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G Russell Huffman, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Pennsylvania Hospital
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Attending Orthopaedic Surgeon, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Director, University of Pennsylvania Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship
Member, Penn Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Human Subjects Research Committee
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
1 Cupp Pavilion
Penn Presbyterian Hospital
3800 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-3302
Fax: 215-615-4405
BS (Biology )
Davidson College, Davidson, NC, 1992.
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1997.
Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1998.
Post-Graduate Training
Surgical Internship, University of California, San Francisco, 1998-1999.
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, University of California, San Francisco, 1999-2003.
Sports, Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2003-2004.
Shoulder and Elbow Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 2004-2004.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2007.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine CAQ, 2008.
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Description of Research Expertise

Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Sports Medicine
Evidenced-based medicine
Meniscal Scaffolds
Surgical Outcomes
Musculoskeletal quality of life

Description of Clinical Expertise

Shoulder and elbow reconstruction
Shoulder and elbow arthritis
Shoulder and elbow trauma
Sports medicine
Arthroscopic surgery
Evidenced-based medicine

Selected Publications

Marlene Cimons: I got a pneumonia shot — and then the pain began. The Washington Post October 2015.

Garcia GH, Park MJ, Zhang C, Kelly JD 4th, Huffman GR: Large Hill-Sachs Lesion: a Comparative Study of Patients Treated with Arthroscopic Bankart Repair with or without Remplissage. HSS J 11(2): 98-103, July 2015 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s11420-015-9438-8.

Horneff JG, Hsu JE, Voleti PB, O’Donnell J, Huffman GR: Propionibacterium acnes infection in shoulder arthroscopy patients with postoperative pain. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. Elsevier, 24(6): 838-843, June 2015 Notes: 10.1016/j.jse.2015.03.008.

Liu J, Richman KA, Grodofskyn SR, Bhatt S, Huffman GR, Kelly JD, Glaser DL, Elkassabany N: Is there a dose response of dexamethasone as adjuvant for supraclavicular brachial plexus nerve block? A prospective randomized double-blinded clinical study. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 27(3): 237–242, May 2015.

Jake Fridman, BS, Mohit N. Gilotra, MD1, Andrew F. Kuntz, MD, David L. Glaser, MD, G R. Huffman, MD MPH : Multiple Corticosteroid Injections are a Risk Factor for Atraumatic PLRI American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada March 2015.

Fridman J, Gilotra MN, Kuntz AF, MD, Glaser DL, Huffman GR: Multiple Corticosteroid Injections are a Risk Factor for Atraumatic PLRI American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting March 2015.

Blonna D, Huffman GR, O'Driscoll SW: Delayed-onset ulnar neuritis after release of elbow contractures: clinical presentation, pathological findings, and treatment. American Jounral of Sports Medicine 42(9): 2113-2121, Sept 2014.

Horneff J, Huffman GR: Propionobacter Acnes infection as a source of postoperative pain after shoulder arthroscopy. AAOS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA March 2014.

JG Horneff, JE Hsu, GR Huffman : Propionobacterium acnes infections in shoulder surgery. Orthopedic Clinics of North America 45(4): 515-521, 2014.

Blonna, D., G. R. Huffman, and S. W. O'Driscoll: Delayed onset ulnar neuritis after release of elbow contracture: Clinical presentation, pathology and treatment 33 (2014). Am J Sports Med 33, 2014.

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