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Alexander E. Weber, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
HCT 2000 Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles

Overview

Alexander Weber, M.D. is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. His focus is on the management of patients with sports medicine injuries and general orthopaedic surgery. He has a special interest in hip arthroscopy and the treatment of labral pathology around the hip joint. He also treats injuries of the knee and shoulder including: anterior cruciate ligament and meniscal injuries of the knee, and rotator cuff tears and degenerative arthritis of the shoulder joint.

Dr. Weber attended the University of Buffalo School of Medicine in Buffalo, New York. He served as a resident physician at the University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He subsequently did his fellowship in sports medicine at the prestigious Rush Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Weber has been the Assistant Team Physician for the University of Michigan men’s basketball team, the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Bulls. At the present time, he participates in the care of USC intercollegiate athletes.

Dr. Weber is actively engaged in scientific research and to date he has published 20 peer reviewed articles. He has presented his research work at a variety of national and international meetings. His areas of research interest include treatment of disorders of the hip, shoulder and knee.

Dr. Weber is a member of a number of national organizations including: the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.

Publications

Can Competitive Athletes Return to High-Level Play After Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Knee? Arthroscopy. Can Competitive Athletes Return to High-Level Play After Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Knee? Arthroscopy. 2017 Sep; 33(9):1712-1717. View in: PubMed

Do Patients With Borderline Dysplasia Have Inferior Outcomes After Hip Arthroscopic Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement Compared With Patients With Normal Acetabular Coverage? Am J Sports Med. Do Patients With Borderline Dysplasia Have Inferior Outcomes After Hip Arthroscopic Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement Compared With Patients With Normal Acetabular Coverage? Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jul; 45(9):2116-2124. View in: PubMed

Amateur and Recreational Athletes Return to Sport at a High Rate Following Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement. Arthroscopy. 2017 Apr; 33(4):748-755. View in: PubMed

Prospective Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes After Concomitant Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Meniscal Allograft Transplantation at a Mean 5-Year Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Mar; 45(3):550-562. View in: PubMed

Does the Hip Capsule Remain Closed After Hip Arthroscopy With Routine Capsular Closure for Femoroacetabular Impingement? A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis in Symptomatic Postoperative Patients. Arthroscopy. 2017 Jan; 33(1):108-115. View in: PubMed

Imaging for Nonarthritic Hip Pathology. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2017 Jan/Feb; 46(1):17-22. View in: PubMed

Amateur and Recreational Athletes Return to Sport at a High Rate Following Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement. Arthroscopy. 2016 Dec 31. View in: PubMed

Prognostic Impact of the Timing of Recurrence of Infarct-Related Ventricular Tachycardia After Catheter Ablation. Circ Arrhythm Electrophysiol. 2016 Dec; 9(12). View in: PubMed

Does the Hip Capsule Remain Closed After Hip Arthroscopy With Routine Capsular Closure for Femoroacetabular Impingement? A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis in Symptomatic Postoperative Patients. Arthroscopy. 2016 Oct 5. View in: PubMed

Clinically Meaningful Improvements After Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement in Adolescent and Young Adult Patients Regardless of Gender. J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Aug 29. View in: PubMed

Editorial Commentary: The Search for the Cartilage "Holy Grail": Are We There Yet? Arthroscopy. Editorial Commentary: The Search for the Cartilage "Holy Grail": Are We There Yet? Arthroscopy. 2016 Jul; 32(7):1451-2. View in: PubMed

Stem Cells in Orthopedics: A Comprehensive Guide for the General Orthopedist. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2016 Jul-Aug; 45(5):280-326. View in: PubMed

Malalignment: A Requirement for Cartilage and Organ Restoration. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2016 Jun; 24(2):e14-22. View in: PubMed

Glenohumeral kinematics after soft tissue interposition graft and glenoid reaming: A cadaveric study. Indian J Orthop. 2016 May-Jun; 50(3):303-10. View in: PubMed

An Algorithmic Approach to the Management of Recurrent Lateral Patellar Dislocation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Mar 2; 98(5):417-27. View in: PubMed

An Algorithmic Approach to the Management of Recurrent Lateral Patellar Dislocation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Mar 02; 98(5):417-27. View in: PubMed

Adolescent Femoral Chondral Fragment Fixation With Poly-L-Lactic Acid Chondral Darts. Orthopedics. 2016 Mar 1; 39(2):e362-6. View in: PubMed

Adolescent Femoral Chondral Fragment Fixation With Poly-L-Lactic Acid Chondral Darts. Orthopedics. 2016 Mar-Apr; 39(2):e362-6. View in: PubMed

Capsular Management in Hip Arthroscopy: An Anatomic, Biomechanical, and Technical Review. Front Surg. 2016; 3:13. View in: PubMed

Complications in Hip Arthroscopy: A Systematic Review and Strategies for Prevention. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2015 Dec; 23(4):187-93. View in: PubMed

The Hyperflexible Hip: Managing Hip Pain in the Dancer and Gymnast. Sports Health. 2015 Jul; 7(4):346-58. View in: PubMed

Nonsurgical management and postoperative rehabilitation of medial instability of the knee. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2015 Jun; 23(2):104-9. View in: PubMed

Tibial and Femoral Tunnel Changes After ACL Reconstruction: A Prospective 2-Year Longitudinal MRI Study. Am J Sports Med. 2015 May; 43(5):1147-56. View in: PubMed

Aseptic hip pneumarthrosis following modular total hip arthroplasty: a potential mimic of hip infection. Emerg Radiol. 2015 Apr; 22(2):211-4. View in: PubMed

Delayed presentation of pharyngeal erosion after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Case Rep Orthop. 2015; 2015:173687. View in: PubMed

The Natural History of Femoroacetabular Impingement. Front Surg. 2015; 2:58. View in: PubMed

Is the all-arthroscopic tibial inlay double-bundle PCL reconstruction a viable option in multiligament knee injuries? Clin Orthop Relat Res. Is the all-arthroscopic tibial inlay double-bundle PCL reconstruction a viable option in multiligament knee injuries? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Sep; 472(9):2667-79. View in: PubMed

The biomechanics of throwing: simplified and cogent. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2014 Jun; 22(2):72-9. View in: PubMed

Relevance of bone anomalies in patients with thoracic outlet syndrome. Ann Vasc Surg. 2014 May; 28(4):924-32. View in: PubMed

The approach to the evaluation and surgical treatment of mechanical hip pain in the young patient: AAOS exhibit selection. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Sep 18; 95(18):e133. View in: PubMed

A review of imaging modalities for the hip. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2013 Sep; 6(3):226-34. View in: PubMed

Novel method for ensuring leg length in total hip arthroplasty. Orthopedics. 2013 Apr; 36(4):e401-3. View in: PubMed

Is it safe to perform aggressive rehabilitation after distal biceps tendon repair using the modified 2-incision approach? A biomechanical study. Am J Sports Med. 2007 Dec; 35(12):2045-50. View in: PubMed

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