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Christopher C. Dodson, M.D.

Christopher C. Dodson, M.D.
Specialties: Sports Medicine Surgeon

Dr. Dodson is a board certified Sports Medicine surgeon. He is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Thomas Jefferson University and specializes in sports related injuries of the shoulder, elbow and knee.

His clinical interests include shoulder instability, ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff tears, and elbow injuries in overhead athletes.  He serves as an assistant team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Flyers and as an orthopaedic consultant for the Los Angeles Dodgers and the  Pittsburgh Pirates

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  • Bensalem Rothman Institute

    3300 Tillman Drive
    2nd Floor
    Glenview Corporate Center
    Bensalem, PA 19020

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  • Rothman Institute Bryn Mawr

    825 Old Lancaster Road
    Suite 100, 140 and 200
    Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

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  • Center City Rothman Institute

    925 Chestnut Street
    5th Floor
    Rothman Institute at Jefferson
    Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Professional Profile

Education

B.A., Brown University
M.D., Brown University
Internship, General Surgery, New York Presbyterian Hospital
Orthopaedic Residency, Hospital For Special Surgery
Fellowship, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, Hospital for Special Surgery

Titles & Certifications

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College
Editorial Board, Brown Medicine
Reviewer, Hospital for Special Surgery Journal
Reviewer, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Reviewer, American Journal of Sports Medicine
Orthopaedic Consultant, Pittsburgh Pirates Baseball Team
Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery
Assistant Team Physician, Philadelphia Eagles

Professional Associations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Bryn Mawr Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Rothman Specialty Hospital
Riverview Surgery Center
Vincera Institute

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Publications

Christopher C. Dodson

 

  • Peer Reviewed
  • Evaluating Ulnar Collateral Ligament Instability of the Elbow using Dynamic Ultrasound Stress Testing 2011-2012 ($7,000) Research Support:  Medical Advisory Committee for Major League Baseball, New York, NY. Co-Principal Investigators-Michael G. Ciccotti, MD and Christopher C. Dodson, MD

 

  • Non-Peer Reviewed
  • Biomechanical Analysis Comparing the Modified Latarjet Procedure With a Subscapularis Tenodesis Technique 2008-2009 ($40,000)
  • Research Support: Institute for Sports Medicine Research, New York, NY. Principal Investigator-Christopher C. Dodson, MD

 

  • The Long Term Outcome of Recurrrent Defects After Rotator Cuff Repair 2007-2008 ($10,000)
  • Research Support: Institute for Sports Medicine Research, New York, NY. Principal Investigator-Christopher C. Dodson, MD
  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Elbow in Throwing Athletes 2004-2005 ($5,000) Research Support: Institute for Sports Medicine Research, New York, NY. Principal Investigator-Christopher C. Dodson, MD

 

  • PUBLICATIONS
  • Peer Reviewed

 

  • Escobar Syndrome associated with Thoracic Kyphoscoliosis, Lordoscoliosis, and Severe Restrictive Lung Disease
  • Dodson CC, Boachie-Adjei O
  • HSS Journal 2005; 1: 35-39.
  • The Two-Step Maneuver for Closed Reduction of Inferior Glenohumeral Dislocations (Luxation Erecta to Anterior Dislocation to Reduction)
  • Nho SJ, Dodson CC, Bardzik KF, Brophy RH, Domb BG, MacGillivray JD
  • J Orthop Trauma 2006; 20(5): 354-357.

 

  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Elbow in Throwing Athletes
  • Dodson CC, Thomas A, Dines JS, Nho SJ, Williams RJ, Altchek DW
  • Am J Sports Med 2006; 34: 1926-1932.
  • Biomechanical Fixation in Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Nho SJ, Hemang Y, Pensak M, Dodson CC, Good CR, MacGillivray JD
  • Arthroscopy 2007; 23(1): 94-102.

 

  • Long Term Follow Up of Surgically Treated Localized Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis of the Knee
  • Dines JS, DeBerardino T, Wells JL, Dodson CC, Shindle M,  DiCarlo E, Warren RF
  • Arthroscopy 2007;23(9): 930-937.
  • Arthroscopic Intratendinous Repair of the Delaminated Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tear in Overhead Athletes
  • Brockmeier SF, Dodson CC, Gamradt SC, Coleman SH, Altchek DW
  • Arthroscopy 2008; 24(8):961-5.

 

  • Arthroscopic Repair of Isolated Subscapularis Avulsion Injuries s in Adolescent Athletes
  • Heyworth B, Dodson CC, Altchek DW
  • Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine 2008; 18(5): 461-3.
  • Comparison of Conforming and Non-conforming Retrieved Glenoid Ccomponents
  • Nho SJ, Ala OL, Dodson CC, Figgie MP, Wright TM, Craig EV, Warren RF
  • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2008; 17(6) 914-920.

 

  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Dodson CC, Nho SJ, Williams RJ IIIrd, Altchek DW
  • J Amer Acad Orthop Surg 2008; 16(10): 574-85.
  • Shoulder Dislocation after Mobilization Procedures for Adhesive Capsulitis: A Reportof 3 Cases
  • Drakos MC, Green D, Dodson CC, Allen AA, and Warren RF
  • Orthopedics 2008; 31(12): 1229-33.

 

  • The Core and Hip in Soccer Athletes compared by gender
  • Brophy RH, Chialia TA, Maschi R, Dodson CC, Oh LS, Lyman S, Allen AA, Williiams RJ
  • Int J Sports Med., 2009 Sept; 30(9): 663-7.
  • SLAP lesions: An Update on Recognition and Treatment
  • Dodson CC and Altchek DW
  • J Orthop Sports Phys Therap 2009; 39(2): 72-80.

 

  • Arthroscopic Suture Anchor Repair for Lateral Patellar Instability
  • Dodson CC, Shindle MK, Dines JS, Altchek DW.
  • Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthosc., 2010 Feb; 18(2):143-6.
  • Long Term Outcome of Recurrent Defects after Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Dodson CC, Kitay A, Adler RA, Nguyen J, Verma NN, Cordasco FA, Altchek DW
  • American Journal Sports Medicine, 2010; 38(1): 35-39.

 

  • Propionibacterium Acnes Infection after Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Diagnostic Challenge
  • Dodson CC, Brause BD, Dines JS, Dines DM, Cordasco FA, Craig EV, Cordasco FA, Warren RF, Dicarlo E
  • J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2010; 19(2):303-7.
  • Complete Rotator Cuff Tendon Avulsion and Glenohumeral Joint Incarceration in a Young Patient: A Case Report
  • Dodson CC, Bedi A, Sahai A, Potter HG, Cordasco FA.
  • J Shoulder Elbow Sur, 2010; 19(2):e9-e12.

 

  • Symptomatic SLAP Tear and Paralabral Cyst in A Pediatric Athlete: A Case Report
  • Bedi A, Dodson CC, Altchek DW
  • J Bone Joint Surg Am 2010; 92(3): 721-725.
  • Arthoscopic Management of Patellar Instability
  • Dodson CC, Pandarinath R, Altchek DW
  • Oper Tech Sports Med 2010; 18(2):79-82.

 

  • Ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the elbow in professional football quarterbacks
  • Dodson CC, Slenker N, Cohen SB, Ciccotti MG, Deluca P
  • J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2010 Dec; 19(8):1276-80. Epub 2010 Jul 6.
  • Prospective evaluation of arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs at 5 years: part II – prognostic factors for clinical and radiographic outcomes
  • Gulotta LV, Nho SJ, Dodson CC, Adler RS, Altchek DW, Macgillivray JD; for the HSS Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Registry.
  • J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2011 Jun 28. [Epub ahead of print].

 

  • Tennis Injuries
  • Dines JS, Dodson CC, Altchek DW, Dines DM
  • J Amer Acad Orthop Surg, 2011 [in press].

 

  • Accuracy Of Intra-Articular Injections of the Glenohumeral Joint Through An Anterior Approach: Arthroscopic Correlation
    Kraeutler M, Cohen SB, Ciccotti MG, Dodson CC
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2011 [in press].
  • The docking technique for lateral ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction: Surgical technique and clinical outcomes
    Jones KJ, Dodson CC, Osbahr DC, Parisien R, Weiland AJ, Altchek DW, Allen AA
    J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2011 [in press].

 

  • Posteromedial Elbow Impingement: MRI Findings in Overhead Throwing Athletes and Results of Arthroscopic Treatment
    Cohen SB, Zoga A, Dodson CC, Ciccotti MG
    Arthroscopy 2011 [in press].
  • Non-Peer Reviewed

 

  • Lateral Patellectomy with Anterior Tibial Tubercle Elevation: Surgical Technique and Retrospective Review
  • Nho SJ, Dodson CC, Verma NN, Wickiewicz TL
  • Tech Knee Surg  2006; 5(1) 47-53.
  • Anterior Humeral Window for Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Dodson CC, Nho SJ, Cordasco F, Craig EV, Dines DM, Warren RF
  • Tech Shoulder and Elbow Surg 2006; 7(2): 111-115.

 

  • Management of Medial Collateral Ligament Tears in the Athlete
  • Dodson CC, Altchek DW
  • Oper Tech Sports Med 2006; 14(2): 75-80.
  • Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears in Throwing Athletes
  • Dodson CC, Brockmeier SF, Altchek DW
  • Oper Tech Sports Med 2007;15: 124-131.

 

  • Anterior Glenohumeral Joint Dislocations
  • Dodson CC and Cordasco FA
  • Orthop Clin North Am 2008; 39 (4):507-518.

 

  • Abstracts
  • Accuracy Of Intra-Articular Injections Of The Glenohumeral Joint Through An Anterior Approach: Arthroscopic Correlation
  • Kraeutler M, Cohen SB, Ciccotti MG, Dodson CC
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Kingsmill, VA, October 2011.

 

  • Biceps Tenotomy Versus Tenodesis: A Comprehensive Review Of Clinical Outcomes
  • Slenker N, Lawson K, Cohen SB, Dodson CC, Ciccotti MG
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Kingsmill, VA, October 2011.
  • Complete Triceps Tendon Ruptures Requiring Surgical Repair In Professional Football Players
  • Cohen SB, DeLuca P, Ciccotti MG, Dodson CC, Pepe M, Marchetto P
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Kingsmill, VA, October 2011.

 

  • Outcomes in Bilateral Extensor Mechanism Ruptures
  • Chang E, Dodson CC, Pepe M, Cohen SB
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Kingsmill, VA, October 2011.

 

  • Loss Of Reduction Following Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Reconstruction: A Meta-Analysis
  • Podium Presentation, 8th Biennial ISAKOS Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2011.
  • Accuracy Of Anterior Intra-Articular Injections Of The Glenohumeral Joint: Arthroscopic Evaluation
  • Poster Presentation, 8th Biennial ISAKOS Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2011.

 

  • Treatment Of Femoroacetabular Impingement In Athletes Using A Mini-Direct Anterior Approach
  • Podium Presentation, 8th Biennial ISAKOS Congress, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 2011.
  • Accuracy Of Anterior Intra-Articular Injections Of The Glenohumeral Joint: Arthroscopic Evaluation
  • E-Poster, AANA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2011.

 

  • The Outcome of Type II SLAP Repairs in Overhead Throwing Athletes: A Meta –Analysis
  • E-Poster, AANA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2011.
  • Treatment Of Femoroacetabular Impingement In Athletes Using A Mini-Direct Anterior Approach
  • Podium Presentation, AOSSM Specialty Day, San Diego, CA, February 2011.

 

  • Prospective Evaluation of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs: Functional Outcomes and Ultrasound Healing Rates at 5 Years
  • Podium Presentation, ASES Specialty Day, San Diego, CA, February 2011.
  • Prospective Evaluation of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs: Functional Outcomes and Ultrasound Healing Rates at 5 Years
  • Poster Presentation, AAOS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 2011.

 

  • Contribution of Osseous and Muscular Stabilizing Effects with the Latarjet Procedure for Anterior Instability
  • Podium Presentation, ASES Specialty Day, San Diego, CA, February 2011.
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Elbow in Professional Football Quarterbacks
  • Podium Presentation, AAOS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 2011.

 

  • Arthroscopic Capsular Plication for Atraumatic Shoulder Instability in Overhead Athletes: Mid Term Results
  • Podium Presentation, EOA Annual Meeting, Naples, FL, October 2010.
  • Comparing the Modified Latarjet Procedure With a Subscapularis Bankart Repair Technique in a Cadaveric Anterior Shoulder Instability Model
  • Podium Presentation, AOSSM Annual Meeting, Providence, RI, July 2010.

 

  • Comparing the Modified Latarjet Procedure With a Subscapularis Bankart Repair Technique in a Cadaveric Anterior Shoulder Instability Model
  • Podium Presentation, AAOS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2010.
  • Comparing the Modified Latarjet Procedure With a Subscapularis Bankart Repair Technique in a Cadaveric Anterior Shoulder Instability Model
  • Poster Presentation, ORS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, March 2010.

 

  • Long Term Outcome of Recurrent Defects after Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Podium Presentation, AOSSM Specialty Day, Las Vegas, NV, February 2009.
  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Elbow in Throwing Athletes
  • Podium Presentation, Open Meeting, ASES Specialty Day, San Diego, CA, February 2007.

 

  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Elbow in Throwing Athletes
  • Podium Presentation, Closed Meeting, ASES, Chicago, IL, September 2006.
  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Elbow in Throwing Athletes
  • Podium Presentation, Herodicus Society Meeting, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Hershey, PA, June 2006.

 

  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Elbow in Throwing Athletes
  • Podium Presentation, Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL, October 2006.
  • P. acnes Infection after Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Podium Presentation, AAOS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 2007.

 

  • Comparison of Conforming and Non-conforming Retrieved Glenoid Components
  • Paper Presentation, Orthopaedic Research Society, San Diego, CA, February 2007.
  • Comparison of Conforming and Non-conforming Retrieved Glenoid Components
  • Podium Presentation, Closed Meeting ASES, Chicago, IL, September 2006.

 

  • Gender based differences in hip and trunk strength and flexibility related to dynamic lower extremity alignment - a possible factor in ACL injury risk
  • Podium Presentation, 6th Annual OREF New York Metropolitan Area Resident Research Competition, New York, NY, May 2006 – 2nd place prize.
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Localized Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis: A Long-Term Follow Up
  • Podium Presentation, Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Chesapeake, MD, October 2005.

 

  • Return to Throwing after SLAP lesion Repair in Overhead Athletes
  • Podium Presentation, Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Puerto Rico, October 2004.
  • Presentations

 

  • ACL Reconstruction: What’s the Latest?
  • NovaCare Rehabilitation Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, July 2011.
  • Shoulder Instability in the Athlete
  • Rothman Institute/Philadelphia Eagles Sports Medicine Conference, Philadelphia, PA, May 2011.

 

  • PRP: Do we know what we are injecting?
  • Jefferson Orthopaedic Society, Philadelphia, PA, May 2011.
  • Loss of Reduction Following Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Repair: Systematic Review
  • Poster Presentation, Sigma Xi Student Research Day, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, April 2011.

 

  • Common Elbow Injuries
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr, PA, April 2011.
  • Common Elbow Injuries
  • NovaCare Rehabilitation, Philadelphia, PA, March 2011.

 

  • Elbow Injuries in Professional Baseball Players
  • Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Association, Annual Meeting, Clearwater, FL, March 2011.
  • Articular Cartilage Injury and Biomechanics
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, February 2011.

 

  • Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in Baseball Players
  • Rothman Institute/Philadelphia Phillies Sports Medicine Conference, Philadelphia, PA, February 2011.
  • Medial Elbow Injuries in Throwing Athletes
  • Pitching Survival Guide, Kinetic Physical Therapy, Exton, PA, January 2011.

 

  • Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Grand Rounds, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, December 2010.
  • Shoulder Instability: An Overview
  • Resident Conference, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, October 2010.

 

  • Mensicus Injuries: Excise or Repair?
  • Resident Conference,  Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, September 2010.
  • Knee Anatomy: Cadaveric Approach
  • Resident Conference, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, August 2010.

 

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Research: What’s New?
  • Visiting AOA/ABC Traveling fellows, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA July 2010.
  • UCL Reconstruction of the Elbow: Tips and Pearls
  • Evidence Based Orthopaedics, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, April 2010.

 

  • Controversies in Orthopaedics-ACL Reconstruction: Transtibial versus Medial Portal Reaming
  • Jefferson Orthopaedic Society, Philadelphia, PA, April 2010.
  • Elbow Arthroscopy and UCL reconstruction in the Baseball Player
  • Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Meeting, Tampa, Fl, March 2010.

 

  • Rotator Cuff Tears: Is this Causing My Shoulder Pain?
  • Excel Physical Therapy, Bensalem, PA, January 2010.

 

  • Book Chapters

 

  • Traumatic Shoulder Muscle Ruptures In: Clinical Sports Medicine
  • Dodson CC, Williams RJ IIIrd
  • pp 299-306. Edited by Johnson DL and Mair SD, Elsevier, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2006.

 

  • Is There a Role for Arthroscopy in the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis? In: Evidence-Based Orthopaedics: The Best Answers to Clinical Questions
  • Dodson CC, Marx RG.
  • pp 630-634. Edited by James G. Wright. Saunders. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2008.

 

  • Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Primary OA-Technique and Results In:
  • Arthroscopy and Arthoplasty: The Shoulder
  • Dodson CC, Dines DM, Williams GR
  • pp 78-90. Edited by Dines DM, Laurencin CT, Williams GR, Elsevier, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 2009.

 

  • Elbow Arthroscopy: Setup and Diagnostic Arthroscopy and Removal of Loose Bodies In: Operative Techniques: Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Dodson CC, Altchek DW
  • pp 303-314. Edited by Reider B, Terry MA, Provencher MT, Elsevier, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 2010.

 

  • Arthroscopy in the Throwing Athlete: Indications and Techniques
  • Dodson CC, Altchek DW
  • AANA Advanced Arthroscopy of the Elbow and Wrist
  • pp 101-113. Edited by Savoie F, Field LD, Elsevier, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, 2010.

 

  • Mini incision Medial Collateral Ligament Reconstruction of the Elbow In: Techniques in MIS Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Dodson CC, Thornton SJ, Altchek DW
  • Springer
  • In press, 2010.

 

  • LCL/PLC Reconstruction of the Knee
  • Dodson CC, Parisien R, Rodeo SA
  • Master Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery: Sports Medicine
  • pp 457-464. Edited by Fu F, Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011.

 

  • PCL Injuries: Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Dodson CC and Wickiewicz TL
  • Atlas of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • In press, 2011.

 

  • Operative Treatment of the Unstable Shoulder with Glenoid Bone Loss
  • Dodson CC, Warren RF
  • Operative Techniques: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Elsevier
  • In press, 2011.

 

  • Elbow Instability: Arthroscopic Management Options and Medial Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Dodson CC, Altchek DW
  • Operative Arthroscopy
  • Lippincott
  • In Press, 2011.

 

  • SLAP tears
  • Dodson CC, Altchek DW
  • Sports Medicine of Baseball
  • Lippincott
  • In preparation, 2011.

 

  • Anterior Glenohumeral Instability Associated with Glenoid or Humeral Bone Deficiency: The Latarjet Procedure
  • Jones KJ, Dodson CC, Warren RF
  • Operative Techniques: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • pp 249-260. Edited by Lee DH and Neviaser RJ, Elsevier, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2011.

 

  • Common Shoulder Injuries Associated With Tennis and Baseball
  • Dodson CC and Altchek DW
  • Disorders of the Shoulder, 3rd Edition
  • Williams GR, Iannotti J, Zuckerman J

 

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