Christopher C. Dodson, MD
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Dodson is a board certified Sports Medicine surgeon and a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University. He is currently the Associate Head Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Philadelphia Eagles, a consultant to the National Hockey League (NHL), and Head Team Physician for Eastern University. Dr. Dodson was previously Head Team Physician for the Philadelphia 76ers, Head Team Physician for Bryn Athyn College, and served as a consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
His clinical interests include Shoulder Instability, ACL reconstruction, Rotator Cuff Tears, and Elbow Injuries in Overhead Athletes. Dr. Dodson has authored over 90 articles and book chapters related to sports medicine and has been consistently recognized as a “Top Doctor” in the region.
Selected Published Work
Repair of a Proximal Hamstring Rupture in a 14-Year-Old Patient: A Case Report. Buckley PS, Dodson CC HSS Journal 2018 Oct;14(3): 302-306. PMID: 30258337.
Stress Fractures of the Elbow in Throwing Athlete: A Systematic Review. Smith SR, Patel NK, White AE, Hadley CJ, Dodson CC. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Oct 8;6(10): eCollection PMID: 30306096.
Reconstruction of Acute Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Dislocations with our without Tendon Graft: a Retrospective Comparative Study. Lee BK, Jamgochian GC, Syed UAM, Getz CL, Dodson CC, Namdari S, Ramsey ML, Williams GR, Abboud JA, Lazarus ML, Arch Bone Jt Surg, May 2019;7(3);239-245. PMID:31312681
Development of a return to play checklist following patellar instability surgery: a Delphi-based consensus. White AE, Chatterji R, Zaman SU, Hadley CJ, Cohen SB, Freedman KB, Dodson CC. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. Jun 14 2019. PMID: 31201442
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Young Female Athletes: Patellar Versus Hamstring Tendon Autografts. Salem HS, Varzhapetyan V, Patel N, Dodson CC, Tjoumakaris FP, Freedman KB. Am J Sports Med Jul 2019;47(9):2086-2092. PMID: 31233335
How Do Sports Medicine and Foot and Ankle Specialists Treat Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures? Parisien RL, Trofa D, Gualtieri AP, Dodson CC, Xinning L, Levine WN, Vosseller TJ in Foot & Specialist, Jan 23 2020. PMID: 31971006
White AE, Patel NK, Hadley, CJ, Dodson CC. An Algorithmic Approach to the Management of Shoulder Instability. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev Dec 23;3(12) 2019. PMID: 32072126
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Adolescents: A Systematic Review. Hadley CJ, Patel N, Ciccotti MG, Dodson CC. Am J Sports Medicine. Aug 2020 PMID: 32791013.
Medial Elbow Instability Resulting From Partial Tears of the Ulnar Collateral Ligament: Stress Ultrasound in a Cadaveric Model. Ciccotti MC, Hammoud S, Dodson CC, Cohen SB, Nazarian LN, Ciccotti MG. Am J Sports Med. 2020 Sep;48(11) PMID: 32813568.
Return to Play Guidelines After Patella Instability Surgery Requiring Bony Realignment: A Systematic Review. Chatterji R, White AE, Hadley CJ, Cohen SB, Freedman 14, KB, Dodson CC. Orthop J Sports Medicine 2020 Dec 15(8) PMID: 33403208.
Return to Play Rates after Ulnar Nerve Transposition and Decompression Surgery: a retrospective analysis. Hadley CJ, Dixit A, Kunkel J, White AE, Ciccotti MD, Cohen SB, Dodson CC. JSES Int 2021 Feb 9(5): 296-301. PMID: 33681853
Trends In Leadership at Othopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowships. Schiller NC, Sama AJ, Spielman AF, Donnally Iii CJ, Schachner BI, Damodar DM, Dodson CC, Ciccotti MG.World J Orthop. 2021 Jun 18;12(6):412-422. PMID: 34189079
Efficacy of Hematoma Aspiration and Platelet-rich Plasma Muscle Injections for the Treatment of Hamstring Strains in Athletes. Trunz LM, Landy JE, Dodson CC, Cohen SB, Zoga AC, Roedl JB.Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2021 Jul 23. Doi. PMID: 34310495
Long-Term Sports Participation and Satisfaction After UCL Reconstruction in Amateur Baseball Players. Jack RA 2nd, Rao S, D’Amore T, Willier DP 3rd, Gallivan R, Cohen SB, Dodson CC, Ciccotti MG.Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Aug 18;9(8): eCollection 2021 Aug. PMID: 34423061
Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Javelin Throwers: An Analysis of Return to Play Rates and Patient Outcomes. Hadley CJ, Rao S, Erickson BJ, Cohen SB, Dodson CC, Ciccotti MG, Romeo AA. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Oct 20:S1058-2746(21)Online ahead of print. PMID: 34687920
Return to School After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Prospective Study of Adolescents and Young Adults. Brutico JM, Paul RW, Wright ML, Cohen SB, Ciccotti MG, Dodson CC, Freedman KB, Hammoud S. Orthop J Sports Med. 2022 Mar 23; 10(3) eCollection PMID: 35340724.
Safer Return to Play After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Evaluation of a Return To Play Checklist. Hadley CJ, Rao S, Tjoumakaris FP, Ciccotti MD, Dodson CC, Marchetto PA, Hammoud S, Cohen SB, Freedman KB. Orthop J Sports Med. 2022. Apr 18; 10(4) eCollection PMID: 35464900.