Penn Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty

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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
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

Stephen J. Thomas, PhD, ATC1, Joseph J. Sarver, PhD1, Sarah Yannascoli, MD1, Jennica J. Tucker1, John D. Kelly, IV, MD1, Rexford A. Ahima, MD, PhD1, Mary F. Barbe, PhD2, Louis J. Soslowsky, PhD1.: The Effect of Type II Diabetes on Native Mechanical and Biologic Shoulder Joint Properties in a Rat Model. Ortho Research Society March 2014.

Hoglund LT, Kelly JD, Carey JL, Hand R, Linton S, Pontiggia L. : A hip- and trunk-strengthening program improves pain, function, and quality of life in a person with patellofemoral osteoarthritis: a case report. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 44(1): A148-9, 2014.

Kelly, JD: Scientific Review: Portal Drilling for ACL. Inside AANA Newsletter 29(3), September 2013.

Kelly JD: Comments Regarding Posterior Capsular Thickness after Rotator Cuff Repair. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery July 2013.

Jensen A, Kelly AM, Kelly JD.: Arthroscopic Removal Proximal Locking Scre: A Novel Apporach to Hip Arthroscopy. Orthopedics 36(7), July 2013.

Austin D, Gans I, Park M, Carey J, Kelly JD.: Do Diabetes and Hypertension Precede the Development of Adhesive Capsulitis? University of Penn. Orthopedic Journal 23, June 2013.

McHale K, Park M, Kelly JD.: Operative Technique: Remplissage. University of Penn. Orthopedic Journal 23, June 2013.

Voleti P, Namdari S, Kelly J.: Arthroscopic-Assisted Reduction and Buttress Fixation of Tibial Plateau Fracture Using a Bioabsorbable Screw. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal. 23(17), June 2013.

McHale K, Park M, Garcia G, Kelly JD.: Arthroscopic Localization of the CHL. University of Penn. Orthopedic Journal 23, June 2013.

Morey J, Kinsella S, Haney N, Cook T, Kelly J.: "Learning MSK Radiology on the Go: PACS - Like Testing of Recognition and Interpretive Skills on the IPad" Penn Research Symposium, Univ. of Penn. 2013.

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Last updated: 04/09/2014
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