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John C. Clohisy, MD

Current Position
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

Specialty Areas
Adolescent and Young Adult Hip Disorders
Hip Reconstructive Surgery - Adult
Knee Reconstructive Surgery - Adult
Orthopedic Surgery

Additional Features and Interviews with Dr. Clohisy:

Preserving Damaged or Dysfunctional Hips in Young Adults
Visit Dr. Clohisy's page on the Orthopedic Surgery website
Your Health Update:  Hip Check

Patients Seen At
Orthopedic Surgery Center
Center for Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place, A, 6
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-747-2599
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Washington University Orthopedics
14532 Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO  63017
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine,
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8233
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
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

Board Certification
Orthopedic Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
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
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
John Cochran Veteran's Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital
St. Louis Shriners Hospital

Honors and Awards
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"

Editorial Responsibilities

Associate Editor
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery

Consultant Reviewer
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Journal of Orthopaedic Research

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Larson CM, Kelly BT, Leunig M, Zaltz I, Clohisy JC. Regarding "surgical dislocation of the hip versus arthroscopic treatment of femoroacetabular impingement: a prospective matched-pair study with average 2-year follow-up". Arthroscopy. 2014 Feb;30(2):155-6.

Keeney JA, Nunley RM, Wright RW, Barrack RL, Clohisy JC. Are Younger Patients Undergoing TKAs Appropriately Characterized As Active? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Apr;472(4):1210-6.

Parvizi J, Nunley RM, Berend KR, Lombardi AV Jr, Ruh EL, Clohisy JC, Hamilton WG, Della Valle CJ, Barrack RL. High level of residual symptoms in young patients after total knee arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jan;472(1):133-7.

Millis MB, Lewis CL, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC. Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease and slipped capital femoral epiphysis: major developmental causes of femoroacetabular impingement. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013;21 Suppl 1:S59-63.

Nepple JJ, Byrd JW, Siebenrock KA, Prather H, Clohisy JC. Overview of treatment options, clinical results, and controversies in the management of femoroacetabular impingement. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013;21 Suppl 1:S53-8.

Clohisy JC, Kim YJ, Lurie J, Glyn-Jones S, Wall P, Wright R, Spindler K, Lohmander S. Clinical trials in orthopaedics and the future direction of clinical investigations for femoroacetabular impingement. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013;21 Suppl 1:S47-52.

Nepple JJ, Prather H, Trousdale RT, Clohisy JC, Beaulé PE, Glyn-Jones S, Rakhra K, Kim YJ. Diagnostic imaging of femoroacetabular impingement. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013;21 Suppl 1:S20-6.

Nepple JJ, Prather H, Trousdale RT, Clohisy JC, Beaulé PE, Glyn-Jones S, Kim YJ. Clinical diagnosis of femoroacetabular impingement. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2013;21 Suppl 1:S16-9.

Clohisy JC, Nepple JJ, Larson CM, Zaltz I, Millis M; Academic Network of Conservation Hip Outcome Research (ANCHOR) Members. Persistent structural disease is the most common cause of repeat hip preservation surgery. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Dec;471(12):3788-94.

Zywiel MG, Mont MA, Callaghan JJ, Clohisy JC, Kosashvili Y, Backstein D, Gross AE. Surgical challenges and clinical outcomes of total hip replacement in patients with Down's syndrome. Bone Joint J. 2013 Nov;95-B(11 Suppl A):41-5.

Adelani MA, Crook K, Barrack RL, Maloney WJ, Clohisy JC. What is the Prognosis of Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty in Patients 55 Years and Younger? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Nov 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Barrack RL, Krempec JA, Clohisy JC, McDonald DJ, Ricci WM, Ruh EL, Nunley RM. Accuracy of acetabular component position in hip arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Oct 2;95(19):1760-8.

Larkin BJ, Nyazee H, Motley J, Nunley RM, Clohisy JC, Barrack RL. Reply to the letter to the editor: hip resurfacing does not improve proprioception compared with THA. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Oct;471(10):3387-8

Hashimoto S, Rai MF, Gill CS, Zhang Z, Sandell LJ, Clohisy JC. Molecular characterization of articular cartilage from young adults with femoroacetabular impingement. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Aug 21;95(16):1457-64.

Ross JR, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC. Surgical dislocation of the hip: evolving indications. HSS J. 2013 Feb;9(1):60-9.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. John C. Clohisy

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