Description of Research Expertise:
My research focus includes clinical research in various shoulder and elbow topics as well as basic science research investigating tendon and ligament injury, repair, and healing. As Director of the Shoulder Study Group in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania I help coordinate clinically-oriented shoulder and elbow related research projects among a multi-disciplinary team. Projects focus on clinical outcomes as well as protocol development. Through my position at Penn, my appointment at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center (PVAMC), and as a member of the McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory at Penn and the Translational Musculoskeletal Research Center at the PVAMC, I participate in studies that aim to answer fundamental questions regarding structure-function relationships and mechanisms of tendon and ligament pathology and repair. These investigations include the use of multiple animal model systems.
Rooney Sarah Ilkhanipour, Baskin Rachel, Torino Daniel J, Vafa Rameen P, Khandekar Pooja S, Kuntz Andrew F, Soslowsky Louis J: Ibuprofen Differentially Affects Supraspinatus Muscle and Tendon Adaptations to Exercise in a Rat Model. The American journal of sports medicine : 2016.
Rooney SI, Torino DJ, Baskin R, Vafa RP, Khandekar PS, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Doxycycline Improves Sedentary, but not Exercised, Supraspinatus Tendon and Muscle in a Rat Model Orthopaedic Research Society 62nd Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL : 2016.
Huegel J, Kim DH, Cirone JM, Pardes AM, Morris TR, Nuss CA, Mauck RL, Soslowsky LJ, Kuntz AF: Effects of Autologous Tenocyte-Seeded Nanofibrous Scaffolds in Rotator Cuff Repair are Age-Dependent Orthopaedic Research Society 62nd Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL : 2016.
Gilotra MN, Elkassabany N, Kuntz AF, Huffman GR, Glaser DL: Preoperative Risk Stratification Improves the Safety of Shoulder Surgery in the Beach Chair Position American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 83rd Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL : 2016.
Rooney SI, Torino DJ, Baskin R, Vafa RP, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Rat Supraspinatus Tendon Responds Acutely and Chronically to Exercise Orthopaedic Research Society 62nd Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL : 2016.
Rooney Sarah Ilkhanipour, Tobias John W, Bhatt Pankti R, Kuntz Andrew F, Soslowsky Louis J: Genetic Response of Rat Supraspinatus Tendon and Muscle to Exercise. PloS one 10 (10): e0139880,2015.
Tucker Jennica J, Riggin Corinne N, Connizzo Brianne K, Mauck Robert L, Steinberg David R, Kuntz Andrew F, Soslowsky Louis J, Bernstein Joseph: Effect of overuse-induced tendinopathy on tendon healing in a rat supraspinatus repair model. Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society 34 (1): 161-6,2015.
Rooney SI, Baskin R, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Ibuprofen Does Not Adversely Affect Supraspinatus Tendon Mechanical Adaptations in a Rat Model of Exercise Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference, Snowbird Resort, UT : 2015.
Reuther Katherine E, Thomas Stephen J, Tucker Jennica J, Vafa Rameen P, Gordon Joshua A, Liu Stephen S, Caro Adam C, Yannascoli Sarah M, Kuntz Andrew F, Soslowsky Louis J: Overuse activity in the presence of scapular dyskinesis leads to shoulder tendon damage in a rat model. Annals of biomedical engineering 43 (4): 917-28,2015.
Huegel J, Mauck RL, Soslowsky LJ, Kuntz AF: Differential Effects of Growth Factors on Neonatal and Adult Achilles Tenocytes Orthopaedic Research Society 61st Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV : 2015.