Dr. Rudzki’s research interests include rotator cuff injuries and surgical repairs, shoulder injury in overhead athletes, clavicle fractures, cartilage biology and transplantation, and trauma outcomes research.

His research efforts have resulted in more than 20 publications andled to presentations and lectures at national and international conferences. In addition, Dr. Rudzki has co-authored several book chapters on topics in Shoulder and Elbow surgery. These contributions to the literature have led to over 1,100 citations in the world of orthopaedic research [ResearchGate].

Current Concepts Internal Impingement JBJS Pitchers and Overhead Athletes Rudzki Expert
Apoptosis from Cartilage Transplantation in Rabbit Model Rudzki


Effective Glenoid Version in Professional Baseball Players; American Journal of Orthopaedics, 2010

Internal Impingement of the Shoulder in the Overhead Athlete; Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 2009

Chondrocyte Death & Cartilage Degradation After Autologous Osteochondral Transplantation Surgery in a Rabbit Model, American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2009

Rotator Cuff in Asymptomatic Volunteers Contrast Enhanced US Depiction of Intratendinous & Peritendinous Vascularity; Radiology, 2008

New Approaches to Diagnosis & Arthroscopic Management of Partial Thickness Cuff Tears; Clinics in Sports Medicine, 2008

Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound Characterization of the Vascularity of the Rotator Cuff Tendon; Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, 2008

Radiologic & Intraoperative Findings in Revision Hip Arthroscopy; Arthroscopy, 2007

Lisfranc Injury in a National Hockey League Player; International Journal of Sports Medicine, 2007

Arthroscopic Anatomy & Surgical Techniques of Peritrochanteric Space Disorders in the Hip, Arthroscopy, 2007

Fifteen Year Outcome of Displaced Intra-Articular Fractures of the Distal Radius; Journal of Hand Surgery, 2006

Partial-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears; American Journal of Sports Medicine, 2005

Hindfoot Containment Orthosis For Management of Bone & Soft Tissue Defects of the Heel; Foot & Ankle International, 2005

Juvenile & Adolescent Elbow Injuries in Sports; Clinics in Sports Medicine, 2004

Complications of Treatment of Acromioclavicular & Sternoclavicular Joint Injuries; Clinics in Sports Medicine, 2004

Treatment of Complex Proximal Tibia Fractures with the Less Invasive Skeletal Stabilization System; Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2004

Pseudarthrosis of a Thirty-Nine Year-Old Dens Fracture Causing Myelopathy; Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 2004

Factors Predictive of Outcome After Use of the Ponseti Method for the Treatment of Idiopathic Clubfeet; Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, 2004

Late Complications of Adult Idiopathic Scoliosis Primary Fusions to L4 & Above the Effect of Age & Distal Fusion Level; Spine, 2004

Vasculopathy of Small Muscular Arteries in Pediatric Patients after Bone Marrow Transplantation; Human Pathology, 1999

Book Chapters

Rudzki JR, Borrelli J, Jr. Orthopaedic Injuries. In Klingensmith M, Amos K, Green D, Halpin V, Hunt S.(eds) The Washington Manual of Surgery (4th ed). Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2005, 649-663.

Cordasco FA, Rudzki JR. Treatment of isolated greater tuberosity fractures. In Dines DM, Lorich DG, Helfet Solutions for Complex Upper Extremity Trauma. New York, NY: Thieme Medical Publishers, 2008.

Rudzki JR, Altchek DW. Arthroscopic and open treatment of Bankart lesions. In Andrews JR(ed). The Athletes Shoulder (2nd ed). New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone, 2008.

Rudzki JR, Shaffer BS. Avoiding and managing complications in Meniscal Allograft Transplantation. In Halbrecht J(ed). Complications in Knee and Shoulder Surgery: Management & Treatment Options. New York, NY: Springer, 2009.

Shaffer BS, Rudzki JR, Birmingham P. Arthroscopic treatment of Anterior Shoulder Instability. In Barber(ed). Operative Arthroscopy Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams Wilkins, 2012.

Doppelt J, Rudzki JR. Pediatric Shoulder & Elbow Disorders in the Overhead Athlete. In Dines DM, ElAttrache NS, Yocum LA, Altchek DW, Andrews JR, & Wilk KE (eds.) Sports Medicine of Baseball. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams Wilkins, 2012.

Rudzki JR, Shaffer BS. Arthroscopic treatment of biceps tendonopathy. In Miller MD(ed). Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams Wilkins, 2015.