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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.

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 2019

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

Pharmacological Attenuation of Electrical Effects in a Model of Compression Neuropathy

Modrak, M., Sundem, L., Gupta, R., Zuscik, M. J. & Elfar, J., Mar 20 2019, In : The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 101, 6, p. 523-530 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4-Aminopyridine
Neural Conduction
Erythropoietin
Decompression
Peripheral Nerves

Spring ligament tear decreases static stability of the ankle joint

Kelly, M., Masqoodi, N., Vasconcellos, D., Fowler, X., Osman, W. S., Elfar, J., Olles, M. W., Ketz, J. P., Flemister, A. S. & Oh, I., Jan 1 2019, In : Clinical Biomechanics. 61, p. 79-83 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ankle Joint
Ligaments
Wounds and Injuries
Extremities
Joints

Dynamic Functional Assessment of Hand Motion Using an Animation Glove: The Effect of Stenosing Tenosynovitis

Schreck, M. J., Kelly, M., Lander, S., Kaushik, A., Smith, H., Bell, S., Raman, V., Olles, D., Geigel, J., Olles, M. & Elfar, J., Nov 1 2018, In : Hand. 13, 6, p. 695-704 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tendon Entrapment
Hand
Pathology
Fingers
Baseball

Hospitalizations for fracture in patients with metastatic disease: Primary source lesions in the United States

Nikkel, L., Mahmood, B., Lander, S., Maceroli, M., Fox, E., Tyler, W., Karbach, L. & Elfar, J., Feb 1 2018, In : Journal of Community and Supportive Oncology. 16, 1, p. e14-e20

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Spontaneous Fractures
Hospitalization
Organized Financing
Kidney Neoplasms
Costs and Cost Analysis