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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

Paschos N, Kelly JD, Bannister E, Zgonis M: Alternatives to Reverse Shoulder for Massive Cuff Tears. ICL Series AAOS. Parvizi and Huddleston (eds.). 67(11), April 2018.

Hoglund L, Pontiggia L, Kelly J. : A 6-week hip muscle strengthening and lumbopelvic-hip core stabilization program to improve pain, function, and quality of life in persons with patellofemoral osteoarthritis: a feasibility pilot study. Pilot and Feasibility Studies 4(70), April 2018.

) Kraeutler, M. J., McCarty, E. C., Belk, J. W., Wolf, B. R., Hettrich, C. M., Ortiz, S. F.,Kelly JD. ... & Bollier, M. J: Descriptive Epidemiology of the MOON Shoulder Instability Cohort. AJSM Sage, April 2018.

Talathi N, Khoury V, Lavalva S, Kelly JD: "FAI and Proximal Hamstring Injury" AAOS Poster Proceedings March 2018.

Kelly, JD: Forgiveness: Key Resiliency Builder. CORR 476(2), Feb. 2018.

Kelly JD 4th: CORR Insights®: Does a Brief Mindfulness Exercise Improve Outcomes in Upper Extremity Patients? A Randomized Controlled Trial. Clinical Ortho and Related Research Feb. 2018.

Talathi N, Kelly JD et al. : Correlation Between Femoroacetabular Impingement and Hamstring Tendon Pathology on Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Arthrography Orthopedics Slack, 40(6), Nov. 2017.

Gladstein A, Kelly J.: Arthroscopic Treatment of Combined Instability and Rotator Cuff Tear. Rotator Cuff Injuries A Clinical Casebook. McMahon P. (eds.). Springer, Page: 119, Oct. 2017.

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.

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