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Brian J. Sennett, MD

Brian J. Sennett, MD Physician

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 employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Brian J. Sennett

Recognized by America's Top Doctors, 2012 - 2018

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2003 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues, 2002, and 2012 - 2019

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Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Repair
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Acromioclavicular Fracture
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Ankle Disorders
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Sports Injury
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury (ACL)
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair (ACL)
  • Arm Injury
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthroscopy of Hip
  • Athletic Pubalgia
  • Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Bicep Injury
  • Bicep Pain
  • Bicep Tear
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • Bucket Handle Meniscus Tears
  • Bursitis
  • Bursitis, Subcutaneous Tendo-Achilles
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Calf Muscle Injury
  • Calf Pain
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • Cartilage Transplant
  • Chronic Exertional Compartment Syndrome
  • Chronic Muscle Injury
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Comminuted Fracture
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Damaged Patellar Cartilage Removal
  • Dislocated Patella
  • Dislocation of Wrist
  • Distal Clavicular Osteolysis
  • Elbow Bone Spurs (Osteophyte)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Epicondylitis
  • Exertional Compartment Release
  • Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI)
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Foot Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Frozen Joint
  • Gastrocnemius Injury
  • Gluteal Injury
  • Gluteus Medius Tear
  • Hamstring Injuries
  • Hip Abductor Tear
  • Hip Click
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Injuries
  • Hip Labrum Repair
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Pain Under Age 60
  • Hip Preservation Surgery
  • Hip Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Hyaluronic Acid Injections
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
  • Injury of Muscle
  • Joint Dislocation
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Microfracture Surgery
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Pain for Patients Aged Younger Than 60
  • Knee Posterolateral Corner Injury
  • Kneecap Dislocation
  • Labral Tears
  • Latarjet
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Repair (LCL)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament Tear (LCL)
  • Leg Injury
  • Leg Pain
  • Ligament Injuries
  • Locking Knee
  • Loose Body in the Hip
  • Loose Body in the Knee
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury of the Elbow
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury of the Knee
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Repair (MCL)
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Multi-Ligament Knee Injury
  • Multiple Ligament Reconstruction
  • Muscle Tears
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
  • Non-Operative Management of Arthritis
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • Orthopedic Stem-Cell Injection
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteochondral Allograft
  • Osteochondral Autograft
  • Osteochondral Defect
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Overuse Injuries of the Ankle
  • Overuse Injury
  • Paratenonitis
  • Patella Injury
  • Patellar Clunk Syndrome
  • Patellar Instability
  • Patellar Stabilization
  • Patellar Tendon Rupture
  • Patellar Tendonitis
  • Patellofemoral Injury
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Pectoral Muscle Injury
  • Pectoralis Major Rupture Tendon Repair
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Injury
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Persistent Pain After Orthopedic Surgery
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis (Policeman's Heel)
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection - Elbow
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection - Hip
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection - Knee
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection - Shoulder
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair (PCL)
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament Tear (PCL)
  • Posterior Tibial Tendon Rupture
  • Quadrangular Space Syndrome
  • Quadricep Injury
  • Repetitive Stress Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Running Injury
  • Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Sesamoiditis
  • Shin Splint Surgery
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labrum Repair
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Snapping Hip Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Sports Concussion
  • Sports Injury
  • Sports Related Foot Injury
  • Sprains
  • Stem Cell Injection
  • Steroid Injections
  • Strains
  • Stress Fractures
  • Subcutaneous Tendo-Achilles Bursitis
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Synovial Chondromatosis
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Rupture of the Ankle
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Throwing Injuries
  • Tibial Spine Fracture
  • Torn Ligament
  • Torn Meniscus
  • Tricep Injury
  • Twisted Ankle
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair (Tommy John Surgery)
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Wrist Injuries
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

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

Education and Training

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


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 employed by Penn Medicine.

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.


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
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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