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Gerald R. Williams, Jr., M.D.

Gerald R. Williams, Jr., M.D.
Specialties: Shoulder & Elbow Surgeon

Dr. Williams is a board certified shoulder specialist and Director of the Shoulder and Elbow Center at Rothman Institute. His areas of expertise include shoulder replacement, shoulder arthroscopy, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder dislocations, among other areas.

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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

M.D., Temple University
Fellowship, Shoulder Reconstruction, University of Texas in San Antonio

Titles & Certifications

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College
Director of the Shoulder and Elbow Center, Rothman Institute
Chair-CME courses Committee, Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
President, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 2009-2010
Former President, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
Recertification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2001
Former President, Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society
Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow (SECEC/ESSSE)(Corresponding Member - 1997 - present)
International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology (SICOT) - member (2005-present)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (1990-present) Candidate Member (1990-94); Active Member (1994-present); CME Course Committee (2004-2008); Chair (2009-2013); Committee on Shoulder and Elbow (1999); Board of Directors (2002-04); CME Courses Committee (2005-2008); Chair - CME courses Committee (2009-2013)
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (1997-present) Associate Member (1997 – 1999); Active member (1999- present); Closed meeting Program Co-Chairman (1999); European Exchange Fellowship Committee (1998-2001); Chairman (2001); Executive Committee (1999-2000); Nominating Committee (1999-2000); Closed Meeting Program Committee (2003-04); Open Meeting Program Committee (2003-04); Nominating Committee (2003-2004); Ex-Officio – Exchange Fellowship Committee (2004-2005); Secretary/Treasurer (2005-2008); President Elect/first Vice-President (2008-09)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (2002-present)
Orthopaedic Research Society (1997-present)
College of Physicians of Philadelphia (1991-present)
Eastern Orthopaedic Association (1990 – present) Associate Member (1990-95); Active member (1996-present)
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (1990 - present) Program Chairman (1995); Audit Committee (1996); Director at Large (1997); Board of Directors (2007- present); First Vice President (2008); President (2009)
Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society (1990-present) Director At Large (1993-94); Program Chairman (1995-96); Membership Chairman (1996-97); Director at Large (1998-99); Treasurer (1999-2000); Vice-President (2000-01); President-elect (2001-02); President (2002-03)
Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society (1990-present) Director At Large (1993-94); Program Chairman (1995-96); Membership Chairman (1996-97); Director at Large (1998-99); Treasurer (1999-2000); Vice-President (2000-01); President-elect (2001-02); President (2002-03)
Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (1992 - present)
Twentieth Century Association (2000 - present)

Hospital Affiliations

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Methodist Hospital
Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children
Riverview Surgery Center

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Publications

Editorial Positions

  • Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery Consultant Reviewer, Shoulder and Elbow
  • American Journal of Sports Medicine Consultant Reviewer, Shoulder and Elbow
  • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research Consultant Reviewer, Shoulder and Elbow
  • Seminars in Arthroplasty, Co-Editor in Chief
  • Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery Editorial Board
  • Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery Guest Editor: Management of Rotator Cuff Disease
  • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery-- reviewer
  • Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Editorial Board
  • Seminars in Arthroplasty Guest Editor: Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Editor-Review Articles

Bibliography Research Publications, peer reviewed (print or other media):

  • Williams GR, Nguyen VD and Rockwood CA: Classification and Radiographic Analysis of Acromioclavicular Dislocations. Appl. Radiol February 1989.
  • Nguyen VD, Williams GR and Rockwood CA: Radiologic Evaluation of Acromioclavicular Dislocations. Crit. Rev. Diagn. Imaging 1989.
  • Williams GR and DeLee JC: Extra-Capsular Fractures of the Proximal Femur. Curr. Orthop Vol. 4(3), July 1990.
  • Rockwood CA and Williams GR: Four-Part Fracture of the Proximal Humerus: Management with Hemiarthroplasty. Orthopaedic Consultation 1992.
  • Haygood TM, Langlote CP, Kneeland JB, Iannotti JP, Williams GR, Dalinka MK: Categorization of Acromial Shape. Interreader Variability with MR Imaging and conventional Radiography. AJR Vol. 162: 1377-1382, 1994.
  • Iannotti JP, Williams GR, Patel NJ: Recent Advances in Shoulder Disorders & Shoulder Surgery. Surgery Annual, Vol. 26: 227-250, 1994.
  • Lazarus M, Chansky H, Williams GR, Misra S, and Iannotti JP: Open and Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression. JSES Vol. (3): 1-11, 1994.
  • Rockwood CA, Williams GR, Burkhead WZ: Debridement of Degenerative, Irreparable Lesions of the Rotator Cuff. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume 77(6): 857-66, Jun 1995.
  • Kitay GS, Iannotti JP, Williams GR, Haygood T, Kneeland BJ, Berlin J.: Roentgenographic Assessment of Acromial Morphologic Condition in Rotator Cuff Impingement Syndrome. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 4(6): 441-8, Nov-Dec 1995.
  • Rovinsky D, Williams GR, Iannotti JP, Ragsdale BD: Autoimmune Arthritis Caused by Candida Septic Arthritis. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 4(6): 472-6, Nov-Dec 1995.
  • Burkhead WZ, Burkhart SS, Gerber C, Harryman DT, Morrison DS, Uhthoff HK, Williams GR: The Rotator Cuff: Debridement versus Repair. Part I. Contemporary Orthopaedics 31 Vol. 4: 262-272, 1995.
  • Burkhead WZ, Burkhart SS, Gerber C, Harryman DT II, Morrison DS, Uhthoff HK, Williams GR: The Rotator Cuff: Debridement Versus Repair. Part II. Contemporary Orthopaedics 31 Vol. 4: 313-326, 1995.
  • Iannotti JP, Williams GR,and Lisser SL: Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Factors Influencing Prosthetic Sizing. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics Vol. 4: 198-202, 1995.
  • Williams GR and Iannotti JP: Total Shoulder Arthroplasty - Surgical Techniques. Techniques in Orthopaedics 1995.
  • Leggin BG, Neuman RM, Iannotti JP, Williams GR, Thompson EC: Intrarater andInterrater Reliability of Three Isometric Dynamometers in Assessing ShoulderStrength. [erratum appears in J Shoulder Elbow Surg 1996 May-Jun;5(3):248] Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 5(1): 18-24, Jan-Feb 1996.
  • Bernstein J, Adler LM, Blank JE, Dalsey RM., Williams GR, Iannotti JP: Evaluation of the Neer System of Classification of Proximal Humeral Fractures with Computerized Tomographic Scans and Plain Radiographs. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume 78(9): 1371-5, Sep 1996.
  • Williams GR, Rockwood CA: Hemiarthroplasty in Rotator Cuff-Deficient Shoulders. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 5(5): 362-7, Sep-Oct 1996.
  • Iannotti JP, Bernot MP, Kuhlman JR, Kelley MJ, Williams GR: Postoperative Asessment of Shoulder Function: A Prospective Study of Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 5(6): 449-57, Nov-Dec 1996.
  • Karduna AR, Williams GR, Williams JL, Iannotti JP: Kinematics of the Glenohumeral Joint: Influences of Muscle Forces, Ligamentous Constraints, and Articular Geometry. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 14(6): 986-93, Nov 1996.
  • Naranja RJ, Monaghan BA, Okereke E, Williams GR: Open Medial Subtalar Dislocation Associated with Fracture of the Posterior Process of the Talus. [see comments]. [Review] [5 refs] Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 10(2): 142-4, 1996.
  • Williams GR, Iannotti JP, Rosenthal A, Kneeland JB Dalinka M, and Schwaam H: MRI of the Rotator Cuff and Glenoid Labrum. Anatomic and Histologic Correlation. Clin. Orthop Vol. 330: 66-74, 1996.
  • Groh GI, Williams GR, Jarman RN, Rockwood CA.: Treatment of Complications of Shoulder Arthrodesis. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume 79(6): 881-7, Jun 1997.
  • Karduna AR, Williams GR, Williams JL, Iannotti JP: Glenohumeral Joint Translations Before and After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. A Study in Cadavera. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume 79(8): 1166-74, Aug 1997.
  • Sher JS, Iannotti JP, Warner JJ, Groff Y, Williams GR: Surgical Treatment of Postoperative Deltoid Origin Disruption. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research Vol. (343): 93-8, Oct 1997.
  • Karduna AR, Williams GR, Williams JL, Iannotti JP: Joint Stability after Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in a Cadaver Model. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 6(6): 506-11, Nov-Dec 1997.
  • Ono K, Williams GR, Clem M, Hwa JL, Wirth MA, Aufdemorte TB, Groh GI, Rockwood CA: Repair of Soft Tissue to Bone using a Biodegradable Suture Anchor. Orthopedics (Thorofare, NJ) 20(11): 1051-5, Nov 1997.
  • Iannotti JP, Williams GR, and Karduna AR: Factors Affecting the Design of Shoulder Prosthetics. Seminars in Arthroplasty Vol 8(4): 260-267, 1997.
  • Williams GR, Copley LA, Iannotti JP, and Lisser SP: Proximal Humeral Fracture: A Biomechanical Investigation of Fixation Techniques. J. Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Vol. 6(5): 423-428, 1997.
  • Williams GR: Painful Shoulder Following Surgery for Rotator Cuff Disease. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Vol. 5(2): 97-108, 1997.
  • Karduna AR, Williams GR., Iannotti JP, Williams JL: Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Biomechanics: a Study of the Forces and Strains at the Glenoid Component. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering 120(1): 92-9, Feb 1998.
  • Rhoad RC, Klimkiewicz JJ, Williams GR, Kesmodel SB, Udupa JK, Kneeland JB, Iannotti JP: A New In Vivo Technique for Three-Dimensional Shoulder Kinematics Analysis. Skeletal Radiology 27(2): 92-7, Feb 1998.
  • Blazar PE, Iannotti JP, Williams GR: Anteroposterior Instability of the Distal Clavicle after Distal Clavicle Resection. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research Vol. (348): 114-20, Mar 1998.
  • Gupta R, Sher J, Williams GR, Iannotti JP: Non-Union of the Scapular Body. A Case Report. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume 80(3): 428-30, Mar 1998.
  • Cohen RB, Williams GR: Impingement Syndrome and Rotator Cuff Disease as Repetitive Motion Disorders. [Review] [48 refs] Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research Vol. (351): 95-101, Jun 1998.
  • Blazar PE, Williams GR, Iannotti JP: Spontaneous Detachment of the Deltoid Muscle Origin. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 7(4): 389-92, Jul-Aug 1998.
  • Campbell JT, Moore RS, Iannotti JP, Norris TR, Williams GR: Periprosthetic Humeral Fractures: Mechanisms of Fracture and Treatment Options. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 7(4): 406-13, Jul-Aug 1998.
  • Iannotti JP, Williams GR: Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Factors Influencing Prosthetic Design. [Review] [29 refs] Orthopedic Clinics of North America 29(3): 377-91, July 1998.
  • Freedman KB, Williams GR, Iannotti JP: Impingement Syndrome Following Total Shoulder Arthroplasty and Humeral Hemiarthroplasty: Treatment with Arthroscopic Acromioplasty. Arthroscopy 14(7): 665-70, Oct 1998.
  • Beredjiklian P, Iannotti JP, Norris T, Williams GR: Surgical Management of Malunions of the Proximal Humerus. J. Bone Joint Surgery Vol. 80: 1484-1497, 1998.
  • Cameron B and Williams GR: Controversies in Total Arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopaedics, India No. 13, 113-138, 1998.
  • Griggs S, Williams GR, and Iannotti JP: Surgical Management of Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears. Operative Techniques in Ortho Vol. 8(4): 205-217, 1998.
  • Wong KL and Williams GR: Proximal Humerus Fractures: Diagnosis and Management University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal Vol. 11: 1-11, 1998.
  • Williams GR, Shakil M, Klimkiewicz J, Iannotti JP: Anatomy of the Scapulothoracic Articulation. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research Vol. (359): 237-46, 1999
  • Klimkiewicz JJ, Williams GR, Sher JS, Karduna A, Des Jardins J, Iannotti JP: The Acromioclavicular Capsule as a Restraint to Posterior Translation of the Clavicle: a Biomechanical Analysis. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 8(2): 119-24, Mar-Apr 1999.
  • Nofsinger CC, Williams GR, Iannotti JP: Calcific Tendinitis of the Trapezius Insertion. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 8(2): 162-4, Mar-Apr 1999.
  • Wong KL and Williams GR: Percutaneous and Minimally Invasive Treatment of Proximal Humerus Fractures. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review Vol. 7: 134-144, 1999.
  • Jensen KL,Williams GR, Russell IJ, and Rockwood CA:Current Concepts Review - Rotator Cuff Tear ArthropathyJ. Bone Joint Surg. Am. 81(9): 1312 - 24. September 1, 1999.
  • Yeh GL, Williams GR: Conservative Management of Sternoclavicular Injuries. [Review] [48 refs] Orthopedic Clinics of North America 31(2): 189-203, Apr 2000.
  • Litts CS, Hennigan SP, Williams GR: Medial and Lateral Pectoral Nerve Injury Resulting in Recurrent Scapular Winging after Pectoralis Major Transfer: A Case Report. Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 9(4): 347-9, Jul-Aug 2000.
  • Williams GR and Iannotti JP: Anatomy & Biomechanics of the Glenohumeral Joint Related to Shoulder Arthroplasty. Seminars in Arthroplasty Vol. 11(1): 2-15, 2000.
  • Williams GR and Kelley MJ: Management of Rotator Cuff and Impingement Injuries in the Athlete. Journal of Athletic Training 35(3): 300-315, 2000.
  • Williams GR and Wong KL: Two-part and Three-part Fractures: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Versus Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pinning. Orthop. Clin North America Vol. 31(1): 1-22, 2000.
  • Williams GR, Koffler K, Pepe M, Wong K, Chang B, and RamseyM: Rotation of the Clavicular Portion of the Pectoralis Major for Soft-Tissue Coverage of the Clavicle. An Anatomical Study and Case Report. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, AM. 82-A(12):1736-42, December 2000.
  • Antonio J, Tae SK, Williams GR, Bird S, Ramsey ML and Iannotti JP: Suprascapular Neuropathy: Variability in the Diagnosis, Treatment and Outcome. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research No. 386, 131-138, 2001.
  • Williams GR, Naranja J, Klimkiewicz J, Karduna A, Iannotti JP, Ramsey ML. The Floating Shoulder: A Biomechanical Basis for Classification and Management. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American Volume, 83-A(8): 1182-7, 2001.
  • Williams GR, Wong KL, Pepe MD, Tan V, Silverberg D, Ramsey ML, Karduna A, Iannotti JP. The Effect of Articular Malposition after Total Shoulder Arthroplasty on Glenohumeral Translations, Range of Motion and Subacromial Impingement. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 10(5):309-409, 2001.
  • Holloway GB, Schenk T, Williams GR, Ramsey ML, Iannotti JP. Arthroscopic Capsular Release for the Treatment of Refractory Postoperative or Post-Fracture Shoulder Stiffness. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American Volume, 83-A(11):1682-7, 2001.
  • Wong KL and Williams GR: Complications of Thermal Capsulorrphaphy of the Shoulder. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American Volume, Supplement 2, Part 2, Volume 83-A:151-155, 2001.
  • Cameron B, Galatz L and Williams GR: Factors Affecting the Outcome of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. The American Journal of Orthopedics, Volume 30, No. 8:613-623, 2001
  • Cameron BD, Galatz LM, Ramsey ML, Williams GR and Iannotti JP: Non-prosthetic Management of Grade IV Osteochondral Lesions of the Glenohumeral Joint. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Volume 11, Number 1:25-32. 2002
  • Bigliani, L. U.; Brems, J. J.; Seitz, W. H., Jr.; Warren, R. F.; and Williams, G. R., Jr.: Case challenges in shoulder surgery: what would you do? J Arthroplasty, 17(4 Suppl 1): 41-4, 2002.
  • Iannotti, J. P.; Antoniou, J.; Williams, G. R.; and Ramsey, M. L.: Iliotibial band reconstruction for treatment of glenohumeral instability associated with irreparable capsular deficiency. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 11(6): 618-23, 2002.
  • Tan, V.; Moore, R. S., Jr.; Omarini, L.; Kneeland, J. B.; Williams, G. R., Jr.; and Iannotti, J. P.: Magnetic resonance imaging analysis of coracoid morphology and its relation to rotator cuff tears. Am J Orthop, 31(6): 329-33, 2002.
  • Thomopoulos, S.; Hattersley, G.; Rosen, V.; Mertens, M.; Galatz, L.; Williams, G. R.; and Soslowsky, L. J.: The localized expression of extracellular matrix components in healing tendon insertion sites: an in situ hybridization study. J Orthop Res, 20(3): 454-63, 2002.
  • Williams, G. R., Jr., and Iannotti, J. P.: Management of periprosthetic fractures: the shoulder. J Arthroplasty, 17(4 Suppl 1): 14-6, 2002
  • Antoniou, J.; Tsai, A.; Baker, D.; Schumacher, R.; Williams, G. R.; and Iannotti, J. P.: Milwaukee shoulder: correlating possible etiologic variables. Clin Orthop, (407): 79-85, 2003.
  • Thomopoulos S, Williams GR, and Soslowsky LJ: Tendon to bone healing: differences in biomechanical, structural, and compositional properties due to a range of activity levels. Transactions of the ASME (125): 106-113, 2003.
  • Thomopoulos S. Williams GR. Soslowsky LJ. Tendon to bone healing: differences in biomechanical, structural, and compositional properties due to a range of activity levels. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 125(1):106-13, 2003.
  • Thomopoulos S, Williams GR, Gimbel JA, Favata M, Soslowsky LJ. Variation of biomechanical, structural and compositional properties along the tendon to bone insertion site. Journal of Orthopaedic Research. 21(3):413-9, 2003.
  • Williams GR and Hassan A: Surgical management of failed anterior instability surgery. Operative Techniques in Orthopeadics 13(4): 242-252, 2003.
  • 71. Leggin BG, Shaffer MA, Neuman RM, Williams GR and Iannotti JP:  Relationship of Penn Shoulder Score with Measures of Range of Motion and Strength in Patients with Shoulder Disorders: A Preliminary Report.The University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic  Journal. 16:39-44, 2003.
  • Garretson RB 3rd, Williams GR Jr: Clinical Evaluation of Injuries to the Acromioclavicular and Sternoclavicular Joints. Clinical Sports Medicine 22(2):239-54, April 2004.
  • Iannotti JP, Ramsey ML, Williams GR, Warner JJ: Nonsprosthetic Management of Proximal Humeral Fractures. Instructional Course Lect.  53:403-16, 2004.
  • Iannotti JP, Ramsey ML, Williams GR, Warner JJ: Nonsprosthetic Management of Proximal Humeral Fractures. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Volume85A,(8) pp:1578-1593, August 2003.
  • Galatz LM, Williams GR, Fenlin JM, Ramsey ML, Iannotti JP: Outcome of Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Surgical Neck Nonunions of the Humerus. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 18(2):63-7, Feb. 2004
  • Gimbel JA, Van Kleunen JP, Mehta S, Perry SM, Williams GR, Soslowsky LJ: Supraspinatus Tendon Organizational and Mechanical Properties in a Chronic Rotator Cuff Tear Animal Model. Journal of Biomechanics, 37(5):739-49, 2004.
  • Barton ER, Gimbel JA, Williams GR, Soslowsky LJ: Rat Supraspinatus Muscle Atrophy after Tendon Detachment. The Journal of OrthopaedicResearch. 23(2):259-265, 2005.
  • Gimbel JA, Mehta S, Van Kleunen JP, Williams GR, Soslowsky LJ: The Tension Required at Repair to Reappose the Supraspinatus Tendon to Bone Rapidly Increases Following Injury. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 426:258-65. 2004.
  • Gimbel, J. A.; Van Kleunen, J. P.; Lake, S. P.; Williams, G. R.; and Soslowsky, L. J.: The role of repair tension on tendon to bone healing in an animal model of chronic rotator cuff tears. J Biomech, 2006.
  • Yokota A, Gimbel JA, Williams GR, Soslowsky LJ: Supraspinatus Tendon Composition Remains Altered Long After Tendon Detachment. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Vol. 14, No.5, pp72S-78S, January/February 2005.
  • McClure PW, Bialker J, Neff N, Williams GR, Karduna A: Shoulder Function and 3-Dimensional Kinematics in People with Shoulder Impingement Syndrome before and after a 6-Week Exercise Program. Physical Therapy 84(9):832-848, September 2004
  • Williams GR, Rockwood CA, Bigliani LU, Iannotti JP and Stanwood W: Rotator Cuff Tears: Why Do We Repair Them?. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American). 86:2764-2776, 2004.
  • Williams GR, Abboud JA: Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Glenoid Component Design. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 14 (1 Suppl):S122-8, Jan-Feb 2005.
  • Getz CL, Ramsey ML, Glaser DL and Williams GR: Arthroscopic Decompression of Spinoglenoid Cysts. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 6(1)36-42, 2005.
  • Esmail AN, Getz CL, Schwartz DM, Wierzbowski L and Williams GR: Axillary Nerve Monitoring during Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization. The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. Vol. 21, No. 6, 665-671, June 2005.
  • Williams GR, Fenlin JM: Open versus Arthroscopi Rotator Cuff Repair, Point-Counterpoint. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal Vol. 17, pp51-53, 2004-2005.
  • Wong KL, Getz CL, Yeh GL, Ramsey ML, Iannotti JP and Williams GR. Treatment of Glenohumeral Subluxation using Electrothermal
  • Capsulorrhaphy. The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.
  • Vol 21, No.8, pp985-991, August, 2005.
  • Sennett BJ and Williams GR:Thermal Capsulorrhaphy in Shoulder Instability. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review. Volume 13, No. 4, December, 2005
  • Sauerbrey AM, Getz CL, Piancastelli M, Iannotti JP, Ramsey ML and Williams GR: Arthroscopic Versus Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair: A Compression of Clinical Outcomes. The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. Volume 21, No. 12, pp1415-1420, December, 2005
  • Iannotti , J.; Spencer, E. E., Jr.; Winter, U.; Deffenbaugh, D.; and Williams, G. R.: Prosthetic positioning in total shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 14: 111S-121S, 2005.
  • Yokota, A.; Gimbel, J. A.; Williams, G. R.; and Soslowsky, L. J.: Supraspinatus tendon composition remains altered long after tendon detachment. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 14(1 Suppl): S72-8, 2005.
  • DeFranco MJ, Brems JJ, Williams GR and Iannotti JP: Evaluation and Management of Valgus Impacted Four-Part Proximal Humerus Fractures. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. Volume 442, pp 109-114, January 2006.
  • Iannotti, J. P.; Hennigan, S.; Herzog, R.; Kella, S.; Kelley, M.; Leggin, B.; and Williams, G. R.: Latissimus dorsi tendon transfer for irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears. Factors affecting outcome. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 88(2): 342-8, 2006.
  • Abboud, J. A.; Silverberg, D.; Glaser, D. L.; Ramsey, M. L.; and Williams, G. R.: Arthroscopy effectively treats ganglion cysts of the shoulder. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 444: 129-33, 2006.
  • Abboud, J. A.; Silverberg, D.; Pepe, M.; Beredjiklian, P. K.; Iannotti, J. P.; Williams, G. R.; and Ramsey, M. L.: Surgical treatment of os acromiale with and without associated rotator cuff tears. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 15(3): 265-70, 2006.
  • Tjoumakaris, F. P.; Abboud, J. A.; Hasan, S. A.; Ramsey, M. L.; and Williams, G. R.: Arthroscopic and open Bankart repairs provide similar outcomes. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 446: 227-32, 2006.
  • Deutsch, A.; Ramsey, M. L.; and Williams, G. R.: Loss of passive external rotation at 90 degrees abduction is predictive of a medially healed Bankart lesion. Arthroscopy, 22(7): 710-5, 2006.
  • Gimbel, J. A.; Van Kleunen, J. P.; Lake, S. P.; Williams, G. R.; and Soslowsky, L. J.: The role of repair tension on tendon to bone healing in an animal model of chronic rotator cuff tears. J Biomech, 40(3): 561-8, 2007.
  • Keener, J. D.; Parsons, B. O.; Flatow, E. L.; Rogers, K.; Williams, G. R.; and Galatz, L. M.: Outcomes after percutaneous reduction and fixation of proximal humeral fractures. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 16(3): 330-8, 2007.
  • Leggin, B. G.; Michener, L. A.; Shaffer, M. A.; Brenneman, S. K.; Iannotti, J. P.; and Williams, G. R., Jr.: The Penn shoulder score: reliability and validity. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 36(3): 138-51, 2006.
  • Pedowitz, D. I.; Gibson, B.; Williams, G. R.; and Kozin, S. H.: Arthroscopic treatment of posterior glenohumeral joint subluxation resulting from brachial plexus birth palsy. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 16(1): 6-13, 2007.
  • Codsi, M. J.; Hennigan, S.; Herzog, R.; Kella, S.; Kelley, M.; Leggin, B.; Williams, G. R.; and Iannotti, J. P.: Latissimus dorsi tendon transfer for irreparable posterosuperior rotator cuff tears. Surgical technique. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 89 Suppl 2: 1-9, 2007.
  • Gimbel, J. A.; Van Kleunen, J. P.; Williams, G. R.; Thomopoulos, S.; and Soslowsky, L. J.: Long durations of immobilization in the rat result in enhanced mechanical properties of the healing supraspinatus tendon insertion site. J Biomech Eng, 129(3): 400-4, 2007.
  • Nagda, S. H.; Rogers, K. J.; Sestokas, A. K.; Getz, C. L.; Ramsey, M. L.; Glaser, D. L.; and Williams, G. R., Jr.: Neer Award 2005: Peripheral nerve function during shoulder arthroplasty using intraoperative nerve monitoring. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 16(3 Suppl): S2-8, 2007.
  • Williams GR, Flatow EL, Abboud JA, and Galatz LM: Percutaneous fixation of proximal humerus fractures—Round Table discussion. Orthopaedics Today, 27: 54-56, May 2007
  • Garberina, M. J., and Williams, G. R., Jr.: Polyethylene dissociation after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: The use of diagnostic arthroscopy. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 2007.
  • Deutsch, A.; Abboud, J. A.; Kelly, J.; Mody, M.; Norris, T.; Ramsey, M. L.; Iannotti, J. P.; and Williams, G. R.: Clinical results of revision shoulder arthroplasty for glenoid component loosening. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 16(6): 706-16, 2007.
  • Sarver, J. J.; Peltz, C. D.; Dourte, L.; Reddy, S.; Williams, G. R.; and Soslowsky, L. J.: After rotator cuff repair, stiffness--but not the loss in range of motion--increased transiently for immobilized shoulders in a rat model. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 17(1 Suppl): 108S-113S, 2008.
  • Song, H. S., and Williams, G. R., Jr.: Arthroscopic reduction and fixation with suture-bridge technique for displaced or comminuted greater tuberosity fractures. Arthroscopy, 24(8): 956-60, 2008.
  • Dillon, M. T.; Zmistowski, B. M.; and Williams, G. R., Jr.: Revision to a reverse shoulder arthroplasty using a custom glenoid sphere over a well-fixed metal glenoid tray: a case report. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 18(6): e26-9, 2009.
  • Bahk, M. S.; Kuhn, J. E.; Galatz, L. M.; Connor, P. M.; and Williams, G. R., Jr.: Acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular injuries and clavicular, glenoid, and scapular fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 91(10): 2492-510, 2009.
  • Peltz, C. D.; Dourte, L. M.; Kuntz, A. F.; Sarver, J. J.; Kim, S. Y.; Williams, G. R.; and Soslowsky, L. J.: The effect of postoperative passive motion on rotator cuff healing in a rat model. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 91(10): 2421-9, 2009.
  • Peltz, C. D.; Sarver, J. J.; Dourte, L. M.; Wurgler-Hauri, C. C.; Williams, G. R.; and Soslowsky, L. J.: Exercise following a short immobilization period is detrimental to tendon properties and joint mechanics in a rat rotator cuff injury model. J Orthop Res. 2010
  • Tracy, M. R.; Trella, T. A.; Nazarian, L. N.; Tuohy, C. J.; and Williams, G. R.: Sonography of the coracohumeral interval: a potential technique for diagnosing coracoid impingement. J Ultrasound Med, 29(3): 337-41, 2010.
  • Austin, L.; Zmistowski, B.; Chang, E. S.; and Williams, G. R., Jr.: Is Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty a Reasonable Alternative for Revision Arthroplasty? Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2010.
  • Austin, L.; Zmistowski, B.; Tucker, B.; Hetrick, R.; Curry, P.; and Williams, G., Jr.: Commercial liquid bags as a potential source of venous air embolism in shoulder arthroscopy. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 92(11): 2110-4, 2010.
  • Day, J. S.; Lau, E.; Ong, K. L.; Williams, G. R.; Ramsey, M. L.; and Kurtz, S. M.: Prevalence and projections of total shoulder and elbow arthroplasty in the United States to 2015. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 19(8): 1115-20, 2010.
  • Iannotti, J. P.; McCarron, J.; Raymond, C. J.; Ricchetti, E. T.; Abboud, J. A.; Brems, J. J.; and Williams, G. R.: Agreement study of radiographic classification of rotator cuff tear arthropathy. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 19(8): 1243-9, 2010.
  • Ricchetti, E. T.; Abboud, J. A.; Kuntz, A. F.; Ramsey, M. L.; Glaser, D. L.; and Williams, G. R., Jr.: Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Older Patients: Increased Perioperative Morbidity? Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2010.
  • Zmistowski, B.; Austin, L.; Ciccotti, M.; Ricchetti, E.; and Williams, G., Jr.: Fatal venous air embolism during shoulder arthroscopy: a case report. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 92(11): 2125-7, 2010.
  • Kozin, S. H.; Boardman, M. J.; Chafetz, R. S.; Williams, G. R.; and Hanlon, A.: Arthroscopic treatment of internal rotation contracture and glenohumeral dysplasia in children with brachial plexus birth palsy. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 19(1): 102-10, 2010.
  • Ricchetti E and Williams GR Jr: Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Indications, Technique, and Results. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, 21(1): 28-37, 2011.
  • Editorials, Reviews, Chapters, including participation in committee reports (print or other media):
  • Corley FG, Williams GR, Pearce J and Rockwood CA: The Management of Nonunions of the Humerus. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surg. Instructional Course Lectures Vol. 39: 277-88, 1990.
  • Rockwood CA, Williams GR and Young DC: Fractures and Dislocations of the Shoulder - Injuries to the Acromioclavicular Joint. Fractures in Adults. Rockwood CA and Green DP (eds.). JB Lippincott, Philadelphia, 3(3), 1991.
  • Rockwood CA, Lyons F, Williams GR and Young DC: The Shoulder -Acromioclavicular Joint, Sternoclavicular Joint, Clavicle, Sternum and Scapula. Orthopaedic Sports Medicine:Principles and Practices. DeLee JC and Drez D (eds.). WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1992.
  • Williams GR: Nonoperative Management. Management of Rotator Cuff Syndromes. Iannotti, JP (eds.). AAOS Publications, Chicago, IL, 1992.
  • Williams GR: Cuff Tear Arthropathy. Arthroplasty of the Shoulder. Friedman R (eds.). Thieme Medical Publishers Inc., New York, 1993.
  • Iannotti JP and Williams GR: Hemiarthroplasty for Proximal Humeral Fractures. Techniques in Orthopaedics 1994.
  • Iannotti JP and Williams GR: Diagnostic Tests and Shoulder Surgical Techniques. Physical Therapy Management of the Shoulder. Clark W and Kelley M (eds.). J.B. Lippincott, 1994.
  • Williams GR and Iannotti JP: Open Reduction, Internal Fixation of Proximal Humerus Fractures. Techniques in Orthopaedics 1994.
  • Williams GR Jr and Rockwood CA Jr: Massive Rotator Cuff Defects and Glenohumeral Arthritis, Arthroplasty of the Shoulder. Friedman RJ (ed), Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., New York, 1994
  • Iannotti JP and Williams GR, Sher J: Shoulder Reconstruction. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 5. AAOS Publications, 1995.
  • Rockwood CA, Williams GR and Young DC: Injuries to the Acromioclavicular Joint. Fractures in Adults. Rockwood CA, Green DP, Bucholz R (eds.). J.B. Lippincott, No. 4, 1995.
  • Williams GR: Open Debridement of the Massive Degenerative Tear. Rotator Cuff Disorders. Burkhead WZ (eds.). Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1996.
  • Iannotti JP and Williams GR: Shoulder and Arm Dislocation. Reconstruction of the Upper Extremity, Appleton and Lange. Herndon J (eds.). 1996.
  • Iannotti JP and Williams GR: Clinical Impact of Shoulder MRI. Orthopaedic Techniques in Sports Medicine. Drez D and DeLee J (eds.). W. B. Saunders, 1996.
  • Rockwood CA, Williams GR, and Young DC: Disorders of the Acromioclavicular Joint. The Shoulder. Rockwood CA and Matsen FA (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, No. 2, 1996.
  • Williams GR and Ramsey MR: Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Clavicle Fractures and Clavicle Non-Unions. Atlas of Shoulder Surgery. FU FH (eds.). Martin Dunitz Publishers, 1996.
  • Ramsey MR, Iannotti JP and Williams GR: Posterior Instability. Operative Orthopaedics. Pellegrini V (eds.). W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1997.
  • Williams GR and Iannotti JP: Management of Complex Multidirectional Instabililty. Complex and Revision Problems in Shoulder Surgery. Warner JJP, Iannotti JP and Gerber C (eds.). Lippincott-Raven, 1997.
  • Williams GR and Iannotti JP: Management of Rotator Cuff Tears In the Weight Bearing Shoulder. Complex and Revision Problems in Shoulder Surgery. Warner JJP, Iannotti JP, and Gerber C (eds.). Lippincott-Raven, 1997.
  • Williams GR: Biomechanics of Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Shoulder Disorders: Diagnosis and Management. Iannotti JP and Williams GR (eds.). Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, 1999.
  • Williams GR: Complications of Rotator Cuff Surgery. Shoulder Disorders: Diagnosis and Management. Iannotti JP and Williams GR (eds.). Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, 1999.
  • Sauerbrey AM and Williams GR: Open reduction and internal fixation of four-part proximal humerus fractures. In Fractures of the Shoulder Girdle. Levine WN, Marra G, and Bigliani LU (eds.). Marcel Dekker, Inc, New York, 2003.
  • Flatow EL, Glaser DL, Hatzidakis AM, Miller SL, Norris TR, Ramsey ML, and Williams GR: Cuff Tear Arthropathy. In Norris TR (ed). Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 2—Shoulder and Elbow. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, 2002.
  • Wong KL, Ramsey ML, and Williams GR: Scapular Fractures. In Norris TR (ed). Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 2—Shoulder and Elbow. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, 2002.
  • Rockwood CA, Williams GR, and Young DC: Disorders of the Acromioclavicular Joint. The Shoulder (3rd ed). Rockwood CA, Matsen FA, Wirth MA, and Lippitt SB (eds.). W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2004.
  • Smith CA and Williams GR Jr: Replacement Arthroplasty in Glenohumeral Arthritis—Intact or Reparable Cuff, Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty. Williams GR Jr, Yamaguchi K, Ramsey ML, and Galatz LM (eds), Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2005
  • Getz C, Deutsch A, and Williams GR Jr: Scapular and Glenoid Fractures, Complex and Revision Problems in Shoulder Surgery. Warner JJP, Iannotti JP, and Flatow EL (eds), Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2005.
  • Getz CL, Ramsey ML, Glaser D, Williams GR: Complications of Thermal Capsulorrhaphy. Complications of Shoulder Surgery Treatment and Prevention. Gill TJ and Hawkins RJ (eds).Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2006.
  • Fagelman MF, Getz CL, and Williams GR Jr: Arthroscopic Treatment of Paralabral Cysts, Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Levine WN, Blaine TA, and Ahmad CS (eds), Informa Healthcare, New York, 2007
  • Getz CL, Ramsey ML, Williams GR: Paralabral Cysts of the Shoulder, AAOS Orthopaedic Knowledge Update—Shoulder and Elbow 3. Galatz LM (ed), American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, 2008
  • Williams GR: Hemiarthroplasty and Biologic Resurfacing of the Glenoid, Advanced Reconstruction-Shoulder. Zuckerman JD (ed.). American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, 2007.
  • Glaser DL, Sher JS, Ricchetti ET, Williams GR Jr, and Soslowsky LJ: Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Pathophysiology of Rotator Cuff Disease, Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management(2nd ed). Iannotti JP and Williams GR (eds.) Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • Cameron BD, Williams GR Jr, and Iannotti JP: Complications of Rotator Cuff Surgery, Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management(2nd ed). Iannotti JP and Williams GR (eds.) Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • Sher JS, Levy JC, Iannotti JP, and Williams GR Jr: Diagnosis of Glenohumeral Instability, Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management(2nd ed). Iannotti JP and Williams GR (eds.) Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • Miniaci AM, Haynes DE, Williams GR Jr, and Iannotti JP: Anterior and Anteroinferior Instability: Open and Arthroscopic Management, Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management(2nd ed). Iannotti JP and Williams GR (eds.) Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • Griggs SM, Holloway GB, Williams GR Jr, and Iannotti JP: Chronic Dislocations, Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management(2nd ed). Iannotti JP and Williams GR (eds.) Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • Williams GR Jr and Iannotti JP: Biomechanics of the Glenohumeral Joint: Influence on Shoulder Arthroplasty, Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management(2nd ed). Iannotti JP and Williams GR (eds.) Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • Williams GR Jr and Iannotti JP: Unconstrained Prosthetic Arthroplasty for Glenohumeral Arthritis with an Intact or Reparable Rotator Cuff: Indications, Techniques, and Results, Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management(2nd ed). Iannotti JP and Williams GR (eds.) Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • Leggin BG, Iannotti JP, and Williams GR Jr: Measurement of Shoulder Outcomes, Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management(2nd ed). Iannotti JP and Williams GR (eds.) Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2007
  • Levine W, Copeland S, Walch G, Flatow EL, and Williams GR: Shoulder replacements are an evolving technology. Orthopaedics Today, 28: 40, 2008.
  • Wiesel BB and Williams GR: The Reverse Prosthesis for Failed Anatomic Shoulder Arthroplasty. Revision and Complex Shoulder Arthroplasty. Wiesel S (ed), Wolters Kluwers/Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2010.
  • Dodson CC, Dines DM, and Williams GR: Total Shoulder Arthroplasty in Primary Osteoarthritis: Technique and Results. Arthritis and Arthroplasty—The Shoulder. Dines DM, Laurencin CT, and Williams GR (eds.), Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2009.
  • Iannotti JP and Williams GR: Emerging Technologies in Shoulder Surgery: Trends and Future Directions. The Shoulder. Rockwood CA, Matsen FA, Wirth MA, and Lippitt SB (eds.), Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2009.
  • Deutsch A, Craft J, and Williams GR Jr: Glenoid and Scapula Fractures in Adults and Children. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. DeLee J, Drez D, and Miller M (eds.), Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2010.
  • Deutsch A, Craft J, and Williams GR Jr: Fractures of the Coracoid in Adults and Children. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. DeLee J, Drez D, and Miller M (eds.), Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2010.
  • Galatz L and Williams GR Jr: Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries. Rockwood and Green’s Fractures in Adults. Bucholz RW, Heckman JD, and Court-Brown CM (eds.), Koval K, Tornetta P III, and Wirth M (assoc. eds), Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2010.
  • Chandler JW and Williams GR jr: Surgical Approach and Techniques for Total Shoulder Arthroplasty—Tips and Tricks. AAOS Instructional Course Lectures Vol 60, Egol KA and Tornetta PA III, (eds). American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, 2011, pages 91-99.
  • O’Brien MJ, Leggin BL, and Williams GR Jr: Rotator cuff tendinopathy and tears: surgery and therapy. In Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremity 6th ed. Skirver TM, Osterman AL, Fedorczyk JM, and Amadio PC (eds). Elsevier Mosby, Philadelphia, 2011, pp. 457-474.

Books

  • Disorders of the Shoulder. Diagnosis and Management. Iannotti JP and Williams GR (eds.). Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1999.
  • Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty. Williams GR, Yamaguchi K, Ramsey M, and Galatz L (eds.). Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2005.
  • Disorders of the Shoulder. Diagnosis and Management (2nd ed.). Iannotti JP and Williams GR (eds.). Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2007.
  • Arthritis and Arthroplasty—The Shoulder. Dines DM, Laurencin CT, and Williams GR (eds.), Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2009.
  • Patologie della Spalla: Diagnosi e trattamento, Iannotti JP and Williams GR (eds.), Verduci, Rome, 2009.

 

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