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ACL Reconstruction: Striving for Consensus on Grafts and Rehab

Start Date:10/26/2021

Start Time:8:00 PM EDT

Duration:60 minutes

Abstract:

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries affect knee function and quality of life for thousands of young, active people every year. Surgeons reconstructing torn ACLs must help their patients make several treatment-related decisions, including graft choice and postsurgical rehabilitation protocols. On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, a 1-hour complimentary webinar from JBJS will delve into the latest data on these two key questions.

Nicholas Mohtadi, MD will present findings from a randomized clinical trial that compared 5-year quality-of-life and clinical outcomes—including reinjury rates—among young ACL patients who received either a patellar-tendon, single-bundle hamstring, or double-bundle hamstring autograft.

Rick Wright, MD will then discuss prospective cohort data from the MARS Group that analyzed common rehabilitation protocols used immediately after revision ACL reconstruction and during return-to-sport activities.

Moderated by Robert Marx, MD, FRCSC, the webinar will feature expert commentaries on these consensus-building findings. Ned Amendola, MD will comment on Dr. Mohtadi’s paper, and Elizabeth Matzkin, MD will weigh in on Dr. Wright’s paper.

The webinar will conclude with a 15-minute live Q&A session during which attendees can ask questions of all the panelists. Seats are limited, so RESERVE YOURS TODAY.

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Speakers

Dr. Robert Marx

Dr. Robert Marx is an Orthopedic Surgeon at the Hospital for Special Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is Vice Chair of Orthopedic Surgery for faculty development at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Marx is Deputy Editor for Sports Medicine for the Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

Dr. Nicholas Mohtadi

Dr. Mohtadi is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Surgery, Cumming school of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary. He is a clinical epidemiologist and surgeon-scientist who has been operating in the field of sport medicine and arthroscopy for 31 years.

He graduated from the University of Calgary medical school in 1981, interned at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, B.C. and finished his residency in 1987 in Calgary.

He did three fellowships, one in Pediatric Orthopedics, and then with Peter Fowler and Richard Hawkins in London, Ontario. He completed his formal training with an MSc in clinical epidemiology at McMaster University in Hamilton.

He has been developing patient-reported outcome measures since 1990 (ACL-QOL, RC-QOL), most recently the lead author in the development of the International Hip Outcome Tool (iHOT). He has been involved in multiple Randomized Clinical Trials as the principal investigator and many more as a collaborator. He has published widely and given invited talks on 5 different continents.

In 1994 he represented the AOSSM as one of the travelling fellows to Europe. He was the past president (1995-96) of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine in (CASEM). He is presently on the Credentials Committee of CASEM and the past Chair of the Hip Groin and Thigh committee of ISAKOS.

He has been a physician for the Canadian Olympic Team in 1996 and 2002. He was the Chief Medical Officer at the Pan Am Games in 2003. He has participated as a team physician in multiple international sporting events including Davis Cup Tennis, World Hockey Championships; Volleyball World League and World Championships, World Figure Skating and Speed skating Championships. He was with the Calgary Flames of the NHL for 20 years.

He is currently the Medical Director of the University of Calgary Sport Medicine Centre, member of the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre and Director of the Acute Knee Injury Clinic.

In 2017 he was part of the IOC Consensus Meeting on ACL Injuries in Children.

In 2020 he was made a Life Member of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine.

In a former life he was a professional tennis player competing at Wimbledon in 1982 but currently is a recreational golfer and avid fly fisherman.

He has been married to his high school sweetheart (Anne) for 37 years and has three wonderful children aged 35, 32 and 29.

Dr. Ned Amendola

Ned Amendola, MD, is a Professor of orthopedic surgery in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, the Director of Sports Medicine, and Chief Medical Officer in the Athletic Department at Duke University. He is involved in the Orthopedic Sports Medicine and foot and ankle fellowship programs. His clinical and research interests focus on improving the understanding, prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports and activity-related problems of the knee and foot and ankle.

Dr. Amendola earned his medical degree and completed his orthopedic residency at the Western University in London, Ontario. He completed the following post graduate fellowships: Sports Medicine Clinical and Research Fellow, Western University under Peter Fowler; Samuel S. McLaughlin Fellowship, Upper Extremity Clinical and Research Fellow, University of Verona, Verona, Italy under Dr. Landino Cugola; Foot and Ankle Clinical and Research Fellow, Crystal Clinic, Akron, Ohio with Ian Alexander and Whit Ewing; European Sports Medicine Traveling Fellowship, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Throughout his career, Dr. Amendola has received numerous peer-reviewed grants, and published over 300 peer-reviewed articles, as well as authored extensive number of book chapters and editor of 6 textbooks in sports medicine, foot and ankle, and arthroscopy. He has earned numerous research related awards including Excellence in Research Award, Cabaud and O’Donohue awards from the AOSSM, the Achilles award from ISAKOS, the Samson Award from the COA, the Roger Mann Award and the Leonard Goldner Award from the AOFAS, and the Kappa Delta Award from the AAOS in 2012.

Dr. Amendola is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, and Diplomate of the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine.

He is an active member of many orthopedic and sports medicine organizations, including Past President for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, and currently on the Board of Trustees of OREF. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of ABOS, ISAKOS, AAOS, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and Past President of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine.

Dr. Rick Wright

Dr. Wright currently serves as the Dan Spengler, M.D., Professor and Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Wright did his undergraduate studies at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he also attended medical school. He did his orthopaedic surgery residency and internship at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee. He then pursued a sports medicine fellowship at the Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center. He subsequently began his practice in St. Louis and went on to become the Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Executive Vice Chairman for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Wright has been an active member of many medical organizations and served on a variety of committees for the AAOS and AOSSM. He served as President of the AOA in 2018-2019 and served as the President of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery from 2019 - 2020. Dr. Wright has over 250 publications. He is a founding member of the MOON (Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcome Network) Research Group and is the NIH-funded principal investigator for the MARS (Multicenter ACL Revision Study) Research Group. He has received numerous research awards and honors including the AOSSM Cabaud Memorial Award and O’Donoghue Clinical Research Award, the Orthopaedic Research Society Kappa Delta Ann Doner Vaughn Award and Washington University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery’s Palma Chironis Teaching Award and the Lee T. Ford, M.D. Award for Academic Achievement.

Dr. Elizabeth Matzkin

Elizabeth Matzkin, MD is the Chief of the Women’s Sports Medicine program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Harvard Medical School.  She has developed a world-class program for female athletes with a robust research program focusing on Women’s Sports Medicine. She is highly regarded for her accomplishments in education, research and patient care. 

Dr. Matzkin completed her Surgical and Orthopedic residency training at the University of Hawaii. From there, she completed a fellowship in Shoulder and Sports Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. During that time she served as an assistant team physician to the Duke University Football and Men’s Basketball teams. Prior to developing an outstanding Women’s Sports Medicine program at BWH, she was an Assistant Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine. She has cared for the US Soccer teams and US Women’s’ hockey team.  She is currently the head team physician for Stonehill College. 

She is the Director of the BWH Sports Medicine Fellowship and oversees the Resident Assembly, International Committee, Diversity Advisory Board and Communications Committee as the Membership Council Chair for the AAOS.

She has 3 athletic daughters – which drives her passion to improve the care of all female athletes.

In her free time, she enjoys running, snowboarding, and spending time with her husband and 3 daughters.  
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