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The Significance Of Research

Dear Valued Patient,

Dr. Anthony A. Romeo's research effortsWe are, first and foremost, committed to providing you with the best shoulder care possible. In order to stay current with the latest technological advancements in shoulder surgery and treatments, we are actively involved in research pertaining to total shoulder replacements, reverse total shoulder replacements, rotator cuff repairs, shoulder instability, and other associated procedures. We aim not only to treat your shoulder injuries and pain, but also to determine why specific injuries may occur, to whom they occur most frequently to, and how to actively prevent them, if possible. This research will continue to improve treatment methods for you and future patients both presently and in the future for years to come. If you have a strong passion to contribute to our research endeavors in shoulder care, please contact Andrea Johnson at 312-432-2377. If you have any questions about current research projects, please contact our clinical research coordinator at 312-432-2452. We greatly appreciate your support!


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A Message From Dr. Romeo

We hope you’ve been happy with your care. Thank you for choosing Rush for the treatment of your shoulder or elbow problem. We are honored to be rated #1 in Orthopaedics in Illinois, and to be considered one of the top programs in the country for Shoulder, Elbow, and Sports medicine issues.”

The state-of-the art care you’ve received comes for one reason: Our doctors are absolutely committed to research into new and better treatments, and to the education of other doctors on the remarkable discoveries developed at Rush.

Dr. Romeo is typical of the quality and expertise found at Rush: He is team physician for the Chicago White Sox, and at the request of his colleagues travels the world every year to teach other orthopaedic surgeons the latest advances in treatment. His research findings and innovations are shared with the medical community through articles in some of the most prestigious research journals in the field of sports medicine.

All of Dr. Romeo’s research is aimed at restoring function and mobility so that you can return to the activities that give your life meaning; whether on the playing field or with your loved ones. We want you to live an active, healthy lifestyle so that you can fulfill your goals and life’s dreams.

All of this is made possible through the generosity of grateful patients who have invested in the future of shoulder and elbow care at Rush.

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Current Research Projects

shoulder elbow researchBasic Science Research

  • Biomechanical Analysis of Subscapularis Repair.
  • Smith & Nephew biomechanical analysis of fixation in the Latarjet procedure – screws only
  • Arthrex biomechanical analysis of fixation in the Latarjet procedure – plate and screws
  • Remplissage technique for Hill-Sachs lesions.
  • Transosseous RCR follow-up/ MT Junction.
  • PEEK implant study.
  • Posterior instability – distal tibia vs iliac crest.
  • MR vs CT for glenoid bone loss.

Clinical Studies

  • Rotator Cuff Repair in Patients under 30.
  • Clinical Outcomes of Distal Tibial Allografts.
  • Latarjet for failed instability surgery.
  • EMG analysis of biceps in overhead throwing athlete.
  • Healicoil Anchor for RCR.
  • ELISA test of synovial fluid for OA – shoulders vs knees.
  • Cross-fit epidemiological study.
  • Low-grade infection as cause of post-operative pain & stiffness in revision shoulder surgery.
  • Arthroscopic revision for failed instability surgery.
  • Late biceps tenodesis for cramping after spontaneous rupture or tenotomy of the biceps.
  • EMG shoulder arthroplasty.
  • Multicenter study of shoulder arthroplasty failures with UW.

Future Studies

  • TSA vs RTSA >70
  • Synovial fluid analysis for inflammatory markers intra-op and post-op for patients with cartilage procedures
  • Stem cell migration in MxFx
  • ACL Research Robot Study
  • Shoulder arthroplasty outcome scores
  • GHJ kinematics (3D motion) – RI closure savioe vs provencher
  • Capitellar Surface Mapping
  • Accuracy of the Physical Exam for Diagnosis of Shoulder Pathology in Overhead Athletes (Romeo) IRB 11112001
  • Retrospective acute RC tear outcome (start after OBERD in place)
  • ACL graft preference study (Cole, Forsythe, Nho, Verma) (start after OBERD in place)
  • Outcomes of TSA correlated with MRI grading (Zain, Romeo, Nicholson, Verma)

Visiting Physician Program

Dr. Romeo enjoys teaching physicians and other healthcare providers, which he balances with his commitment to excellent clinical care and research related to the shoulder and elbow. He travels nationally and internationally to teach other physicians about new and innovative ways to perform surgery.

Are you a physician interested in observing Dr. Romeo in surgery? If so please fill out the form and we will do are best to accommodate you and your request.

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