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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

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 Apr 16; pii: S1058-2746(19)30140-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2019.02.020.

PMID:
    31003889
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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
    [PubMed - in process]
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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 Feb 21; pii: S1063-4584(19)30850-7. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2019.02.792.

PMID:
    30797944
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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. 2018 Oct 31; doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-17-00637.

PMID:
    30383578
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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. 2018 Oct 31; doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-17-00090.

PMID:
    30383577
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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
    [PubMed - in process]
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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
    [PubMed - in process]
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Comprehensive Review of the Elbow Physical Examination.
Smith MV, Lamplot JD, Wright RW, Brophy RH
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Oct 1; 26(19)678-687. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-16-00622.

PMID:
    30095513
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Development of the KOOS<sub>global</sub> Platform to Measure Patient-Reported Outcomes After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
Jacobs CA, Peabody MR, Lattermann C, Vega JF, Huston LJ, Spindler KP, MOON Knee Group., Amendola A, Andrish JT, Brophy RH, Dunn WR, Flanigan DC, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Reinke EK, Wolcott ML, Wolf BR, Wright RW, Vidal AF
Am J Sports Med. 2018 Oct; 46(12)2915-2921. doi: 10.1177/0363546518789619.

PMID:
    30074823
    [PubMed - in process]
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Physiologic Preoperative Knee Hyperextension Is a Predictor of Failure in an Anterior Cruciate Ligament Revision Cohort: A Report From the MARS Group.
MARS Group., Cooper DE, Dunn WR, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Spindler KP, Allen CR, Anderson AF, DeBerardino TM, Lantz BBA, Mann B, Stuart MJ, 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 V 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, 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 SJ, Taft TN, Tenuta JJ, Tingstad EM, Vidal AF, Viskontas DG, White RA, Williams JS Jr, Wolcott ML, Wolf BR, York JJ, Wright RW
Am J Sports Med. 2018 Oct; 46(12)2836-2841. doi: 10.1177/0363546518777732.

PMID:
    29882693
    [PubMed - in process]
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Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Outcomes at a Minimum of 5-Year Follow-Up: A Systematic Review.
Wright RW, Johnson L, Brophy RH, Bogunovic L, Matava MJ, Smith MV
J Knee Surg. 2019 Mar; 32(3)218-221. doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1641137.

PMID:
    29653445
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Ten-Year Outcomes and Risk Factors After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A MOON Longitudinal Prospective Cohort Study.
MOON Knee Group., Spindler KP, Huston LJ, Chagin KM, Kattan MW, Reinke EK, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Brophy RH, Cox CL, Dunn WR, Flanigan DC, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Magnussen RA, Marx RG, Matava MJ, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Pedroza AD, Vidal AF, Wolcott ML, Wolf BR, Wright RW
Am J Sports Med. 2018 Mar; 46(4)815-825. doi: 10.1177/0363546517749850.

PMID:
    29543512
    [PubMed - in process]
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Descriptive Epidemiology of the MOON Shoulder Instability Cohort.
Kraeutler MJ, McCarty EC, Belk JW, Wolf BR, Hettrich CM, Ortiz SF, MOON Shoulder Instability Group., Bravman JT, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Bollier MJ, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Carpenter JE, Cox CL, Feeley BT, Grant JA, Jones GL, Kuhn JE, Kelly JD, Ma CB, Marx RG, Miller BS, Sennett BJ, Smith MV, Wright RW, Zhang AL
Am J Sports Med. 2018 Apr; 46(5)1064-1069. doi: 10.1177/0363546518755752.

PMID:
    29505730
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Differences in the Lateral Compartment Joint Space Width After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Data From the MOON Onsite Cohort.
Jones MH, MOON Knee Group., Spindler KP, Andrish JT, Cox CL, Dunn WR, Duryea J, Duong CL, Flanigan DC, Fleming BC, Huston LJ, Kaeding CC, Matava MJ, Obuchowski NA, Oksendahl HL, Parker RD, Scaramuzza EA, Smith MV, Winalski CS, Wright RW, Reinke EK
Am J Sports Med. 2018 Mar; 46(4)876-882. doi: 10.1177/0363546517751139.

PMID:
    29394877
    [PubMed - in process]
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Patient Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Scores Are Responsive to Early Changes in Patient Outcomes Following Arthroscopic Partial Meniscectomy.
Bernholt D, Wright RW, Matava MJ, Brophy RH, Bogunovic L, Smith MV
Arthroscopy. 2018 Apr; 34(4)1113-1117. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.10.047.

PMID:
    29373298
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