Personal profile

Research Interests

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries and reconstructions
  • Joint preservation
  • Knee cartilage 
  • Knee ligaments
  • Knee surgery 
  • Meniscus injuries 
  • Meniscus transplantation 
  • Multi-ligament knee injuries and reconstructions 
  • Osteotomies about the knee
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament injuries and reconstructions 

Education / Academic qualification

MD, Creighton University

BA, St. John's University

University of Minnesota

University of Pittsburgh


  • Cartilage
  • Ligament
  • Meniscus
  • Knee
  • ACL
  • Joint Preservation
  • PCL
  • Osteotomy

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Projects 2008 2022

Knee Injuries
Clinical Trials
Articular Cartilage
Prospective Studies
Knee Injuries
Clinical Trials

Research Output 2010 2017

Anticoagulation following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

van Eck, C. F., Davidson, K., Hussein, M. & Macalena, J. Jan 1 2017 Controversies in the Technical Aspects of ACL Reconstruction: An Evidence-Based Medicine Approach. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, p. 87-101 15 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Venous Thrombosis
Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Pulmonary Embolism
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Growth Plate
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Bone and Bones

Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction: Patient selection and perspectives

Baer, M. R. & Macalena, J. A. Sep 7 2017 In : Orthopedic Research and Reviews. 9, p. 83-91 9 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Patient Selection
Patellar Dislocation

MRI and Arthroscopy Correlation in the Patellofemoral Joint

Friedman, L. G. M., White, M. S., Carroll, P. F., MacAlena, J. A., Arendt, E. A., Ellermann, J. M. & Tompkins, M. 2017 In : Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review. 25, 4, p. 227-236 10 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewReview article

Patellofemoral Joint
Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Radial meniscal tears: Updates on repair techniques and outcomes

Ridley, T. J., Arendt, E. A. & Macalena, J. A. Feb 21 2017 The Menisci: A Comprehensive Review of their Anatomy, Biomechanical Function and Surgical Treatment. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, p. 93-102 10 p.

Research output: ResearchChapter