February Featured Editorial Board Member

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Alan Getgood, MPhil, MD, FRCS(Tr&Orth)
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedic Sport Medicine Fellowship Director
Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic
London, Ontario, Canada

Dr. Al Getgood is an orthopaedic surgeon and clinician scientist specialising in complex knee reconstruction. He completed his primary medical degree at the University of Edinburgh followed by orthopaedic residency and a research Doctorate (MD) at the University of Cambridge. His fellowship training included time in London (Ontario), Banff (Alberta) and Coventry (UK). In September 2012 he moved to Canada to work at the Fowler Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic, University of Western Ontario.

Dr. Getgood’s clinical practice focuses on complex soft tissue reconstruction of the knee. He has been successful in securing over 3 million dollars in peer reviewed and industry funded grants to build his pre-clinical and clinical research program focusing on joint preservation. Particular achievements include being awarded the ISAKOS/OREF multicentre research grant in 2014, the Ontario Early Researcher Award in 2016 and most recently the Albert Trillat Young Investigator award at ISAKOS 2017. He was also a AOSSM/APKASS Traveling Fellow in April 2017.

Dr. Getgood has authored over 60 peer-reviewed articles and numerous book chapters. He has given over 100 national and international conference presentations, lectures and demonstrations. Aside from siting on the AJSM electronic media Editorial Board, he is a General Board Member of the ICRS, is Deputy Chair of the Sports Medicine committee of ISAKOS and sits on the Education committee of AOSSM. Dr. Getgood is also a founding member of the International Meniscus Reconstruction Forum (IMReF), and a member of the ACL study group and ESSKA.

Selected Published Work

Lording T, Corbo G, Bryant D, Burkhart TA, Getgood A. Rotational Laxity Control by the Anterolateral Ligament and the Lateral Meniscus Is Dependent on Knee Flexion Angle: A Cadaveric Biomechanical Study. Clinical orthopaedics and related research. 2017.

Getgood A, Dhollander A, Malone A, Price J, Helliwell J. Pharmacokinetic Profile of Intra-articular Fluticasone Propionate Microparticles in Beagle Dog Knees. Cartilage. 2017:1947603517723687.

Geeslin AG, Moatshe G, Chahla J, Getgood A, et al. Anterolateral Knee Extra-articular Stabilizers: A Robotic Study Comparing Anterolateral Ligament Reconstruction and Modified Lemaire Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis. The American journal of sports medicine. 2017:363546517745268.

Dhollander A, Malone A, Price J, Getgood A. Determination of knee cartilage volume and surface area in beagle dogs: a pilot study. Journal of experimental orthopaedics. 2017;4(1):35.

Corbo G, Norris M, Getgood A, Burkhart TA. The infra-meniscal fibers of the anterolateral ligament are stronger and stiffer than the supra-meniscal fibers despite similar histological characteristics. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2017.

Kolaczek S, Hewison C, Caterine S, Ragbar MX, Getgood A, Gordon KD. Analysis of 3D strain in the human medial meniscus. Journal of the mechanical behavior of biomedical materials. 2016;63:470-475.

Getgood A, LaPrade RF, Verdonk P, et al. International Meniscus Reconstruction Experts Forum (IMREF) 2015 Consensus Statement on the Practice of Meniscal Allograft Transplantation. The American journal of sports medicine. 2016.

Van der Watt L, Khan M, Rothrauff BB, Getgood A, et al. The structure and function of the anterolateral ligament of the knee: a systematic review. Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association. 2015;31(3):569-582.e563.

Spencer L, Burkhart TA, Tran MN, Getgood A, et al. Biomechanical Analysis of Simulated Clinical Testing and Reconstruction of the Anterolateral Ligament of the Knee. The American journal of sports medicine. 2015;43(9):2189-2197.

Rezansoff AJ, Caterine S, Spencer L, Tran MN, Litchfield RB, Getgood AM. Radiographic landmarks for surgical reconstruction of the anterolateral ligament of the knee. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2015;23(11):3196-3201.

Kempshall PJ, Parkinson B, Thomas M, Getgood A, et al. Outcome of meniscal allograft transplantation related to articular cartilage status: advanced chondral damage should not be a contraindication. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2015;23(1):280-289.

Hewison CE, Tran MN, Kaniki N, Remtulla A, Bryant D, Getgood AM. Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis Reduces Rotational Laxity When Combined With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review of the Literature. Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association. 2015;31(10):2022-2034.

Getgood A, Gelber J, Gortz S, De Young A, Bugbee W. Combined osteochondral allograft and meniscal allograft transplantation: a survivorship analysis. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2015;23(4):946-953.

Caterine S, Litchfield R, Johnson M, Chronik B, Getgood A. A cadaveric study of the anterolateral ligament: re-introducing the lateral capsular ligament. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2015;23(11):3186-3195.

Saithna A, Kundra R, Getgood A, Spalding T. Opening wedge distal femoral varus osteotomy for lateral compartment osteoarthritis in the valgus knee. The Knee. 2014;21(1):172-175.

Robb C, Kempshall P, Getgood A, et al. Meniscal integrity predicts laxity of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2014.

Power J, Hernandez P, Guehring H, Getgood A, Henson F. Intra-articular injection of rhFGF-18 improves the healing in microfracture treated chondral defects in an ovine model. Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society. 2014;32(5):669-676.

Norman DG, Getgood A, Thornby J, et al. Quantitative topographic anatomy of the femoral ACL footprint: a micro-CT analysis. Medical & biological engineering & computing. 2014;52(11):985-995.

Getgood A, Collins B, Slynarski K, et al. Short-term safety and efficacy of a novel high tibial osteotomy system: a case controlled study. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2013;21(1):260-269.

Collins B, Getgood A, Alomar AZ, et al. A case series of lateral opening wedge high tibial osteotomy for valgus malalignment. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2013;21(1):152-160.

Getgood A, Henson F, Skelton C, et al. The Augmentation of a Collagen/Glycosaminoglycan Biphasic Osteochondral Scaffold with Platelet-Rich Plasma and Concentrated Bone Marrow Aspirate for Osteochondral Defect Repair in Sheep: A Pilot Study. Cartilage. 2012;3(4):351-363.

Getgood A, Henson F, Brooks R, Fortier LA, Rushton N. Platelet-rich plasma activation in combination with biphasic osteochondral scaffolds-conditions for maximal growth factor production. Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA. 2011;19(11):1942-1947.

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January Featured Editorial Board Member

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Aaron J. Krych, MD
Professor
Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Program Director, Sports Medicine Research Fellowship
Mayo Clinic Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Rochester, MN

Aaron Krych is Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, USA. He is also Director of the Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Fellowship and Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Research Fellowship.

He received his MD and Orthopedic Surgery Residency training at Mayo Clinic. He completed his sports fellowship training at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York in 2010. He was an ICRS Travelling Fellow in 2013. His clinical focus has been on cartilage restoration in the hip and knee, and knee osteotomy and meniscus transplant. His research interests include improving cartilage allograft, adipose-derived MSC injection for hip and knee arthritis, meniscus repair, and single stage cell-based cartilage repair.

Selected Published Work

Melugin H, Wu IT, Levy BA, Stuart MJ, Krych AJ. Is Treatment of Segond Fracture Necessary with Combined ACL Reconstruction?  Am J Sports Med. 2017 Dec 1:363546517745280. doi: 10.1177/0363546517745280. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29286825

Hevesi M, Krych AJ, Redmond JM, Hartigan DE, Levy BA, Domb BG. Multi-Center Analysis of Mid-Term Clinical Outcomes of Arthroscopic Labral Repair in the Hip: Minimum Five Year Follow-Up.  Am J Sports Med. 2017 Oct 1:363546517734180. doi: 10.1177/0363546517734180. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29065275

Schilaty ND, Nagelli C, Bates NA, Sanders TL, Krych AJ, Stuart MJ, Hewett TE. Incidence of Second Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears (2001 – 2010) and Associate Factors by Geographic Locale. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017 Aug 18;5(8):2325967117724196. doi: 10.1177/2325967117724196. eCollection 2017 Aug. PMID:28840155

Woodmass JM, LaPrade RF, Sgaglione N, Nakamura N, Krych AJ. Current Concepts in Meniscus Repair: Reconsidering Indications, Techniques, and Biologic Augmentation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Jul 19;99(14):1222-1231. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.00297. PMID: 28719562

Sanders TL, Christensen TC, Johnson NR, Hewett TE, Stuart MJ, Dahm DL, Krych AJ. Incidence of Acute Lateral Patellar Dislocation: A 21-Year Population-Based StudySports Health. 2017 Aug 1:1941738117725055. doi: 10.1177/1941738117725055. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28795924

Schilaty ND, Bates NA, Sanders TL, Krych AJ, Stuart MJ, Hewett TE. Incidence of Second Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears (1990 – 2000) and Associate Factors by Geographic Locale. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jun; 45 (7):1567-1573. 2017 Mar 1:363546517694026. doi: 10.1177/0363546517694026. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28298067

Christensen TC, Sanders TL, Pareek A, Mohan R, Dahm DL, Krych AJ. Risk Factors and Time to Recurrent Ipsilateral and Contralateral Patellar Dislocation: A Population-Based Study.  Am J Sports Med. 2017 May 1:363546517704178. doi: 10.1177/0363546517704178. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:28463535.

Samuelson BT, Webster KE, Johnson NR, Hewett TE, Krych AJ. Hamstring Autograft versus Patellar Tendon Autograft for ACL Reconstruction: Is There a Difference in Graft Failure Rate? A Meta-analysis of 47,613 Patients. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Feb 15. doi: 10.1007/s11999-017-5278-9. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28205075

Sanders TL, Pareek A, Obey MR, Johnson NR, Carey JL, Stuart MJ, Krych AJ. High Rate of Osteoarthritis following OCD Fragment Excision Compared to Surgical Restoration at a Mean 16-Year Follow-Up. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Apr 1:363546517699846. doi: 10.1177/0363546517699846. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28419816

Amano K, Li A, Pedoia V, Krych AJ, Rodeo S, Li X, Ma CB, Majumdar S, AF-ACL Consortium. Surgical timing is related to changes seen in cartilage matrix composition after ACL reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Apr;45(5):1075-1084. doi: 10.1177/0363546516677794. Epub 2017 Jan 27. PMID: 28768432

Sanders TL, Pareek A, Johnson NR, Stuart MJ, Dahm DL, Krych AJ. Patellofemoral Arthritis after Lateral Patellar Dislocation: A Population-Based Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Apr;45(5):1012-1017. doi: 10.1177/0363546516680604 PMID: 28005405

Krych AJ, Reardon P, Sousa P, Pareek A, Stuart MJ, Pagnano MW. Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty Provides Higher Activity and Durability than Valgus-Producing Proximal Tibial Osteotomy at 5-7 years. Accepted to JBJS July 2016. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Jan 18;99(2):113-122. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.15.01031. PMID: 28099301

Krych AJ, Pareek A, King AH, Johnson NR, Stuart MJ, Williams RJ. Return to Sport after the Surgical Management of Articular Cartilage Lesions in the Knee: A Meta-Analysis. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 25(10), 3186-3196. PMID:27539401

Pareek A, Reardon PJ, Macalena JA, Levy BA, Stuart MJ, Williams RJ III, Krych AJ. Osteochondral Autograft Transfer versus Microfracture In The Knee: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Comparative Studies at Mid-Term. Arthroscopy 2016 Oct; 32 (10):2118-2130 2016 Jul 31. pii: S0749-8063(16)30326-7. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.05.038. PMID: 27487736

Bryan AJ, Krych AJ, Pareek A, Reardon PJ, Berardelli R, Levy BA. Are Short-term Outcomes of Hip Arthroscopy in Patients Older than 55 Years Inferior to Younger Patients? Am J Sports Med 2016 Oct; 44 (10):2526-2530. pii: 0363546516652114. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27416992

Allen MM, Pareek A, Krych AJ, Hewett TE, Levy BA, Stuart MJ, Dahm DL. Are Female Soccer Players At An Increased Risk of Second Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Compared to Their Athletic Peers? Am J Sports Med 2016 Oct; 44 (10):2492-2498. pii: 0363546516648439. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 27261476

Lin Y, Lewallen EA, Camilleri ET, Bonin CA, Jones D, Dudakovic A, Karperien MJ, Larson AN, Dahm DL, Stuart MJ, Levy BA, Ryssman DB, Smith J, Westendorf JJ, Im HJ, van Wijnen AJ, Riester SM, Krych AJ. RNA-seq analysis of clinical-grade osteochondral allografts reveals activation of early response genes. J Orthop Res 2016 Nov; 34 (11):1950-1959. doi: 10.1002/jor.23209. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:26909883

Sanders T, Maradit Kremers H, Bryan A, Fruth K, Larson DR, Levy BA, Stuart MJ, Dahm DL, Krych AJ. Is ACL reconstruction effective in preventing secondary meniscal tears and osteoarthritis? Am J Sports Med 2016 Jul; 44 (7):1699-707. pii: 0363546516634325. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:26957217

Sanders T, Maradit Kremers H, Bryan A, Kremers WK, Levy BA, Dahm DL, Stuart MJ, Krych AJ. Incidence of and Factors Associated with the Decision to Undergo ACL Reconstruction One to Ten Years After Injury. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jun;44(6):1558-64. doi: 10.1177/0363546516630751 PMID: 26928338

Sanders T, Maradit Kremers H, Bryan AJ, Larson DR, Dahm DL, Levy BA, Stuart MJ, Krych AJ. Incidence of anterior cruciate ligament tears and reconstruction: A 21 year population-based study. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jun;44(6):1502-7. doi: 10.1177/0363546516629944 PMID: 26920430

Krych AJ, King AH, Bererdelli RL, Sousa PL, Levy BA. Is MRI Subchondral Edema with Cystic Change a contraindication for hip arthroscopy in patients with FAI?  Am J Sports Med. 2016 Feb;44(2):454-9. doi: 10.1177/0363546515612448. PMID:26620297

Krych AJ, Nawabi DH, Jones K, Farshad-Amacker NA, Maak TG, Potter HP, Williams, RJ, III. Bone Marrow Concentrate lmproves Early Scaffold Plug Cartilage Phase Maturation: A Comparative MRI Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jan;44(1):91-8. PMID: 26574602

CL Camp, MJ Heidenreich, DL Dahm, MJ Stuart, BA Levy, Krych AJ. Individualizing the Tibial Tubercle to Trochlear Groove Distance: Patellar Instability Ratios That Predict Recurrent InstabilityAm J Sports Med. 2016 Feb;44(2):393-9. doi: 10.1177/0363546515602483 PMID: 26394888

Christensen J, Krych AJ, Engasser W, Vanhees M, Collins MS, Dahm DL. Lateral tibial slope is increased with patients with early graft failure following ACL reconstructionAm J Sports Med. 2015 Oct;43(10):2510-4. PMID: 26320223

Krych AJ, Stuart MJ, Levy BA. Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy for degenerative meniscal tear.  N Engl J Med. 2014 Mar 27;370(13):1259.

Krych AJ, Wanivenhaus F, Ng K, Doty S, Warren RF, Maher SA. Matrix Generation Within A Macroporous Non-Degradable Implant for Osteochondral Defects: Evaluation in an in vivo Rabbit Model.  J Mater Sci Mater Med. 2013 Oct;24(10):2429-37.

Krych AJ, Thompson M, Knutson Z, Scoon J, Coleman SH. Arthroscopic labral repair versus labral debridement in female patients with femoroacetabular impingement: a prospective randomized study.  Arthroscopy 2013; 29(1):46-53.

Krych AJ, Robertson CM, Williams, RJ, III. Return to Athletic Activity after Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation in the Knee.  2012;40(5):1053-1059. DOI 10.1177/0363546511435780

Krych AJ, Harnly HW, Rodeo SA, Williams RJ. Activity levels are higher after osteochondral autograft transfer mosaicplasty than after microfracture for articular cartilage defects of the knee a retrospective comparative study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jun 6; 94A(11):971-8.

Krych AJ, Pitts RT, Dajani KA, Stuart MJ, Dahm DL, Levy BA. Surgical treatment of meniscal tears associated with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in pediatric patientsAm J Sports Med. 2010 May;38(5):976-82.

Krych AJ, McIntosh AL, Voll AE, Stuart MJ, Dahm DL. Arthroscopic repair of isolated meniscal tears in patients 18 years and younger Am J Sports Med. 2008 Jul;36(7):1283-9

December Featured Editorial Board Member

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Allen F. Anderson, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance
Nashville, Tennessee

Dr. Allen F. Anderson passed away on his farm, Sunday, November 12, 2017. Born on November 16, 1949, he was 67 years old. This month, we honor his life and contributions to AJSM as a member of the Editorial Board and Associate Editor.

Dr. Anderson was a graduate of University of Tennessee College of Medicine, and he completed a residency in orthopedics at Vanderbilt University and was board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery in general orthopedics with a certificate of added qualification for Sports Medicine. He was a specialist in sports medicine with a keen interest in knee injury and ligament reconstruction; he published over 100 scientific manuscripts in peer review journals and 26 book chapters. He had 21 scientific exhibits at national and international meetings, numerous national and international presentations, and 75 instructional course lectures. He received a patent for invention of a pediatric ACL reconstruction system. He received numerous awards and was recognized as: America’s Top Physicians 2004-2012 from Consumer’s Research Council, Elected to Best Doctors in America by peers 2007-2008, Nashville Business Journal Top Doctor 2016-2017.

He served in the leadership of many societies including: being the Associate Editor of the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine and the American Journal of Sports Medicine, serving as President of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and the Board of Directors of several other related societies.

Dr. Anderson’s greatest joy was Jesus and spending time with his beloved wife, Candy, and three sons, Brian, David and Chris. He leaves behind 5 grandchildren: Evie, Ben, Eleanor, Caroline, and Francis Allen (born November 16, 2017). He also leaves 2 daughters-in-law, Jeanna and Laura, 2 sisters, Holly Wilds and Noel Anderson, and one brother, Gary Anderson, plus many nieces, nephews, and cousins, and countless friends—who will all miss him greatly. Until we meet again.

Read Dr. Anderson’s personal statement below, extracted from the AOSSM Presidential Address in July 2016, an important part of his legacy:

Personally, I have been blessed in so many ways. Not the least of which was the
circumstances of life that resulted in a career in sports medicine and my presence
at this podium. Given my history, I am fortunate to just be a member of this great
society consisting of so many dedicated and gifted surgeons, much less serve in a
leadership position.

When I was an adolescent, I was a poor student due to a learning disability
called dysstudia, a neurocognitive disorder caused by lack of studying. I
compensated for this profound disability by being temperamental—half temper
and half mental. I vividly remember several adults telling me that I was going to
be something when I grew up. Being young and naïve, naturally I thought they
meant something good. It wasn’t until years later that I realized they thought I
would be living in the Big House, wearing an orange jumpsuit and flip-flops.

I was saved from this ignominious prophecy by great parents. I had a loving
mother, who died when I was young, and a father who I idolized. He told me,
when I was a child that he would give his life for me, and I knew in my heart it was
true. I would have done the same for him without hesitation. I was so proud that
he was my father. I loved him more than life. He was one of the greats of the
greatest generation. He not only loved me, but he also taught me what it was to
be a man and a father. He believed that the greatest attribute was character, a
quality that is ultimately defined by our actions. The foundation of his character
was built on the core values of integrity, loyalty, duty, and faith. He genuinely
embraced these ideals and made them his core values, because they resonated
with his innate sense of goodness.

He believed that we are all created equal. That innate talent determines
what you are capable of achieving, but there is no substitute for hard work, for
you cannot live up to your potential without it. Always do your best, the freely
chosen pursuit of excellence is the practical ideal, and one day you will give an
account for how you managed the talents you were given. Perseverance is a
quality that is essential to success, because it overcomes most deficiencies. Any
form of honest work nurtures personal dignity, self-reliance provides
independence, and the concept of personal responsibility will nourish the
freedom and desire to accomplish your dreams.

My dad used to tell his friends that I was a good boy. Every time I heard
that it gave me an even greater desire to live up to the compliment and to make
him proud of my accomplishments.

I focused all my efforts on sports because it was fun and I was better than
most of my peers. Unfortunately, I peeked too early. By the sixth grade, I was no
longer the biggest, fastest, and toughest player on the team. I worked hard,
persevered, and went to University of Tennessee as a 185-pound outside
linebacker. I made up for my lack of size by being really slow. In those days, UT
was known as Linebacker U, with players like Hacksaw Reynolds. He got that
nickname after he used a hacksaw to cut his own Jeep in half after we lost to Ole
Miss. He was a very scary guy.

Freshmen could not play on the varsity in those days, so the freshman team
played other schools. To my chagrin, for the first time in my life, I was relegated
to the second team. I had difficulty understanding that because I was the best
dummy holder on the team. Eventually, the guy that played first team got hurt
and I started against Georgia Tech. I made 24 tackles and played one of the best
games of my life. The head coach, Doug Dickey, called me to his office the next
day, shook my hand and said “Good game, Little Man”.

When he called me “Little Man”, I immediately realized I would never play
first team again. This led to a fundamental change in my worldview. I had to do
something else to make my father proud. So, out of desperation, I studied one
semester to see if I could make good grades. To my utter astonishment, I made a
4.0 while taking the most difficult courses that were offered to athletes at UT,
such as, school shop safety, basket weaving, and weight lifting. I was amazed by
what could be accomplished by taking books home, reading assignments, and
studying. I had an uncle who, as a general surgeon, was revered in our family.
Although it seemed highly improbable given my academic history, I decided that
after this initial success, I would go to medical school. I was encouraged by my
father’s belief that if I worked hard and persevered, I could accomplish any goal.

In the crucible of medical school and training, I developed a profound
ambition to be successful and to obtain all that life had to offer. I was driven to
sacrifice the present for the future, to build the foundation of my life on a career
that would make my dad proud. I realized that success is measured in many ways
and on many levels. Consequently, I thought it was important to identify what
success meant to me, personally, so that when I succeeded I would know it. I
defined success with worldly measures, including a loving family, a busy practice,
and a big house in the best neighborhood, membership of the most prestigious
country club, an expensive car, and wealth.

By the time I was 45 years old, I had achieved all of my personal criteria of
success. But the goals I had striven so hard for did not provide the satisfaction
that I was ultimately seeking. Then, I suffered a loss of extraordinary magnitude
when my father died. At that time, my heart was completely empty; the best
description of how I felt is hollow. There was no joy, satisfaction, or fulfillment in
the success of my career or in life. When I walked through this tragedy, it revealed
that I had foolishly built my life on a foundation as unstable as sand.

I learned that building my own foundation would never be fully satisfying or
give me the purpose I longed for; never free me up for the authenticity I desired;
it led to a life of fear of failure and pride in reputation that some could always call
into question, of trying to construct a vocation that finally gave the validation I so
longed for, yet it could not withstand the vicissitudes of life. I felt just like Harold
Abrams, a runner in the movie “Chariots of Fire”, who stated ‘I have never known
contentment. I am forever in pursuit, and I do not even know what I am chasing. I
was chasing the wrong thing, and I was never going to find it, ever.’

When I was doing 400 cases per year, I thought I would be satisfied doing
500 cases, when I reached that milestone, I thought I would be content with 600
cases. The same was true for presentations, publications, and money. There was
no satisfaction in accomplishing any of these goals. It was a never-ending pursuit
of satisfaction in the wrong place. There would never be enough.

My Heavenly Father came to my rescue when I was powerless to build a
foundation that would sustain me. When I subsequently built the foundation of
my life on the Rock 20 years ago, my perspective completely changed. I felt like
Eric Little, Harold Abrams’ counterpart in “Chariots of Fire”. He stated, ‘I believe
God made me for a purpose, but He also made me fast. When I run, I feel His
pleasure.’ He was running from an overflow of the heart, not to win. Like Eric
Little, I feel God’s pleasure when using the talents I was given to fulfill my sacred
responsibility to sow the seeds of hope and healing in the lives of others. This
change in perspective satiated my eternal thirst and filled my empty heart long
ago. It led to me to develop a “servant’s heart”, to love people rather than using
them to achieve worldly measures of success.

There is nothing wrong with working hard and desiring to do well. 
Ultimately, the outcome of that effort will not provide the satisfaction that we all
yearn for. I stand sure in the solace provided by the most important thing that I
have learned. My purpose in life is not to make my earthly father proud or
achieve personal, worldly success, but to glorify my Heavenly Father, the Author
of Life, who provides the ultimate satisfaction of my soul.

Selected Published Work

Anderson AF, Anderson CN. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Skeletally Immature Patients. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Reconstruction and Basic Science. Eds. Prodromos, et al. Philadelphia, PA: Saunders, 2008. 457-69.

Anderson AF, Anderson CN. ACL Injury with Bony Avulsion. Advanced Reconstruction: Knee. Eds. Lieberman, et al. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2011. 603-11.

Anderson AF, Anderson CN. Reconstructing the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in Pediatric Patients. Insall and Scott: Surgery of the Knee. Eds. Scott, et al. 5th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2012. 855-64.

Anderson AF, Anderson CN. Technique: Anderson Technique. Knee Surgery for the Pediatric and Adolescent Athlete. Eds. Cordasco F and Green D. Wolters Kluwer. 2015. 46-52.

Shea KG, Martinson WD, Cannamela PC, Richmond CG, Fabricant PD, Anderson AF, Polousky JD, Ganley TJ. Variation in the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Origin in the Skeletally Immature Knee. Am J Sports Med. 2017. E-published ahead of print.

Anderson AF, Anderson CN. ACL Reconstruction in the Skeletally Immature: Transphyseal, All-Epiphyseal, Over-the-Top. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery Reconstructive Knee Surgery. Wolters Kluwer. 2017. 182-196.

November Featured Editorial Board Members

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Eivind Inderhaug, MD, MPH, PhD
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Haraldsplass Deaconess Hospital
Bergen, Norway

Eivind Inderhaug is a Consultant Orthopaedic surgeon specializing in knee surgery and sports medicine at Haraldsplass Deaconess Hospital, Bergen, Norway. Inderhaug graduated from University of Oslo, and did his post-graduate training in Bergen. In addition to his medical degree, Inderhaug has served as an officer in the Norwegian Armed Forces and has a Master in Health Economics, Policy and Management from University of Oslo. A special interest is in cost-efficiency analyses and evaluation of health-care programs.

Inderhaug defended his PhD-thesis “Changing paradigms of ACL surgery” in 2015 and later undertook a post-doc/research fellowship at Imperial College London under the supervision of Andrew Amis. Research interests include clinical studies on knee and shoulder surgery and has lately expanded to include anatomical and biomechanical perspectives.

Directing a group of researchers from Orthopaedics, Radiology, Physiotherapy and Engineering, Inderhaug is supervising a range of Master and PhD students. Inderhaug is a Member of NOF, AAOS, ESSKA and ACL study Group. He has received numerous prices and grants for past and ongoing research projects. With an extensive list of publications and book chapters, he regularly attends international conferences and meetings as an invited speaker and instructor.

Selected Published Work

Inderhaug E, Strand T, Fischer-Bredebeck C, Solheim E. Long-term results after reconstruction of the ACL with hamstrings autograft and transtibial femoral drilling. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Artrosc (2013) 21:2004-2010.

Solheim E, Hegna J, Øyen J, Inderhaug E. Arthroscopic treatment of lateral epicondylitis: tenotomy vs debridement. Arthroscopy (2015) 32:578-585.

Inderhaug E, Larsen A, Strand T, Waaler PA, Solheim E. The effect of feedback from post-operative 3D CT on placement of femoral tunnels in single-bundle anatomic ACL reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Artrosc (2016) 24:154-160.

Solheim E, Hegna J, Inderhaug E. Long-term outcome after all-inside meniscal repair using the RapidLoc system. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2016) 24:1495-1500.

Inderhaug E, Larsen A, Strand T, Waaler PA, Harlem T, Solheim E. The effect of intraoperative fluoroscopy on the accuracy of femoral tunnel placement in single-bundle ACL reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Artrosc (2017) 25: 1211-1218.

Inderhaug E, Kollevold KH, Kalsvik M, Hegna J, Solheim E. Preoperative NSAIDs, non-acute onset and long-standing symptoms predict inferior outcome at long-term follow-up after rotator cuff-repair. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Artrosc (2017) 25: 2067-2072.

Inderhaug E, Stephen JM, Williams A, Amis A. Biomechanical comparison of anterolateral procedures combined with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med (2017) 45:347-354.

Inderhaug E, Stephen JM, Williams A, Amis A. The effect of anterolateral tenodesis on tibial contact pressures and kinematics. Am J Sports Med (2017) DOI:10.1177/0363546517717260.

Inderhaug E, Stephen JM, Williams A, Amis A. Anterolateral tenodesis or anterolateral ligament complex reconstruction: effect of flexion angle at graft fixation when combined with anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med (2017). DOI: 10.1177/0363546517724422.

Solheim E, Hegna J, Strand T, Harlem T, Inderhaug E. Randomized study of long-term (15-17 years) outcome after microfracture versus mosaicplasty in knee articular cartilage defects. Am J Sports Med. Accepted 2017.

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Thomas J. Kremen, Jr., MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

Thomas Kremen, MD is a Board Certified Orthopaedic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California who specializes in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery. He completed medical school and his residency training at the University of California, Los Angeles followed by fellowship training in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Duke University. A former collegiate swimmer, he now serves as a team physician for USA Swimming and currently is the Chair of their Sports Medicine and Science Committee. His research has focused on the biomechanics of shoulder and knee reconstruction procedures, in vivo non-invasive imaging of therapeutic stem cells, and novel methods for improving the biology of healing musculoskeletal injuries. He has received research funding from the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, as well as the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He serves as a member of the Electronic Media Editorial Board for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Selected Published Work

Kremen TJ, Polakof LS, Rajaee SS, Nelson TJ, Metzger MF. The Effect of Hamstring Tendon Autograft Harvest on the Restoration of Knee Stability in the Setting of Concurrent Anterior Cruciate Ligament and Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Oct 1:363546517732743.

Bez M, Sheyn D, Tawackoli W, Avalos P, Shapiro G, Giaconi JC, Da X, David SB, Gavrity J, Awad HA, Bae HW, Ley EJ, Kremen TJ, Gazit Z, Ferrara KW, Pelled G, Gazit D. In Situ Bone Tissue Engineering Via Ultrasound-mediated Gene Delivery to Endogenous Progenitor Cells in Pigs. Sci Transl Med. 2017 May 17;9(390).

Neumann JA, Zgonis MH, Rickert KD, Bradley KE, Kremen TJ, Boggess BR, Toth AP. Interposition Porcine Dermal Matrix Xenografts: A Successful Alternative to traditional treatment of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears. Am J Sports Med. 2017 May;45(6):1261-1268. PMID: 28141953.

Kremen TJ, Sullivan RT, Garrett WE. “Proximal Hamstring Injury.” Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2nd ed., Edited by Mark D. Miller. Wolters Kluwer, 2016.

Gamradt SC, Kremen TJ, Chambers KL. Dual Posterior Portals For Arthroscopic Posterior Shoulder Stabilization in the Beach Chair Position. Tech in Shoulder & Elbow Surg. 2013 Dec;14(4):96-98.

Reid JJ, Kremen TJ, Oppenheim WL. Death After Closed Adolescent Knee Injury and Popliteal Artery Occlusion: A Case Report and Clinical Review. Sports Health. 2013 Nov;5(6):558-61.

Kremen TJ, McAllister DM. “Graft Selection in Multiple Ligament Injured Knee Surgery.” In: The Multiple Ligament Injured Knee: A Practical Guide to Management 2nd ed., edited by Gregory C. Fanelli. New York, NY: Springer; 2013

Chambers KL, Kremen TJ, Snell CJ, Gamradt SC. Arthroscopic Anterior Shoulder Stabilization in the Beach Chair Position Using Trans-Subscapularis Drilling of the 5:30 Anchor. Tech in Shoulder & Elbow Surg. 2011 Sept;12(3):56-61.

Bernthal NM, Seeger LL, Motamedi K, Stavrakis AI, Kremen TJ, McAllister DR, Motamedi AR. Can the Reparability of Meniscus Tears be Predicted with MRI? Am J Sports Med. 2011 Mar;39(3):506-10.

October Featured Editorial Board Members

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Michael Angeline, MD
Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mercy Health
Janesville, Wisconsin

Michael Angeline is an Orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at Mercy Health in Janesville, Wisconsin, where he is the Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery. A graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed an Orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Chicago followed by a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery. He currently is the head Orthopaedic surgeon for the Janesville Jets (NAHL Hockey), Beloit College athletics, the Beloit Snappers (Class A affiliate for the Oakland Athletics) and Janesville Parker/Craig High School athletics. In addition, he Chairs the Technology Committee within AOSSM (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine) and is a member of the Electronic Media Editorial Board for the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Dr. Angeline’s research interests include shoulder instability and biologic augmentation of soft tissue healing.

Selected Published Work

Angeline ME, Dines JS: Factors Affecting the Outcome of Rotator Cuff Surgery. Orthopaedic Knowledge Online Journal 2017;15(6):2.

Pascual-Garrido C, Angeline M, Ma R, Chahla J, Voigt C, Deng X, Nguyen J, Warren R, Rodeo S. Low Levels of Vitamin D have a Deletreious Effect on the Articular Cartilage in a Rat Model. HSS Journal. 2016 Mar

Lamplot J*, Angeline M*, Beederman M, et. al. Distinct Effects of Platelet-Rich Plasma and BMP13 on Rotator Cuff Tendon Injury Healing in a Rat Model. Am J Sports Med. 2014. Dec;42(12):2877-87.

Gee A, Angeline M, Dines J, Dines D. Shoulder Instability after Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Case of Arthroscopic Repair. HSS Journal. 2014 Feb;10(1):88-91.

Angeline M, Ma R, Pascual-Garrido C, Voigt C, Deng X, Warren R, Rodeo S. The Effect of Diet Induced Vitamin D Deficiency on Rotator Cuff Healing in a Rat Model. Am J Sports Med. 2014 Jan;42(1):27-34.

Zajac J, Angeline M, Bohon T, Loftus M, Potter H, Weiland A, Thompson R, Coleman S, Altchek D. Axillary Artery Thrombosis in a Major League Baseball Pitcher: A Case Report and Rehabilitation Guide. Sports Health. 2013 Sept;5(5):402-6.

Angeline M, Gee A, Shindle M, Warren R, Rodeo S. The Effects of Vitamin D Deficiency in Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Feb;41(2):461-4.

Angeline M, Rodeo, S. Biologics in the Management of Rotator Cuff Surgery. Clin Sports Med. 2012 Oct;31:645-663.

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Christopher D. Harner, MD
Professor
Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs
Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship
Depatment of Orthopaedic Surgery at
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, Texas

Christopher D. Harner, M.D., is Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs and Sports Medicine Fellowship Director of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is dual certified in both Orthopaedics and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.

Dr. Harner specializes in Sports Medicine and knee surgery. He has a long history of clinical and basic science research. Over the course of Dr. Harner’s basic science research career, he has educated over 100 undergraduate, graduate, medical students, residents and fellows. In his role at the University of Texas Health Science Center, he continues to oversee clinical and basic science studies of knee injury, healing, and surgical repair. Additionally, he assists in developing junior faculty for leadership and research careers in Orthopaedics.

Dr. Harner’s clinical and academic leadership in Sports Medicine is evidenced by numerous grants, awards and published scientific articles in clinical and research journals.  Awards for his research include the Cabaud Award in 1999 and 2003 and the Excellence in Research Award in 1994 and 2002 from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the Hughston Best Paper Award from the American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM) in 2000, the John Joyce Award from the International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) in 2001 and 2002, the Compere Award from the Twentieth Century Orthopaedic Association in 2004, the Rovere Award in 2009 and the O’Donoghue Sports Injury Award in 2011 both from The AOSSM.

His dedication to Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is marked by his commitment to research and education. He consistently has been named among The Best Doctors in America: Northeast Region. He has served on the education committees for both The AOSSM and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA). In addition, Dr. Harner is a member of the editorial review boards for numerous orthopaedic, sports medicine, and scientific journals. He served as Program Chair for the Combined American Orthopaedic Association (AOA)/Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA) Meeting in July 2007 in Quebec City and for the AOSSM Annual Meeting in July 2009 in Keystone, CO. Dr. Harner’s leadership in sports medicine was recognized by serving on the AOSSM Board from 2010 to 2015 and he received its highest honor by being named President in 2013.

In 2000, he was appointed to an 11 year term on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS).  During that time, he played a key role in Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification serving as Chairman of the Subspecialty Certification Committee.  In addition to his ABOS commitments, he was appointed to a 2 year term on the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Directors as a Member at Large in February 2007. Currently, he serves on the ISAKOS Executive Committee (2016-18).  His most recent accomplishment was being elected to the AOA Presidential Line (2017-2021). In 2019, he will become the 133rd AOA President.

Dr. Harner graduated with high honors from Michigan State University. In 1981, he earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan and went on to do his orthopaedic residency at the University of Pittsburgh.  He completed his sports medicine fellowship in Salt Lake City in 1987 and joined the full time faculty at the University of Pittsburgh later that same year.  While in Pittsburgh, he was an Endowed Professor for 17 years. In 1990, he was selected as an ESSKA-AOSSM Sports Medicine Travelling Fellow and visited over 20 sports medicine centers throughout Europe.

Dr. Harner and his wife, Cindy, have been married for 34 years and reside in Houston, TX in the Rice Village area. They have 3 children; Christopher (age 28), Andrew (age 26), and Nina (age 24).

Selected Published Work

Irvine, J.N., Arner, J.W., Thorhauer, E.D., Abebe, E., D’Auria, J., Schreiber, V.M. and Harner, C.D., and Tashman, S. Is There A Difference In Graft Motion For Bone-Tendon-Bone and Hamstring Autograft ACL Reconstruction at 6 Weeks and 1 Year? Amer. J. Sports Med., 44(10):2599-2609, 2016.

Salzer, M.J., and Harner, C.D.:  The Classic from John Feigin and Walton Curl (1976) on the 5-year follow-up of the repair of the isolated tear of the anterior cruciate ligament.  Is there a role for ACLS repair in 2016?  J. ISAKOS 1(2):116-122, doi: 10.1136/jisakos-2015-00043, 2016.

Yarbroudi, M.A., Bjornsson, J., Lynch, A.D., Muller, B., Samuelsson, K., Trabichi, M., Karlsson, J., Fu, F.H., Harner, C.D., and Irrgang, J.D.  Predictors of Revision Surgery After Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Orthop.J. Sport Med., 4(9):232596711666039, 2016.

Arner, J.W., Irvine, J.N., Zheng, L., Gale, T., Thorhauer, E., Hankins, M., Abebe, E., Tashman, S., Zhang, X, and Harner, C.D.: The Effects of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency on the Meniscus and Articular Cartilage: A Novel Dynamic In Vitro Pilot Study.  Orthop. J. Sports Med., 4(4), 2325967116639895, doi: 10.1177/2325967116639895, 2016.

Boretsky, K.R., Yen, Y.M., Harner, C.D., Orebaugh, S.L., and Williams, B.A.: Femoral nerve block for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction—do we have the information we need?  Am.J. Sports Med. 43(9):NP30, 2015.

Salim, R., Salzler, M.J., Bergin, M.A., Zheng, L., Carey, R.E., Kfuri, M. Jr., Zhang, X., and Harner, C.D.: Fluoroscopic Determination of the Tibial Insertion of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament in the Sagittal Plane. Am J Sports Med. 43(5):1142-6, 2015, DOI: 10.1177/0363546514568277. Epub 2015 Feb 10.

Wang, J.H., Kato, Y., Ingham, S.J., Maeyama, A., Linde-Rosen, M., Smolinski, P., Fu, F.H., and Harner, C.D.: Effects of Knee Flexion Angle and Loading Conditions on the End-to-End Distance of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament: A Comparison of the Roles of the Anterolateral and Posteromedial Bundles. Am. J. Sports Med. 42(12):2972-8, 2014.

Araujo, P.H., Moloney, G., Rincon, G., Carey, R., Zhang, X, and Harner, C.: Use of a fluoroscopic overlay to guide femoral tunnel placement during posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.Am. J. Sports Med. 42(11):2673-9, 2014.

Goyal, K.S., Pan, T.J., Tran, D., Dumpe, S.C., Zhang, X., and Harner, C.D.: Vertical Tears of the Lateral Meniscus: Effects on In Vitro Tibiofemoral Joint Mechanics. Orthop J Sports Med. 2(8):2325967114541237, Aug 1, 2014, DOI: 10.1177/2325967114541237. eCollection 2014.

Marsh, C.A., Martin, D.E., Harner, C.D., and Tashman, S. Effect of Posterior Horn Medial Meniscus Root Tear on In Vivo Knee Kinematics. Orthop.J. Sports Med. 2(7): 2325967114541220, Jul 11, 2014, DOI: 10.1177/2325967114541220. eCollection 2014.

Carey, R.E., Zheng, L., Aiyangar, A.K., Harner, C.D., and Zhang, X.  Subject-specific finite element modeling of he tibiofemoral joint based on CR, magnetic resonance imaging and dynamic stero-radiography data in vivo. J.Biomech.Eng. 136(4), 2014.

Salzler, M.J., Lin, A., Miller, C.D., Herold, S., Irrgang, J.J., and Harner, C.D.: Complications After Arthroscopic Knee Surgery.  Am. J. Sports Med. 42(2):292-6, 2014.

Harner, C.D.:  Presidential Address of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: Lifelong Learning–Mandate or Mission?  Am. J. Sports Med. 41(12):2742-5, 2014.

September Featured Editorial Board Members

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Julian A. Feller, FRACS
Orthopaedic Surgeon, OrthoSport Victoria
Melbourne, Australia

Julian Feller is a knee surgeon and practices as part of OrthoSport Victoria, based at Epworth Richmond in Melbourne, Australia. His practice involves the management of all conditions of the knee, including sports injuries and degenerative conditions. He has a long involvement with professional athletes in many sports, but particularly Australian Rules Football.

Julian has a long involvement in clinical research and has more than 150 book chapter and peer review journal publications. His research interests are anterior cruciate ligament injuries and patellar instability, as well as knee replacement and osteotomies.

Julian is currently an Adjunct Professor in the School of Allied Health at La Trobe University, where he has collaborated for many years with Dr. Kate Webster, and a Clinical Professor in the School of Medicine at Deakin University.

He serves on the editorial boards of AJSM, OJSM and KSSTA, and is a regular reviewer for several other journals. He has previously been on the editorial board of Arthroscopy.

Julian is the past president of the international ACL Study Group and of the Australian Knee Society, and a past chairman of the Knee Committee of ISAKOS. He is the immediate past Program Chair for ISAKOS and a current Board Member.

Selected Published Work

Feller JA, Feagin JA, Garrett WE. (1993) The medial patellofemoral revisited: an anatomical analysis. Knee Surg, Sports Traumatol, Arthroscopy. 1: 184-186.

Feller JA, Webster KE. (2003) A randomized comparison of patellar tendon and hamstring anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 31(4): 564-573.

Feller JA, Amis AA, Andrish JT, Arendt EA, Erasmus PJ, Powers CM. (2007) Surgical biomechanics of the patellofemoral joint. 23: 542-553.

Webster KE, Feller JA, Lambros C. (2008) Development and preliminary validation of a scale to measure the psychological impact of returning to sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery. Physical Therapy in Sport. 9(1): 9-15.

Ardern CL, Webster KE, Taylor NF, Feller JA. (2011) Return to the pre-injury level of competitive sport following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery: Two-thirds of patients have not returned by 12 months following surgery. Am J Sports Med. 39:538-43.

Ardern CL, Taylor NF, Feller JA, Webster KE. (2012) Return-to-sport outcomes at 2 to 7 years after ACL reconstruction surgery. Am J Sports Med. 40: 41-48.

Webster KE, Feller JA, Leigh WB, Richmond AK. (2014) Younger patients are at increased risk for graft rupture and contralateral Injury after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 42(3): 641-7.

Feller JA. (2015) Recurrent patellar instability: assessment and decision-making. Op Tech Sports Med. 23 (2): 68-76.

Webster KE, Feller JA, Hartnett N, Leigh WB, Richmond AK. (2016) Comparison of Patellar Tendon and Hamstring Tendon Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A 15-Year Follow-up of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Sports Med. 44(1): 83-90.

Webster KE, Feller JA. (2016) Exploring the high re-injury rate in younger patients undergoing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 44(11): 2827-32.

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Xinning Li, MD
Associate Professor, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine – Boston Medical Center
Team Physician, Boston University Athletics
Boston, Massachusetts

Dr. Xinning (Tiger) Li, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Boston University School of Medicine and Team Physician for Boston University Athletics, has a strong clinical interest in both Sports Medicine and Shoulder & Elbow surgery. He is the Co-Director of the Boston University Sports Medicine Fellowship. Dr. Li completed his first fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, a world-renowned sports medicine fellowship program. During his fellowship, Dr. Li worked with many experts in the field of sports medicine and served as the assistant team physician for the New York Mets professional baseball team. After his sports medicine fellowship, Dr. Li completed a second fellowship in Shoulder & Elbow surgery at the Harvard Medical School (Massachusetts General and Brigham & Women’s Hospital).  During this time, Dr. Li spent additional time travelling to France to work closely with two world-renowned shoulder surgeons, Dr. Lafosse (Annecy) and Dr. Walch (Lyon) to further advance his training in complex arthroscopic shoulder surgeries and open shoulder reconstruction.

Dr. Li graduated summa cum laude from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC and earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottesville, VA.  He went on to complete a six-year academic Orthopaedic Surgery residency program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA.  In addition to the five-year clinical residency, Dr. Li also completed an additional year of orthopaedic surgery research fellowship in Tissue Engineering. His efforts in the laboratory has led to the development of a novel synthetic bone graft substitute for healing of segmental bone defects and was the recipient of the prestigious Resident Clinician Scientist training grant from the OREF to continue his research endeavors.  In addition to his research accomplishments, Dr. Li was selected to the AOA Resident Leadership Forum and earned membership into the AOA Emerging Leaders program during his residency.

In 2015, the AOA selected Dr. Li as one of five Orthopaedic surgeons in the United States and Canada for the North American Traveling Fellowship (NATF). Considered to be one of the highest honors in academic orthopaedics, the NATF traveling fellowship is awarded every two years to orthopaedic surgeons who have shown outstanding clinical, educational, and research accomplishments.

Dr. Li has a strong interest in research and believes that it is through research that advances in the field of orthopaedic surgery and patient care is made possible.  His research interests include tissue engineering, ligament reconstruction, rotator cuff repair outcomes, database outcomes, multi-centered studies, and shoulder arthroplasty. Dr. Li has presented research at international, national, and regional orthopedic meetings numerous times.  In addition, he has received multiple research awards and has contributed over 200 peer-reviewed publications, editorials, book chapters, podium/poster presentations and accepted abstracts to the field of orthopaedics.  His research has been published in many of the leading journals in orthopaedic surgery, including The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, and the Journal of Orthopaedic Research.

Dr. Li currently sits on the editorial board of several major orthopaedic journals and is an active member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA).  Additionally, Dr. Li is a member of the Electronic Media Editorial Board for AJSM, serves on the 2017 AAOS Clinical Practice Guideline Committee for the management of rotator cuff tears, and review research grants for both the OREF and HSQR/AHRQ.

Selected Published Work

Orvets N, Parisien R, Chung JS, Murakami A, Eichinger JK, Li X. Acute versus delayed MRI imaging and associated pathology in traumatic anterior shoulder dislocations. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM). In Press.

Li X, Veltre DR, Cusano A, Yi P, Sing D, Gagnier J, Eichinger JK, Jawa A, Bedi A. Insurance status affects postoperative morbidity and complication rate after shoulder arthroplasty. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2017 Aug;26(8):1423-31.

Lowe JT, Testa EJ, Li X, Miller S, DeAngelis JP, Jawa A.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging is comparable to computed tomography for determination of glenoid version but does not accurately distinguish between Walch B2 and C classifications.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2017 Apr;26(4):669-73.

Lowe JT, Li X, Fasulo SM, Testa EJ, Jawa A. Patient recall worse peroperative pain after shoulder arthroplasty than originally reported: a study of recall accuracy using the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon scores.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2017 Mar;26(3):506-11.

Galvin JW, Parada SA, Li X, Eichinger JK.  Critical findings of Magnetic Resonance arthrograms in posterior shoulder instability compared to an age-matched controlled cohort. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016 Dec;44(12):3222-3229.

Li X, Cusano A, Eichinger JK. Eden-Hybinette and Pectoralis Major transfer for recurrent shoulder instability due to failed Latarjet and chronic subscapularis rupture. Orthopedics. 2016 Oct 13;1-6.

Parisien R, Yi PH, Li X, Jawa A. Risk of nerve injury during anatomical or reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: An intraoperative nerve monitoring study.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2016 Jul;25(7): 1122-7.

Saper D, Lybrand K, Creevy WR, Li X.  Using a posterior compartment fasciotomy and paratenon closure in acute Achilles tendon repair. Orthopedics. 2016 July 1;39(4): e790-3.

Dashe J, Parisien RL, Cusano A, Curry EJ, Bedi A, Li X. Allograft tissue irradiation and failure rate after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A systematic review.  World Journal of Orthopedics. 2016 June 18;7(6): 392-400.

Eichinger JK, Galvin JW, Grassbaugh JA, Parada SA, Li X.  Glenoid Dysplasia: Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – Current Concepts. 2016 June;98(11): 958-68.

Eichinger JK, Miller LR, Hartshorn T, Li X, Warner JP, Higgins LD.  Evaluation of satisfaction and durability after hemiarthroplasty and total shoulder athroplasty in a cohort of patients aged 50 years of younger: an analysis of discordance of patient satisfaction and implant survival.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2016 May;25(5): 772-80.

Saper D, Capiro N, Ma R, Li X. Management of Propionibacterium acnes infection after shoulder surgery.  Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. 2015 Mar;8(1): 67-74.

Li X, Eichinger JK, Hartshorn T, Zhou H, Mazkin E, Warner JP.  Patient positioning for arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery: A comprehensive analysis of lateral decubitus versus beach chair.  Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). 2015 Jan;23(1): 18-28.

Li X, Kenter K, Newman A, O’Brien SJ. Allergic-Hypersensitivity reactions and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome I in Orthopedic Patients.  Orthopedics. 2014 March;37(3): 1-7.

Li X, Ma R, Bedi A, Dines DM, Altchek DW, Dines JS.  Management of Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries. (Current Concepts Review).  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American. 2014 Jan 1;96(1): 73-84.

Li X, Ma R, Nielsen NM, Gulotta LV, Dines JS, Owens BD.  Management of shoulder instability in the skeletally immature patient.  Journal of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2013 Sept.;21(9): 529-37.

Abbot AE, Li X, Busconi BD. Arthroscopic treatment of concomitant superior labral anterior posterior (SLAP) lesions and rotator cuff tears in patients over the age of 45 yearsAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine.  2009 Jul;37(7): 1358-62.

Li X, Killie H, Guerrero P, Busconi BD. Anatomic reconstruction of chronic lateral ankle instability in the High-Demand Athlete: Functional outcomes after the modified brostrom repair using suture anchorsAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine.  2009 Mar;37(3): 488-94.

August Featured Editorial Board Members

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Scott Rodeo, MD
Professor, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Attending Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York-Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York

Dr. Scott Rodeo is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and is an Attending Surgeon at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the Hospital for Special Surgery, where he is Co-Chief Emeritus of the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service and Co-Director of the Orthopaedic Soft Tissue Research Program. After completing orthopaedic surgery residency and fellowship at The Hospital for Special Surgery, he joined the faculty on the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service at The Hospital for Special Surgery. At HSS he has pursued a clinician-scientist pathway, where he leads the Laboratory for Joint Tissue Repair and Regeneration in the Orthopaedic Soft Tissue Research Program. His laboratory studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms of tendon, ligament, and meniscus healing. He runs a translational research program, with a focus on the use of stem cells and other techniques of biologic augmentation of soft tissue healing. The research program carries out parallel preclinical animal studies as well as human clinical studies.

His clinical practice involves orthopaedic sports medicine, with specialty interest in complex knee reconstruction (ligament, meniscus and cartilage surgery), tendon repair in the shoulder and other joints, and shoulder instability. He is Head Team Physician for the New York Giants Football Team. Rodeo served as a Team Physician for the United States Olympic Team in 2004, 2008, and 2012. Rodeo graduated cum laude from Stanford University, where he completed his undergraduate work while competing on the Stanford swimming team.

Selected Published Work

Related to Clinical Work

Rodeo SA, Nguyen JT, Cavanaugh JT, Patel Y, Adler RS. Clinical and Ultrasonographic Evaluations of the Shoulders of Elite Swimmers. Am J Sports Med. 44: 3214-3221, 2016. doi: 10.1177/0363546516657823

Cancienne JM, Brockmeier SF, Rodeo SA, Werner BC.  Perioperative serum lipid Status and statin use affect revision surgery rate after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.  In press, Am J Sports Med. 2017.

Tuca M, Luderowski E, Rodeo S. Meniscal transplant in children. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2016 Feb;28(1):47-54. doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000000306.

Zadeh L, Chevrier A, Farr J, Rodeo S, Buschmann M. Augmentation Techniques for Meniscus Repair. Journal of Knee Surgery, 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0037-1602247.

Grawe B, Burge A, Nguyen J, Strickland S, Warren R, Rodeo, Shubinstein B. Cartilage regeneration in full-thickness patellar chondral defects treated with particulated juvenile articular allograft cartilage: An MRI analysis. In press, Cartilage, 2017.

Maher SA, Wang H, Koff MF, Belkin N, Potter HG, Rodeo SA.Clinical platform for understanding the relationship between joint contact mechanics and articular cartilage changes after meniscal surgery. J Orthop Res. 2017 Mar;35(3):600-611. doi: 10.1002/jor.23365. Epub 2017 Feb 13.

Wang D and Rodeo S. Platelet-Rich Plasma in Orthopaedic Surgery: A Critical Analysis Review. In press, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 2017.

Werner BC, Belkin NS, Kennelly S, Weiss L, Barnes RP, Potter HG, Warren RF, Rodeo SA. Acute gastrocnemius-soleus complex injuries in National Football League athletesThe Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2017.

Werner BC, Belkin NS, Kennelly S, Weiss L, Barnes RP, Rodeo SA, Warren RF, Hotchkiss RN. Injuries to the collateral ligaments of the metacarpophalangeal joint of the thumb, including simultaneous combined thumb ulnar and radial collateral ligament injuries, in National Football League athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jan;45(1):195-200. doi: 10.1177/0363546516660979. Epub 2016 Oct 1.

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Zong J, Mosca MJ, Degen R, Lebaschi A, Carballo C, Carbone A, Cong GT, Ying L, Deng X, Rodeo SA. Involvement of Indian hedgehog signaling in mesenchymal stem cell-augmented rotator cuff tendon repair in an athymic rat model. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Apr;26(4):580-588. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2016.09.036. Epub 2016 Nov 22.

Zong JC, Ma R, Wang H, Cong GT, Lebaschi A, Deng XH, Rodeo SA. The effect of graft pretensioning on bone tunnel diameter and bone formation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in a rat model. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Feb 1:363546516686967. doi: 10.1177/0363546516686967. [Epub ahead of print]

Degen RM, Carbone A, Carballo C, Zong J, Chen T, Lebaschi A, Ying L, Deng XH, Rodeo SA. The effect of purified human bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells on rotator cuff tendon healing in an athymic rat. Arthroscopy. 2016 Dec;32(12):2435-2443. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.04.019. Epub 2016 Jun 7.

Rodeo SA, Voigt C, Ma R, Solic J, Stasiak M, Ju X, El-Amin S, Deng X. Use of a New Model Allowing Controlled Uniaxial Loading to Evaluate Tendon Healing in a Bone Tunnel. J Orthop Res. 2015 Oct 28. doi: 10.1002/jor.23087. [Epub ahead of print]

Carbone A, Carballo C, Ma R, Wang H, Deng X, Dahia C, Rodeo S. Indian hedgehog signaling and the role of graft tension in tendon-to-bone healing: Evaluation in a rat ACL reconstruction model. J Orthop Res. 2016 Apr;34(4):641-9. doi: 10.1002/jor.23066. Epub 2015 Nov 25.

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MAJ Jonathan Dickens, MD
Director of Research, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
Bethesda, Maryland

MAJ Jonathan (Jon) Dickens is the Director of Research at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Research Chair for the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, and an attending in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. He is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.  He additionally serves as the Director for the Military Orthopaedics Tracking Injuries and Outcomes Network (MOTION), a DoD-wide research and quality improvement initiative to collect and improve outcomes following musculoskeletal injuries in the military population.  Dr. Dickens’ research interests include shoulder and knee instability in the military and sports populations.  His research has been awarded the Aircast Award from the American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine.

Selected Published Work

Dickens JF, Rue JP, Cameron KL, Kilcoyne KG, Allred CD, Svoboda SJ, Tokish JM, Peck KY, Owens BD.  Improved Return to Play in Contact Athletes Following Arthroscopic Stabilization for Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Prospective Multicenter Service Academy StudyAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. ePub ahead of Print 28 June 2017.

Dickens JF, Owens BD, Cameron KL, Masini BD, Peck KY, Svoboda SJ. The Impact of Sub-Critical Bone Loss and Exposure on Recurrent Instability Following Arthroscopic Bankart Repair in American Collegiate Football. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017.45 (8): 1769-1775.

Balazs GC, Williams BC, Knaus, CM, Brooks DI, Dickens JF, McCabe MP, Anderson TD. Morphologic Distribution of the Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine in Patients With and Without Hip Impingement: Reliability, Validity and Relationship to the Intraoperative Assessment. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2017;45(5):1117-1123.

Balazs GC, Brelin AM, Dwoarak TC, Brooks DI, Mauntel TC, Tintle SM, Dickens JF. Outcomes and Complications of Triceps Tendon Repair Following Acute Rupture in American Military Personnel. Injury. 2016.47(10):2247-2251.

Donahue MA, Owens BD, Dickens JF. Return to Play following Anterior Shoulder Dislocation and Stabilization Surgery. Clinics in Sports Medicine. 2016;35(4):545-561.

Balazs GC, Brelin AM, Grimm PD, Dickens JF, Keblish DJ, Rue JP. Hybrid tibial fixation of soft tissue grafts in ACL reconstruction: A systematic review. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2016;44(10):2724-2732.

Balazs GC, Brelin AM, Donohue MA, Dworak TC, Rue JP, Giuliani JR, Dickens JF. Incidence Rate and Results of Surgical Treatment of Pectoralis Major Tendon Ruptures in Active Duty Military Personnel. American Journal of Sports Medicine.  2016;44(7)1837-1843).

Picket A, Kluk MW, Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Rue JP. Intra-Operative Measurement Following Arthroscopic Distal Clavicle Excision: Correlation with Post-Operative Radiographs. Current Orthopaedics Practice. 2015;26(4):371-375.

Balazs GC, Dickens JF, Brelin A, Wolf J, Rue JP, Potter BK. Analysis of Orthopaedic Research Produced During the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2015;473(9):2777-84.

Bevevino, AJ, Dickens JF, Potter BK Gordon W, Forsberg, JA. A model to Predict Limb Salvage in Severe Combat-related Open Calcaneus Fractures.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2014;6(5):3002-9.

Kilcoyne KG, Dickens JF, Svoboda SJ, Owens BD, Cameron KL, Sullivan RT, Rue JP. Reported Concussion Rates for Three Division I Football Programs: An Evaluation of the New NCAA Concussion PolicySports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 2014;6(5):402-5.

Dickens JF, Owens BD, Cameron KL, Kilcoyne KG, Allred CD, Svoboda SJ, Tokish JM, Peck KY, Rue JP. Return to Play and Recurrence Following In-season Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Prospective Multicenter Study. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014;42(12):2842-50.

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Kluk MW, Gordon W, Shawen SB, Potter BK. Risk Factors for Infection and Amputation following Open, Combat-Related Calcaneus Fractures.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American). 2013;95(5):e24,1-8.

Owens B, Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Rue JP. Management of Mid-Season Traumatic Anterior Shoulder Instability in Athletes.  Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2012;20(8):518-26.

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Giuliani J, Owens B. Circumferential Labral Tears: A New Pathologic Consideration in First-Time Anterior Shoulder Dislocations.  American Journal of Sports Medicine.  2012;40:213-7.

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Tintle SM, Giuliani J, Schaefer RA, Rue JP. Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis: An Anatomic Study and Evaluation of At-Risk StructuresAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. 2012;40(10):2337-41.

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Haniuk E, Owens B. Combined Lesions of the Glenoid Labrum.  The Physician and Sports Medicine. 2012;40(1): 102-108.

Evans KN, Kilcoyne KG, Dickens JF, Rue JP, Giuliani J, Gwinn D, Wilckens J. Predisposing risk factors for noncontact ACL injuries in military subjects.  Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy. 2012; 20(8): 1554-9.

Kilcoyne KG, Dickens JF, Chronister, R, Keblish DJ, Rue JP. Outcomes of Grade I and II Hamstring Injuries in an Intercollegiate Athletic Population Using a Novel Rehabilitation ProtocolSports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach.  2011;3(6): 528-33.

Dickens JF, Kilcoyne KG, Kluk MW, Waterman S, Rue JP. The Posterolateral Corner: Surgical Approach and Technique Overview.  Journal of Knee Surgery.  2011;24(3):151-158.

Rue JP, Kilcoyne KG, Dickens JF, Kluk MW. Diagnosis and Treatment of Injuries to the Posterolateral Ligament Complex.  Journal of Knee Surgery.  2011;24(3):143-150.

Rue, JF, Kilcoyne KG, Dickens JF. Special Focus Edition: Complex Knee Problems in an Active Duty Military Population, Part II: Posterolateral Corner, Meniscus, and Cartilage Injuries. Journal of Knee Surgery.  2011; 24(3):141-142.

Shelbourne KD and Dickens JF. Joint Space Narrowing after Partial Medial Meniscectomy in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament-Intact Knee.  Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2007;15:519-524.

Shelbourne KD and Dickens JFDigital Radiographic Evaluation of Medial Joint Space Narrowing after Partial Meniscectomy of Bucket-Handle Medial Meniscus Tears in ACL-Intact KneesAmerican Journal of Sports Medicine. 2006;34:1648-1655.