Faculty Rank: Associate Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
Indiana University School of Medicine
University Hospitals of Cleveland - Orthopedic Surgery
New York Orthopedic Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center - Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
Rotator cuff repair
Shoulder replacement in cuff-deficient shoulders
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.
Combined SLAP repair and biceps tenodesis for superior labral anterior-posterior tears. Chalmers PN, Monson B, Frank RM, Mascarenhas R, Nicholson GP, Bach BR, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Romeo AA Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2015 Sep 2 :. The champagne toast position isolates the supraspinatus better than the Jobe test: an electromyographic study of shoulder physical examination tests. Chalmers PN, Cvetanovich GL, Kupfer N, Wimmer MA, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2015 Oct 3 :. Does resident involvement have an impact on postoperative complications after total shoulder arthroplasty? An analysis of 1382 cases. Cvetanovich GL, Schairer WW, Haughom BD, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2015 Oct 24(10):1567-73. Patients Undergoing Total Shoulder Arthroplasty on the Dominant Extremity Attain Greater Postoperative ROM. Cvetanovich GL, Chalmers PN, Streit JJ, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2015 Oct 473(10):3221-5. Clinical outcomes following revision anterior shoulder arthroscopic capsulolabral stabilization. Shin JJ, Mascarenhas R, Patel AV, Yanke AB, Nicholson GP, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN Arch Orthop Trauma Surg 2015 Jul 22 :. A comprehensive analysis of pectoralis major transfer for long thoracic nerve palsy. Chalmers PN, Saltzman BM, Feldheim TF, Mascarenhas R, Mellano C, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2015 Feb 2 :. Postoperative Restoration of Upper Extremity Motion and Neuromuscular Control During the Overhand Pitch: Evaluation of Tenodesis and Repair for Superior Labral Anterior-Posterior Tears. Chalmers PN, Trombley R, Cip J, Monson B, Forsythe B, Nicholson GP, Bush-Joseph CA, Cole BJ, Wimmer MA, Romeo AA, Verma NN Am J Sports Med 2014 Oct 17 :. Early dislocation after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. Chalmers PN, Rahman Z, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2014 May 23(5):737-44. Complication rates comparing primary with revision reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. Saltzman BM, Chalmers PN, Gupta AK, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2014 Jun 28 Author reply: Reverse total shoulder for acute proximal humeral fracture: comparison to open reduction-internal fixation and hemiarthroplasty. Chalmers PN, Slikker W, Mall NA, Gupta AK, Rahman Z, Enriquez D, Nicholson GP J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2014 Jul 24 CORR Insights ®: Assessing shoulder motion in children: age limitations to Mallet and ABC Loops. Nicholson GP Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2014 Feb 472(2):749. Surgical Management of Complex Proximal Humerus Fractures -A Systematic Review of 92 studies including 4,500 Patients. Gupta AK, Harris JD, Erickson BJ, Abrams GD, Bruce B, McCormick F, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA J Orthop Trauma 2014 Aug 26 :. Pectoralis major transfer for treatment of irreparable subscapularis tear: a systematic review. Shin JJ, Saccomanno MF, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP, Verma NN Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2014 Aug 22 :. Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty in patients of varying body mass index. Gupta AK, Chalmers PN, Rahman Z, Bruce B, Harris JD, McCormick F, Abrams GD, Nicholson GP J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2013 Sep 30 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 The high failure rate of biologic resurfacing of the glenoid in young patients with glenohumeral arthritis. Strauss EJ, Verma NN, Salata MJ, McGill KC, Klifto C, Nicholson GP, Cole BJ, Romeo AA J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2013 Sep 3 Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty for acute proximal humeral fracture: comparison to open reduction-internal fixation and hemiarthroplasty. Chalmers PN, Slikker, Mall NA, Gupta AK, Rahman Z, Enriquez D, Nicholson GP J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2013 Sep 27 Clinical outcomes of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty in patients aged younger than 60 years. Sershon RA, Van Thiel GS, Lin EC, McGill KC, Cole BJ, Verma NN, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2013 Oct 12 Suprascapular nerve entrapment isolated to the spinoglenoid notch: surgical technique and results of open decompression. Mall NA, Hammond JE, Lenart BA, Enriquez DJ, Twigg SL, Nicholson GP J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2013 May 7 Arthroscopic primary rotator cuff repairs in patients aged younger than 45 years. Lin EC, Mall NA, Dhawan A, Sherman SL, McGill KC, Provencher MT, Nicholson GP, Cole BJ, Solomon DJ, Verma NN, Romeo AA. Arthroscopy. 2013 2013 May 29(5):811-7. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2013.01.015. Epub 2013 Mar 16. Arthroscopic management of recalcitrant stiffness following rotator cuff repair: A retrospective analysis. Bhatia S, Mather RC 3rd, Hsu AR, Ferry AT, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP, Cole BJ, Verma NN. Indian J Orthop. 2013 2013 Mar 47(2):143-9. doi: 10.4103/0019-5413.108892. Clinical outcomes of hemiarthroplasty and biological resurfacing in patients aged younger than 50 years. Hammond LJ, Lin EC, Harwood DP, Juhan TW, Gochanour E, Klosterman EL, Cole BJ, Nicholson GP, Verma NN, Romeo AA. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 2013 Jun 21. doi:pii: S1058-2746(13)00205-X. 10.1016/j.jse.2013.04.015. [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. 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. Predictors of Early Complications of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Chalmers PN, Gupta AK, Rahman Z, Bruce B, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP J Arthroplasty 2013 Aug 5 Arthroscopic repair for posterior shoulder instability. Lenart BA, Sherman SL, Mall NA, Gochanour E, Twigg SL, Nicholson GP. Arthroscopy. 2012 2012 Oct 28(10):1337-43. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2012.03.011. Epub 2012 Jun 15. The role of platelet-rich plasma in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: a systematic review with quantitative synthesis. Chahal J, Van Thiel GS, Mall N, Heard W, Bach BR, Cole BJ, Nicholson GP, Verma NN, Whelan DB, Romeo AA. Arthroscopy. 2012 2012 Nov 28(11):1718-27. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2012.03.007. Epub 2012 Jun 12. Extranodal Rosai-Dorfman disease presenting as an isolated glenoid lesion in a high school athlete. Hsu AR, Bhatia S, Kang RW, Arvanitis L, Nicholson GP, Virkus WW. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 2012 Jan 21(1):e6-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2011.05.017. Epub 2011 Aug 26. No abstract available. Complications of the reverse prosthesis: prevention and treatment. Affonso J, Nicholson GP, Frankle MA, Walch G, Gerber C, Garzon-Muvdi J, McFarland EG. Instr Course Lect. 2012 2012 61:157-68. Scapular notching: Recognition and strategies to minimize clinical impact. Nicholson GP, Strauss EJ, Sherman SL. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 2011 Sep 469(9):2521-30. doi: 10.1007/s11999-010-1720-y. Review. Reproducibility and reliability of the Snyder classification of superior labral anterior posterior lesions among shoulder surgeons. Jia X, Yokota A, McCarty EC, Nicholson GP, Weber SC, McMahon PJ, Dunn WR, McFarland EG. Am J Sports Med. 2011 2011 May 39(5):986-91. doi: 10.1177/0363546510392332. Epub 2011 Feb 1. The vertical humeral osteotomy for stem removal in revision shoulder arthroplasty: results and technique. Van Thiel GS, Halloran JP, Twigg S, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011 2011 Dec 20(8):1248-54. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2010.12.013. Epub 2011 Mar 21. Outcomes of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair in patients aged 70 years or older. Verma NN, Bhatia S, Baker CL 3rd, Cole BJ, Boniquit N, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA. Arthroscopy. 2010 2010 Oct 26(10):1273-80. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2010.01.031. Epub 2010 Aug 21. Retrospective analysis of arthroscopic management of glenohumeral degenerative disease. Van Thiel GS, Sheehan S, Frank RM, Slabaugh M, Cole BJ, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Arthroscopy. 2010 2010 Nov 26(11):1451-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2010.02.026. Epub 2010 Sep 27. 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. Outcomes after arthroscopic revision rotator cuff repair. Piasecki DP, Verma NN, Nho SJ, Bhatia S, Boniquit N, Cole BJ, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA. Am J Sports Med. 2010 2010 Jan 38(1):40-6. doi: 10.1177/0363546509346401. Epub 2009 Nov 25. Early return to work in workers' compensation patients after arthroscopic full-thickness rotator cuff repair. Bhatia S, Piasecki DP, Nho SJ, Romeo AA, Cole BJ, Nicholson GP, Boniquit N, Verma NN. Arthroscopy. 2010 2010 Aug 26(8):1027-34. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2009.12.016. Epub 2010 Jun 3. Subscapularis lengthening in shoulder arthroplasty. Nicholson GP, Twigg S, Blatz B, Sturonas-Brown B, Wilson J. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010 2010 Apr 19(3):427-33. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2009.05.017. Epub 2009 Sep 4. Suprascapular neuropathy. Piasecki DP, Romeo AA, Bach BR Jr, Nicholson GP. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2009 2009 Nov 17(11):665-76. Review. 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. Vertical humeral osteotomy for revision of well-fixed humeral components: case report and operative technique. Van Thiel G, Piasecki D, Nicholson GS. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2009 2009 Feb 38(2):67-71. Tears of the subscapularis tendon in athletes--diagnosis and repair techniques. Piasecki DP, Nicholson GP. Clin Sports Med. 2008 2008 Oct 27(4):731-45. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2008.06.005. Review.
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Shoulder and elbow problems are a little bit different. You’re not visibly limping when you have a shoulder or an elbow problem, but it’s a quality of life issue. And night pain is a huge issue in shoulder problems. People don’t sleep, their personality changes, they’ve stopped working out, or they’ve stopped doing something they love. So I try to educate them on why this may be happening and set up a treatment plan for them. Now the vast majority of people I see, we can get better with conservative management, but we give them the surgical options also.
We can always improve our conservative management, our surgical technique, our surgical results. And at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, we have a tremendous translational research program where what we’re doing in the bench lab, we can translate to the operating room — to the patient — but at the same time we’re always clinically following our patients. So if we find a technique or result that’s better than something else we can always improve.
For me that’s the satisfaction of it, to get somebody back and give them the options to do what they want to do, not this is the only thing you can do but to get back to do what they want to do.