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Chadwick C Prodromos, M.D.

Chadwick C. Prodromos, M.D.

Medical Director and CEO, The Prodromos Stem Cell Institute
Medical Director, The Foundation for Orthopaedics and Regenerative Medicine

He is also medical director of “The FOREM” – The Foundation for Orthopedics and Regenerative Medicine which supports the numerous ongoing prospective studies of the more than 4000 biologic treatments he has performed with its full and part-time research staff as well as other original research. The studying and continued follow-up of all treated patients separates the PSCI from other clinics which do not bring this level of scientific rigor to their work.
 

Training and Education
Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital
Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Fellowship, 1985
Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency 1984
University of Chicago
Surgical Internship, 1980
Johns Hopkins Medical School
M.D. Degree 1979
Princeton University
Bachelor of Arts, 1975


Qualifications
Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1987, re-certified 1997, 2007, 2017
Medical Director: The Illinois Orthopaedic Foundation
President: Illinois Sportsmedicine and Orthopaedic Centers
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery Rush University (Ret.)
Reviewer: Arthroscopy: The Journal for Arthroscopy and Related Surgery
Reviewer: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: official journal of ESSKA
Reviewer: The American Journal Of Sportsmedicine
Former Orthopedic Consultant: Illinois High School Association Sports Medicine Advisory Committee
Former Medical Director Arena Football League

 
Professional Association Memberships
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Arthroscopy Association of North America
The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
The International Cartilage Repair Society
The International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
The Illinois Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
 
 
Awards
Rush Medical College Surgical Sciences Research Award
Berkheiser Research Award of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago
 

ORTHOPAEDIC TEXTBOOKS

Editor in Chief: The ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT: Reconstruction and Basic Science
Publisher: Elsevier:

First Edition: October 2007,
Associate Editors: Freddie Fu, Steve Howell, Don Shelbourne, Lonnie Paulos,
Charlie Brown, Tassos Georgulies, Alberto Gobbi, Don Johnson
Second Edition: July 2017
Associate Editors: Andrews,Brown, Fu, Georgoulis, Gobbi, Noyes, Shelbourne
 
Contributor: PRACTICAL ORTHOPAEDIC SPORTS MEDICINE AND ARTHROSCOPY
Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins: December 2006
Editor: Donald Johnson
Chapters
1) Posterior Hamstring Harvest Technique
2) The Team Physician
 
Contributor: THE SHOULDER
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone 1988
Editors: Carter Rowe
Chapter: Shoulder Injuries in Sports
 
TELEVISION PRESENTATION
WGN Superstation Network: Wednesday April 26th, 2006. ACL Repair.
 
NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
International Society for Medical Laser Applications Conference
SAN DIEGO, CA, February 2019, Presentation: “Intra-articular Laser Treatment Plus Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Significantly Reduces Pain in Many Patients Who Had Failed Prior PRP Treatment”
Chadwick Prodromos, Susan Finkle, Alexander Dawes, Angelo Dizon
 
World Convention for Photobiomodulation (Low Level Laser Therapy)
NICE, FRANCE, Oct 5, 2018 Presentation: “Combined Intra-articular Laser & Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection Reduces Pain in Patients Who Had Failed Prior PRP Treatment” Chadwick Prodromos, Susan Finkle, Alexander Dawes, Angelo Dizon
 
International Society for Medical Laser Applications Conference
LOS ANGELES, CA, February 11, 2017
Presentation: “Clinical Results Of Combined Intra-Articular Laser Treatment With PRP In Patients Who Had Previously Failed PRP Injection Alone
Chadwick Prodromos, Susan Finkle, Alexander Dawes, Angelo Dizon
 
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Biennial Congress
LYON, FRANCE, June 2015
ICL Course Presentation: “An Algorithm for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Cartilage Lesions Accompanying ACL Injury” Chadwick Prodromos, MD
 
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
LAS VEGAS, NV. March 2015
Coordinator of Instruction Learning Course: “High Tibial Osteotomy and Distal Femoral Osteotomy: Indications, Techniques and Post-Op Management for the Treatment of Arthrosis and Cartilage Deficiency”, Presentation: “Indications, Technique & Post-Operative Management of Opening Wedge Implant-Free HTO & DFO“ Chadwick Prodromos MD
 
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
NEW ORLEANS, LA March 2014
Coordinator of Instruction Learning Course: “High Tibial Osteotomy and Distal Femoral Osteotomy: Indications, Techniques and Post-Op Management for the Treatment of Arthrosis and Cartilage Deficiency”, Presentation: “Indications, Technique & Post-Operative Management of Opening Wedge Implant-Free HTO & DFO“ Chadwick Prodromos MD
 
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
CHICAGO, IL March 2013
Coordinator of Instruction Learning Course: “High Tibial Osteotomy and Distal Femoral Osteotomy: Indications, Techniques and Post-Op Management for the Treatment of Arthrosis and Cartilage Deficiency”, Presentation: “Indications, Technique & Post-Operative Management of Opening Wedge Implant-Free HTO & DFO “ Chadwick Prodromos MD
 
Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Conference
HOLLYWOOD, FL, May 2010
Coordinator of Instructional Learning Course: “Optimizing Hamstring ACL Reconstruction”, Presentation: “Posterior Hamstring Harvest, ‘No Fault’ Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction with EndoButton, Whipstitch Post Tibial Fixation and Transtibial Femoral Tunnel” Chadwick Prodromos MD.

3rd Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Association of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery & Sports Injuries
HERSONISSOS, CRETE, June 2009
Podium Presentation: " Controversies in Soft-Tissue Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Grafts, Bundles, Tunnels, Fixation, and Harvest." Chadwick Prodromos MD.
 
European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery, and Arthroscopy Biennial Congress
PORTO, PORTUGAL, May 2008
Podium Presentation: “A Meta-Analysis of the Incidence of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears As a Function of Gender, Sport and Knee Injury Reduction Regimen.” Chadwick Prodromos MD, Yung Han MD, Julie Rogowski BS, Brian Joyce BA, Kelvin Shi MS.
Poster: “Elongation of Simulated Whipstitch Post Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Tibial Fixation After Cyclic Loading.” Chadwick Prodromos MD, Aaron Hecker MD, Brian Joyce BA.

Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Conference
WASHINGTON, DC, April 2008
Podium Presentation: “The Inside-Out, Minimally Invasive High Tibial Osteotomy Technique.” Chadwick C Prodromos MD, Brian T Joyce BA.
 
Hellenic Arthroscopy and Sportsmedicine Society Conference
ATHENS, GREECE, 2007
Podium Presentation: “Clinical and Biomechanical Analysis of Whipstitch-Post Tibial Fixation for Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.” Chadwick C Prodromos MD, Aaron Hecker PhD, Brian Joyce BA.
 
International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Biennial Congress
FLORENCE, ITALY, May 2007.
Poster: A Meta-Analysis of Stability Rates of Autografts Compared to Allografts for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Chadwick Prodromos MD, Brian Joyce BA.
 
Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, April 2007
Poster: “Experimental and Clinical Stability of Whipstitch-Post Fixation Method in Soft Tissue ACLR.” Chadwick Prodromos MD, Aaron Hecker MD, Brian Joyce BA.
Poster: “A Meta-Analysis of Stability Rates of Autografts Compared to Allografts for ACLR.” Chadwick Prodromos MD, Brian Joyce BA.
 
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting
HERSHEY, PENNSYLVANIA, June 2006
Poster: “MRI Measurement of the Contralateral Normal Meniscus is a Better Method of Determining Meniscal Allograft Size than Measurement of the Recipient Tibial Plateau”
Chadwick Prodromos MD, Brian Joyce BA, Brett Keller BS, BA, Brian T. Murphy MD

European Society of Sports Traumatology Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy Biennial Congress
INNSBRUCK, AUSTRIA, May 2006
Podium: “MRI Measurement of the Contralateral Normal Meniscus is a Better Method of Determining Meniscal Allograft Size than Measurement of the Recipient Tibial Plateau”
Chadwick Prodromos MD
 
Arthroscopy Association of North America Annual Meeting
HOLLYWOOD, FLORIDA, May 2006
Instructional Course Lecture: “Controversies in Soft Tissues ACL Reconstruction: Allograft vs. Autograft, Double Tunnel vs. Single Tunnel, Cortical vs. Aperture Fixation”
Podium Presentation: “Five-Strand Hamstring ACL Reconstruction: A New Technique With Better Long-Term Stability Than Four-Strand.” Chadwick C Prodromos MD, Brian T Joyce BA.
Poster: “Contralateral Meniscus MRI Better Predicts Needed Meniscal Allograft Size Than Recipient Tibial Xray.” Chadwick C Prodromos MD, Brian Joyce BA, Brett Keller BS.
 
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, March 2006
SYMPOSIUM MODERATOR: “Controversies in Soft Tissues ACL Reconstruction: Allograft vs. Autograft, Double Tunnel vs. Single Tunnel, Cortical vs. Aperture Fixation”
Panelists: Stephen Howell, Freddie Fu, Lonnie Paulos, and Donald Johnson
Podium: Meniscal Study Group
“MRI Measurement of the Contralateral Normal Meniscus is a Better Method of Determining Meniscal Allograft Size than Measurement of the Recipient Tibial Plateau”
Chadwick Prodromos
Poster: “MRI Measurement of the Contralateral Normal Meniscus is a Better Method of Determining Meniscal Allograft Size than Measurement of the Recipient Tibial Plateau”
Chadwick Prodromos MD, Brian Joyce BA, Brett Keller BS, BA, Brian T. Murphy MD
 
BIBLIOGRAPHY

Prodromos CC, Finkle S, Dawes A, Dizon A. Intra-Articular Laser Treatment Plus Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Significantly Reduces Pain in Many Patients Who Failed Prior PRP Treatment. Medicines 2019,6(3): 75.
 
Guest Editor of an issue of the Open Orthopedics Journal on “Labral Repair Versus Biceps Tenotomy/Tenodesis for the Treatment of Type II SLAP Lesions: Indications and Techniques”. Open Orthop J, 2018, 12: 269-270.
Prodromos CC, Finkle S, Dawes A, Baik JY. Treatment of Type Two Slap Lesion with Anatomic Suture Anchor Repair without Biceps Tenotomy Or Tenodesis. Open Orthop J, 2018, 12: 324-330.

Prodromos CC, Amendola A, Jakob RP. High tibial osteotomy: indications, techniques, and postoperative management. Instr Course Lect, 2015; 64: 555-65.

Prodromos CC. Posterior Mini-incision Hamstring Harvest. Sports Med Arthrosc Rev, March 2010; 18(1): 12-14.

Prodromos CC, Hecker A, Joyce B, Finkle S, Shi K. Elongation of Simulated Whipstitch Post Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Tibial Fixation After Cyclic Loading. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, Aug 2009; 17(8): 914-19.

Prodromos CC, Fu FH, Howell SM, Johnson DH, Lawhorn K. Controversies in Soft-Tissue Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Grafts, Bundles, Tunnels, Fixation, and Harvest. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, July 2008; 16(7):376-84.

Prodromos CC, Han Y, Rogowski J, Joyce B, Shi K. A Meta-Analysis of the Incidence of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears As a Function of Gender, Sport, and a Knee Injury-Reduction Regimen. Arthroscopy, Dec 2007; 23(12):1320-1325.

Prodromos CC, Joyce BT, Keller BL, Murphy BJ, Shi K. Magnetic Resonance Imaging Measurement of the Contralateral Normal Meniscus Is a More Accurate Method of Determining Meniscal Allograft Size Than Radiographic Measurement of the Recipient Tibial Plateau. Arthroscopy, Nov 2007; 23(11):1174-1179.

Prodromos C, Joyce B, Shi K. A Meta-Analysis of Stability of Autografts Compared to Allografts After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, July 2007; 5(7):851-6.

Prodromos CC, Joyce BT. Hamstring ACL Reconstruction: Technique, Results, Meta-Analysis, and Posterior Graft Harvest Technique. Techniques in Knee Surgery, June 2006; 5(2): 87-95.

Prodromos CC, Joyce BT, Shi K, Keller BL. A Meta-Analysis of Stability After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction as a Function of Hamstring versus Patellar-Tendon Graft and Fixation Type. Arthroscopy, Oct 2005; 21(10):1202el1-9.

Prodromos CC, Han Y.S, Keller BL, Bolyard RJ. Stability Results of Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction at 2- to 8-Year Follow-Up. Arthroscopy, Feb 2005; 21(2): 138-146.

Prodromos CC, Han YS, Keller BL, Bolyard R.J. Posterior Mini-Incision Technique for Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Graft Harvest. Arthroscopy, Feb 2005; 21(2): 130-137.

Prodromos CC. Low-Profile Cortical Screw Tibial Fixation for Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Surgical Technique and Stability Results. Techniques in Orthopaedics, Sept 2005; 20(3): 272-273.

Prodromos CC. Preface: Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: An Idea Whose Time Has Come. Techniques in Orthopaedics, Sept 2005; 20(3): 191.

Prodromos CC, Joyce B. Five-Strand Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Presentation of a New Technique With Better Stability at 7- to 9-Year Follow Up Than 4 Strand. Techniques in Orthopaedics, Sept 2005; 20(3): 192-3.

Prodromos CC. The Posterior Mini-Incision Approach for Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Graft Harvest. Techniques in Orthopaedics, Sept 2005; 20(3): 200-202.

Prodromos CC, Joyce BT. Tunnel Widening and Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Techniques in Orthopaedics, Sept 2005; 20(3): 230-232.

Prodromos CC, Joyce BT. Endobutton Femoral Fixation for Hamstring Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Surgical Technique and Results. Techniques in Orthopaedics, Sept 2005; 20(3): 233-37.

Prodromos CC, Ferry JA, Schiller AL, Zarins B. Histologic Studies of the Glenoid Labrum from Fetal Life to Old Age, J Bone Joint Surg, Oct 1990; 72(A): 1344-1348.

Prodromos CC, Andriacchi TP, Galante JO. A relationship between gait and clinical changes following high tibial osteotomy, J Bone Joint Surg, Oct 1985; 67(A): 1188-1194.

(This paper won both the BERKHEISER AWARD of the Institute of Medicine of Chicago and the RUSH SURGICAL SCIENCES AWARD and was cited as CLASSIC BIBLIOGRPAHY by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons).

Turner DA, Prodromos CC, Petasnick JP, Clark JW. Acute injury of the ligaments of the knee: magnetic resonance evaluation. Radiology; March 1985; 154(3); 717-22.

Dewald RL, Bridwell KH, Prodromos CC, Rodts MF. Reconstructive Spine Surgery as Palliation for Metastatic Malignancies of the Spine. Spine, Jan-Feb 1985; 10(1): 12-16.

Lucas SK, Elmer EB, Flaherty JT, Prodromos CC, Buckley BH, Gott BL, Gardner TJ. Effect of multiple-dose potassium cardioplegia on myocardial ischemia, return of ventricular function, and ultrastructural preservation. J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg, July 1980; 80(1): 102-10.

PEER REVIEWED VIDEOS
Posterior Mini-Incision Hamstring Graft Harvest Technique for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
-Presented by The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons for presentation 2004 and 2005 annual meetings
-Video Journal of Orthopaedics, #5073, September 2003.