Andrew Frederic Kuntz, MD

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Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the 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
BS (Chemistry)
The College of William and Mary, 2001.
MD (Medicine)
University of Virginia School of Medicine, 2005.
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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

Huegel J, Chan P, Weiss SN, Nuss CA, Raja H, Waldorff EI, Zhang N, Ryaby JT, Soslowsky LJ, Kuntz AF : Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy Alters Early Healing in a Rat Model of Rotator Cuff Injury and Repair: Potential Mechanisms. Journal of Orthopaedic Research October 2021 Notes: Online ahead of print.

Kamalitdinov TB, Fujino K, Jiang X, Evans MK, Lang SK, Zgonis MH, Kuntz AF, Dyment NA: Hedgehog Signaling Stimulation Improves Zonal Tendon-To-Bone Integration. American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2021 Annual Meeting October 2021 Notes: Accepted for poster presentation.

Kamalitdinov TB, Fujino K, Jiang X, Evans MK, Zgonis MH, Kuntz AF, Dyment NA: Targeting Hedgehog Signaling to Improve Zonal Tendon-To-Bone Repair. Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference 2021, Virtual June 2021 Notes: Podium Presentation.

Huegel J, Nuss CA, Chan PYW, Cheema AN, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Chronic Nicotine Exposure Minimally Affects Rat Supraspinatus Tendon and Bone Properties. Ann Biomed Eng 49(5): 1333-1341, May 2021.

Weir TB, Gilotra MN, Goser MJ, Santos J, Sykes J, Kuntz AF, Huffman GR, Glaser DL: Preoperative Tendon Retraction, Not Smoking, is a Risk Factor for Failure with Continuity After Rotator Cuff Repair. Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma 15: 76-82, April 2021.

Gilotra MN, Fridman J, Enobun B, Kuntz AF, Glaser DL, Huffman GR: Risk Factors Associated with Atraumatic Posterolateral Rotatory Instability. JSES International 5(4): 827-833, April 2021.

Newton JB, Fryhofer GW, Rodriguez AB, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ.: Mechanical properties of the different rotator cuff tendons in the rat are similarly and adversely affected by age. J Biomech 117(2): 110249, Mar 2021.

Nuss CA, Huegel J, Finkielsztein S, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Poly-N-Acetyl Glucosamine (sNAG) is Dose Dependent for Healing of a Rat Rotator Cuff. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 2021, Virtual February 2021 Notes: Poster presentation.

Kamalitdinov TB, Fujino K, Jiang X, Evans MK, Zgonis MH, Kuntz AF, Dyment NA: Leveraging Hedgehog Signaling to Improve Tendon-to-Bone Repair. Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting 2021, Virtual February 2021 Notes: Podium presentation.

Taylor BL, Kim DH, Huegel J, Raja HA, Burkholder SJ, Weiss SN, Nuss CA, Soslowsky LJ, Mauck RL, Kuntz AF, Bernstein J.: Localized delivery of ibuprofen via a bilayer delivery system (BiLDS) for supraspinatus tendon healing in a rat model. J Orthop Res 38(11): 2339-2349, Nov 2020.

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Last updated: 10/18/2021
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