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 Fellowship Director
Planning Committee
Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
New York, New York
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 21, 2022
Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty Summit
7:55 AM - 8:02 AM
(7 min)
Patient Expectations & Perfect Execution: How To Make Every Arthroplasty Outpatient Outpatient Total Joint Arthroplasty Summit
Knee Sports
4:40 PM - 4:47 PM
(7 min)
Evolving Technique Update: The Long Acting Steroid Is The Answer: It Is Not Just Available In The US, It Is Not Just One Company, It Is Going Global - Stop Using Your Grandpa's Medicine Knee Sports
Thursday, September 22, 2022
Knee Cartilage & Biologics
9:55 AM - 10:00 AM
(5 min)
Evolving Technique Update: Expanded Autologous Chondrocytes On A Bioresorbable Biphasic Collagen Scaffold-Coming Soon! Knee Cartilage & Biologics
10:56 AM - 10:56 AM
(0 min)
Mini-Panel: 43-Year-Old Rock Climber With Consistent Chronic Knee Pain With A Narrowed Medial Joint KL-2, No Malalignment & Obvious Bone Marrow Edema On MRI: Is It The Joint Or The Bone? How I Solve The Problem Knee Cartilage & Biologics
10:56 AM - 11:01 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Yes, Out of the Box: Internal Unloader Spring - The Future Is Almost Here! It's The Joint Knee Cartilage & Biologics
11:01 AM - 11:06 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Nope, It's The Bone! You Need Synthetic, Biocompatible Hyaluronic Acid-Based Bone Graft Substitute It Solves The Pain Problem Knee Cartilage & Biologics
11:06 AM - 11:11 AM
(5 min)
Pro: Wrong, I Have The Answer! It's The Joint: You Need A Polymer That Mimics Cartilage Characteristics - Say What! Knee Cartilage & Biologics
11:11 AM - 11:16 AM
(5 min)
Pro: This Is Like The Three Stooges…It's The Bone, But Use The Right Stuff: A Nanocrystalline, Highly Porous Injectable With Calcium Phosphate (CaP) - Don’t Be Fooled By The Imposters Knee Cartilage & Biologics
11:16 AM - 11:21 AM
(5 min)
Pro: OMG! PRP With An HA Gel Will Solve The Problem: Keep It Simple, The Body Knows How To Heal Knee Cartilage & Biologics
11:21 AM - 11:26 AM
(5 min)
Evolving Technique Update: Stop The Goop Injections: Let Me Give You Two-Year Evidence On The Internal Unloader Brace & He Will Climb El Capitan In 1 Week Knee Cartilage & Biologics

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