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.
Chona Deepak V, Lakomkin Nikita, Lott Ariana, Workman Alan D, Henry Aneel C, Kuntz Andrew F, Huffman G Russell: The timing of retears after arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery : 2017.
Aleem AW, Narzikul AC, Wilent WB, Kuntz AF, Chang ES, Williams GR: Incidence of Peripheral Nerve Injury During Shoulder Arthroplasty When Motor Evoked Potentials are Monitored American Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC : 2017.
Riggin Corinne N, Qu Feini, Kim Dong Hwa, Huegel Julianne, Steinberg David R, Kuntz Andrew F, Soslowsky Louis J, Mauck Robert L: Electrospun PLGA Nanofiber Scaffolds Release Ibuprofen Faster and Degrade Slower After In Vivo Implantation. Annals of biomedical engineering : e-pub ahead of print,2017.
Rooney Sarah Ilkhanipour, Torino Daniel J, Baskin Rachel, Vafa Rameen P, Kuntz Andrew F: Rat Supraspinatus Tendon Responds Acutely and Chronically to Exercise. Journal of applied physiology 123 (4): e-pub ahead of print,2017.
Wang A, Kuntz AF, Liu J, Mattera M: Improved Quality of Recovery From Ambulatory Shoulder Surgery After Implementation of a Multimodal Perioperative Pain Management Protocol 42nd Annual Regional Anesthesiology and Acute Pain Medicine Meeting, San Francisco, CA : 2017.
Zimmer Z, Chona D, Kuntz AF, Huffman GR: Rotator Cuff Repair: An Opportunity for Improved Efficiency, Cost-Effectiveness and Ultimately, Cost Savings American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 84th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA : 2017.
Kim DH, Huegel J, Soslowsky LJ, Mauck RL: Fabrication and Characterization of a Bilayer Delivery System for Localized and Sustained Therapeutic Release Orthopaedic Research Society 63rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA : 2017.
Abboud JA, Aleem AW, Chang E, Kuntz AF, Narzikul AC, Wilent WB: Incidence of Peripheral Nerve Injury During Shoulder Arthroplasty When Motor Evoked Potentials are Monitored American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 84th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA : 2017.
Huegel J, Kim DH, Cirone JM, Pardes AM, Morris TR, Nuss CA, Mauck RL, Soslowsky LJ: Effects of Autologous Tenocyte-Seeded Nanofibrous Scaffolds in Rotator Cuff Repair are Age-Dependent American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 84th Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA : 2017.
Huegel J, Choi D, Nuss CA, Minnig ME, Tucker JJ, Hillin CD, Kuntz AF, Waldorff EI, Zhang N, Ryaby JT: Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy at Different Frequency and Duration on Rotator Cuff Tendon-to-Bone Healing in a Rat Model Orthopaedic Research Society 63rd Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA : 2017.