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Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Faculty

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Carolyn Hettrich, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor


Education

  • Undergraduate: Pomona College, Claremont, California
  • Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington
  • Masters in Public Health: Columbia University, New York, New York
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Certification

 

Training

  • Residency: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York
  • Fellowship in Orthopaedic Research: Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, New York
  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine/Shoulder Surgery: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

 

Clinical Interests

Shoulder

  • Arthroscopic surgery for rotator cuff tears, instability, labral disorders
  • Joint replacement surgery for the shoulder
    • Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
    • Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
    • Hemiarthroplasty (conventional and resurfacing)

Knee

  • Arthroscopic surgery for ACL reconstructions, meniscal and cartilage pathology
  • Open surgery for ligament repairs/reconstructions and cartilage pathology

Elbow

  • Arthroscopic surgery for loose bodies, synovitis, impingement
  • Open ligament reconstructions (Tommy John)

Acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joints

  • Open surgical repairs and reconstructions

Scapula

  • Muscle transfers and fusions for scapular winging

 

Research Interests

  • Clinical Outcome Research – Conditions affecting the shoulder, knee, and elbow
  • Basic Science – Genetics of orthopaedic conditions, tendon to bone healing

Honors and Awards

  • American Journal of Sports Medicine Systematic Review Award – July 2011
  • Lewis Clark Wagner Award for Orthopaedic Surgery Research – June 2010
  • AAOS Washington Health Policy Fellow – 2010
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association Resident/Fellow Award – April 2009
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association Research Award – June 2008
  • Zimmer/AOA Leadership Forum – June 2008
  • Clinician Scientist Development Program – June 2008
  • Young Investigator’s Initiative (USBJD) – September 2007 – May 2009
  • Best Poster Presentation, IHMEC Conference, Cuba 2002
  • NIH Medical Student Research Training Program, June 2001
  • First Team All Conference (SCIAC) in the javelin, 1999
  • National Qualifier in the javelin, 1999
  • Pomona College Scholar, 1998, 1999
  • NCAA Academic All-American Award for Volleyball, 1995 & 1998

 

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Harryman, DT; Hettrich, CM; Smith, KL; Campbell, B; Sidles, JA; Matsen, FA.  “A prospective multipractice investigation of patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears: the importance of comorbidities, practice, and other covariables on self-assessed shoulder function and health status.”  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American; 85(4):690-6, 2003.
  • Hettrich, CM; Weldon, EJ; Boorman, RS; Parsons, IM; Matsen, FA III.  “Preoperative Factors Associated With Greater Improvement in Self Assessed Shoulder Function Following Humeral Hemiarthroplasty.” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American; 86(7): 1446-51, 2004.
  • Montgomery, WH Jr; Wahl, M; Hettrich, C; Itoi, E; Lippitt, SB; Matsen, FA III.  “Anteroinferior Bone-Grafting Can Restore Stability in Osseous Glenoid Defects.” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery American; 87(9):1972-7, 2005.
  • Matsen, LJ; Hettrich, CM; Tan A; Smith KJ; Matsen FA. “Direct Injection of Blood into the Labrum Enhances the Stability Provided by the Glenoid Labral Socket.” Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 15(6):651-8, 2006.
  • Grose, A; Gardner, MJ, Hettrich, CM; Lorich DG; Helfet DM.  “Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Tibial Pilon Fractures Using a Lateral Approach.” Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 21(8):530-7, 2007.
  • Hettrich, CM; Crawford, D; Rodeo, SA.  “Cartilage Repair: 3rd Generation Cell-Based Technologies - Basic Science, Surgical Techniques, Clinical Outcomes.” Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, 16(4):230-235.  2008.
  • Boraiah, S; Hettrich, CM; Miller, A; Helfet, DL; Lorich, DG.  “Vascularity of the Femoral Head:  A Cadaveric MRI Study.” Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Br, 91(1):131-7.  2009.
  • Beamer, B; Hettrich, C; Lane, J.  “Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor:  An Essential Component of Angiogenesis and Fracture Healing.”  HSS Journal, 9 September 2009.
  • Hettrich, CM, Boraiah, S; Dyke, J; Neviaser, A; Helfet, DL; Lorich, DG.  “Vascularity of the Proximal Humerus:  A Cadaveric MRI Study.” American Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 92(4): 943-8.  2010.
  • Asheesh Bedi; David Kovacevic; Carolyn M. Hettrich; Lawrence Gulotta; John R. Ehteshami; Scott A. Rodeo.  “The Effect of MMP Inhibition On Tendon to Bone Healing.” Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 19(3) 384-91.  2010.
  • Dines, JS: Hettrich, CM; Lorich DG; Kelly B.  “Arthroscopic Removal of Proximal Humerus Locking Plates.” Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 18(3):409-11. 2010.
  • Hettrich, CM; Neviaser, A; Beamer, B; Lorich, DG.  “The Anterolateral Approach for the Fixation of Proximal Humerus Non-Unions.”  International Journal of Shoulder Surgery, (5)1:21-26.  2011.
  • Hettrich, CM; Rodeo SA; Hannafin JA; Ehteshami JR; Shubin Stein BE.  “The Effect of Muscle Paralysis Using Botox on the Healing of Tendon to Bone in a Rat Model.”  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 5(20):688-97.  2011.
  • Hettrich, CM; Neviaser A; Beamer BS; Paul, O; Lorich, DG.  “Locked Plating of the Proximal Humerus Using an Endosteal Implant to Support the Medial Column.”  Accepted, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.
  • Neviaser, AN; Hettrich, CM; Beamer, BS; Dines, JS; Lorich, DG.  “Endosteal Strut Augment Reduces Complications Associated With Proximal Humeral Locking Plates.”  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2011 Jun 21.
  • Neviaser, AN; Hettrich, CM; Dines, JS; Lorich, DG.  “Rates of AVN Following Proximal Humerus Fractures Treated with an Endosteal Implant and Locking Plate.”  Archives of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery.  2011 Aug 4.
  • Quatman, CE; Hettrich, CM; Schmitt, LC; Spindler KP.  “The Clinical Utility and Diagnostic Performance of MRI for Identification of Early and Advanced Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review”  American Journal of Sports Medicine, 7(39):1557-68. 2011.
  • Hettrich, CM; Beamer, BS; Bedi, A; Deland, K; Deng, XH; Lane, J; Rodeo SA.  “The Effect of Forteo on the Healing of Tendon to Bone in a Rat Model.” Accepted, Journal of Orthopaedic Research.
  • Hettrich, CM; Gasinu, S; Beamer, BS; Fox, A; Ying, O; Deng, XH; Rodeo SA. “The Effect of Immobilization on the Native and Repaired Tendon-to-Bone Interface.”  Submitted, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, American. 

 

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Carolyn M. Hettrich, MD, MPH, and Jo A. Hannafin, MD, PhD.  “How Sex Influences Joint Contractures”  AAOS Now, February 2010.
  • Manish Sethi, MD, A. Alex Jahangir, MD, Adrian Thomas, MD, and Carolyn Hettrich, MD, MPH. “Medical Liability Reform and HR 3200:  Do the Medical Liability Demonstration Project Awards predict the future direction of Medical Liability reform at HHS” AAOS Now, October 2010.
  • Carolyn M. Hettrich, MD, MPH; Richard C. Mather III, MD; Manish K. Sethi, MD; Ryan M. Nunley, MD; Amir A. Jahangir, MD, and the Washington Health Policy Fellows.  “The Costs of Defensive Medicine”  AAOS Now, December 2010.
  • R. Chad Mather, MD; Carolyn M Hettrich, MD, MPH; and Ryan Nunley, MD.  “Penalties Coming Under PPACA, PQRI”  AAOS Now, January 2011

 

Presentations

  • American Society of Human Genetics - “The Effect of Specimen Age on Harvest Turnaround Time”, Reham Habibian, Ressa Hassan, Carolyn Hettrich, Jei Wang.  Dallas, Texas 1999
  • Western Student Medical Research Forum - “Patient Contacts in a Rural Ecuadorian Clinic in Comparison to Rural U.S. Clinics”, Carolyn M. Hettrich, Matthew J. Thompson, Daniel D. Hunt.  Carmel, California 2002
  • International Health Medical Education Consortium – “Patient Contacts in an Ecuadorian Rural Clinic in Comparison to Rural U.S. Clinics”, Carolyn M. Hettrich, Matthew J. Thompson, Daniel D. Hunt.  Havana, Cuba 2002
  • Western Student Medical Research Forum – “Preoperative Factors Associated With Greater Functional Improvement Following Humeral Hemiarthroplasty” Carolyn M. Hettrich, Edward J Weldon III, Richard S. Boorman, I. Moby Parsons, Frederick A Matsen III.   Carmel, California 2003
  • Douglas Harryman Society Shoulder and Elbow Meeting – “Preoperative Factors Associated With Greater Functional Improvement Following Humeral Hemiarthroplasty”, Carolyn M. Hettrich, Edward J. Weldon III, Richard S. Boorman, I. Moby Parsons, Frederick A. Matsen III.  Seattle, Washington.  April 2003
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons – “Glenoid Contact Patterns in Normal, Denuded, and Reconstructed Glenohumeral Joints.”  Edward J. Weldon III, Richard S. Boorman, Carolyn M. Hettrich, Alexis Flalicov, Frederick A. Matsen III,  Washington D.C. May 2004
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons – “Preoperative Factors Associated with Improvement after Humeral Hemiarthroplasty”  Carolyn M. Hettrich, Edward J Weldon III, Richard S. Boorman, I. Moby Parsons, Frederick A. Matsen III   Washington D.C. May 2004
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons – “Anterior Inferior Bone Grafting Can Restore Stability in Osseous Glenoid Defects”  William Montgomery, Melvin Wahl, Carolyn Hettrich, Eiji Itoi, Steven Lippitt, Frederick A Matsen III.  West Palm Beach, Florida. November 2005
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – “Anterior Inferior Bone Grafting Can Restore Stability in Osseous Glenoid Defects”  William Montgomery, Melvin Wahl, Carolyn Hettrich, Eiji Itoi, Steven Lippitt, Frederick A Matsen III.  Chicago, Illinois. March 2006
  • OREF New York Resident Research Competition - “Vascularity of the Proximal Humerus:  A Cadaveric MRI Study” Carolyn M. Hettrich, Sreevathsa Boraiah, Jonathan Dyke, David Helfet, Dean Lorich.  New York, New York.  May 2008
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association - “Vascularity of the Proximal Humerus:  A Cadaveric MRI Study” Carolyn M. Hettrich, Sreevathsa Boraiah, Jonathan Dyke, David Helfet, Dean Lorich.  Denver, Colorado.  October 2008
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association - “The Effect of Muscle Paralysis Using Botox on the Healing of Tendon to Bone in a Rat Model”, Carolyn M. Hettrich; Scott A. Rodeo; Jo A. Hannafin; John R. Ehteshami; Beth E. Shubin Stein.  Las Vegas, Nevada.  October 2008
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association – “The Effect of MMP Inhibition on Tendon to Bone Healing”, Asheesh Bedi; David Kovacevic; Carolyn M. Hettrich, Lawrence Gulotta; John R.  Ehteshami; Scott A. Rodeo.  Las Vegas, Nevada.  October 2008
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Specialty Day – “The Effect of MMP Inhibition On Tendon to Bone Healing” Asheesh Bedi; David Kovacevic; Carolyn M. Hettrich; Lawrence Gulotta; John R. Ehteshami; Scott A. Rodeo.  Las Vegas, Nevada.  February 2009
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - “Vascularity of the Proximal Humerus:  A Cadaveric MRI Study” Carolyn M. Hettrich, Sreevathsa Boraiah, Jonathan Dyke, David L. Helfet, Dean G. Lorich.  Las Vegas, Nevada.  February 2009
  • Orthopaedic Research Society - “The Effect of Muscle Paralysis Using Botox on the Healing of Tendon to Bone in a Rat Model”, Carolyn M. Hettrich; Scott A. Rodeo; Jo A. Hannafin; John R. Ehteshami; Beth E. Shubin Stein.  Las Vegas, Nevada.  February 2009
  • Orthopaedic Research Society – “The Effect of MMP Inhibition On Tendon to Bone Healing” Asheesh Bedi; David Kovacevic; Carolyn M. Hettrich; Lawrence Gulotta; John R. Ehteshami; Scott A. Rodeo.  Las Vegas, Nevada.  February 2009 
  • Orthopaedic Research Society – “The Effect of a BMP2-7 Heterodimer on Tendon-Bone Healing in a Rabbit Model of ACL Reconstruction”  Asheesh Bedi; David Kovacevic; Carolyn M. Hettrich; Alice J. Fox; Lawrence Gulotta; Russell Warren; Scott A. Rodeo.  Las Vegas, Nevada.  February 2009.
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association – “Vascularity of the Proximal Humerus:  A Cadaveric MRI Study” Carolyn M. Hettrich, Sreevathsa Boraiah, Jonathan Dyke, David L. Helfet, Dean G. Lorich.   Paradise Island, Bahamas.  June 2009.
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Association - “The Effect of Forteo on the Healing of Tendon to Bone in a Rat Model”  Carolyn M. Hettrich, Asheesh Bedi, Brandon S. Beamer, Kate Deland, Joseph M. Lane, Scott A. Rodeo.  Paradise Island, Bahamas.  June 2009.
  • Orthopaedic Research Society – “Immediate vs. Delayed Loading Post-Operatively – Which Produces the Strongest Tendon to Bone Interface?"  Carolyn M. Hettrich, Selom Gasinu, Patrick Birmingham, Xiang-Hua Deng, Mark Stasiak, Scott A. Rodeo. New Orleans, Louisiana.  February 2010.
  • Orthopaedic Research Society - "The Effect of Recombinant Human Parathyroid Hormone on the Healing of Tendon to Bone in a Rat Model"   Carolyn M. Hettrich, Brandon S. Beamer, Asheesh Bedi, Kate Deland, Joseph M. Lane, Scott A. Rodeo. New Orleans, Louisiana.  February 2010.
  • Orthopaedic Research Society – “A Novel Model for the In Vivo Study of the Effect of Mechanical Load on Tendon-to-Bone Surface Healing”  Selom Gasinu, Carolyn M. Hettrich, Mark Stasiak, Alice J. Fox, Carl Imhauser, Xiang-Hua Deng, Scott A. Rodeo. New Orleans, Louisiana.  February 2010. 
  • Orthopaedic Research Society – “The Effect of Immobilization and Immediate Mechanical Load on Healing of the Tendon-to- Bone Interface in a Rat Model”  Patrick Birmingham, Alice Fox, Carolyn M. Hettrich, Selom Gasinu, Mark Stasiak, Xiang-Hua Deng, Scott Rodeo. New Orleans, Louisiana.  February 2010.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - “The Effect of Forteo on the Healing of Tendon to Bone in a Rat Model”  Carolyn M. Hettrich, Brandon S. Beamer, Asheesh Bedi, Kate Deland, Joseph M. Lane, Scott A. Rodeo.  New Orleans, Louisiana.  February 2010.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – “The Effect of Immobilization on the Rat Patellar Tendon”   Carolyn M. Hettrich,  Alice J. Fox, Selom Gasinu, Patrick Birmingham, Xiang-Hua Deng, Mark Stasiak, Scott A. Rodeo. New Orleans, Louisiana.  February 2010.
  • Orthopaedic Research Society – “The Effect of Mechanical Load on Tendon to Bone Healing”  Carolyn M. Hettrich, Selom Gasinu, Brandon Beamer, Mark Stasiak, Alice Fox, Xiang-Hua Deng, Olivia Ying, Scott Rodeo.  Long Beach, California.  January 2011.
  • Orthopaedic Research Society – “Adhesive Capsulitis: A Quantitative Analysis of Myofibroblast Proliferation”  Carolyn M. Hettrich, Edward DiCarlo, Katie Vadasdi, Riley Williams, Jo Hannafin.  Long Beach, California.  January 2011.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - “The Effect of Mechanical Load on Tendon to Bone Healing”  Carolyn M. Hettrich, Selom Gasinu, Brandon Beamer, Mark Stasiak, Alice Fox, Xiang-Hua Deng, Olivia Ying, Scott Rodeo.  San Diego, California.  February 2011.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act:  Impact on You and Your Patients”  Richard C. Mather, Carolyn M. Hettrich, Samir Mehta, Ryan Nunley.  San Diego, California.  February 2011.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – “Examining Sexual Dimorphism in CMC Arthritis, Hip Pathology, Risk for Fracture and ACL Tear, Shoulder Instability, and Adhesive Capsulitis”  Sheila Algan, Carolyn Hettrich, Julie Switzer.  San Diego, California.  February 2011.
  • AOCMF 1st Workshop Clinical Priority Program (CPP) Imaging and Planning of Surgery – “Assessment of femoral head vascularity using contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging” Carolyn M. Hettrich, Jonathan Dyke, Dean Lorich.  Freiburg, Germany.  May 2011
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine – “What is the Rate of Subsequent Surgery Following ACL Reconstruction?  Short and Mid-term Follow-up from the MOON Cohort.”  Carolyn M. Hettrich, Warren Dunn, Emily Reinke, MOON Group, Kurt Spindler.  San Diego, California.  July 2011.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – “What is the Rate of Subsequent Surgery Following ACL Reconstruction?  Short and Mid-term Follow-up from the MOON Cohort.”  Carolyn M. Hettrich, Warren Dunn, Emily Reinke, MOON Group, Kurt Spindler.  San Francisco, California.  February 2012.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – “Cost Effectiveness Analysis of Early Reconstruction vs Rehabilitation and Delayed Reconstruction for ACL Tears.”  Richard C. Mather, Carolyn M. Hettrich, Warren R. Dunn, Bernard R. Bach, Kurt P. Spindler.   San Francisco, California.  February 2012.
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – “Endosteal Strut Augment Reduces Complications Associated with Proximal Humeral Locking Plates”  Andrew Neviaser, Carolyn M. Hettrich, Joshua Dines, Dean G. Lorich. San Francisco, California.  February 2012.

 

Organizations

  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Medical Society of the State of New York
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Iowa Orthopaedic Society