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Christopher C. Schmidt
Board Certified Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon  
Research TeamResearch Team


 
Service

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
Representative
AAOS Clinical Practice Guidelines
Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears
2017 - 2018
    
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
Member Research Committee
10/2016 – 10/2019

Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
Volunteer Faculty, Lab Instructor
Popular solutions in Shoulder/Elbow Surgeries (803)
AAOS Learning Center, Chicago.
2018

American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)
Member ASSH Annual Meeting Program Committee.
Volunteer ASSH Governance
9/20/2014 - 9/9/2017

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
Member Closed Meeting Program Committee
2015

Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS)
Moderator “Controversies in Treatment of Shoulder Injuries”
Spring Scientific Meeting
4/10/15

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
Moderator “Distal Biceps Tendon Debates”
Closed Meeting 2015
2015

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Lab Instructor:  "Wrist and Elbow Arthroscopy and Associated Procedures".
AAOS Learning Center, Chicago.
2015

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Member Appropriate Use Criteria for
Optimizing the Management of Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears.
Voting-Panel.  
2013
               
Lab Instructor: ASSH IC "Advanced Techniques in Reconstructive Elbow Surgery".
Chicago.
2013

Lab Instructor, “Shoulder Instability”.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting
2013.

Lab Instructor, “Shoulder Instability”.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Annual Meeting
2012

University of Wisconsin, School of Medicine and Public Health.
Member of the Middleton Society.
2012.

Member, Board of Directors
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
510 North Third Street, 3rd Floor
Harrisburgh, PA  17101
2011-2012.

Director of Orthopedic Surgery
Tristate Surgery Center
Washington, Pennsylvania 2009.

Board Member
Tristate Surgery Center
Washington, Pennsylvania 2009.

Ask The Doctor Show
“Rotator Cuff Disease”
Peters Township High School
2008.

American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand
Founders Circle
2007.

American Society for Surgery of the Hand,
Products: Development and Oversight.
Chairman,CA Peimer, MD.  
2002-2003.

Secretary, Department of Orthopaedics
Mt. Carmel East Hospital
Columbus, Ohio, 2000.

Children’s Hand Clinic
Children’s Hospital
Columbus, Ohio
1996 – 1998

Research


Dr. Schmidt is currently involved in both clinical and mechanical research studies involving the rotator cuff tears, reverse total shoulder arthroplasty, and distal biceps tendon tears. Dr. Schmidt's research involves a multidisciplinary team of orthopaedic surgeons, bio and mechanical engineers,fellows and residents. Biomechanical investigations are conducted through the orthopaedic engineering laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. Past and Current studies Dr. Schmidt has worked on are listed below. 

Current Projects
  • Treatment of Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Defining the anatomy of the Superior Capsule.
  • Effect of Biceps Reattachment Location on Moment Arm and Range of Motion
  • Distal Biceps Tendon: Biomechanical Evaluation of Long and Short Head Orientation during Dual Head Repair
  • Healing of the Distal Bicep Tendon: Clinical and MRI Assessment
Past Projects
  • Treatment of Full Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: Appropriate Use Criteria
  • Lesser Tuberosity Fixation after Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Anchor Placement with Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Flexor Tendon Injuries Following Locked Volar Plating of Distal Radius
  • Plain Radiographs Are Inadequate to Identify Overlengthening With a Radial Head Prosthesis
  • Arthrodesis of the Metacarpophalangeal Joint Using a Cannulated Screw and Threaded Washer
  • Basal Joint Arthroplasty Using an Allograft Tendon Interposition Versus No Interposition: A Radiographic, Vascular, and Histologic Study
  • The Anconeus Muscle Flap: Its Anatomy and Clinical Application
  • The Effects of Platelet-Derived Growth Factor-BB on Healing of the Rabbit Medial Collateral Ligament Effect of Growth Factors on the Proliferation of Ligament Fibroblasts as a Function of Maturation
  • Effect of Partial Laceration on the Structural Properties of the Canine FDP
  • The Effect of Growth Factors on the Proliferation of Medial Collateral and Anterior Cruciate Ligament Fibroblasts Repair versus Nonrepair of MCL Tears with ACL Reconstruction in a MCL+ACL Injury Model Non-extensile
  • Surgical Approaches of Two-column Acetabular Fractures
  • Revision Total Elbow Arthroplasty Complicated by Massive Osteolysis: A Technique Using an Allograft/Prosthesis Composite Arthrodesis of the Thumb Metacarpophalangeal Joint Using a 3.0 mm Cannulated Screw and Threaded Washer
  • The Effects of Dose Levels of Growth Factors on the Healing of the Rabbit Medial Collateral Ligament
  • The Effects of EGF and TGF-B on the Biomechanical Properties of the Healing Medial Collateral Ligament Evaluation of MCL Repair in a Combined MCL and ACL Injury with ACL Reconstruction
  • The Biocompatibility of Silicone Implants
  • The Effect of Partial Laceration on the Tensile Properties of the Canine Flexor Tendon
  • An Assay to Test Growth Factors on the Proliferation of MCL and ACL Fibroblasts
  • Treatment of Basal Joint Arthritis with an Allograft Spacer