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Penn Center for Advanced Cartilage Repair and Osteochondritis Dissecans Treatment

Penn Center for Advanced Cartilage Repair and Osteochondritis Dissecans Treatment

Penn Center for Advanced Cartilage Repair and Osteochondritis Dissecans Treatment

Penn Sports Medicine Center
235 South 33rd Street
19104 Philadelphia, PA

James L. Carey, M.D., M.P.H.
+1 215 615 4425

Data on Clinical/Research Center

We are a Clinical Center: yes
We are a Research Center: yes
We are both: yes
In University Programme: yes
Private Practice Programme: no
Primary Language: English

Training/Techniques are available

Approximate Annual Case Volumes

Knee Procedures: 1000
Hip Procedures: 150
Shoulder Procedures: 450
Advanced Cartilage Repair techniques: 75

Opportunities, Experiences and Location of the Teaching Center

Scientific Research Opportunities Available:

The University of Pennsylvania will provide a rich and multi-faceted experience for the Visiting Fellow from ICRS. Beyond the excellent clinical experience afforded, the basic and translational science community at Penn is outstanding. The central focus of the Penn Community resides in the NIH-Sponsored Penn Center for Musculoskeletal Disorders. This Center, comprised of more than 80 faculty members, holds regular (monthly) seminars by leading scientists in the field, and has, over the last 11 years, developed a rich translational landscape with a focus on musculoskeletal repair and regeneration. Dr. Carey (Director of the Penn Center for Advanced Cartilage Repair) and Dr. Mauck (Scientific Director of the Center) regularly host national and international visitors who take part in advanced clinical procedures in cartilage repair and engage with basic and translational scientists developing novel materials for regeneration as well as animal models for pivotal pre-clinical studies. The Penn Cartilage Repair Symposium is now an annual event, with the fourth symposium scheduled for April 24-25 of 2015 (with keynote speakers including Elizaveta Kon, Rocky Tuan, Wayne McIlwraith, and Scott Rodeo). In the immediate vicinity of Penn, the local Philadelphia VA Medical Center is the home of the Translational Musculoskeletal Research Center, a vibrant consortium of faculty from orthopaedic surgery, rheumatology, bioengineering, and physical medicine and rehabilitation, many of whom are focused on translational studies in cartilage repair. In addition, the Penn Institute for Regenerative Medicine recently initiated a Program in Musculoskeletal Regeneration (led by Dr. Mauck and Burdick), which fosters interdisciplinary interactions across campus with a focus on new and novel regenerative strategies in this domain. Collectively, this vibrant musculoskeletal research environment will provide traveling fellows with new interactions and opportunities for collaboration as well as broad exposure to those working across the basic science to translational spectrum.

Describe your participation in past ICRS educational, hosting or society events

In 2013, Dr. Carey was a Lars Peterson – Sanofi Clinical Traveling Fellow in Europe. Both Dr. Mauck and Dr. Burdick are recent invited speakers at the ICRS Meeting (in Montreal and Turkey, respectively). Dr. Mauck is scheduled to speak at the forthcoming ICRS in Chicago on Micro-Scaled Engineering Approaches for Cartilage Repair. Dr. Carey is scheduled to speak at this meeting on the Pathoaetiology and Classification of Osteochondritis Dissecans. Dr. Mauck and Carey have hosted numerous visiting fellows and students (from the US and abroad), and Penn recently hosted a contingent from both the British ORS and the Japanese Sports Medicine Society. We are well poised to provide visiting fellows of the ICRS and excellent experience during their visit, and look forward to doing so.

Can your center provide free or reduced-cost accommodation through your institute?


Who should be contacted:

The Inn at Penn has a discounted rate. The contact person for this rate follows: Sabrina Y. Cooper Hilton Inn At Penn A Four Diamond Hotel 3600 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19104 215.823.6240-direct 215.823.6229-fax 215.222.0200-main

Nearest Airport to your institution is

Philadelphia International Airport

Any other important information thath you would like to add

Theodore J. Ganley M.D. at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is a member of the Penn Cartilage Center. He is an outstanding teacher and can provide the traveling fellows with some unique insights into cartilage repair in the skeletally immature.