ACL Program | Published Research

Kiapour AM, Fleming BC, Murray MM. Biomechanical Outcomes of Bridge-enhanced Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair Are Influenced by Sex in a Preclinical Model. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Aug;473(8):2599-608.

Proffen BL, Perrone GS, Fleming BC, Sieker JT, Kramer J, Hawes ML, Badger GJ, Murray MM. Electron beam sterilization does not have a detrimental effect on the ability of extracellular matrix scaffolds to support in vivo ligament healing. J Orthop Res. 2015 Jul;33(7):1015-23.

Kiapour AM, Fleming BC, Proffen BL, Murray MM.Sex Influences the Biomechanical Outcomes of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in a Preclinical Large Animal Model. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Jul;43(7):1623-31.

Proffen BL, Sieker JT, Murray MM. Bio-enhanced repair of the anterior cruciate ligament. Arthroscopy. 2015 May;31(5):990-7.

Fleming BC, Proffen BL, Vavken P, Shalvoy MR, Machan JT, Murray MM.Increased platelet concentration does not improve functional graft healing in bio-enhanced ACL reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Apr;23(4):1161-70.

Biercevicz AM, Proffen BL, Murray MM, Walsh EG, Fleming BC. T2 * relaxometry and volume predict semi-quantitative histological scoring of an ACL bridge-enhanced primary repair in a porcine model. J Orthop Res. 2015 Mar 12.

Proffen BL, Vavken P, Haslauer CM, Fleming BC, Harris CE, Machan JT, Murray MM. Addition of autologous mesenchymal stem cells to whole blood for bioenhanced ACL
repair has no benefit in the porcine model. Am J Sports Med. 2015 Feb;43(2):320-30.

Murray, M.M. and Fleming, B.C. Use of a Bioactive Scaffold to Stimulate ACL Healing also Minimizes Post-traumatic Osteoarthritis after Surgery. Am J Sports Med. 2013 Aug;41(8):1762-70.

Boykin RE, McFeely ED, Shearer D, Frank JS, Harrod CC, Nasreddine AY, Kocher MS. Correlation between the Child Health Questionnaire and the International Knee Documentation Committee score in pediatric and adolescent patients with an anterior cruciate ligament tear. J Pediatr Orthop. 2013 Mar;33(2):216-20.

Frank JS, Micheli LJ, Kocher MS. Osteochondritis dissecans of the knee, anterior cruciate ligament injury, and meniscal tears. In: Pizzutillo PD, Herman MJ. Adult Consequences of Pediatric Orthopaedic Conditions. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2013: 45-59.

Gill TJ, Van de Velde SK, Carroll KM, Robertson WJ, Heyworth BE. Surgical technique: aperture fixation in PCL reconstruction: applying biomechanics to surgery. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012 Mar;470(3):853-60.

Anstey DE, Heyworth BE, Price MD, Gill TJ. Effect of timing of ACL reconstruction in surgery and development of meniscal and chondral lesions. Phys Sportsmed. 2012 Feb;40(1):36-40.

Haus, B.M., Mastrangelo,A.N. and Murray, M.M. The Effect of Anterior Cruciate Healing on the Uninjured Ligament Insertion Site. J Orthop Res, 2011, Jul 11, 30(1):86-94.

Yoo WJ, Kocher MS, Micheli LJ. Growth plate disturbance after transphyseal reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in skeletally immature adolescent patients: an MR imaging study. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Sep;31(6):691-6.

Chicorell AM, Nasreddine AY, Kocher MS. Physeal-sparing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with iliotibial band. Clin Sports Med. 2011 Oct;30(4):767-77.

Fleming, B.C., Vajapeyam, S., Connolly, S., Magarian, E.M. and Murray, M.M. The Use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Predict ACL Graft Structural Properties. J Biomechanics, 2011 Nov 10;44(16):2843-6. 

Nwachukwu BU, McFeely ED, Nasreddine A, Udall JH, Finlayson C, Shearer DW, Micheli LJ, Kocher MS. Arthrofibrosis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in children and adolescents. J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Dec;31(8):811-7.

Finlayson CJ, Nasreddine A, Kocher MS. Current Concepts of Diagnosis and Management of ACL Injuries in Skeletally Immature Athletes. Phys Sportsmed. 2010 Jun;38(2):90-101.

Murray, M.M., Magarian, E.M., Harrison, S.L, Zurakowski, D. and Fleming, B.C. The effect of skeletal maturity on functional healing of the anterior cruciate ligament. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2010 Nov;92(11):2039-49. 



Joshi, S.M., Mastrangelo, A.N., Fleming, B.C. and Murray, M.M. Collagen-Platelet Composite Enhances Biomechanical and Histologic Healing of the ACL, Am J Sports Med, 2009 Dec;37(12):2401-10.

Briggs KK, Lysholm J, Tegner Y, Rodkey WG, Kocher MS, Steadman JR. The reliability, validity, and responsiveness of the Lysholm score and Tegner activity scale for anterior cruciate ligament injuries of the knee: 25 years later. Am J Sports Med. 2009 May;37(5):890-7. 

Fleming, B.C., Carey J., Spindler, K.P. and Murray, M.M. Can Suture Repair of ACL Transection Restore Normal Anteroposterior Laxity of the Knee? An Ex Vivo Study. J Orthop Res. 2008 Nov;26(11):1500-5.

Sharma V, Curtis C, Micheli L. Extra-articular extraosseous migration of a bioabsorbable femoral interference screw after ACL reconstruction. Orthopedics. 2008 Oct;31(10).

Renstrom P, Ljungqvist A, Arendt E, Beynnon B, Fukubayashi T, Garrett W, Georgoulis T, Hewett TE, Johnson R, Krosshaug T, Mandelbaum B, Micheli L,Myklebust G, Roos E, Roos H, Schamasch P, Shultz S, Werner S, Wojtys E, Engebretsen L. Non-contact ACL injuries in female athletes: an International Olympic Committee current concepts statement. Br J Sports Med. 2008 Jun;42(6):394-412.

Steiner, ME, Murray, M.M. and Rodeo, S.A. Strategies to Improve Anterior Cruciate Ligament Healing and Graft Placement, American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2008; Jan;36(1):176-89.

Kocher MS, Smith JT, Zoric BJ, Lee B, Micheli LJ. Transphyseal anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in skeletally immature pubescent adolescents. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Dec;89(12):2632-9.

Murray, M.M., Spindler, K.P., Ballard, P., Welch, T. and Nanney, L.B. Enhanced histologic repair in a central wound in the anterior cruciate ligament with a collagen-platelet-rich plasma scaffold. J Orthop Res, 2007 Aug; 25(8):1007-1017.

Micheli L, Curtis C, Shervin N. Articular cartilage repair in the adolescent athlete: is autologous chondrocyte implantation the answer? Clin J Sport Med. 2006 Nov;16(6):465-70.

Kocher MS, Garg S, Micheli LJ. Physeal sparing reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in skeletally immature prepubescent childrenand adolescents. Surgical technique. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2006 Sep;88 Suppl 1 Pt 2:283-93.

Murray, M.M. and Spindler, K.P., Anterior Cruciate Ligament Healing and Primary Repair. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, 2005; 13(3):151-155.

Kocher MS, Garg S, Micheli LJ. Physeal sparing reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament in skeletally immature prepubescent children and adolescents. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2005 Nov;87(11):2371-9.

Kocher MS, Hovis WD, Curtin MJ, Hawkins RJ. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in skeletally immature knees: an anatomical study. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2005 Jun;34(6):285-90.

Kocher MS, Tucker R, Briggs KK. Relationship between subjective and objective assessment of outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Knee Surg. 2005 Jan;18(1):73-81.

Kocher MS, Steadman JR, Briggs KK, Sterett WI, Hawkins RJ. Relationships between objective assessment of ligament stability and subjective assessment of symptoms and function after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2004 Apr-May;32(3):629-34.

Kocher MS, Mandiga R, Klingele K, Bley L, Micheli LJ. Anterior cruciate ligament injury versus tibial spine fracture in the skeletally immature knee: a comparison of skeletal maturation and notch width index. J Pediatr Orthop. 2004 Mar-Apr;24(2):185-8.

Kocher MS, Sterett WI, Briggs KK, Zurakowski D, Steadman JR.Effect of functional bracing on subsequent knee injury in ACL-deficient professional skiers. J Knee Surg. 2003 Apr;16(2):87-92.

Kocher MS, Micheli LJ, Zurakowski D, Luke A. Partial tears of the anterior cruciate ligament in children and adolescents. Am J Sports Med. 2002 Sep-Oct;30(5):697-703.

Kocher MS, Steadman JR, Briggs K, Zurakowski D, Sterett WI, Hawkins RJ. Determinants of patient satisfaction with outcome after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Sep;84-A(9):1560-72.

Kocher MS, Saxon HS, Hovis WD, Hawkins RJ. Management and complications of anterior cruciate ligament injuries in skeletally immature patients: survey of the Herodicus Society and The ACL Study Group. J Pediatr Orthop. 2002 Jul-Aug;22(4):452-7.

Murray, M.M., Martin, S.D., Martin, T.L., and Spector, M. Histologic changes in the human anterior cruciate ligament after rupture. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2000; 82A(10):1387-1397.




Micheli LJ, Metzl JD, Di Canzio J, Zurakowski D. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstructive surgery in adolescent soccer and basketball players. Clin J Sport Med. 1999 Jul;9(3):138-41.

Micheli LJ, Rask B, Gerberg L. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in patients who are prepubescent. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 1999 Jul;(364):40-7.

Micheli LJ, Coady CM. Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction in the pediatric age group. Sports Med Arthroscopy Rev. 1997;5(2):106-111.

Rask BP, Micheli LJ. The pediatric knee. In: Scott WN (ed): The Knee, Vol 1. St. Louis, MO: Mosby-Year Book, 1994: 229-275.

Lephart SM, Kocher MS, Harner CD, Fu FH. Quadriceps strength and functional capacity after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Patellar tendon autograft versus allograft. Am J Sports Med. 1993 Sep-Oct;21(5):738-43.

Andrish JT, Cahill BR, Micheli LJ, Paulos LE. Extraarticular reconstruction in the skeletally immature knee. In: Pearl AJ, Bergfeld JA (eds): Extraarticular Reconstruction in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficient Knee. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics Publishers, 1992: 24-34.