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Andrew Frederic Kuntz, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Pennsylvania Hospital
Attending Physician, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Chief, Shoulder Surgery, Corporal Michael J. Crescenz Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, University of Pennsylvania
Director, Shoulder Study Group, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
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.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in General Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania , 2005-2006.
Resident in Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2006-2011.
Post-doctoral Fellow, Orthopaedic Surgery, McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania, 2007-2008.
Fellow in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, 2011-2012.
Certifications
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2014.
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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

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.

Hillin C, Melvin JS, Boselli K, Huffman GR, Mehta S, Kuntz AF: Shoulder and Elbow Fractures. Fractures in the Elderly: A Guide to Practical Management, 2nd Ed. Pignolo RJ and Ahn J (eds.). Springer, Page: 161-94, 2018.

Huegel Julianne, Choi Daniel S, Nuss Courtney A, Minnig Mary C C, Tucker Jennica J, Kuntz Andrew F, Waldorff Erik I, Zhang Nianli, Ryaby James T, Soslowsky Louis J: Effects of pulsed electromagnetic field therapy at different frequencies and durations on rotator cuff tendon-to-bone healing in a rat model. Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery Nov 2017.

Aleem Alexander W, Wilent W Bryan, Narzikul Alexa C, Kuntz Andrew F, Chang Edward S, Williams Gerald R, Abboud Joseph A: Incidence of peripheral nerve injury during shoulder arthroplasty when motor evoked potentials are monitored. Journal of clinical monitoring and computing Nov 2017.

Chona Deepak V, Lakomkin Nikita, Lott Ariana, Workman Alan D, Henry Aneel C, Kuntz Andrew F, Huffman G Russell, Glaser David L: The timing of retears after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery 26(11): 2054-2059, Sep 2017.

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