John E. Kuhn, M.D.


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Faculty Appointments
Interim Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Kenneth Schermerhorn Chair in Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
M.D., Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MichiganB.S., Environmental Science and Biology, State University of New York, Syracuse, New York
Office Address
Chief of Shoulder Surgery
Vanderbilt Sports Medicine
Medical Center East, South Tower, Suite 3200
Nashville, TN 37232-8774
Clinical Research Keywords
Shoulder Outcomes, Physical Exam in History in the Diagnosis of Shoulder Disorders, The Athletes Shoulder
Kuhn JE, Helmer TT, Dunn WR, Throckmorton V TW. Development and reliability testing of the frequency, etiology, direction, and severity (FEDS) system for classifying glenohumeral instability. J Shoulder Elbow Surg [print-electronic]. 2011 Jun; 20(4): 548-56. PMID: 21277809, PMCID: PMC3095756, PII: S1058-2746(10)00443-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2010.10.027, ISSN: 1532-6500.

Khazzam M, Jordanov MI, Cox CL, Dunn WR, Kuhn JE. SARL: shoulder acronyms. A review of the literature. Arthroscopy [print-electronic]. 2011 Apr; 27(4): 542-55. PMID: 21183306, PII: S0749-8063(10)00932-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.arthro.2010.09.006, ISSN: 1526-3231.

Byram IR, Dunn WR, Kuhn JE. Humeral head abrasion: an association with failed superior labrum anterior posterior repairs. J Shoulder Elbow Surg [print-electronic]. 2011 Jan; 20(1): 92-7. PMID: 20863719, PII: S1058-2746(10)00231-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2010.05.013, ISSN: 1532-6500.

Kuhn JE. A new classification system for shoulder instability. Br J Sports Med. 2010 Apr; 44(5): 341-6. PMID: 20371559, PII: 44/5/341, DOI: 10.1136/bjsm.2009.071183, ISSN: 1473-0480.

Kuhn JE. Current evidence fails to show differences in effectiveness between conservative and surgical treatment of subacromial impingement syndrome. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Feb; 92(2): 474. PMID: 20124078, PII: 92/2/474, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.9202.ebo579, ISSN: 1535-1386.

Bahk MS, Kuhn JE, Galatz LM, Connor PM, Williams GR. Acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular injuries and clavicular, glenoid, and scapular fractures. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009 Oct; 91(10): 2492-510. PMID: 19797587, PII: 91/10/2492, ISSN: 1535-1386.

Kuhn JE. Assessing our patients: commentary on "A brief fatigue inventory of shoulder health developed by quality function deployment technique" and "Normal shoulder outcome score values in the young, active adult". J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2009 May; 18(3): 429-30. PMID: 19393933, PII: S1058-2746(09)00185-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2009.03.010, ISSN: 1532-6500.

Throckmorton TW, Dunn W, Holmes T, Kuhn JE. Intraobserver and interobserver agreement of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision codes in classifying shoulder instability. J Shoulder Elbow Surg [print-electronic]. 2009 Mar; 18(2): 199-203. PMID: 19101173, PII: S1058-2746(08)00623-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2008.10.005, ISSN: 1532-6500.

Cox CL, Diamond AB, DeAngelis JP, Fitch RW, Wilson KM, Kuhn JE. Traumatic glenohumeral instability in athletes. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2009; 18(2): 59-68. PMID: 19602332, PII: 18-2-1-web.pdf?T=open_article,50026433, ISSN: 1548-825X.

Kuhn JE. Exercise in the treatment of rotator cuff impingement: a systematic review and a synthesized evidence-based rehabilitation protocol. J Shoulder Elbow Surg [print-electronic]. 2009 Jan; 18(1): 138-60. PMID: 18835532, PII: S1058-2746(08)00476-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2008.06.004, ISSN: 1532-6500.

Bradbury T, Dunn WR, Kuhn JE. Preventing the popeye deformity after release of the long head of the biceps tendon: an alternative technique and biomechanical evaluation. Arthroscopy [print-electronic]. 2008 Oct; 24(10): 1099-102. PMID: 19028160, PII: S0749-8063(08)00458-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.arthro.2008.06.002, ISSN: 1526-3231.

Cox CL, Kuhn JE. Operative versus nonoperative treatment of acute shoulder dislocation in the athlete. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2008 Sep; 7(5): 263-8. PMID: 18772685, PII: 00149619-200809000-00008, DOI: 10.1249/JSR.0b013e318186d26d, ISSN: 1537-8918.

Fitch RW, Kuhn JE. Intraarticular lidocaine versus intravenous procedural sedation with narcotics and benzodiazepines for reduction of the dislocated shoulder: a systematic review. Acad Emerg Med. 2008 Aug; 15(8): 703-8. PMID: 18783486, PII: ACEM164, DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2008.00164.x, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Wright RW, Preston E, Fleming BC, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Bergfeld JA, Dunn WR, Kaeding C, Kuhn JE, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Parker RC, Spindler KP, Wolcott M, Wolf BR, Williams GN. A systematic review of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction rehabilitation: part II: open versus closed kinetic chain exercises, neuromuscular electrical stimulation, accelerated rehabilitation, and miscellaneous topics. J Knee Surg. 2008 Jul; 21(3): 225-34. PMID: 18686485, PMCID: PMC3692368, ISSN: 1538-8506.

Wright RW, Preston E, Fleming BC, Amendola A, Andrish JT, Bergfeld JA, Dunn WR, Kaeding C, Kuhn JE, Marx RG, McCarty EC, Parker RC, Spindler KP, Wolcott M, Wolf BR, Williams GN. A systematic review of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction rehabilitation: part I: continuous passive motion, early weight bearing, postoperative bracing, and home-based rehabilitation. J Knee Surg. 2008 Jul; 21(3): 217-24. PMID: 18686484, PMCID: PMC3692363, ISSN: 1538-8506.

Spencer EE, Dunn WR, Wright RW, Wolf BR, Spindler KP, McCarty E, Ma CB, Jones G, Safran M, Holloway GB, Kuhn JE, . Interobserver agreement in the classification of rotator cuff tears using magnetic resonance imaging. Am J Sports Med [print-electronic]. 2008 Jan; 36(1): 99-103. PMID: 17932406, PII: 0363546507307504, DOI: 10.1177/0363546507307504, ISSN: 1552-3365.

Holmes TT, Buzzell JE, Dunn WR, Kuhn JE. Intra-articular pain pump catheter breakage after arthroscopic shoulder surgery: a case series. J Shoulder Elbow Surg [print-electronic]. 2007 Nov; 16(6): e6-9. PMID: 17507242, PII: S1058-2746(07)00197-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2006.09.022, ISSN: 1532-6500.

Kuhn JE, Dunn WR, Ma B, Wright RW, Jones G, Spencer EE, Wolf B, Safran M, Spindler KP, McCarty E, Kelly B, Holloway B, . Interobserver agreement in the classification of rotator cuff tears. Am J Sports Med [print-electronic]. 2007 Mar; 35(3): 437-41. PMID: 17267769, PII: 0363546506298108, DOI: 10.1177/0363546506298108, ISSN: 0363-5465.

Barfield LC, Kuhn JE. Arthroscopic versus open acromioplasty: a systematic review. Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2007 Feb; 455: 64-71. PMID: 17159578, DOI: 10.1097/BLO.0b013e31802f5436, ISSN: 0009-921X.

Koester MC, Dunn WR, Kuhn JE, Spindler KP. The efficacy of subacromial corticosteroid injection in the treatment of rotator cuff disease: A systematic review. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2007 Jan; 15(1): 3-11. PMID: 17213378, PII: 15/1/3, ISSN: 1067-151X.

Wright RW, Kuhn JE, Amendola A, Jones MH, Spindler KP. Symposium integrating evidence-based medicine into clinical practice. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007 Jan; 89(1): 199-205. PMID: 17200327, PII: 89/1/199, DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.E.00934, ISSN: 0021-9355.

Throckmorton T, Kuhn JE. Fractures of the medial end of the clavicle. J Shoulder Elbow Surg [print-electronic]. 2007 Jan; 16(1): 49-54. PMID: 17169583, PII: S1058-2746(06)00186-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2006.05.010, ISSN: 1532-6500.

Kuhn JE. Treating the initial anterior shoulder dislocation--an evidence-based medicine approach. Sports Med Arthrosc. 2006 Dec; 14(4): 192-8. PMID: 17135968, PII: 00132585-200612000-00002, DOI: 10.1097/, ISSN: 1538-1951.

Swaringen JC, Mell AG, Langenderfer J, LaScalza S, Hughes RE, Kuhn JE. Electromyographic analysis of physical examination tests for type II superior labrum anterior-posterior lesions. J Shoulder Elbow Surg [print-electronic]. 2006 Sep; 15(5): 576-9. PMID: 16979052, PII: S1058-2746(06)00074-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jse.2006.01.004, ISSN: 1532-6500.

Spindler KP, Kuhn JE, Dunn W, Matthews CE, Harrell FE, Dittus RS. Reading and reviewing the orthopaedic literature: a systematic, evidence-based medicine approach. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2005 Jul; 13(4): 220-9. PMID: 16112979, PII: 13/4/220, ISSN: 1067-151X.

Koester MC, George MS, Kuhn JE. Shoulder impingement syndrome. Am. J. Med. 2005 May; 118(5): 452-5. PMID: 15866244, PII: S0002-9343(05)00084-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2005.01.040, ISSN: 0002-9343.

Kuhn JE, Dunn WR, Spindler KP. Evidence-based medicine for orthopedic surgeons. J Knee Surg. 2005 Jan; 18(1): 57-63. PMID: 15742598, ISSN: 1538-8506.