2017 ISAKOS Biennial Congress Faculty

 

Stephen M. Howell, MD

University California at Davis
Sacramento, CA UNITED STATES

Dr. Howell is a clinician in private practice in Sacramento, CA and an experienced researcher in the areas of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, sports medicine, and knee replacement. Academically, he is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of California at Davis and collaborates with Prof. Maury Hull PhD on biomedical engineering projects concerning anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL), disorders of the meniscus, and total knee arthroplasty. Together they have mentored and graduated 23 masters and 2 PhD students in biomedical engineering. Their research team has improved the placement of the tibial and femoral tunnels and the fixation of the soft tissue ACL graft. Both of these contributions have enabled aggressive rehabilitation without injuring the soft-tissue ACL graft and improved the clinical outcome. He has over 120 publications in peer-review journals. He is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical School in 1981 and the orthopedic residency program at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Howell has been fortunate enough to share the information from his research team at international and national meetings. He is Past President of the International ACL Study Group and a member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, North American Arthroscopy Association, and past member of American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons and Herodicus Society, He is on the editorial board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine and Orthopedics In terms of product development he has published extensively and promoted world-wide adoption of a surgical approach called kinematic alignment for total knee arthroplasty (TKA) which he developed in 2005. Kinematically aligned TKA provides better pain relief, patient satisfaction, function, and flexion than traditional or mechanical aligned TKA. He is the designer of the IDEAL ZimmerBiomet Sports Medicine. He is also a consultant for Medacta, ThinkSurgical with the assignment to integrate kinematically aligned TKA into robotic surgery.
www.drstevehowell.com

Mon 06/05
15:30 - 16:30
Room 2-3: Concurrent 3 Knee - Arthroplasty
Symposium
Target for Appropriate Alignment in Total Knee Arthroplasty - Mechanical vs. Kinematic Alignment
Faculty
Mon 06/05
15:30 - 15:40
Room 2-3: Concurrent 3 Knee - Arthroplasty
Presentation
Is Kinematically Aligned TKA a Good Alignment Option?
Presenter
Wed 06/07
15:30 - 16:30
Room 2-4: Concurrent 4 Knee: Arthroplasty
Surgical Demonstration
Kinematic Total Knee Replacement
LSD Presenter
Thu 06/08
07:30 - 09:00
Room 1-2 ICL #30
Instructional Course Lecture
Achieving Normal Kinematics in Total Knee Arthroplasty
Faculty
Thu 06/08
08:45 - 09:10
Room 1-2 ICL #30
Presentation
kinematically aligned TKA restores jt lines and tibial component forces close to native knee without soft tissue release
Presenter

Disclosures

Royalties received from Zimmer Biomet
Speaker for Zimmer Biomet
Paid Consultant for Zimmer Biomet, ThinkSUrgical
Support received from Zimmer Biomet, ThinkSUrgical
Editorial or Governing board of American JOurnal of Sports Medicinie