Charles L. Getz, M.D.

Charles L. Getz, M.D.
Dr. Getz is a board certified shoulder and elbow specialist.  Dr. Getz performed his surgical internship, completed residency training, and eventually became Chief Resident of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Education
  • B.S., Lehigh University, Civil Engineering
  • M.D., Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
  • Surgical Internship, Orthopaedic Residency(Chief Resident), Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Fellowship, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, University of Pennsylvania
Titles & Certifications
  • Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson Medical School
  • Director of Orthopaedic Trauma, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Hospital Affiliations
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Riddle Hospital
  • Rothman Specialty Hospital
Professional Associations
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Past President, Association of Clinical Elbow and Shoulder Surgeons
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Jefferson Orthopaedic Society

Bibliography

  • Research Publications, peer reviewed
  • Esmail AN, Getz CL, Schwartz DM, Wierzbowski L, Ramsey ML, Williams GR: Axillary Nerve Monitoring During Thermal Capsullorhaphy of the Shoulder. Journal of Arthroscopy, Volume 21(6), June 2005, 665-671.
  • Wong KL, Getz CL, Yeh GL, Ramsey ML, Iannotti JP,  Williams GR:
  • Treatment of Glenohumeral Subluxation using Electrothermal-assisted Capsulorraphy. Journal of Arthroscopy, Vol 21(8) August 2005, 985-991.
  • SauerbreyAM, Getz CL, Piancastelli M, Iannotti JP, Ramsey ML, Williams GR: Arthroscopic versus Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair: A Comparison of Clinical Outcome. Journal of Arthroscopy Vol 21(12) December 2005, 1415-1420.
  • Nagda S, Rogers K, Sestokas AK, Getz CL, Ramsey ML, Glaser DL, Williams GR: Nerve Monitoring during Shoulder Replacement, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Vol 16(3-S) May 2007,S2-S8.
  • Perry SM, Getz, CL, Soslowsky LJ: Following rotator cuff tears, the remaining (intact) tendons are mechanically altered, JSES. 2009 Jan-Feb;18(1):52-7.
  • Perry SM, Peltz C, Getz CL, Soslowsky LJ: Mechanical properties of the long-head of the biceps tendon are altered in the presence of rotator cuff tears in a rat model. J Ortho Research 2009 Mar;27(3):416-420.
  • Dillon MT, Getz CL, Beredjiklian PK, Wiesel BB, Carolan GF, Ramsey ML: Evaluation of the Reliability of the Mason Classification for Radial Head Fractures. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2010 Sep;39(9):430-2.
  • Perry SM, Getz CL, Soslowsky LJ: Alterations in function after rotator cuff tears in an animal model. JSES 2009 Mar-Apr(18)296-304.
  • Dourte LM, Perry SM, Getz CL, Soslowsky LJ: Tendon Properties Remain Altered in a Chronic Rat Rotator Cuff Model. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Jun;468(6):1485-92.
  • Sears BW, Spencer EE, Getz CL: Humeral fracture following subpectoral biceps tenodesis in two active, healthy patients. JSES (Accepted)
  • Day JS, MacDonald D, Olsen M, Getz CL, Williams GR, Kurtz SM, Polyethylene Wear in Retrieved Reverse Total Shoulder Components, JSES (Accepted)
  • Contributions to peer-reviewed clinical research publications, participation cited but not by authorship


    Research Publications, non-peer reviewed
  • Osterman AL, Getz CLArthroscopic treatment of elbow stiffness. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 2002.
  • Getz CL, Fenlin JM: Parsonage-Turner Syndrome mimicking isolated nerve entrapment. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 2002.

 

  • Editorials, Reviews, Chapters
  • Getz CL, DePalma AF, Fenlin JM:  Os Acromiale:  Review of Current treatment.  Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, 2003.

 

  • Getz CL, Fenlin JM,  DePalma AF: Congenital Anomilies and Variational Anatomy of the Shoulder. In:  The Shoulder Third Edition, eds. Rockwood CA  and Matsen FA. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2004.
  • Getz CL, Deutsch A, Williams GR: Fracture of the Scapula and Glenoid. In: Complex and Revision Shoulder Surgery second edition, eds Warner, Iannotti, Flatow. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2005.

 

  • Getz CL, Ramsey ML, Glaser D, Williams GR: Arthrosocpic Decompression of Spinoglenoid Cysts, Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 6(1), 2005
  • Getz CL, Ramsey ML, Glaser DL, Williams GR:  Complications of Thermal Capsulorraphy, In Shoulder Surgery Complications, eds Hawkins RJ and Gill TJ. Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philadelphia 2006

 

  • Getz CL, Fenlin JM, Williams GR: Point-Counterpoint: Open vs arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal, June 2005
  • Getz CL, Fenlin JM, Williams GR: Point-Counterpoint: Open vs arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, May, 2005

 

  • Garberina MJ, Getz CL, Beredjiklian PK, Ramsey ML: Treatment of humeral shaft non-unions. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 7(3):131-138, September 2006
Deirmengian GK, Beredjiklian PK, Getz CL, Ramsey ML, Bozentka DJ: Distal Biceps Tendon Repair: One-Incision Incision vs. Two-Incision Techniques. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 7(1), 61-71, March 2006.

 

  • Ramsey ML, Bratic AK, Getz CL, Beredjiklian PK: Open reduction internal fixation of distal humerus fractures: Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow, Surgery7(1), 44-51, March 2006
  • Wiesel B, Getz CL: Current Concepts in Clavicle Fractures. Current Opinions in Orthopaedics 17, 325-330, July 2006.

 

  • Ramsey ML, Getz CL, Parsons B: What’s new in shoulder and elbow surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Jan 2007 vol 89-A(1), 220-230.
  • Fagelman M, Getz CL, Williams GR: Arthroscopic Treatment of Paralabral Cysyts, In Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Eds Levine WN, Blaine TA, Ahmad CS, Taylor and Francis Group LLC, New York ,New York, 2007.

 

  • Garberina MJ, Fagelman M, Getz CL: Lateral Epicondylitis, In Primary Care Orthopaedics. Eds. Lotke, Abboud, Ende, Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philaelphia, 235-241, 2008.
  • Garberina MJ, Fagelman M, Getz CL: Olecranon Bursitis, In Primary Care Orthopaedics. Eds. Lotke, Abboud, Ende, Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philaelphia, 242-246, 2008.

 

  • Garberina MJ, Fagelman M, Getz CL: Radial Head Fractures, In Primary Care Orthopaedics. Eds. Lotke, Abboud, Ende, Lippincott, Williams, and Wilkins, Philaelphia, 247-254, 2008.
  • Abboud J, Getz CL, Williams GR: Shoulder Arthroplasty. In Adult Reconstruction and Arthroplasty, eds Garino J and Beredjiklian P, Elsvier, Philadelphia, PA, 2007.

 

  • Getz CL, Ramsey ML, Glaser DL, Williams GR: Adhesive Capsulitis, In Shoulder Arthroscopy Monograph Series, eds Blaine T, Levine W, AAOS, Rosemont IL, 2006, 63-74.
  • Garberina MJ, Getz CL: Humeral Shaft Fracture: plate fixation , Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, editor Wiesel S, LWW, Philadelphia, PA 2010, 185-192.

 

  • Getz CL, Ramsey ML, Williams GR: Paralabral Cysts, in OKU Shoulder and Elbow 3, Eds Galatz L, Shafer B, Abrams J, AAOS, Rosemont, Il.,2008.
  • Vanderbeck J, Getz CL, Fenlin JM, DePalma AF: Congenital Anomilies and Variational Anatomy of the Shoulder. In:  The Shoulder Fourth Edition, eds. Rockwood CA  and Matsen FA, Saunders,101-144, 2009

 

  • Ramsey ML, Getz CL, Parsons B: What’s new in shoulder and elbow surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Mar 2008 vol 90-A(3), 677-687.
  • Phillips J, Getz CL: Adhesive Capsulitis. In: Hunter, Snyder, and Mackin’s, Rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity, eds Skirven, et al, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2011.

 

  • Tracy M, Getz CL: Factures of the Shoulder: in Musculoskeletal Examination of the Shoulder: Making the Complex Simple (The Shoulder), ed Cohen S, Slack,Thorofare, NJ 196-213, 2011.
  • Ramsey ML, Getz CL, Parsons B: What’s new in shoulder and elbow surgery. J Bone Joint Surg May 2009 May 91-A(5), 1283-1293.

 

  • Getz CL, Buzzell JE, Krishnan S: Shoulder Instability/Rotatory Cuff Tears-OKU 10, Ed Flynn JM, AAOS, Rosemont, IL, 2011: 299-314.
  • Ramsey ML, Getz CL, Parsons B: What’s new in shoulder and elbow surgery. J Bone Joint Surg AM Apr; 2010 vol 92(4):1047-61

 

  • Keener J, Armstrong A, Getz CL, Murthi A: Recurrent Elbow Instability. In Instructional Course Lectures Vol 60, Ed Egol KA. AAOS, Rosemeont, IL, 2011: 215-226.
  • Murthi A, Keener J, Armstrong A, Getz CL: Recurrent Elbow Instability; diagnoisis and treatment. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Jul;92-A(8):1794-804.

 

  • Ramsey ML, Getz CL: Resurfacing Arthroplasty, In Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Monograph. Eds: AAOS, Rosemont, IL (In Press)
  • Ramsey ML, Parsons B, Getz CL: What’s new in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. JBJS-AM, 2011 Jun 93-A(12), 1176-1181.

 

  • Poster Presentations

 

  • Nerve Monitoring during Shoulder Replacement, Sameer Nagda, Kenneth Rogers, Mattew Ramsey, David Silverberg, Charles Getz, Gerald Williams.  Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington, D.C., February, 2005
  • The effect of tear size on the mechanical properties of the remaining intact tendons in a rat rotator cuff model,  Perry SM, Getz CL, Soslowsky LJ. Presented at Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, February 2007

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