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Brian J. Sennett, MD Surgeon

Chair, Orthopaedic Department Strategic Planning Committee
Chief, Sports Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System
Vice Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Sennett is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Brian J. Sennett

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012-14

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012, 2013-2014

Recognized in Philadelphia Magazine's annual Top Docs issue,  2002, and 2012 - 2016

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, 2008
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998

Clinical Expertise:

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Arthroscopic Knee Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation (ACI)
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Cartilage Transplantation
  • Female Knee
  • Genzyme Carticel®
  • Independent Medical Exam (IME)
  • Knee Avascular Necrosis
  • Knee Cartilage Tear
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Instability
  • Knee Ligament Injury
  • Knee Loose Bodies
  • Knee Malalignment
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Knee Reconstruction - Ligament
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee Trauma
  • Meniscus Tear Surgery
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Meniscus Transplant - Knee
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Repair (Non-Operative)
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Second Opinion
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Shoulder Contracture Release
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendonitis
  • Sling Operations
  • Sport Related Knee Injury
  • Sport Related Shoulder Injury
  • Sports Injury
  • Torn Ligaments
  • Undiagnosed Shoulder and Upper Arm Pain

Description of Clinical Expertise

Sports Medicine, Upper Extremity Orthopaedic Surgery

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Sports Medicine

    Penn Sports Medicine Center Weightman Hall, 1st floor 235 South 33rd Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Amerihealth
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: University of Mississippi
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, International American Association of Hand Surgeons, National American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, National American Orthopaedic Association, National American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, National DeForest Williard University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Alumni Society, National Ivy League Sports Medicine Group, National Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcome Network Shoulder Research Group, National Orthopaedic Rehabilitation Association, International Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders, Local Pennsylvania Athletic Trainers Association, Local Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Sennett is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

McClure PW, Michener LA, Sennett BJ, Karduna AR: Direct 3-dimensional measurement of scapular kinematics during dynamic movements in vivo. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 10 (3): 269-277,2001.

Karduna AR, McClure PW, Michener LA, Sennett BJ: Dynamic measurements of 3-dimensional scapular kinematics: a validation study Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 123 (2): 184-190,2001.

Lukasiewicz AC., McClure P., Michener L., Pratt N., Sennett B.: Comparison of 3-dimensional scapular position and orientation between subjects with and without shoulder impingement Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 29 (10): 574-583; discussion 584-586,1999.

Sennett, BJ:: Arthroscopic Management of Wrist Instabilities. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine 6 (1): 52-57,1998.

Torg JS., Corcoran TA., Thibault LE., Pavlov H., Sennett BJ., Naranja RJ Jr., Priano S.: Cervical cord neurapraxia: classification, pathomechanics, morbidity, and management guidelines. [see comments] Journal of Neurosurgery 87 (6): 843-850,1997.

Siegler S., Liu W., Sennett B., Nobilini RJ., Dunbar D.: The 3-dimensional passive support characteristics of ankle braces Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy 26 (6): 299-309,1997.

Sennett, BJ:: Operative Treatment of Metacarpal Fractures of the Hand (Excluding Thumb Metacarpal Fractures). Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics 7 (2): 127-133,1997.

Savoie, FH., Sennett, BJ:: Surgery of the Hand Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice : 2153-2163, Chapter 107,1997.

Torg JS., Thibault L., Sennett B., Pavlov H.: The Nicolas Andry Award. The pathomechanics and pathophysiology of cervical spinal cord injury Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research (321): 259-269,1995.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Sports Medicine Center
Weightman Hall
235 South 33rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-4434
Fax: (215) 615-4405
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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