- Fellowship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (2016-2017), Sports Medicine
- Residency - University of Southern California/Los Angeles Medical Center (2011-2016), Orthopedic Surgery
- Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (2007-2011)
Christopher McCrum, M.D.
- Orthopaedic Surgery - General Orthopaedics
- Cartilage Restoration
- ACL Surgery
Christopher McCrum, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine for the knee, lower leg, and shoulder.
Dr. McCrum earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Los Angeles County Hospital and Keck Medical Center at the University of Southern California, during which he served as Chief Resident in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.
He then received advanced training in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine with internationally recognized sports medicine experts through a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he also served in a leadership role as Administrative Fellow. During this time, he served as a sports medicine physician and was part of the care team that treated athletes from the University of Pittsburgh (NCAA Division 1), the Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL), and the Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL).
He joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2017.
Dr. McCrum specializes in the care of active individuals, including pediatric athletes, elite and professional athletes, masters athletes, weekend warriors, and all patients looking to improve their mobility and function.
He has published a variety of academic articles, delivered scores of presentations domestically and internationally, and contributed to several textbooks. His research interests include joint preservation and cartilage replacement, stem cells, shoulder and knee surgery, and return-to-play outcomes in elite athletes. He is also a reviewer for several orthopaedic publications, including the Journal of Arthroscopy.
Dr. McCrum belongs to multiple national and international organizations, including: the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine; the Arthroscopy Association of North America; and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.
- Crile Research Fellowship Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine 2009
- Chief Resident, Orthopaedic Surgery LAC+USC Medical Center 2015-2016
- Administrative Fellow University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Fellowship 2016-2017
Postoperative Management of Orthopaedic Surgeries
Lynch B, Christain H, Mccrum CL, Vyas D(Ed.) (2017)
ESSKA Instructional Course Lecture Book
Susannah Clarke, Justin Cobb, Martin Jaere, Gareth Jones, Kristian Kley, Philipp Lobenhoffer, Christopher McCrum, Volker Musahl, Ryohei Takeuchi(Ed.) (2018)
Masterful Care of the Aging Athlete: A Clinical Guide
Christopher L. McCrum and Kellie K. Middleton(Ed.) (2018), New York, USA, Springer International Publishing
- Postoperative Management of Orthopaedic Surgeries
Pain Management After Hip Arthroscopy: Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials and Cohort Studies.
Shin JJ, McCrum CL, Mauro CS, Vyas D The American journal of sports medicine 2017 Oct 363546517734518
Postmeniscectomy Meniscus Growth With Stem Cells: Where Are We Now?
McCrum CL, Vangsness CT Sports medicine and arthroscopy review 2015 Sep 23 3 139-42
In Vivo Analysis of Biceps Tendon Characteristics in Subpectoral Tenodesis.
Mirzayan R, Takara T, Batech M, McCrum CL Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association 2017 Aug 33 8 1495-1502
Arthroscopic Decompression and Bone Grafting of Proximal Humeral Intraosseous Ganglion
McCrum CL, Yi A, Omid R Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2015 16 1 29-31
Resection arthroplasty for failed shoulder arthroplasty.
Muh SJ, Streit JJ, Lenarz CJ, McCrum C, Wanner JP, Shishani Y, Moraga C, Nowinski RJ, Edwards TB, Warner JJ, Walch G, Gobezie R Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery / American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ... [et al.] 2013 Feb 22 2 247-52
The safety of controlled hypotension for shoulder arthroscopy in the beach-chair position.
Gillespie R, Shishani Y, Streit J, Wanner JP, McCrum C, Syed T, Haas A, Gobezie R The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume 2012 Jul 94 14 1284-90
Pectoralis major tendon transfer for the treatment of scapular winging due to long thoracic nerve palsy.
Streit JJ, Lenarz CJ, Shishani Y, McCrum C, Wanner JP, Nowinski RJ, Warner JJ, Gobezie R Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery / American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ... [et al.] 2011 Jun
Is reverse shoulder arthroplasty appropriate for the treatment of fractures in the older patient? Early observations.
Lenarz C, Shishani Y, McCrum C, Nowinski RJ, Edwards TB, Gobezie R Clinical orthopaedics and related research 2011 Dec 469 12 3324-31
Significant Chondrocyte Viability Is Present in Acetabular Chondral Flaps Associated With Femoroacetabular Impingement.
Wright VJ, McCrum CL, Li H, Tranovich MJ, Huard J The American journal of sports medicine 2017 Oct 363546517732751
Level of evidence and authorship trends of clinical studies in knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy, 1995-2015.
Judy RP, Shin JJ, McCrum C, Ayeni OR, Samuelsson K, Musahl V Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA 2018 Jan 26 1 9-14
Return to Play After PRP and Rehabilitation of 3 Elite Ice Hockey Players With Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Elbow.
McCrum CL, Costello J, Onishi K, Stewart C, Vyas D Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine 2018 Aug 6 8 2325967118790760
Arthroscopic Anterior Ankle Decompression Is Successful in National Football League Players.
McCrum CL, Arner JW, Lesniak B, Bradley JP American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.) 2018 Jan 47 1
- Pain Management After Hip Arthroscopy: Systematic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials and Cohort Studies.
- Cartilage Restoration
- ACL Surgery
- Athletic Knee Injury
- Rotator Cuff Injuries, Tears, & Tendonitis
- Shoulder Dislocation, Injury, & Instability
- Complex Shoulder Stabilization (Open or Arthroscopic)
- Patellar Dislocation and Instability
- Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury (UCL)
- Meniscal Tears
- Minimally Invasive Arthroscopic Surgery (Hip, Knee, Shoulder)
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