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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

University of Pittsburgh

University of Minnesota

MD, Creighton University

BA, St. John's University


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

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Projects 2008 2022

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

Research Output 2010 2018

Bacterial Contamination of a Marking Pen in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Ridley, T. J., Rud, C. T., Krych, A. J. & Macalena, J. A., May 9 2018, In : Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 6, 5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

Anticoagulation following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

van Eck, C. F., Davidson, K., Hussein, M. & Macalena, J. A., 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: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
Venous Thrombosis
Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Pulmonary Embolism
3 Citations
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: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Selection
Patellar Dislocation
1 Citations

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., Jan 1 2017, In : Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review. 25, 4, p. 227-236 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Patellofemoral Joint
Magnetic Resonance Imaging