Sports Medicine Grand Rounds: Pitfalls of ACL Reconstructions in Professional Athletes

Presented by the Departments of Sports Medicine and Continuing Medical Education

1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ | 1 CEU Credit for Athletic Trainers

Peter DeLuca, MD*
Sports and Orthopedic Medicine, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center
Dr. DeLuca is an accomplished orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist, board certified in orthopedic surgery. Previously part of Rothman Orthopedics, Dr. Deluca recently returned home to New Jersey to join the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health at the Musculoskeletal and Sports Medicine Institute at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. DeLuca attended Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and completed his residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at Yale University Hospital in New Haven, CT. Dr. DeLuca is Director of Orthopedic Surgery for the Philadelphia Flyers and serves on multiple committees in the NHL including Co-Chairman of the Research Committee. He was the NHL Consultant for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and Team Physician for the NFC Pro Bowl in 2002, 2003, and 2009. Dr. DeLuca was awarded the Dick Vermeil Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014 and was inducted in 2010 to the Athletic Hall of Fame at Saint Peter’s University where he completed his bachelor of science degree. He served as the Team Physician for the Philadelphia Eagles for 21 years, including the 2018 Super Bowl championship. In 2010, he was part of the team which was awarded the Best Medical Staff in the NFL. Dr. DeLuca has expertise in ACL reconstruction, shoulder labral repair and other advanced arthroscopic procedures for the shoulder and knee.

Jason Krystofiak, MD, CAQSM,*
Primary Care Sports Medicine, RWJBarnabas Health; Medical Director of Sports Medicine, Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center; Medical Director, The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes; Assistant Team Physician, Rutgers Athletics; Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers-RWJMS

John Feldman, MD,* Sports and Orthopedic Medicine, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center; Team Orthopedic, New Jersey City University

Humaira Ashraf, MDPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation; Team Physician, Newark Public Schools and New Jersey City University; Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rutgers NJMS

Louis Rizio, MD,* Sports and Orthopedic Medicine, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center; Team Orthopedic, Kean University and New Jersey Institute of Technology

Jason P. Womack, MD, Chief, Rutgers University Sports Medicine; Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship; Rutgers Athletics Head Team Physician; Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health, Rutgers-RWJMS

Charles J. Gatt, Jr., MD, Sports and Orthopedic Medicine; Orthopedic Consultant and Team Physician, Rutgers University; Head Orthopedic Consultant, Rider University; Chairman of Orthopedic Surgery and Clinical Assistant Professor, Rutgers-RWJMS; University Orthopedic Associates, LLC

Jessica Springstead, EdD, ATC, Athletic Training Manager, Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at RWJBarnabas Health; President, Athletic Trainers Society of New Jersey (ATSNJ)

*RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group provider


  • Evaluation based approaches related to ACL graft choice options in ACL reconstruction and revision.
  • Knowledge of return to play criteria after an ACL reconstruction.
  • Knowledge of the role of PRP and viscosupplementation in athletes with chondral damage.
  • Understanding of reasons for ACL graft failure and outcomes of meniscus repairs.

Physicians, Residents, Physical Therapists, Athletic Trainers, and other Healthcare Professionals

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1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ | 1 CEU Credit for Athletic Trainers

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