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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

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 - 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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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; 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]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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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What factors are predictors of emotional health in patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears?
Barlow JD, Bishop JY, Dunn WR, Kuhn JE, MOON Shoulder Group.
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Nov; 25(11)1769-1773. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2016.04.007.

PMID:
    27282735
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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 - indexed for MEDLINE]
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