January Featured Editorial Board Members

John Conway, MD

Medical Director, Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Specialty Associates

Fort Worth, TX

John Conway, M.D. completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California in 1990 and has practiced at Orthopedic Specialty Associates in Fort Worth, Texas for more than 25 years; currently specializing in active life style and sports medicine, with an emphasis on upper and lower extremity sports medicine, baseball medicine, and complex shoulder and elbow reconstruction.

He is Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery, a Diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. He an active member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine and the Arthroscopy Association of North America.  He is also a founding member of the Council on Sports Medicine, as well as an emeritus member and past President of the Major League Baseball Team Physicians Association.

Dr. Conway served as the Team Physician for the Texas Rangers for thirteen years and is currently a Team Physician for Texas Christian University Baseball, the University of Texas at Arlington, and Justin Sports Medicine. He also serves as the system-wide Medical Director for Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and is on the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Sports Medicine.  He has authored or co-authored more than 45 publications and given more than 200 international, national, regional and local presentations on sport medicine related topics.

He was awarded the James R Andrews Excellence in Baseball Sports Medicine Award from the American Sports Medicine Institute in 2010 and the Jack C Hughston Sports Physicians Award from the American Physical Therapy Association / SPTS in 2016.  He was also listed as one of the Top 20 North American Shoulder Surgeons in 2015, one of the Top 19 U.S. Sports Medicine Surgeons in 2013, in Best Doctors in America from 1996 – 2016, in Texas Super Doctors from 2004 – 2016, and in Top Docs Fort Worth from 2006 – 2016.

Selected Published Work

Meyer C, Garrison JC, Conway JE. Baseball Players with an Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear Display Increased Non-dominant Arm Humeral Torsion Compared to Healthy Baseball PlayersAm J Sports Med.  Epub PreView Sept 2, 2016.

Lee BJ, Garrison JC, Conway JE, Pollard K, Aryal S. The Relationship Between Humeral Retrotorsion and Shoulder Range of Motion in Baseball Players with an Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear. Orthop J Sport Med. 2016 Oct 10; 4 (10). eCollection 2016.

Taylor SA, Rumkumar PN, Fabricant PD, Dines JS, Gausden E, White A, Conway JE, O’Brien SJ. The Clinical Impact of Bicipital Tunnel Decompression During Long Head of the Biceps Tendon Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Arthroscopy. 2016; 32 (6): 1155-64.

Garrison JC, Johnston C, Conway JE. Baseball Players with Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tears Demonstrate Decreased Rotator Cuff Strength Compared to Healthy Controls. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2015; 10 (4): 1-6.

Noll S, Garrison JC, Bothwell J, Conway JE. Knee Extension Range of Motion at 4 Weeks is Related to Knee Extension Loss at 12 Weeks after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Orthop J Sports Med. 2015; 3 (5).

Hannon J, Garrison JC, Conway J, Lower Extremity Balance is Improved at Time of Return to Throwing in Baseball Players with an Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear when Compared to Pre-operative Measurements. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2014: 9 (3): 356-64.

Garrison JC, Bothwell J, Cohen K, Conway J. Effects of Hip Strengthening on Early Outcomes Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Int J Spots Phys Ther. 2014; 9 (2): 157-67.

Hannon JP, Garrison JC, Conway JE. Residents Case Study: Deep Vein Thrombosis in a High School Baseball Pitcher Following Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2013; 8 (4): 472-481.

Garrison JC, Arnold A, Macko MJ, Conway JE. Baseball Players Diagnosed with Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries Demonstrate Decreased Balance Compared to Healthy Controls. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2013; 43 (10): 752-758.

Garrison JC, Cole MA, Conway JE, Macko MA, Thigpen C, Shanley E. Shoulder Range of Motion Deficits in Baseball Players with an Ulnar Collateral Ligament Tear. Am J Sports Med. 2012; 40 (11): 2597-603.


Mark Grabiner
Mark Grabiner, PhD
Professor, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, Illinois

Mark Grabiner is a professor in Kinesiology & Nutrition, a professor in the Department of Bioengineering, and an Associate Vice-Chancellor for research and Research Integrity Officer at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  He is the founder and director of the Clinical Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Laboratory. Dr. Grabiner earned his doctorate from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and served on the faculty at the University of Southern California in the Department of Exercise Science, and then at The Cleveland Clinic in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, before joining UIC in 2001.  He has published over 135 refereed publications and has contributed to 10 books.  His interdisciplinary research involves characterizing the modifiable mechanisms underlying falls and injuries by older adults and translating these findings to the design, development, and deployment of clinically-relevant technologies and interventions.  During the course of his career, the research to which he contributed has received more than $20 million in extramural funding.  He is a fellow of the American Society of Biomechanics, the Gerontological Society of America, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Kinesiology.  He has served as the president of the American Society of Biomechanics, as a member of the executive Council of the International Society of Biomechanics, and as a member of the World Council on Biomechanics.

Selected Published Work

Honeycutt CF, Nevisipur M, Grabiner MD. Characteristics and adaptive strategies linked with falls in stroke survivors from analysis of laboratory-induced falls. Journal of Biomechanics, in press.

Pater ML, Rosenblatt NJ, Grabiner MD. Knee osteoarthritis negatively affects the recovery step following large forward-directed postural perturbations. Journal of Biomechanics. 2016; 49: 1128-1133.

Rosenblatt NJ, Hurt CP, Latash ML, Grabiner MD. Challenging gait leads to stronger lower-limb kinematic synergies: the effects of walking within a more narrow pathway. Neuroscience Letters. 2015; 600: 110-114.

Hurt CP, Grabiner MD. Age-related differences in the maintenance of frontal plane dynamic stability while stepping to targets. Journal of Biomechanics. 2015; 48: 592-597.

Pater ML, Rosenblatt NJ, Grabiner MD. Expectation of an upcoming large postural perturbation influences the recovery stepping response and outcome. Gait and Posture. 2015; 41: 335-337.

Kaufman KR, Wyatt, MP, Sessoms PH, Grabiner MD. Task-specific fall prevention training is effective for warfighters with transtibial amputations. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2014; 472: 3076-3084.

Crenshaw JR, Grabiner MD. The influence of age on the thresholds of compensatory stepping and dynamic stability maintenance. Gait Posture. 2014; 40: 363-368.

Grabiner MD, Crenshaw JR, Hurt CP, Rosenblatt NJ, Troy KL. Exercise-based fall prevention: can you be a bit more specific? Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews. 2014; 42: 161-168.

Rosenblatt NJ, Marone J, Grabiner MD. Preventing trip-related falls by community-dwelling adults: a prospective study. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2013; 61: 1629-1631.

Crenshaw JR, Kaufman KR, Grabiner MD. Compensatory-step training of healthy, mobile people with unilateral, transfemoral or knee disarticulation amputations: A potential intervention for trip-related falls. Gait Posture. 2013; 38: 500-506.

December Featured Editorial Board Members

Dr. Keith Kenter, MD

Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan

Dr. Keith Kenter, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He was recently Professor and Vice Chair of Academic Affairs with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the University of Cincinnati.  While in Cincinnati he held secondary appointments with the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation within the Department of Neurology and with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati, School of Engineering.  Dr. Kenter completed his medical school education at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  His orthopaedic internship and residency was at Duke University Medical Center and then he completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Reconstruction at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.

Dr. Kenter has remained dedicated to the education of medical students and residents.  He remained as Orthopaedic Resident Director over 10 years while at the University of Cincinnati.  He has been given annual teaching excellence awards by his residents from both the University of Missouri and the University of Cincinnati.  He was also recognized by receiving the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching while at the University of Cincinnati.  He was the founding Chair of the Council of Orthopaedic Resident Directors (CORD) and is past Chair of the Emerging Leaders Program both housed within the American Orthopaedic Association.  He remains active with AOSSM and has held committee positions and has been elected to the Council of Delegates for both the states of Ohio and Michigan.  He was awarded the AOSSM traveling fellowship to South America in 2005.  He been on the Editorial Board for AJSM since 2011 and is a principle reviewer for several orthopaedic journals.

Dr. Kenter’s research interests are the basic science of soft tissue healing and the incorporation of tendon healing to bone and has been a part of NIH-funded research while at the University of Cincinnati.  He has helped develop animal models to evaluate tendon healing and has investigated the basic science of tendon degeneration.  He has lectured nationally and internationally on this basic science data.  Clinically, he enjoys shoulder reconstruction surgery and the care of athletes.  He has been recognized as a national Top Doc for several consecutive years and, in 2013, one of the top 28 shoulder surgeons in North America based on his educational programs as it relates to the shoulder.

He is married to Patricia (Patty) and has three children: Madeline, Charlotte, and Mitchell.  He enjoys traveling, international cooking, and is a former junior-level ice hockey defenseman.

Selected Published Work

Litner S, Levy A, Kenter K, and Speer K: Glenohumeral Translation in the Asymptomatic Athlete’s Shoulder and Its Relationship to Other Clinically Measurable Anthropometric Variables. Am J Sports Med, 24:716, 1996

Levy A, Lintner S, Kenter K, Speer K: Intra- and Interobserver Reproducibility of the Shoulder Laxity ExaminationAm J Sports Med, 27(4): 460-3,  August 1999

Kenter K, Behr CT, Warren RF, O’Brien SJ, Barnes R: Acute Elbow Injuries in the National Football League.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 9(1):1-5, 2000

Fealy S, Kenter K, Dines JS, Warren RF: Mucoid Degeneration of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament.  Arthroscopy, 17(9):E37, 2002

Jordan LK, Kenter K, Griffiths H: The Relationship Between MRI and Clinical Findings in the Acromioclavicular Joint.   Journal of Skeletal Radiology, 31(9):516-21, 2002

Ray A, Kuroki K, Cook JL, Bal BS, Kenter K, Aust G, Ray BK: Induction of Matrix Metalloproteinase-1 Gene Expression is Regulated by Inflammation-Responsive Transcription Factor SAF-1 in Osteoarthritis. Arthritis & Rheumatism 48(1):134-45, 2003

Conroy BP, Gray BC, Fischer RB, Del Campo LJ, Kenter K: Interscalene Block for Elective Shoulder Surgery. Orthopaedics, 26(5):501-503, 2003

Tobias JD, DelCamo L, Kenter K, Groeper K, Gray B, Edwards J: Changes in Transcutaneous Carbon Dioxide, Oxygen Saturation, and Respiratory Rate after Interscalene Block. Southern Medical Journal 97(1):21-24, 2004

Cook JL, Marberry K, Kuroki K, Kenter K: Assessment of cellular, biochemical, and histological effects of bipolar radiofrequency treatment of canine articular cartilage.  Am Journal Vet Research, 65(5):604-609, 2004

Cook JL, Kuroki K, Kenter K, et al: Bipolar and Monopolar Radiofrequency Treatment of Osteoarthritic Knee Articular Cartilage: Acute and Temporal Effects on Cartilage Compressive Stiffness, Permeability, Cell Synthesis, and Extracellular Matrix Composition.  Journal Knee Surgery, 17:99-108, 2004

Shearn J, Kinneberg K, Dyment N, Galloway M, Kenter K, Wylie C, Butler D: Tendon Tissue Engineering: Progress, Challenges, and Translation to the Clinic. Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions, 11(2):163-173, 2011

Dyment NA, Kazemi N, Aschbacher LE, Brathelery NJ, Kenter K, Gooch C, Shearn JT, Wylie C, Butler DL: The Relationships among Spatiotemporal Collagen Gene Expression, Histology, and Biomechanics following Full-Length Injury in the Murine Patellar Tendon. J Ortho Res, 30(1):28-36, 2012

Hendry D, Ingalls J, Gorman D, Wissman R, Kenter K: Cysts Within and Adjacent to the Lesser Tuberosity: Correlation with shoulder arthroscopy. Skeletal Radiology, 41(9):1105-10; 2012

Wissman R, Ingall J, Radhakrishnan R, Nepute J, Von Fischer N, Hendry D, Kenter K: The Trochlear Cleft: The “black line” of the trochlear trough.  Skeletal Radiology 41(9):1121-26; 2012

Stachowicz RZ, Romanowski J, Wissman R, Kenter K: Percutaneous Balloon Humeroplasty for Hill-Sachs Lesions: A novel technique.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg 9:7-13, 2013

Dyment NA, Lui CF, Kazemi N, Aschbacher-Smith LE, Kenter K, Breidenbach, AP, Shearn JT, Wylie C, Rowe DW, Butler DL: The Paratenon Contributes To Scleraxis-Expressing Cells During Patellar Tendon Healing. PLOS ONE 1371; March 26, 2013

Chaubey A, Grawe B, Meganck J, Dyment N, Inzana J, Jiang X, Connolley C, Awad H, Rowe D, Kenter K, Goldstein S, Butler D:  Structural and Biomechanical Responses of Osseous Healing: A Novel Murine Nonunion Model.  J Orthop Traumatol, Online August 30, 2013

Li X, Kenter K, Newman A, O’Brien SJ: Allergy/Hypersensitivity Reactions as a Predisposing Factor to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome I in Orthopaedic Patients. Orthopedics 37:286-91, 2014

Gilday SD, Casstevens EC, Kenter K, Shearn JT, Butler, DL: Murine Patella Tendon Biomechanics Properties and Regional Strain Patterns During Natural Tendon-to-Bone Healing after Acute Injury.  J Biomechanics 47(9):2035-42, 2014

Kenter K: After the Bone and Joint Decade:  It is still time to educate on the musculoskeletal system.  Commentary on an article by James D. Wylie, MD, MHS, et al.: “Physician Provider Type Influences Utilization and Diagnostic Utility of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Knee”, J Bone Joint Surg Am 97(1):e6, 2015

Lalley AL, Dyment NA, Kazemi N, Kenter K, Gooch C, Rowe DW, Butler DL, Shearn JT: Improved Biomechanical and Biological Outcomes in the MRL/MpJ Murine Strain Following a Full-Length Patellar Tendon Injury. J Orthop Research 33(11):1693-1703, 2015

Mehta K, Wissman R, England E, d’Heurle A, Newton K, Kenter K:  Superolateral Hoffa’s Fat Pad Edema in Collegiate Volleyball Players. Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography 39(6):945-50, 2015

Ames SE, Cowen JB, Kenter K, Emery S, Hasley D:  Burnout in Orthopaedic Surgeons:  A challenge for leaders, learners, and colleagues.  JBJS (Am), 2016 (in press)


John W Orchard MD, PhD, FACSM, FACSEP
Chief Medical Officer, Cricket Australia 
Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health, University of Sydney
Sydney, Australia

John Orchard is an Australian non-surgical Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician with a combination career in professional sport and sports administration, clinical sports medicine practice and research. His main area of clinical specialisation is in muscle and tendon injuries of the lower limb. In research, he has an Adjunct Professor appointment through the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney, with general research stream being sports injury epidemiology and prevention and over 100 publications. He was the Chief Medical Officer for the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, was head of medical services for Baseball at the Sydney Olympics 2000, and has 20 years of experience working in various professional football codes. He has been a world leader in the topics of Local Anesthetic painkiller safety in professional sport and the relationship between ground/turf conditions and injury (including ACL injury) in football. He maintained the Australian Football League injury database for 23 years (1992-2014) and provides ongoing injury surveillance services for Cricket Australia. He has a Certificate in Clinician Performed Ultrasound (CCPU) in the Musculoskeletal stream through the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM). He has been on the Editorial board for both the American Journal of Sports Medicine and British Journal of Sports Medicine for the past decade.

Selected Published Work

Orchard JW, Powell JW. “Risk of knee and ankle sprains under various weather conditions in American football.” Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2003 Jul; 35(7): 1118-23. Abstract

Orchard JW. “Intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for muscle strains in Australian football.” American Journal of Sports Medicine 2001 May-Jun; 29(3): 300-3.

Orchard J, Steet E, Massey A, Dan S, Gardiner B, Ibrahim A. “Long-Term Safety of Using Local Anesthetic Injections in Professional Rugby League.” American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2010; 38: 2259-66.

Orchard JW, Waldén M, Hägglund M, Orchard JJ, Chivers I, Seward H, Ekstrand J. “Comparison of injury incidences between football teams playing in different climatic regions.” Open Access J Sports Med. 2013; 4: 251–260. Full text

Orchard J, Blanch P, Paoloni J, Kountouris A, Sims K, Orchard J, Brukner P. “Cricket fast bowling workload patterns as risk factors for tendon, muscle, bone and joint injuries.” British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2015; 49(16), 1064-1068. Abstract

Orchard J, Seward H, Orchard J. “Results of 2 Decades of Injury Surveillance and Public Release of Data in the Australian Football League.” American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2013; 41(4): 734-741.

Further publications are available at: http://sydney.edu.au/medicine/people/academics/profiles/john.orchard.php

November Featured Editorial Board Members

 Kyle Anderson, MD
 Head Team Physician and Orthopaedic Surgeon,  Detroit Lions
 Fellowship Director in Sports Medicine,  Beaumont Hospital
 Detroit, Michigan


Kyle Anderson received his BS from the University of Michigan in  1987, his MD from the University of Michigan from 1988-1993, and completed his residency at Northwestern University from 1993-1998.  He held a  Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in 1999.

Kyle Anderson MD has been Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for the Detroit Lions for 16 years. He serves as a Fellowship Director in Sports Medicine at Beaumont Hospital. He is also Associate Professor at the Oakland University/William Beaumont School of Medicine.  He has also served as a tem physician for the Detroit Tigers for 7 years and surgical consultant for the Detroit Red Wings for 6 years. He has authored over 50 publications and book chapters.  He has been voted a “Top Doctor” in the area by his physician peers nearly every year in practice. He specializes in both arthroscopic and open surgery for athletic injuries of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. During his collegiate years, Dr Anderson lettered in football at the University of Michigan under the legendary Coach Bo Schembechler.

Selected Published Work

2014 Pifer M, Mearz T, Baker T, Anderson K: “Matrix metalloproteinase (MMP) Content and Activity in Low-Platelet, Low-Leukocyte and High-Platelet, High-Leukocyte Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and the Biologic Response to PRP by Human Ligament Fibroblasts.” Am J Sports Med 42(3), March 2014

2013 Lynch JL, Maerz T, Baker K, Andersn K” “ The Graftlink UCL Reconstruction: Biomechanical comparison to the Docking Technique in both Kinematcs and Failure Tests” Am J Sports Med 2013

2009 Hurbanek JG, Anderson K, Crabtree S, Karnes GJ: “Biomechanical comparison of the docking technique with and without humeral bioabsorbable interference screw fixation” Am J Sports Med 2009 Mar;37(3):526-33.

2007 Hurbanek J, Anderson K, Kaatz S, Shepard A, Workings M, Rand K: “Ulnar Deep Venous Thrombosis in a Professional Baseball Pitcher.  A Case Report.” Am J Sports Med 2007. Vol 35, No. 12. pp. 2131-2134.

2006 Anderson K, Boothby M, Aschenbrener D, Van Holsbeeck M: “Outcome and Structural Integrity After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Using Two Rows of Fixation: Minimum 2-year Follow-up” American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vlo 34(12): 1899-1905, 2006

2004 Kooima CL, Anderson K, Teeter D, Craig JV, van Holsbeeck M: “Subclinical Evidence of Medial Collateral Ligament Injury and Posteromedial Impingement in Professional Baseball Players”. American Journal of Sports Medicine Vol 32(7): 1602-6, 2004

2004 Tashman S, Collon DJ, Anderson K, Kolowich P: “Abnormal Rotational Knee Motion after ACL Reconstruction”. American Journal Sports Medicine  Vol 32(4): 975-983, 2004

2002 Anderson K, Warren RF, Altchek DW, Craig EV, O’Brien SJ: “Risk Factors for Early Failure after Thermal Capsulorrhaphy” American Journal of Sports Medicine Vol 30(1): 103-111, Jan/Feb 2002

2001 Anderson K, Seneviratne A, Izawa K, Atkinson B, Potter H, Rodeo S: “Augmentation of Tendon Graft-to-Bone Healing using a Bone Growth Factor.” American Journal of Sports Medicine Vol. 29(6):689-698, 2001

2001 Anderson K, Strickland S, Warren RF: “Current Concepts Review: Hip Injuries In the Athlete” American Journal of Sports Medicine 29(4):521-533, 2001

1999 Cummins C, Bowen MK, Anderson K, Messer T: “Suprascapular Nerve Injury in a Professional Baseball Player.” Am J Sports Med Vol. 27(6): 810-813

1992 Anderson K, Wojtys EM, Loubert PV, Miller RE:”A Biomechanical Evaluation of Taping and Bracing in Reducing Knee Joint Translation and Rotation” Am J Sports Med Vol. 20(4) July/Aug.


Daniel Latt, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Biomedical Engineering
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

Dr. Latt earned his medical degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2002. He then completed residency training in orthopaedic surgery at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. He has fellowship training in sports medicine from Kaiser San Diego, and foot and ankle surgery from Duke University.

Dr. Latt specializes in the care of athletic injuries of the shoulder, knee, ankle and foot. He is particularly interested in complex lower extremity reconstruction and realignment, cartilage injuries, patellofemoral disorders, degenerative disorders of tendon and arthroscopy of the ankle, knee and shoulder. He has a special interest in dance medicine and is the medical director of the dance medicine clinic at the University of Arizona.

In addition to his medical degree, Dr. Latt earned a PhD in bioengineering form the University of Pittsburgh. He has experience in both human movement analysis and joint biomechanics. His current research interests include the development of ultrasound for the functional imaging of tendons, the study of joint contact pressures in the ankle and the patellofemoral joints, the study of the viscoelastic properties of bone, and the use patient reported outcomes following lower extremity surgery.

Dr. Latt has served in a number of leadership roles in professional societies through which he has sought to improve the evidence base for orthopaedic care by increasing the quantity and quality of orthopaedic research performed. He is currently the chair of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Research Committee and a member of the managerial board of the Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Research Network.  He is the also the vice chair of the AAOS Board of Specialty Societies Research Committee.

Dr. Latt is also very committed to improving orthopaedic research through medical publishing. He is a long time reviewer for both sports medicine and foot and ankle journals (AJSM, OJSM, FAI, CORR, and FAS), he has been on the editorial board of the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine since its inception, and in 2016, he became the founding editor of Foot & Ankle Orthopaedics, the online open access sister journal to Foot & Ankle International.

Selected Published Work

Latt LD, Glisson RR, Montijo HE, Usuelli FG, Easley ME. Effect of Graft Height
Mismatch on Contact Pressures with Osteochondral Grafting of the Talus. Am J Sports Med. 2011;39(12):2662-2669.

Hung M, Baumhauer JF, Brodsky JW, Cheng C, Ellis SJ, Franklin JD, Hon SD, Ishikawa SN, Latt LD, Phisitkul P, Saltzman CL, SooHoo NF, Hunt KJ, OFAR. Psychometric Comparison of the PROMIS Physical Function CAT With the FAAM and FFI for Measuring Patient-Reported Outcomes. Foot Ankle Int 2014; 35(6):592-599.

Hunt KJ, Alexander I, Baumhauer J, Brodsky J, Chiodo C, Daniels T, Davis WH, Deland J, Ellis S, Hung M, Ishikawa SN, Latt LD, Phisitkul P, SooHoo NF, Yang A, Saltzman CL, OFAR. The Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Outcomes Research (OFAR) network: feasibility of a multicenter network for patient outcomes assessment in foot and ankle. Foot Ankle Int. 2014;35:847-854.

Latt LD, Glisson RR, Adams SB, Schuh R, Narron JA, Easley ME. Biomechanical Comparison of External Fixation and Compression Screws for Transverse Tarsal Joint Arthrodesis. Foot Ankle Int. 2015 doi:10.1177/1071100715589083.

Latt LD, Smith K, Dupont, K. Revision Tibiotalocalcaneal Arthrodesis with a Pseudoelastic Intramedullary Nail. Manuscript ID FAS-2015-09-101 submitted to Foot and Ankle Specialist September 13, 2015. Accepted for publication March 27, 2016.

October Featured Editorial Board Members

millerMark D. Miller, MD
Ward Casscells Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Division Head of Sports Medicine
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia

Dr. Mark D. Miller is the Head of the Division of Sports Medicine and the S. Ward Casscells Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Division Head of Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia.  He is a Distinguished Graduate of the Air Force Academy and the Uniformed Services University F. Edward Hebert’ School of Medicine.  Dr. Miller is a highly decorated retired Colonel in the US Air Force and former team physician for the US Air Force Academy.  He currently serves as team physician for James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Dr. Miller has over 30 orthopaedic textbooks that he has written and/or edited including the “best-selling” Review of Orthopaedics (now in its 7th Edition) and is the author of over 200 peer reviewed articles.  He is the Founder/Director of the popular Miller Review Course, and is a highly sought after speaker.  Dr. Miller served as the Deputy Editor for Sports Medicine for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery for eight years and has been on the Editorial Board for the American Journal of Sports Medicine for almost two decades.

Dr. Miller has been very active in several professional societies including the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and is the former chair for three different committees in that society.  He was an American Orthopaedic Association North American Traveling Fellow and both a Traveling Fellow and a Godfather for the AOSSM Traveling Fellowship program.  Mark Miller was awarded the prestigious George D. Rovere Award for Education by the AOSSM in 2015. Dr. Miller has been named as a “Top Doctor” for numerous regional, national, and international programs.   He was also recently inducted into the UVA Medical Center Academy of Distinguished Educators.  Although widely known for his expertise in knee surgery, Dr. Miller is also an accomplished shoulder surgeon and sports medicine specialist.  He is married to his wife, Ann, and has four grown children and two grandchildren.

Selected Published Work

Nelson JB, Hogan MV, Miller MD. What’s New in Sports Medicine? J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010; 92:250-263.

Miller MD, Gerdeman AC, Miller CD, Hart JM, Gaskin CM, Golish SR, Clancy WG. Tibial Tunnel Aperture. Effect of Extra-articular Starting Point and Transtibial Drilling—A Cadaveric Study.  Am J Sports Med 2010; 38:707-712.

Turman KA, Miller CD, Miller MD.  Clavicular fractures following coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction with tendon graft: a report of three cases. J Bone Joint Surg. 2010; 92(6):1526-32.

Hart JM, Turman KA, Diduch DR, Hart JA, Miller MD. Quadriceps muscle activation and radiographic osteoarthritis following ACL revision.  Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 19(4): 634-40, 2011 April.

Miller, CD, Gerdeman, AC, Hart JM, Bennett CG, Golish, SR, Gaskin C, Miller, MD. A comparison of Two Drilling Techniques on the Femoral Tunnel for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthroscopy March 2011; 27(3): 372-379.

Nelson J, Miller MD. Distal Femoral Physeal Implications of an Anatomic ACL Reconstruction in a Skelatally Immature Soccer Player: A Case Report.  J Bone Joint Surg. 2011; 93:e53 (1-4).

Tompkins M, Ma R, Hogan MV, Miller MD. What’s new in sports medicine. J Bone Joint Surg. 93(8);789-97, 2011.

Gwathmey FW Jr., Tompkins, MA, Gaskin CM, Miller, MD. Can Stress Radiography of the Knee Help Characterize Posterolateral Corner Injury? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012; 470(3); 768-773.

Hamann, JC, Ma R, Thompson, SR, Hogan, MV, Miller, MD. What’s New in Sports Medicine J Bone Joint Surg. 2012;94:757-65.

Tompkins MA, Hart, JM, Gaskin, CM, Miller, MD. Anatomic Femoral Tunnel Drilling in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Use of an Accessory Medial Portal Versus Traditional Transtibial Drilling. Am J Sports Med. 2012; 40(6):1313-1321.

Ma R, Miller CD, Hogan MV, Diduch BK, Carson EW, Miller MD. Current Concept Review: Sports Related Concussion: Assessment and Management. J Bone Joint Surg. 2012; 94:1618-27

Milewski MD, Tompkins MA, Guigale JM, Carson EW, Miller MD, Diduch DR. Complications Related to Anatomic Reconstruction of the Coracoclavicular Liagments. Am J Sports Med.  2012; 40: 1628-1634.

Tompkins M, Keller TC, Milewski MD, Gaskin CM, Brockmeier SF, Hart JM, Miller MD. Anatomic Femoral Tunnels in Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.  Inside-Out Versus Outside-In Drilling.  Am J Sports Med; 2013; 41(1):43-50.

Gillmore CJ, Hogan MV, Thompson SR, Miller MD. What’s New in Sports Medicine.  J Bone Joint Surg 2013;95-A:756-766.

Werner BC, Pehlivan HC, Hart JM, Lyons ML, Gilmore CJ, Garrett CB, Carson, MD, Mller MD, Diduch DR, Brockmeier SF. Bicep Tenodesis is a Viable Option for Salvage of Failed SLAP Repair.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg: 2013 Dec 11. Pii:S1058-2746(13)00580-6. Doi:10.1016/j.jse.2013.11.020.

Werner BC, Gwathmey FW Jr, Higgins ST, Hart JM, Miler MD.  Ultra-Low Velocity Knee Dislocations: Patient Characteristics, Complications, and Outcomes.  Am J Sports Med:  Feb 2014 42 (2): 358-363.

Miller MD, Werner BC, Hadeen MM, Gwathmey FW, Gaskins CM, Hart JM.  Medial Injury in Knee Dislocations: What are the Common Injury Patterns and Surgical Outcomes.  Clin Orthop Relat Res. Sept 2014 472 (9):, 2658-2666

Werner, BC, Miller MD. Intraoperative Hoffa Fracture During Primary ACL Reconstruction: Can Hamstring Graft and Tunnel Diameter be too Large? J Arthro and Related Surgery. April 2014: Vol: 30 (5): 645-650.

Werner BC, Brockmeier SF, Miller MD. Etiology, Diagnosis and Management of Failed SLAP Repair.  Journ Amer Acad Ortho Surg 9/2014 22(9):554-565.

Miller MD, Tompkins M, Hart JM, Brockmeier SF, Gaskin CM, Economopoulos K.  Tibial Tunnel Placement Accuracy During ACL Reconstruction: Independent Femoral Versus Transtibial Femoral Tunnel Drilling Technique. J Artho and Related Surg. Sept 2014 30 (9):1116-1123.

Griffin JW, Hadeed MM, Werner BC, Diduch DR, Carson EC,  Miller MD.  Platelet-rich Plasma in Meniscal Repair: Does Augmentation Improve Surgical Outcomes?  Clin Orthop Relat Res 5/2015, Vol 473 (5): 1665-1672.

Werner BC, Cancienne JM, Miller MD, Gwathmey FW: Incidence of Manipulation Under Anesthesia or Lysis of Adhesions after Arthroscopic Knee Surgery.  Am Journal Sports 4/20/15.

Tanksley JA, Werner BC, Ma R, Hogan MV, Miller MD. What’s New In Sports Medicine. J Bone Joint Surg Am  April 15, 2015, Vol 97-A (8): 682-690.

Werner BC, Lyons ML, Evans CL, Griffin JW, Hart JM, Miller MD, Brockmeier SF.  Arthroscopic Suprapectoral and Open Subpectoral Bicep Tenodesis:  A Comparison of Restoration of Length-Tension and Mechanical Strength Between Techniques.  J Artho and Related Surg 4/2015 Vol 31 (4): 620-627.

Keller B, Ingersoll C, Miller MD. Effect of Early Active Range of Motion Rehabilitation on Outcome Measures After Partial Meniscectomy.  J Knee Surg Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy (IN PRESS)

Burrus MT, Werner BC, Crow AJ, Carson EC, Brockmeier SF, Miller MD, Diduch DR.  Increased Failure Rates Following ACL Reconstruction with Soft Tissue Autograft/Allograft Hybrid Grafts   J Arthroscopy, 2015, Aug 12 [E-pub ahead of Print].

Werner BC, Park JS, Hart JM, Norte G, Hadeed M, Miller MD.  Peroneal Nerve Dysfunction Due to Multiligament Knee Injury: Patient Characteristics and Comparative Outcomes after Posterior Tibial Tendon Transfer. Journal Sports Medcine 2015 (In Press)

Burrus MT, Werner BC, Cancienne JM, Miller MD. Simultaneous Bilateral Multiligamentous Knee Injuries are Associated with More Severe Multisystem Trauma. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthroscopy: Oct. 23, (10) 3038-43.

Cancienne JM, Gwathmey FW, Miller MD, Werner BC.  Tobacco Use is Associated with Increased complications after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.  AM J Sports Med. 2015.


schefflerSven U. Scheffler, MD, PhD
Partner, Sporthopaedicum, Private Practice for Joint Surgery
Lecturer and Visiting Scientis, Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Julius-Wolff Institute, Charité
Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon, Complex Knee Injuries

Berlin, Germany

 Sven U. Scheffler, MD, PhD is a board certified orthopedic and trauma surgeon with a special expertise in conservative and surgical treatment of the entire spectrum of complex knee and sports injuries.

The choice of his profession was not accidental. Avid athlete, Dr. Scheffler has himself competed at the international level and still actively cooperates with the Olympic Support Center in Berlin, a unique center for Sports Medicine and Sport Science. Dr. Scheffler treats and advises both amateur and professional athletes. Among his patients are Olympic champions, soccer players from leading European and German Premier League clubs, members of the national European teams in basketball, volleyball, handball, taekwondo, boxing, gymnastics, track and field and others.  Dr. Scheffler is also well acquainted with all the latest postoperative rehabilitation practices following specially designed “Return to Play” program that allows athletes and active patients safely and most effectively return to their sports activities.

Dr. Scheffler completed medical school, orthopaedic residency and post-doctoral studies at the Charité University in Berlin in 2010. He was a head of the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Service at the Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery, Charité University in Berlin. During the period from 1998 to 2010, Dr. Scheffler has participated in several scientific and clinical fellowships at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School, and at The Steadman Hawkins Clinic. He was an ESSKA-APOSSM Asian traveling fellow in 2010.

Dr. Scheffler is a frequently invited guest at international conferences and training sessions, where he not only gives lectures, but also demonstrates the newest methods of orthopedic surgery through “live operations”.

Dr. Scheffler follows the motto “Specialization is the foundation of professionalism”, concentrating on his field and earning the recognition of the professional community: in 2016 FOCUS magazine put him on the list of the best knee surgeons in Germany. But what Dr. Scheffler values the most is the opinion of his patients, who, in 2015, chose him to be among the TOP 10 orthopaedic surgeons in Berlin.

Dr. Scheffler is a reviewer for 8 professional peer-review journals and has been on the Editorial Board of The American Journal of Sports Medicine since 2007. He has published more than 60 articles and book chapters on topics ranging from basic science and biomechanics to clinical diagnosis and outcomes. Dr. Scheffler´s main areas of research and clinical interest are reconstruction of primary and revision of ligamentous injuries, patellofemoral disorders and instability, reconstruction and transplantation of meniscus, surgical treatment of cartilage defects and cartilage transplantation, knee osteotomy – correction of knee alignment.

Dr. Scheffler´s scientific work has been recognized through several highest professional awards, such as Experimental Traumatology Award (German Society for Traumatology & Reconstructive Surgery), John Joyce Award (ISAKOS), Richard O´Conner Award (AANA), Best Presentation Award  (German-speaking Society for Arthroscopy, AGA).

He is a member of several professional organizations, including ORS, AGA, ESSKA and DGOU.

Dr. Scheffler lives in Berlin, Germany with his wife and two children.

Selected Published Work

Hoburg A, Keshlaf S, Schmidt T, Smith M, Gohs U, Perka C, Pruss A, Scheffler S: High-dose electron beam sterilization of soft-tissue grafts maintains significantly improved biomechanical properties compared to standard gamma treatment, Cell Tissue Bank. 2015 Jun; 16(2): 219-26

Janssen RP, Scheffler SU: Intra-articular remodelling of hamstring tendon grafts after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy 2014: 22(9): 2102-08

Diederichs G, Köhlitz T, Kornaropoulos E, Heller MO, Vollnberg B, Scheffler S: Magnetic resonance imaging analysis of rotational alignment in patients with patellar dislocations. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Jan; 41(1):51-7.

Janssen R, vn der Wijk J, Fiedler A, Schmidt T, Sala H, Scheffler SU: Remodeling of human hamstring autografts after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a histological analysis. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011 Aug; 19(8):1299-306.

Scheffler SU, Unterhauser FN, Weiler A: Graft remodeling and ligamentization after cruciate ligament reconstruction: Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008 Sep; 16(9):834-42.

Scheffler SU, Schmidt T, Gangéy I, Dustmann M, Unterhauser FN, Weiler A: Fresh-Frozen Allografts versus Autografts in ACL Reconstruction: Delayed Remodeling and Inferior Mechanical Function in Sheep-: Arthroscopy. 2008 Apr; 24(4): 448-58 (Winner of the Richard O´Conner award 2007)

Dustmann M, Schmidt T, Gangey I, Unterhauser FN, Weiler A, Scheffler SU: The extracellular remodelling of free-soft-tissue autografts and allografts for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament – a comparison study in a sheep model -: Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008 Apr; 16(4): 360-9.

Scheffler SU, Chwastek H, Schönfelder V, Unterhauser F, Hunt P, Weiler A: The impact of thermal radio-frequency (RF) shrinkage on the mechanical and histological properties of the chronically relaxed anterior cruciate ligament: Arthroscopy, 2005 Aug; 21(8): 923-9

Scheffler SU, Südkamp NP, Göckenjan A, Hoffmann RFG, Weiler A: The impact of fixation level and fixation method on anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions: a biomechanical comparison of four hamstring and one patellar tendon graft reconstruction techniques, Arthroscopy, 2002 Mar; 18(3): 304-315

Scheffler SU, Clineff TD, Ma CB, Papageorgiou CD, Debski ED, Woo SL-Y: A biomechanical and histological evaluation of the healing goat medial collateral ligament (MCL), Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 2001 Feb; 29(2): 173-180

September Featured Editorial Board Members

Stephen M. Howell, MD

Adjunct Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering
University of California Davis
Sacramento, CA

With more than three decades of experience as a knee surgeon, researcher, and innovator in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction, meniscal injury, and total knee arthroplasty (TKA), Dr. Howell’s clinical practice focuses on the treatment of sports-related injuries and degenerative processes of the knee. He performs over 500 TKRs and 100 ACL reconstructions per year.

Dr. Howell identified and reported the clinical presentations, adverse consequences, and prevention of roof impingement and PCL impingement of the ACL graft in the late 1980s and 1990s respectively. During the most recent 10 years he founded the concept of kinematic alignment for performing total knee arthroplasty. Kinematically aligned TKA has gained interest because two randomized trials and a national multicenter study showed that patients treated with kinematic alignment reported significantly better pain relief, function, flexion, a more normal feeling knee than mechanical alignment with a similar implant survivorship at 2, 3 and 6 years.

Dr. Howell is a Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis.  His work improving the understanding of ACL reconstruction, surgical treatment of meniscus lesions, and alignment of TKA has been fostered by a 25 year collaboration with Distinguished Professor Maury Hull PhD.  In addition to their many research projects, Dr. Howell and Prof. Hull have educated and graduated 4 PhD students and 25 master students in mechanical or biomedical engineering over the past 25 years. Dr. Howell has published over 135 scientific articles in peer-review journals.

Dr. Howell frequently shares his clinical experiences and research findings as a presenter and invited speaker at national and international meetings and at universities worldwide. He regularly hosts experienced orthopedic surgeons from around the world who seek education in his techniques by observing patient care in the office, hospital, and operating room.

A member of many prestigious professional societies, Dr. Howell is a past-president of the International ACL Study Group, and a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine, the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, as well as the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine and Arthropedia.

A 1981 graduate of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Howell served his internship at the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Philadelphia’s Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1986.  Before entering private practice in 1989, Dr. Howell served in the Air Force as an active duty orthopaedic surgeon at Travis AFB where he rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  He completed 14 additional years as a reservist, which included a recall to active duty for Gulf War I.

Dr Howell has been honored to serve on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine for the last 25 years.

Selected Published Work

Howell SM, Clark JA, Blasier RD. Serial magnetic resonance imaging of hamstring anterior cruciate ligament autografts during the first year of implantation. A preliminary study. Am J Sports Med. 1991;19(1):42-47.

Howell SM, Clark JA, Farley TE. A rationale for predicting anterior cruciate graft impingement by the intercondylar roof. A magnetic resonance imaging study. Am J Sports Med. 1991;19(3):276-282.

Howell SM, Hull ML. Aggressive rehabilitation using hamstring tendons: Graft construct, tibial tunnel placement, fixation properties, and clinical outcome. American Journal of Knee Surgery. 1998;11(2):120-127.

Howell SM, Wallace MP, Hull ML, Deutsch ML. Evaluation of the single-incision arthroscopic technique for anterior cruciate ligament replacement. A study of tibial tunnel placement, intraoperative graft tension, and stability. Am J Sports Med. 1999;27(3):284-293.

Alhalki MM, Hull ML, Howell SM. Contact mechanics of the medial tibial plateau after implantation of a medial meniscal allograft. A human cadaveric study. Am J Sports Med. 2000;28(3):370-376.

Howell SM, Gittins ME, Gottlieb JE, Traina SM, Zoellner TM. The relationship between the angle of the tibial tunnel in the coronal plane and loss of flexion and anterior laxity after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2001;29(5):567-574.

Sekaran SV, Hull ML, Howell SM. Nonanatomic location of the posterior horn of a medial meniscal autograft implanted in a cadaveric knee adversely affects the pressure distribution on the tibial plateau. Am J Sports Med. 2002;30(1):74-82.

Simmons R, Howell SM, Hull ML. Effect of the angle of the femoral and tibial tunnels in the coronal plane and incremental excision of the posterior cruciate ligament on tension of an anterior cruciate ligament graft: an in vitro study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2003;85-A(6):1018-1029.

Smith CK, Howell SM, Hull ML. Anterior laxity, slippage, and recovery of function in the first year after tibialis allograft anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2011;39(1):78-88.

Howell SM, Papadopoulos S, Kuznik KT, Hull ML. Accurate alignment and high function after kinematically aligned TKA performed with generic instruments. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013;21(10):2271-2280.

Howell SM, Papadopoulos S, Kuznik K, Ghaly LR, Hull ML. Does varus alignment adversely affect implant survival and function six years after kinematically aligned total knee arthroplasty? International Orthopaedics. 2015:1-8.


Timo Järvelä
Timo Järvelä, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
University of Tampere, Faculty of Medicine
Tampere, Finland
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Head of the Knee Section
Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Center
Pohjola Hospital
Helsinki, Finland

Timo Järvelä graduated from  Medical School at Tampere University in 1991 and defended his PhD with an academic dissertation on ACL reconstruction with a bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft in 2001. He has been credentialed as a Specialist of Surgery (1998) and Orthopaedics and Traumatology (2000) in the University of Tampere.

He has worked as the Chief of the Day Surgery Unit in Jyväskylä Central Hospital, Chief of the Hatanpää Arthroscopic Center at Orthopaedic Department in Tampere, and Chief of the Sports Medicine Center at Hospital Mehiläinen in Tampere. Currently he is working as a Head of the Knee Section in the Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Center at Pohjola Hospital in Helsinki.

Dr. Järvelä was selected as an EFORT (the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) Traveling Fellow in 1999 to Switzerland, and as an ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy) Traveling Fellow in 2004 to Asia. (Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan). He completed the Sports Medicine and Visiting Research Fellowship at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA, USA, in 2001 and in 2005-2006 under the direction of Freddie Fu.

Dr. Järvelä has been as a supervisor of 3 academic dissertations and 6 theses in the field of the ACL surgery and sports medicine. Also, he has been an opponent and a reviewer of academic dissertations. He has honoured with the Best Presentation Award at the Finnish Orthopaedic Association in 2000, Best Manuscript Award at the Finnish Medical Society of Duodecim in 2006, The National Award Winning Paper at 13th Congress of European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) in 2008, and the Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology Arthroscopy (KSSTA) Best Reviewer Award in 2014.

Dr. Järvelä has published 50 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and 70 abstracts in the field of sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He has organized 20 international meetings and hosted 50 international fellows in his official teaching center confirmed by ESSKA and EFORT. He has also served at the Editorial Board of The American Journal of Sports Medicine and Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy.

He has been an active member in many professional associations: Finnish Arthroscopic Association (Board member 2002-2008, President 2008-2014), ESSKA (Member at Large, Member at Arthroscopy Committee, Member at Scientific Committee, ISAKOS (Member at the Sports Medicine Committee), Member of the ACL Study Group and the Member of the Magellan Society. He has been a National Team Doctor of Finnish Triathlon Association.

Dr. Järvelä lives in Hämeenlinna with his wife, who is also MD, PhD and an Orthopaedic Surgeon. Together they have 6 children, and the 3 youngest ones are still living at home with them.

Selected Published Work

Järvelä T, Paakkala T, Kannus P, Järvinen M: The incidence of patellofemoral osteoarthritis and associated findings 7 years after an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with a bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft. Am J Sports Med 2001;29:18-24.

Järvelä T, Kannus P, Järvinen M: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in patients with or without accompanying injuries. A re-examination of subjects 5 to 9 years after reconstruction. Arthroscopy 2001;17:818-825.

Järvelä T: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with a bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft. A five- to nine -year follow-up of 101 patients. Academic Dissertation. Acta Universitatis Tamperensis 810, 2001.

Järvelä T, Paakkala T, Kannus P, Toivanen J, Järvinen M: Ultrasonographic and Power Doppler evaluation of the patellar tendon ten years after harvesting its central third for reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament: Comparison of patients without or with anterior knee pain. Am J Sports Med 2004;32:39-46.

Järvelä T: Double-bundle versus single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a prospective, randomize clinical study. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2007;15:500-507.

Järvelä T, Moisala AS, Sihvonen R, Järvelä S, Kannus P, Järvinen M: Double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with hamstring autografts and bioabsorbable interference screw fixation. Prospective, randomized clinical study with 2-year results. Am J Sports Med 2008;36:290-297.

Järvelä S, Sihvonen R, Sirkeoja H, Järvelä T: All-inside meniscal repair with bioabsorbable meniscal screws or with bioabsorbable meniscus arrows: A prospective, randomized clinical study with 2-year results. Am J Sports Med 2010;38:2211-2217.

Suomalainen P, Moisala AS, Paakkala A, Kannus P, Järvelä T: Double-bundle versus single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Randomized clinical and magnetic resonance imaging study with 2-year follow-up. Am J Sports Med 2011;39:1615-1622.

Suomalainen P, Järvelä T, Paakkala A, Kannus P, Järvinen M: Double-bundle versus single-bundle ACL reconstruction: Prospective, randomized study with 5-year results. Am J Sports Med 2012;40:1511-1518.

Kiekara T, Järvelä T, Moisala AS, Suomalainen P, Huhtala H, Paakkala A: Tunnel communication and increased graft signal intensity on magnetic resonance imaging of double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy 2014:30:1595-1601.

August Featured Editorial Board Members

Andreas B. Imhoff, MD
Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Arthroscopy, faculty Medical school and faculty School of Sport Science and Health, Technical University Munich
Munich, Germany


Prof. Andreas Imhoff graduated  from Basel University in 1980. He started his residency in General Surgery and Traumatology in Davos, Switzerland under the guidance of Prof.Peter Matter and in General surgery, Traumatology and Knee surgery on the University Hospital Bruderholz-Basel under the guidance of Prof. Werner Müller in 1982.  He completed his Orthopedic Residency at the Balgrist University Hospital, University of Zurich under the direction of Prof. Adam Schreiber, Prof. Hans Zollinger, Prof. Christian Gerber between 1983 and 1996, after 1987 as a head of different departments for knee, shoulder and sports medicine. A one year exchange fellowship brought him to the department of orthopedic surgery in the Center of Sports Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA under the direction of Prof. Freddie Fu, Prof. Jon J.P. Warner, Prof. Chris Harner but also at the Musculoskeletal Research Center, University of Pittsburgh under the direction of Professor Savio L.-Y. Woo between 1994 and 1995.

He was elected as a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Arthroscopy at the faculty Medical school and faculty School of Sport Science and Health, Technical University Munich to serve as director and chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Sports Medicine since 1996.

Prof. Imhoff is an active member of the AGA (German Society of Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery) who has now 4500 members. He was a founder in 1983, congress chairman 1999, president 2000-2003, general secretary and now still member of the executive board. He will again be congress chairman in 2016-2017.

He has been on the board of directors of the DGOOC (German Society of Orthopaedics), DGOU (German Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology) since 1996. He is also member of ISAKOS (International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine), started as founding member of IAA/ISK in October 1994, and has now been a member of the board and different committees since 1996. Actually Dr. Imhoff has been chairman of the ISAKOS shoulder committee since 2015. He is also a member of several societies like SGO (Swiss Society for Orthopaedics), ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy), SESEC (European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and the Elbow), AOSSM (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine), DVSE (German Society for Shoulder and Elbow), DGU (German Society for Traumatology), SICOT (Société Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie), AFOR (Association of Orthopedic Research), where he has been a member of the board since 2010, and DKG (German Knee Society) where he has been a member of the board since 2012.

Since 1999, he has won a number of awards all over the world in different countries.

Prof. Imhoff has been an honorary member of the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA) since 2004. He was also made a Miembro Honorario, at the Sociedad Argentina de Cirurgia de Hombro y Codo in 2006, and was awarded the Malaysian Federal Honorary Award in 2010. Dr. Imhoff became an honorary member of AGA in 2013, and an honorary member of Indian Arthroscopic Society IAS in 2014.

Dr. Imhoff serves as an editor of journals like Arthroscopy, Operative Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy (KSSTA), American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM), and Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine, as an editor in chief.

Since 1989, Prof. Imhoff has edited 33 books and published over 265 journal articles, cited in Pubmed.

Selected Published Work

Pogorzelski J, Braun S, Imhoff AB, Beitzel K. [Open-wedge osteotomy of the glenoid for treatment of posterior shoulder instability with increased glenoid retroversion]. Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2016 Jun 29. [Epub ahead of print] German.

Voss A, McCarthy MB, Hoberman A, Cote MP, Imhoff AB, Mazzocca AD, Beitzel K. Extracellular Matrix of Current Biological Scaffolds Promotes the Differentiation Potential of Mesenchymal Stem Cells. 2016 Jun 25. [Epub ahead of print]

Berninger MT, Mohajerani P, Kimm M, Masius S, Ma X, Wildgruber M, Haller B, Anton M, Imhoff AB, Ntziachristos V, Henning TD, Meier R. Fluorescence molecular tomography of DiR-labeled mesenchymal stem cell implants for osteochondral defect repair in rabbit knees. Eur Radiol. 2016 Jun 21. [Epub ahead of print]

Achtnich A, Herbst E, Forkel P, Metzlaff S, Sprenker F, Imhoff AB, Petersen W. Acute Proximal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears: Outcomes After Arthroscopic Suture Anchor Repair Versus Anatomic Single-Bundle Reconstruction. 2016 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]

Postl LK, Ahrens P, Beirer M, Crönlein M, Imhoff AB, Foehr P, Burgkart R, Braun C, Kirchhoff C. Pull-out stability of anchors for rotator cuff repair is also increased by bio-absorbable augmentation: a cadaver study. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2016 Jun 11. [Epub ahead of print]

Itoi E, Arce G, Bain GI, Diercks RL, Guttmann D, Imhoff AB, Mazzocca AD, Sugaya H, Yoo YS. Shoulder Stiffness: Current Concepts and Concerns. 2016;32(7):1402-14.

Locher J, Wilken F, Beitzel K, Buchmann S, Longo UG, Denaro V, Imhoff AB. Hill-Sachs Off-track Lesions as Risk Factor for Recurrence of Instability After Arthroscopic Bankart Repair. 2016 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Minzlaff P, Ackermann J, Seppel G, Haller B, Plath JE, Wiedemann E, Imhoff AB. A multicenter study to evaluate subscapularis muscle function using 5:30 o’clock portal for antero-inferior shoulder stabilization. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2016 May 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Kraus TM, Imhoff FB, Reinert J, Wexel G, Wolf A, Hirsch D, Hofmann A, Stöckle U, Buchmann S, Tischer T, Imhoff AB, Milz S, Anton M, Vogt S. Stem cells and bFGF in tendon healing: Effects of lentiviral gene transfer and long-term follow-up in a rat Achilles tendon defect model. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016;17:148.

Saier T, Plath JE, Beitzel K, Minzlaff P, Feucht JM, Reuter S, Martetschläger F, Imhoff AB, Aboalata M, Braun S. Return-to-activity after anatomical reconstruction of acute high-grade acromioclavicular separation. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2016;17:145.

Martetschläger F, Saier T, Weigert A, Herbst E, Winkler M, Henschel J, Augat P, Imhoff AB, Braun S. Effect of Coracoid Drilling for Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction Techniques on Coracoid Fracture Risk: A Biomechanical Study. 2016;32(6):982-7.

Braun S, Beitzel K, Buchmann S, Imhoff AB. Arthroscopically Assisted Treatment of Acute Dislocations of the Acromioclavicular Joint. Arthrosc Tech. 2015;4(6):e681-5.

Hinterwimmer S, Feucht MJ, Paul J, Kirchhoff C, Sauerschnig M, Imhoff AB, Beitzel K. Analysis of the effects of high tibial osteotomy on tibial rotation. Int Orthop. 2016 Jan 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Moroder P, Tauber M, Scheibel M, Habermeyer P, Imhoff AB, Liem D, Lill H, Buchmann S, Wolke J, Guevara-Alvarez A, Salmoukas K, Resch H. Defect Characteristics of Reverse Hill-Sachs Lesions. Am J Sports Med. 2016;44(3):708-14.

Saier T, Minzlaff P, Feucht MJ, Lämmle L, Burghoff M, Ihle C, Imhoff AB, Hinterwimmer S. Health-related quality of life after open-wedge high tibial osteotomy. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Dec 29. [Epub ahead of print]

Achtnich A, Braun S, Imhoff AB, Martetschläger F. Isolated lesions of the lower subscapularis tendon: diagnosis and management. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Plath JE, Feucht MJ, Saier T, Minzlaff P, Seppel G, Braun S, Imhoff AB. Sporting Activity After Arthroscopic Bankart Repair for Chronic Glenohumeral Instability. 2015;31(10):1996-2003.

Buchmann S, Sandmann GH, Walz L, Reichel T, Beitzel K, Wexel G, Tian W, Battmann A, Vogt S, Winter G, Imhoff AB. Growth factor release by vesicular phospholipid gels: in-vitro results and application for rotator cuff repair in a rat model. BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2015;16:82.

Weigelt L, Siebenlist S, Hensler D, Imhoff AB, Vogt S. Treatment of osteochondral lesions in the elbow: results after autologous osteochondral transplantation. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2015;135(5):627-34.

Schmitt A, Rödel P, Anamur C, Seeliger C, Imhoff AB, Herbst E, Vogt S, van Griensven M, Winter G, Engert J.Calcium alginate gels as stem cell matrix-making paracrine stem cell activity available for enhanced healing after surgery. PLoS One. 2015;10(3):e0118937.

Martetschläger F, Braun S, Lorenz S, Lenich A, Imhoff AB. Novel technique for sternoclavicular joint reconstruction using a gracilis tendon autograft. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016;24(7):2225-30.

Buchmann S, Brucker PU, Beitzel K, Bock J, Eiber M, Wörtler K, Imhoff AB. Long-term effects on subscapularis integrity and function following arthroscopic shoulder stabilization with a low anteroinferior (5:30 o’clock) portal. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016;24(2):422-9.

Plath JE, Aboalata M, Seppel G, Juretzko J, Waldt S, Vogt S, Imhoff AB. Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Dislocation Arthropathy: Radiological Long-term Outcome of Arthroscopic Bankart Repair in 100 Shoulders at an Average 13-Year Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43(5):1084-90.

Minzlaff P, Feucht MJ, Saier T, Cotic M, Plath JE, Imhoff AB, Hinterwimmer S. Can young and active patients participate in sports after osteochondral autologous transfer combined with valgus high tibial osteotomy? Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016;24(5):1594-600.

Imhoff AB, Feucht MJ, Meidinger G, Schöttle PB, Cotic M. Prospective evaluation of anatomic patellofemoral inlay resurfacing: clinical, radiographic, and sports-related results after 24 months. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015;23(5):1299-307.



Mark E. Steiner, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon Harvard Health Service and Athletic Department
Section Chief Sports Orthopedics New England Baptist Hospital
Longwood Orthopedic Associates
Tufts and Harvard Medical Schools
Boston MA

Mark Steiner has been a team physician for the Harvard Athletic Department for over 30 years.  He has also been the Fellowship Director of the New England Baptist Sports Fellowship since its accreditation in 1990 and has served as the Sports Section Chief since 2004.  He completed an orthopedic sports fellowship under the direction of William A. Grana MD (President of AOSSM 2005-2006).  He currently is on the Editorial Board of AJSM and an Associate Editor for OJSM.

His medical interests and research have been primarily in the field of athletic medicine.  Examples of a nonorthopedic research include the requirements placed on team physicians, and the incidence of football injuries secondary to full contact practice.  In conjunction with the Sports Fellows and staff at the New England Baptist he has authored multiple articles, reviews, chapters and made presentations on orthopedic sports injuries and their treatment.  He continues to pursue innovative technologies to enhance an injured athlete’s return to competition.

Selected Published Work

Steiner M. Biomechanics of Tendon Healing. Journal of Biomechanics. 1982;15:951-958.

Steiner M, and Grana W. Localized Patellar Pain and Bone Scan Hot Spot. Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine. 1985;2:13-16.

Steiner M, and Grana W. Intramedullary Osteod Osteoma. Orthopaedics. 1985;8:1176-1178.

Steiner M, and Micheli L. Treatment of Symptomatic Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis with the Modified Boston Brace. Spine. 1985;10:937-943.

Steiner M, Grana W, Chillag K, and Karnes E. The Effect of Exercise on Anterior-Posterior Knee Laxity. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 1986;14:24-29.

Steiner M. Hypermobility and Knee Injuries. Physician and Sportsmedicine. 1987;15:159-165.

Steiner M, and Grana W. The Young Athlete’s Knee: Recent Advances. Clinics in Sports Medicine. 1988;7:3:527-546.

Steiner M, Simon S, and Pisciotta J. Early Changes in Gait and Maximum Knee Torque Following Knee Arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 1989;238:174-182.

Chayat B and Steiner ME. Prophylactic Knee Bracing in Football. Patient and Fitness. 1990;3(1): 6-10.

Steiner M, Brown C, Zarins B, Brownstein B, Koval P, and Stone P. Measurement of Anterior-Posterior Knee Displacement: Comparison of Instrumented Devices and Clinical Examination. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. 1990;72A: 1307-1315.

Brown C, Steiner M, and Carson E. The Use of Hamstring Tendons for ACL Reconstruction Technique and Results. Clinics in Sports Medicine. 1993;12:723-756.

Steiner M, Hecker A, Brown C, and Hayes W. ACL Graft Fixation: Comparison of Hamstring Tendons versus Patellar Tendon Grafts. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 1994;22:240-247.

Karlson J, Steiner M, and Brown C. ACL Reconstruction Using Gracilis and Semitendinosus Tendons: Comparison of Through the Condyle Versus Over the Top Graft Placement. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 1994;22: 659-666.

Guse TR, and Steiner M. The Importance of Motion. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review 1996;4:16-25.

Kowalk D, and Steiner M. ACL Reconstruction via a Two-Incision Technique. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 1998;13(3):253-261.

Steiner M, and Kowalk D. ACL Reconstruction via a Two-Incision Technique. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 1999;7(4):172-178.

Hamner, DL, Brown CH, Steiner ME, Hecker AT, Hayes WC. Hamstring Tendon Grafts for Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Liagament: Biomechanical Evaluation of Multiple Strands and Tensioning Techniques. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 1999;81A:549-557.

Steiner M, Koskinen S, Winalski C, Martin S, and Haymen M. Dynamic Lateral Patellar Tilt in the ACL Deficient Knee. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2001;29:593-599.

Toczylowski HM, Balint CR, Steiner ME, Boardman M, Scheller AD. Complete Rupture of the Distal Biceps Brachii Tendon in Female Patients: A Report of 2 Cases. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2002;11:516-518.

Curran A, Adams D, Gill J, Steiner M, Scheller A. The Biomechanical Effects of Low-Dose Irradiation on Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Allografts. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2004;32(5):1131-1135.

Steiner M, Quigley B, Wang F, Balint C, Boland A. Team Physicians in College Athletics. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2005;33:1545-1551.

Heming J, Steiner M, Rand J. Anatomic Limitations of Transtibial ACL Reconstruction. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2007;35:1708-1715.

Steiner M, Murray M, Rodeo S. Strategies to Improve Anterior Cruciate Ligament Healing and Graft Placement. American Journal of Sports Medicine. 2007;35: 1708-1715.

Paul B. Lewis, John-Paul Rue, Richard Byrne, David Capiola, Mark Steiner, and Bernard R. Bach. Cervical Syrinx as Cause of Shoulder Pain in 2 Athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2008;36:169-172.

Jason Y. Ho, Aaron Gardiner, Vivek Shah, Mark E. Steiner. Equal Kinematics Between Central Anatomic Single Bundle and Double Bundle ACL Reconstructions . Arthroscopy. 2009;25:464-472.

Mark E. Steiner, Todd C. Battaglia, James F. Heming, Jason D. Rand, Anthony Festa, Michael Baria. Independent Drilling Outperforms Conventional Transtibial Drilling in ACL Am J Sports Med. 2009;37:1912-1919.

Steiner ME. Independent Drilling of Tibial and Femoral Tunnels in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Journal of Knee Surgery. 2009;22:171-176.

Gardiner A, Gutierrez GR, Steiner ME, Richmond JC. Current Concepts: Osteotomies About the Knee in the Athletic Patient. Am J Sports Med. 2010;38:1038-1047.

Steiner M, Smart R. Flexible vs Rigid Instruments to Place ACL Femoral Tunnels without Hyperflexion. Arthroscopy. 2012;28: 835-843.

Karpie JC, Steiner ME. Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: An Anteromedial Approach Without Hyperflexion. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 2013;21: 27-33.

Davis D, Manaqibwala M, Brown D, Steiner M. Height and Depth Guidelines For Anatomic Femoral Tunnels in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Cadaveric Study. Journal of Arthroscopy. 2016;32(6):1098-1105.

Steiner M, Berkstresser B, Richardson L, Elia G, Wang F. Full Contact Practice and Injuries in College Football. Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach. 2016;8:217-223.

July Featured Editorial Board Members

Ian McDermott, MB BS, MS, FRCS(Orth), FFSEM(UK)

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, London Sports Orthopaedics
Honorary Professor Associate, Brunel University School of Sport & Education
London, England

Ian McDermott is the founder and Managing Partner of London Sports Orthopaedics, which is one of the UK’s leading private group practices for orthopaedics and sports medicine, based in the heart of The City of London (www.sportsortho.co.uk). Ian specializes specifically solely in knee surgery, covering sports injuries, soft tissue reconstruction and arthroplasty.

Ian was the youngest ever surgeon in the history of the Royal College of Surgeons of England to be elected as a Council Member and Trustee of the college, and he has held numerous positions representing his colleagues, from being President of the British Orthopaedic Trainees Association when he was younger to being the Private Practice Rep on the Professional Practice Committee of the British Orthopaedic Association and a Board Member of The Federation of Independent Practitioners Organisations.

As part of his orthopaedic training Ian took time out to undertake full-time research under the supervision of Professor Andrew Amis at Imperial College, which fueled his ongoing passion for research and innovation in the fields of meniscal repair, meniscal transplantation, articular cartilage grafting and biological knee reconstruction. Ian is now the President of the UK Biological Knee Surgeon, and in 2012 he was also the first surgeon in the UK to implant a Conformis custom-made knee prosthesis.

Ian has published and presented widely, and has ongoing active research interests, including PhD supervision, and he is helping pioneer active research within the private sector in the UK through the Sports Orthopaedics Research Foundation. Ian is also an Honorary Professor Associate in the Brunel University Centre for Sports Medicine and Human Performance.

Selected Published Work

Gupte CM, Smith A, McDermott ID, Bull AMJ, Thomas RD, Amis AA. Meniscofemoral ligaments revisited. J Bone Joint Surg [Br].2002; 84-B(6): 846 – 851

McDermott ID, Richards S, Hallam P, Tavares S, Lavelle J, Amis AA. A biomechanics study of four different meniscal repair systems, comparing pull-out strengths and gapping under cyclic loading. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc.2003; 11(1): 23 – 29

McDermott ID, Sharifi F, Bull AMJ, Gupte CM, Thomas RW, Amis AA. An anatomical study of meniscal allograft sizing. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc.2004; 12(2): 130 – 135

McDermott ID, Amis AA. The consequences of meniscectomy. J Bone Joint Surg [Br].2006; 88-B(12): 1549 – 1556

Amadi HO, Gupte CM, Lie DTT, McDermott ID, Amis AA, Bull AMJ. A biomechanics study of the meniscofemoral ligaments and their contribution to contact pressure reduction in the knee. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008; 16(11): 1004 – 1008

McDermott ID, Lie DTT, Edwards A, Bull AMJ, Amis AA. The effects of lateral meniscal allograft transplantation techniques on tibia-femoral contact pressures. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc.2008; 16(6): 553 – 560

Masouros SD, McDermott ID, Bull AMJ, Amis AA. Biomechanics of the meniscus-meniscal ligament construct of the knee. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2008: 16(12): 1121 – 1132

McDermott ID. What tissue bankers should know about the use of allograft meniscus in orthopaedics. Cell and Tissue Banking.2010; 11: 75 – 85

O’Donovan G, Blazevich AJ, Boreham C, Cooper AR, Crank H, Ekelund U, Fox KR, Gately P, Giles-Corti B, Gill JM, Hamer M, McDermott ID, Murphy M, Mutrie N, Reilly JJ, Saxton JM, Stamatakis E. The ABC of Physical Activity for Health: a consensus statement from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Journal of Sports Sciences.2010; 28(6): 573 – 91

McDermott ID. Meniscal tears, repairs and replacement: their relevance to osteoarthritis of the knee. Br J Sports Med dos:10.1136/bjsm.2010.081257

Tudor F, McDermott ID, Myers P. Meniscal repair: a review of current practice. 2014; 28(2): 88 – 96


Kazunori Yasuda
, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive and Vice-President of Hokkaido UniversityProfessor, Department of Sports Medicine and Knee Joint Surgery, Hokkaido University Graduate School of Medicine
Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan

Professor Yasuda graduated from Hokkaido University in 1976. He completed his Orthopaedic Residency at Hokkaido University Hospital in 1980. He became a Research Fellow from 1990 to 1991 at the Section of Sports Medicine, Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, University of Vermont College of Medicine, U.S.A., under the direction of Professor Robert Johnson. He became a Professor and Chairman of Sports Medicine and Knee Joint Surgery, Hokkaido University School of Medicine, in 1997. He served as a Dean of Hokkaido University School of Medicine from 2009 to 2011. At present, he serves as an Executive and Vice-President of Hokkaido University since 2013, continuing with his research activity. Hokkaido University is a member of the National Seven Universities established as the best national higher education or research institute in Japan.

Professor Yasuda is best known for his contribution to the progression of anatomic double-bundle ACL reconstruction using the hamstring tendon. He is a skillful knee surgeon as well as a distinguished scientist in the field of biomechanics and biomaterials. He has received several international awards, including “Excellence in Research Award 1993” from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. He has published over 200 journal articles, including 39 articles published in American Journal of Sports Medicine, which have been cited approximately 5000 times. His 2 clinical articles on “anatomic double-bundle ACL reconstruction” have been selected as the top 1% of highly cited articles in the entire scientific field. He presently is serving as an Editorial Board member of six international Journals including American Journal of Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, and KSSTA.

Professor Yasuda has been an Active Member of International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) since the establishment in 1995. He contributed to ISAKOS as a Member at Large from 2005 to 2009, a Deputy Chair of Program Committee from 2005 to 2007, and a Chair of Program Committee from 2005 to 2007. He is on the Board of Directors of the Asia-Pacific Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Society. He has contributed to many Japanese societies taking on the role of the President, such as Japanese Arthroscopy Association (2000-2001), Japanese Society of Clinical Biomechanics (2004-2005), Japanese Orthopaedic Society for Knee, Arthroscopy, and Sports Medicine (2010-2011), Japanese Society of Joint Diseases (2014-2015), and etc.

Selected Published Work

Kondo E, Yasuda K, Onodera J, Kawaguchi Y, Kitamura N: Effects of Remnant Tissue Preservation on Clinical and Arthroscopic Results After Anatomic Double-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 43(8):1882-92, 2015

Kondo E, Merican AM, Yasuda K, Amis AA: Biomechanical analysis of knee laxity with isolated anteromedial or posterolateral bundle-deficient anterior cruciate ligament. Arthroscopy. 30(3): 335-43, 2014

Tsukada S, Fujishiro H, Watanabe K, Nimura A, Mochizuki T, Mahakkanukrauh P, Yasuda K, Akita K: Anatomic variations of the lateral intercondylar ridge: relationship to the anterior margin of the anterior cruciate ligament. Am J Sports Med. 42(5): 1110-7, 2014

Kitamura N, Ogawa M, Kondo E, Kitayama S, Tohyama H, Yasuda K: A novel medial collateral ligament reconstruction procedure using semitendinosus tendon autograft in patients with multiligamentous knee injuries: clinical outcomes. Am J Sports Med. 41(6): 1274-81, 2013

Kondo E, Yasuda K, Katsura T, Hayashi R, Kotani Y, Tohyama H: Biomechanical and Histological Evaluations of the Doubled Semitendinosus Tendon Autograft After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Sheep. Am J Sports Med. 40 (2): 315-24, 2012

Yasuda K, Kondo E, Kitamura N, Kawaguchi Y, Kai S, Tanabe Y: A pilot study of anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with ligament remnant tissue preservation. Arthroscopy. 28(3): 343-353, 2012:

Yasuda K, van Eck CF, Hoshino Y, Fu FH, Tashman S: Anatomic single- and double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, part 1: basic science. Am J Sports Med. 39(8):1789-99. 2011

Yasuda K, Tanabe Y, Kondo E, Kitamura N, Tohyama H: Anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 26(9): S21-S34, 2010

Yasuda K, Kitamura N, Gong JP, Arakaki K, Kwon HJ, Onodera S, Chen YM, Kurokawa T, Kanaya F, Ohmiya Y, Osada Y: A novel double-network hydrogel induces spontaneous articular cartilage regeneration in vivo in a large osteochondral defect. Macromol Biosci, 9(4): 307-316, 2009

Yasuda K, Ichiyama H, KondoE, Miyatake S, Inoue M, and Tanabe Y: An in vivo biomechanical study on the tension-versus-knee flexion angle curves of two grafts in anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: Effects of initial tension and internal tibial rotation. Arthroscopy. 24(3): 276-284, 2008

Kondo E, Yasuda K, Azuma H, Tanabe Y, Yagi T: Prospective clinical comparisons of anatomic double-bundle versus single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction procedures in 328 consecutive patients. Am J Sports Med. 36(9): 1675-1687, 2008

Yasuda K, Kondo E, Ichiyama H, Tanabe Y, Tohyama H: Clinical evaluation of anatomic double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction procedure using hamstring tendon grafts: Comparisons among 3 different procedures. Arthroscopy, 22(3): 240-251, 2006

Yoshikawa T, Tohyama H, Katsura T, Kondo E, Kotani Y, Matsumoto H, Toyama Y, Yasuda K: Effects of local administration of vascular endothelial growth factor on mechanical characteristics of the semitendinosus tendon graft after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in sheep. Am J Sports Med. 34(12): 1918-1925, 2006

Yasuda K, Kondo E, Ichiyama H, Kitamura N, Tanabe Y, Tohyama H, Minami A: Anatomic reconstruction of the anteromedial and posterolateral bundles of the anterior cruciate ligament using hamstring tendon grafts. Arthroscopy, 20(10): 1015-1025, 2004

Tomita F, Yasuda K, Mikami S, Sakai T, Yamazaki S, Tohyama H: Comparisons of intraosseous graft healing between the doubled flexor tendon graft and the bone-patellar tendon-bone graft in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy, 17(5): 461-476, 2001

Yamanaka M, Yasuda K, Nakano H, Wada T, Tohyama H: The effect of cyclic displacement on the biomechanical characteristics of anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. Am J Sports Med, 27(6): 772-777, 1999

Yasuda K, Tsujino J, Tanabe Y, Kaneda K: Effects of initial graft tension on clinical outcome after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Autogenous doubled hamstring tendons connected in series with polyester tapes. Am J Sports Med, 25(1): 99-106, 1997

Yasuda K, Tsujino J, Ohkoshi Y, Tanabe Y, Kaneda K: Graft site morbidity with autogenous semitendinosus and gracilis tendons. Am J Sports Med, 23(6): 706-714, 1995