Mauck Laboratory

George Fryhofer, M.D.

Orthopaedic Resident

University of Pennsylvania


Atlanta, GA


Harvard University, 2008-2012, AB
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2017, MD MTR

Areas of Special Interest

Biologic joint replacement, orthopaedic trauma, spine. When he isn't busy working, George enjoys traveling, movies, spending time on the farm back home in Georgia, and a continuing quest for the best cheeseburger in Philadelphia.


Fryhofer, GW. Sloan, M. Sheth, NP. Hypoalbuminemia Remains an Independent Predictor of Complications Following Total Joint Arthroplasty. Journal of Orthopaedics. Accepted April 2019. [in press]

Hillin CD, Fryhofer GW, Freedman BR, Choi DS, Weiss SN, Huegel J, Soslowsky LJ. Effects of immobilization angle on tendon healing after achilles rupture in a rat model. Journal of orthopaedic research. 2019. Epub 2019/02/06.

Gittings DJ, Fryhofer GW, Hast MW, Steinberg DR, Levin LS, Gray BL. The saline load test is effective at diagnosing traumatic arthrotomies of the wrist. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2019. Epub 2019/01/25.

Gittings DJ, Datiilo JR, Fryhofer GW, Donegan DJ, Baldwin K. Treatment of hip flexion contractures with psoas recession through the middle window of the ilioinguinal approach. JBJS Essenst Surg Tech. 2017 Aug 23;7(3):e25.

Freedman BR, Salka NS, Morris TR, Bhatt PR, Pardes AM, Gordon JA, et al. Temporal Healing of Achilles Tendons After Injury in Rodents Depends on Surgical Treatment and Activity. The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2017;25(9):635-47.

Kazmers NH, Fryhofer GW, Gittings D, Bozentka DJ, Steinberg DR, Gray BL. Acute Deep Infections of the Upper Extremity: The Utility of Obtaining Atypical Cultures in the Presence of Purulence. The Journal of hand surgery. 2017;42(8):663 e1- e8.

Freedman BR, Fryhofer GW, Salka NS, Raja HA, Hillin CD, Nuss CA, et al. Mechanical, histological, and functional properties remain inferior in conservatively treated Achilles tendons in rodents: Long term evaluation. Journal of biomechanics. 2017;56:55-60.

Fryhofer GW, Freedman BR, Hillin CD, Salka NS, Pardes AM, Weiss SN, et al. Postinjury biomechanics of Achilles tendon vary by sex and hormone status. Journal of applied physiology. 2016;121(5):1106-14.

Pardes AM, Freedman BR, Fryhofer GW, Salka NS, Bhatt PR, Soslowsky LJ. Males have Inferior Achilles Tendon Material Properties Compared to Females in a Rodent Model. Annals of biomedical engineering. 2016;44(10):2901-10.

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