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Steve M. Traina, M.D.

Steve M. Traina, M.D.

Orthopaedic Specialist in disorders of the knee, Shoulder and Sports Medicine

 

Current Medical Practice

  • Western Orthopaedics, PC

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, 1987
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Re-Certification, 1997
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Re-Certification, 2007
  • American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Re-Certification, 2017
    with CAQ certificate of added qualification in sports medicine

Education

College

  • Central College, Pella, Iowa, 1971-1975 (B.A.- with honors)
    Major: Biology; Minor: Chemistry
    Organizations:
         Pi Kappa Alpha
         Student Government
         Intercollegiate Wrestling
         Radio Disc Jockey, KCUI

Medical School

  • University of Illinois Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, 1975-1979
  • Extracurricular Activities:
         Class Secretary, 1976-1977
         University of Illinois Delegate for AMSA
         (American Medical Student Association), 1976-1978
         Intramural Football and Basketball,  1975-1979

Surgical Internship

  • General Surgical Internship, 1979-1980
    Combined Program - University of Illinois and Cook County Hospital

Residency

  • Orthopedic Surgery, 1980-1984
         Cook County Hospital Program
         Cook County Hospital
         University of Chicago
         Children's Hospital
         Weiss Hospital
  • House Staff Representative, 1980-1982
  • Chief Resident, 1984

Fellowship

  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
         University of Colorado, August 1984 - June 1985

Employment History

  • Western Orthopaedics, PC Denver, CO 03/09-Present
    Physician, Private Practice
  • Orthopedic Associates, LLC Denver, CO 07/85-02/09
    Physician, Private Practice
    President, 1999-2009

Academic Appointments

  • Director of Sports Medicine, 2000 to 2005
    Rocky Mountain Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory
  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedics, 1998 to 1999
    University of Colorado
  • Co-Director: The University of Colorado Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, 1998 to 2000
    University of Colorado
  • Orthopedic Teaching Attending, 1988 - 1995
    Mercy Medical Center
  • Orthopedic Surgical Teaching Attending, July 1987 - 1989
    Denver General Hospital (Denver Health)
  • Clinical Instructor of Orthopedics, July 1984 - 1986
    University of Colorado

Hospital Staff Affiliations

  • Rose Medical Center - Primary
  • Rose Founders Surgery Center
  • Midtown Surgical Center

Professional Societies

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Association for Arthritic Hip and Knee Surgery
  • American College of Sports Medicine
  • National Basketball Association Physicians Society
  • Colorado Orthopedic Society
  • Karl Meyer Surgical Society
  • Professional Team Physicians Society
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery &
         Orthopaedic Sports Medicine

Medical Athletic Affiliations

Professional Teams

  • Team USA, 2010, Head Team Physician
  • Denver Nuggets, NBA Basketball Team, 1988 - 2017 Team Physician/Surgeon
  • Colorado Avalanche, NHL Hockey Team, 1995 - 2008 Assistant Team Physician
  • Colorado Crush, Arena Football Team, 2003 - 2008 Assistant Team Physician
  • Denver Broncos, NFL Football Team, 1985 - 1994 Assistant Team Physician
  • Salute to Mile High Stadium, Denver Broncos Stars vs. NFL All Stars Flag Football Game Physician In Charge, September 22, 2001 Denver, CO
  • Colorado Foxes, Professional Soccer Team, 1996 - 1998 Assistant Team Physician
  • Denver Dare Devils, Professional Roller Hockey Team, 1996 - 1997 Team Physician
  • Denver Zephyr’s, Triple A Baseball Team, 1987 - 1994 Team Physician
  • Colorado Basketball All Star Game, 1987 Denver, Colorado Physician in Charge

Other Medical Affiliations

  • Multiple High School Football Teams, 1985 - present Team Physician
  • Libertyville Invitational Track Meet, 1986 Denver, Colorado Physician in Charge

Olympic Affiliations

  • USA Basketball, World Championship Gold Medal Team, Team Physician, August 2010
  • Short Track Speed Skating World Championship, 1992 Physician Coverage
  • National Figure Skating Championship, 1988 Physician Coverage

Colorado Boxing Commission

  • Colorado Boxing Commission, Commissioner 2000 - present
  • Colorado Golden Gloves Boxing, 2000 - present Physician Consultant

Publications

“Case Study of the Use of a Microbized Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane Aminofix for a Partial Patellar Tendon Tear in a Professional Athlete” 
Submitted for publication.  

"Trends in Primary and Revision ACL Reconstruction Amoung National Basketball Association Team Physicians."
Published in The American Journal of Orthopedics, June 2014: Volume 43, Issue 6, pages 267-271.  Nathan A. Mall, M.D., Geoffrey D. Abrams, M.D., Brian J. Cole, M.D., Steve M. Traina, M.D., Frederick M. Azar, M.D., Answorth A. Allen, M.D., Richard Parker, M.D..

"The Effect of Graft Tissue on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Outcomes:  A Multicenter, Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Autograft Hamstrings With Fresh-Frozen Anterior Tibialis Allograft."
Published in Arthroscopy The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, August 2012: Volume 28, Issue 8, pages 1079-1086.  Keith W. Lawhorn, M.D., Stephen M. Howell, M.D., Steve M. Traina, M.D., John E. Gottlieb, M.D., Thomas D. Meade, M.D., Howard I. Freedberg, M.D..

"Early Clinical Results of a High-Flexion, Posterior-Stabilized, Mobile-Bearing Total Knee Arthroplasty: A US Investigational Device Exemption Trial" in The Journal of Arthroplasty, March 2012: Volume 27, Issue 3, Pages 421-429. 
Giles R. Scuderi, David R. Hedden, John A. Maltry, Steven M. Traina, Mitchell B. Sheinkop, Mark A. Hartzband.

"Recurrent Complete Proximal Tibial Stress Fracture in a Basketball Player"
The American Journal of Sports Medicine, September 12, 2005: Vol 33, No. 12, (1914-1917)
Christopher M. Larson, M.D., Steven M. Traina, M.D., David A. Fischer, M.D.S., and Elizabeth A. Arendt, M.D.

"In Vivo Determination of Knee Kinematics in Patients with a Hamstring or Patellar Tendon ACL Graft" The Journal of Knee Surgery, 2003 Oct; 16(4): 197 - 202.  Mahfouz MR, PhD, Traina Steve M, M.D., Komistek RD, PhD, Dennis DA, M.D..

"Pretibial Cyst Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction using Hamstring Autografts" Orthopedics. 2002 Jan;25(1):79-82.  Brager MA, M.D., Traina Steve M., M.D., Parker AW, M.D..

“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”
The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2001: Vol.29, No. 5, (567-574)
S. Traina, M.D., S. Howell, M.D., J. Gottlieb, M.D., M. Gittins, D.O., T. Zollner, M.D.

“Angular Measures Spell Stability for Ankle Brace” in Biomechanics, February 2001, Vol III,
No. 2, (83-90). S. Traina, M.D., R. Komistek, PhD, D. Dennis, M.D., Eric Northcut, M.S.

“An In Vivo Analysis of the Effectiveness of the Osteoarthritic Knee Brace During Heel Strike
of Gait” in Journal of Arthroplasty, 1999: Vol. 14, No. 6 (738-742). R.D. Komistek,
PhD, D.A. Dennis, MD, E. J. Northcut, A. Wood, A. W. Parker, MD, and S. M. Traina

“Achilles Tendon Injury in a Professional Basketball Player” in Orthopedics, 1999: Vol. 22,
No. 6 (625-627). S.M. Traina, M.D., N.Y. Yonezuka, P.A. and Y. C. Zinis, D.O.

“Modification of the Bankart Reconstruction Utilizing a Suture Anchor” in Journal of the
Southern Orthopedic Association, 1998: Vol. 7, No. 3 (180-187). S. Traina, M.D.,
J. Holtgrewe, M.D., S. King, P.A.

“ACL Injury Patterns in Women” in Orthopedics, 1997: Vol. 20, No. 6 (545-551).
S.Traina, M.D., D. Bromberg, M.D.

“Modified Bankart Shoulder Reconstruction Using a Suture Anchor” in Orthopedic
Transactions, 1993. S. Traina, M.D.

“Traumatic Isolated Dorsal Dislocation of the Intermediate Cuneiform” in Contemporary
Orthopedics, 1992: Vol. 24, No.1 (79-82). S. Traina, M.D., J. Akmakjian, M.D., M.T. Hartley, M.D.

“The Herbert Screw in Closed Reduction and Internal Fixation of the Jones Fracture”
In Orthopedic Review, 1991: Vol.XX, No. 8 (713-717). S.M. Traina, M.D., J. McElhinney, M.D.

“Continuous Passive Motion Following Total Knee Arthroplasty” in American Journal of
Knee Surgery, 1991: Vol. 4, No. 3 (137-143). S. Traina, M.D., A. Heller, M.D., J. Akmakjian, M.D., R. Katzanek, P.T.

“On Field Evaluation of Football Injuries” in Journal of American College Health, 1990:
Vol. 39. S. Traina, M.D.

“Treatment of Acutely Infected Arthroplasties with Local Antibiotics” (update) in Drug
Delivery Systems (Editor: Wm. Ensminger, M.D., Ph.D.), Chapter 31 (369-378). New York:
1991, Futura Publishing. S. Traina, M.D., C. Perry, M. D., K. Davenport, M.D.

“Effects of Continuous Passive Motion Following Total Knee Replacement” in Orthopedic
Transactions, Vol. 12, No. 1 (156-157). A. Heller, M.D., S. Traina, M.D., J. Sharp, M.D., et al.

“Management of Acute Knee Injuries” in Journal of American College Health, 1988:
Vol. 37, (11). S. Traina, M.D. and E. Seiler, M.A., A.T.C.

“Low Velocity Gunshot Wounds to the Femur” in Orthopedic Transactions, 1982: Vol. 6,
No.3 (327). S. Traina, M.D. and F. Pollack, M.D., et al.

Medical Committees

  • Physician Advisory Board for Midtown Surgical Center, 2012
  • NBA Physician Society, President, 2008-2011
  • NBA Physician Society, Secretary/Treasurer, 2006-2008
  • Medical Executive committee, Rose Ambulatory Surgical Center, 2006
  • American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, Colorado Representative Council
    of Delegates, 2003- 2005
  • Rose Sports Medicine, 1988-2005
  • Sloans Lake Credentialing Committee, 2000-2002
  • Colorado Boxing Commission, Commissioner 2000 to present
  • Metro Denver Resonance Imaging, Board of Directors, CTD 1987-1992
  • Colorado Orthopedic Practice Association, Secretary/Treasurer: 1988-1989
  • Colorado Orthopedic Society, Board of Directors, 1987

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Scientific Exhibits

An In Vivo Determination of the Effectiveness of an Ankle Brace to Prevent an Ankle Sprain
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 69th Annual Meeting
Dallas, Texas: February 2002

An In Vivo Determination of the Effectiveness of Orthotics In Condylar Separation
In Stance-Phase of Gait
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 68th Annual Meeting
February 28-March 1, 2001

An In Vivo Determination of Knee Kinematics for Subjects Having Either a Hamstring or
Patellar Tendon Anterior Cruciate Graft
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 68th Annual Meeting
February 28-March 1, 2001

Multi-Center Study Evaluating the Consistency of Tibial Tunnel Placement in Endoscopic
ACL Reconstruction and the Effect on Knee Motion and Stability
,
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 67th Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida: March 15-19, 2000.

An In Vivo Analysis of the Effectiveness of the Osteoarthritic Knee Brace During Heel Strike
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 65th Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana: 1998.

Patellar Tendon Allograft for Anterior Cruciate Deficient Knees
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 55th Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia: February 4-9, 1988.

Ender Nailing for Femur Fractures
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 49th Annual Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana: January 20, 1982.

Orthopedic Surgery Video Tapes and DVD's

The Accelerated Anterior Cruciate Rehabilitation Program for Athletes.  (Jump Program)
Researched and Developed by Steven M.Traina, MD and Nathan Lilley, MPT, OCS, CSCS.

Preparation of Patellar Tendon Allograft for Anterior Cruciate Insufficient Knees
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons 55ht Annual Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia: February 4-9, 1988.

Video Theater
Combined Congress of the International Society of the Knee and the
International Arthroscopy Association
Copenhagen, Denmark: June 25-30, 1993.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Videotape Library
1988 – Present.

Research

Research Projects

  • Developed a DVD, "ACL Performance Enhancement Program"
  • ACL Reconstruction in the Skeletally Immature Athlete Utilizing Double Looped STG Graft
  • Revision ACL Reconstruction Utilizing Double-Looped STG Graft.
  • ACL Reconstruction Between Males and Females In Regards To Ultimate Stability
  • MRI Anatomic Coronal Angle of Native ACL Ligament

National Research Projects

  • FDA, Prospective Randomized Multicenter Study Comparing Fixed Bearing vs. Mobile
    Bearing Total Knee Arthroplasty
  • IRB, Prospective Randomized Multicenter Study Comparing Allograft Posterior Tibial Tendon
    vs. Autograft STG Tendon for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • IRB, Multicenter Study Utilizing High Dose Irridated Allograft Tissue for ACL Reconstruction

Paper Presentations and Major Talks

International

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Multicenter Control Prospective Study:  All Outcomes utilizing Autograft Hamstrings to Fresh Frozen Anterior Tibialis.
13th EFORT Congress 2012 European Federation
Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology

Clavicle Fractures in Athletes: Modern Solutions in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Nassau, Bahamas, Feb. 10, 2006

The EZ/oc: A Simple Rigid Fixation Device for a Soft Tissue Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft.
Japanese Orthopedic Societies of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (JOSKAS)
Okinawa, Japan, June 8-10, 2006

Tibial Tunnel Placement in ACL Reconstruction
Japanese Orthopedic Societies of Knee, Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine (JOSKAS)
Okinawa, Japan, June 8-10, 2006

Treatment of Professional Sorts Injury
Grand Rounds, Tokyo University
Tokyo, Japan, June 11, 2006

Accelerated Rehabilitation of STG Grafts in Athletes
Grand Rounds, Tokyo University
Tokyo, Japan, June 11, 2006

Acromial Clavicular Injuries in Athletes
10th Annual Brazilian Congress of Arthroscopy and Surgery
Hotel Bourbon Convention and Resort Center
Foz de Iguacu, Brazil, April 13-17, 2004

ACL Reconstruction Technique and Pitfalls
10th Annual Brazilian Congress of Arthroscopy and Surgery
Hotel Bourbon Convention and Resort Center
Foz de Iguacu, Brazil, April 13-17, 2004

Current Concepts in Hamstring Reconstruction
10th Annual Brazilian Congress of Arthroscopy and Surgery
Hotel Bourbon Convention and Resort Center
Foz de Iguacu, Brazil, April 13-17, 2004

Current Concepts in Hamstring Reconstruction
10th Annual Brazilian Congress of Arthroscopy and Surgery
Hotel Bourbon Convention and Resort Center
Foz de Iguacu, Brazil, April 13-17, 2004

Rehabilitation Following ACL Reconstruction Utilizing the STG Graft
10th Annual Brazilian Congress of Arthroscopy and Surgery
Hotel Bourbon Convention and Resort Center
Foz de Iguacu, Brazil, April 13-17, 2004

Current Concepts of ACL Reconstruction

University Hospital
Buenas Aires, Argentina, April 11, 2004

Biology of ACL Graft Current Concepts

University Hospital
Buenas Aires, Argentina, April 11, 2004

Live Surgery- ACL Reconstruction, Guest Surgeon
University Hospital
Buenas Aires, Argentina, April 11, 2004

Multicenter Study of Early Clinical Outcomes Using A Standardized Anterior Cruciate
Ligament Reconstruction Technique, A Double Looped Graft and Rigid Fixation

Current Concepts and Controversy in ACL Reconstruction
Toronto, Canada August 1-5, 2001

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the Professional Athlete

Current Concepts and Controversy in ACL Reconstruction
Toronto, Canada August 1-5, 2001

In Vivo Knee Kinematics for Subjects Having a Bone Tendon Bone Graft Versus
a Double Looped STG Graft

Current Concepts and Controversy in ACL Reconstruction
Toronto, Canada August 1-5, 2001

Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Brazilian Arthroscopy Congress of the Knee and Shoulder
Racife, Brazil, August 19, 2000

Multicenter Study Utilizing a STG Graft With Rigid Fixation

Brazilian Arthroscopy Congress of the Knee and Shoulder
Racife, Brazil, August 19, 2000

Acromial Clavicular Dislocations in Athletes

Brazilian Arthroscopy Congress of the Knee and Shoulder
Racife, Brazil, August 19, 2000

Atraumatic Osteolysis of the Distal Clavicle
Brazilian Arthroscopy Congress of the Knee and Shoulder
Racife, Brazil, August 19, 2000

Rationale of ACL Reconstruction Utilizing a STG Graft Versus Patellar Tendon Bone
Brazilian Arthroscopy Congress of the Knee and Shoulder
Racife, Brazil, August 18, 2000

Meniscus Repair Techniques Utilizing Bioabsorbable
Brazilian Arthroscopy Congress of the Knee and Shoulder
Racife, Brazil, August 18, 2000

Isolated Posterior Cruciate Ligament Instability of the Knee

Brazilian Arthroscopy Congress of the Knee and Shoulder
Racife, Brazil, August 18, 2000

Double Looped Semitendinosus Gracilis for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Concepts and Controversies in Total Joint Arthroplasty
Grand Cayman Islands, B.W.I.: December 11, 1999.

Meniscal Repair Using Resorbable Materials
Concepts and Controversies in Total Joint Arthroplasty
Grand Cayman Islands, B.W.I.: December 10, 1999.

Discussions in Total Joint Arthroplasty and Sports Medicine Rotator Cuff Tears in Athletes
Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine
Bermuda: May 20 – 22, 1999.

Crucial Decisions in Total Joint Orthoplasty and Sports Medicine: Anterior Cruciate
Reconstruction Using the Double Looped Semitendinosus Gracilis Grafts

Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine
Bermuda: May 20 – 22, 1999.

An in Vivo Analysis of the Effectiveness of the Osteoarthritic Knee Brace
During Heel Strike of Gait
European Society for Biomechanics
France: 1999

Surgical Treatment for Rotator Cuff Disease in Athletes
Crucial Decisions in Total Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine,
Bermuda: May 7 - 9, 1998.

Injuries to the Acromioclavicular Joint in Athletes
Crucial Decisions in Total Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine
Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine, Bermuda: May 7 - 9, 1998.

Comparison of Repair Techniques for Meniscal Injury
Crucial Decisions in Total Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine
Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine, Bermuda: May 7 - 9, 1998

Local Antibiotics for the Treatment of Acutely Infected Arthroplasties
Cardiostim ‘88, 6th International Congress
Monte Carlo, Monaco: June 15-18, 1988.

Sports Medicine Today - Speaker’s Panel
Ortho –‘87 - Annual Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology
San Juan, Puerto Rico: September 4-7, 1987.

The Use of Bipolar Arthroplasty for Acetabular Deficiencies
in Primary and Revision Hip Surgery

Ortho –’87, Annual Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology
San Juan, Puerto Rico: September 4- 7, 1987.

Revision Hip Surgery Techniques and Results
Ortho-' 87 - Annual Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology
San Juan, Puerto Rico: September 4- 7, 1987.

National

The Effect of Graft Tissue on ACL Outcomes:  A multicenter Prospective Ranldomized Trial Comparing Autograft Hamstrings to Fresh Frozen Anterior Tibialis Allograft.
Western Orthopedic Association
76th Annual Scientific Meeting
Portland Oregan, June 13-16, 2012

Rehabilitation of Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction Using Soft Tissue Graft
Advances in Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery
Orthopedic Learning Resource Center
Chicago, IL, September 20, 2007

MR Imaging Assessment of the Normal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Angle in the Coronal Plane

Society of Skeletal Radiology Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida, March 12-16, 2005

Panel Discussion, Unique ACL Injuries
Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, IL, October 22, 2003

Meniscus Repair
Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, IL, May 8, 2003

Rehabilitation After STG Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, IL, May 8, 2003

Meniscus Repair
13th Annual Winter Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Grand Summit Resort and Convention Center
Park City, UT, January 15-19, 2003

Rehabilitation After STG Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
13th Annual Winter Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Grand Summit Resort and Convention Center
Park City, UT, January 15-19, 2003

Panel Discussion, Unique ACL Injuries

13th Annual Winter Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Grand Summit Resort and Convention Center
Park City, UT, January 15-19, 2003

Meniscus Repair Utilizing Resorbable Materials
Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, IL, September 5, 2002

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Rehabilitation
Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, IL, September 5, 2002
Meniscus Repair Utilizing Resorbable Materials
Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, IL, August 14, 2002

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Rehabilitation
Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, IL, August 14, 2002

Meniscus Repair
Shoulder/ACL Reconstruction Meeting
Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, IL, May 10-12, 2002

Rehabilitation After ACL Reconstruction
Shoulder/ACL Reconstruction Meeting
Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, IL, May 10-13, 2002

Meniscus Repair Techniques
Arthrotek Advanced Shoulder and Knee Meeting
Orthopedic Learning Resource Center
Chicago, IL December 12-13, 2001

Rationale of Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction in Basketball Players
Arthrotek Advanced Shoulder and Knee Meeting
Orthopedic Learning Resource Center
Chicago, IL December 12-12, 2001

Meniscal Repair and the Use of Bioresorbables
Arthrotek Advanced Shoulder and Knee Meeting
Orthopedic Learning Resource Center
Chicago, IL October 10-11, 2001

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction In Professional Athletes

Arthrotek Advanced Shoulder and Knee Meeting
Orthopedic Learning Resource Center
Chicago, IL October 10-11, 2001

Adjunctive Fixation In Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction

Arthrotek Advanced Shoulder and Knee Meeting
Orthopedic Learning Resource Center
Chicago, IL October 10-11, 2001

The Relationship of the Angle of the Tibial Tunnel in the Coronal Plane to Loss
of Flexion and Anterior Laxity After Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction

Western Orthopedic Association 65th Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA September 22-26, 2001

Meniscus Repair 2001
Orthopedic Learning Resource Center
Chicago, IL August 15-16, 2001

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction In Basketball Players
Orthopedic Learning Resource Center
Chicago, IL August 15-16, 2001

Current Concepts In Shoulder Instability
Sports Medicine Meeting, Cave Valley Country Club
Baltimore, Maryland July 23-25, 2001

Multicenter Study of Early Clinical Outcomes Using A Standardized Anterior Cruciate
Ligament Reconstruction Technique, A Double Looped Graft and Rigid Fixation

Sports Medicine Meeting, Cave Valley Country Club
Baltimore, Maryland July 23-25, 2001

Meniscus Repair Utilizing a Bioresorbable Implant

Orthopedic Learning Resource Center
Chicago Il, February 23, 2001

ACL Reconstruction Utilizing a Double Looped Semi Tendon Gracilis Graft in Basketball
Athletes

Orthopedic Learning Resource Center
Chicago Il, February 23, 2001

Meniscus Repair

Shoulder/Semi T Meeting
Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, Illinois, December 6, 2000

Multicenter Study on Clinical Outcomes Following ACL Reconstruction Using a
Standardized Technique

Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, Illinois, December 6, 2000

Rationale of the Double Looped STG Graft in Basketball Players

Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, Illinois, December 6, 2000

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Utilizing Double Looped STG Graft
in Professional Basketball

The NBA and Sports Medicine AAOSM
Miami, Florida, November 17-19 2000

Anterior Tibia Stress Fractures in Basketball
The NBA and Sports Medicine AAOSM
Miami, Florida, November 17-19, 2000

Multicenter Study Utilizing A Rigid Fixation System and a Double looped STG Graft
Orthopedic Learning Resource Center
Chicago, Illinois, September 15, 2000

Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction Technique
Orthopedic Learning Center
Chicago, Illinois, September 15, 2000

Multicenter Study of Early Clinical Outcome using a Standardized Anterior Cruciate
Ligament Reconstruction Technique, a Double Looped Hamstring Graft and Rigid Fixation

Innovative Techniques in Sports Medicine
Seattle, Washington, July 14, 2000

The Rationale of Double Looped STG Grafts in ACL Reconstruction.
Innovative Techniques in Sports Medicine
Seattle, Washington, July 14, 2000

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Arthrotek National Meeting
Chicago, Illinois: June 24, 2000.

Why I Switched from Patellar Tendon Bone to Semitendinosus Gracilic Grafts for Anterior
Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Arthrotek National Meeting
Chicago, Illinois: June 24, 2000.

Why Do a STG Graft for ACL Reconstruction?

Innovative Techniques in Arthroscopy and Coblation
Youngtown, Napa Valley, California: May 6, 2000.

Results of the Multi-Center study for Doing a STG Graft with Rigid Fixation

Innovative Techniques in Arthroscopy and Coblation
Youngtown, Napa Valley, California: May 6, 2000

ACL Reconstruction Using Double-Looped STG Graft

AAOS Orthopedic Learning Resource Center
Chicago, Illinois: February 25, 2000.

Multi-center Study on Clinical Outcome Following Anterior
Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Utilizing a Standardized Technique

AAOS Orthopedic Learning Resource Center
Chicago, Illinois: February 25, 2000.

Treatment of Rotator Cuff Disease in Athletes

Concepts and Controversies in Arthroplasty and Sports Medicine Meeting
Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina: October 17, 1999.

Prospective Multi-Center Study on Clinical Outcome Following ACL Reconstruction
Concepts and Controversies in Arthroplasty and Sports Medicine Meeting
Pinehurst Resort and Country Club Pinehurst, North Carolina: October 17, 1999.

Multi-Center Study on Clinical Outcomes Following ACL Reconstruction
Using a Standard Technique

Orthopedic Learning Resource Center
Chicago, Illinois: October 14, 1999.

Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction Technique Utilizing the Arthrotek Bone Mulch
System and Double Looped Semi-T Graft

Orthopedic Learning Resource Center
Chicago, Illinois: October 14, 1999.

Meniscus Repair: Techniques, Indications and Results
ACL Arthrotek Meeting
Big Sky, Montana: August 20, 1999.

Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction
ACL Arthrotek Meeting
Big Sky, Montana: August 20, 1999.

Meniscal Healing
Sports Medicine Meeting
Oakmont Country Club,
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: July, 1999.

Rational and Clinical Results of the Double Looped STG Graft for Cruciate
Insufficient Knee

Sports Medicine Meeting
Cincinnati, Ohio: July 19, 1999.

Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction with Bone Mulch Screw and Washerlock

Arthrotek Meeting
Cincinnati, Ohio: July 18, 1999.

Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction

Arthrotek Meeting
Cincinnati, Ohio: July 17, 1999.

Effects of an ACL Brace in Vivo Conditions
(Presented by Dr. Richard Komistak, Ph.D.,Co-author)
Orthopedic Research Society Conference
Anaheim, California: February, 1999.

Meniscus Tears Treatment Options

5th Annual Total Team Approach to Sports Medicine
Chicago, Illinois: February 20, 1999.

Acromial Clavicular Injuries in Sports
5th Annual Total Team Approach to Sports Medicine
Chicago Illinois: February 20, 1999.

Endoscopic ACL Reconstruction STG “Pearls and Pitfalls” Surgical Technique
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery - Learning Resource Center
Chicago Illinois: February 19, 1999.

Rehabilitation of Endoscopic ACL Reconstruction STG Technique
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery - Learning Resource Center
Chicago Illinois: February 19, 1999.

Workshop: ACL Reconstruction
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery - Learning Resource Center
Chicago Illinois: February 19, 1999.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Utilizing
Double-looped Semitendinosus Gracilis Graft

Indiana Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting
Fort Wayne, Indiana: April 10, 1997.

Heel Pain and the Basketball Player
American College of Sports Medicine 38th Annual Meeting
Orlando, Florida: May 31, 1991.

Evaluation and Treatment of the On-Field Injury
American College Health Association - 68th Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas: May 31, 1990.

Acute Knee Injuries and Rehabilitation
American College Health Association 66th Annual Meeting
San Antonio, Texas: May 28, 1988.

Patellar Tendon Allograft for Anterior Cruciate Deficient Knee
55th Annual American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Meeting
Atlanta, Georgia: February 4-9, 1988.

Acute Knee Injuries
Cheyenne, Kimball and Deuel County Medical Society
Cheyenne, Nebraska: 1987

Low Velocity Gunshot Wounds to the Femur
Grand Rounds, University of California
Los Angeles, California: 1983.

Low Velocity Gunshot Wounds to the Femur

Awarded Third Prize - Chicago Trauma Society Chicago, Illinois: May, 1982.

Low Velocity Gunshot Wounds to the Femur

49th Annual American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Meeting
New Orleans, Louisiana: January 20, 1982.

Local

Case Study of the Use of a Microbized Dehydrated Human Amnion/Chorion Membrane Aminofix for a Partial Patellar Tendon Tear in a Professional Athlete
MiMedx Medical Education Program, Atlanta, GA 
October 19, 2018 
 
Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries in the National Basketball Association
102nd annual clinical orthopedic society meeting, Colorado Springs, CO. 
September 8-14, 2014
Moderated- Care of the professional athlete


Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction and Rehabilitation
Current Concepts in Orthopaedics
A Western Orthopaedics Research & Education Foundation Symposium
Denver, CO, January 2011

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with Soft Tissue Graft
Orthopedic Topics in the Rockies
Physician Assistant
Orthopedic Surgery PAOS National Meeting
Denver, CO, September 17, 2007

Open Bankart Reconstruction
Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society Regional Meeting
St. Julian Hotel, Boulder, CO, July 20-21, 2007

ZED Fracture of the Clavicle
Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society Regional Meeting
St. Julian Hotel, Boulder, CO, July 20-21, 2007

Meniscus Repair Utilizing Fixator Systems
14th Annual Winter Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Vail, CO, January 15-18, 2004

Aggressive Rehabilitation for STG ACL Reconstruction
14th Annual Winter Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Vail, CO, January 15-18, 2004

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Denver Broncos Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Clinic
Denver, CO, September 3, 2002

3D Kinematic Analysis of ACL Deficient Knees Using CT Scan
Industry Advisory Board (IAB) Meeting

NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center
Intelligent Biomedical Devices and Musculoskeletal Systems (IBDMS)
Denver, CO, May 23, 2002

Meniscus Repair Utilizing Resorbable Implants
12th Annual Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Vail, CO January 17-20, 2002

Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction, Current Concepts
12th Annual Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Vail, CO January 17-20, 2002

An In Vivo Determination of Knee Kinematics for Subjects Having Either A
Double Looped Semitendinous/Gracilis Graft or a Patellar Tendon ACL Graft

12th Annual Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Vail, CO January 17-20, 2002

Relationship of the Angle of the Tibial Tunnel in the Coronal Plane to Loss of
Flexion and Anterior Laxity After ACL Reconstruction

43rd Dr. George B. Packard Sr. Memorial Lectureship, University of Colorado and the
Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Western Orthopedic Association.
Denver, CO May 31, 2001

Meniscus Repair Utilizing Bioresorbable Implants
11th Annual Winter Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, January 11-14, 2001

Acromial-Clavicular Injuries In Sports
11th Annual Winter Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, January 11-14, 2001

Double-Looped Semitendinous Gracilis Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Multi Center Study

11th Annual Winter Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, January 11-14, 2001

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction In Basketball Players
11th Annual Winter Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, January 11-14, 2001

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
11th Annual Winter Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Steamboat Springs, Colorado, January 11-14, 2001

AC Joint Injuries in Athletes
Denver Broncos Sports Medicine
Denver, Colorado, October 3, 2000

Mini Deltoid Split for Rotator Cuff Repair
University of Colorado Sports Medicine
Denver, Colorado: March 17, 2000.

Rotator Cuff Injury in Athletes
University of Colorado Sports Medicine
Denver, Colorado: March 17, 2000.

Acromial Clavicular Dislocations
10th Annual Winter Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Vail, Colorado: January 13-16, 2000.

Osteolysis of the Distal Clavicle
10th Annual Winter Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Vail, Colorado: January 13-16, 2000.

Multicenter Study on Clinical Outcome Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Reconstruction Using a Standardized Technique
10th Annual Winter Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Vail, Colorado: January 13-16, 2000.

Meniscus Repair
10th Annual Winter Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Vail, Colorado: January 13-16, 2000.

ACL Reconstruction: Technique, Pearls and Pitfalls

10th Annual Winter Total Joint and Sports Medicine Symposium
Vail, Colorado: January 13-16, 2000.

Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction Techniques:
Comparison of Patellar Tendon Bone vs Double Looped Semitendinosus Gracilis

Intelligent Biomedical Devices of Musculoskeletal Systems - Fourth Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado: November 11, 1999.

Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction

Intelligent Biomedical Devices of Musculoskeletal Systems - Fourth Annual Meeting
Denver, Colorado: November 11, 1999.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament: Reconstruction, Grafts, Fixation
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado: September 10, 1999.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Rose Sports Medicine Seminar
Denver, Colorado: August 27, 1999.

The Role of the Team Physician
Rose Sports Medicine Seminar
Denver, Colorado: August 27, 1999.

Rationale of the Double-Looped STG Graft for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Comprehensive Surgery of Primary and Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty
Steamboat Springs, Colorado: January 8, 1999.

Surgical Technique for Bone Mulch Arthroteck Semi-T Anterior Cruciate Reconstruction

Comprehensive Surgery of Primary and Revision Total Joint Arthroplasty
Steamboat Springs, Colorado: January 8, 1999.

Fixation Systems for the DLSTG Hamstring Graft
Comprehensive Surgery of Primary and Revision Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty,
Vail, Colorado: January 16-18, 1998.

Surgical Technique for Endoscopic ACL Reconstruction Utilizing DLSTG Hamstring Graft

Comprehensive Surgery of Primary and Revision Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty,
Vail, Colorado: January 16-18, 1998.

Rationale of Utilizing the DLSTG Hamstring Graft for the Cruciate Insufficient Knee

Comprehensive Surgery of Primary and Revision Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty,
Vail, Colorado: January 16-18, 1998.

Perspectives in Care of the High Profile Athlete
Western Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting
Aspen, Colorado: July 31, 1997.

Consideration of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Hamstring Tendons
Western Orthopedic Association Annual Summer Meeting
Aspen, Colorado: July 31, 1997.

Overuse Basketball Injuries of the Lower Extremity
Sixth Annual Colorado Sports Symposium
Denver, Colorado: September 13, 1996.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction -
Autogenous Patellar Bone vs Hamstring Reconstruction

Denver Bronco Sports Medicine
Denver, Colorado: August 22, 1996.

Hip Fractures
Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado: September 25, 1995.

Shoulder Instability - Diagnosis and Treatment

Department of Physical Therapy, Rose Medical Center
Denver, Colorado: September 8, 1995.

Ligamentous Injuries to the Knee
Orthopedic Symposium at Precedent-Mercy Medical Center
Denver, Colorado: February 3, 1995.

Rotator Cuff Injuries - Diagnosis and Treatment
Orthopedic Symposium at Precedent-Mercy Medical Center
Denver, Colorado: January 6, 1995.

The Role of the Team Physician for an Individual High School
Colorado Athletic Training Association Annual Meeting
Metropolitan State College, Denver, Colorado: May 21, 1994.

Modified Bankart Reconstruction Utilizing a Suture Anchor
Colorado Sports Medicine Symposium
Denver, Colorado: May 28, 1993.

The Biomechanics of Glenohumeral Instability and its Clinical Relevance

An Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Forum in the Rockies
Denver, Colorado: March 5, 1993.

Bankart Shoulder Reconstruction Using a Suture Anchor Technique

80th Meeting of the Clinical Orthopedic Society
Denver, Colorado: October 10, 1992.

Knee Injuries
Rocky Mountain Association of Orthopedic Technologists
Denver, Colorado: August 18, 1992.

Knee Anatomy
Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
Denver, Colorado: June 7, 1992.

Shoulder Arthroscopy
Mercy Medical Center
Denver, Colorado: May 15, 1992.

Anterior Shoulder Reconstructions
Orthopedic In Service, Rose Medical Center
Denver, Colorado: August 22, 1991

Shoulder Injuries: Recognition and Management
8th Biannual Practicum in Athletic Training
Denver Broncos Practice Facility,
Denver, Colorado: March 22, 1991.

Knee Injuries: Evaluation and Treatment
6th Annual Practicum for Coaches
Denver Broncos Sports Medicine Center,
Denver, Colorado: November 17, 1990.

Glenohumeral Instability
2nd Annual Orthopedic Winter Conference-National Association of Orthopedic Nurses
Winter Park, Colorado: April 7, 1990.

Knee Injuries: Recognition and Management
5th Annual Practicum in Athletic Training
Denver Broncos Practice Facility,
Denver, Colorado: March 24, 1990.

Infections in Total Joint Replacement: Prophylaxis and Treatment
Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip and Knee
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Beaver Creek, Colorado: March 7, 1990.

Arterial Embolus After Total Hip Replacement, A Case Report

Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip and Knee
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Beaver Creek, Colorado: March 7, 1990.

On-Field Evaluations for Acute Sports Injuries
Family Practice Residents - Mercy Medical Center
Denver, Colorado: September 28, 1989.

Shoulder Girdle Injuries in Football

AMI Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
Denver, Colorado: August 31, 1989.

Long Term Results of Primary Repair of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Without Augmentation

Scientific Day, University of Colorado
Denver, Colorado: June 23, 1989.

Femoral Component Alignment Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them
Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Course
Breckenridge, Colorado: February 22, 1989.

Treatment of the Acutely Infected Total Joint Replacement
Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Course
Breckenridge, Colorado: February 21, 1989.

Treatment of the On-Field Injury
Sports Medicine Seminar, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center
Denver, Colorado: September 30, 1988.

Assessment of Head and Neck Trauma in Football

Mercy Family Practice Residents, Mercy Medical Center
Denver, Colorado: September 22, 1988.

Treatment of Acutely Infected Total Joint Arthroplasty Using an Implantable Antibiotic Pump
Western Orthopedic Association, Rocky Mountain Chapter
Aspen, Colorado: July 22-24, 1988.

The Use of Implantable Continuous Antibiotic Pump for Acute Infections
in Total Joint Arthroplasty

Scientific Session-University of Colorado School of Medicine - Alumni Day
Denver, Colorado: June 24, 1988.

Impingement Lesions of the Shoulder
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Center
Denver, Colorado: June 7, 1988.

Athletic Medicine and Conditioning
KNUS Radio
Denver, Colorado: March 19, 1988.

Orthopedic-Rheumatology Grand Rounds
Rose Medical Center
Denver, Colorado: December 11, 1987.

Examination of the Knee for the Primary Care Physician

Gates Medical Clinic
Denver, Colorado: November 17, 1987.

Athletic Knee Injuries
Grand Rounds – United States Air Force Academy Hospital
Colorado Springs, Colorado: October 21, 1987.

Rotator Cuff Surgery
Operating Room Staff Nurses - Mercy Medical Center
Denver, Colorado: 1987.

Examination of the Acutely Injured Knee
Grand Rounds - Mercy Medical Center
Denver, Colorado: 1987.

The Effect of Continuous Passive Motion After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Western Orthopedic Association 51st Annual Meeting
Aspen, Colorado: 1987.

The Effect of Continuous Passive Motion After Total Knee Arthroplasty

University of Colorado Scientific Day Denver, Colorado: 1987.

Sports Injuries
Rocky Mountain Family Practice Meeting, Rose Hospital
Denver, Colorado: 1986.

Sports Medicine

KOA Radio
Denver, Colorado: 1986.

Compartment Syndrome Diagnosis and Management

Orthopedic Surgery Nurses, Mercy Medical Center
Denver, Colorado: 1986.

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair and Reconstruction
Levy and Associates Physical Therapists
Denver, Colorado: 1986

Infection Following Total Joint Arthroplasty
Combined Orthopedic Surgery and Rheumatologic Conference
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado: 1985 – 1986.

Total Joint Arthroplasty: State of the Art
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado: January 14, 1985.

Degenerative Joint Disease
Department of Physical Therapy, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado: January 11, 1985.

Cartilage Metabolism Structure and Function
Orthopedic Surgery Basic Science Conference, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado: 1985.

The Effect of Continuous Passive Motion After Total Knee Arthroplasty
Joe and Betty Alpert Combined Rheumatology and Orthopedic Arthritis Meeting
Denver, Colorado: 1985.

High Tibial Osteotomy for Medial Compartment Disease

Grand Rounds - University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado: 1985.

The Rheumatoid Wrist
Grand Rounds - University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado: 1985

The Cervical Spine in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Grand Rounds - University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado: 1985.

Heterotopic Ossification Following Total Hip Arthroplasty

Grand Rounds - University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado: 1985.

Continuous Passive Motion Following Total Knee Arthroplasty
Grand Rounds - University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado: 1985.

Disorders of the Shoulder
Grand Rounds - University of Colorado School of Medicine
Denver, Colorado: 1985