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Rick W. Wright, MD

Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Executive Vice Chairman – Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine
Knee Reconstructive Surgery - Adult

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
VA Medical Center - St. Louis - John Cochran Division
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

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.

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • In the News

Location(s)

Location(s)

Center for Advanced Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-514-3500

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

2018 AOA Presidential Address: Developing Leaders and Training Thoroughbreds: AOA Critical Issues.
Wright RW
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Jul 17; 101(14)e70. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.19.00166.

PMID:
    31318815
    [PubMed - in process]
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Predictors of Patient-Reported Outcomes at 2 Years After Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
MARS Group., Wright RW, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Allen CR, Anderson AF, Cooper DE, DeBerardino TM, Dunn WR, Lantz BBA, Mann B, Spindler KP, Stuart MJ, Nwosu SK, Albright JP, Amendola AN, Andrish JT, Annunziata CC, Arciero RA, Bach BR Jr, Baker CL 3rd, Bartolozzi AR, Baumgarten KM, Bechler JR, Berg JH, Bernas GA, Brockmeier SF, Brophy RH, Bush-Joseph CA, Brad Butler V J, Campbell JD, Carey JL, Carpenter JE, Cole BJ, Cooper JM, Cox CL, Creighton RA, Dahm DL, David TS, Flanigan DC, Frederick RW, Ganley TJ, Garofoli EA, Gatt CJ Jr, Gecha SR, Giffin JR, Hame SL, Hannafin JA, Harner CD, Harris NL Jr, Hechtman KS, Hershman EB, Hoellrich RG, Hosea TM, Johnson DC, Johnson TS, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Kamath GV, Klootwyk TE, Levy BA, Ma CB, Maiers GP 2nd, Marx RG, Matava MJ, Mathien GM, McAllister DR, McCarty EC, McCormack RG, Miller BS, Nissen CW, O'Neill DF, Owens BD, Parker RD, Purnell ML, Ramappa AJ, Rauh MA, Rettig AC, Sekiya JK, Shea KG, Sherman OH, Slauterbeck JR, Smith MV, Spang JT, Svoboda LSJ, Taft TN, Tenuta JJ, Tingstad EM, Vidal AF, Viskontas DG, White RA, Williams JS Jr, Wolcott ML, Wolf BR, York JJ
Am J Sports Med. 2019 Jul 18; 363546519862279. doi: 10.1177/0363546519862279.

PMID:
    31318611
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Anterior and Rotational Knee Laxity Does Not Affect Patient-Reported Knee Function 2 Years After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
Magnussen R, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, MOON Knee Group., Andrish JT, Cox CL, Dunn WR, Flanigan DC, Hewett T, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Lorring D, Matava MJ, Parker RD, Pedroza A, Preston E, Richardson B, Schroeder B, Smith MV, Wright RW, Spindler KP
Am J Sports Med. 2019 Jul; 47(9)2077-2085. doi: 10.1177/0363546519857076.

PMID:
    31307221
    [PubMed - in process]
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Editorial Commentary: Return to Play Following Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
Wright RW
Arthroscopy. 2019 Jul; 35(7)2231-2232. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2019.04.021.

PMID:
    31272645
    [PubMed - in process]
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Neighborhood Socioeconomic Status Affects Patient-Reported Outcome 2 Years After ACL Reconstruction.
Jones MH, Reinke EK, Zajichek A, Kelley-Moore JA, Khair MM, Malcolm TL, MOON Knee Group., Spindler KP, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Brophy RH, Flanigan DC, Huston LJ, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, Parker RD, Wolf BR, Wright RW
Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Jun; 7(6)2325967119851073. doi: 10.1177/2325967119851073.

PMID:
    31263724
    [PubMed]
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The Perioperative Continuation of Aspirin in Patients Undergoing Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee.
Bogunovic L, Haas AK, Brophy RH, Matava MJ, Smith MV, Wright RW
Am J Sports Med. 2019 Jul; 47(9)2138-2142. doi: 10.1177/0363546519855643.

PMID:
    31226002
    [PubMed - in process]
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Relationship Between Sports Participation After Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and 2-Year Patient-Reported Outcome Measures.
MARS Group., Bigouette JP, Owen EC, Lantz BBA, Hoellrich RG, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Allen CR, Anderson AF, Cooper DE, DeBerardino TM, Dunn WR, Mann B, Spindler KP, Stuart MJ, Wright RW, Albright JP, Amendola AN, Andrish JT, Annunziata CC, Arciero RA, Bach BR Jr, Baker CL 3rd, Bartolozzi AR, Baumgarten KM, Bechler JR, Berg JH, Bernas GA, Brockmeier SF, Brophy RH, Bush-Joseph CA, Butler JB, Campbell JD, Carey JL, Carpenter JE, Cole BJ, Cooper JM, Cox CL, Creighton RA, Dahm DL, David TS, Flanigan DC, Frederick RW, Ganley TJ, Garofoli EA, Gatt CJ Jr, Gecha SR, Giffin JR, Hame SL, Hannafin JA, Harner CD, Harris NL Jr, Hechtman KS, Hershman EB, Hosea TM, Johnson DC, Johnson TS, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Kamath GV, Klootwyk TE, Levy BA, Ma CB, Maiers GP 2nd, Marx RG, Matava MJ, Mathien GM, McAllister DR, McCarty EC, McCormack RG, Miller BS, Nissen CW, O'Neill DF, Owens BD, Parker RD, Purnell ML, Ramappa AJ, Rauh MA, Rettig AC, Sekiya JK, Shea KG, Sherman OH, Slauterbeck JR, Smith MV, Spang JT, Svoboda SJ LTC, Taft TN, Tenuta JJ, Tingstad EM, Vidal AF, Viskontas DG, White RA, Williams JS Jr, Wolcott ML, Wolf BR, York JJ
Am J Sports Med. 2019 Jul; 47(9)2056-2066. doi: 10.1177/0363546519856348.

PMID:
    31225999
    [PubMed - in process]
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Factors Influencing Surgeon's Choice of Procedure for Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study.
Bishop JY, Hidden KA, Jones GL, Hettrich CM, Wolf BR, MOON Shoulder Group.
Arthroscopy. 2019 Jul; 35(7)2014-2025. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2019.02.035.

PMID:
    31208919
    [PubMed - in process]
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In Patients with Nonobstructive Meniscal Tears, Physiotherapy Was Noninferior to Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy for Knee Function Over a 24-Month Period.
Wright RW
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 May 15; 101(10)941. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.19.00177.

PMID:
    31094988
    [PubMed - in process]
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Clinical Outcomes After Anterior Shoulder Stabilization in Overhead Athletes: An Analysis of the MOON Shoulder Instability Consortium.
Trinh TQ, Naimark MB, Bedi A, Carpenter JE, Robbins CB, MOON Shoulder Instability Group., Grant JA, Miller BS, Ortiz S, Bollier MJ, Kuhn JE, Cox CL, Ma CB, Feeley BT, Zhang AL, McCarty EC, Bravman JT, Bishop JY, Jones GL, Brophy RH, Wright RW, Smith MV, Marx RG, Baumgarten KM, Wolf BR, Hettrich CM, Miller BS
Am J Sports Med. 2019 May; 47(6)1404-1410. doi: 10.1177/0363546519837666.

PMID:
    31042440
    [PubMed - in process]
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Sex-related differences in patients undergoing surgery for shoulder instability: a Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) Shoulder Instability cohort study.
Magnuson JA, Wolf BR, Cronin KJ, Jacobs CA, Ortiz SF, Bishop JY, Baumgarten KM, MOON Shoulder Group., Hettrich CM
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019 Jun; 28(6)1013-1021. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2019.02.020.

PMID:
    31003889
    [PubMed - in process]
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Early MRI-based Changes in Patients with Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis.
Collins JE, Losina E, Marx RG, Guermazi A, Jarraya M, Jones MH, Levy BA, Mandl LA, Martin SD, Wright RW, Spindler KP, Katz JN, MeTeOR Investigator Group.
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 Apr 1; doi: 10.1002/acr.23891.

PMID:
    30932360
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Outcomes of Grade III Medial Collateral Ligament Injuries Treated Concurrently With Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Multicenter Study.
Westermann RW, Spindler KP, Huston LJ, MOON Knee Group., Wolf BR
Arthroscopy. 2019 May; 35(5)1466-1472. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2018.10.138.

PMID:
    30878328
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Distinct degenerative phenotype of articular cartilage from knees with meniscus tear compared to knees with osteoarthritis.
Rai MF, Tycksen ED, Cai L, Yu J, Wright RW, Brophy RH
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2019 Jun; 27(6)945-955. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2019.02.792.

PMID:
    30797944
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Medial Tibial Slope Determined by Plain Radiography Is Not Associated with Primary or Recurrent Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears.
Su AW, Bogunovic L, Smith MV, Gortz S, Brophy RH, Wright RW, Matava MJ
J Knee Surg. 2018 Dec 21; doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1676456.

PMID:
    30577053
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Comprehensive Review of Provocative and Instability Physical Examination Tests of the Shoulder.
Hippensteel KJ, Brophy R, Smith MV, Wright RW
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Jun 1; 27(11)395-404. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-17-00637.

PMID:
    30383578
    [PubMed - in process]
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A Comprehensive Review of Physical Examination Tests of the Cervical Spine, Scapula, and Rotator Cuff.
Hippensteel KJ, Brophy R, Smith MV, Wright RW
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Jun 1; 27(11)385-394. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-17-00090.

PMID:
    30383577
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Patient Preferences for the Treatment of Shoulder and Proximal Biceps Disorders Are Associated With Patient Age, Race, Sex, and Activity Level.
Smith MV, Gosselin M, Steger-May K, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH
Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Oct; 6(10)2325967118800000. doi: 10.1177/2325967118800000.

PMID:
    30306097
    [PubMed]
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Opioid Consumption After Knee Arthroscopy.
Wojahn RD, Bogunovic L, Brophy RH, Wright RW, Matava MJ, Green JR 4th, Zalomek CA, Haas AK, Holloway WL, Garofoli EA, Smith MV
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Oct 3; 100(19)1629-1636. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.18.00049.

PMID:
    30277992
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Effect of High-Grade Preoperative Knee Laxity on 6-Year Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Outcomes.
Magnussen RA, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, MOON Knee Group., Hewett TE, Spindler KP, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Brophy RH, Dunn WR, Flanigan DC, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, Parker RD, Vidal AF, Wolcott ML, Wolf BR, Wright RW
Am J Sports Med. 2018 Oct; 46(12)2865-2872. doi: 10.1177/0363546518793881.

PMID:
    30193087
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