Research

Dr Prodromos is principal investigator of a number of ongoing clinical research studies sponsored by the Illinois Orthopaedic Foundation of which he is Medical Director. Sue Finkel RN is research coordinator and various other Foundation staff assist with research. Past studies have led to numerous publications in peer reviewed journals as well book chapters, and also the publication of the ACL textbook for Orthopaedic Surgeons of which he is editor in chief. Below is a partial list of a number of ongoing clinical studies in various stages of progress. His research is primarily in the area of the knee, shoulder, PRP, Stem Cell, and laser treatment.

  • Introducing a new better radiographic classification of glenohumeral arthrosis using the true AP view that predicts success of PRP treatment of glenohumeral arthrosis whereas the standard AP view does not” (submitted for presentation for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting)
  • Labral Repair alone without biceps tendon sacrifice by tenodesis or tenotomy provides good results in the treatment of type II SLAP tears of the shoulder (invited paper for the Open Orthopaedics Journal for which Dr Prodromos was invited to be a guest editor of a themed edition devoted to controversies in the treatment of SLAP lesions)
  • The effect of Knee Varus on clinical outcomes of PRP treatment of knee arthrosis
  • Intra-articular Low Level Laser treatment with PRP injection improves pain relief of arthritic joints compared to the injection of PRP alone (submitted for presentation to the Mechanisms of Photobiomodulation Therapy XIII conference, 27th January, 2018 in San Francisco USA)
  • PRP injection provides excellent pain relief in partial tears of the rotator cuff without surgery
  • Introducing a minimally invasive technique for high tibial osteotomy without implants or grafts
  • The influence of Gender and Sport on the Incidence of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear
  • Pain relief from Stem Cell Treatment of Knee and Shoulder Arthrosis as a function of the radiographic severity of the affected joint
  • American Academy of Regenerative Medicine
  • American Board of Regenerative Medicine
  • aossm
  • isakos
  • Rush University Medical Center
  • aana
  • aaos
  • esska
  • cartilage