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Investigating optimal strategies for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal problems

Investigating optimal strategies for the prevention
and treatment of musculoskeletal problems

Physiatry Research

The Physiatry Department is continuously exploring ways to improve established treatments and safe and effective adoption of novel techniques. Our ultimate goal is to identify the ideal treatment paradigm for our patients.

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Main Focus Areas of Research

Research areas diagram

Interventions/Procedures

  • Effectiveness
  • Safety
  • Personalized (gender/age)
  • Regenerative
    • Medicine and techniques/type

Predictors/Outcomes

  • Risk factors
  • Physical exam
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Personalized (gender/age)
  • Regenerative
    • Who responds best and why

Rehabilitation

  • Exercise prescription
  • Personalized (gender/age)
  • Regenerative
    • Pre- and post-procedure rehabilitation
 

Many of our studies encompass more than one focus area of research and range from basic science to translation human to clinical trials. They are conducted in collaboration with intramural and extramural researchers in radiology, orthopedics, neurology, primary care sports medicine, laboratory/pathology/chemistry, and physical therapy.

Learn more about our currently active studies.

Main Focus Areas of Research

Research areas diagram

Interventions/Procedures

  • Effectiveness
  • Safety
  • Personalized (gender/age)
  • Regenerative
    • Medicine and techniques/type

Predictors/Outcomes

  • Risk factors
  • Physical exam
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Personalized (gender/age)
  • Regenerative
    • Who responds best and why

Rehabilitation

  • Exercise prescription
  • Personalized (gender/age)
  • Regenerative
    • Pre- and post-procedure rehabilitation
 

Many of our studies encompass more than one focus area of research and range from basic science to translation human to clinical trials. They are conducted in collaboration with intramural and extramural researchers in radiology, orthopedics, neurology, primary care sports medicine, laboratory/pathology/chemistry, and physical therapy.

Learn more about our currently active studies.

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Physiatrist Researchers

Ellen Casey, MD
Ellen Casey, MD
Physiatry
Dr. Casey is a physiatrist specializing in the treatment of acute sports medicine injuries and spine disorders particularly in the female athlete.

Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Kirschner is a physiatrist specializing in interventional spine and sports medicine.

Emerald Lin, MD
Emerald Lin, MD
Physiatry
Dr. Lin is a physiatrist and a physician of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Her expertise lies in managing acute and chronic concussion.

Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Lutz is a physiatrist specializing in intradiscal biologic injections and the nonsurgical management of spine and joint injuries.

Elizabeth M. Manejias, MD
Elizabeth M. Manejias, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Manejias is a physiatrist and acupuncturist at the HSS Integrative Care Center. She specializes in the nonsurgical care of spine, musculoskeletal and neurological injuries.

Peter J. Moley, MD
Peter J. Moley, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine, Hip Preservation
Dr. Moley is board certified in both physiatry and sports medicine. He specializes in the nonsurgical treatment of hip, lower back, and general joint injuries.

Vijay B. Vad, MD
Vijay B. Vad, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine
Dr. Vad specializes in the treatment of arthritis and sports injuries of the spine, often using minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedures.

James F. Wyss, MD, PT
James F. Wyss, MD, PT
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine
Dr. Wyss is a physiatrist specializing in the nonsurgical management and rehabilitation of common musculoskeletal and sports injuries, primarily in the hip and spine.

Ellen Casey, MD
Ellen Casey, MD
Physiatry
Dr. Casey is a physiatrist specializing in the treatment of acute sports medicine injuries and spine disorders particularly in the female athlete.
Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Kirschner is a physiatrist specializing in interventional spine and sports medicine.
Emerald Lin, MD
Emerald Lin, MD
Physiatry
Dr. Lin is a physiatrist and a physician of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Her expertise lies in managing acute and chronic concussion.
Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Lutz is a physiatrist specializing in intradiscal biologic injections and the nonsurgical management of spine and joint injuries.
Elizabeth M. Manejias, MD
Elizabeth M. Manejias, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Manejias is a physiatrist and acupuncturist at the HSS Integrative Care Center. She specializes in the nonsurgical care of spine, musculoskeletal and neurological injuries.
Peter J. Moley, MD
Peter J. Moley, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine, Hip Preservation
Dr. Moley is board certified in both physiatry and sports medicine. He specializes in the nonsurgical treatment of hip, lower back, and general joint injuries.
Vijay B. Vad, MD
Vijay B. Vad, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine
Dr. Vad specializes in the treatment of arthritis and sports injuries of the spine, often using minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedures.
James F. Wyss, MD, PT
James F. Wyss, MD, PT
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine
Dr. Wyss is a physiatrist specializing in the nonsurgical management and rehabilitation of common musculoskeletal and sports injuries, primarily in the hip and spine.

Research Staff

  • Jennifer Cheng, PhD
  • Kristen Santiago, BA
  • Madeline Leopold, BA

Students and trainees who are interested in volunteering in research for our department may contact chengj@hss.edu..

Physiatrist Researchers

Ellen Casey, MD
Ellen Casey, MD
Physiatry
Dr. Casey is a physiatrist specializing in the treatment of acute sports medicine injuries and spine disorders particularly in the female athlete.

Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Kirschner is a physiatrist specializing in interventional spine and sports medicine.

Emerald Lin, MD
Emerald Lin, MD
Physiatry
Dr. Lin is a physiatrist and a physician of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Her expertise lies in managing acute and chronic concussion.

Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Lutz is a physiatrist specializing in intradiscal biologic injections and the nonsurgical management of spine and joint injuries.

Elizabeth M. Manejias, MD
Elizabeth M. Manejias, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Manejias is a physiatrist and acupuncturist at the HSS Integrative Care Center. She specializes in the nonsurgical care of spine, musculoskeletal and neurological injuries.

Peter J. Moley, MD
Peter J. Moley, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine, Hip Preservation
Dr. Moley is board certified in both physiatry and sports medicine. He specializes in the nonsurgical treatment of hip, lower back, and general joint injuries.

Vijay B. Vad, MD
Vijay B. Vad, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine
Dr. Vad specializes in the treatment of arthritis and sports injuries of the spine, often using minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedures.

James F. Wyss, MD, PT
James F. Wyss, MD, PT
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine
Dr. Wyss is a physiatrist specializing in the nonsurgical management and rehabilitation of common musculoskeletal and sports injuries, primarily in the hip and spine.

Ellen Casey, MD
Ellen Casey, MD
Physiatry
Dr. Casey is a physiatrist specializing in the treatment of acute sports medicine injuries and spine disorders particularly in the female athlete.
Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Jonathan S. Kirschner, MD, RMSK
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Kirschner is a physiatrist specializing in interventional spine and sports medicine.
Emerald Lin, MD
Emerald Lin, MD
Physiatry
Dr. Lin is a physiatrist and a physician of physical medicine and rehabilitation. Her expertise lies in managing acute and chronic concussion.
Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Gregory E. Lutz, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Lutz is a physiatrist specializing in intradiscal biologic injections and the nonsurgical management of spine and joint injuries.
Elizabeth M. Manejias, MD
Elizabeth M. Manejias, MD
Physiatry, Spine
Dr. Manejias is a physiatrist and acupuncturist at the HSS Integrative Care Center. She specializes in the nonsurgical care of spine, musculoskeletal and neurological injuries.
Peter J. Moley, MD
Peter J. Moley, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine, Hip Preservation
Dr. Moley is board certified in both physiatry and sports medicine. He specializes in the nonsurgical treatment of hip, lower back, and general joint injuries.
Vijay B. Vad, MD
Vijay B. Vad, MD
Physiatry, Sports Medicine
Dr. Vad specializes in the treatment of arthritis and sports injuries of the spine, often using minimally invasive, nonsurgical procedures.
James F. Wyss, MD, PT
James F. Wyss, MD, PT
Physiatry, Sports Medicine, Spine
Dr. Wyss is a physiatrist specializing in the nonsurgical management and rehabilitation of common musculoskeletal and sports injuries, primarily in the hip and spine.

Research Staff

  • Jennifer Cheng, PhD
  • Kristen Santiago, BA
  • Madeline Leopold, BA

Students and trainees who are interested in volunteering in research for our department may contact chengj@hss.edu..

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Recent publications

  • Liu Y, Carrino JA, Dash AS, Chukir T, Do H, Bockman RS, Hughes AP, Press JM, Stein EM. Lower spine volumetric bone density in patients with a history of epidural steroid injections. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Jul 2.
  • Air ME, Harrison JR, Nguyen JT, Kelly BT, Bogner EA, Moley PJ. Correlation of measurements of the prearthritic hip between plain radiography and computed tomography. PM R. 2018 Jun 20.
  • Milani CJE, Moley PJ. Advanced concepts in hip morphology, associated pathologies, and specific rehabilitation for athletic hip injuries. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2018 Jun;17(6):199-207.
  • Hanke LF, Tuakli-Wosornu YA, Harrison JR, Moley PJ. The relationship between sacral slope and symptomatic isthmic spondylolysis in a cohort of high school athletes: a retrospective analysis. PM R. 2018 May;10(5):501-506.
  • Lutz GE, Nicoletti MR, Cyril GE, Harrison JR, Lutz C, Solomon JL, Cooke PM, Wyss JF, Herzog RJ, Moley PJ. Percutaneous rupture of zygapophyseal joint synovial cysts: a prospective assessment of nonsurgical management. PM R. 2018 Mar;10(3):245-253.
  • Sneag DB, Rancy SK, Wolfe SW, Lee SC, Kalia V, Lee SK, Feinberg JH. Brachial plexitis or neuritis? MRI features of lesion distribution in Parsonage-Turner syndrome. Muscle Nerve. 2018 Feb 20.

Recent abstracts accepted or presented at conferences

  • Kirschner J, Cheng J, Hurwitz N, Lin E, Wendel I. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle tenotomy (PNT) versus PNT with intratendinous leukocyte rich platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection for the treatment of chronic tendinosis. Accepted for oral presentation at AAPM&R 2018.
  • Dundas M, Hurwitz N, Cheng J, Kirschner J. Can clinical factors predict response to cervical epidural steroid injections? Presented at HSS Clinical Fellow Research Presentations 2018.
  • Milani C, Kirschner J. The efficacy of ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle tenotomy (PNT) versus PNT with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of chronic tendinosis. Presented at HSS Clinical Fellow Research Presentations 2018.
  • Abdelshahed D, Wyss J, Dutta A, Cheng J, Kirschner J, Moley P, Zoland M. Cadaveric study investigating ultrasound-guided injections for athletic pubalgia (sports hernia). Presented at AMSSM 2018.
  • Dundas M, Kao D, Milani C, Abdelshahed D, Cheng J, Hurwitz N, Kirschner J. Variability among physiatry fellows in preparing leukocyte-reduced platelet-rich plasma (PRP): a pilot study. Presented at AMSSM 2018.
  • Milani C, Moley P. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to the femoral acetabular capsule for patients with persistent symptoms after hip arthroscopy: a pilot study. Presented at AMSSM 2018.
  • Vad V, Barve R, Carroll KM, Proner R. Carboplasty – A novel stem cell approach for managing subchondral bone edema in knee osteoarthritis. Presented at ORS 2018.

View photos of our physiatrists presenting at various conferences.

Recent publications

  • Liu Y, Carrino JA, Dash AS, Chukir T, Do H, Bockman RS, Hughes AP, Press JM, Stein EM. Lower spine volumetric bone density in patients with a history of epidural steroid injections. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Jul 2.
  • Air ME, Harrison JR, Nguyen JT, Kelly BT, Bogner EA, Moley PJ. Correlation of measurements of the prearthritic hip between plain radiography and computed tomography. PM R. 2018 Jun 20.
  • Milani CJE, Moley PJ. Advanced concepts in hip morphology, associated pathologies, and specific rehabilitation for athletic hip injuries. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2018 Jun;17(6):199-207.
  • Hanke LF, Tuakli-Wosornu YA, Harrison JR, Moley PJ. The relationship between sacral slope and symptomatic isthmic spondylolysis in a cohort of high school athletes: a retrospective analysis. PM R. 2018 May;10(5):501-506.
  • Lutz GE, Nicoletti MR, Cyril GE, Harrison JR, Lutz C, Solomon JL, Cooke PM, Wyss JF, Herzog RJ, Moley PJ. Percutaneous rupture of zygapophyseal joint synovial cysts: a prospective assessment of nonsurgical management. PM R. 2018 Mar;10(3):245-253.
  • Sneag DB, Rancy SK, Wolfe SW, Lee SC, Kalia V, Lee SK, Feinberg JH. Brachial plexitis or neuritis? MRI features of lesion distribution in Parsonage-Turner syndrome. Muscle Nerve. 2018 Feb 20.

Recent abstracts accepted or presented at conferences

  • Kirschner J, Cheng J, Hurwitz N, Lin E, Wendel I. Ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle tenotomy (PNT) versus PNT with intratendinous leukocyte rich platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection for the treatment of chronic tendinosis. Accepted for oral presentation at AAPM&R 2018.
  • Dundas M, Hurwitz N, Cheng J, Kirschner J. Can clinical factors predict response to cervical epidural steroid injections? Presented at HSS Clinical Fellow Research Presentations 2018.
  • Milani C, Kirschner J. The efficacy of ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle tenotomy (PNT) versus PNT with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in the treatment of chronic tendinosis. Presented at HSS Clinical Fellow Research Presentations 2018.
  • Abdelshahed D, Wyss J, Dutta A, Cheng J, Kirschner J, Moley P, Zoland M. Cadaveric study investigating ultrasound-guided injections for athletic pubalgia (sports hernia). Presented at AMSSM 2018.
  • Dundas M, Kao D, Milani C, Abdelshahed D, Cheng J, Hurwitz N, Kirschner J. Variability among physiatry fellows in preparing leukocyte-reduced platelet-rich plasma (PRP): a pilot study. Presented at AMSSM 2018.
  • Milani C, Moley P. Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to the femoral acetabular capsule for patients with persistent symptoms after hip arthroscopy: a pilot study. Presented at AMSSM 2018.
  • Vad V, Barve R, Carroll KM, Proner R. Carboplasty – A novel stem cell approach for managing subchondral bone edema in knee osteoarthritis. Presented at ORS 2018.

View photos of our physiatrists presenting at various conferences.

 

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