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.
Kamalitdinov TB, Fujino K, Jiang X, Kuntz AF, Zgonis MH, Dyment NA: Hedgehog Signaling Regulates Tunnel Integration Following ACL Reconstruction Orthopeadic Research Society 2020 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ : 2020.
Huegel J, Nuss CA, Chan PYW, Cheema AN, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Long-Term Nicotine Exposure Alters Rat Supraspinatus Tendon and Bone Properties Orthopeadic Research Society 2020 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ : 2020.
Zhou Y, Li Y, Davis Z, Wang W, Fung AK, Shetye SS, Jiang X, Kuntz AF, Dyment N, Soslowsky LJ, Liu XS: Structural and Cellular Responses of Supraspinatus Tendon Enthesis and Subchondral Bone to Pregnancy, Lactation, and Post-Weaning Recovery Orthopeadic Research Society 2020 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ : 2020.
Shetye SS, Bova JS, Kuntz AF, Zgonis MH, Butler DL, Dyment NA: Role of Ligamentous Restraints During Anterior-Posterior Drawer Tests of the Murine Knee Orthopeadic Research Society 2020 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ : 2020.
Huegel J, Weiss SN, Nuss CA, Raja H, Waldorff EI, Zhang N, Ryaby JT, Soslowsky LJ, Kuntz AF: Mechanisms of Action of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on a Rat Model of Rotator Cuff Injury and Repair Orthopeadic Research Society 2020 Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ : 2020.
Kim DH, Taylor BL, Huegel J, Burkholder S, Weiss S, Nuss C, Raja H, Soslowsky LJ, Mauck RL, Kuntz AF: Supraspinatus Tendon Healing with an FGF-Loaded Bilayer Delivery System in a Rat Model American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting, New York, NY : 2019.
Huegel Julianne, Boorman-Padgett James F, Nuss Courtney A, Raja Harina A, Chan Peter Y, Kuntz Andrew F, Waldorff Erik I, Zhang Nianli, Ryaby James T, Soslowsky Louis J: Effects of Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy on Rat Achilles Tendon Healing. Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society : 2019.
Hagiwara Yusuke, Dyrna Felix, Kuntz Andrew F, Adams Douglas J, Dyment Nathaniel A: Cells from a GDF5 origin produce zonal tendon-to-bone attachments following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences : 2019.
Taylor BL, Kim DH, Huegel J, Burkholder S, Weiss S, Nuss C, Raja H, Soslowsky LJ, Mauck RL, Kuntz AF, Bernstein J: Localized Delivery of Ibuprofen via a Bilayer Delivery System (BiLDS) for Rotator Cuff Tendon Healing in a Rat Model Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA : 2019.
Hast Michael W, Chin Matthew, Schmidt Elaine C, Kuntz Andrew F: Central screw use delays implant dislodgement in osteopenic bone but not synthetic surrogates: A comparison of reverse total shoulder models. Journal of biomechanics 93 : 11-17,2019.