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John D Kelly IV MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Attending Surgeon, VAMC Philadelphia
Consultant, Shriners Hospital for Children, Philadelphia
Coordinator Musculoskeletal Exam Module, Univ. of Penn School of Medicine
Co-Director Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania
Director Shoulder Surgery, Sports Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
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.
Post-Graduate Training
Residency Orthopedic Surgery, Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1984-1989.
Fellowship Sports Medicine, Temple University, 1989-1990.
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1992.
Recertification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery , 2002.
American Orthopedic Association for Sports Medicine, 2009.
American Board Orthopedic Surgery, 2011.
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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

Kelly, JD: Tolstoy's Three Questions for Life. Clinical Ortho and Related Research 474(5): 1122-4, May 2016.

Garcia GH, Wu HH, Liu JN, Huffman GR, Kelly JD 4th : Outcomes of the Remplissage Procedure and Its Effects on Return to Sports: Average 5-Year Follow-up. Am J Sports Med Feb 2016.

Garcia GH, Wu HH, Park MJ, Tjoumakaris FP, Tucker BS, Kelly JD 4th, Sennett BJ.: Depression Symptomatology and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Incidence and Effect on Functional Outcome-A Prospective Cohort Study. Am J Sports Med. 44(3): 572-9, Dec. 2015.

Kelly, JD: Relationships: the Lifeblood of Peace. Univ. of Penn Ortho Journal 25(5), Dec 2015.

Kelly JD: Your Best Life: Coping with Emotional Pain in a demanding Work Environment. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research 474(2): 315-318, Dec. 2015.

Shah R, Fenty M, Mauck R, Reddy R, Kelly J, Tjoumakaris F: T1rho MRI at 3T Detects Knee Cartilage Changes Following Viscosupplementation. Orthopedics 38(7), July 2015.

Kelly, JD: Letter to Editor Regarding Retroversion. American Journal Sports Medicine July 2015 Notes: In Press.

Swanik KA, Thomas SJ, Struminger AH, Huxel Bliven KC, Kelly JD 4th, Swanik CB : The Effect of Shoulder Plyometric Training on Amortization Time and Upper Extremity Kinematics. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation July 2015 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Garcia G, Park M, Zhang C, Kelly J, Huffman GR: Comparative Study of Patients Treated with Arthroscopic Bankart Repair with or without Remplissage. HSS Journal April 2015.

Smucny M, Feeley B, Ma CB, Carey JL, Bishop JY, Jones GL, Baumgarten KM, Kuhn JE, Allen C, Smith MV, Cox CL, Spencer EE, Wright RW, Wolf BR, Bollier MJ, Carpenter JE, Abboud JA, Brophy RH, Dunn WR, Miller BS, Bravman J, Kelly : “Poor Agreement on Classification and Treatment of Subscapularis Tendon Tears” Arthroscopy Association of North America, 34th Annual Meeting, Las Angeles, CA, April 2015.

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