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UPMC Physicians and Researchers to Present at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) 2019 Annual Meeting

June 25, 2019
AOSSM, held in Boston, Massachusetts, July 11-14 brings together sports medicine and orthopaedic surgery physicians and researchers from around the world to share their knowledge and research, and learn new techniques and advances in the practice of sports medicine. UPMC Sports Medicine Program physicians and researchers will be well represented in this year’s meeting with numerous presentations, instructional courses, posters, and abstracts. Also of note, UPMC physician and researcher James P. Bradley, MD, is the AOSSM board of directors president-elect.

Thursday, July 11

Instructional Course (IC108)
7 – 8:30 a.m.
Surgical Management of Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries – Why, When, and How
Volker Musahl, MD

Concurrent Session A: Cartilage Restoration in 2019 – Maximizing Patient Benefits
1:53 – 2 p.m.
Technique Spotlight – Osteochondral Allograft
James P. Bradley, MD

Concurrent Session B: Emerging Techniques and Concepts in Hip Joint and Core Body Area 1:20 – 1:25 p.m. Paper 19: Functional Results and Outcomes after Repair of Partial Proximal Hamstring Avulsions at Mid-term Follow-upJustin W. Arner MD; Halle Freiman BS; James P. Bradley, MD

Friday, July 12

General Session – Knee: All the Ligaments
8:53 – 9 a.m.
Optimizing ACL Outcomes: Think Outside the Notch
Volker Musahl, MD

Concurrent Session B: Biologics and Cartilage: Practical Application and State of the Art in 2019
4:10 – 4:15 p.m.
Paper 45: Early Weight-Bearing Improves Cartilage Repair in an In Vitro Model of Microfracture: Comparison of Two Mechanical Loading Regimens on Simulated Microfracture Based on Fibrin Gel Scaffolds Encapsulating Bone Marrow Mesenchymal Stem Cells
Authors include: Tomoya Iseki MD; Benjamin B. Rothrauff MD, PhD; Shinsuke Kihara MD, PhD; Freddie H. Fu MD; Rocky S. Tuan PhD; Riccardo Gottardi, PhD

Concurrent Session C: All the Ligaments in One Place: Spotlight on the ACL, PCL, PLC and MCL
3:05 – 3:15 p.m.
Past President Perspective: What Matters in ACL Surgery: Bundle, Size, or Location? 
Freddie H. Fu, MD

3:47 pm – 3:52 pm 
Fellow Research Award: Clinical Science
Paper 50: Lateral Extra-Articular Tenodesis Does Not Affect Rotatory Knee Instability in Anatomic ACL Reconstruction
Andrew J. Sheean MD1, Jayson Lian2,
Sean J. Meredith MD2, Robert Tisherman2,
Andrew D. Lynch PhD, PT2, Volker Mhl MD2,
Bryson P. Lesniak MD2
1San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX
2University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

3:52 – 3:57 p.m.
Paper 51: Static Lateral Tibial Plateau Subluxation Predicts the Grade of Rotatory Knee Laxity in ACL-Deficient Knees
Authors include: João V. Novaretti MD; Neel K. Patel MD; Adam Popchak DPT, PhD, SCS; Volker Musahl, MD

Saturday, July 13

Instructional Course (IC307)
7 – 8:30 a.m.
Case-Based: Posterior Glenoid Labrum Lesions – From Throwers to Arthritis
James P. Bradley, MD

Concurrent Session B: Shoulder Instability – From Anterior to Posterior
1:10 – 1:15 p.m.
Paper 71: Bipolar Bone Loss and Glenoid Bone Loss Alone are Both Associated with Failure after Arthroscopic Anterior Shoulder Stabilization
Ryan T. Li MD; Elan J. Golan MD; Kevin William Wilson MD; Bryson P. Lesniak MD; Albert Lin, MD

1:15 – 1:20 p.m.
Paper 72: Risk Factors and Outcomes of Revision Arthroscopic Posterior Shoulder Capsulolabral Repair in Contact Athletes
Justin W. Arner MD; Sachidhanand Jayakumar BS; Dharmesh Vyas MD, PhD; James P. Bradley, MD

1:25 – 1:30 p.m.
Managing Posterior Instability:
My Top 5 Pearls
James P. Bradley, MD

1:30 – 2 p.m.
Two Cases in 30: Shoulder Instability – What Would You Do
Panelist: James P. Bradley, MD


(226) The Rate of Posterior Labral Extension in Operatively Treated Bankart Lesions
Elan J. Golan, MD; Ryan Tianran Li, MD; Ravi Surender Vaswani; Bryson P. Lesniak MD; Albert Lin, MD 

(233) Latissimus Dorsi Tendon Transfer Versus Superior Capsular Reconstruction for Treatment of Irreparable Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: A Retrospective Comparison Study With Short-Term Clinical Results
Authors include: Tiffany Kadow; Rebecca Minorini BA; Mark Baratz, MD; Albert Lin, MD 

(276) Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Shortens Return to Play in National Football League Players With Acute Hamstring Injuries
Authors include: Justin W. Arner, MD; Craig Stephen Mauro, MD; James P. Bradley, MD

(277) Proximal Adductor Avulsion: A Biomechanical Comparison of Suture Anchor Repair Techniques
Authors include: Elan J. Golan, MD

(278) Syndesmotic Ankle Injuries: A Comparison of Etiology, Mechanism of Injury, and Return-to-Play Time in NFL and NHL Athletes
Authors include: Drew Michael S. Donnell, MS; Joanna M. Costello, MD; James P. Bradley, MD; Dharmesh R. Vyas MD, PhD


UPMC and the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery will host a cocktail reception on Friday, July 12th during AOSSM. The reception will honor two alumni for their leadership and dedication to advancing the care of athletes and active people everywhere.

Neal ElAttrache, MD
AOSSM President

Jim Bradley, MD
AOSSM President-Elect

Fellow Research Award

2019 Recipient: Clinical Science
Lateral Extra-Articular Tenodesis Does Not Affect Rotatory Knee Instability in Anatomic ACL Reconstruction
Andrew J. Sheean MD, Jayson Lian, Sean J. Meredith MD, Robert Tisherman,
Andrew D. Lynch PhD, PT, Volker Musahl MD, Bryson P. Lesniak MD

The Fellow Research Award, formerly The Aircast Award, was first presented in 1998. The Fellowship Committee determines the recipients. The award is given to the best papers in clinical science and basic science submitted by a sports medicine fellow for the AOSSM Annual Meeting. Each recipient receives $1,500 and an award plaque.

The reception is hosted by Freddie H. Fu, MD, Distinguished Service Professor, David Silver Professor and Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Volker Musahl, MD, Blue Cross of Western Pennsylvania Professor, chief, Division of Sports Medicine, program director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program