Dr. Dean G. Lorich is the Associate Director of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at Hospital for Special Surgery and NewYork Presbyterian Hospital. In addition, he is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College and member of the teaching faculty of the AO/ASIF.
After the completion of his residency at The University Hospital of Pennsylvania in 1995, Dr. Lorich completed a fellowship in Orthopaedic Trauma at Hospital for Special Surgery in 1996. Dr. Lorich was selected for the prestigious Martin Allgower Traveling Trauma Fellow in Bern, Switzerland under Rheinhold Ganz, MD, and Christian Krettek, MD, in Hanover, Germany. He continues to be actively involved in Orthopaedic research while lecturing nationally and internationally.
Dr. Lorich was recruited to Hospital for Special Surgery from Albert Einstein School of Medicine, where he was Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma and Director of Orthopaedics for five years.
Dr. Lorich has published and lectured in depth on Orthopaedic Trauma, with emphasis on intra-articular fractures, orthopaedic care of the polytrauma patient, and orthopaedic care of geriatric fractures particularly of the hip and wrist.
Brighton CT, Lorich DG, Kupcha R, Reilly TM, Jones AR. The Pericyte As A Possible Osteoprogenitor Cell. Clinical Orthopaedics And Related Research 275:287–299, 1991.
Helfet DL, Lorich DG. The Use Of A Single Limited Posterior Approach, And The Reduction Techniques For Specific Patterns Of Acetabular Fractures. Operative Tech In Orthopaedic 6:196-205, 1997.
Lorich DG, Brighton CT, Corsetti JR, Gupta R, Levine SE, Gelb ID, Pollack SR. Biochemical Pathway Mediating The respose of Bone Cells To Capactive Coupling. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 350:246-256, 1998.
Helfet DL, Lorich DG. Retrograde Intramedullary Nail Treatment Of Supracondylar Femoral Fractures. Clinical Orthopaedic and Related Research 350:80-84, 1998.
Lorich DG, Yacoubian S, Geller D. An Innovative Mode of Intramedullary Fixation. International Review of Modern Surgery 62, 2002.
Gardner MJ, Brophy RH, Campbell D, Mahajan A, Wright TM, Helfet DL, Lorich DG. The Biomechanical Behavior of Locking Compression Plates Compared with Dynamic Compression Plates in Osteoporotic Radii. Accepted by Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma May 2004.
Gardner MJ, Yacoubian S, Geller D, Pode M, Mintz D, Helfet D, Lorich DG. Prediction of soft tissue injuries in Schatzker II tibial plateau fractures based on measurements of plain x-rays. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.
Gardner MJ, Demetrakopoulos D, Briggs SM, Helfet DL, Lorich DG. Malreduction of the Tibiofibular Syndesmosis in Ankle Fractures. Accepted for publication, Foot and Ankle Internationl July 2005.
Bartlett CS, Rapuono BE, Lorich DG, Wu T, Anderson RC, Tomin E, Hsu JF, Lane JM, Helfet DL. Early Changes in Prostaglandins Precede Bone Formation in a Rabbit Model of Heterotopic Ossification. Accepted for Publication, Bone, August 2005.
Gardner MJ, Brodsky A, Briggs SM, Nielson JH, Lorich DG. Fixation of Posterior Maleolar Fractures for Syndesmotic Stability. An MRI and Biomechanical Study. Accepted to CORR August 2005.For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.
Luke T, Yacoubian S, Sallis JG, Plancher K, Lorich DG. Biomechanical Study Comparing IM Rodding and Compression Plating in Forearm Fractures. 9th Congress of the European Society of Sports, Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy September 2000, London, England.
Nielson JH, Sallis JG, Potter H, Helfet DL, Lorich DG. Unsuspected Ligamentous Injuries in Ankle Fractures. AAOS March 2001, San Francisco, California.
Nielson J, Sallis JG, Potter H, Helfet DG, Lorich DG. Interosseous Membrane Tears in Relations to the Fibular Fracture. American Foot and Ankle Summer Meeting July 2001, San Francisco, California.
Hirsh L, Potter H, Melone C, Lorich DG. The Efficacy of MRI in The Evaluation of Concomitant Soft Tissue Injury With Distal Radius Fracture. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Adrian E. Flatt Resident and Fellows Conference, October 2001, Baltimore, Maryland.
Nielson JH, Sallis JG, Potter H, Helfet DL, Lorich DG. Correlation Of Interosseous Membrane Tears To The Level Of The Fibula Fracture. Orthopaedic Trauma Association October 2001, San Diego, California.