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James Slauterbeck

James R. Slauterbeck, M.D.

Orthopaedic SurgeonProfessor and Chair of Orthopaedic SurgerySpecialty: Orthopaedics
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About James R. Slauterbeck, M.D.

Through community outreach and sports medicine research, James Slauterbeck, M.D., has identified risk factors for and prevention of athletic injuries, especially pertaining to the anteriror cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. His greatest contribution to orthopaedics has been identifying that risk factors for and the outcomes after ACL injury are different between females and males.

With funding from the National Institutes of Health and other agencies, Slauterbeck has examined a number of areas related to sports injury prevention and repair, with a significant emphasis on the legs and knees. The author of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific articles, Slauterbeck is a sought-after national and international speaker.

Honors

  • O’Donoghue Award for Clinical Research, MARS Cohort, American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine
  • Kenneth L. Knight Award for Outstanding Research Manuscript, Journal of Athletic Training
  • Texas Tech University/UniversityMedical Center Research Endowment
  • Texas Tech University/UniversityMedical Center Research Endowment
  • Best Resident Paper, University of New Mexico
  • Western Orthopaedic Association Alonzo J. Neufeld Award
  • Father Patterson Foundation Scholarship
  • Copperstate Plastics Medical School Scholarship
  • Newman Center Sustaining Board Scholarship

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Education

  • Medical School: University of Arizona | Tucson, AZ
  • Residency: University of New Mexico | Albuquerque, NM
  • Fellowship (Sports Medicine): University of California, Los Angeles | Los Angeles, CA

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Replacement
  • Mass/Cyst Removal
  • Nerve Decompression
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Transfer
  • Tendonitis

Professional Memberships

  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Academic Orthopaedic Society
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • National Youth Sports Program Advisory Board
  • American Medical Association
  • American Medical Student Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

Selected Publications

  1. Resistance training-induced gains in knee extensor strength are related to increased neural cell adhesion molecule expression in older adults with knee osteoarthritis Thomas B. Voigt, BA; Timothy W. Tourville, PhD, ATC; Michael J. Falcone, BA, ATC; James R. Slauterbeck, MD; Bruce D Beynnon, PhD; Michael j. Toth, PhD BMC Research Notes. Accepted for publication BMC research notes 2019
  2. Risk factors associated with a non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury to the contralateral knee after unilateral ACL injury in high school and college female athletes: Accepted for publication. Am J Sports Med. 2019
  3. MARS Group, et al. Relationship between sports participation after revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Aug,47(10):2394-2401. Doi: 10.1177/0363546519862279. Epub 2019 Jul 18. PMID: 31318611
  4. MARS Group, et al. Relationship between sports participation after revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and 2-year patient-reported outcome measures. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Jun 1. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31225999
  5. James R. Slauterbeck, MD; Pamela M. Vacek, PhD: Rebecca Choquette, ATC; Tessa Kettelkamp, ATC; Autumn Reilly, MD; Brandon Lenine, MD; Bruce D. Beynnon, PhD: Accuracy and Reliability of Examiners’ Observations of Pre-PracticeWarm-Up and FIFA 11+ Injury Prevention Program Exercises. UNMORJ. 2019-9:74-81

International and National Committees

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Traveling Fellow
  • American Orthopedic Society Sport Medicine, State Representative
  • Mentoring Committee, Orthopaedic Research Society – Chair
  • Vermont Delegate, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Mentoring Committee, Orthopaedic Research Society – Member
  • Women’s Health Issue Committee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Member
  • Women’s Health Issue Oversight Panel, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Member

Languages

  • English
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