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Jeffrey A. Rihn, M.D.

Jeffrey A. Rihn, M.D.
Specialties: Spine Surgeon

Dr. Rihn is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and serves as an Assistant Professor of spine surgery at Thomas Jefferson University.  He earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was inducted into the AOA honors society.

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  • King of Prussia Rothman Institute

    170 North Henderson Road
    Rothman Institute
    King of Prussia, PA 19406

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  • Rothman Institute at Main Line Health - Riddle Hospital

    1118 West Baltimore Pike
    Health Center 4
    3rd Floor
    Media, PA 19063

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Assistants

Colleen is a nurse practitioner who graduated from the Adult Nurse Practitioner program at Johns Hopkins University. She also received a biology degree from Loyola University Maryland. Prior to joining the Rothman Institute, Colleen worked for years in the Division of Spine Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is also a recipient of a Certified Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner certification. Colleen works with Dr. Jeffrey Rihn who specializes in orthopaedic spine surgery. She see patients at Rothman Institute's King of Prussia, Media, and Center City Philadelphia offices.

Professional Profile

Education

M.D., University of Pennsylvania
Residency, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Spine Surgery Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Titles & Certifications

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Associations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Spinal Injury Association

Hospital Affiliations

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Riddle Memorial Hospital
Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
Physicians Care Surgical Hospital at Limerick

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Publications

Editorial Positions

  • Associate editor, Surgical Techniques in Sports Medicine, eds: Cole B, Sekiya J, Rihn JA, Gomoll AH. New York: Elsevier, 2007.
  • Editor, Musculoskeletal Examination of the Spine, SLACK Inc., in process.
  • Editor, Defining the Value of Spine Care, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishing, in process.

 

Publications, Peer Reviewed

  • Margheritini F, Rihn JA, Musahl V, Mariani PP, Harner CD. Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in the Athlete. Sports Med 32(6): 393-408, 2002.
  • Rihn JA, Carpentieri DF, Dormans JP.  Orthopaedic Radiology Pathology Conference: Left arm pain in a 2-year 7-month old girl. Clinic Orthop 409:342-49, 2003.
  • Mariani PP, Becker R, Rihn JA, Margheritini F. Surgical treatment of posterior cruciate ligament and posterolateral corner injuries. An anatomical, biomechanical and clinical review.  Knee 10(4):311-24, 2003.
  • Harner CD, Rihn JA. The Use of Musculoskeletal Allograft Tissue in Knee Surgery. Arthroscopy 19(s):51-66, 2003.
  • Harner CD, Rihn JA, Vogrin TM.  What’s New in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine? J Bone Joint Surg Am 85(6):1173-81, 2003.
  • Margheritini F, Mauro CS, Rihn JA, Stabile KJ, Woo SL, Harner CD. Biomechanical Comparison of Tibial Inlay Versus Transtibial Techniques for Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Analysis of Knee Kinematics and Graft in Situ Forces. Am J Sports Med 32(3):587-93, 2004.
  • Rihn JA, Groff YJ, Harner CD, Cha PS. The Acutely Dislocated Knee: Evaluation and Management. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 12(5):334-46, 2004.
  • Chhabra A, Cha PS, Rihn JA, Cole B, Bennett CH, Waltrip RL, Harner CD.  Surgical Management of Knee Dislocations.  J Bone Joint Surg Am 87A(S1):1-21, 2005.
  • Rihn JA, Posfay-Barbe K, Harner CD, Macurak A, Farley A, Greenawalt K, Michaels MG.  Community-Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Outbreak in a Local High School Football Team:  Unsuccessful Interventions.  Pediatr Infect Dis J  24:841-43, 2005. 
  • Margheritini F, Rihn JA, Mauro C, Stabile K, Harner CD.  Biomechanics of initial tibial fixation in posterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Arthroscopy, 21(10):1164-71, 2005.
  • Rihn JA, Michaels MG, Harner CD.  Community Acquired Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus:  An Emerging Problem in the Athletic Population.  Am J Sports Med, 33(12):1924-9, 2005.
  • Rihn JA, Irrgang JJ, Fu FH, Harner CD.  Septic Arthritis Following Arthroscopically-Assisted ACL Reconstruction.  Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Journal16:157, 2005.
  • Rihn JA, Irrgang JJ, Chhabra A, Fu FH, Harner CD. Does Irradiation Affect the Clinical Outcome of Patellar Tendon Allograft ACL Reconstruction?  Knee Surg Sports Traum, 14(9):885-96, 2006. 
  • Khan M, Rihn JA, Steele G, Davis R, Donaldson WF III, Kang JD, Lee JY.  Postoperative management protocol for incidental dural tears during degenerative lumbar spine surgery: a review of 3,183 consecutive degenerative lumbar cases. Spine 31(22):2609-13, 2006.
  • Ward WT and Rihn JA.  The impact of trauma in an urban pediatric orthopaedic practice.  J Bone Joint Surg Am 88(12):2759-64, 2006.
  • Rihn JA, Lee JY, Khan M, Ulibarri JA, Tannoury C, Donaldson WF III, Kang JD.  Does lumbar facet fluid detected on MRI correlate with radiographic instability in patients with degenerative lumbar disease? Spine 32(14):1555-60,2007.
  • Ward WT and Rihn JA. Demographic and Financial Implications of Pediatric Emergency Room Fracture Manipulation. J Pediatric Orthop 27(8):877-81, 2007. 
  • Khan MH, Lee JY, Rihn JA, Cassinelli EH, Lim MR, Kand JD, Donaldson WF III.  The surgeon as a consultant for medical device manufacturers:  What do our patients think?  Spine, 32(23): 2616-18, 2007.
  • Ward WT, Rihn JA, Lee JY, Solic J.  A Radiographic and Clinical Comparison of Selective Versus Nonselective Posterior Spinal Fusion in Lenke Type 1 Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine 33(1)52-60, 2008. 
  • Rihn JA, Lee JY, Ward WT. Infection after the surgical treatment of adolescent idiopathic   scoliosis: evaluation of the diagnosis, treatment, and impact on clinical outcomes. Spine. 2008 Feb 1;33(3):289-94.
  • Musahl V, Rihn JA, Fumich FE, Kang JD.  Sacral intraspinal extradural primitive neurectodermal tumor: a case report.  Spine J. 2008 Nov-Dec;8(6):1024-9.
  • Rihn JA, Anderson DT, Harris E, et al.  A review of the TLICS system: a novel, user-friendly thoracolumbar trauma classification system. Acta Orthop. 2008 Aug;79(4):461-6.
  • Rihn JA, Gates C, Glassman SD, et al.   The use of bone morphogenetic protein in lumbar spine surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Sep;90(9):2014-25.

 

Book Chapters

  • Allen CR, Rihn JA, Harner CD.  Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: Diagnosis and Decision Making. In: Miller MD and Cole B, eds. Arthroscopy.  Philadelphia: Saunders; 2004: p 687-702.
  • Rihn JA, Gause P, Cunningham R, and Harner CD.  Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries.  In: Schepsis AA and Busconi BD, eds. Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials: Sports Medicine.  Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; p362-75, 2006. 
  • Cha P, Rihn JA, Harner CD.  In: Sekiya J and Mirzayan R, eds. Multiligament Knee Reconstruction. In: Surgical Techniques in Sports Medicine. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; p451-64, 2006. 
  • Mauro C, Rihn JA, Harner CD.    Safety Issues for Musculoskeletal Allograft.  In: Clinical Sports Medicine, Darren Johnson and Scott Mair, eds. Philadelphia: Elsevier Inc.; p111-116, 2006.
  • Rihn JA, Lee JY, Kang JD.  Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament:  Anterior Cervical Approach. In: Cervical Spine Surgery: Diagnosis and Management, Todd J. Albert, Joon Y. Lee, and Moe R. Lim, eds. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 2008
  • Rihn JA, Lawrence J, Anderson DG.  Posterior minimal incision surgery decompressive techniques for the lumbar spine.  In: Arthritis and Arthroplasty: The Spine, Elsevier, In Press, 2009.
  • Rihn JA, Lawrence J, Gates C, Harris E, Hilibrand AS. Adjacent Segment Disease After Cervical Spine Fusion.  Spine 2: Instructional Course Lectures. AAOS, Rosemont, IL, 2010: 377-398.
  • Albert TJ and Rihn JA. C2 Fixation in the Posterior Cervical Spine. Advanced Reconstrution: Spine. AAOS, Rosemont, IL, 2010: Chapter 15.  In press for 2011

  

Presentations

  • Rihn JA, Chhabra A, Fu FH, Irrgang J, Harner CD. The Affect of Low Dose Gamma Irradiation on Patellar Tendon Allograft ACL Reconstruction: A Case-Control Study.  Podium Presentation, AOSSM, Keystone, CO, July 2005.
  • Rihn JA, Chhabra A, Fu FH, Irrgang J, Harner CD.  Does Irradiation Affect the Clinical Outcome of Patellar Tendon Allograft ACL Reconstruction? Podium Presentation.  Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Cambridge, MD, October, 2005.
  • Rihn JA, Khan M, Donaldson WF, Kang JD, Lee JY. “Does lumbar facet fluid detected on MRI correlate with radiographic instability in patients with degenerative lumbar disease? Podium Presentation.  Eastern Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL, October, 2006.
  • Rihn JA, Classifying spinal injuries: the concept of severity scales. Harborview Spine Symposium: Improving Outcomes of Spinal Injury, October 4, 2008.
  • Rihn JA, Evidence for acute decompression procedures.  Harborview Spine Symposium: Improving Outcomes of Spinal Injury, October 4, 2008.
  • Rihn JA, Problems with odontoid fracture management. Harborview Spine Symposium: Improving Outcomes of Spinal Injury, October 4, 2008.
  • Rihn JA, Cauda equina vs. cord decompression: is there a standard of care? Harborview Spine Symposium: Improving Outcomes of Spinal Injury, October 4, 2008.
  • Rihn JA, Can MRI truly predict the degree of soft tissue injury following spinal trauma? Federations of Spine Associations, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 14, 2009.
  • Rihn JA, Defining Value in Spinal Care. Council on the Value of Spinal Care Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, October 30, 2009.
  • Rihn JA, Kane J, Joshi A, Vaccaro AR, Harrop J, Ratliff J, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS.  Dysphagia following anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: A prospective analysis.  Podium Presentation. North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November, 10-14, 2009.
  • Rihn JA, Kurd M, Blood E, Anderson D, Ponnappan R, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS, Weinstein JN.  Does the duration of symptoms from lumbar disc herniation affect outcomes in the spine patient.  Podium Presentation. North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, November, 10-14, 2009.
  • Rihn JA, Kane J, Vaccaro AR, Anderson D, Joshi A,  Harrop J, Albert TJ, Hilibrand AS. Gastroesophageal reflux following anterior cervical surgery:  A controlled, prospective analysis. Podium Presentation.  Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, Dec 3-5, 2009.
  • Rihn JA, Fisher C, Saravanja D, Morrison W, Harrop J, Smith H, Albert T, Vaccaro A.  Assessment of the posterior ligamentous complex following acute cervical spine trauma: A prospective comparison of preoperative MRI and intraoperative findings. Podium Presentation.  Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, Dec 3-5, 2009.
  • Rihn J, The SPORT Trial: An Example of Comparative Effectiveness Research, Evidence and Technology Spine Summit, Steamboat Springs, CO Jan 14th, 2010
  • Rihn J, Nucleus Replacements: Current Status and Efficacy, Evidence and Technology Spine Summit, Steamboat Springs, CO Jan 15th, 2010
  • Rihn J, Postoperative considerations in the spine patient.  Riddle Memorial Hosptial, Media, PA, Nursing continuing education, January 21, 2010.
  • Rihn JA, Hilibrand A, Blood E, et al. Does the Duration of Symptoms Affect Outcomes in the Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation. Podium Presentation, AAOS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 9-13, 2010.
  • Rihn J, Moderator/Program Chair, ASIA section of  FOSA, AAOS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, March 13, 2010.
  • Rihn J, Defining Value in Spine Care. Jefferson Orthopaedic Meeting, Philadelpha, PA, May, 7 2010.
  • Rihn J, Measuring Value in Spinal Care, Rothman Institute Annual Meeting: Evidenced-based Orthopaedics, Philadelphia, PA, May 8, 2010.
  • Rihn J, Defining Value in Spine Care. ABOS Traveling Fellows Meeting, The Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA, May, 28, 2010.
  • Rihn J, L5-S1 DDD: TLIF is the Safer Choice for Obvious Reasons. Jefferson Fellows Meeting, Newport, RI, July, 1, 2010.
  • Rihn J, Cost-Utility Analysis in Spine Care: A Systematic Review. The Council for the Value in Spine Care Meeting, Chicago, IL, August 13, 2010.
  • Rihn J, Value and Your Practice: What it will take to make it work, Symposium on Value in Spine Care, North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, October 8, 2010
  • Rihn J, Ratcliff K, Hilibrand A, Zhao W, Blood E, Vaccaro A, Albert T, Weinstein J. Does obesity affect outcomes in the lumbar spine patient? Podium Presentation. North American Spine Society Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, October 9, 2010
  • Rihn JA, Hipp JA, Radcliff K, Phillips F, Albert TJ. Relationship Between Radiographic Variables and Clinical Outcomes in Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery.  Podium Presenation, Cervical Spine Research Society Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, December 3, 2010.
  • Rihn, J, Fragility Fractures of the Spine, AAOS: What’s cooking with Fragility Fracture Meeting, New York, NY, April 29, 2011.