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Cory M. Edgar, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
Academic Office Location:
Orthopedic Surgery
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-4037
Phone: 860-487-9200
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Dr. Cory Edgar is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UConn Health. A team physician for Boston University athletics, he was recruited back after serving as assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Edgar was a former sports medicine fellow at the UConn and has a strong research and academic interest. Dr. Edgar has a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology and established research activities in bone biology, cartilage healing and applications of stem cells for tissue healing. He is an outstanding educator with many invited lectureships and national level courses that he teaches. He most recently won the AOSSM research award and is considered a rising star in the sports medicine community.

Dr. Edgar’s clinical interests and expertise include primary and revision ACL reconstructions, multi-ligament knee injuries, meniscal transplantation, patella dislocations and instability, complex shoulder instability with bone loss, revision rotator cuff surgery, AC joint injuries, pectoralis tendon ruptures, distal biceps ruptures, ankle instability and talus OCD lesions.

Dr. Edgar continues to devote himself to improving the field of orthopedics through research. A primary area of interest and expertise is the use of stem cells to enhance healing and graft incorporation in sports medicine. His research goal is to continue to explore and develop through a translational medical approach, the application of biologics and regenerative medicine to sports medicine issues.

Dr. Edgar is committed to education and patient care. His clinical interests, education, and experience enable him to care for patients with compassion and expertise.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.Benedictine UniversityMolecular and Cell Biology
M.S.Boston UniversityMolecular, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
M.D., Ph.D.Boston University School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
InternshipBoston University Medical CenterGeneral Surgery
ResidencyBoston University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryResident
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineOrthopaedic Sports Medicine

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
ORS/OREF/AAOS Research Funding Workshop: Strategies for Success - Awarded InviteeORS/OREF/AAOS
Arciero-Warner Resident/Fellow Research Award, NESES Annual Meeting: For the Paper "Biological Augmentation of Rotator Cuff Tears: From the OR back to the Lab"
AAOS/OREF/ORS - AANA Representative: Clinician Scholar Development Program - Awarded InviteeAAOS/OREF/ORS
AOSSM Award: Research Mentoring Development Program, Mentor - Kurt Spindler (Vanderbilt University)AOSSM
Marshall F. Urist Residency Research Award 2004: Molecular Mechanisms of PTH-Mediated Enhancement of Fracture Repair. Mentor: Dr. Einhorn Primary recipient: Sanjeev Kakar, M.D., Minor collaborator; Cory Edgar, MD PhD, 2004-2005
Resident/Fellow Essay Award Clinical Category, Arthroscopy Association of North America, Annual ANAA Meeting: For the Paper: "A Prospective Studay Comparing Autograft vs. Allograft Hamstrings for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction"Arthroscopy Association of North America
Mehos Merit and Research Scholarship, 2000-2001 Academic Year
American Medical Association Education and Research Fellowship, 2000-2001 Academic Year
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
New England Shoulder and Elbow SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalRegional2012
Arthroscopy Association of North AmericaProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2011
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports MedicineProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2011
American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2011
Orthopedic Research SocietyProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2007
Journal of Orthopaedic ResearchEditorial BoardReviewerExternalNational
Journal of BoneEditorial BoardReviewerExternalNational
Clinical Orthopedics and Related ResearchEditorial BoardReviewerExternalNational
Clinical AnatomyEditorial BoardReviewerExternalNational
AAOSM -- Committee approves, grant funding and guides research and academic directives instituted by the societyResearch CommitteeMemberExternalNational

Clinical Research: Primary and revision ACL reconstructions, multi-ligament knee injuries, meniscal transplantation, patella dislocations and instability, complex shoulder instability with bone loss, revision rotator cuff surgery, AC joint injuries, pectoralis tendon ruptures, distal biceps ruptures, ankle instability and talus OCD lesions.


Basic Science Research: Use of stem cells to enhance tendon to bone healing, meniscal transplant healing and longevity, rotator cuff healing. His research goal is continue to explore and develop through a translational medical approach, the application of biologics and regenerative medicine to sports medicine issues.

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Two-stage revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: indications, review, and technique demonstration.
    Coats, Aaron C; Johnson, Darren L Orthopedics 2012 Nov;35(11):958-60
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries
    Edgar, C., Mazzocca, A., Lemos, M. Fractures
  • Arthroscopic Assisted Repair and Reconstruction of Acromiovicular Joint Instability
    DeBerardino, T., Imhoff, A., Edgar, C., Beitzel, K., Mazzocca, A., Arciero, R. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery- The Shoulder
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Tears: Surgical Indications and Techniques
    Edgar, C., Mazzocca, A. McGinty's Operative Arthoscopy
  • Open Surgical Reconstruction of Acute and Chronic Acromioclavicular Joint Instability
    Mazzocca, A., Edgar, C., Beitzel, K., Imhoff, A., DeBerardino, T., Arciero, R. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Shoulder
  • Open Treatment of Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries
    Edgar, C., Mazzocca, A., Arciero, R. Disorders of the Shoulder
  • Osteogenic Growth Factors and Cytokines and Their Role in Bone Repair
    Gerstenfeld, L., Edgar, C., Kakar, S., Jacobsen, K., Einhorn, T. Principles of Bone Biology Volume 3: Engineering of Functional Skeletal Tissues
  • Reconstruction of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament
    Stiebel, M., Edgar, C., Schepsis AANA Advanced Arthroscopy: The Knee: Expert Consult 104-112
  • Surgical Management of Patellar Instability
    Dukas, A., Pensak. M., Edgar. C., DeBerardino, T. McGinty's Operative Arthoscopy
  • Tibial Tubercle Osteotomies
    Edgar, C., Schepsis, T., Fulkerson, Bollier, M. The Patellofemoral Joint in the Athlete

Abstracts

  • The Clinical Oucome of Arthroscopic Capsular Release and Debridement for Symptomatic Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
    Edgar, C., Ledger, R., Shea, K. Arthroscopy

Case Reports

  • Case report: Bilateral Quadriceps Tendon Rupture in the Setting of Newly Diagnose¢ Prinlary Cholangiocarcinoma
    Edgar, C., Maggie, A., Levine, J., Laurencin, C. JBJS

Monographs

  • Importance of BMP-2 and BMP Network on Osteoblastic Differentiation
    Edgar, C. 2009 Jan;

Other

  • Autoregulation of BMP Expression Mediates Osteogenic Differentiation of Murine Marrow Stromal Cells in Culture
    Edgar, C., Chakravarthy, V., Barnes, G., Einhorn, T., Gerstenfeld, L. Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2004 2005 Jan;

Reviews

  • Sports-related wrist and hand injuries: a review.
    Avery, Daniel M; Rodner, Craig M; Edgar, Cory M Journal of orthopaedic surgery and research 2016 Jan;11(1):99
  • Complications with MPFL reconstruction surgery
    Edgar C, Tanaka, M AAOS The Masters Experience: Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques. Series – Patella instability and Arthrosis. Series Editor – Dr. John Fulkerson 2013 Jan;
  • Extensor Mechanism rupture after TKA
    Edgar C and Einhorn TA. JBJS Review Series
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Quantification of Trochlea Dysplasia via Computed Tomography: Assessment of Morphology Difference Between Control and Recurrent Patella Instability PatientsPosterAAOS Annual Meeting2014New Orleans
Quantification of Trochlea Dysplasia via Computed Tomography: Assessment of Morphology Difference Between Control and Recurrent Patella Instability PatientsLectureAOSSM 2014 Annual Meeting2014Seattle, WA
Treatment Considerations for Patellafemoral InstabilityLectureNEOS Fall Meeting2013Boston MA
Meniscal Transplant: Indications and TechniqueLectureNEOS Spring Meeting2013Boston MA
Rehabilitation Summit of 2013: Recent Advances in the Evaluation & Treatment of Selected Topics in Sports Medicine & OrthopaedicsLectureRehabilitation Summit of 20132013Boston, MA
Commonly seen shoulder injuries, an orthopedic perspectiveLectureNew Challenges & New Solutions on Work-Related Injury & Musculoskeletal The2013Waltham, MA
Glenoid Dysplasia: What is it? How do measure it and what does it meanLectureNESES Annual Meeting2013Jay Peak, VT
Quantification of Trochlea Dysplasia via Computed Tomography: Assessment of Morphology Difference Between Control and Recurrent Patella Instability PatientsLectureInternational Patellofemoral Study Group Bi-Annual Meeting2013Gent Belgium
MythBusters - ACL Reconstruction: What has Really Changed in the Last 10 Years?LectureBoston Medical Center2012Boston, Massachusetts
Commonly Encountered Shoulder Problems: An Orthopeadic PerspectiveTalkUniversity of Connecticut2012Farmington, Connecticut
Commonly Encountered Shoulder Problems: An Orthopeadic PerspectiveLectureAssociation of peri-Operative Registered Nurses2012New Britian, Connecticut
Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) surgical anatomyLectureAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine2012Baltimore, Maryland
Biological Augmentation of Rotator Cuff Tears: From the OR back to the LabLectureNew England Shoulder and Elbow Society2012Jay Peak, Vermont
Meniscal Transplantation: Indications and TechniqueLectureGrand Rounds: Lahey Clinic, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2012Burlington, MA
The Meniscus – Full Circle: Open Meniscectomy to Meniscal TransplantationLectureGrand Rounds: Boston Medical Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2012Boston, MA
Complications in MPFL (Medial Patella-Femoral Ligament0 Reconstruction Surgery?LectureGrand Rounds: Boston Medical Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery2012Boston, MA
Commonly encountered shoulder problems: An Orthopeadic perspectiveLectureAssociation of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Chapter 1 Spring mee2012New Briton, CT
Update on the Operative Treatment of AC Joint DislocationsLectureGraduation Research Day Symposium- Boston Medical Center2011Boston, Massachusetts
Acromioclavicular Joint Instability: Anatomic Reconstruction - New Technique for an Old ProblemLectureBoston Medical Center2011Boston, Massachusetts
Fresh Osteochondra1 Allograft and Transplantation for Traumatic Patellar DefectsLectureBoston Medical Center2010Boston, Massachusetts
Fresh Osteochondral Allograft and Transplantation for Traumatic Patellar DefectsLectureAOSSM Sports Medicine Traveling Fellowship Symposium2010Boston, MA
Bone Morphogenetic Proteins Regulate Osteogenic Differentiation in Vitro Though a Coordinated Network Directed by BMP-2LectureBoston Medical Center2006Boston, Massachusetts
BMP-2 is a Critical Mediator of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Derived Osteoblastic DifferentiationLectureOrthopaedic Research Society2005Washington D.C.
Autoregulation of BMP Expression Mediates Osteogenic Differentiation of Murine Marrow Stromal Cells in CultureLectureInternational Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissue2004Alberta, Canada
Methodological Approach for the Generation of a Tissue-Specific and Regulatable BMP-2 Expressing Transgenic MouseLectureOrthopaedic Research Society Meeting2004San Fransisco, California
Autoregulation of BMP Expression Mediates Osteogenic Differentiation of Murine Marrow Stromal Cells in CulturePosterAmerican Society for Bone and Mineral Research2003Minneapolis, Minnesota
A Prospective Study Comparing Autograft vs Allograft Hamstrings for Anterior Cruciate Ligament ReconstructionLectureArthroscopy Association of North America2003Phoenix, Arizona
A Prospective Comparative study of ACL Reconstruction: Allograft vs. Autograft HamstringsLectureAmerican Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons2003New Orleans, Louisiana
Autograft vs Allograft Hamstring for Prunary ACL Reconstruction: A Prospective Comparative StudyLectureBoston University School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery2002Boston, Massachusetts