Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MPH

Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MPH
Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Montefiore Medical Center
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor
Orthopaedic Surgery
Weill Cornell Medical College
Fellowship Director
Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
DR. KEVIN D. PLANCHER earned his Bachelor’s degree in chemistry and biochemistry from Trinity College in Hartford, CT. He then went on to earn his Master’s in Science in Physiology and Doctorate in Medicine from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Dr. Plancher completed his residency at Harvard University’s Combined Orthopaedic program. He then went on to complete two post-graduate fellowships, the first at The Indiana Hand Center focusing on hand and microvascular surgery. The second was at the world-renowned Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, focusing on sports medicine and reconstruction of the shoulder and knee.

Dr. Plancher lectures globally on issues related to orthopaedic procedures and sports injury management. He most recently chaired the “Orthopaedic Summit in Evolving Techniques”, a national conference attended by over 550 orthopaedic and sports medicine physicians in an effort to teach evolving techniques and treatments in sports medicine. Dr. Plancher is a Clinical Professor in Orthopaedics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York and is a member of many prestigious national and international societies and associations, and is a founding member for the Educational Enhancement Fund of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Dr. Plancher is a leading orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine expert with extensive knowledge in knee, shoulder, elbow, and hand injuries. He specializes in treating anterior cruciate ligament tears and shoulder injuries, which he sees frequently as a physician for the U.S. Ski Team and former Head Team Physician for Manhattanville College and League Physician for Major League Lacrosse. His minimally invasive procedures include: partial knee replacements, arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, arthroscopic Bankart repairs, and endoscopic elbow release for severe tennis elbow. He also specializes in total and reverse shoulder, and knee replacements. Dr. Plancher developed the arthroscopic technique for releasing a nerve for posterior shoulder pain. He has a keen interest in adolescent sports injuries and injury prevention for young female athletes. In addition, Dr. Plancher is the Fellowship Director of an ACGME accredited sports medicine program in NYC and CT. In 2001, he founded “The Orthopaedic Foundation for Active Lifestyles,” a non-profit 501 (c) (3) foundation focused on maintaining and enhancing the physical well-being of active individuals through the development and promotion of research and supporting technologies. OFALS runs health-education seminars for individuals with arthritis; sports injury prevention; and rehabilitation for “weekend warriors.”

His campaign, “Educating our Kids for a Pain Free Tomorrow” brings young scholars to the Foundation’s BioSkills lab for the “Doctor for the Day” program where they operate on synthetic limbs and use simulated surgical techniques. The foundation also participates in clinical trials, and Dr. Plancher serves as principal investigator in a five-year study involving cartilage replacement.

All Sessions by Kevin D. Plancher, MD, MPH

Wednesday, September 20, 2023
Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:36 AM - 7:36 AM
(0 min)
Panel: Complications & The Unspoken ACL Issues: We Need Transparency Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:36 AM - 7:42 AM
(6 min)
Pro: The Infected ACL Knee: Evidence-Based Management - Avoiding This Malady & Getting You Out Of Trouble Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:42 AM - 7:48 AM
(6 min)
Pro: The Stiff Knee After ACL Surgery: I Thought I Did It Right, But The Patient's Miserable Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:48 AM - 7:54 AM
(6 min)
Pro: The Tibia Is Numb, I Fixed The Medial Meniscus, Did I Nail The Nerve?: What To Do? When To Go Back In? What Do I Say? Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
7:54 AM - 8:00 AM
(6 min)
Pro: ACL Tunnel Placement: My Partner Says I Didn't Hit The Target - But Does It Really Make A Difference In Outcomes Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
8:28 AM - 8:35 AM
(7 min)
Evolving Technique Video Update: 48-Year-Old Skier, Fell In Vail, Now Wanting To Know How I Perform An ACL Repair: Femoral & Tibial Tricks For Success Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
2:38 PM - 2:41 PM
(3 min)
Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty Summit
2:00 PM - 2:00 PM
(0 min)
Panel: Your Surgery Is Scheduled 6 Months From Now: The Role Of Long-Acting Steroids & Newer Ablation Treatments To Relieve Pain - What's The Difference, How Do They Work? Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty Summit
Debate Moderator:Jason Blevins, MD
2:00 PM - 2:05 PM
(5 min)
Pro: A Non-narcotic Cryotherapy Ablation Is The Answer Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty Summit
2:05 PM - 2:10 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Wrong My Colleague, A Non-narcotic Radiofrequency Tunes You In Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty Summit
2:10 PM - 2:15 PM
(5 min)
Pro: Don't Forget About Me, The Long-Acting Steroid Perfect For Your Diabetic Patients Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty Summit
Shoulder Arthroplasty & Sports
7:28 AM - 7:35 AM
(7 min)
Evolving Technique: 53-Year-Old Diabetic Male Waited 6 Months For His Surgery: He Said He Didn't Understand Why He Couldn’t Have His Surgery Sooner - What Are The Facts About Injection Before Arthroplasty & Does It Make A Difference If He Had A Long-Acting Steroids Which I Love - The Pearl Diver Data Versus Independent Practice Data Shoulder Arthroplasty & Sports
11:15 AM - 11:20 AM
(5 min)
Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation Shoulder Arthroplasty & Sports
10:50 AM - 11:00 AM
(10 min)
Contracts & Employment: Traps You Need To Know, Please Be As Smart As Your Employer YOUNG PHYSICIAN LEADERSHIP FORUM (YPLF) PART I
Thursday, September 21, 2023
Knee & Hip Arthroplasty
11:10 AM - 11:16 AM
(6 min)
Evolving Technique Update: I Heard As A Diabetic I Can Get This Special New Long-Acting Corticosteroid Rather Than The Regular One: Does It Make A Difference? Is That Okay, Our Surgery Is 6 Months From Now? Knee & Hip Arthroplasty
Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
10:43 AM - 10:43 AM
(0 min)
Debate: 19-Year-Old Sophmore D1 Lacrosse Star With Acute ACL Tear & Concomitant 1.5x1.2-cm Un-Salvageable Medial Femoral Condyle Chondral Fracture, & Oh Yeah, Prior To Injury, Says He Has Some Pain In This Knee From Time To Time Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
10:43 AM - 10:49 AM
(6 min)
Pro: You're Already In There - Fix with an Off The Shelf OCA at the Same Time as the ACL Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
10:49 AM - 10:55 AM
(6 min)
Pro: You're Already In There - Fix with DeNovo at the Same Time as the ACL Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
10:55 AM - 11:01 AM
(6 min)
Pro: Debride It & Leave It - I've Seen Hundreds of These - They Will Be Just Fine Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
2:17 PM - 2:17 PM
(0 min)
Debate: A 39-Year-Old Orthopaedic Surgeon Status Post Lateral Meniscectomy 3 Years Ago Now With Bone-On-Bone Lateral Compartment Disease, 5 Degrees Of Valgus, Can't Stand In The Operating Room, Needs Help To Not Retire! Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
Debate Moderator:Rachel M. Frank, MD
2:17 PM - 2:23 PM
(6 min)
Pro: DFO Baby: She Wins, I Win, We All Win Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
2:23 PM - 2:29 PM
(6 min)
Pro: Lateral UKA: Seriously! We Have Over 20-Year Data, Read The Published Literature Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
2:29 PM - 2:54 PM
(25 min)
Case Presentations With Questions & Answers & Audience Participation: All Things Joint Preservation Knee Sports, Cartilage & Biologics
Saturday, September 23, 2023
Knee & Hip Arthroplasty
11:22 AM - 11:29 AM
(7 min)
A 49-Year-Old Who Failed 3 Cartilage Procedures For Lateral Compartment Arthritis: Time For A Great Operation & Back To Sports - Here Are The Facts & Outcomes Knee & Hip Arthroplasty
11:32 AM - 12:00 PM
(28 min)
Case Presentations With Questions & Answers & Audience Participation: Go, No Go: UKA Vs. TKA - Hold Your Flashcards Up High, Get Ready To Explain Yourself - What's The Role Of Modern Technology To Ensure Success Knee & Hip Arthroplasty

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