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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

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

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 Jun 1; 363546518777732. doi: 10.1177/0363546518777732.

PMID:
    29882693
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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. 2018 Apr 13; doi: 10.1055/s-0038-1641137.

PMID:
    29653445
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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
    [PubMed - in process]
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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
    [PubMed - in process]
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Surgical stabilization for first-time shoulder dislocators: a multicenter analysis.
Rugg CM, Hettrich CM, Ortiz S, Wolf BR, MOON Shoulder Instability Group., Zhang AL
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Apr; 27(4)674-685. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2017.10.041.

PMID:
    29321108
    [PubMed - in process]
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Transcriptome comparison of meniscus from patients with and without osteoarthritis.
Brophy RH, Zhang B, Cai L, Wright RW, Sandell LJ, Rai MF
Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2018 Mar; 26(3)422-432. doi: 10.1016/j.joca.2017.12.004.

PMID:
    29258882
    [PubMed - in process]
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Risk Factors and Predictors of Significant Chondral Surface Change From Primary to Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A MOON and MARS Cohort Study.
MARS Group., Magnussen RA, Borchers JR, Pedroza AD, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Spindler KP, Wright RW, Kaeding CC, Allen CR, Anderson AF, Cooper DE, DeBerardino TM, Dunn WR, Lantz BA, Mann B, Stuart MJ, Albright JP, Amendola A, 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 5th, 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, 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
Am J Sports Med. 2018 Mar; 46(3)557-564. doi: 10.1177/0363546517741484.

PMID:
    29244532
    [PubMed - in process]
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Change in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Choice and Outcomes Over Time.
Kaeding CC, Pedroza AD, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, Hewett TE, Flanigan DC, MOON Knee Group., Spindler KP
Arthroscopy. 2017 Nov; 33(11)2007-2014. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2017.06.019.

PMID:
    28847572
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Variance in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Graft Selection based on Patient Demographics and Location within the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network Cohort.
Houck DA, Kraeutler MJ, Vidal AF, McCarty EC, Bravman JT, Wolcott ML, MOON Knee Group.
J Knee Surg. 2018 May; 31(5)472-478. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1604147.

PMID:
    28701007
    [PubMed - in process]
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Surgical Predictors of Clinical Outcomes After Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
MARS Group., Allen CR, Anderson AF, Cooper DE, DeBerardino TM, Dunn WR, Haas AK, Huston LJ, Lantz BBA, Mann B, Nwosu SK, 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 5th, 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
Am J Sports Med. 2017 Sep; 45(11)2586-2594. doi: 10.1177/0363546517712952.

PMID:
    28696164
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Collaborative Orthopaedic Research Between and Within Institutions.
Wolf BR, Verma NN, Spindler KP, Wright RW
Instr Course Lect. 2017 Feb 15; 66653-658.

PMID:
    28594535
    [PubMed - in process]
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Subsequent Surgery After Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Rates and Risk Factors From a Multicenter Cohort.
MARS Group., Ding DY, Zhang AL, Allen CR, Anderson AF, Cooper DE, DeBerardino TM, Dunn WR, Haas AK, Huston LJ, Lantz BBA, 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 5th, 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
Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jul; 45(9)2068-2076. doi: 10.1177/0363546517707207.

PMID:
    28557557
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Changes by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education: Success or Failure?: An AOA Critical Issues Symposium.
Thompson TL, Wright RW, Nasca TJ
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 May 17; 99(10)e51. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.16.00808.

PMID:
    28509835
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 May; 45(6)1413-1419. doi: 10.1177/0363546516688657.

PMID:
    28298058
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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. 2017 May/Jun; 9(3)247-251. doi: 10.1177/1941738116683146.

PMID:
    27940573
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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; 45(3)541-549.

PMID:
    27802963
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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