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James L. Carey, MD, MPH

James L. Carey, MD, MPH Physician

Director, Penn Center for Cartilage Repair and Osteochondritis Dissecans Treatment Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Carey is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. James L. Carey

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue, 2016 and 2017

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Cartilage Transplantation
  • Knee Cap Instability
  • Knee Cartilage Tear
  • Knee Ligament Repair
  • Knee Loose Bodies
  • Meniscus Tears
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pediatric Sports Medicine
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Sport Related Knee Injury
  • Sport Related Shoulder Injury

Description of Clinical Expertise

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Surgery
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Cartilage Transplantation
Knee Cartilage Tear
Knee Instability
Knee Loose Bodies
Knee Reconstruction -- Ligament
Meniscus Tears
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Pediatric Sports Medicine
Shoulder Dislocation
Sport Related Knee Injury
Sport Related Shoulder Injury

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • 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 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: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, National American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, National Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, National DeForest Willard Society (University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Alumni Organization), Local International Cartilage Repair Society, International International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, International Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group, National Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) Knee, National Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) Shoulder, National Pediatric Research in Sports Medicine Society (PRiSM), National Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Local Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society, Local Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee (ROCK) Group, International Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Carey 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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

Osteochondritis Dissecans
Focal Articular Cartilage Injuries
Prospective Cohort Studies
Reliability Studies
Epidemiology
Statistics

Selected Publications:

Eckenrode BJ, Carey JL, Sennett BJ, Zgonis MH: Prevention and management of post-operative complications following ACL reconstruction. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med : [Epub ahead of print],2017.

Flanigan DC, Carey JL, Brophy RH, Graham WC, DiBartola AC, Hamilton D, Nagaraja HN, Lattermann C: Interrater and intrarater reliability of arthroscopic measurements of articular cartilage defects in the knee. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 99 : 979-88,2017.

Carey JL, Domont ZB, Ganley TJ: Surgical techniques for osteochondritis dissecans in the skeletally immature. Reconstructive Knee Surgery. Series: Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Fourth edition. : 2017.

Ganley TJ, Domont ZB, Fabricant PD, Carey JL: Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction: superficial quadriceps technique in the young athlete. Reconstructive Knee Surgery. Series: Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Fourth edition. : 2017.

Sanders TL, Park A, Obey MR, Johnson NR, Carey JL, Stuart MJ, Krych AJ: High rate of osteoarthritis after osteochondritis dissecans fragment excision compared with surgical restoration at a mean 16-year follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 45 : 1799-1805,2017.

Sanders TL, Pareek A, Johnson NR, Carey JL, Maak TG, Stuart MJ, Krych AJ: Nonoperative management of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee: progression to osteoarthritis and arthroplasty at mean 13-year follow-up. Orthop J Sports Med 5 : 2325967117704644,2017.

Wall EJ, Milewski MD, Carey JL, Shea KG, Ganley TJ, Polousky JD, Grimm NL, Eismann EA, Jacobs JC, Murnaghan L, Nissen CW, Myer GD, Weiss J, Edmonds EW, Anderson AF, Lyon RM, Heyworth BE, Fabricant PD, Zbojniewicz; Research in Osteochondritis of the Knee (ROCK) Group: The reliability of assessing radiographic healing of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee. Am J Sports Med. 45 : 1370-5,2017.

Friedman JM, Sennett ML, Bonadio MB, Orji KO, Neuwirth AL, Keah N, Carey JL, Moutos FT, Estes BT, Guilak F, Madry H, Mauck RL, Dodge GR: Comparison of fixation techniques of 3D-woven poly(ϵ-caprolactone) scaffolds for cartilage repair in a weightbearing porcine large animal model. Cartilage. : [Epub ahead of print],2017.

Wright RW, Huston LJ, Nwosu SK, Haas AK, Allen CR, Anderson AF, Cooper DE, DeBerardino TM, Dunn WR, Lantz BA, Mann B, Spindler KP, Stuart MJ, Albright JP, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Annunziata CC, Arciero RA, Bach BR Jr, Baker CL III, Bartolozzi AR, Baumgarten KM, Bechler JR, Berg JH, Bernas GA, Brockmeier SF, Brophy RH, Bush-Joseph CA, Butler JB V, Campbell JD, Carey JL, Carpenter JE, Cole BJ, Cooper JM, Cox CL, Creighton RA, Dahm DL, David TS, Flanigan DC, Frederick RW, Ganley TJ, Garofoli EA, Gatt CJ Jr, Ge: Meniscal and articular cartilage predictors of clinical outcome after revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 44 : 1671-9,2016.

Dunn WR, Kuhn JE, Sanders R, An Q, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Harrell F, Holloway BG, Jones GL, Ma CB, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Poddar SK, Smith MV, Spencer EE, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, Wright RW, for the MOON Shoulder Group: 2013 Neer Award: predictors of failure of nonoperative treatment of chronic, symptomatic, full-thickness rotator cuff tears. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 25 : 1303-11,2016.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Sports Medicine Center
Weightman Hall, First Floor
235 South 33rd Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-4400
Fax: (215) 615-4405
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)