Robert A. Arciero, M.D.
Dr. Robert Arciero is a professor and
chief of the Sports Medicine Division of the Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery at
the University of Connecticut Health Center. He is also the director
of the Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship program at the
UConn Health Center. Dr. Arciero is an active team physician for
the University of Connecticut athletic programs providing sports
care for the men's and women’s basketball, football, and
hockey teams. He is also an orthopaedic team physician for USA Hockey
and was the lead physician for the 2004 World Championship team.
Dr. Arciero is the author of over 100 scientific articles on ligament, tendon
and cartilage injuries of the knee and shoulder.
Dr. Arciero has
won several national and international awards. These include the
prestigious O’Donahue award for best clinical research
investigating anterior cruciate ligament injuries from the
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, and the first
place award for the best research study on arthroscopic rotator
cuff repair from the International Society for Arthroscopy, Knee
Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine.
His main area of
expertise is arthroscopic surgery with a primary focus on knee
ligament instability, cartilage repair and shoulder instability.
He has special interest in the management of complex injuries of
the shoulder and knee.
Dr. Arciero is also a faculty member of the Center for Joint
Preservation and Replacement. His interests include osteotomies and cartilage repair procedures to preserve the knee
- Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health
- Chief, Sports Medicine Division, Department of
Orthopaedic Surgery, UConn Health Center
- Director, Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship Program,
UConn Health Center
- New England Musculoskeletal Institute
- Shoulder arthroscopy
- Sports medicine
- Management of ligament and cartilage, injuries of the knee
- Joint preservation
- Instability and rotator cuff tears of the shoulder
- Special expertise in complex shoulder and knee instability problems and revision surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
B.S. Biology, St. Bonaventure University
M.D., Georgetown University School of Medicine
Madigan Army Medical Center
St. John’s Hospital
United States Military Academy
- American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine O’Donohue Award
- International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Caspari Award
Arciero R.A., Wheeler J.H., Ryan J.B., McBride J.T.: Arthroscopic Bankart repair versus
nonoperative treatment for acute, initial anterior shoulder
dislocations. American Journal Sports Medicine. 1994, 22
Arciero R.A.: Anatomic posterolateral corner knee
reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2005;21(9):1147.
Arciero R.A., Mazzocca A.D. Mini-open repair technique of HAGL
(humeral avulsion of the glenohumeral ligament) lesion.
View more publications, see
- Clinical outcomes of arthroscopic stabilization surgery for shoulder
instability, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
techniques for complex knee ligament injuries involving injury
to the anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate and posterolateral
Basic Science Research
- New methods
to enhance tendon to bone healing which will improve results of
arthroscopic and open repair of torn ligaments and cartilage
injuries to the shoulder and knee. The ultimate goal is to apply
these techniques to repair of torn rotator cuff tendons in the
shoulder and cruciate and cartilage injuries to the knee.
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