Dr. Donald Coburn Fithian

Dr. Donald Coburn Fithian

Education

  • A.B. (Mathematics), Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1976-80
  • M.D. Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1980-84

Training

  • Surgery: The Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, 1984-86
  • Orthopedic Surgery: The New York Orthopedic Hospital, New York, 1986-90 (Laboratory Fellowship: Columbia Univ. Orthopedic Research Laboratory 1987-88)
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship: San Diego Knee Research Fellowship, 1990-91

Employment

  • Southern California Permanente Medical Group (Partner 1991 through 2016; Partner Emeritus 2017-present)
  • Associate Surgeon, Torrey Pines Orthopedic Medical Group (Feb 2017-present)

Academic Appointments

  • Dale Daniel Sports Medicine Fellowship (Fellowship director 1992-2006)
  • Volunteer Faculty, Orthopedic Research, UCSD
  • Volunteer Faculty, UCSD Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy Anatomy Course

Professional Organizations

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (1993-present, participating in MOC)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Active Member, American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Active Member, Orthopedic Research Society
  • European Society for Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • International Patellofemoral Study Group
  • San Diego Orthopedic Society

Professional Activities and Committee Appointments

  • OREF Peer Review Committee (1998-2001)
  • Editorial Board, American Journal of Sports Medicine
  • Editorial Board, Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
  • Past President, Western Orthopedic Association San Diego Chapter 2003
  • AOSSM Accreditation Task Force
  • ISAKOS Knee Sports and Preservation Committee

Honors and Awards

  • Cum Laude, Dartmouth College, 1980
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Columbia University Coll. Phys. & Surg. 1983, 1984
  • Frank E. Stinchfield Award for Orthopedic Research, 1988
  • Chief Resident, New York Orthopedic Hospital, 1989-90
  • Co-recipient, O'Donoghue Award, Fate of the ACL-Injured Knee, July 1993
  • Co-recipient, OREF Clinical Research Award, Ten-Year Prospective Outcome Study of the ACL-Injured Knee, February, 1996
  • OREF Career Development Award, 1997
  • AOSSM/ESSKA Traveling Fellowship, 1998
  • AOSSM Mentorship Program inaugural group
  • San Diego Top 100 Doctors, 2004-2015
  • SCPMG San Diego Area “Dale M. Daniel Partner of the Year” Award, 2008
  • Kaiser Permanente’s James A. Vohs National Award for Quality, 2008
  • Eisenberg Award for patient safety (National Quality Forum and Joint Commission), 2013, presented to Kaiser Permanente for its national system of implant registries
  • 2014 Dale Daniel Lectureship, SCPMG

Visiting Professorships

  • University of Michigan Department of Orthopedics 2011
  • St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Department of Orthopedics 2013
  • Valley Consortium for Medical Education Department of Orthopedics 2014
  • UCSD and SD Naval Medical Center Resident Research Day 2017

Volunteerism and Community activities

  • Fluent in French, Spanish
  • Advisory Board member, Southwest Sports Wellness Foundation
  • Operation Rainbow Missions 2010- present (Latin America)
  • Volunteer Faculty, UCSD Schools of Medicine and Pharmacy
  • Consulting orthopedic surgeon:
    • University of San Diego
    • Point Loma Nazarene College, San Diego
    • Southwestern University, San Diego
    • University of California, San Diego
    • San Diego State University
    • South Bay Community Training Room, Sweetwater High School District, San Diego
  • United States Army Reserve Medical Corps, 1988-97
  • Youth Soccer Coach, (Calif. license numbers E 3418, F 3442)

Original Scientific and Technical Articles

  1. McClelland, S.J. and D.C. Fithian, Ipsilateral carpal, metacarpal, and ankle fractures resulting from an attempted basketball slam-dunk. A case report. Am J Sports Med, 1988. 16(5): p. 544-6.
  2. Fithian, D.C., M.A. Kelly, and V.C. Mow, Material properties and structure-function relationships in the menisci. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 1990(252): p. 19-31.
  3. Fithian, D., D. Daniel, and A. Casanave, Fixation in knee ligament repair and reconstruction. Oper Tech Orthop, 1992. 2: p. 63-70.
  4. Daniel, D.M. and D.C. Fithian, Indications for ACL surgery. Arthroscopy, 1994. 10(4): p. 434-41.
  5. Daniel, D.M., et al., Fate of the ACL-injured patient. A prospective outcome study [see comments]. Am J Sports Med, 1994. 22(5): p. 632-44.
  6. Fithian, D.C., et al. Quadriceps angle revisited: effect of quadriceps angle on tibial rotation and patellofemoral joint contact. in Ortho. Res. Soc. 1994. New Orleans.
  7. Fithian, D.C., et al., Instrumented measurement of patellar mobility. Am J Sports Med, 1995. 23(5): p. 607-15.
  8. Crain, E.C., et al. The change in anterlaxity ior of combined ACL/MCL injured knees after MCl healing. in American Academy of Ortho. Surg. 1996. Atlanta.
  9. Daniel, D.M., et al. A ten-year prospective outcome study of the ACL-injured patient. in Orthopedic Research Society. 1996. Atlanta, GA: J Bone Jt Surg.
  10. Fithian, D. and W. Luetzow, Natural History of the ACL Deficient Patient. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, 1996. 4: p. 319-327.
  11. Hillard-Sembell, D., et al., Combined injuries of the anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments of the knee. Effect of treatment on stability and function of the joint. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1996. 78(2): p. 169-76.
  12. Marangi, K.S., et al. MR Imaging of the Knee Following Acute Lateral Patellar Dislocation. in Amer Acad Ortho Surg. 1996. Atlanta.
  13. Fithian, D. and W. Luetzow, Outcomes Following ACL Surgery. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, 1997. 5: p. 68-76.
  14. Fithian, D.C., Not all ACL Injuries Require Surgery. Biomechanics, 1998. Special Report: Anterior Cruciate Ligament(May).
  15. Hautamaa, P.V., et al., Medial soft tissue restraints in lateral patellar instability and repair. Clin Orthop, 1998. 349: p. 174-82.
  16. Dye, S.F., et al., Factors contributing to function of the knee joint after injury or reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. Instr Course Lect, 1999. 48: p. 185-98.
  17. Fithian, D.C. and S.W. Meier, The case for advancement and repair of the medial patellofemoral ligament in patients with recurrent patellar instability. Op Tech Sports Med, 1999. 7(2): p. 81-9.
  18. Fithian, D.C. and A.E. Page, Osteoporosis prevention and the orthopedic surgeon: when fracture care is not enough. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1999. 81(11): p. 1653-4.
  19. Atkin, D.M., et al., Characteristics of patients with primary acute lateral patellar dislocation and their recovery within the first 6 months of injury. Am J Sports Med, 2000. 28(4): p. 472-9.
  20. Fithian, D., et al., Report of the 1998 AOSSM/ESSKA Traveling Fellows. Am J Sports Med, 2000. 1.
  21. Fithian, D.C., An Historical Perspective of Anterior Knee Pain. Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy Review, 2001. 9(4): p. 273-281.
  22. Fithian, D.C., E. Nomura, and E. Arendt, Anatomy of Patellar Dislocation. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine, 2001.
  23. Ohara, W., L. Paxton, and D. Fithian, Epidemiology of knee injuries, in Knee Ligaments: Structure, Function, Injury and Repair, W.H. Akeson, O'Connor, J., Pedowitz, R.A., Editor. 2001.
  24. Arendt, E.A., D.C. Fithian, and E. Cohen, Current concepts of lateral patella dislocation. Clin Sports Med, 2002. 21(3): p. 499-519.
  25. Davis, D.K. and D.C. Fithian, Techniques of medial retinacular repair and reconstruction. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2002(402): p. 38-52.
  26. Elias, D.A., L.M. White, and D.C. Fithian, Acute Lateral Patellar Dislocation at MR Imaging: Injury Patterns of Medial Patellar Soft-Tissue Restraints and Osteochondral Injuries of the Inferomedial Patella. Radiology, 2002. 225(3): p. 736-43.
  27. Fithian, D.C., L.W. Paxton, and D.H. Goltz, Fate of the anterior cruciate ligament-injured knee. Orthop Clin North Am, 2002. 33(4): p. 621-36, v.
  28. Garelick, D., et al. MRI in lateral ligament injuries to the knee: pathoanatomy and surgical correlation. in Amer Acad Ortho Surg. 2002. Dallas: (submitted).
  29. Green, L.B., et al., Sources of variation in readmission rates, length of stay, and operative time associated with rotator cuff surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2003. 85-A(9): p. 1784-9.
  30. Paxton, E.W., et al., The reliability and validity of knee-specific and general health instruments in assessing acute patellar dislocation outcomes. Am J Sports Med, 2003. 31(4): p. 487-92.
  31. Fithian, D., et al. Kaiser Permanente National Total Joint Replacement Registry. 2004; Available from: http://tjrregistry.zion.ca.kp.org.
  32. Fithian, D.C., E.W. Paxton, and A.B. Cohen, Indications in the treatment of patellar instability. J Knee Surg, 2004. 17(1): p. 47-56.
  33. Fithian, D.C., et al., Lateral retinacular release: a survey of the International Patellofemoral Study Group. Arthroscopy, 2004. 20(5): p. 463-8.
  34. Fithian, D.C., et al., Epidemiology and natural history of acute patellar dislocation. Am J Sports Med, 2004. 32(5): p. 1114-21.
  35. Namba, R.S., et al. Obesity and perioperative morbidity in total hip and total knee replacement patients. in 71st annual meeting American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. 2004. San Francisco.
  36. Crain, E.H., et al., Variation in anterior cruciate ligament scar pattern: does the scar pattern affect anterior laxity in anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knees? Arthroscopy, 2005. 21(1): p. 19-24.
  37. Fithian, D.C., et al., Prospective trial of a treatment algorithm for the management of the anterior cruciate ligament-injured knee. Am J Sports Med, 2005. 33(3): p. 335-46.
  38. Namba, R.S., et al., Obesity and perioperative morbidity in total hip and total knee arthroplasty patients. J Arthroplasty, 2005. 20(7 Suppl 3): p. 46-50.
  39. Panni, A.S., et al., Long-term results of lateral retinacular release. Arthroscopy, 2005. 21(5): p. 526-31.
  40. Paxton, E.W. and D.C. Fithian, Outcome instruments for patellofemoral arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2005(436): p. 66-70.
  41. Theodorou, D.J., et al., Posterolateral complex knee injuries: magnetic resonance imaging with surgical correlation. Acta Radiol, 2005. 46(3): p. 297-305.
  42. Ait Si Selmi, T., D. Fithian, and P. Neyret, The evolution of osteoarthritis in 103 patients with ACL reconstruction at 17 years follow-up. Knee, 2006. 13(5): p. 353-8.
  43. Barnes, S., et al., An enhanced benchmark for prosthetic joint replacement infection rates. Am J Infect Control, 2006. 34(10): p. 669-72.
  44. Csintalan, R.P., et al., Biomechanical and anatomical effects of an external rotational torque applied to the knee: a cadaveric study. Am J Sports Med, 2006. 34(10): p. 1623-9.
  45. Davis, D.K., et al., Anatomical posterior cruciate ligament transplantation: a biomechanical analysis. Am J Sports Med, 2006. 34(7): p. 1126-33.
  46. Fithian, D. and N. Gupta, Patellar Instability: Principles of Soft Tissue Repair and Reconstruction. Techniques in Knee Surgery, 2006. 5(1): p. 19-26.
  47. Khatod, M., et al., An analysis of the risk of hip dislocation with a contemporary total joint registry. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2006. 447: p. 19-23.
  48. Phelan, D.T., A.B. Cohen, and D.C. Fithian, Complications of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Instr Course Lect, 2006. 55: p. 465-74.
  49. Ward, S.R., et al., Rotator cuff muscle architecture: implications for glenohumeral stability. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2006. 448: p. 157-63.
  50. Fithian, D., P. Neyret, and E. Servien, Patellar Instability: The Lyon Experience. Techniques in Knee Surgery, 2007. 6(2): p. 112-123.
  51. Mehta, V.M., et al., An algorithm guiding the evaluation and treatment of acute primary patellar dislocations. Sports Med Arthrosc, 2007. 15(2): p. 78-81.
  52. Mehta, V.M., et al., Reliability of the international knee documentation committee radiographic grading system. Am J Sports Med, 2007. 35(6): p. 933-5.
  53. Namba, R.S., et al. Epidemiology of total hip replacement in 74th annual meeting American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. 2007. San Diego.
  54. Fornalski, S., et al., Biomechanical and anatomical assessment after knee hyperextension injury. Am J Sports Med, 2008. 36(1): p. 80-4.
  55. Khatod, M., et al., 17,080 Knee Replacements from 1995 to 2004: Epidemiology, Outcomes, and Trends. Acta Orthop Scand, 2008. in press.
  56. Khatod, M., et al., Knee replacement: epidemiology, outcomes, and trends in Southern California: 17,080 replacements from 1995 through 2004. Acta Orthop, 2008. 79(6): p. 812-9.
  57. Mehta, V.M., et al., The effect of ketorolac on anteroposterior knee laxity after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Orthopedics, 2008. 31(6): p. 538-40.
  58. Paxton, E.W., et al., The kaiser permanente national total joint replacement registry. Perm J, 2008. 12(3): p. 12-6.
  59. Pujol, N., et al., Meniscal healing after meniscal repair: a CT arthrography assessment. Am J Sports Med, 2008. 36(8): p. 1489-95.
  60. Mehta, V.M., E.W. Paxton, and D.C. Fithian, Does the use of fluoroscopy and isometry during anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction affect surgical decision making? Clin J Sport Med, 2009. 19(1): p. 46-8.
  61. Namba, R.S., et al., Outcomes of routine use of antibiotic-loaded cement in primary total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty, 2009. 24(6 Suppl): p. 44-7.
  62. Bini, S.A., et al., Does discharge disposition after primary total joint arthroplasty affect readmission rates? J Arthroplasty, 2010. 25(1): p. 114-7.
  63. Fithian, D.C., C.M. Powers, and N. Khan, Rehabilitation of the knee after medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction. Clin Sports Med, 2010. 29(2): p. 283-90, ix.
  64. Jain, N.P., N. Khan, and D.C. Fithian, A treatment algorithm for primary patellar dislocations. Sports Health, 2011. 3(2): p. 170-4.
  65. Inacio, M.C., et al., Patient and surgeon characteristics associated with primary anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction graft selection. Am J Sports Med, 2012. 40(2): p. 339-45.
  66. Charles, M.D., et al., Magnetic resonance imaging-based topographical differences between control and recurrent patellofemoral instability patients. Am J Sports Med, 2013. 41(2): p. 374-84.
  67. Inacio, M.C., et al., Do patients lose weight after joint arthroplasty surgery? A systematic review. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 2013. 471(1): p. 291-8.
  68. Arendt, E.A., et al., Patellofemoral joint: from instability to arthritis. Instr Course Lect, 2014. 63: p. 355-68.
  69. Csintalan, R.P., et al., Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction for the Treatment of Patellofemoral Instability. J Knee Surg, 2014. 27(2): p. 139-46.
  70. Fithian, D.C., To Operate or Not to Operate? That Is (Still) the Question: Commentary on an article by Hege Grindem, PT, PhD, et al.: "Nonsurgical or Surgical Treatment of ACL Injuries: Knee Function, Sports Participation, and Knee Reinjury. The Delaware-Oslo ACL Cohort Study". J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2014. 96(15): p. e133.
  71. Inacio, M., et al., The risk of surgical site infection and re-admission in obese patients undergoing total joint replacement who lose weight before surgery and keep it off post-operatively. Bone & Joint Journal, 2014. 96(5): p. 629-635.
  72. Inacio, M.C., et al., Injury Pathology at the Time of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Associations With Self-assessment of Knee Function. Clin J Sport Med, 2014.
  73. Inacio, M.C., et al., The impact of pre-operative weight loss on incidence of surgical site infection and readmission rates after total joint arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty, 2014. 29(3): p. 458-464 e1.
  74. Inacio, M.C., et al., Weight patterns before and after total joint arthroplasty and characteristics associated with weight change. Perm J, 2014. 18(1): p. 25-31.
  75. Inacio, M.C.S., et al., The risk of surgical site infection and re-admission in obese patients undergoing total joint replacement who lose weight before surgery and keep it off post-operatively. Bone & Joint Journal, 2014. 96-B(5): p. 629-635.
  76. Latt, L., et al., A validated cadaveric model of trochlear dysplasia. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 2014. 22(10): p. 2357-2363.
  77. Adams, A.L., et al., Statins and hip fracture risk in men: a population-based case-control study. Ann Epidemiol, 2015. 25(11): p. 844-8.

Published Chapters, Videos and Symposia

  1. Kelly MA, Fithian DC, Chern KY, Mow VC. Structure and Function of the Meniscus: Basic and Clinical Implications. In: Mow, Ratcliffe, Woo (eds.), Biomechanics of Diarthrodial Joints. Presented at First World Congress on Biomechanics (San Diego, August 1990). New York, Springer-Verlag, 1990.
  2. Mow VC, Fithian DC, Kelly MA. Fundamentals of Articular Cartilage and Meniscus Biomechanics. In: Ewing JW (ed), Articular Cartilage and Knee Joint Function: Basic Science and Arthroscopy, New York: Raven Press, 1990; pp. 1-18.
  3. Fithian DC, Daniel DM: Indicaciones Para la Cirugia del Ligamento Cruzado Anterior. Sanchis-Alfonso V (ed). Cirugia de la Rodilla-Conceptos Actuales y Controversias. Madrid, Editorial Medica Panamericana, SA, 29-35, 1995.
  4. Fithian DC, Daniel DM, Faustgen JP, Stone ML: Rehabilitacion Despues de la Reconstruccion del Ligamento Cruzado Anterior. Sanchis-Alfonso V (ed). Cirugia de la Rodilla-Conceptos Actuales y Controversias. Madrid, Editorial Medica Panamericana, SA, 55-69, 1995.
  5. Dye SF, Wojtys EM, Fu FH, Fithian DC, Gillquist J: Factors contributing to function of the knee joint after injury or reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. In Zuckerman, JD (ed), Instructional Course Lectures volume 48, AAOS, Rosemont, p. 185-198, 1998.
  6. Fithian DC: Injuries to the Extensor Mechanism of the Knee. Clinics In Sports Medicine,21: xv-xvi, 2002
  7. Fithian DC: Thoughts on the Nature and Treatment of Patellar Dislocation. Le Genou Du Sportif, 55-60, 2002
  8. Fithian DC, Goltz DH, Funahashi TT: The Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deficient Knee: Natural History and the Effects of Non-surgical Treatment. In Akeson, O’Connor, Pedowitz (eds), Knee Ligaments: Structure, Function, Injury, and Repair (2nd edition), Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003; pp. 409-433.
  9. Fithian DC, Stone ML, Shaieb MD: Diagnosis of Ligament Injury: Instrumented Laxity Studies. In Akeson, O’Connor, Pedowitz (eds), Knee Ligaments: Structure, Function, Injury, and Repair (2nd edition), Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003; pp. 370-407.
  10. Ohara WM, Paxton E, Fithian DC: Epidemiology of the Knee Ligament Injury. In Akeson, O’Connor, Pedowitz (eds), Knee Ligaments: Structure, Function, Injury, and Repair (2nd edition), Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003; pp. 311-344.
  11. Funahashi TT, Hillard-Sembell D, Fithian DC: Treatment of Specific Injuries: ACL-Collaterals and Corners. In Akeson, O’Connor, Pedowitz (eds), Knee Ligaments: Structure, Function, Injury, and Repair (2nd edition), Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003; pp. 501-526.
  12. Young EP, Fithian DC: Outcomes Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery. In Akeson, O’Connor, Pedowitz (eds), Knee Ligaments: Structure, Function, Injury, and Repair (2nd edition), Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2003; pp. 553-563.
  13. Phelan DT, Cohen AB, Fithian DC. Complications of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Instr Course Lect. 2006;55:465-74.
  14. Park S, Fithian DC. Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction. In Miller MD (ed), Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery, Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008.
  15. Johnson BD, Fithian DC. MPFL Reconstruction. In Reider, Terry and Provencher (eds), Operative Techniques: Sports Medicine Surgery Phila: Elsevier, 2009.
  16. Latt LD, Raiszadeh K, Fithian DC. The Patellofemoral Joint. In Kibler WB (ed), Orthopedic Knowledge Update: Sports Medicine 4, Rosemont: Amer Acad Ortho Surg, 2009.
  17. Fithian, Donald, and Najeeb Khan. "Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction." Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine 18.2 (2010): 93-97.
  18. Donald C. Fithian, MD, Christopher M. Powers, PhD, PT, Najeeb Khan, MD. Rehabilitation of the Knee After Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction. Clin Sports Med 29 (2010) 283–290. 20226320
  19. Jain, Neel P., Najeeb Khan, and Donald C. Fithian. "A treatment algorithm for primary patellar dislocations." Sports health 3.2 (2011): 170-174.
  20. Fithian D: The Clinical Examination in Patellar Instability. In Dejour D, Bonnin M, Servien E, et al (eds), La Patella, Journées Lyonnaises de Chirurgie du Genou (15th ed), 93-98, 2012.
  21. Charles M, Afra R, Fithian D: Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Patellofemoral Instability. In Dejour D, Bonnin M, Servien E, et al (eds), La Patella, Journées Lyonnaises de Chirurgie du Genou (15th ed), 397-408, 2012.
  22. Fithian DC, Teitge RA, Ward SR, Afra R. Surgical Approaches to Patellar Malalignment. In Johnson D, Amendola N, Barber F, Field L, Richmond J, Sgaglione N (eds). McGinty’s Operative Arthroscopy, 4th edition. Ch 60, p 670-685. November, 2012. ISBN/ISSN: 9781605478609.
  23. Edmonds E, Fithian D. MPFL Reconstruction Video. In Patella Instability and Arthrossi. JP Fulkerson, Ed. AAOS Masters Experience: Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques. Pearl and Tasto, series Editors. 2013.
  24. Snyder-Mackler L, Fithian D, Khan N. Guidelines for Operative Versus Nonoperative Management of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries. In Sanchis Alfonso V, Monllau J (eds), The ACL-Deficient Knee, Ch 6, pp 75-88. Springer-Verlag, London, 2013.
  25. Khan, Najeeb, Donald C. Fithian, and Eiki Nomura. "Anatomy of Patellar Dislocation." Atlas of the Patellofemoral Joint. Springer London, 2013. 41-46.
  26. Arendt EA, Dahm DL, Dejour D, Fithian DC. Patellofemoral joint: from instability to arthritis. Instr Course Lect. 2014;63:355-68. PubMed PMID: 24720321.
  27. Donald C. Fithian, MD, Christopher M. Powers, PhD, PT, Najeeb Khan, MD. Non-Surgical Rehabilitation of Patellar Instability. In: Reider, Bruce, George Davies, and Matthew T. Provencher (eds). Orthopedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete: Getting Back in the Game. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014.
  28. Donald C. Fithian, MD, Christopher M. Powers, PhD, PT, Najeeb Khan, MD. Postoperative Rehabilitation After Proximal Realignment Procedures and Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction. In: Reider, Bruce, George Davies, and Matthew T. Provencher (eds). Orthopedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete: Getting Back in the Game. Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014.
  29. Hany Elrashidy, Joseph Carney, Najeeb Khan, and Donald C. Fithian. Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction. Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery (Four Volume Set): Edition 2​. ​Sam W. Wiesel ​, ​July 10, 2015​. ​Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  30. Khan, Najeeb, et al. "Development of Arthrometry." Rotatory Knee Instability. Springer International Publishing, 2017. 115-129.

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