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.
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.
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.
Kuntz AF: Andrew Kuntz, MD: Penn Orthopaedics, Shoulder and Elbow, and the Full Patient Continuum of Care https://www.pennmedicine.org/for-health-care-professionals/for-physicians/physician-education-and-resources/physician-interviews/2019/july-2019/andrew-kuntz-md-penn-shoulder-surgeon : 2019.
Kamalitdinov TB, Fujino K, Ye Y, Jiang X, Shetye SS, Rodriguez AB, Kuntz AF, Zgonis MH, Dyment NA: Alpha Smooth Muscle Actin-Expressing Bone Marrow Progenitor Cells Contribute To Tunnel Integration Following ACL Reconstruction Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, Seven Springs, PA : 2019.
Kamalitdinov Timur B, Fujino Keitaro, Shetye Snehal S, Jiang Xi, Ye Yaping, Rodriguez Ashley B, Kuntz Andrew F, Zgonis Miltiadis H, Dyment Nathaniel A: Amplifying Bone Marrow Progenitors Expressing α-Smooth Muscle Actin Produce Zonal Insertion Sites During Tendon-to-Bone Repair. Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society : 2019.
Newton JB, Fryhofer GW, Shetye SS, Rodriguez AB, Kuntz AF, Soslowsky LJ: Aging Adversely Affects Different Rat Rotator Cuff Tendons Similarly Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference, Seven Springs, PA : 2019.
Huegel Julianne, Boorman-Padgett James F, Nuss Courtney A, Minnig Mary Catherine C, Chan Peter Y, Kuntz Andrew F, Waldorff Erik I, Zhang Nianli, Ryaby James T, Soslowsky Louis J: Quantitative comparison of three rat models of Achilles tendon injury: A multidisciplinary approach. Journal of biomechanics 88 : 194-200,2019.
Chen Mengcun, Shetye Snehal S, Huegel Julianne, Riggin Corinne N, Gittings Daniel J, Nuss Courtney A, Weiss Stephanie N, Kuntz Andrew F, Soslowsky Louis J: Biceps Detachment Preserves Joint Function in a Chronic Massive Rotator Cuff Tear Rat Model: Response. The American journal of sports medicine 47 (5): NP34-NP35,2019.
Gilotra MN, Klein A, Elkassabany N, Kuntz AF, Huffman GR, Glaser DL: Risk Factors for Cerebral Desaturation Events During Shoulder Surgery in the Beach Chair Position Arthroscopy 35 (3): 725-730,2019.