Cory M. Edgar, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
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.
|B.A.||Benedictine University||Molecular and Cell Biology|
|M.S.||Boston University||Molecular, Cell Biology and Biochemistry|
|M.D., Ph.D.||Boston University School of Medicine||Medicine|
|Internship||Boston University Medical Center||General Surgery|
|Residency||Boston University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery||Resident|
|Fellowship||University of Connecticut School of Medicine||Orthopaedic Sports Medicine|
|Name of Award/Honor||Awarding Organization|
|Arciero Sports Medicine Fellowship Teaching Award 2022||UConn Orthopedics|
|Top Doctor Award 2022, Orthopedic Surgery CT|
|ORS/OREF/AAOS Research Funding Workshop: Strategies for Success - Awarded Invitee||ORS/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 Invitee||AAOS/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 & Description||Category||Role||Type||Scope||Start Year||End Year|
|Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research||Editorial Board||Reviewer||External||National||2019|
|New England Shoulder and Elbow Society||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||Regional||2012|
|Arthroscopy Association of North America||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2011|
|American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2011|
|American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2011|
|Orthopedic Research Society||Professional/Scientific Organization||Member||External||National||2007|
|Journal of Orthopaedic Research||Editorial Board||Reviewer||External||National|
|Journal of Bone||Editorial Board||Reviewer||External||National|
|Clinical Anatomy||Editorial Board||Reviewer||External||National|
|AAOSM -- Committee approves, grant funding and guides research and academic directives instituted by the society||Research Committee||Member||External||National|
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.
Presentation and Surgical Management of Multiple Ligament Knee Injuries: A Multicenter Study from the Surgical Timing and Rehabilitation (STaR) Trial for MLKIs Network.
The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume 2023 Feb;
Transient Exertional Compressive Radial Neuropathy in a Collegiate Baseball Pitcher: A Case Report
JBJS Case Connect . 2022 Dec;
Effectiveness of an Accelerated Rehabilitation Protocol After Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy.
Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine 2022 Nov;10(11):23259671221133105
High Rate of Initially Overlooked Kaplan Fiber Complex Injuries in Patients With Isolated Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury.
The American journal of sports medicine 2022 Sep;49(8):2117-2124
High Rate of Initially Overlooked Kaplan Fiber Complex Injuries in Patients With Isolated Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury: Response.
The American journal of sports medicine 2022 Jan;50(1):NP3-NP5
Surgical Considerations in Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.
Instructional course lectures 2022 Jan;475-487
A reduced concentration femoral nerve block is effective for perioperative pain control following ACL reconstruction: a retrospective review.
Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery 2021 Oct;
A New Approach to Superior Capsular Reconstruction with Hamstring Allograft for Irreparable Posterosuperior Rotator Cuff Tears: A Dynamic Biomechanical Evaluation.
Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery 2021 Apr;
Confirming Proper Button Deployment of Suspensory Fixation During ACL Reconstruction.
Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine 2021 Jan;9(1):2325967120974349
Use of a Superolateral Portal and 70° Arthroscope to Optimize Visualization of Patellofemoral Tracking and Osteochondral Lesions in Patients With Recurrent Patellar Instability.
Arthroscopy techniques 2020 Nov;9(11):e1731-e1736
Quadriceps Inhibition After Naturally Occurring Patellar Tendon Damage and Pain.
Journal of athletic training 2020 Apr;
Epidemiology of Shoulder Instability Injuries in Collision Collegiate Sports From 2009 to 2014.
Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association 2020 Jan;36(1):36-43
Return to Play Following Meniscal Repair.
Clinics in sports medicine 2020 Jan;39(1):185-196
Incidence of Posteromedial Meniscocapsular Separation and the Biomechanical Implications on the Anterior Cruciate Ligament.
The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2019 Feb;
Biomechanical evaluation of an arthroscopic transosseous repair as a revision option for failed rotator cuff surgery.
BMC musculoskeletal disorders 2018 Jul;19(1):240
Pectoralis Major Repair: A Biomechanical Analysis of Modern Repair Configurations Versus Traditional Repair Configuration.
The American journal of sports medicine 2017 Oct;45(12):2858-2863
Patellofemoral Contact Pressures After Patellar Distalization: A Biomechanical Study.
Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association 2017 Aug;332038-2044
Objective quantification of trochlear dysp lasia: Assessment of the difference in morphology between control and chronic patellofemoral instability patients.
The Knee 2017 Jun;241247-1255
Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability With Combined Bone Loss: Treatment and Results With the Modified Latarjet Procedure.
The American journal of sports medicine 2016 Feb;44922-32
Sports-related wrist and hand injuries: a review.
Journal of orthopaedic surgery and research 2016 Jan;11(1):99
Radiographic Reference Points Are Inaccurate With and Without a True Lateral Radiograph: The Importance of Anatomy in Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction.
The American journal of sports medicine 2015 Nov;44133-42
Calcium phosphate cement enhances the torsional strength and stiffness of high tibial osteotomies.
Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA 2015 Aug;25817-822
Medial quadriceps tendon-femoral ligament: surgical anatomy and reconstruction technique to prevent patella instability.
Arthroscopy techniques 2013 May;2(2):e125-8
Current concepts in the treatment of acromioclavicular joint dislocations.
Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association 2013 Feb;29(2):387-97
Management of acute acromioclavicular joint dislocations: current concepts.
Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery 2013 Feb;133(7):985-95
Prospective comparison of auto and allograft hamstring tendon constructs for ACL reconstruction.
Clinical orthopaedics and related research 2008 Sep;466(9):2238-46
Posterior shoulder instability: comprehensive analysis of open and arthroscopic approaches.
American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.) 2007 Dec;36(12):655-9
Autogenous regulation of a network of bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) mediates the osteogenic differentiation in murine marrow stromal cells.
Bone 2007 May;40(5):1389-98
Analysis of fracture healing by large-scale transcriptional profile identified temporal relationships between metalloproteinase and ADAMTS mRNA expression.
Matrix biology : journal of the International Society for Matrix Biology 2006 Jul;25(5):271-81
Meniscal repair using the FasT-Fix all-inside meniscal repair device.
Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association 2005 Feb;21(2):167-75
Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) coordinately regulates the expression of specific matrix metalloproteinases (MMPS) and angiogenic factors during fracture healing.
Bone 2005 Feb;36(2):300-10
The role of angiogenesis in a murine tibial model of distraction osteogenesis.
Bone 2004 May;34(5):849-61
Tumor necrosis factor alpha activation of the apoptotic cascade in murine articular chondrocytes is associated with the induction of metalloproteinases and specific pro-resorptive factors.
Arthritis and rheumatism 2003 Oct;48(10):2845-54
BDNF dependence in neuroblastoma.
Journal of neuroscience research 2001 May;64(4):355-63
BMP Treatment of C3H10T1/2 Mesenchymal Stem cells Recapitulates a Temporal Pattern of Endochondral Differentiation In Vitro
J Cellular Biochem 901112-1127
Reconstruction of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament
Techniques in Knee Surgery 8(2):91-97
Treatment of Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head with Drilling and Injection of Concentrated Autologous Bone Marrow
Techniques in Orthopaedics 26(1):2-8
Two-stage revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: indications, review, and technique demonstration.
Orthopedics 2012 Nov;35(11):958-60
Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries
Arthroscopic Assisted Repair and Reconstruction of Acromiovicular Joint Instability
Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery- The Shoulder
Distal Biceps Tendon Tears: Surgical Indications and Techniques
McGinty's Operative Arthoscopy
Open Surgical Reconstruction of Acute and Chronic Acromioclavicular Joint Instability
Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Shoulder
Open Treatment of Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries
Disorders of the Shoulder
Osteogenic Growth Factors and Cytokines and Their Role in Bone
Principles of Bone Biology Volume 3: Engineering of Functional Skeletal Tissues
Reconstruction of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament
AANA Advanced Arthroscopy: The Knee: Expert Consult 104-112
Surgical Management of Patellar Instability
McGinty's Operative Arthoscopy
Tibial Tubercle Osteotomies
The Patellofemoral Joint in the Athlete
The Clinical Oucome of Arthroscopic Capsular Release and Debridement for Symptomatic Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder
Case report: Bilateral Quadriceps Tendon Rupture in the Setting of
Newly Diagnose¢ Prinlary Cholangiocarcinoma
Importance of BMP-2 and BMP Network on Osteoblastic Differentiation
Autoregulation of BMP Expression Mediates Osteogenic Differentiation of Murine Marrow Stromal Cells in Culture
Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissues. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference, Banff, Alberta, Canada, 2004 2005 Jan;
Complications with MPFL reconstruction surgery
AAOS The Masters Experience: Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques. Series – Patella instability and Arthrosis. Series Editor – Dr. John Fulkerson 2013 Jan;
Extensor Mechanism rupture after TKA
JBJS Review Series
|Title or Abstract||Type||Sponsor/Event||Date/Year||Location|
|Quantification of Trochlea Dysplasia via Computed Tomography: Assessment of Morphology Difference Between Control and Recurrent Patella Instability Patients||Poster||AAOS Annual Meeting||2014||New Orleans|
|Quantification of Trochlea Dysplasia via Computed Tomography: Assessment of Morphology Difference Between Control and Recurrent Patella Instability Patients||Lecture||AOSSM 2014 Annual Meeting||2014||Seattle, WA|
|Treatment Considerations for Patellafemoral Instability||Lecture||NEOS Fall Meeting||2013||Boston MA|
|Meniscal Transplant: Indications and Technique||Lecture||NEOS Spring Meeting||2013||Boston MA|
|Rehabilitation Summit of 2013: Recent Advances in the Evaluation & Treatment of Selected Topics in Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics||Lecture||Rehabilitation Summit of 2013||2013||Boston, MA|
|Commonly seen shoulder injuries, an orthopedic perspective||Lecture||New Challenges & New Solutions on Work-Related Injury & Musculoskeletal The||2013||Waltham, MA|
|Glenoid Dysplasia: What is it? How do measure it and what does it mean||Lecture||NESES Annual Meeting||2013||Jay Peak, VT|
|Quantification of Trochlea Dysplasia via Computed Tomography: Assessment of Morphology Difference Between Control and Recurrent Patella Instability Patients||Lecture||International Patellofemoral Study Group Bi-Annual Meeting||2013||Gent Belgium|
|MythBusters - ACL Reconstruction: What has Really Changed in the Last 10 Years?||Lecture||Boston Medical Center||2012||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Commonly Encountered Shoulder Problems: An Orthopeadic Perspective||Talk||University of Connecticut||2012||Farmington, Connecticut|
|Commonly Encountered Shoulder Problems: An Orthopeadic Perspective||Lecture||Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses||2012||New Britian, Connecticut|
|Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) surgical anatomy||Lecture||American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine||2012||Baltimore, Maryland|
|Biological Augmentation of Rotator Cuff Tears: From the OR back to the Lab||Lecture||New England Shoulder and Elbow Society||2012||Jay Peak, Vermont|
|Meniscal Transplantation: Indications and Technique||Lecture||Grand Rounds: Lahey Clinic, Department of Orthopedic Surgery||2012||Burlington, MA|
|The Meniscus – Full Circle: Open Meniscectomy to Meniscal Transplantation||Lecture||Grand Rounds: Boston Medical Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery||2012||Boston, MA|
|Complications in MPFL (Medial Patella-Femoral Ligament0 Reconstruction Surgery?||Lecture||Grand Rounds: Boston Medical Center, Department of Orthopedic Surgery||2012||Boston, MA|
|Commonly encountered shoulder problems: An Orthopeadic perspective||Lecture||Association of peri-Operative Registered Nurses (AORN) Chapter 1 Spring mee||2012||New Briton, CT|
|Update on the Operative Treatment of AC Joint Dislocations||Lecture||Graduation Research Day Symposium- Boston Medical Center||2011||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Acromioclavicular Joint Instability: Anatomic Reconstruction - New Technique for an Old Problem||Lecture||Boston Medical Center||2011||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Fresh Osteochondra1 Allograft and Transplantation for Traumatic Patellar Defects||Lecture||Boston Medical Center||2010||Boston, Massachusetts|
|Fresh Osteochondral Allograft and Transplantation for Traumatic Patellar Defects||Lecture||AOSSM Sports Medicine Traveling Fellowship Symposium||2010||Boston, MA|
|Bone Morphogenetic Proteins Regulate Osteogenic Differentiation in Vitro Though a Coordinated Network Directed by BMP-2||Lecture||Boston Medical Center||2006||Boston, Massachusetts|
|BMP-2 is a Critical Mediator of Mesenchymal Stem Cell Derived Osteoblastic Differentiation||Lecture||Orthopaedic Research Society||2005||Washington D.C.|
|Autoregulation of BMP Expression Mediates Osteogenic Differentiation of Murine Marrow Stromal Cells in Culture||Lecture||International Conference on the Chemistry and Biology of Mineralized Tissue||2004||Alberta, Canada|
|Methodological Approach for the Generation of a Tissue-Specific and Regulatable BMP-2 Expressing Transgenic Mouse||Lecture||Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting||2004||San Fransisco, California|
|Autoregulation of BMP Expression Mediates Osteogenic Differentiation of Murine Marrow Stromal Cells in Culture||Poster||American Society for Bone and Mineral Research||2003||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|A Prospective Study Comparing Autograft vs Allograft Hamstrings for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction||Lecture||Arthroscopy Association of North America||2003||Phoenix, Arizona|
|A Prospective Comparative study of ACL Reconstruction: Allograft vs. Autograft Hamstrings||Lecture||American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons||2003||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Autograft vs Allograft Hamstring for Prunary ACL Reconstruction: A Prospective Comparative Study||Lecture||Boston University School of Medicine Orthopaedic Surgery||2002||Boston, Massachusetts|