Laura J. Huston, M.S.

Senior Associate in
Faculty Appointments
Senior Associate in Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation
M.S., Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MichiganB.S.E., Engineering Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Office Address
Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute
Medical Center East, South Tower, Suite 4200
1215 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232-8774
Magnussen RA, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, , Hewett TE, Spindler KP. Factors Associated With High-Grade Lachman, Pivot Shift, and Anterior Drawer at the Time of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthroscopy [print-electronic]. 2016 Jan 1/25/2016; PMID: 26821957, PII: S0749-8063(15)00893-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.arthro.2015.11.018, ISSN: 1526-3231.

Brophy RH, Huston LJ, Wright RW, Nwosu SK, Kaeding CC, Parker RD, Andrish JT, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Amendola A, Wolf BR, Dunn WR, Wolcott ML, Spindler KP. Outcomes of ACL Reconstruction in Patients with Diabetes. Med Sci Sports Exerc [print-electronic]. 2016 Jan 1/13/2016; PMID: 26765634, DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000876, ISSN: 1530-0315.

Duchman KR, Westermann RW, Spindler KP, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, Amendola A, , Wolf BR. The Fate of Meniscus Tears Left In Situ at the Time of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A 6-Year Follow-up Study From the MOON Cohort. Am J Sports Med [print-electronic]. 2015 Nov; 43(11): 2688-95. PMID: 26430058, PII: 0363546515604622, DOI: 10.1177/0363546515604622, ISSN: 1552-3365.

Wasserstein D, Huston LJ, Nwosu S, , Kaeding CC, Parker RD, Wright RW, Andrish JT, Marx RG, Amendola A, Wolf BR, McCarty EC, Wolcott M, Dunn WR, Spindler KP. KOOS pain as a marker for significant knee pain two and six years after primary ACL reconstruction: a Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) prospective longitudinal cohort study. Osteoarthr. Cartil [print-electronic]. 2015 Oct; 23(10): 1674-84. PMID: 26072385, PMCID: PMC4577458, PII: S1063-4584(15)01182-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2015.05.025, ISSN: 1522-9653.

Brophy RH, Haas AK, Huston LJ, Nwosu SK, , Wright RW. Association of Meniscal Status, Lower Extremity Alignment, and Body Mass Index With Chondrosis at Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med [print-electronic]. 2015 Jul; 43(7): 1616-22. PMID: 25899434, PMCID: PMC4490131, PII: 0363546515578838, DOI: 10.1177/0363546515578838, ISSN: 1552-3365.

Kaeding CC, Pedroza AD, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, , Spindler KP. Risk Factors and Predictors of Subsequent ACL Injury in Either Knee After ACL Reconstruction: Prospective Analysis of 2488 Primary ACL Reconstructions From the MOON Cohort. Am J Sports Med [print-electronic]. 2015 Jul; 43(7): 1583-90. PMID: 25899429, PMCID: PMC4601557, PII: 0363546515578836, DOI: 10.1177/0363546515578836, ISSN: 1552-3365.

Dunn WR, Wolf BR, Harrell FE, Reinke EK, Huston LJ, , Spindler KP. Baseline predictors of health-related quality of life after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a longitudinal analysis of a multicenter cohort at two and six years. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Apr 4/1/2015; 97(7): 551-7. PMID: 25834079, PMCID: PMC4372989, PII: 97/7/551, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00248, ISSN: 1535-1386.

Jones MH, Spindler KP, Fleming BC, Duryea J, Obuchowski NA, Scaramuzza EA, Oksendahl HL, Winalski CS, Duong CL, Huston LJ, Parker RD, Kaeding CC, Andrish JT, Flanigan DC, Dunn WR, Reinke EK. Meniscus treatment and age associated with narrower radiographic joint space width 2-3 years after ACL reconstruction: data from the MOON onsite cohort. Osteoarthr. Cartil [print-electronic]. 2015 Apr; 23(4): 581-8. PMID: 25559582, PMCID: PMC4601556, PII: S1063-4584(14)01392-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2014.12.018, ISSN: 1522-9653.

Brophy RH, Wright RW, Huston LJ, Nwosu SK, , Spindler KP. Factors associated with infection following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2015 Mar 3/18/2015; 97(6): 450-4. PMID: 25788300, PMCID: PMC4357527, PII: 97/6/450, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00694, ISSN: 1535-1386.

Westermann RW, Wright RW, Spindler KP, Huston LJ, , Wolf BR. Meniscal repair with concurrent anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: operative success and patient outcomes at 6-year follow-up. Am J Sports Med [print-electronic]. 2014 Sep; 42(9): 2184-92. PMID: 25023440, PMCID: PMC4451057, PII: 0363546514536022, DOI: 10.1177/0363546514536022, ISSN: 1552-3365.

Bogunovic L, Kruse LM, Haas AK, Huston LJ, Wright RW. Outcome of All-Inside Second-Generation Meniscal Repair: Minimum Five-Year Follow-up. J Bone Joint Surg Am [print-electronic]. 2014 Aug 8/6/2014; 96(15): 1303-7. PMID: 25100778, PMCID: PMC4116561, PII: 96/15/1303, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.M.00266, ISSN: 1535-1386.

Mather RC, Hettrich CM, Dunn WR, Cole BJ, Bach BR, Huston LJ, Reinke EK, Spindler KP. Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Early Reconstruction Versus Rehabilitation and Delayed Reconstruction for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears. Am J Sports Med [print-electronic]. 2014 Jul; 42(7): 1583-91. PMID: 24801663, PMCID: PMC4222991, PII: 0363546514530866, DOI: 10.1177/0363546514530866, ISSN: 1552-3365.

Cox CL, Huston LJ, Dunn WR, Reinke EK, Nwosu SK, Parker RD, Wright RW, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Amendola A, McCarty EC, Spindler KP. Are articular cartilage lesions and meniscus tears predictive of IKDC, KOOS, and Marx activity level outcomes after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction? A 6-year multicenter cohort study. Am J Sports Med [print-electronic]. 2014 May; 42(5): 1058-67. PMID: 24647881, PMCID: PMC4195485, PII: 0363546514525910, DOI: 10.1177/0363546514525910, ISSN: 1552-3365.

Duffee A, Magnussen RA, Pedroza AD, Flanigan DC, , Kaeding CC. Transtibial ACL femoral tunnel preparation increases odds of repeat ipsilateral knee surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Nov 11/20/2013; 95(22): 2035-42. PMID: 24257662, PMCID: PMC3821156, PII: 1766449, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.M.00187, ISSN: 1535-1386.

. Radiographic findings in revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions from the Mars cohort. J Knee Surg [print-electronic]. 2013 Aug; 26(4): 239-47. PMID: 23404491, PMCID: PMC3716860, DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1329717, ISSN: 1538-8506.

Chen JL, Allen CR, Stephens TE, Haas AK, Huston LJ, Wright RW, Feeley BT, . Differences in mechanisms of failure, intraoperative findings, and surgical characteristics between single- and multiple-revision ACL reconstructions: a MARS cohort study. Am J Sports Med [print-electronic]. 2013 Jul; 41(7): 1571-8. PMID: 23698386, PMCID: PMC3839418, PII: 0363546513487980, DOI: 10.1177/0363546513487980, ISSN: 1552-3365.

Spindler KP, Parker RD, Andrish JT, Kaeding CC, Wright RW, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Amendola A, Dunn WR, Huston LJ, Harrell FE, . Prognosis and predictors of ACL reconstructions using the MOON cohort: a model for comparative effectiveness studies. J. Orthop. Res [print-electronic]. 2013 Jan; 31(1): 2-9. PMID: 22912340, PMCID: PMC3508257, DOI: 10.1002/jor.22201, ISSN: 1554-527X.

Morgan JA, Dahm D, Levy B, Stuart MJ, . Femoral tunnel malposition in ACL revision reconstruction. J Knee Surg [print-electronic]. 2012 Nov; 25(5): 361-8. PMID: 23150344, PMCID: PMC3652545, DOI: 10.1055/s-0031-1299662, ISSN: 1538-8506.

Brophy RH, Wright RW, David TS, McCormack RG, Sekiya JK, Svoboda SJ, Huston LJ, Haas AK, Steger-May K, . Association between previous meniscal surgery and the incidence of chondral lesions at revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med [print-electronic]. 2012 Apr; 40(4): 808-14. PMID: 22374942, PMCID: PMC3650832, PII: 0363546512437722, DOI: 10.1177/0363546512437722, ISSN: 1552-3365.

Wright R, Spindler K, Huston L, Amendola A, Andrish J, Brophy R, Carey J, Cox C, Flanigan D, Jones M, Kaeding C, Marx R, Matava M, McCarty E, Parker R, Vidal A, Wolcott M, Wolf B, Dunn W. Revision ACL reconstruction outcomes: MOON cohort. J Knee Surg. 2011 Dec; 24(4): 289-94. PMID: 22303759, PMCID: PMC4451059, ISSN: 1538-8506.

Reinke EK, Spindler KP, Lorring D, Jones MH, Schmitz L, Flanigan DC, An AQ, Quiram AR, Preston E, Martin M, Schroeder B, Parker RD, Kaeding CC, Borzi L, Pedroza A, Huston LJ, Harrell FE, Dunn WR. Hop tests correlate with IKDC and KOOS at minimum of 2 years after primary ACL reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc [print-electronic]. 2011 Nov; 19(11): 1806-16. PMID: 21445595, PMCID: PMC3417814, DOI: 10.1007/s00167-011-1473-5, ISSN: 1433-7347.

Borchers JR, Kaeding CC, Pedroza AD, Huston LJ, Spindler KP, Wright RW, . Intra-articular findings in primary and revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery: a comparison of the MOON and MARS study groups. Am J Sports Med [print-electronic]. 2011 Sep; 39(9): 1889-93. PMID: 21646434, PMCID: PMC3643140, PII: 0363546511406871, DOI: 10.1177/0363546511406871, ISSN: 1552-3365.

Spindler KP, Huston LJ, Wright RW, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Amendola A, Parker RD, Andrish JT, Reinke EK, Harrell FE, , Dunn WR. The prognosis and predictors of sports function and activity at minimum 6 years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a population cohort study. Am J Sports Med [print-electronic]. 2011 Feb; 39(2): 348-59. PMID: 21084660, PMCID: PMC3692351, PII: 0363546510383481, DOI: 10.1177/0363546510383481, ISSN: 1552-3365.

, Wright RW, Huston LJ, Spindler KP, Dunn WR, Haas AK, Allen CR, Cooper DE, DeBerardino TM, Lantz BB, Mann BJ, Stuart MJ. Descriptive epidemiology of the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) cohort. Am J Sports Med. 2010 Oct; 38(10): 1979-86. PMID: 20889962, PMCID: PMC3655411, PII: 38/10/1979, DOI: 10.1177/0363546510378645, ISSN: 1552-3365.

Dunn WR, Spindler KP, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Harrell FE, An AQ, Wright RW, Brophy RH, Matava MJ, Flanigan DC, Huston LJ, Jones MH, Wolcott ML, Vidal AF, Wolf BR, . Which preoperative factors, including bone bruise, are associated with knee pain/symptoms at index anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR)? A Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network (MOON) ACLR Cohort Study. Am J Sports Med [print-electronic]. 2010 Sep; 38(9): 1778-87. PMID: 20595556, PMCID: PMC3692374, PII: 0363546510370279, DOI: 10.1177/0363546510370279, ISSN: 1552-3365.

Magnussen RA, Granan LP, Dunn WR, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Brophy R, Carey JL, Flanigan D, Huston LJ, Jones M, Kaeding CC, McCarty EC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, Parker RD, Vidal A, Wolcott M, Wolf BR, Wright RW, Spindler KP, Engebretsen L. Cross-cultural comparison of patients undergoing ACL reconstruction in the United States and Norway. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2010 Jan; 18(1): 98-105. PMID: 19784630, PMCID: PMC3692394, DOI: 10.1007/s00167-009-0919-5, ISSN: 1433-7347.

Toman CV, Dunn WR, Spindler KP, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Bergfeld JA, Flanigan D, Jones MH, Kaeding CC, Marx RG, Matava MJ, McCarty EC, Parker RD, Wolcott M, Vidal A, Wolf BR, Huston LJ, Harrell FE, Wright RW. Success of meniscal repair at anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med. 2009 Jun; 37(6): 1111-5. PMID: 19465734, PMCID: PMC3692358, PII: 37/6/1111, DOI: 10.1177/0363546509337010, ISSN: 1552-3365.

Withrow TJ, Huston LJ, Wojtys EM, Ashton-Miller JA. Effect of varying hamstring tension on anterior cruciate ligament strain during in vitro impulsive knee flexion and compression loading. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008 Apr; 90(4): 815-23. PMID: 18381320, PMCID: PMC2663321, PII: 90/4/815, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.F.01352, ISSN: 1535-1386.

George MS, Huston LJ, Spindler KP. Endoscopic versus rear-entry ACL reconstruction: a systematic review. Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2007 Feb; 455: 158-61. PMID: 17146361, DOI: 10.1097/BLO.0b013e31802eb45f, ISSN: 0009-921X.

Withrow TJ, Huston LJ, Wojtys EM, Ashton-Miller JA. The effect of an impulsive knee valgus moment on in vitro relative ACL strain during a simulated jump landing. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon) [print-electronic]. 2006 Nov; 21(9): 977-83. PMID: 16790304, PII: S0268-0033(06)00094-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2006.05.001, ISSN: 0268-0033.

Griffin LY, Albohm MJ, Arendt EA, Bahr R, Beynnon BD, Demaio M, Dick RW, Engebretsen L, Garrett WE, Hannafin JA, Hewett TE, Huston LJ, Ireland ML, Johnson RJ, Lephart S, Mandelbaum BR, Mann BJ, Marks PH, Marshall SW, Myklebust G, Noyes FR, Powers C, Shields C, Shultz SJ, Silvers H, Slauterbeck J, Taylor DC, Teitz CC, Wojtys EM, Yu B. Understanding and preventing noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injuries: a review of the Hunt Valley II meeting, January 2005. Am J Sports Med. 2006 Sep; 34(9): 1512-32. PMID: 16905673, PII: 34/9/1512, DOI: 10.1177/0363546506286866, ISSN: 0363-5465.

Withrow TJ, Huston LJ, Wojtys EM, Ashton-Miller JA. The relationship between quadriceps muscle force, knee flexion, and anterior cruciate ligament strain in an in vitro simulated jump landing. Am J Sports Med [print-electronic]. 2006 Feb; 34(2): 269-74. PMID: 16260464, PII: 0363546505280906, DOI: 10.1177/0363546505280906, ISSN: 0363-5465.

Kuhn JE, Huston LJ, Soslowsky LJ, Shyr Y, Blasier RB. External rotation of the glenohumeral joint: ligament restraints and muscle effects in the neutral and abducted positions. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2005 Jan; 14(1 Suppl S): 39S-48S. PMID: 15726086, PII: S1058274604002745, DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2004.09.016, ISSN: 1058-2746.

Wojtys EM, Huston LJ, Schock HJ, Boylan JP, Ashton-Miller JA. Gender differences in muscular protection of the knee in torsion in size-matched athletes. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2003 May; 85-A(5): 782-9. PMID: 12728025, ISSN: 0021-9355.

Kuhn JE, Lindholm SR, Huston LJ, Soslowsky LJ, Blasier RB. Failure of the biceps superior labral complex: a cadaveric biomechanical investigation comparing the late cocking and early deceleration positions of throwing. Arthroscopy. 2003 Apr; 19(4): 373-9. PMID: 12671620, PII: S0749806302376710, DOI: 10.1053/jars.2003.50044, ISSN: 1526-3231.

Hughes RE, Bryant CR, Hall JM, Wening J, Huston LJ, Kuhn JE, Carpenter JE, Blasier RB. Glenoid inclination is associated with full-thickness rotator cuff tears. Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2003 Feb; (407): 86-91. PMID: 12567135, ISSN: 0009-921X.

Wojtys EM, Huston LJ, Boynton MD, Spindler KP, Lindenfeld TN. The effect of the menstrual cycle on anterior cruciate ligament injuries in women as determined by hormone levels. Am J Sports Med. 2002 Mar; 30(2): 182-8. PMID: 11912085, ISSN: 0363-5465.

Spencer EE, Kuhn JE, Huston LJ, Carpenter JE, Hughes RE. Ligamentous restraints to anterior and posterior translation of the sternoclavicular joint. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2002 Jan; 11(1): 43-7. PMID: 11845148, PII: S1058274602451063, DOI: 10.1067/mse.2002.119394, ISSN: 1058-2746.

Wojtys EM, Ashton-Miller JA, Huston LJ. A gender-related difference in the contribution of the knee musculature to sagittal-plane shear stiffness in subjects with similar knee laxity. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2002 Jan; 84-A(1): 10-6. PMID: 11792773, ISSN: 0021-9355.

Ashton-Miller JA, Wojtys EM, Huston LJ, Fry-Welch D. Can proprioception really be improved by exercises?. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2001 May; 9(3): 128-36. PMID: 11420785, ISSN: 0942-2056.

Huston LJ, Vibert B, Ashton-Miller JA, Wojtys EM. Gender differences in knee angle when landing from a drop-jump. Am J Knee Surg. 2001; 14(4): 215-9; discussion 219. PMID: 11703033, ISSN: 0899-7403.

Wojtys EM, Huston LJ. "Custom-fit" versus "off-the-shelf" ACL functional braces. Am J Knee Surg. 2001; 14(3): 157-62. PMID: 11491426, ISSN: 0899-7403.

Wojtys EM, Ashton-Miller JA, Huston LJ, Moga PJ. The association between athletic training time and the sagittal curvature of the immature spine. Am J Sports Med. 2000 Jul; 28(4): 490-8. PMID: 10921639, ISSN: 0363-5465.

Wojtys EM, Huston LJ. Longitudinal effects of anterior cruciate ligament injury and patellar tendon autograft reconstruction on neuromuscular performance. Am J Sports Med. 2000 May; 28(3): 336-44. PMID: 10843124, ISSN: 0363-5465.

Griffin LY, Agel J, Albohm MJ, Arendt EA, Dick RW, Garrett WE, Garrick JG, Hewett TE, Huston L, Ireland ML, Johnson RJ, Kibler WB, Lephart S, Lewis JL, Lindenfeld TN, Mandelbaum BR, Marchak P, Teitz CC, Wojtys EM. Noncontact anterior cruciate ligament injuries: risk factors and prevention strategies. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2000 May; 8(3): 141-50. PMID: 10874221, ISSN: 1067-151X.

Kuhn JE, Bey MJ, Huston LJ, Blasier RB, Soslowsky LJ. Ligamentous restraints to external rotation of the humerus in the late-cocking phase of throwing. A cadaveric biomechanical investigation. Am J Sports Med. 2000 Mar; 28(2): 200-5. PMID: 10750996, ISSN: 0363-5465.

Huston LJ, Greenfield ML, Wojtys EM. Anterior cruciate ligament injuries in the female athlete. Potential risk factors. Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2000 Mar; (372): 50-63. PMID: 10738414, ISSN: 0009-921X.

Wojtys EM, Huston LJ, Lindenfeld TN, Hewett TE, Greenfield ML. Association between the menstrual cycle and anterior cruciate ligament injuries in female athletes. Am J Sports Med. 1998 Sep; 26(5): 614-9. PMID: 9784805, ISSN: 0363-5465.

Bey MJ, Elders GJ, Huston LJ, Kuhn JE, Blasier RB, Soslowsky LJ. The mechanism of creation of superior labrum, anterior, and posterior lesions in a dynamic biomechanical model of the shoulder: the role of inferior subluxation. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 1998 Jul; 7(4): 397-401. PMID: 9752651, ISSN: 1058-2746.

Wojtys EM, Wylie BB, Huston LJ. The effects of muscle fatigue on neuromuscular function and anterior tibial translation in healthy knees. Am J Sports Med. 1996 Sep; 24(5): 615-21. PMID: 8883681, ISSN: 0363-5465.

Wojtys EM, Kothari SU, Huston LJ. Anterior cruciate ligament functional brace use in sports. Am J Sports Med. 1996 Jul; 24(4): 539-46. PMID: 8827316, ISSN: 0363-5465.

Huston LJ, Wojtys EM. Neuromuscular performance characteristics in elite female athletes. Am J Sports Med. 1996 Jul; 24(4): 427-36. PMID: 8827300, ISSN: 0363-5465.

Wojtys EM, Huston LJ, Taylor PD, Bastian SD. Neuromuscular adaptations in isokinetic, isotonic, and agility training programs. Am J Sports Med. 1996 Mar; 24(2): 187-92. PMID: 8775118, ISSN: 0363-5465.

Blasier RB, Carpenter JE, Huston LJ. Shoulder proprioception. Effect of joint laxity, joint position, and direction of motion. Orthop Rev. 1994 Jan; 23(1): 45-50. PMID: 8159452, ISSN: 0094-6591.

Wojtys EM, Huston LJ. Neuromuscular performance in normal and anterior cruciate ligament-deficient lower extremities. Am J Sports Med. 1994 Jan; 22(1): 89-104. PMID: 8129117, ISSN: 0363-5465.

Carpenter JE, Fish DN, Huston LJ, Goldstein SA. Pull-out strength of five suture anchors. Arthroscopy. 1993; 9(1): 109-13. PMID: 8442817, ISSN: 0749-8063.

Dedrick DK, Goulet R, Huston L, Goldstein SA, Bole GG. Early bone changes in experimental osteoarthritis using microscopic computed tomography. J Rheumatol Suppl. 1991 Feb; 27: 44-5. PMID: 2027128, ISSN: 0380-0903.