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Teaching and educational interests

Dr. John Elfar's laboratory is part of the Center for Orthopaedic Research and Translational Science. His group accepts postdoctoral and graduate-level trainees as well as resident physicians seeking a greater involvement in translational research. Dr. Elfar has mentored more than 60 such trainees who have completed clinical subspecialty training both inside and outside of orthopedic surgery.

Clinical interests

Dr. John Elfar specializes in sports, hand and upper extremity surgery, in addition to orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among Dr. Elfar's clinical interests: nerve compression (pinched nerve), shoulder arthroscopy and elbow arthroscopy, arthroplasty (joint replacement procedures) and complex reconstruction. He is affiliated with Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center.

Research interests

Dr. John Elfar is a surgeon-scientist at Penn State College of Medicine. In addition to being a practicing orthopedic surgeon, he directs the Center for Orthopaedic Research and Translational Science (CORTS). This group includes multiple laboratories dedicated to translational orthopaedic research in all its forms. There is a focus on orthopaedic population studies, basic science, cell and RNA biology, epidemiology, biomechanics and drug repurposing for the treatment of musculoskeletal complaints.

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Projects 2013 2018

Erythropoietin
Wounds and Injuries
Erythropoietin Receptors
Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Trauma Centers

Research Output 2001 2020

1 Citation (Scopus)

Transdermal delivery of 4-aminopyridine accelerates motor functional recovery and improves nerve morphology following sciatic nerve crush injury in mice

Clark, A., Hsu, C., Hassan Talukder, M., Noble, M. & Elfar, J., Jan 1 2020, In : Neural Regeneration Research. 15, 1, p. 136-144 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Nerve Crush
4-Aminopyridine
Sciatic Nerve
Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Neural Conduction
2 Citations (Scopus)

4-Aminopyridine as a single agent diagnostic and treatment for severe nerve crush injury

Noble, M., Tseng, K. C., Li, H. & Elfar, J., Mar 1 2019, In : Military medicine. 184, p. 379-385 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nerve Crush
4-Aminopyridine
Peripheral Nerve Injuries
Wounds and Injuries
Therapeutics
1 Citation (Scopus)

4-Aminopyridine attenuates muscle atrophy after sciatic nerve crush injury in mice

Yue, L., Talukder, M. A. H., Gurjar, A., Lee, J. I., Noble, M., Dirksen, R. T., Chakkalakal, J. & Elfar, J., Aug 1 2019, In : Muscle and Nerve. 60, 2, p. 192-201 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nerve Crush
4-Aminopyridine
Muscular Atrophy
Sciatic Nerve
Muscles

Alterations in tibiotalar joint reaction force following syndesmotic injury are restored with static syndesmotic fixation

Kelly, M., Vasconcellos, D., Osman, W. S., Masqoodi, N., Fowler, X., Elfar, J., Olles, M. W., Flemister, A. S., Ketz, J. P. & Oh, I., Oct 1 2019, In : Clinical Biomechanics. 69, p. 156-163 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ankle Injuries
Joints
Wounds and Injuries
Joint Instability
Talus

Mortality Rates of Humerus Fractures in the Elderly: Does Surgical Treatment Matter?

Lander, S. T., Mahmood, B., Maceroli, M. A., Byrd, J., Elfar, J., Ketz, J. P. & Nikkel, L., Jul 1 2019, In : Journal of orthopaedic trauma. 33, 7, p. 361-365 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Humerus
Mortality
Therapeutics
Demography
Length of Stay