John J. Christoforetti, M.D.


John J. Christoforetti, M.D

Orthopaedic Surgeon

Sports Medicine & Hip Arthroscopy Specialist

Current Projects

Ongoing Research Projects

Comprehensive investigations of stability of the human hip joint.
Mosier B, Maynard L, Menon P. Collaborating investigators.
IRB Pending.

Outcomes data collection for hip arthroscopy and shoulder surgical care. Maynard L. Collaborating investigator.
IRB Pending

MRI and Arthroscopy Correlation Textbook: Hip Section Editor
Gerhardt M, Philippon MJ, Busconi B, Domb BG, Zoric B, Palmer M collaborating authors.

Biomechanical characteristics of operative repair techniques in hip arthroscopy.
Miller M collaborating investigator.

Biceps Tendodesis versus Tenotomy in the setting of rotator cuff repair.
MacDonald P, principal investigator, Canadian Health System.
IRB pending.

Radiation safety and hip arthroscopy.
Giordano B, SUNY Rochester collaborating investigator.
IRB pending.

Low-risk hip arthroscopy: Complication rate in first 100 surgical cases.
Abstract pending submission. IRB Approved.

Laser Doppler Flowmetry analysis of the effects of double row fixation on rotator cuff blood flow during arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

Accepted for Publication Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2011

Accepted for presentation at 2010 International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Presented at the 2008 Closed Meeting of American Shoulder and Elbow Society

Presented at 2009 Open Meeting, American Shoulder and Elbow Society

Grant Awarded 2006, Orthopaedic Research Foundation of the Carolinas.

The Thrower’s Hip: Physical examination findings and prevalence of femoral head asphericity in professional baseball pitchers.

Honored with Aircast Award for Clinical Research 2008!

Accepted for presentation at the July 2008 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Prevalence of glenohumeral internal rotation deficit and humeral retroversion in asymptomatic professional baseball pitchers.

Abstract pending submission.

CO-Authored Research Projects

Synovial Chondromatosis. E-publication.

Riccio AI, Christoforetti JJ, Annunziata CA. Pigmented villonodular synovitis of the pes anserine bursa: A case report and review of the literature. Journal of Knee Surgery 2007.

Christoforetti JJ, Carroll RM. The Thrower’s Shoulder. Current Opinions in Orthopaedics. April 2005.

Results of first metatarsophalangeal fusion using the Accu-Med precontoured plate. Presented at the 2005 Southern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. Winner Resident Research Award Preseted at the 2005 American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Meeting CoAuthors: Paul S Cooper, MD, Matthew Hawkins, MD, Rachelle Bariminany BS

A model for embryonic tendon wound healing in ovo.
Poster presentation at the 2005 Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society Faculty Advisor: Rocky Tuan, Ph.D., National Institute of Health, NIAMS Branch.

Results of ingrowth total hip arthroplasty for avascular necrosis in an HIV positive patient group: A retrospective review

Presented at 2006 Washington Orthopaedic Society Meeting
CoAuthors: Brian G Evans, MD, Gayle Phadungchai, MD

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Recent Academic Lectures

Newport Beach Hip Symposium: Faculty

Hip Arthroscopy: Indications and Patient Selection
Chicago Hip Symposium 2011

Rotator Cuff Footprint Analysis / Clinical Evidence for PRP Therapy / Arthroscopic Biceps Tenodesis Technique Presentation
Hawkins Society 2010

Stress Fractures for the Team Physician
UPMC Primary Sports Fellowship Lecture 2008, 2009

Hip Instability/ Indications for Hip Arthroscopy/ Live Surgical Demonstration
Arthrex National Hip Symposium 2010

Live Cadaver Dissection: Elbow
Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Sports Medicine Symposium
June 9, 2007

Internal Impingement
Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas Athletic Trainer’s Lecture Series
February 21, 2007

Femoroacetabular Impingement
Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas AOSSM Education Curriculum
March 25, 2007

Meniscal Injuries
Steadman-Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas AOSSM Education Curriculum
September 6, 12 2006
Acromioclavicular Joint Separations
Georgetown University Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
February 7, 2005.
A Model for Embryonic Tendon Injury in White Leghorn Chickens
Division of Cartilage and Tendon Biology Lecture Series National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland
February 25, 2004

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip
Georgetown University Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds
February 24, 2004
Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficiency
National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Memorial Lecture Series National Institutes of Health Bethesda, Maryland
December 19, 2003

  • Fellow

    Hawkins Foundation
  • Member

    International Society Hip Arthoscopy
  • Master Instructor, Hip Arthroscopy

  • Member

  • American Hip Institue
  • Consultant

  • Reviewer

  • Reviewer

    American journal Sports Medicine
  • Consultant

    The Notre Dame
  • Assistant Professor

    Drexel University
  • Consultant

    Pittsburgh riverhounds