Kevin Freedman, M.D.

Kevin Freedman, M.D.
Dr. Freedman graduated from Princeton University and completed his residency and medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, IL and is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with a Subspecialty Certificate in Sports Medicine.

With a focused practice in sports medicine injuries to the knee and shoulder, Dr. Freedman has particular expertise in the treatment of complex knee and shoulder ligament and cartilage injuries.  As the Director of the Bryn Mawr Hospital Cartilage Restoration Program, he specializes in cartilage restoration techniques, as well as arthroscopic reconstruction and joint replacement of the knee and shoulder.  He provides care to athletes at several local high schools and colleges.  He has been recognized as one of the areas “Top Doctors” in Philadelphia Magazine and Main Line Today.

 
Education
  • A.B., Princeton University
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • M.S.C.E., University of Pennsylvania
  • Internship, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Fellowship, Sports Medicine, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center
Titles & Certifications
  • Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Sub-Specialty Board Certification, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson Medical College
  • Medical Director, Bryn Mawr Hospital Cartilage Restoration Program
Hospital Affiliations
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital
  • Riddle Hospital
  • Lankenau Hospital
  • Paoli Hospital
Professional Associations
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
  • Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society
  • Philadelphia Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • Montgomery County Medical Society

Bibliography
Publications, peer reviewed (5 most significant in bold):
1.    Freedman KB, Glasgow SG.  Arthroscopic roofplasty:  Correction of an extension deficit following conservative treatment of a type III tibial avulsion fracture.  Arthroscopy, 11(2): 231-234, 1995.
2.    Freedman KB, Williams GR, Iannotti JP.  Impingement syndrome following total shoulder arthroplasty and humeral hemiarthroplasty: Treatment with arthroscopic acromioplasty.  Arthroscopy, 14(7): 665-670, 1998.
3.    Freedman KB, Glasgow MT, Glasgow SG, Bernstein J.  Anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction among university students.  Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research, 356: 208-212, 1998.
4.    Freedman KB, Bernstein J.  The adequacy of medical school education in musculoskeletal medicine.  Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – American Volume, 80-A(10): 1410-1427, 1998.
5.    Freedman KB, Hahn GV, Fitzgerald RH.  Unusual case of septic arthritis of the hip: Spread from adjacent adductor pyomyositis.  Journal of Arthroplasty, 14(7): 886-891, 1999.
6.    Freedman KB, Bernstein, J.  Current Concepts Review: Sample size and statistical power in clinical orthopaedic research. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – American Volume, 81-A(10): 1454-1460, 1999.
7.    Freedman KB, Brookenthal K, Fitzgerald RH, Williams S, Lonner J.  A meta-analysis of thromboembolic prophylaxis following elective total hip arthroplasty. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – American Volume, 82-A(7): 929-938, 2000.
8.    Freedman KB, Kaplan FS, Bilker WB, Strom BL, Lowe RA. Treatment of osteoporosis: Are physicians missing an opportunity?  Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – American Volume, 82-A(8): 1063-1070, 2000.
9.    Freedman KB, Back S, Bernstein, J.  Sample size and statistical power in randomized control trials in orthopaedics.  Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – British Volume, 83-B(3): 397-402, 2001.
10.    Brookenthal K, Freedman KB, Lotke PA, Fitzgerald RH, Lonner J. A meta-analysis of thromboembolic prophylaxis following elective total knee arthroplasty.  Journal of Arthroplasty, 16(3): 293-300, 2001.
11.    Hamilton W, Freedman KB, Haupt HM, Lackman R. Knee Pain in a 40-Year-Old Man. Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research, 383: 282-285, 290-292, 2001.
12.    Romeo AA, Cole BJ, Mazzocca AD, Fox JA, Freedman KB, Joy E.  Autologous chondrocyte repair of an articular cartilage defect in the humeral head: A case report and review of the literature.   Arthroscopy, Oct., 18(8):925-9, 2002.
13.    Freedman KB, Bernstein J. Educational deficiencies in musculoskeletal medicine.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American Volume, 84-A(4): 604-608, 2002.
14.    Freedman KB, Nho S, Cole BJ. Marrow stimulating technique to augment meniscus repair.  Arthroscopy, 19(7):  794-798, 2003.
15.    Bernstein J, McGuire K, Freedman KB, Statistical sampling and hypothesis testing in orthopaedic research.  Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research, 413:  55-62, 2003.
16.    Freedman KB, D’Amato, MJ, Nedoff DD, Katz A, Bach BR Jr.  Arthroscopic anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: A meta-analysis comparing patellar tendon and hamstring autografts. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 31(1): 2-11, 2003.
17.    Cole BJ, Freedman KB, Taksali S, Hingtgen B, DiMasi M, Bach BR Jr, Hurwitz DE, Use of a lateral offset short-leg walking cast before high tibial osteotomy.  Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research, 408:209-17, 2003.
18.    Metha SV, Lomasney LM, Demos TC, Freedman KB, Radiologic Case Study: Patellar tendon rupture.  Orthopaedics: 27(5):438, 522-525, 2004.
19.    Freedman KB, Smith A, Romeo AA, Cole BJ, Bach BR.  Open Bankart repair versus arthroscopic repair with transglenoid sutures or bioabsorbable tacks for recurrent anterior instability of the shoulder: A meta-analysis.  American Journal of Sports Medicine, 32(6): 1520-1527, 2004.
20.    Giannoulias CS, Freedman KB.  Knee dislocations:  Management of the multiligament injured knee.  American Journal of Orthopaedics, Nov, 2004.
21.    Spindler KP, Kuhn JE, Freedman KB, Matthews C, Dittus RS, Harrell FE.  ACL reconstruction autograft choice:  Does it really matter? A systematic review.    American Journal of Sports Medicine, 32(8): 1986-95, 2004.
22.    Nho SJ, Freedman KB, Bansal SL, Romeo AA, Bach BR, Bush-Joseph CA, Turner DA, Cole BJ.  The effect of radiofrequency energy on nonweight-bearing areas of bone following shoulder and knee arthroscopy. Orthopaedics, 28(4): 392-399, 2005.
23.    Carreira DA, Fox JA, Freedman KB, Bach BR Jr. Displaced nonunion patellar fracture following use of a patellar tendon autorgraft for ACL reconstruction: case report. Journal Knee Surgery, 18(2): 131-4, 2005.
24.    Lamar DS, Bartolozzi AR, Freedman KB, Nagda SH, Fawcett C. Thermal modification of partial tears of the anterior cruciate ligament. Arthroscopy, 21(7): 809-14, 2005.
25.    Fagelman M, Freedman KB. Revision reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament: Evaluation and management. American Journal of Orthopaedics, July, 2005: 319-328.
26.    Wei AS, Callaci JJ, Juknelis D, Marra G, Tonino P, Freedman KB, Wezeman FH. The effect of corticosteroid on collagen expression in injured rotator cuff tendon. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American Volume, 88-A(6): 1331-8, 2006.
27.    Shook JB, Frank GH, Freedman KB. Arthroscopic suture fixation of tibial eminence fractures. Orthopaedics, 29: 577-83, 2006
28.    Fagelman M, Santori M, Freedman KB, Patwardhan AG, Carandang G, Marra G. Biomechanics of coracoacromial arch modification.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 16(1): 101-6. Jan-Feb, 2007.
29.    Nho SJ, Shindle MK, Sherman SL, Freedman KB, Lyman S, MacGillvray, JD.  Systematic review of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and mini-open rotator cuff repair.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American Volume, 89-A(Suppl 3): 127-36, 2007.
30.    Forsythe K, Freedman KB, Stover MD, Patwardhan AG.  Comparison of a novel FiberWire-botton construct versus metallic screw fixation in a syndesmotic injury model.  Foot Ankle Int, Jan: 29(1): 49-54, 2008.
31.    Kane P, Frederick R, Tucker B, Dodson CC, Anderson JA, Ciccotti MG, Freedman, KB.  Surgical restoration/repair of articular cartilage injuries in athletes.  Phys Sportsmed, May; 41(2): 75-86, 2013.
32.    Milone MT, Bernstein J, Freedman KB, Tjoumakaris F.  There is no need to avoid resistance training (weight lifting) until physeal closure.  Phys Sportsmed, Nov; 41(4): 101-105, 2013.
33.    Grant HM, Tjoumakaris FP, Mallenfort MG, Freedman KB.  Levels of evidence in the clinical sports medicine literature: Are we getting better over time? Am J Sports Med, Apr 23; 42(7): 1738-1742, 2014.
34.    Bifano S, Freedman KB, Bernstein J, Tjoumakaris FP.  For patients with impingement syndrome, is the acromion innocent?  University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal, June(24):74-77, 2014.
35.    Kane P, Freedman KB.   Biceps Tenodesis for Rotator Cuff Tear and Biceps Tendonitis. ICJR.net, published October 13, 2014.  https://icjr.net/article_93_tenodesis_rgr.htm.
36.    Kane P, Tucker B, Bifano S, Freedman KB.  Open subpectoral biceps tenodesis: Reliable treatment for all biceps tendon pathology. Orthopedics, Jan; 38(1):34-41, 2015.
37.    Kane P, Bifano S, Dodson C, Freedman KB.  Approach to the treatment of primary shoulder dislocation: A review. Phys Sportsmed, Feb; 43(1): 54-64, 2015.
38.    Gallagher B, Tjoumakaris FP, Harwood MI, Good RP, Ciccotti MG, Freedman KB.  Chondroprotection and the prevention of osteoarthritis progression: A systematic review of treatment agents.  Am J Sports Med, Mar; 43(3): 734-44, 2015.
39.    Voleti PB, Tjoumakaris FP, Rotmil G, Freedman KB.  Fifty most cited articles in anterior cruciate ligament research. Orthopedics, Apr 1:38(4): e297-304, 2015.
40.    DiSilvestro KJ, Tjoumakaris FP, Maltenfort MG, Spindler KP, Freedman KB.  Systematic reviews in sports medicine.  Am J Sports Med, April 21 [epub ahead of print], 2015.
41.    Gallagher BP, Bishop ME, Tjoumakaris FP, Freedman KB.  Early versus delayed rehabilitation following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: A systematic review.  Phys Sportsmed, May 43(2):178-187, 2015.

Publications, non-peer reviewed:
1.    Freedman KB, Coleman SH, Olenac C, Cole BJ.  The biology of cartilage lesions.  Seminars in Arthroplasty, 13(3):  202-209, 2002.
2.    Fox JA, Freedman KB, Lee SJ, Cole BJ.  Fresh osteochondral allograft transplantation for articular cartilage defects.  Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, 10(3); 168-173, 2002.
3.    Freedman KB, Bach BR.  Operative technique for open rotator-cuff repair:  Multi-suture technique.  Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, 12(3):156-161, 2002.
4.    Tu K, Cole, B, Freedman KB, Augmentation of meniscus repair. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, 11(2): 127-133, 2003O’Leary PT, Freedman KB, Articular cartilage injury: historical aspects of treatment.  Loyola University-Chicago Orthopaedic Journal, 13: 58-67, 2004.
5.    Giannoulias C, Freedman KB, Knee dislocations:  Evaluation and management.  Loyola University-Chicago Orthopaedic Journal, 12: 60-67, 2003.
6.    Shook JB, Frank HG, Freedman KB, Fixation of tibial eminence fractures using suture.  Loyola University-Chicago Orthopaedic Journal, 13: 68-73, 2004.
7.    O’Leary PT, Freedman KB, Articular cartilage injury: historical aspects of treatment.  Loyola University-Chicago Orthopaedic Journal, 13: 58-67, 2004.

Abstracts:   
1.    Freedman KB, Glasgow MT, Glasgow SG, Bernstein J.  The effect of anterior cruciate ligament injury and reconstruction on the academic performance of university students. Orthop Trans, Vol 22, 1998.
2.    Freedman KB, Williams GR, Iannotti JP.  Impingement syndrome following total shoulder arthroplasty and humeral hemiarthroplasty: Treatment with arthroscopic acromioplasty. Orthop Trans, Vol 22, 1998.
3.    Freedman KB, Lowe RA.  The adequacy of diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in post-menopausal women.  Orthop Trans, Vol 22, 1999. 
4.    Freedman KB, Kaplan FS, Bilker W, Strom BL, Lowe, RA.  Treatment of osteoporosis: Are physicians missing an opportunity?  Orthop Trans, Vol 23, 1999.
5.    Sherman S, Nho S, Shindle MK, Lyman, S, Freedman KB, Dodson C, MacGillavray JD.  Systematic Review of Arthroscopic and Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair Studies, Scientific Exhibit, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, February, 2007.
6.    Bishop M, Stucken C, Tang G, Maltenfort M, Ciccotti, M, Freedman KB. Anterior cruciate ligament tunnel position using transtibial drilling: Hamstring versus patellar tendon autografts.  Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, Vol XLIV, 2014.
7.    Grant H, Tjoumakaris FT, Maltenfort M, Freedman KB. Levels of evidence in the clinical sports medicine literature: Are we getting better over time? Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, Vol XLIV, 2014.
8.    Kane P, Hsaio P, Tucker B, Freedman KB. Open subpectoral biceps tenodesis: Reliable treatment for all biceps tendon pathology.  Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, Vol XLIV, 2014.
9.    Voleti P, Tjoumakaris F, Rotmil G, Freedman KB. Fifty most cited articles on the anterior cruciate ligament. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, Vol XLIV, 2014.
10.    Eck B, Tjoumakaris F, Austin L, Pepe M, Freedman KB, Bagnato K, Tucker B. Cost benefit analysis of athletic team coverage by an orthopaedic practice. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, Vol XLIV, 2014.
11.    Gallagher B, Tjoumakaris FP, Harwood MI, Good RP, Ciccotti MG, Freedman KB.  Chondroprotection and the prevention of osteoarthritis progression of the knee: A systematic review of treatment agents. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, Vol XLIV, 2014.
12.    Bishop M, Gallagher B, Tjoumakaris F, Freedman KB.  Early verus delayed rehabilitation following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: A systematic review. Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, Vol XLIV, 2014.

Editorials, Chapters
1.    Freedman KB,  The utility of histologic examination of tissue removed during elective joint replacement [Letter].  Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – American Volume, 81-A(1): 142-143, 1999.
2.    Freedman KB,  Editorial. Osteoporosis prevention and the orthopaedic surgeon: When fracture care is not enough [Letter].  Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – American Volume, 81-A(11): 1652, 1999.
3.    Freedman KB, Bernstein J.  The adequacy of medical school education in musculoskeletal medicine [Letter, Reply].  Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – American Volume, 81-A(11): 1501-1502, 1999.
4.    Freedman KB, Bernstein, J.  Current Concepts Review: Sample size and statistical power in clinical orthopaedic research [Letter, Reply]. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – American Volume, 82-A(9): 1361, 2000.
5.    Freedman KB, Kaplan FS, Bilker WB, Strom BL, Lowe RA. Treatment of osteoporosis: Are physicians missing an opportunity? [Letter, Reply]  Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery – American Volume, 83-A(3): 461-463, 2001.
6.    Freedman KB,   The partial-thickness rotator cuff tear: Is acromioplasty without repair sufficient? [Letter].  American Journal of Sports Medicine. 31(2):325, 2003.
7.    Freedman, KB, Cole, BJ, Editorial.  Autologous chondrocyte transplantation:  Biomechanics and long-term durability.  Orthopaedic Symposium:  Management of Chondral Injury and Meniscus Transplantation, 37-40, 2003.
8.    Freedman KB, Analgesia In Sports Medicine.  A Special Report. Contributor.  The Physician and Sports Medicine, p.1-36, August, 2003.
9.    Freedman KB. How large a role should expert opinion play in evidence-based medicine? Expert opinion should have a limited role. Orthopaedics Today. 34(6), p. 11, June 2014.



Book Chapters
1.    Freedman KB, Cole BJ.  Decision Making in Articular Cartilage Repair, in Miller M, Cole B (eds), Textbook of Arthroscopy. 2004
2.    Freedman KB, Cole BJ.  Meniscus Allograft Transplantation: Operative Technique, in Miller M, Cole B (eds), Textbook of Arthroscopy. 2004
3.    Freedman KB, Cole BJ. Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation: Operative Technique, in Miller M, Cole B (eds), Textbook of Arthroscopy. 2004
4.    Shock H, Freedman KB. Intraoperative Complications: Graft Fixation Problems, in Freedman KB (ed), Complications in Orthopaedics: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery, 2005.
5.    Fagelman M, Freedman KB. Failed ACL Reconstruction: Evaluation for Revision ACL Reconstruction, in Freedman KB (ed), Complications in Orthopaedics: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery, 2005.

Books, Editor
1. Complications in Orthopaedics: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery, AAOS Monograph Series, Freedman, KB, Editor. Nov, 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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