the AJSM and the Arthroscopy Journal and is an orthopedic reviewer for the New England Journal of Medicine.

Selected Published Work

Westermann RW, Schaver AL, Larson CM. Capsule-Preserving Approach to Arthroscopic Decompression of the Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine. Arthrosc Tech. 2021 Mar;10(3):e815-e9. Epub 2021/03/20.

Westermann RW, Scott EJ, Schaver AL, Schneider A, Glass NA, Levy SM, et al. Activity Level and Sport Type in Adolescents Correlate with the Development of Cam Morphology. JB JS Open Access. 2021 Oct-Dec;6(4). Epub 2021/11/30.

Westermann RW, Willey MC. Femoral Version in Hip Arthroscopy: Does it Matter? Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2021 Mar 1;29(1):28-34. Epub 2021/01/05.

Jildeh TR, Meta F, Young J, Page B, Nwachukwu B, Westermann RW, et al. Concussion Is Associated With Increased Odds of Acute Lower-Extremity Musculoskeletal Injury Among National Basketball Association Players. Arthrosc Sports Med Rehabil. 2021 Feb;3(1):e219-e25. Epub 2021/02/23.

Goetz JE, Thomas-Aitken HD, Sitton SE, Westermann RW, Willey MC. Joint contact stress improves in dysplastic hips after periacetabular osteotomy but remains higher than in normal hips. Hip Int. 2021 Aug 5:11207000211036414. PMID: 34348517

Aitken HD, Westermann RW, Bartschat NI, Meyer AM, Brouillette MJ, Glass NA, et al. Chronically elevated contact stress exposure correlates with intra-articular cartilage degeneration in patients with concurrent acetabular dysplasia and femoroacetabular impingement. J Orthop Res. 2022 Jan 27. Epub 2022/01/29.

Baron JE, Westermann RW, DeMik DE, An Q, Wolf BR. Trends in Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair and Reconstruction From 2007 to 2016: A Population-Based Study of a Large Private Insurance Database. Hss j. 2022 Feb;18(1):116-21. Epub 2022/01/29.

McDonald LS, Westermann RW, Economopoulos KJ, Grogan BF, Graves BR, Saithna A, et al. Wit, Wisdom, and Whitewater: A Journey With the 2021 AANA Traveling Fellows. Arthroscopy. 2022 May;38(5):1749-53. Epub 2022/03/16.

Parker EA, Meyer AM, Goetz JE, Willey MC, Westermann RW. Do Relaxin Levels Impact Hip Injury Incidence in Women? A Scoping Review. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2022;13:827512. Epub 2022/02/22.

Schaver AL, Glass NA, Duchman KR, Wolf BR, Westermann RW. Periarticular Local Infiltrative Anesthesia and Regional Adductor Canal Block Provide Equivalent Pain Relief After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2022 Apr;38(4):1217-23. Epub 2021/11/23.

Schaver AL, Leary SM, Henrichsen JL, Larson CM, Westermann RW. Outcomes of Arthroscopic Decompression of the Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Jan 12:3635465211062903. Epub 2022/01/13.

Schaver AL, Oshodi A, Glass NA, Duchman KR, Willey MC, Westermann RW. Cam Morphology Is Associated With Increased Femoral Version: Findings From a Collection of 1,321 Cadaveric Femurs. Arthroscopy. 2022 Mar;38(3):831-6. Epub 2021/08/10.

Scott EJ, Anthony CA, O’Connor MJ, Lynch TS, Westermann RW. Automated Text-Messaging After Hip Arthroscopy: A Randomized-Controlled Trial of “Post-Op Buddy”. Arthroscopy. 2022 May;38(5):1488-95.e5. Epub 2021/10/17.

Willey MC, Westermann RW, Glass N, Goetz JE, Aitken H, Fatemi N, et al. Risk Factors for Composite Failure of Hip Dysplasia Treated With Periacetabular Osteotomy: A Minimum 10-Year Follow-up. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2022 Apr 15;30(8):e690-e702. Epub 2022/02/17. Yalamanchili DR, Shively S, Banffy MB, Taliwal N, Clark E, Hunter G, Westermann RW, Loskovski al. Calculating Intraoperative Fluid Deficit to Prevent Abdominal Compartment Syndrome in Hip Arthroscopy. Arthrosc Tech. 2022 Jan;11(1):e89-e93. Epub 2022/02/08.

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