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Charles A. Bush-Joseph, MD

  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
Board Certification:
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education: University of Michigan Medical School
Residency: Rush University Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship: Cincinnati SportsMedicine & Orthopaedic Center - Sports Medicine
Clinical Expertise:
  • Arthroscopy
  • Bursitis
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis
Research Interests:
  • Knee ligament reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic knee surgery
  • Gait biomechanics
  • Ligament healing
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  • Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, LLC
  • Prairie Medical Center of Westchester
  • 2450 S. Wolf Rd.
  • Suite F
  • Westchester, IL  60154
  • Phone: (312) 243-4244
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Below is a list of scientific publications for which this practitioner was either the primary author or a contributor. Citations come from PubMed, a database of biomedical literature, life science journals and online books. PubMed is a service of the US Library of Medicine at the National Institutes of Health. Click on the title of the cited work for more information (this will take you directly to Listings go back five years.

  1. Rate of return to pitching and performance after Tommy John surgery in Major League Baseball pitchers.
    Erickson BJ, Gupta AK, Harris JD, Bush-Joseph C, Bach BR, Abrams GD, San Juan AM, Cole BJ, Romeo AA
    Am J Sports Med
    2014 Mar
  2. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Practice Patterns by NFL and NCAA Football Team Physicians.
    Erickson BJ, Harris JD, Fillingham YA, Frank RM, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR, Cole BJ, Verma NN
    2014 Jun
  3. Utility of modern arthroscopic simulator training models.
    Frank RM, Erickson B, Frank JM, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Provencher MT, Verma NN
    2014 Jan
  4. Allograft Reconstruction for Extensor Mechanism Injuries.
    Karas V, Sherman S, Hussey K, Baker C, Bach B, Cole B, Bush-Joseph C
    J Knee Surg
    2014 Feb 28
  5. Return to sport after ACL reconstruction.
    Harris JD, Abrams GD, Bach BR, Williams D, Heidloff D, Bush-Joseph CA, Verma NN, Forsythe B, Cole BJ
    2014 Feb
  6. Effect of capsulotomy on hip stability-a consideration during hip arthroscopy.
    Bayne CO, Stanley R, Simon P, Espinoza-Orias A, Salata MJ, Bush-Joseph CA, Inoue N, Nho SJ
    Am J. Orthop.
    2014 Apr
  7. Role of the superior labrum after biceps tenodesis in glenohumeral stability.
    Strauss EJ, Salata MJ, Sershon RA, Garbis N, Provencher MT, Wang VM, McGill KC, Bush-Joseph CA, Nicholson GP, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg
    2013 Sep 30
  8. Complications and reoperations during and after hip arthroscopy: a systematic review of 92 studies and more than 6,000 patients.
    Harris JD, McCormick FM, Abrams GD, Gupta AK, Ellis TJ, Bach BR Jr, Bush-Joseph CA, Nho SJ.
    Arthroscopy. 2013
    2013 Mar
    29(3):589-95. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2012.11.003.
  9. Treatment of femoroacetabular impingement: a systematic review.
    Harris JD, Erickson BJ, Bush-Joseph CA, Nho SJ.
    Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2013
    2013 Jun 7. [Epub ahead of print]
  10. Open repair of retracted latissimus dorsi tendon avulsion.
    Ellman MB, Yanke A, Juhan T, Verma NN, Nicholson GP, Bush-Joseph C, Romeo AA.
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2013
    2013 Jun
  11. Paget-schroetter syndrome: a review of effort thrombosis of the upper extremity from a sports medicine perspective.
    Mall NA, Van Thiel GS, Heard WM, Paletta GA, Bush-Joseph C, Bach BR
    Sports Health
    2013 Jul
  12. Return to sport following shoulder surgery in the elite pitcher: a systematic review.
    Harris JD, Frank JM, Jordan MA, Bush-Joseph CA, Romeo AA, Gupta AK, Abrams GD, McCormick FM, Bach BR
    Sports Health
    2013 Jul
  13. Open repair of an acute latissimus tendon avulsion in a Major League Baseball pitcher.
    Ellman MB, Yanke A, Juhan T, Verma NN, Nicholson GP, Bush-Joseph C, Bach BR Jr, Romeo AA.
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013
    2013 Jul
    22(7):e19-23. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2013.03.013. Epub 2013 May 21. No abstract available.
  14. Age-related differences in radiographic parameters for femoroacetabular impingement in hip arthroplasty patients.
    Van Thiel GS, Harris JD, Kang RW, Chahal J, Della Valle CJ, Bush-Joseph CA, Nho SJ.
    Arthroscopy. 2013
    2013 Jul
    29(7):1182-7. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2013.04.013.
  15. Effect of anterior acetabular rim recession on radiographic parameters: an in vivo study.
    Gross CE, Hellman M, Freedman R, Hart M, Reddy A, Salata M, Bush-Joseph C, Nho SJ
    2013 Aug
  16. Anteromedial Versus Transtibial Tunnel Drilling in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions: A Systematic Review.
    Chalmers PN, Mall NA, Cole BJ, Verma NN, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR Jr.
    Arthroscopy. 2013
    2013 Apr 13. doi:pii: S0749-8063(13)00161-8. 10.1016/j.arthro.2013.02.015. [Epub ahead of print]
  17. Outcomes of arthroscopic and open surgical repair of isolated subscapularis tendon tears.
    Mall NA, Chahal J, Heard WM, Bach BR Jr, Bush-Joseph CA, Romeo AA, Verma NN.
    Arthroscopy. 2012
    2012 Sep
    28(9):1306-14. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2012.02.018. Epub 2012 May 18. Review.
  18. Graft tensioning during knee ligament reconstruction: principles and practice.
    Sherman SL, Chalmers PN, Yanke AB, Bush-Joseph CA, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Bach BR Jr.
    J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2012
    2012 Oct
    20(10):633-45. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-20-10-633. Review.
  19. New radiographic parameters to describe anterior acetabular rim trimming during hip arthroscopy.
    Gross CE, Salata MJ, Manno K, Yelavarthi V, Barker JU, Williams J, Virkus W, Bush-Joseph C, Nho SJ.
    Arthroscopy. 2012
    2012 Oct
    28(10):1404-9. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2012.03.001. Epub 2012 May 31.
  20. Clinical and magnetic resonance imaging outcomes after surgical repair of complete proximal hamstring ruptures: does the tendon heal?
    Chahal J, Bush-Joseph CA, Chow A, Zelazny A, Mather RC 3rd, Lin EC, Gupta D, Verma NN.
    Am J Sports Med. 2012
    2012 Oct
    40(10):2325-30. Epub 2012 Aug 6.
  21. A biomechanical comparison of repair techniques for complete gluteus medius tears.
    Dishkin-Paset JG, Salata MJ, Gross CE, Manno K, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Bush-Joseph CA, Nho SJ.
    Arthroscopy. 2012
    2012 Oct
    28(10):1410-6. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2012.03.002. Epub 2012 Jun 15.
  22. An institution-specific analysis of ACL reconstruction failure.
    Frank RM, McGill KC, Cole BJ, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR Jr, Verma NN, Slabaugh MA.
    J Knee Surg. 2012
    2012 May
  23. Synovial fluid from patients with early osteoarthritis modulates fibroblast-like synoviocyte responses to toll-like receptor 4 and toll-like receptor 2 ligands via soluble CD14.
    Nair A, Kanda V, Bush-Joseph C, Verma N, Chubinskaya S, Mikecz K, Glant TT, Malfait AM, Crow MK, Spear GT, Finnegan A, Scanzello CR.
    Arthritis Rheum. 2012
    2012 Jul
    64(7):2268-77. doi: 10.1002/art.34495.
  24. Hip pain in active patients: What you may be missing.
    Frank RM, Slabaugh MA, Grumet RC, Bush-Joseph CA, Virkus WW, Nho SJ.
    J Fam Pract. 2012
    2012 Dec
  25. Muscle soreness and delayed-onset muscle soreness.
    Lewis PB, Ruby D, Bush-Joseph CA.
    Clin Sports Med. 2012
    2012 Apr
    31(2):255-62. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2011.09.009. Epub 2011 Nov 23. Review.
  26. The diagnosis and management of spontaneous and post-arthroscopy osteonecrosis of the knee.
    Strauss EJ, Kang R, Bush-Joseph C, Bach BR Jr.
    Bull NYU Hosp Jt Dis. 2011
    69(4):320-30. Review.
  27. Posterior hip pain in an athletic population: differential diagnosis and treatment options.
    Frank RM, Slabaugh MA, Grumet RC, Virkus WW, Bush-Joseph CA, Nho SJ.
    Sports Health. 2010
    2010 May
  28. Lateral hip pain in an athletic population: differential diagnosis and treatment options.
    Grumet RC, Frank RM, Slabaugh MA, Virkus WW, Bush-Joseph CA, Nho SJ.
    Sports Health. 2010
    2010 May
  29. The kinetic chain in overhand pitching: its potential role for performance enhancement and injury prevention.
    Seroyer ST, Nho SJ, Bach BR, Bush-Joseph CA, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA.
    Sports Health. 2010
    2010 Mar
  30. Midterm results of surgical treatment for adult osteochondritis dissecans of the knee.
    Pascual-Garrido C, Friel NA, Kirk SS, McNickle AG, Bach BR Jr, Bush-Joseph CA, Verma NN, Cole BJ.
    Am J Sports Med. 2009
    2009 Nov
    37 Suppl 1:125S-30S. doi: 10.1177/0363546509350833. Epub 2009 Oct 27.
  31. Shoulder pain in the overhead throwing athlete.
    Seroyer ST, Nho SJ, Bach BR Jr, Bush-Joseph CA, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA.
    Sports Health. 2009
    2009 Mar
  32. A chronic posterolateral knee and patella dislocation: case report.
    Van Thiel GS, Baker CL 3rd, Bush-Joseph C.
    J Orthop Trauma. 2009
    2009 Aug
    23(7):541-5. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0b013e3181a27e64.
  33. Reconstruction of a chronic distal biceps tendon rupture 4 years after initial injury.
    McCarty LP 3rd, Alpert JM, Bush-Joseph C.
    Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2008
    2008 Nov
  34. The incidence of acute patellar tendon harvest complications for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
    Lee GH, McCulloch P, Cole BJ, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR Jr.
    Arthroscopy. 2008
    2008 Feb
    24(2):162-6. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2007.08.020. Epub 2007 Dec 31.
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