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Faculty Rank: Professor
Medical or Graduate Education:
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Hospital for Special Surgery - Orthopedic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Sports Medicine
Knee injuries and disorders
Knee ligament reconstruction and realignment
Rotator cuff injuries
Rotator cuff repair
Shoulder and elbow ligament reconstruction
Shoulder injuries and disorders
Shoulder joint replacement
Rotator cuff healing
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.
Biomechanical factors in rotator cuff pathology. Karas V, Wang VM, Dhawan A, Cole BJ. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2011 Sep 19(3):202-6. Clinical cartilage restoration: evolution and overview. Farr J, Cole B, Dhawan A, Kercher J, Sherman S. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Oct 469(10):2696-705. Interobserver reliability of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) classification of meniscal tears. Anderson AF, Irrgang JJ, Dunn W, Beaufils P, Cohen M, Cole BJ, Coolican M, Ferretti M, Glenn RE Jr, Johnson R, Neyret P, Ochi M, Panarella L, Siebold R, Spindler KP, Ait Si Selmi T, Verdonk P, Verdonk R, Yasuda K, Kowalchuk DA. Am J Sports Med. 2011 May 39(5):926-32 The Role of Growth Factors in Cartilage Repair Fortier LA, Barker JU, Strauss EJ, McCarrel TM, Cole BJ Clin Orthop Relat Res 2011 Mar 15 Improving injection accuracy of the elbow, knee, and shoulder: does injection site and imaging make a difference? A systematic review Daley EL, Bajaj S, Bisson LJ, Cole BJ Am J Sports Med 2011 Mar 39(3):656-62 Biomechanical evaluation of a high tibial osteotomy with a meniscal transplant. Van Thiel GS, Frank RM, Gupta A, Ghodadra N, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Bach BR, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Provencher MT. J Knee Surg. 2011 Mar 24(1):45-53. Outcomes after a single-stage procedure for cell-based cartilage repair: a prospective clinical safety trial with 2-year follow-up. Cole BJ, Farr J, Winalski CS, Hosea T, Richmond J, Mandelbaum B, De Deyne PG. Am J Sports Med. 2011 Jun 39(6):1170-9 Autologous chondrocyte implantation: an overview of technique and outcomes Batty L, Dance S, Bajaj S, Cole BJ ANZ J Surg 2011 Jan 81(1-2):18-25. doi: 10 Can Anatomic Femoral Tunnel Placement Be Achieved Using a Transtibial Technique for Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction? Strauss EJ, Barker JU, McGill K, Cole BJ, Bach BR Jr, Verma NN Am J Sports Med 2011 Feb 18 Complications of Bioabsorbable Suture Anchors in the Shoulder. Dhawan A, Ghodadra N, Karas V, Salata MJ, Cole BJ. Am J Sports Med. 2011 Aug 19 Growth Factor and Catabolic Cytokine Concentrations Are Influenced by the Cellular Composition of Platelet-Rich Plasma. Sundman EA, Cole BJ, Fortier LA. Am J Sports Med. 2011 Aug 16 Evolution of rotator cuff repair techniques: are our patients really benefiting? Provencher MT, Kercher JS, Galatz LM, Elattrache NS, Frank RM, Cole BJ. Instr Course Lect. 2011 60:123-36. Glenohumeral arthritis in the young adult. Provencher MT, Barker JU, Strauss EJ, Frank RM, Romeo AA, Matsen FA III, Cole BJ. Instr Course Lect. 2011 60:137-53. Outcomes of type II superior labrum, anterior to posterior (SLAP) repair: prospective evaluation at a minimum two-year follow-up Friel NA, Karas V, Slabaugh MA, Cole BJ J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2010 Sep 19(6):859-67 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 Oct 26(10):1273-80 Bony avulsion of the medial ulnar collateral ligament in a gymnast: a case report Grumet RC, Friel NA, Cole BJ J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2010 Oct 19(7):e1-6 Rotator cuff repair augmentation using a novel polycarbonate polyurethane patch: Preliminary results at 12 months' follow-up Encalada-Diaz I, Cole BJ, Macgillivray JD, Ruiz-Suarez M, Kercher JS, Friel NA, Valero-Gonzalez F J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2010 Nov 22 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 Nov 26(11):1451-5 Restoring the labral height for treatment of Bankart lesions: a comparison of suture anchor constructs Slabaugh MA, Friel NA, Wang VM, Cole BJ Arthroscopy 2010 May 26(5):587-91 Responsiveness of the International Knee Documentation Committee Subjective Knee Form in comparison to the Western Ontario and McMaster Universities Osteoarthritis Index, modified Cincinnati Knee Rating System, and Short Form 36 in patients with focal articular cartilage defects Greco NJ, Anderson AF, Mann BJ, Cole BJ, Farr J, Nissen CW, Irrgang JJ Am J Sports Med 2010 May 38(5):891-902 Bridging self-reinforcing double-row rotator cuff repair: we really are doing better Burkhart SS, Cole BJ Arthroscopy 2010 May 26(5):677-80 Resurfacing of isolated articular cartilage defects in the glenohumeral joint with microfracture: a surgical technique & case report Slabaugh MA, Frank RM, Cole BJ Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 2010 Jul 39(7):326-32 In this issue Cole BJ Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 2010 Jul 39(7):325 Arthroscopic debridement of the extensor carpi radialis brevis for recalcitrant lateral epicondylitis Lattermann C, Romeo AA, Anbari A, Meininger AK, McCarty LP, Cole BJ, Cohen MS J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2010 Jul 19(5):651-6 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 Jan 38(1):40-6 Rapid chondrolysis of the knee after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a case report Slabaugh MA, Friel NA, Cole BJ J Bone Joint Surg Am 2010 Jan 92(1):186-9 Effect of impaction sequence on osteochondral graft damage: the role of repeated and varying loads Kang RW, Friel NA, Williams JM, Cole BJ, Wimmer MA Am J Sports Med 2010 Jan 38(1):105-13 Medial versus lateral supraspinatus tendon properties: implications for double-row rotator cuff repair Wang VM, Wang FC, McNickle AG, Friel NA, Yanke AB, Chubinskaya S, Romeo AA, Verma NN, Cole BJ Am J Sports Med 2010 Dec 38(12):2456-63 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 Aug 26(8):1027-34 Rehabilitation after autologous chondrocyte implantation in athletes Nho SJ, Pensak MJ, Seigerman DA, Cole BJ Clin Sports Med 2010 Apr 29(2):267-82, viii Clinical outcomes after microfracture of the glenohumeral joint Frank RM, Van Thiel GS, Slabaugh MA, Romeo AA, Cole BJ, Verma NN Am J Sports Med 2010 Apr 38(4):772-81 Surgical management of articular cartilage defects in the knee Cole BJ, Pascual-Garrido C, Grumet RC Instr Course Lect 2010 59:181-204 Postsurgical glenohumeral arthritis in young adults McNickle AG, L'Heureux DR, Provencher MT, Romeo AA, Cole BJ Am J Sports Med 2009 Sep 37(9):1784-91 Patellofemoral kinematics after limited resurfacing of the trochlea Provencher M, Ghodadra NS, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Zaire S, Shewman E, Bach BR Jr J Knee Surg 2009 Oct 22(4):310-6 Use of a type I/III bilayer collagen membrane decreases reoperation rates for symptomatic hypertrophy after autologous chondrocyte implantation Gomoll AH, Probst C, Farr J, Cole BJ, Minas T Am J Sports Med 2009 Nov 37 Suppl 1:20S-23S Recommendations and treatment outcomes for patellofemoral articular cartilage defects with autologous chondrocyte implantation: prospective evaluation at average 4-year follow-up Pascual-Garrido C, Slabaugh MA, L'Heureux DR, Friel NA, Cole BJ Am J Sports Med 2009 Nov 37 Suppl 1:33S-41S 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 Nov 37 Suppl 1:125S-30S Current perspectives on rotator cuff anatomy DeFranco MJ, Cole BJ Arthroscopy 2009 Mar 25(3):305-20 A randomized, prospective, double-blind study to investigate the effectiveness of adding DepoMedrol to a local anesthetic injection in postmeniscectomy patients with osteoarthritis of the knee Koyonos L, Yanke AB, McNickle AG, Kirk SS, Kang RW, Lewis PB, Cole BJ Am J Sports Med 2009 Jun 37(6):1077-82 Outcomes of autologous chondrocyte implantation in a diverse patient population McNickle AG, L'Heureux DR, Yanke AB, Cole BJ Am J Sports Med 2009 Jul 37(7):1344-50 Performance of a sterile meniscal allograft in an ovine model McNickle AG, Wang VM, Shewman EF, Cole BJ, Williams JM Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009 Jul 467(7):1868-76 Fixation of tissue-engineered human neocartilage constructs with human fibrin in a caprine model Lewis PB, McCarty LP 3rd, Yao JQ, Williams JM, Kang R, Cole BJ J Knee Surg 2009 Jul 22(3):196-204 Meniscal allograft size can be predicted by height, weight, and gender Van Thiel GS, Verma N, Yanke A, Basu S, Farr J, Cole B Arthroscopy 2009 Jul 25(7):722-7 Surgical management of articular cartilage defects in the knee Cole BJ, Pascual-Garrido C, Grumet RC J Bone Joint Surg Am 2009 Jul 91(7):1778-90 Long-term effects of bupivacaine on cartilage in a rabbit shoulder model Gomoll AH, Yanke AB, Kang RW, Chubinskaya S, Williams JM, Bach BR, Cole BJ Am J Sports Med 2009 Jan 37(1):72-7 A prospective study of autologous chondrocyte implantation in patients with failed prior treatment for articular cartilage defect of the knee: results of the Study of the Treatment of Articular Repair (STAR) clinical trial. Zaslav K, Cole B, Brewster R, DeBerardino T, Farr J, Fowler P, Nissen C; STAR Study Principal Investigators. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Jan 37(1):42-55 Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair failure resulting from decortication of the rotator cuff footprint: a case report DeFranco MJ, Pribaz JR, Cole BJ Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 2009 Dec 38(12):624-5 Dietary supplement increases plasma norepinephrine, lipolysis, and metabolic rate in resistance trained men Bloomer RJ, Fisher-Wellman KH, Hammond KG, Schilling BK, Weber AA, Cole BJ J Int Soc Sports Nutr 2009 Apr 17 6:10 Triad of cartilage restoration for unicompartmental arthritis treatment in young patients: meniscus allograft transplantation, cartilage repair and osteotomy Gomoll AH, Kang RW, Chen AL, Cole BJ J Knee Surg 2009 Apr 22(2):137-41 Prospective evaluation of concurrent meniscus transplantation and articular cartilage repair: minimum 2-year follow-up Rue JP, Yanke AB, Busam ML, McNickle AG, Cole BJ Am J Sports Med 2008 Sep 36(9):1770-8 Trochlear contact pressures after straight anteriorization of the tibial tuberosity Rue JP, Colton A, Zare SM, Shewman E, Farr J, Bach BR Jr, Cole BJ Am J Sports Med 2008 Oct 36(10):1953-9 Biceps tendinitis in chronic rotator cuff tears: a histologic perspective Singaraju VM, Kang RW, Yanke AB, McNickle AG, Lewis PB, Wang VM, Williams JM, Chubinskaya S, Romeo AA, Cole BJ J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2008 Nov-Dec 17(6):898-904 A randomized trial comparing autologous chondrocyte implantation with microfracture Cole BJ J Bone Joint Surg Am 2008 May 90(5):1165; author reply 1165-6 Articular cartilage thickness of the humeral head: an anatomic study Fox JA, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Meininger AK, Williams JM, Glenn RE Jr, Bicos J, Hayden JK, Dorow CB Orthopedics 2008 Mar 31(3):216 Measurement of glenoid bone loss: a comparison of measurement error between 45 degrees and 0 degrees bone loss models and with different posterior arthroscopy portal locations Provencher MT, Detterline AJ, Ghodadra N, Romeo AA, Bach BR Jr, Cole BJ, Verma N Am J Sports Med 2008 Jun 36(6):1132-8 In consideration of the shoulder Cole BJ, McNickle AG Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 2008 Jul 37(7):346 Analysis of interobserver and intraobserver variability in the diagnosis and treatment of SLAP tears using the Snyder classification Gobezie R, Zurakowski D, Lavery K, Millett PJ, Cole BJ, Warner JJ Am J Sports Med 2008 Jul 36(7):1373-9 Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction: a novel approach Anbari A, Cole BJ J Knee Surg 2008 Jul 21(3):241-5 Response of human chondrocytes prepared for autologous implantation to growth factors Chubinskaya S, Hakimiyan AA, Rappoport L, Yanke A, Rueger DC, Cole BJ J Knee Surg 2008 Jul 21(3):192-9 Abnormal findings on knee magnetic resonance imaging in asymptomatic NBA players Walczak BE, McCulloch PC, Kang RW, Zelazny A, Tedeschi F, Cole BJ J Knee Surg 2008 Jan 21(1):27-33 The effects of medial meniscal transplantation techniques on intra-articular contact pressures Verma NN, Kolb E, Cole BJ, Berkson MB, Garretson R, Farr J, Fregly B J Knee Surg 2008 Jan 21(1):20-6 Multiple freeze-thaw cycled meniscal allograft tissue: A biomechanical, biochemical, and histologic analysis Lewis PB, Williams JM, Hallab N, Virdi A, Yanke A, Cole BJ J Orthop Res 2008 Jan 26(1):49-55 Reversal of suppressed metabolism in prolonged cold preserved cartilage Pylawka TK, Virdi AS, Cole BJ, Williams JM J Orthop Res 2008 Feb 26(2):247-54 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 Feb 24(2):162-6 Overview of existing cartilage repair technology McNickle AG, Provencher MT, Cole BJ Sports Med Arthrosc 2008 Dec 16(4):196-201 Minced articular cartilage--basic science, surgical technique, and clinical application McCormick F, Yanke A, Provencher MT, Cole BJ Sports Med Arthrosc 2008 Dec 16(4):217-20 Outcomes of mechanical debridement and radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of chondral defects: a prospective randomized study Kang RW, Gomoll AH, Nho SJ, Pylawka TK, Cole BJ J Knee Surg 2008 Apr 21(2):116-21 Comparison of the collagen meniscus implant with partial meniscectomy. A prospective randomized trial Rodkey WG, DeHaven KE, Montgomery WH 3rd, Baker CL Jr, Beck CL Jr, Hormel SE, Steadman JR, Cole BJ, Briggs KK J Bone Joint Surg Am 2008 Jul 90(7):1413-26 Comparison of radiofrequency treatment and mechanical debridement of fibrillated cartilage in an equine model Edwards RB, Lu Y, Cole BJ, Muir P, Markel MD Vet Comp Orthop Traumatol 2008 21(1):41-8
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One of the things that I always remember is that these are people with joint pain and dysfunction. These are not knees and shoulders that hurt, but they’re attached to people who have composite problems that may extend well beyond the initial reason they’ve come to us.
We have to be very careful not to assign some objective finding to the patient’s problem because we end up treating the wrong thing that way. We don’t treat MRIs or X-rays. We treat people with pain and dysfunction.
What I’ve learned is it’s not necessarily how good we are technically. That’s sort of a requisite commodity aspect of any surgeon’s practice, but it’s how you make decisions. Decision-making is largely predicated on our experience as physicians. And if we look at ourselves critically and how our patients have done, and what we’ve done to make them have an improved outcome, we can use every prior experience with our patients to benefit every subsequent patient that walks through the door.