Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
University of Michigan Medical School
Rush University Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery
Cincinnati SportsMedicine & Orthopaedic Center - Sports Medicine
Rotator cuff injury
Knee ligament reconstruction
Arthroscopic knee surgery
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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 PubMed.gov). Listings go back five years.
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 42(3):536-43. 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 Arthroscopy 2014 Jun 30(6):731-8. 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 Arthroscopy 2014 Jan 30(1):121-33. 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 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 Orthopedics 2014 Feb 37(2):e103-8. 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 43(4):160-5. 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 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. 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] 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 42(6):280-5. 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 5(4):353-6. 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 5(4):367-76. 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. 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. 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 Arthroscopy 2013 Aug 29(8):1292-6. 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] 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 25(2):143-9. 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. 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 61(12):736-44. 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. 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 2011 69(4):320-30. Review. 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 2(3):237-46. 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 2(3):191-6. 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 2(2):135-46. 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. 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 1(2):108-20. 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. 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 37(11):579-82. 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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Most of our patients are really — they’re loss of function, or loss of the sports, the work, or the things they want to do, or they’re in pain. And so those are the two measuring sticks that we use when we help patients. We say, “Did we help you go back and be able to play your sport or do your job in a way that’s easier for you or less painful or certainly more effective?” And then more hopefully is that what you do do that you do with less pain and better function.
The techniques and advances that we’ve made over these preceding years, have changed our treatments dramatically. An example is ACL [anterior cruciate ligament] surgery. When somebody tears their ligament, in the old days we would do a big incision. They’d be in a cast, and patients would be in the hospital four or five days. And they would be, essentially, out of their sport or activity for six, nine months, if not almost a year. And nowadays, the advances in techniques we’ve made — many of those pioneered here at Rush — have allowed patients to do this as an outpatient surgery, go back to work within two or three days, return to their sport in a matter of weeks, as opposed to months.
The most important thing to me is seeing the results of treatment on a patient when they meet the patient’s expectations. And then the best buzz I get out of it is when a patient says thank you.