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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.

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

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
Phone: 314-514-3500

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

Effect of Pitching Consecutive Days in Youth Fast-Pitch Softball Tournaments on Objective Shoulder Strength and Subjective Shoulder Symptoms.
Skillington SA, Brophy RH, Wright RW, Smith MV
Am J Sports Med. 2017 Feb 1; 363546516688657. doi: 10.1177/0363546516688657.

PMID:
    28298058
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Knee Osteoarthritis Is Associated With Previous Meniscus and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery Among Elite College American Football Athletes.
Smith MV, Nepple JJ, Wright RW, Matava MJ, Brophy RH
Sports Health. 2016 Dec 9; pii: 1941738116683146.

PMID:
    27940573
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Predictors and Outcomes of Crossover to Surgery from Physical Therapy for Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis: A Randomized Trial Comparing Physical Therapy and Surgery.
Katz JN, Wright J, Spindler KP, Mandl LA, Safran-Norton CE, Reinke EK, Levy BA, Wright RW, Jones MH, Martin SD, Marx RG, Losina E
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Nov 16; 98(22)1890-1896.

PMID:
    27852905
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Patients Undergoing Shoulder Stabilization Surgery Have Elevated Shoulder Activity Compared With Sex- and Age-Matched Healthy Controls.
Brophy RH, Hettrich CM, Ortiz S, MOON Shoulder Instability Group., Wolf BR
Sports Health. 2016 Nov 2; pii: 1941738116676810.

PMID:
    27807259
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Does the Chronicity of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Ruptures Influence Patient-Reported Outcomes Before Surgery?
Nguyen JT, Wasserstein D, Reinke EK, Spindler KP, Mehta N, Doyle JB, MOON Group., Marx RG
Am J Sports Med. 2016 Nov 1; pii: 0363546516669344.

PMID:
    27802963
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Erratum to: Patient demographics and surgical characteristics in ACL revision: a comparison of French, Norwegian, and North American cohorts.
Magnussen RA, Trojani C, Granan LP, Neyret P, Colombet P, Engebretsen L, Wright RW, Kaeding CC, MARS Group., SFA Revision ACL Group.
Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2016 Nov; 24(11)3694-3695.

PMID:
    26537594
    [PubMed - in process]
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Multicenter, Multisurgeon Research Groups Updates.
Wright RW
J Knee Surg. 2016 Oct; 29(7)527.

PMID:
    27699728
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of High-Grade Preoperative Knee Laxity on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Outcomes.
Magnussen RA, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, MOON Group., Hewett TE, Spindler KP
Am J Sports Med. 2016 Dec; 44(12)3077-3082.

PMID:
    27480978
    [PubMed - in process]
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The Use of MRI in Evaluating Knee Pain in Patients Aged 40 Years and Older.
Adelani MA, Mall NA, Brophy RH, Halstead ME, Smith MV, Wright RW
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016 Sep; 24(9)653-9. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-15-00681.

PMID:
    27479832
    [PubMed - in process]
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2013 Neer Award: predictors of failure of nonoperative treatment of chronic, symptomatic, full-thickness rotator cuff tears.
Dunn WR, Kuhn JE, Sanders R, An Q, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Harrell F, Holloway BG, Jones GL, Ma CB, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Poddar SK, Smith MV, Spencer EE, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, Wright RW, MOON Shoulder Group.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Aug; 25(8)1303-11. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2016.04.030.

PMID:
    27422460
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Fast-Pitch Softball Pitchers Experience a Significant Increase in Pain and Fatigue During a Single High School Season.
Yang JS, Stepan JG, Dvoracek L, Wright RW, Brophy RH, Smith MV
HSS J. 2016 Jul; 12(2)111-8. doi: 10.1007/s11420-016-9499-3.

PMID:
    27385938
    [PubMed]
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RNA Microarray Analysis of Macroscopically Normal Articular Cartilage from Knees Undergoing Partial Medial Meniscectomy: Potential Prediction of the Risk for Developing Osteoarthritis.
Rai MF, Sandell LJ, Zhang B, Wright RW, Brophy RH
PLoS One. 2016; 11(5)e0155373. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155373.

PMID:
    27171008
    [PubMed - in process]
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Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Predictors of Clinical Outcome After Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
MARS Group.
Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jul; 44(7)1671-9. doi: 10.1177/0363546516644218.

PMID:
    27161867
    [PubMed - in process]
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Novel Arthroscopic Classification of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee: A Multicenter Reliability Study.
Carey JL, Wall EJ, Grimm NL, Ganley TJ, Edmonds EW, Anderson AF, Polousky J, Murnaghan ML, Nissen CW, Weiss J, Lyon RM, Chambers HG, Research in OsteoChondritis of the Knee (ROCK) Group.
Am J Sports Med. 2016 Jul; 44(7)1694-8. doi: 10.1177/0363546516637175.

PMID:
    27159302
    [PubMed - in process]
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Subradiographic Foot and Ankle Fractures and Bone Contusions Detected by MRI in Elite Ice Hockey Players.
Baker JC, Hoover EG, Hillen TJ, Smith MV, Wright RW, Rubin DA
Am J Sports Med. 2016 May; 44(5)1317-23. doi: 10.1177/0363546515626181.

PMID:
    26888876
    [PubMed - in process]
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Factors Associated With High-Grade Lachman, Pivot Shift, and Anterior Drawer at the Time of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
Magnussen RA, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, MOON Group., Hewett TE, Spindler KP
Arthroscopy. 2016 Jun; 32(6)1080-5. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2015.11.018.

PMID:
    26821957
    [PubMed - in process]
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Outcomes of ACL Reconstruction in Patients with Diabetes.
Brophy RH, Huston LJ, Wright RW, Nwosu SK, Kaeding CC, Parker RD, Andrish JT, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Amendola A, Wolf BR, Dunn WR, Wolcott ML, Spindler KP
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 Jun; 48(6)969-73. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000876.

PMID:
    26765634
    [PubMed - in process]
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Prospective Player-Reported Injuries in Female Youth Fast-Pitch Softball Players.
Smith MV, Davis R, Brophy RH, Prather H, Garbutt J, Wright RW
Sports Health. 2015 Nov-Dec; 7(6)497-503. doi: 10.1177/1941738115606058.

PMID:
    26502442
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Fate of Meniscus Tears Left In Situ at the Time of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A 6-Year Follow-up Study From the MOON Cohort.
Duchman KR, Westermann RW, Spindler KP, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, Amendola A, MOON Knee Group., Wolf BR
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Nov; 43(11)2688-95. doi: 10.1177/0363546515604622.

PMID:
    26430058
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Understanding of Meniscus Injury and Expectations of Meniscus Surgery in Patients Presenting for Orthopaedic Care.
Brophy RH, Gefen AM, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Smith MV
Arthroscopy. 2015 Dec; 31(12)2295-300.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2015.05.003.

PMID:
    26163308
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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