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Christopher C. Schmidt
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon  

Honors
  • The New Investigator REcognition Award Finalist, Orthopaedic Research Society "Biological Augmentation of Repair of Chronic Rotator Cuff Tear using Tendon Stem/Progenitor Cell (TSC) Sheets", Research Advisor for Komatsu, I MD 2018
  • Joseph E. Imbriglia MD Annual Fellow Research Award, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, "Safety and Efficacy of Endoscopic Posterior Approach for Distal Biceps Repair." Research Advisor for Styron, JF MD 2017
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES) Representative, AAOS Clinical Practice Guidelines, Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears 2017
  • The International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons - elected Top Doctor The Leading Physicians of the World 2017
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
    Nominated for Neer Award 2015
    "
    Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears Summary Recommendations of the Appropriate Use Criteria"
  • Elected Active Member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2014.
  • Pennslyvania Orthopaedic Society
    Best Resident/Fellow Paper - Spring Meeting
    "Integrity of Lesser Tuberosity Osteotomy Repairs During Total Shoulder Arthroplasty"
    Research Advisor 2012
  • Elected Associate Member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2011
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
    Nominated for Neer Award 2011
    "MRI Appearance of Distal Biceps Tendon and Comparison with Functional Outcome"
  • Pennsylvania's Favorite Physician (Patients' Choice) 2010
  • Best Clinical Instructor
    Washington Hospital Family Medicine Program 2007
  • Elected Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2000
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine,
    O’Donoghue Award 1997
    “Growth Factors Can Improve Ligament Healing”
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Department of Orthopaedics
    Best Resident Basic Science Paper 1995
    “Effect of Growth Factors on Ligament Healing:from the test tube to the animal model.”
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)
    Medical Honor Society 1988
  • University of Wisconsin Medical School
    Promotions Committee III Commendation,
    Excellence in the Third Year 1988
  • University of Wisconsin Medical School
    Promotions Committee I Commendation,
    Excellence in the First Year 1986
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison
    Dean’s List 1982 – 1985
Presentations
  1. Factors Associated with Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Glenoid Baseplate Loosening. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2018.
  2. Factors Associated with Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty Glenoid Baseplate Loosening. 64th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2018.
  3. The Anatomy of the Superior Capsule Revisited: Reconstructive Considerations. 64th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2018.
  4. Biologic Augmentation of Repair of Chronic Rotator Cuff Tear using Tendon Stem/Progenitor Cell (TSC) Sheets. The New Investigator Recognition Award Finalist. 64th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2018.
  5. The Anatomy of the Superior Capsule Revisited: Reconsctructive Considerations. Annual Meeting, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2017.
  6. Failed Distal Biceps repairs: What Went Wrong, What to Do? Annual Meeting, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2017.
  7. The Effect of Tendon Rotation on the Distal Biceps Tendon Repair. Annual Meeting, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 2017.
  8. The Distal Biceps Deficient Arm, “The Short Arc Syndrome”.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2017.
  9. The Distal Biceps Deficient Arm, “The Short Arc Syndrome”. Open Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (Specialty Day ASES), 2017.
  10. The Distal Biceps Deficient Arm, “The Short Arc Syndrome”. Closed Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 2016.
  11. Advances in Ultrasound and AUC for Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears. GEMET Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds – Guest Speaker, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 8/18/2016.
  12. Acute and Chronic Distal Biceps Tears. GEMET Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds – Guest Speaker, Grand Rapids, Michigan, 8/18/2016.
  13. Cutting Edge Distal Biceps Concepts. University of Pittsburgh’s Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds – Guest Speaker, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 4/6/2016.
  14. Effects of Fatigue on Forearm Supination. 62nd Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 2016.
  15. “Disasters of the Masters” Re-rupture after distal biceps repair. Specialty Day ASSH & AASH, 2016.
  16. Factors that Determine Supinations Strength Following a Distal Biceps Repair. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Open Meeting/Specialty Day 2016.
  17. Distal Biceps Tendon: My Approach and "How-to". Two Incisions. AAOS Wrist and Elbow Arthroscopy and Associated Procedures: Techniques and Innovations #3371. AAOS Learning Center, 2015.
  18. Rotator Cuff Imaging. Annual Worker’s Compensation Conference, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania 2015.
  19. The Challenge of the Failed Rotator Cuff. Achieving Excellence in Workers’ Compensation. Allison Park, Pennsylvania 2015
  20. History of the Distal Biceps, Focus on Anatomy and Mechanics. Closed Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 2015
  21. Anatomic Repair Is Needed and Clinically Relevant: Pro. Closed Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 2015
  22. Factors that Determine Supinations Strength Following a Distal Biceps Repair. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Closed Meeting 2015.
  23. Failed Repair of the Distal Biceps - Salvaging an acceptable result. 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2015.
  24. Biceps Rutptures - Posterior Approach. 70th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2015.
  25. Management of Injuries to the Distal Biceps Tendon. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS). Spring Scientific Meeting. Scottsdale, AZ 4/10/2015.
  26. Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears Summary Recommendations of the Appropriate Use Criteria. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Open Meeting/Specialty Day 2015.
  27. Effect of Radial Tuberosity Preservation on Supination and Flexion Strength following a Distal Biceps Repair. 61st Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 2015.
  28. Re-attachment Site Anatomy and Supinator Muscle Fatty Infiltration Predict Supination Strength Following Distal Biceps Repair. 61st Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 2015.
  29. Effect of Radial Tuberosity Preservation on Supination and Flexion Strength following a Distal Biceps Repair. Closed Meeting of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2014.
  30. Proximal Humerus Fractures, When to Fix or Replace? 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2014.
  31. Surgical Approach to the Glenohumeral Joint - Focus on Subscapularis Repair. 69th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2014.
  32. Effect of Distal Biceps Tendon Repair Techniques on Forearm Mechanics. 7th World Congress of Biomechanics. Boston, MA 2014.
  33. Rotator Cuff Tears: Current Treatment Strategies and Techniques, Surgical Treatment - Introduction/Basics. 68th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2013.
  34. The Shoulder: What's Predictable, Controversial and Cutting Edge. 68th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2013.
  35. Cutting Edge Concepts on the Distal Biceps Tendon.  68th Annual Meeting of The American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2013.
  36. Effect of Distal Biceps Rupture on Supination Strength. 37th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics. Ohmaha, NE 2013.
  37. Distal Biceps Repair. Advance Techniques in Reconstructive Elbow Surgery. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Chicago, IL 2013.
  38. Shoulder Instability. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, 2013.
  39. Factors Affecting Supination Strength Following A Distal Biceps Rupture. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting, 2013.
  40. Factors Affecting Supination Strength Following A Distal Biceps Rupture. Specialty Day American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 2013
  41. Lesser Tuberosity Osteotomy Repair Configuration Affects Time Zero Stability After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. 59th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 2013
  42. Forearm Supination Strength Relationships Associated with Distal Biceps Tendon Rupture. 59th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, 2013.
  43. Effect of Lesser Tuberosity Osteotomy Size and Repair Construct during Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. ASES Closed Meeting. Sea Island, GA 2012
  44. Factors Affecting Supination Strength Following a Distal Biceps Rupture. ASES Closed Meeting. Sea Island, GA 2012
  45. Cutting Edge Concepts on the Distal Biceps Tendon. ASSH Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL 2012
  46. Integrity of Lesser Tuberosity Osteotomy Repairs During Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Spring Meeting. Miami Beach, FL 2012
  47. Total Shoulder Arthroplasty Debate. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Spring Meeting. Miami Beach, FL 2012
  48. Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Update 2012 Farmington, PA
  49. Rotator Cuff Tears. Science? Current Trends in Workers Compensation Management. Pittsburgh, PA 2012
  50. Shoulder Instability. Instructional Course, AAOS Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA 2012
  51. Bone Wafer Thickness in Lesser Tuberosity Osteotomy Repairs during Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. AAOS Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA 2012
  52. Cutting Edge Concepts on the Distal Biceps Tendon. ASSH 66th Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, NV. 2011
  53. MRI Appearance of Distal Biceps Tendon Repair and Comparison with Functional Outcome. AAOS Annual Meeting. San Diego,CA. 2011
  54. MRI Appearance of Distal Biceps Tendon Repair and Comparison with Functional Outcome. ASES Specialty Day. San Diego,CA. 2011
  55. MRI Appearance of Distal Biceps Tendon Repair and Comparison with Functional Outcome. ORS Annual Meeting. Long Beach,CA. 2011
  56. TFCC Pathology and Managment. Treatment of Acute Hand and Wrist Trauma: Surgeon and Therapists' Perspective. Pittsburgh,PA. 2010
  57. Evaluation of an Injured Worker after Rotator Cuff Surgery.Eighth Annual Current Trends in Workers' Compensation Management. Pittsburgh,PA. 2010
  58. The Effect of Biceps Reattachment Site on Moment Arm and Forearm Rotation. AAOS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. 2010.
  59. Design of a Device to Measure Isometric Forearm Torque. BMES Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA. 2009
  60. Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears. Washington Hospital, Washington, Pennsylvania. 2009.
  61. Treatment of Common TFCC Injuries. Advances in Hand Therapy: Surgeons and Therapists Hand in Hand for Improved Outcomes. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2009.
  62. Distal Biceps Rupture and Treatment. Advances in Hand Therapy: Surgeons and Therapists Hand in Hand for Improved Outcomes. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2009.
  63. Shoulder and Elbow Pain in the Elderly Patient. Primary Care Orthopaedics. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2008.
  64. Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Surgery – Latest Trends and Debates. Disorders of the Hand and Upper Extremity: Current Concepts in the Management of Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pathology, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2008.
  65. Treatment of Rotator Cuff Disease. Current Trends in Workers’ Compensation Management, The Aging Work Force. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2008.
  66. Rotator Cuff Disease. Sports-related Injuries to the Upper Extremity, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2006.
  67. Arthroplasty for Treatment of Proximal Humerus Fractures. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2006.
  68. Treatment after a Failed Rotator Cuff Surgery. Annual Workers Compensation Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2006.
  69. Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repairs. Disorders of the Hand and Upper Extremity: New Approaches to Old Problems, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2004.
  70. Proximal Humerus Fractures: Arthroplasty. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2004.
  71. The Stiff Elbow: Treatment Alternatives Open and Arthroscopic. Pennsylvania Orthropaedic Society, Sports Medicine, Fall Meeting, Nemacolin Woodlands, Pennsylvania, 2003.
  72. Hemi-Arthroplasty vs. ORIF for Proximal Humerus Fractures. Pennsylvania Orthropaedic Society, Total Joint Arthroplasty, Spring Meeting, Charleston, South Carolina, 2003.
  73. Total Wrist Arthroplasty, workshop. Disorders of the Hand and Upper Extremity: Focus on Arthroplasty, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2003.
  74. Total Elbow Arthroplasty, workshop. Disorders of the Hand and Upper Extremity: Focus on Arthroplasty, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2003.
  75. Shoulder Hemi-Athroplasty, workshop. Disorders of the Hand and Upper Extremity: Focus on Arthroplasty, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2003.
  76. Shoulder Arthroplasty for Trauma. Disorders of the Hand and Upper Extremity: Focus on Arthroplasty, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2003.
  77. Radial Head Fractures Replace or Fix? Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Fall Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2002.
  78. Treatment of Complex Elbow Injuries. Upper Extremity Symposium. Columbus, Ohio, 2002.
  79. Elbow Fracture and Dislocations: Adult. Disorders of the Hand and Upper Extremity: Focus on Trauma, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2002.
  80. Fractures of the Proximal Humerus: Fixation. Disorders of the Hand and Upper Extremity: Focus on Trauma, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2002.
  81. Fractures of the Proximal Humerus: Fixation. Disorders of the Hand and Upper Extremity: Focus on Trauma, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2001.
  82. Elbow Fracture and Dislocations: Adult. Disorders of the Hand and Upper Extremity, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2001.
  83. Distal Radius Fractures. Allegheny General Hospital Management for Disorders of the Upper Extremity Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2000.
  84. Fractures of the Proximal Humerus. Allegheny General Hospital Management for Disorders of the Upper Extremity Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2000.
  85. Sports Injuries of the Hand. Panel Discussion. Allegheny General Hospital Hand & Wrist Conference, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1999.
  86. Hand and Upper Extremity Industrial Injuries. Grand Rounds. Fayette Memorial Hospital, Fayette County, Ohio, 1998.
  87. Dupuytren’s Contracture. Ohio State University Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, Columbus, Ohio, 1997.
  88. Commonly Referred Hand Disorders. Med Ohio Grand Rounds, Columbus, Ohio, 1997.
  89. Reconstruction of the Traumatic Injured Hand. Ohio State University Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, Columbus, Ohio, 1996.
  90. The Anconeus Flap: Its anatomy and clinical application. Cincinnati Hand Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1996.
  91. Effect of Growth Factors on Ligament Healing: from the test tube to the animal model. University of Pittsburgh’s Third Annual Residents and Fellows Research Day, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1995.
  92. The Effect of Growth Factors on the Anterior Cruciate and Medial Collateral Ligament Fibroblasts. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Sports Medicine Meeting, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1995.
  93. The Role of Non-extensile Approaches in the Treatment of Displaced Acetabular Fractures. Interstate Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1992.
  94. Non-extensile Approaches in the Treatment of Complex Acetabular Fractures, The Pittsburgh Experience. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1991.
  95. Osterman L, Putnam M, Schmidt C: Scaphoid Fractures Instructional Course Lecture. American Association for Hand Surgery, 2001.
  96. Zimmer S, Boles SD, Schmidt C: Arthrodesis of the Thumb Metacarpophalangeal Joint using a 3.0 mm Cannulated Screw and Threaded Washer. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows conference, 2000.
  97. Neufeld SK, Schmidt CC: Ulnar Ray Deficiency – A Comprehensive Review. American Orthopaedic Association, 1998.
  98. Schmidt CC, Greenberg JA, Kohut G, Kann S: The Anconeus Flap: Anatomy and Clincal Applications. American Association for Hand Surgery, 1998.
  99. Schmidt CC, McCarthy DM, Arnoczky SP, Herndon JH: The Role of Soft Tissue Tendon Interposition after Basal Joint Arthroplasty: A histological, vascular, and radiolgraphic study. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 1997.
  100. Fulton DB, Kleinman WB, Schmidt CC: Lunotatotriquetral Arthrodesis for Dynamic Instability: A new technique. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, 1997.
  101. Woo SL-Y, Taylor BJ, Schmidt CC, Yamaji T, Weaver-Green C: The Effect of Dose Levels of Growth Factors on the Healing of the Rabbit Medial Collateral Ligament. Orthopaedic Research Society, 1996.
  102. Woo SL-Y, Schmidt CC, Taylor BJ, Yamaji T, Weaver-Green C: The Effects of EGF and TGF-β on the Biomechanical Properties of the Healing Medial Collateral Ligament. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1995.
  103. Schmidt CC, McCarthy DM, Arnoczky SP, Herndon JH: A Soft-Tissue Carpal Bone Spacer. The American Orthopaedic Association Residents Conference, 1995.
  104. Scherping SC, Schmidt CC, Georgescu HI, Kwoh CK, Evans CH, Woo SL-Y: The Effect of Aging on the Proliferative Response of Anterior Cruciate and Medial Collateral Ligament Fibroblasts To Growth Factors. Orthopaedic Research Society, 1995.
  105. Yamaji T, Pomaybo AS, Levine RE, Ohno K, Schmidt CC, Woo SL-Y: Long-Term Healing After Combined MCL+ACL Injury: Repair vs. Nonrepair. Orthopaedic Research Society, 1995.
  106. Schmidt CC, McCarthy DM, Arnoczky SP, Herndon JH: Achilles Tendon Allograft as a Carpal Bone Spacer: A Morphologic and Radiographic Study. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Conference, 1994.
  107. Ohno K, Pomaybo AS, Levine RE, Schmidt CC, Ohland KJ, Woo SL-Y: MCL Healing in a Combined MCL and ACL Injury Following ACL Reconstruction. The 2nd World Congress of Biomechanics, 1994.
  108. Ohno K, Pomaybo AS, Levine RE, Schmidt CC, Ohland KJ, Woo SL-Y: MCL Healing After an Isolated MCL Injury vs. a Combined MCL and ACL Injury. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 1994.
  109. Pomaybo AS, Ohno K, Levine RE, Schmidt CC, Woo SL-Y: MCL Healing in a Combined MCL and ACL Injury. Southern Biomechanical Engineering Conference, 1994.
  110. Schmidt CC, Georgescu HI, Kwoh CK, Blomstrom GL, Engle CP, Evans CH, Larkin LA, Woo SL-Y: The Effect of Growth Factors on the Proliferation of Medial Collateral and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Fibroblasts. The American Orthopaedic Association Residents’ Conference, 1994.
  111. McCarthy DM, Chan SS, Tramaglini DM, Schmidt CC, Sotereanos DG, Herndon JH: Effect of Partial Laceration on the Structural Properties of the Canine FDP. Orthopaedic Research Society, 1994.
  112. Ohno K, Pomaybo AS, Schmidt CC, Levine RE, Ohland KJ, Woo SL-Y: Repair versus Nonrepair of MCL Tears with ACL Reconstruction in a MCL+ACL Injury Model. Orthopaedic Research Society, 1994.
  113. Schmidt CC, McCarthy DM, Arnoczky SP, Herndon JH: Achilles Tendon Allograft Used as a Carpal Bone Spacer: An In Vivo Study Using a Monkey. Orthopaedic Research Society, 1994.
  114. Schmidt CC, Georgescu HI, Kwoh CK, Blomstrom GL, Engle CP, Evans CH, Woo SL-Y: The Effect of Growth Factors on Medial Collateral Ligament and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Fibroblast Proliferation. Orthopaedic Research Society, 1994.
  115. McCarthy DM, Chan SS, Schmidt CC, Herndon JH: The Effect of Partial Laceration on the Tensile Properties of the Flexor Tendon. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 1993.
  116. Schmidt CC, Gruen GS: The Role of Non-extensile Approaches in the Treatment of Displaced Acetabular Fractures. Orthopaedic Trauma Association, 1992.