Andrew Frederic Kuntz, MD

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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Penn Medicine University City
3737 Market Street
Suite 600
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-3340
Fax: 215-349-5128
Education:
BS (Chemistry)
The College of William and Mary, 2001.
MD (Medicine)
University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2005.
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Description of Research Expertise

My research focus includes clinical research in various shoulder and elbow topics as well as basic science research investigating tendon and ligament injury, repair, and healing. As Director of the Shoulder Study Group in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania I help coordinate clinically-oriented shoulder and elbow related research projects among a multi-disciplinary team. Projects focus on clinical outcomes as well as protocol development. Through my position at Penn, my appointment at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center (PVAMC), and as a member of the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at Penn and the Translational Musculoskeletal Research Center at the PVAMC, I participate in studies that aim to answer fundamental questions regarding structure-function relationships and mechanisms of tendon and ligament pathology and repair. These investigations include the use of multiple animal model systems.

Description of Clinical Expertise

My clinical interests involve all aspects of shoulder surgery, from arthroscopy to joint replacement surgery.

Selected Publications

Kuntz AF, Barnum CE, Huegel J, Soslowsky LJ: Effects of Aging on the Molecular Profile of Cultured Tendon Cells. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL October 2018 Notes: Accepted for podium presentation.

Hast MW, Chin M, Schmidt E, Kuntz AF: Characterization of Glenoid Baseplate Fixation in the Presence of Osteopenic Bone. American Society of Biomechanics 42nd Annual Meeting, Rochester, MN August 2018 Notes: Podium presentation.

Elkassabany Nabil M, Wang Anthony, Ochroch Jason, Mattera Matthew, Liu Jiabin, Kuntz Andrew: Improved Quality of Recovery from Ambulatory Shoulder Surgery After Implementation of a Multimodal Perioperative Pain Management Protocol. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.) Aug 2018.

Chin M, Hast MW, Schmidt E, Kuntz AF: Characterization of Glenoid Baseplate Fixation in the Presence of Osteopenic Bone. American Society of Biomechanics Eastern Regional Conference, Reading, PA April 2018 Notes: Podium presentation.

Chen M, Shetye SS, Huegel J, Gittings DJ, Nuss CA, Weiss SN, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Biceps Detachment Alters Joint Function and Tendon Mechanical Properties in a Chronic Massive Rotator Cuff Tear Rat Model. Orthopaedic Research Society 64th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA March 2018 Notes: Podium presentation.

Boorman-Padgett JF, Huegel J, Nuss CA, Minnig MCC, Kuntz AF, Waldorff EI, Zhang N, Ryaby JT, Soslowsky LJ: Effect of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on Healing in a Rat Achilles Tendon Partial Tear Model. Orthopaedic Research Society 64th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA March 2018 Notes: Poster presentation.

Taylor BL, Kim DH, Riggin CN, Huegel J, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ, Mauck RL, Bernstein J: Prolonged Release of Ibuprofen from a Nanofibrous Delivery System Under Physiological Conditions. Orthopaedic Research Society 64th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA March 2018 Notes: Poster presentation.

Newton JB, Fryhofer GW, Shetye SS, Rodriguez AB, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Aging Related Degenerative Mechanical Changes Manifest Earlier in Supraspinatus Tendons. Orthopaedic Research Society 64th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA March 2018 Notes: Poster presentation.

Kim DH, Huegel J, Nuss CA, Weiss SN, Soslowsky LJ, Mauck RL, Kuntz AF: Biocompatibility and Bioactivity of an FGF-Loaded Microsphere-Based Bilayer Delivery System. Orthopaedic Research Society 64th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA March 2018 Notes: Poster presentation.

Huegel J, Boorman-Padgett JF, Nuss CA, Minnig MCC, Kuntz AF, Waldorff EI, Zhang N, Ryaby JT, Soslowsky LJ: Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on Healing of Complete Achilles Tendon Tears in a Rat Model. Orthopaedic Research Society 64th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA March 2018 Notes: Poster Presentation.

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Last updated: 08/31/2018
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