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    James E Tibone, MD

    TitleProfessor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
    SchoolKeck School of Medicine of USC
    DepartmentOrthopaedic Surgery
    AddressHCT 1520 San Pablo Street
    Health Sciences Campus
    Los Angeles California 90033
    Phone+1 323 442 5860
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      Other Positions
      TitleMoss Foundation Professorship in Sports Medicine in Memory of Dr. Robert K. Kerlan


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      Dr. Tibone holds the Moss Foundation Professorship in Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and is the co-director of the USC Center for Athletic Medicine. Dr. Tibone is an internationally recognized expert in sports injuries of the shoulder, knee and elbow and total and reverse shoulder replacement surgeries. A prolific writer and speaker, Dr. Tibone has extensive experience working with professional athletes. He is a team physician for USC intercollegiate teams, and has served as team physician for numerous sports organizations, including the Los Angeles Kings. He is also the consulting physician for the Los Angeles Angeles, Dodgers and Lakers, as well as the Anaheim Ducks. Dr. Tibone, voted a Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine, was the North American editor for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. He has served on numerous national professional committees, and is a past president of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. He received his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and completed his fellowship in sports medicine at the Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.


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      AAOS2016Achievement Award
      ORS2016Order of Merit Award
      Los Angeles Magazine2016Super Doctor
      2017voted one of World's Leading Doctors

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      1. Franciozi CEDS, Vangsness CT, Tibone J, Martinez JC, Rodger D, Chou TC, Tai YC, Brant R, Wu L, Abdalla RJ, Han B, Evseenko D, Humayun M. Parylene scaffold for cartilage lesion. Biomed Microdevices. 2017 Jun; 19(2):26. PMID: 28391436.
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      2. Narvy SJ, Hatch GF, Ihn HE, Heckmann ND, McGarry MH, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Evaluating the Femoral-Side Critical Corner in Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: The Effect of Outside-In Versus Inside-Out Creation of Femoral Tunnels on Graft Contact Pressure in a Synthetic Knee Model. Arthroscopy. 2017 Jul; 33(7):1370-1374. PMID: 28392051.
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      3. Keller RA, Mehran N, Marshall NE, Okoroha KR, Khalil L, Tibone J, Moutzouros V. Major League pitching workload after primary ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction and risk for revision surgery. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Feb; 26(2):288-294. PMID: 28104091.
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      4. Narvy SJ, Didinger TC, Lehoang D, Vangsness CT, Tibone J, Hatch GF, Omid R, Osorno F, Gamradt SC. Direct Cost Analysis of Outpatient Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair in Medicare and Non-Medicare Populations. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016 Oct; 4(10):2325967116668829. PMID: 27826595.
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      5. Tibone J. Editorial Commentary: Not for The Faint of Heart: The Arthroscopic Latarjet Procedure, A North American Experience. Arthroscopy. 2016 Oct; 32(10):1971-1972. PMID: 27697180.
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      6. Papaliodis DN, Photopoulos CD, Mehran N, Banffy MB, Tibone J. Return to Golfing Activity After Joint Arthroplasty. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jan; 45(1):243-249. PMID: 27159289.
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      7. Mehran N, Photopoulos CD, Narvy SJ, Romano R, Gamradt SC, Tibone J. Epidemiology of Operative Procedures in an NCAA Division I Football Team Over 10 Seasons. Orthop J Sports Med. 2016 Jul; 4(7):2325967116657530. PMID: 27504464; PMCID: PMC4954547.
      8. Kleiner MT, Payne WB, McGarry MH, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Biomechanical Comparison of the Latarjet Procedure with and without Capsular Repair. Clin Orthop Surg. 2016 Mar; 8(1):84-91. PMID: 26929804; PMCID: PMC4761606.
      9. Abdulian MH, Kephart CJ, McGarry MH, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Biomechanical comparison of the modified Bristow procedure with and without capsular repair. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Feb; 24(2):489-95. PMID: 26704791.
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      10. Barrett Payne W, Kleiner MT, McGarry MH, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Biomechanical comparison of the Latarjet procedure with and without a coracoid bone block. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Feb; 24(2):513-20. PMID: 26658562.
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      11. Campbell ST, Heckmann ND, Shin SJ, Wang LC, Tamboli M, Murachovsky J, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Biomechanical evaluation of coracoid tunnel size and location for coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2015 May; 31(5):825-30. PMID: 25633818.
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      12. Sweet SJ, Takara T, Ho L, Tibone J. Primary partial humeral head resurfacing: outcomes with the HemiCAP implant. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Mar; 43(3):579-87. PMID: 25564407.
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      13. Otarodifard K, Wong J, Preston CF, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Relative fixation strength of rabbit subscapularis repair is comparable to human supraspinatus repair at time 0. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Aug; 472(8):2440-7. PMID: 24385038; PMCID: PMC4079858.
      14. Grantham C, Heckmann N, Wang L, Tibone J, Struhl S, Lee TQ. A biomechanical assessment of a novel double endobutton technique versus a coracoid cerclage sling for acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular injuries. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Jun; 24(6):1918-24. PMID: 25073944.
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      15. Villacis D, Yi A, Jahn R, Kephart CJ, Charlton T, Gamradt SC, Romano R, Tibone J, Hatch GF. Prevalence of Abnormal Vitamin D Levels Among Division I NCAA Athletes. Sports Health. 2014 Jul; 6(4):340-7. PMID: 24982708; PMCID: PMC4065560.
      16. Argintar E, Heckmann N, Wang L, Tibone J, Lee TQ. The biomechanical effect of shoulder remplissage combined with Bankart repair for the treatment of engaging Hill-Sachs lesions. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Feb; 24(2):585-92. PMID: 24912574.
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      17. Kephart CJ, Abdulian MH, McGarry MH, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Biomechanical analysis of the modified Bristow procedure for anterior shoulder instability: is the bone block necessary? J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Dec; 23(12):1792-9. PMID: 24925701.
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      18. Sodl JF, McGarry MH, Campbell ST, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Biomechanical effects of anterior capsular plication and rotator interval closure in simulated anterior shoulder instability. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Feb; 24(2):365-73. PMID: 24509881.
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      19. Narvy SJ, Hall MP, Kvitne RS, Tibone J. Tunnel intersection in combined anatomic reconstruction of the ACL and posterolateral corner. Orthopedics. 2013 Jul; 36(7):529-32. PMID: 23823035.
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      20. Garber AC, Argintar E, Shin SJ, McGarry MH, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Kinematic effect of MGHL incorporation into Bankart repair. Orthopedics. 2013 May; 36(5):653-8. PMID: 23672898.
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      21. Quigley RJ, Gupta A, Oh JH, Chung KC, McGarry MH, Gupta R, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Biomechanical comparison of single-row, double-row, and transosseous-equivalent repair techniques after healing in an animal rotator cuff tear model. J Orthop Res. 2013 Aug; 31(8):1254-60. PMID: 23572388.
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      22. Garcia IA, Jain NS, McGarry MH, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Biomechanical evaluation of augmentation of suture-bridge supraspinatus repair with additional anterior fixation. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2013 Jul; 22(7):e13-8. PMID: 23333171.
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      23. Gates JJ, Gupta A, McGarry MH, Tibone J, Lee TQ. The effect of glenohumeral internal rotation deficit due to posterior capsular contracture on passive glenohumeral joint motion. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Dec; 40(12):2794-800. PMID: 23108634.
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      24. Tibone J. The subacromial space: how to get a needle there: commentary on an article by Richard A. Marder, MD, et al.: "Injection of the subacromial bursa in patients with rotator cuff syndrome. A prospective, randomized study comparing the effectiveness of different routes". J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Aug 15; 94(16):e1221-2. PMID: 22992828.
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      25. Hammond G, Tibone J, McGarry MH, Jun BJ, Lee TQ. Biomechanical comparison of anatomic humeral head resurfacing and hemiarthroplasty in functional glenohumeral positions. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jan 04; 94(1):68-76. PMID: 22218384.
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      26. Shapiro TA, Gupta A, McGarry MH, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Biomechanical effects of arthroscopic capsulorrhaphy in line with the fibers of the anterior band of the inferior glenohumeral ligament. Am J Sports Med. 2012 Mar; 40(3):672-80. PMID: 22178582.
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      27. Peltier KE, McGarry MH, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Effects of combined anterior and posterior plication of the glenohumeral ligament complex for the repair of anterior glenohumeral instability: a biomechanical study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 Jul; 21(7):902-9. PMID: 21831665.
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      28. Nassos JT, ElAttrache NS, Angel MJ, Tibone J, Limpisvasti O, Lee TQ. A watertight construct in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 May; 21(5):589-96. PMID: 21782471.
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      29. Uggen C, Wei A, Glousman RE, ElAttrache N, Tibone J, McGarry MH, Lee TQ. Biomechanical comparison of knotless anchor repair versus simple suture repair for type II SLAP lesions. Arthroscopy. 2009 Oct; 25(10):1085-92. PMID: 19801286.
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      30. Park MC, Pirolo JM, Park CJ, Tibone J, McGarry MH, Lee TQ. The effect of abduction and rotation on footprint contact for single-row, double-row, and modified double-row rotator cuff repair techniques. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Aug; 37(8):1599-608. PMID: 19417121.
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      31. Farber AJ, ElAttrache NS, Tibone J, McGarry MH, Lee TQ. Biomechanical analysis comparing a traditional superior-inferior arthroscopic rotator interval closure with a novel medial-lateral technique in a cadaveric multidirectional instability model. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Jun; 37(6):1178-85. PMID: 19282507.
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      32. Youm T, ElAttrache NS, Tibone J, McGarry MH, Lee TQ. The effect of the long head of the biceps on glenohumeral kinematics. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2009 Jan-Feb; 18(1):122-9. PMID: 18799325.
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      33. Sethi PM, Tibone J. Distal biceps repair using cortical button fixation. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2008 Sep; 16(3):130-5. PMID: 18703971.
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      34. Frank JB, ElAttrache NS, Dines JS, Blackburn A, Crues J, Tibone J. Repair site integrity after arthroscopic transosseous-equivalent suture-bridge rotator cuff repair. Am J Sports Med. 2008 Aug; 36(8):1496-503. PMID: 18658021.
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      35. Kasper JC, Itamura JM, Tibone J, Levin SL, Stevanovic MV. Human cadaveric study of subscapularis muscle innervation and guidelines to prevent denervation. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2008 Jul-Aug; 17(4):659-62. PMID: 18472282.
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      36. Magit DP, Tibone J, Lee TQ. In vivo comparison of changes in glenohumeral translation after arthroscopic capsulolabral reconstructions. Am J Sports Med. 2008 Jul; 36(7):1389-96. PMID: 18375785.
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      37. Mihata T, McGarry MH, Tibone J, Fitzpatrick MJ, Kinoshita M, Lee TQ. Biomechanical assessment of Type II superior labral anterior-posterior (SLAP) lesions associated with anterior shoulder capsular laxity as seen in throwers: a cadaveric study. Am J Sports Med. 2008 Aug; 36(8):1604-10. PMID: 18359822.
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      38. Busfield BT, Glousman RE, McGarry MH, Tibone J, Lee TQ. A biomechanical comparison of 2 technical variations of double-row rotator cuff fixation: the importance of medial row knots. Am J Sports Med. 2008 May; 36(5):901-6. PMID: 18326033.
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      39. Youm T, Tibone J, ElAttrache NS, McGarry MH, Lee TQ. Simulated type II superior labral anterior posterior lesions do not alter the path of glenohumeral articulation: a cadaveric biomechanical study. Am J Sports Med. 2008 Apr; 36(4):767-74. PMID: 18272798.
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      40. Magit DP, McGarry M, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Comparison of cutaneous and transosseous electromagnetic position sensors in the assessment of tibial rotation in a cadaveric model. Am J Sports Med. 2008 May; 36(5):971-7. PMID: 18272792.
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      41. Park MC, Idjadi JA, Elattrache NS, Tibone J, McGarry MH, Lee TQ. The effect of dynamic external rotation comparing 2 footprint-restoring rotator cuff repair techniques. Am J Sports Med. 2008 May; 36(5):893-900. PMID: 18272799.
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      42. Huffman GR, Itamura JM, McGarry MH, Duong L, Gililland J, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Neer Award 2006: Biomechanical assessment of inferior tuberosity placement during hemiarthroplasty for four-part proximal humeral fractures. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2008 Mar-Apr; 17(2):189-96. PMID: 18234528.
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      43. Limpisvasti O, Yang BY, Hosseinzadeh P, Leba TB, Tibone J, Lee TQ. The effect of glenohumeral position on the shoulder after traumatic anterior dislocation. Am J Sports Med. 2008 Apr; 36(4):775-80. PMID: 18212348.
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      44. Shafer BL, Mihata T, McGarry MH, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Effects of capsular plication and rotator interval closure in simulated multidirectional shoulder instability. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Jan; 90(1):136-44. PMID: 18171968.
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      45. Ecklund KJ, Lee TQ, Tibone J, Gupta R. Rotator cuff tear arthropathy. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2007 Jun; 15(6):340-9. PMID: 17548883.
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      46. Park MC, Tibone J, ElAttrache NS, Ahmad CS, Jun BJ, Lee TQ. Part II: Biomechanical assessment for a footprint-restoring transosseous-equivalent rotator cuff repair technique compared with a double-row repair technique. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2007 Jul-Aug; 16(4):469-76. PMID: 17321158.
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      47. Park MC, ElAttrache NS, Tibone J, Ahmad CS, Jun BJ, Lee TQ. Part I: Footprint contact characteristics for a transosseous-equivalent rotator cuff repair technique compared with a double-row repair technique. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2007 Jul-Aug; 16(4):461-8. PMID: 17321161.
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      48. Alcid JG, Powell SE, Tibone J. Revision anterior capsular shoulder stabilization using hamstring tendon autograft and tibialis tendon allograft reinforcement: minimum two-year follow-up. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2007 May-Jun; 16(3):268-72. PMID: 17321165.
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      49. Park MC, Elattrache NS, Ahmad CS, Tibone J. "Transosseous-equivalent" rotator cuff repair technique. Arthroscopy. 2006 Dec; 22(12):1360.e1-5. PMID: 17157738.
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      50. Park MC, Tibone J. False magnetic resonance imaging persistence of a biodegradable anterior cruciate ligament interference screw with chronic inflammation after 4 years in vivo. Arthroscopy. 2006 Aug; 22(8):911.e1-4. PMID: 16904601.
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      51. Huffman GR, Tibone J, McGarry MH, Phipps BM, Lee YS, Lee TQ. Path of glenohumeral articulation throughout the rotational range of motion in a thrower's shoulder model. Am J Sports Med. 2006 Oct; 34(10):1662-9. PMID: 16685095.
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      52. Zalavras CG, Gardocki R, Huang E, Stevanovic M, Hedman T, Tibone J. Reconstruction of large rotator cuff tendon defects with porcine small intestinal submucosa in an animal model. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2006 Mar-Apr; 15(2):224-31. PMID: 16517370.
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      53. Alberta FG, Elattrache NS, Mihata T, McGarry MH, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Arthroscopic anteroinferior suture plication resulting in decreased glenohumeral translation and external rotation. Study of a cadaver model. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Jan; 88(1):179-87. PMID: 16391263.
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      54. Kim DH, Elattrache NS, Tibone J, Jun BJ, DeLaMora SN, Kvitne RS, Lee TQ. Biomechanical comparison of a single-row versus double-row suture anchor technique for rotator cuff repair. Am J Sports Med. 2006 Mar; 34(3):407-14. PMID: 16282581.
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      55. Zalavras CG, Patzakis MJ, Tibone J, Weisman N, Holtom P. Treatment of persistent infection after anterior cruciate ligament surgery. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2005 Oct; 439:52-5. PMID: 16205138.
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      56. Panossian VR, Mihata T, Tibone J, Fitzpatrick MJ, McGarry MH, Lee TQ. Biomechanical analysis of isolated type II SLAP lesions and repair. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2005 Sep-Oct; 14(5):529-34. PMID: 16194747.
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      57. Schneider DJ, Tibone J, McGarry MH, Grossman MG, Veneziani S, Lee TQ. Biomechanical evaluation after five and ten millimeter anterior glenohumeral capsulorrhaphy using a novel shoulder model of increased laxity. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2005 May-Jun; 14(3):318-23. PMID: 15889033.
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      58. Grossman MG, Tibone J, McGarry MH, Schneider DJ, Veneziani S, Lee TQ. A cadaveric model of the throwing shoulder: a possible etiology of superior labrum anterior-to-posterior lesions. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Apr; 87(4):824-31. PMID: 15805213.
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      59. Mihata T, McGarry MH, Tibone J, Abe M, Lee TQ. Type II SLAP lesions: a new scoring system--the sulcus score. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2005 Jan-Feb; 14(1 Suppl S):19S-23S. PMID: 15726081.
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      60. Fitzpatrick MJ, Tibone J, Grossman M, McGarry MH, Lee TQ. Development of cadaveric models of a thrower's shoulder. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2005 Jan-Feb; 14(1 Suppl S):49S-57S. PMID: 15726087.
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      61. Sethi PM, Tibone J, Lee TQ. Quantitative assessment of glenohumeral translation in baseball players: a comparison of pitchers versus nonpitching athletes. Am J Sports Med. 2004 Oct-Nov; 32(7):1711-5. PMID: 15494337.
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      62. Sclamberg SG, Tibone J, Itamura JM, Kasraeian S. Six-month magnetic resonance imaging follow-up of large and massive rotator cuff repairs reinforced with porcine small intestinal submucosa. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2004 Sep-Oct; 13(5):538-41. PMID: 15383811.
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      63. Enad JG, ElAttrache NS, Tibone J, Yocum LA. Isolated electrothermal capsulorrhaphy in overhand athletes. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2004 Mar-Apr; 13(2):133-7. PMID: 14997087.
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      64. Fitzpatrick MJ, Powell SE, Tibone J, Warren RF. The anatomy, pathology, and definitive treatment of rotator interval lesions: current concepts. Arthroscopy. 2003 Dec; 19 Suppl 1:70-9. PMID: 14673422.
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      65. Selecky MT, Tibone J, Yang BY, McMahon PJ, Lee TQ. Glenohumeral joint translation after arthroscopic thermal capsuloplasty of the posterior capsule. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2003 May-Jun; 12(3):242-6. PMID: 12851576.
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      66. Selecky MT, Tibone J, Yang BY, McMahon PJ, Lee TQ. Glenohumeral joint translation after arthroscopic thermal capsuloplasty of the rotator interval. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2003 Mar-Apr; 12(2):139-43. PMID: 12700565.
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      67. Tibone J, Lee TQ, Csintalan RP, Dettling J, McMahon PJ. Quantitative assessment of glenohumeral translation. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2002 Jul; (400):93-7. PMID: 12072750.
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      68. Reis MT, Tibone J, McMahon PJ, Lee TQ. Cadaveric study of glenohumeral translation using electromagnetic sensors. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2002 Jul; (400):88-92. PMID: 12072749.
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      69. Itamura J, Dietrick T, Roidis N, Shean C, Chen F, Tibone J. Analysis of the bicipital groove as a landmark for humeral head replacement. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2002 Jul-Aug; 11(4):322-6. PMID: 12195248.
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      70. Miller CM, Tibone J, Hewitt M, Kharrazi FD, Elattrache NS. Interference screw divergence in femoral tunnel fixation during endoscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using hamstring grafts. Arthroscopy. 2002 May-Jun; 18(5):510-4. PMID: 11987062.
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