Rick W. Wright, MD
Dr. Asa C. and Mrs. Dorothy W. Jones Professor in Orthopedic Surgery
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Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8233
Areas of Clinical Interest
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza,
11300 West Pavilion
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.
Medical School: University Of Missouri, 1988
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Vanderbilt University, 1993
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Minneapolis Sports Medicine Center, 1999
Honors and Awards
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Veteran Affairs Medical Center (John Cochran)
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2007-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
NCAA Award - Previous Knee Surgery is a Risk Factor for Knee Articular Cartilage Lesions Among College Football Athletes at the NFL Combine. The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2011
Charles S. Neer Award - Effectiveness of Physical Therapy in Treating Atraumatic Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: A Multi-Center Prospective Cohort Study. The American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 2011
Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Physician Award for Compassionate Care, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2002
The Cabaud Memorial Award, The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2002
Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Nepple JJ, Brophy RH, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Clohisy JC. "Radiographic Findings of Femoroacetabular Impingement in National Football League Combine Athletes Undergoing Radiographs for Previous Hip or Groin Pain." Arthroscopy. 2012 Jun 13.
Mall NA, Buchowski J, Zebala L, Wright RW, Matava MJ. "Spine and axial skeleton injuries in the national football league." Am J Sports Med. 2012 Aug;40(8):1755-61.
McKeon KE, Wright RW, Johnson JE, McCormick JJ, Klein SE. "Vascular anatomy of the tibiofibular syndesmosis." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 May 16;94(10):931-8.
Brophy RH, Smith MV, Latterman C, Jones MH, Reinke EK, Flanigan DC, Wright RW, Wolf BR. "Multi-investigator collaboration in orthopaedic surgery research compared to other medical fields." J Orthop Res. 2012 Oct;30(10):1523-8. doi: 10.1002/jor.22125.
Wright RW, Gill CS, Chen L, Brophy RH, Matava MJ, Smith MV, Mall NA. "Outcome of revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a systematic review." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Mar 21;94(6):531-6.
Mall NA, Matava MJ, Wright RW, Brophy RH. "Relation between anterior cruciate ligament graft obliquity and knee laxity in elite athletes at the national football league combine." Arthroscopy. 2012 Aug;28(8):1104-13.
Smith MV, Klein SE, Clohisy JC, Baca GR, Brophy RH, Wright RW. "Lower extremity-specific measures of disability and outcomes in orthopaedic surgery." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Mar 7;94(5):468-77.
Brophy RH, Wright RW, David TS, McCormack RG, Sekiya JK, Svoboda SJ, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Steger-May K; Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group. "Association between previous meniscal surgery and the incidence of chondral lesions at revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction." Am J Sports Med. 2012 Apr;40(4):808-14.
Nepple JJ, Wright RW, Matava MJ, Brophy RH. "Full-thickness knee articular cartilage defects in national football league combine athletes undergoing magnetic resonance imaging: prevalence, location, and association with previous surgery." Arthroscopy. 2012 Jun;28(6):798-806.
Smith MV, Calfee RP, Baumgarten KM, Brophy RH, Wright RW. "Upper extremity-specific measures of disability and outcomes in orthopaedic surgery." J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Feb 1;94(3):277-85.
Aleem A, Clohisy JC, Steger-May K, Kamath G, Wright RW. "Total knee arthroplasty: factors associated with patient compliance with followup." J Surg Orthop Adv. 2011 Fall;20(3):182-7.
Carlisle JC, Zebala LP, Shia DS, Hunt D, Morgan PM, Prather H, Wright RW, Steger-May K, Clohisy JC. "Reliability of various observers in determining common radiographic parameters of adult hip structural anatomy." Iowa Orthop J. 2011;31:52-8.
Kruse LM, Gray BL, Wright RW. "Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction rehabilitation in the pediatric population." Clin Sports Med. 2011 Oct;30(4):817-24.
Warner SJ, Smith MV, Wright RW, Matava MJ, Brophy RH. "Sport-specific outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction." Arthroscopy. 2011 Aug;27(8):1129-34.
Duwayri YM, Emery VB, Driskill MR, Earley JA, Wright RW, Paletta GA Jr, Thompson RW. "Positional compression of the axillary artery causing upper extremity thrombosis and embolism in the elite overhead throwing athlete." J Vasc Surg. 2011 May;53(5):1329-40.
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