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Rick W. Wright, MD

Dr. Asa C. and Mrs. Dorothy W. Jones Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery
Vice Chair, Clinical Affairs - Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery

Areas of Clinical Interest

Orthopedics, sports and related injuries. The use of arthroscopy in treating problems involving the knee, shoulder, elbow, foot, and ankle, orthopedic knee ligament injuries, shoulder rotator cuff disease.

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: A
Floor: 6
Office Phone: 314-514-3500

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Office Phone: 314-514-3500

Education

Education

Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center 1999
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Vanderbilt University 1993
Medical School: University Of Missouri 1988

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Baseline predictors of health-related quality of life after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a longitudinal analysis of a multicenter cohort at two and six years.
Dunn WR, Wolf BR, Harrell FE Jr, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, MOON Knee Group, Spindler KP
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Apr 1; 97(7)551-7. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00248.

PMID:
    25834079
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Factors associated with infection following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Brophy RH, Wright RW, Huston LJ, Nwosu SK, MOON Knee Group, Spindler KP
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Mar 18; 97(6)450-4. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00694.

PMID:
    25788300
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Multirater agreement of the causes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction failure: a radiographic and video analysis of the MARS cohort.
Matava MJ, Arciero RA, Baumgarten KM, Carey JL, DeBerardino TM, Hame SL, Hannafin JA, Miller BS, Nissen CW, Taft TN, Wolf BR, Wright RW, MARS Group
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Feb; 43(2)310-9. doi: 10.1177/0363546514560880.

PMID:
    25537942
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Sensitivity of standing radiographs to detect knee arthritis: a systematic review of Level I studies.
Duncan ST, Khazzam MS, Burnham JM, Spindler KP, Dunn WR, Wright RW
Arthroscopy. 2015 Feb; 31(2)321-8. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2014.08.023.

PMID:
    25312767
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of graft choice on the outcome of revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Cohort.
MARS Group, MARS Group
Am J Sports Med. 2014 Oct; 42(10)2301-10. doi: 10.1177/0363546514549005.

PMID:
    25274353
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Trochlear groove osteochondritis dissecans of the knee patellofemoral joint.
Wall EJ, Heyworth BE, Shea KG, Edmonds EW, Wright RW, Anderson AF, Eismann EA, Myer GD
J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Sep; 34(6)625-30. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000212.

PMID:
    25126843
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Meniscal repair with concurrent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: operative success and patient outcomes at 6-year follow-up.
Westermann RW, Wright RW, Spindler KP, Huston LJ, MOON Knee Group, Wolf BR
Am J Sports Med. 2014 Sep; 42(9)2184-92. doi: 10.1177/0363546514536022.

PMID:
    25023440
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Two-incision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Wright RW
J Knee Surg. 2014 Oct; 27(5)343-6. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1384217.

PMID:
    24992342
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Symptoms of pain do not correlate with rotator cuff tear severity: a cross-sectional study of 393 patients with a symptomatic atraumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tear.
Dunn WR, Kuhn JE, Sanders R, An Q, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Holloway GB, Jones GL, Ma CB, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Poddar SK, Smith MV, Spencer EE, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, Wright RW
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 May 21; 96(10)793-800. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01304.

PMID:
    24875019
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Nonoperative treatment of osteochondritis dissecans of the knee.
Yang JS, Bogunovic L, Wright RW
Clin Sports Med. 2014 Apr; 33(2)295-304. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2013.11.003.

PMID:
    24698044
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Shoulder activity level is not associated with the severity of symptomatic, atraumatic rotator cuff tears in patients electing nonoperative treatment.
Brophy RH, Dunn WR, Kuhn JE, MOON Shoulder Group
Am J Sports Med. 2014 May; 42(5)1150-4. doi: 10.1177/0363546514526854.

PMID:
    24658346
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Are articular cartilage lesions and meniscus tears predictive of IKDC, KOOS, and Marx activity level outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? A 6-year multicenter cohort study.
Cox CL, Huston LJ, Dunn WR, Reinke EK, Nwosu SK, Parker RD, Wright RW, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Amendola A, McCarty EC, Spindler KP
Am J Sports Med. 2014 May; 42(5)1058-67. doi: 10.1177/0363546514525910.

PMID:
    24647881
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Intraobserver and interobserver agreement in the classification and treatment of midshaft clavicle fractures.
Jones GL, Bishop JY, Lewis B, Pedroza AD, MOON Shoulder Group
Am J Sports Med. 2014 May; 42(5)1176-81. doi: 10.1177/0363546514523926.

PMID:
    24573571
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Anterior cruciate ligament tunnel placement.
Wolf BR, Ramme AJ, Britton CL, Amendola A, MOON Knee Group
J Knee Surg. 2014 Aug; 27(4)309-17. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1364101.

PMID:
    24414390
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The duration of symptoms does not correlate with rotator cuff tear severity or other patient-related features: a cross-sectional study of patients with atraumatic, full-thickness rotator cuff tears.
MOON Shoulder Group:, Unruh KP, Kuhn JE, Sanders R, An Q, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Holloway BG, Jones GL, Ma BC, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Poddar SK, Smith MV, Spencer EE, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, Wright RW, Dunn WR
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Jul; 23(7)1052-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2013.10.001.

PMID:
    24411924
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Correlation between magnetic resonance imaging and clinical outcomes after knee cartilage repair: author's response.
Blackman AJ, Smith MV, Flanigan DC, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH
Am J Sports Med. 2013 Nov; 41(11)NP49-50.

PMID:
    24344388
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transtibial ACL femoral tunnel preparation increases odds of repeat ipsilateral knee surgery.
Duffee A, Magnussen RA, Pedroza AD, Flanigan DC, MOON Group, Kaeding CC
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Nov 20; 95(22)2035-42. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.00187.

PMID:
    24257662
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Are younger patients undergoing TKAs appropriately characterized as active?
Keeney JA, Nunley RM, Wright RW, Barrack RL, Clohisy JC
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Apr; 472(4)1210-6. doi: 10.1007/s11999-013-3376-x.

PMID:
    24249533
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Correlation between magnetic resonance imaging and clinical outcomes after knee cartilage repair: letter to the editor.
de Windt TS, Welsch GH, Brittberg M, Vonk L, Marlovits S, Trattnig S, Saris DB, Blackman AJ, Smith MV, Flanigan DC, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH
Am J Sports Med. 2013 Nov; 41(11)NP48-50. doi: 10.1177/0363546513510140.

PMID:
    24187027
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Interscalene brachial plexus block for arthroscopic shoulder surgery: a systematic review.
Hughes MS, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH, Smith MV
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Jul 17; 95(14)1318-24. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01116.

PMID:
    23864181
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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