John C. Clohisy, MD
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Director, Center for Adolescent and Young Hip Disorders
Co-Chief, Adult Reconstructive Surgery Service
Director, Fellowship in Joint Preservation, Resurfacing and Replacement
Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Disorders
Hip Reconstructive Surgery - Adult
Knee Reconstructive Surgery - Adult
Additional Features and Interviews with Dr. Clohisy:
Preserving Damaged or Dysfunctional Hips in Young Adults
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Your Health Update: Hip Check
Washington University School of Medicine,
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8233
Areas of Clinical Interest
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
11300 West Pavilion, One Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
Special interest in hip disorders of the young adult and adolescent including: sports injuries, hip impingement, hip dysplasia, Perthes deformities, non-arthritic and early hip joint problems. Surgical expertise in hip arthroscopy, osteotomies, impingement procedures and replacement procedures. Disorders of the hip and knee; interests include total joint replacement surgery, minimally invasive hip replacement, hip resurfacing, and hip and knee revision procedures. Special interest in hip replacement and hip resurfacing in young patients.
Areas of Research Interest
Research interests include the diagnosis and treatment of pre-arthritic and early arthritic hip disorders. Optimizing joint replacement procedures in young patients and total joint arthroplasty patient surveillance
Medical Degree: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1989
Fellowship: Orthopedic Research Fellowship, Saint Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, Missouri, 1992
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Saint Louis University Health Center, St. Louis, Missouri, 1996
Fellowship: Adult Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surg, Mass Gen Hosp/Harvard Med School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1997
Honors and Awards
John Cochran Veteran's Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis Shriners Hospital
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2009-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Physician Award (Excellence in Patient Care) Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, 2008
National Football League Clinical Research Grant - "Standardization of Disease Classification to Improve the Treatment of Athletic Hip Disorders"
Barnes-Jewish Hospital Foundation Clinical Research Grant-"Optimizing Young Adult Hip Procedures"
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Journal of Orthopaedic Research
Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Nepple JJ, Martel JM, Kim YJ, Zaltz I, Clohisy JC; ANCHOR Study Group. "Do Plain Radiographs Correlate With CT for Imaging of Cam-type Femoroacetabular Impingement?" Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Aug 29.
Nepple JJ, Larson CM, Smith MV, Kim YJ, Zaltz I, Sierra RJ, Clohisy JC. "The Reliability of Arthroscopic Classification of Acetabular Rim Labrochondral Disease." Am J Sports Med. 2012 Aug 27.
Lehmann CL, Nepple JJ, Baca G, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC. "Do Fluoroscopy and Postoperative Radiographs Correlate for Periacetabular Osteotomy Corrections?" Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Aug 28.
Clohisy JC, Ross JR, North JD, Nepple JJ, Schoenecker PL. "What Are the Factors Associated With Acetabular Correction in Perthes-like Hip Deformities?" Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Aug 16.
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.
Keeney JA, Ellison BS, Maloney WJ, Clohisy JC. "Is Routine Mid-term Total Hip Arthroplasty Surveillance Beneficial?" Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Jun 6.
Hunt D, Prather H, Harris Hayes M, Clohisy JC. "Clinical Outcomes Analysis of Conservative and Surgical Treatment of Patients With Clinical Indications of Prearthritic, Intra-articular Hip Disorders." PM R. 2012 Jul;4(7):479-87.
Ross JR, Nepple JJ, Baca G, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC. "Intraarticular Abnormalities in Residual Perthes and Perthes-like Hip Deformities." Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 May 9.
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.
Prather H, Van Dillen LR, Kymes SM, Armbrecht MA, Stwalley D, Clohisy JC. "Impact of coexistent lumbar spine disorders on clinical outcomes and physician charges associated with total hip arthroplasty." Spine J. 2012 May;12(5):363-9.
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.
Harris-Hayes M, Steger-May K, Pashos G, Clohisy JC, Prather H. "Stride activity level in young and middle-aged adults with hip disorders." Physiother Theory Pract. 2012 Jul;28(5):333-43.
Nepple JJ, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC. "Treatment of posttraumatic labral interposition with surgical hip dislocation and labral repair." Iowa Orthop J. 2011;31:187-92.
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.
Bedigrew KM, Ruh EL, Zhang Q, Clohisy JC, Barrack RL, Nunley RM. "2011 Marshall Urist Young Investigator Award: when to release patients to high-impact activities after hip resurfacing." Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Jan;470(1):299-306.
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