Bradford S. Tucker, M.D.

Bradford S. Tucker, M.D.
Bradford Schofield Tucker, M.D. is double board certified by the American Board of Orthpaedic Surgery in orthopaedic sports medicine and general orthopaedic surgery. Dr. Tucker is assistant team orthopaedic surgeon for the Philadelphia Phillies and Philadelphia 76ers. He is also the team orthopaedic surgeon for The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and Cumberland County Community College baseball team as well as Ocean City and Absegami High Schools.

His clinical interests include the injured athlete, shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears, knee ligament reconstruction including the ACL, and cartilage restoration procedures.  Dr. Tucker  is on faculty at Thomas Jefferson University and Stockton College, and is involved in evidence based, peer reviewed orthopaedic research, with multiple publications and book chapters to his credit.

Education
  • B.A., Rutgers University
  • M.D., Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Orthopaedic Residency, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine, University Of California, San Diego
Titles & Certifications
  • Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Assistant Team Physician Philadelphia Phillies & Philadelphia 76ers
  • Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey & Cumberland County Community College
  • Team Orthopaedic Surgeon for Absegami and Ocean City High Schools
  • Board Certified, General Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
Hospital Affiliations
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital
  • AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
  • Shore Memorial Hospital
  • Betty Bacharach Rehabilitation Hospital
  • Rothman Specialty Hospital
  • Riverview Surgery Center /Vincera
Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Atlantic County Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
  • New Jersey Medical Society
  • New Jersey Orthopaedic Society

Thomas Geary, PA-C

Thomas is a Certified Physician Assistant and graduated from the Hahnemann Physician Assistant Program at Drexel University. He also received a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Exercise Science as well as a Master of Arts in Education from Rowan University. Prior to becoming a physician assistant, Thomas worked as a certified athletic trainer in Gloucester and Camden counties. Thomas works work with Dr. Bradford Tucker specializing in surgical sports medicine.

Book Chapter Publications

  • Esch JC, Tucker BS:  “Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair”,  Chapter from Complex and Revision Problems in
  • shoulder Surgery, 2e, edited by Warner JP, Iannotti JP, Flatow E, 2005

 

  • Intramedulary Fixation of Midshaft Clavicle Fractures, Chapter Publication Pending
  • Pec Major Repairs, Chapter Publication Pending

 

  • Publications

 

  • Mahar AT, Tucker BS, Upasani VV, Oko RS, Pedowitz.  Increasing the insertion depth of suture anchors for rotator cuff repair does not improve biomechanical stability.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg 14(6): 626-30, Nov-Dec 2005, Presented at Arthroscopy Association of North America, 23rd Annual Meeting, April 2004
  • Levine L, Tucker BS and Tria AJ.  The Valgus Knee in Total Knee Arthroplasty.  Orthop Trans 20(4): 873-874, 1997

 

  • Differential Diagnosis of Upper Extremity/Shoulder Pain/Pathology, JAAOS article publication pending.
  • The ability of arthroscopy pumps to pump air, a risk factor for air embolus. JBJS article publication- approved for publication- number JBJS-D-09-01513R2.

 

  • Poster Presentation

 

  • Retrospective study and new surgical technique on arthroscopic interposition arthroplasty with allograft lateral meniscus, for severe glenohumeral arthritis in the young patient.  Accepted to be presented at AANA 2010 Annual Meeting, May 2010
  • Presentations

 

  • Ligament Injuries of the Knee, Presented at Phillies Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, Jan 2010
  • Proximal Biceps Pathology, Presented at DePuy Mitek Course, Boston, MA, Nov 2009  

 

  • Shoulder Arthritis in the Young Active Patient, Presented at Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, May 2009
  • Shoulder Instability.  AtlantiCare Trauma Symposium , Atlantic City, NJ, May 2009

 

  • Midshaft Clavicle Fractures,  Presented at Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, June 2008
  • Pathologic Internal Impingement of the Shoulder, Presented at The Eagles Symposium, Lincoln Financial Field, June 2007 and May 2008

 

  • Mahar AT, Tucker BS, Upasani VV, Oko RS, Pedowitz.  Increasing the insertion depth of suture anchors for rotator cuff repair does not improve biomechanical stability.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg 14(6): 626-30, Nov-Dec 2005, Presented at Arthroscopy Association of North America, 23rd Annual Meeting, April 2004
  • Osteochondral Graft Transplantation:  Relationship Between Graft Insertion Depth, Insertion Forces, Cell Death and Matrix Degeneration.  Butcher W, Patil S, Steklov N, Tucker BS, Hoenecke H, Bugbee W, Colwell C, D’Lima D.  Presented at Arthroscopy Association of North America, 23rd Annual Meeting, April 2004

 

  • Posterolateral Corner Injuries of the Knee,  Presented at Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, UMDNJ / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, January 2002 and Presented at Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, UCSD Medical School,October 2002
  • SLAP Lesions.  Presented at Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, UMDNJ / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, October 2001

 

  • Infantile Idiopathic Scoliosis:  Presented at Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, UMDNJ / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, June 2001
  • Intra-Articular Fractures of the Calcaneus:  Presented at Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, UMDNJ / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, November 2000

 

  • Knee Arthrodesis After Dog Attack.  Presented at New Jersey Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, September 2000
  • Chondrosarcoma.  Presented at Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, UMDNJ / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, July 2000

 

  • Open Fractures.  Presented at Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, UMDNJ / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, November 1999 and Presented at General Surgery Grand Rounds, UMDNJ / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, May 2002
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries.  Presented at Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, UMDNJ / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, June 1999

 

 

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