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John D Kelly IV MD

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

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

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.

Wuest T, Goldberg M, Kelly JD: Clinical Faceoff: Burnout. CORR Dec. 2016.

Brophy RH, Hettrich CM, Ortiz S;Kelly JD; MOON Shoulder Instability Group: Patients Undergoing Shoulder Stabilization Surgery Have Elevated Shoulder Activity Compared With Sex- and Age-Matched Healthy Controls Sports Health Nov. 2016.

Reuther K, Larsen R, Kuhn P, Kelly JD, Thomas S. : Sleepr Stretch Accelerates Recovery of GH Internal Rotation after Pitching. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Oct. 2016.

Kelly, JD4: Breaking the Cycle: The Power of Gratitude. Clinical Ortho and Related Research 474, Sept 2016.

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