John D Kelly IV MD

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Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania Dept. of Orthopedic Surgery
34th and Spruce St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
BS (English)
Columbia University, 1979.
MD (Medicine)
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1984.
Resident (Orthopaedic Surgery)
University of Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 1989.
Fellow (Arthroscopy Sports Trauma)
Temple University School of Medicine, 1990.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Rotator Cuff Disease
Shoulder Instability
Knee, Shoulder, Ankle, Elbow, Hip Arthroscopy
Joint Preservation

Description of Research Expertise

Disorders of the Shoulder
Arthroscopic Surgery
Disorders of the Knee
Arthritis Prevention
Injuries to Throwers
Holistic Orthopedics
Diabetes and Soft Tissue Manifestations
Oxidative Stress and Aging

Selected Publications

Thomas S, Kelly JD. : The Scapula and the Overhead Throwing Athlete. Disorders of the Scapula and their Role in Shoulder Injury. Kibler B, Scascia A. (eds.). Springer Sept. 2017.

Friedman J, Donegan DJ, Kelly JD 4th: Your Best Life: Resiliency Builder: Delivering Orthopaedic Care Abroad. Clin Orthop Relat Res 475(9), Sept. 2017.

Hast M, Simi A, Chin M, Baxter J, Kelly JD.: Preliminary Biomechanical Effects of Superior Capsule Reconstruction American Academy of Biomechanics July 2017.

Kelly, JD4: Ancient Toltec Wisdom for Resilience. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research 475(6), June 2017.

Kelly, JD: Tolstoy's Three Questions for Life. Clinical Ortho and Related Research 474(5): 1122-4, May 2017.

Donegan D, Pasternak B, Kelly JD.: Dealing with Loss. Clinical Ortho and Related Research 475(3), January 2017.

LeBrun D, Kelly JD et al. : Burden of Sports Injuries among African Adolescents: A Modeling Study Annual Academic Surgical Congress Abstracts 2017.

Kelly JD with Ann Marie Kelly : The Resilient Physician: A Pocket Guide for Stress Management Springer Books. Springer 2017.

Wu HH, Liu M, Dines JS, Kelly JD, Garcia GH: Depression and psychiatric disease associated with outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. World J Orthop 7(11), November 2016

Swanik K, Thomas S, Kelly JD et al: The Effect of Shoulder Plyometrics on Amortization Time and Upper Extremity Kinematics. Journal of Sports Rehab 25(4): 315-23, december 2016.

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