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Faculty Physicians

Robert Brophy, MD

Associate Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of Clinical Interest

Sports related injuries in all ages. Special interests include arthroscopic treatment of cartilage injuries, soccer related injuries, and sports related injuries of the shoulder. Assistant team physician for the St. Louis Rams and St. Louis Blues, orthopedics

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Financial Disclosures

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

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/Shoulder, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York 2007
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York 2002
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine 2001
B.S.: Stanford University, Stanford, California 1995

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Factors associated with infection following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Brophy RH, Wright RW, Huston LJ, Nwosu SK, MOON Knee Group, Spindler KP
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Mar 18; 97(6)450-4. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00694.

PMID:
    25788300
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Multirater agreement of the causes of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction failure: a radiographic and video analysis of the MARS cohort.
Matava MJ, Arciero RA, Baumgarten KM, Carey JL, DeBerardino TM, Hame SL, Hannafin JA, Miller BS, Nissen CW, Taft TN, Wolf BR, Wright RW, MARS Group
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Feb; 43(2)310-9. doi: 10.1177/0363546514560880.

PMID:
    25537942
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of graft choice on the outcome of revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Cohort.
MARS Group, MARS Group
Am J Sports Med. 2014 Oct; 42(10)2301-10. doi: 10.1177/0363546514549005.

PMID:
    25274353
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Arthroscopic partial meniscectomy was not better than sham surgery for medial meniscal tear.
Brophy R
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Aug 20; 96(16)1396. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.9616.ebo521.

PMID:
    25143500
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Meniscal repair with concurrent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: operative success and patient outcomes at 6-year follow-up.
Westermann RW, Wright RW, Spindler KP, Huston LJ, MOON Knee Group, Wolf BR
Am J Sports Med. 2014 Sep; 42(9)2184-92. doi: 10.1177/0363546514536022.

PMID:
    25023440
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The role of activity level in orthopaedics: an important prognostic and outcome variable.
Brophy RH, Lin K, Smith MV
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014 Jul; 22(7)430-6. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-22-07-430.

PMID:
    24966249
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Public perception regarding anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
Matava MJ, Howard DR, Polakof L, Brophy RH
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 May 21; 96(10)e85. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.00705.

PMID:
    24875037
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Total knee arthroplasty after previous knee surgery: expected interval and the effect on patient age.
Brophy RH, Gray BL, Nunley RM, Barrack RL, Clohisy JC
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 May 21; 96(10)801-5. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.00105.

PMID:
    24875020
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Symptoms of pain do not correlate with rotator cuff tear severity: a cross-sectional study of 393 patients with a symptomatic atraumatic full-thickness rotator cuff tear.
Dunn WR, Kuhn JE, Sanders R, An Q, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Holloway GB, Jones GL, Ma CB, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Poddar SK, Smith MV, Spencer EE, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, Wright RW
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 May 21; 96(10)793-800. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01304.

PMID:
    24875019
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Relationship of gene expression in the injured human meniscus to body mass index: a biologic connection between obesity and osteoarthritis.
Rai MF, Patra D, Sandell LJ, Brophy RH
Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Aug; 66(8)2152-64. doi: 10.1002/art.38643.

PMID:
    24692131
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Shoulder activity level is not associated with the severity of symptomatic, atraumatic rotator cuff tears in patients electing nonoperative treatment.
Brophy RH, Dunn WR, Kuhn JE, MOON Shoulder Group
Am J Sports Med. 2014 May; 42(5)1150-4. doi: 10.1177/0363546514526854.

PMID:
    24658346
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Intraobserver and interobserver agreement in the classification and treatment of midshaft clavicle fractures.
Jones GL, Bishop JY, Lewis B, Pedroza AD, MOON Shoulder Group
Am J Sports Med. 2014 May; 42(5)1176-81. doi: 10.1177/0363546514523926.

PMID:
    24573571
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Anterior cruciate ligament tunnel placement.
Wolf BR, Ramme AJ, Britton CL, Amendola A, MOON Knee Group
J Knee Surg. 2014 Aug; 27(4)309-17. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1364101.

PMID:
    24414390
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The duration of symptoms does not correlate with rotator cuff tear severity or other patient-related features: a cross-sectional study of patients with atraumatic, full-thickness rotator cuff tears.
MOON Shoulder Group:, Unruh KP, Kuhn JE, Sanders R, An Q, Baumgarten KM, Bishop JY, Brophy RH, Carey JL, Holloway BG, Jones GL, Ma BC, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Poddar SK, Smith MV, Spencer EE, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, Wright RW, Dunn WR
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2014 Jul; 23(7)1052-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2013.10.001.

PMID:
    24411924
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Correlation between magnetic resonance imaging and clinical outcomes after knee cartilage repair: author's response.
Blackman AJ, Smith MV, Flanigan DC, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH
Am J Sports Med. 2013 Nov; 41(11)NP49-50.

PMID:
    24344388
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Transtibial ACL femoral tunnel preparation increases odds of repeat ipsilateral knee surgery.
Duffee A, Magnussen RA, Pedroza AD, Flanigan DC, MOON Group, Kaeding CC
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Nov 20; 95(22)2035-42. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.00187.

PMID:
    24257662
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Correlation between magnetic resonance imaging and clinical outcomes after knee cartilage repair: letter to the editor.
de Windt TS, Welsch GH, Brittberg M, Vonk L, Marlovits S, Trattnig S, Saris DB, Blackman AJ, Smith MV, Flanigan DC, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH
Am J Sports Med. 2013 Nov; 41(11)NP48-50. doi: 10.1177/0363546513510140.

PMID:
    24187027
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Results of shoulder stabilization surgery in athletes.
Brophy RH
Clin Sports Med. 2013 Oct; 32(4)825-32. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2013.07.015.

PMID:
    24079438
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cartilage defect of lunate facet of distal radius after fracture treated with osteochondral autograft from knee.
Mall NA, Rubin DA, Brophy RH, Goldfarb CA
Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2013 Jul; 42(7)331-4.

PMID:
    24078947
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Interscalene brachial plexus block for arthroscopic shoulder surgery: a systematic review.
Hughes MS, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH, Smith MV
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Jul 17; 95(14)1318-24. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01116.

PMID:
    23864181
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians work collaboratively with pharmaceutical or medical device companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our faculty physicians are paid by these commercial companies to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this web site, physicians earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following earned financial interests during calendar year 2014.

Company Name: Istos Technologies

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $10,001 - $25,000

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2015