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Luke S. Oh, MD

Interim Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program

Team Orthopaedist: New England Revolution; Consultant: Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, Harvard University

Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Comprehensive, cutting-edge, compassionate care for the young and young-at-heart, whether your goal is to compete in the Olympics or in your backyard.

Departments
Department of Orthopaedics
Clinical Interests
Tommy john surgery
Elbow arthroscopy for stiffness and/or arthritis
Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
Rotator cuff tear and biceps injury
SLAP lesion and Bankart labral tear
Latarjet procedure
Terrible triad injury
Knee ligament (ACL) and meniscus surgery
Shoulder and Elbow arthritis and joint replacement
Shoulder and Elbow fractures and dislocations
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Foxborough: Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Patriot Place
Medical Education
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
Residency, Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Fellowship, Mayo Clinic Foundation
Board Certifications
Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Gender
Male
Patient Age Group
Adult and pediatric
Accepting New Patients
Yes

Biography

Dr. Oh received his AB from Cornell University and his MS from the Roswell Park Cancer Institute. He received his MD from Georgetown and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and awarded the Michael J. Caruso Humanitarian Award. Dr. Oh completed his residency at the Hospital for Special Surgery and was awarded the Jean C. McDaniel Resident Teaching and Leadership Award.

Dr. Oh completed 3 fellowships. His first was in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine at MGH where he developed proficiency in advanced shoulder and knee arthroscopy and obtained experience in the care of professional and elite athletes. The second fellowship was in Elbow and Shoulder Surgery at the Mayo Clinic where he developed expertise in advanced elbow arthroscopy and complex reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow. The third was an apprenticeship with Dr. James Andrews at the American Sports Medicine Institute where Dr. Oh learned the Andrews technique for Tommy John ligament reconstruction for pitchers.

Dr. Oh specializes in advanced arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, elbow and knee. He is a team physician for the Boston Red Sox and New England Revolution, and orthopaedic consultant for the Boston Bruins and Harvard University. His current research interests include injuries to the overhead throwing athlete, osteochondritis dissecans, and shoulder and elbow biomechanics.

In the news:

Is 155 Pitches Too Many?, ESPNBoston.com, 04.2012

Battered, broken, but not out, Tufts Daily, 04.2012

Recovering pitcher's advice and Tommy John surgery fact and fiction, Eagle Tribune, 11.2011

Research

Dr. Oh's clinical and research interests include treatment of elbow and shoulder injuries in the throwing athlete, rotator cuff repair, complex arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder and elbow, complex knee ligament and meniscus surgery, and elbow and shoulder joint replacement. 

His current cutting-edge research includes: 1) development of tissue engineering techniques for improvement of rotator cuff healing, 2) biomechanical investigation of dynamic shoulder joint kinematics after Latarjet coracoid transfer for shoulder instability, and 3) clinical outcomes studies of elbow function in baseball pitchers and gymnasts after arthroscopic treatment of osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) lesions.

His research initiatives have received national recognition.  In 2010, Dr. Oh was the recipient of the Melvin Post Award for Excellence in Clinical Research from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons for a study conducted on the outcomes and complications associated with revision total elbow replacement.  In 2009, he was a member of the MGH research team that received the O'Donoghue Sports Injury Award (Best Research in Sports Medicine) from the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine for a biomechanical investigation of ligament injuries in the knee and the effect of subsequent surgical reconstruction on knee joint function.

Dr. Oh had previously been identified as an Emerging Leader by the American Orthopaedic Association and was one of 15 individuals selected nationally for participation in the Clinician-Scientist Development Program sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, and Orthopaedic Research Society.  

Publications

Select Publications:

Foruria AM, Oh LS, Sperling JW, Cofield RH. Anteromedial approach for shoulder arthroplasty: current indications, complications, and results. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2010 Jul;19(5):734-8.

Seon JK, Park SJ, Lee KB, Gadikota HR, Kozanek M, Oh LS, Hariri S, Song EK. A clinical comparison of screw and suture fixation of anterior cruciate ligament tibial avulsion fractures. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Dec;37(12):2334-9.

Gill TJ, Van de Velde SK, Wing DW, Oh LS, Hosseini A, Li G. Tibiofemoral and patellofemoral kinematics after reconstruction of an isolated posterior cruciate ligament injury: in vivo analysis during lunge. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Dec;37(12):2377-85.

Song EK, Oh LS, Gill TJ, Li G, Gadikota HR, Seon JK. Prospective comparative study of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using the double-bundle and single-bundle techniques. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Sep;37(9):1705-11.

Gadikota HR, Seon JK, Kozanek M, Oh LS, Gill TJ, Montgomery KD, Li G. Biomechanical comparison of single-tunnel-double-bundle and single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions. Am J Sports Med. 2009 May;37(5):962-9.

Seon JK, Gadikota HR, Kozanek M, Oh LS, Gill TJ, Li G. The effect of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction on kinematics of the knee with combined anterior cruciate ligament injury and subtotal medial meniscectomy: an in vitro robotic investigation. Arthroscopy. 2009 Feb;25(2):123-30.

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Sports Medicine Service

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MGH Sports Medicine Center
175 Cambridge Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2723

Phone: 508-718-4358
Fax: 508-718-4354

Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035

Phone: 508-718-4358
Fax: 508-718-4354

MGH Sports Medicine Center
175 Cambridge Street
4th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2723

Phone: 508-718-4358
Fax: 508-718-4354

Brigham and Women's/Mass General Health Care Center at Foxborough
20 Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035

Phone: 508-718-4358
Fax: 508-718-4354

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