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Charlton Stucken, MD

Sports Medicine, Shoulder Surgery

About Dr. Stucken

 

Dr. Charlton Stucken is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder surgery as well as complex arthroscopic, open, and computer-assisted surgery of the knee and shoulder. He is double board certified in sports medicine and orthopedic surgery.

After graduating from Cornell University, Dr. Stucken completed medical school at Boston University where he was honored to be the commencement speaker. He returned to Boston University for his orthopedic surgery residency. As a resident, he worked closely with multiple collegiate hockey teams and he won the award for excellence in research. Dr. Stucken then completed his sports medicine fellowship at the prestigious Rothman Institute in Philadelphia where he worked as part of the medical staff for the Philadelphia Eagles, Phillies, and Flyers, as well as multiple Philadelphia colleges.

Prior to joining HSS Florida, Dr. Stucken took care of patients in South Florida for over a decade. He was the head team physician for the Florida Launch lacrosse team, and he has taken care of multiple area collegiate athletes. As a Clinical Affiliate Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University, he works closely teaching medical students and residents. His goal is to get his patients back to doing the things they love, whether that is playing a professional sport or exercising for fun.

Dr. Stucken is the reviewer of leading orthopedic journals, including the American Journal of Sports Medicine, and Sports Health. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters and has presented his research at national meetings. He has also served as the Chief of Staff at Bethesda Hospital and Chairman of the credentials committee.

Departments

Special Expertise

Arthroscopic and open knee surgery
Arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery
Reverse and total shoulder replacement

Procedures

AC joint dislocations
ACL reconstruction
Arthroscopic labrum repair
Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
Arthroscopic shoulder instability surgery
Biceps and triceps repairs
Knee arthroscopy
Knee cartilage surgery
Meniscus repair and meniscectomy
Patella stabilization
Pectoralis repairs
Repair of fractures of shoulder, clavicle, humerus
Reverse total shoulder replacement
Revision shoulder replacement
Shoulder arthroscopy
Total shoulder replacement

Patient Stories

Insurance

If your insurance is not listed, please call our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. If you have out-of-network benefits, then your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of your office visit. We will work with you and your insurance to minimize your out-of-pocket costs. Financial assistance may be available for patients in need.

Credentials

Appointments

Orthopedic Surgeon, HSS Florida

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)

Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) - Board Certified - Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) - Board Certified - Sports Medicine

Education

Medical: Cornell University, 2003
Boston University School of Medicine, 2007
Internship: Boston Medical Center, 2008
Residency: Boston University, 2012
Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Rothman Institute / Thomas Jefferson University, 2013

State Licensure

Languages

English

Publications by Dr. Stucken

Selected Journal Articles

Selected Presentations

Stucken C, Flato R, O'Hagan T, O'Brien D, Ruiz D, Cohen SB, Dodson CC, Ciccotti MG, Tjoumakaris F. Cost Containment in Sports Medicine: Do We Need Post-Operative X-rays after ACL Reconstruction? AANA Eposter, April
23-25, 2015, Los Angeles, CA.

Stucken C, Flato R, Cohen SB. Functional Outcomes of Anatomic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Accessory Medial Portal versus Transtibial: A Single-Surgeon Experience. AANA Eposter, May 1-3, 2014, Hollywood, FL.

Bishop M, Stucken C, Tang G, Ciccotti M, Freedman K. ACL Graft Position Using Transtibial Drilling: Radiographic Comparison of Hamstring versus Patellar Tendon Grafts (Retrospective). AANA Eposter, May 1-3, 2014, Hollywood,
FL.

Lamartina J, Stucken C, Jawa A, Tornetta P 3rd. Alignment in Nonoperatively Treated Distal Radius Fractures: Are Our Current Predictors Predictive? Presented as a podium presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma
Association, Minneapolis, MN, October 3-6, 2012. Abstract #1398

Lamartina J, Stucken C, Jawa A, Tornetta P 3rd. Alignment in Nonoperatively Treated Distal Radius Fractures: Are Our Current Predictors Predictive? Presented as a podium presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Chicago, IL, September 68, 2012. Paper no 35.

Olszewski D, Stucken C, Tornetta P 3rd, Ricci W, Struebel P, Jones C, Sietsema D. The Fate of Patients with a "Surprise" Positive Culture After Nonunion Surgery. Presented as a special emphasis poster presentation at the Annual
Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association, Boston, MA, June 22-25, 2011. Poster TR-2.

Olszewski D, Stucken C, Tornetta P 3rd, Ricci W, Struebel P, Jones C, Sietsema D. The Fate of Patients with a "Surprise" Positive Culture After Nonunion Surgery. Presented as a podium exhibit at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Diego, CA, February 15-19, 2011. Paper no 732.

Olszewski D, Stucken C, Tornetta P 3rd, Ricci W, Struebel P, Jones C, Sietsema D. The Fate of Patients with a "Surprise" Positive Culture After Nonunion Surgery. Presented as a podium exhibit at the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Baltimore, MD, October 13-16, 2010. Paper no 73.

Stucken C, Olszewski D, Creevy WR, Tornetta P 3rd. The preoperative diagnosis of infection in nonunions. Presented as a scientific poster exhibit at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association; San Diego, CA, June 9- 12, 2010. Scientific Poster display no 12.

Stucken C, Olszewski D, Creevy WR, Tornetta P 3rd. The preoperative diagnosis of infection in nonunions. Presented as a podium exhibit at the Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association; 2009 Oct 7-10; San Diego, CA. Paper no 63.

Schepsis AA, Stucken C, Geary M, Bono T, Krall E. Correlation of Clinical and Imaging Parameters in the Evaluation of Patients with Patellofemoral Instability. Presented as a podium exhibit at the Annual Meeting of the International Patellofemoral Study Group; Lausanne, Switzerland, April 14-17, 2005.

Research

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

HSS has a long history of supporting appropriate relationships with industry because they advance HSS's mission to provide the highest quality patient care, improve patient mobility, and enhance the quality of life for all, and to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and their related disciplines through research and education.

As of May 16, 2023, Dr. Stucken reported no relationships with the healthcare industry.

HSS and its physicians make this information available to patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest and Commitment Policy prohibits physicians from collecting royalties on products they develop that are used on patients at HSS.

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