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Bert J. Thomas, M.D.

Education

  • Medical School: University of Pennsylvania, 1975 - 1979, M.D.
  • Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania, 1971 - 1975, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, Summa
  • Summa Cum Laude, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Pre-Medical Honor Society

Post Graduate Training

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, 1981 - 1984, University of California, Los Angeles

Internship

  • General Surgery Internship, 1979 - 1980, University of California, San Diego

Fellowships

  • Hip Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery of the Hip, 1984 - 1985, Hospital for Special  Surgery, New York
  • Bioengineering and Total Joint Reconstruction, 1980 - 1981, University of California, Los Angeles

Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, July 2000 to present
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery,  University of California, Los Angeles, 1992 to 2000
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, 1985 - 1992
  • Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery,  Cornell University Medical College, New York, 1984 - 1985

Professional Certifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1987, 1997
  • State of New York Board of Medical Examiners, 1984
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1980
  • State of California Board of Medical Examiners, 1980

Hospital Appointments

  • Director, Joint Replacement Service, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, 1992 - 2006
  • Chief of Orthopaedics, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center,  Los Angeles, California, 1994 – 2000

Honors and Lectureships

  • Visiting Professor, University of California Davis, Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, Sacramento, California, February 23 1988
  • Visiting Professor and Lecturer, University of California  Irvine, Orthopedic Grand Rounds, Orange, California, June 14, 1989
  • Visiting Professor and Guest International Lecturer, Symposium on Orthopaedics and Surgery of Bone and Joints, Munich Germany, May 25 - 26, 1990
  • Visiting Professor and Lecturer, The Anderson Clinic, Arlington, Virginia, September 12 -13, 1991
  • Visiting Professor and Guest International Lecturer, Congress of the Argentine Orthopaedics and Traumatology Association, Rosario, Argentina, October 23 - 26, 1991
  • Chairman, Total Knee, Hip and Shoulder Arthroplasty Course, Laguna Niguel, California, April 19 - 11, 1992
  • Visiting Professor and Lecturer, The West Texas Orthopaedic Surgical Society Scientific Meeting, Lubbock, Texas, Mary 9, 1992
  • Visiting Lecturer and Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 12 - 14, 1993
  • Visiting Professor and Dissertation Defense Panelist, University Hospital, Leiden, Netherlands, May, 1994

Memberships

  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • American Medical Association
  • The Hip Society
    Member-at-Large (2003-2004)
  • The Association for Arthritic Hip and Knee Surgery, Charter Member
  • Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons
    Second Vice President 2006
    First Vice President 2007
    President 2008
    Treasurer, July 2000 to 2004
  • Chairman, 1999 Audio Visual Committee, 51st Meeting of ABJS
    Treasurer Elect, 1999
    Orthopaedic Device Reference, Board of Trustees
  • Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, Board of Trustees, 1999 – 2004, 2006 - present

Committees

  • Quality Assurance Committee, Chairman, Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA Medical Center
  • Performance Improvement Committee, UCLA Medical Center
  • Clinical Effectiveness Committee, UCLA Medical Center
  • Blood and Tissue Review Committee, UCLA Medical Center
  • Medical Risk Management Committee, UCLA Medical Center
  • Infection Control Committee UCLA Medical Center

Total Joint Replacement Fellowship Program

1 Michael Kraemer, M.D.
Kreiskrankenhaus Offenburg
Orthopaedic Abteilung
7600 Offenburg
Germany
 
March 1992 - June 1992
2 Chang Chang, M.D.
55,5F-1, Lane 106-9
Chung-Chin Rd.
Taiwan, China
 
August 1992 - December 1992
3 Robert Nelissen, M.D.
University Hospital
Leiden, The Netherlands
 
April 1993 - July 1993
4 Hiroshi Takageshi, M.D.
Japan
 
July 1993 - December 1993
5 Churl Hong Chunn, M.D.
Korea
 
January 1994 - December 1994
6 Stefan Preiss, M.D.
Switzerland
 
January 1995 - June 1995
7 Jose Saa, M.D.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
July 1995 - December 1995
8 John Croxon Gardiner
Swindon, England
 
January 1996 - June 1996
9 Govind Singhania, M.D.
India
 
September 1996 - December 1996
10 Collin Essler, M.D.
England
 
July 1997 – December 1997
11 Gian Singer, M.D.
England
 
January 1998 – June 1998
12 Francisco Cruz-Vasquez, M.D.
Mexico
 
January 1998 – December 1998
13 Supichai Charoenvareekul, M.D.
Thailand
 
July 1998 – October 1998
14 Dr. Wilairata
Thailand
 
October 1998 – December 1998
15 Eugenio Serrano, M.D.
Mexico
 
January 1999 – June 1999
16 Kazuyoshi Yagishitya, M.D.
Japan
 
July 1999 – June 2000
17 Sompoch Paiboonsirjit, M.D.
Thailand
 
November 2000 – August 2001
18 Worawut Chaiyostburana, M.D.
Thailand
 
July 2001 – June 2002
19 Eiichi Shiigi, M.D.
Japan
 
March 2002 – March 2003
20 Benjamin Bengs, M.D.
California
August 2006-July 2007

Research Projects and Grants

  1. NIH Fellowship, July 1980 - 1981,: Bioengineering and total joint reconstruction. PI-Bert J. Thomas, M.D., $17,000.00
  2. Cornell University Medical Center, July 1984 - 1985,: Hip Reconstructive Surgery. PI-Bert J. Thomas, M.D., $29,000.00
  3. Veteran's Administration Merit Review Grant, Oct. 1987 - 1992,: Biological and mechanical behavior of cementless acetabular fixation, co-investigator. PI- Michael Tooke, M.D,. $218,000.00
  4. Total Joint Replacement International Fellowship Program, March 1992 to 2003, Support advance training of Orthopaedic Surgeon in new techniques of joint arthroplasty, $24.000.00/year
  5. Otis Booth, April 1, 1998 – April 1, 1999, Total Joint Research Program, $50.000.00
  6. DePuy/Johnson & Johnson, April 1, 1999 – April 1, 2004. Total Joint Research Program, $250.000.00

Publications

Published Articles

  1. Amstutz, H.C., Graff-Radford, A., Mai, L.L., and Thomas,B.J.: Surface Replacement of the Hip with the THARIES System: Two to Five Year Results. J. Bone and Joint Surg., 63A:1069 - 1077, September, 1981
  2. Dutton, R.O., Amstutz, H.C., Thomas, B.J., and Hedley,A.K.: THARIES Surface Replacement for Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head. J. Bone and Joint Surg., 64A: 1225 - 1237, October, 1982
  3. Thomas, B.J., Amstutz, H.C., Mai, L.L., and Webber, M.M.: Identification of Hip Surface Arthroplasty Failures with TcSC/TcmDP Radionuclide Imaging. Clin. Orthop., 167:106 - 112, July, 1982
  4. Thomas, B.J., and Amstutz, H.C.: Revision Surgery for Failed Surface Arthroplasty of the Hip. Clin. Orthop., 170:42 - 49, October, 1982
  5. Thomas, B.J., Moreland, J.R., and Amstutz, H.C.: Infection of Total Joint Arthroplasty from Distal Extremity Sepsis. Clin. Orthop., 181:121 - 125, December, 1983
  6. Amstutz, H.C., Thomas, B.J., Jinnah, R., Kim, W.C., Grogan, T., and Yale, C.: Treatment of Primary Osteoarthritis of the Hip. J. Bone and Joint Surg., 66A:228 - 241, February, 1984
  7. Thomas, B.J., Oppenheim, W.L., and Dawson, E.: Congenital Paraxial Hemicorpectomy: A Case Report. Clin. Orthop., 185:109 - 111, May, 1984
  8. Thomas, B.J., and Amstutz, H.C.: Results of the Administration of Diphosphonates in Prevention of Heterotopic Ossification Following Total Hip  Arthroplasty. J. Bone and Joint Surg., 67A: 400 - 403, March, 1985
  9. Thomas, B.J., Schopler, S., Oppenheim, W.L. and Wood, W.: The Knee in Arthrogryposis.  Clin. Orthop., 194:87-92, April, 1985
  10. Thomas, B.J., Salvati, E.A., and Small, R.D.: The CAD Hip Arthroplasty. Five to Ten Year Follow-up. J. Bone and Joint Surg., 68A: 640 - 647, June, 1986
  11. Sylvester, J.E., Greenberg, P., Selch, M.T., Thomas, B.J., Amstutz, H.C.: Irradiation for the Prevention of Heterotopic Bone Formation After Total  Hip Replacement.  Int. Journal Radiation Oncology Biol. Physics Vol. 14:471 - 476, March 1988
  12. Amstutz, H.C., Thomas, B.J., Kabo, J.M., Jinnah, R.H., and Dorey, F.: The DANA Shoulder Arthroplasty. J. Bone and Joint Surgery, 70A: 1174 - 1182, September, 1988
  13. Blount, L.H., Thomas, B.J., Tran, L. Selch, M.T., Sylvester, J.E., Parker, R.G.: Postoperative Irradiation for the Prevention of Heterotopic Bone: Analysis of Different Dose Schedules and Shielding Considerations, Int. J. Rad. Onc. Biol. Phys., Vol. 19, pp 577-581, 1990
  14. Kossovsky, N., Kazuko, L., Millett, D., Feng, D., Campbell, P., Amstutz, H.C., Finerman, G., Thomas, B.J., Kilgus, D.J., Cracchiolo, A., Allameh, V.: Periprosthetic Chronic Inflammation Characterized Through the Measurement of Superoxide Anion Production by Synovial-Derived Macrophages, Clin. Orthop. Vol 263:263 - 272, February 1991
  15. Thomas, B.J., Cracchiolo, A., Lee, Y.F., Navarro, R., Dorey, F.J.: Total Knee
    Arthroplasty in Rheumatoid Arthritis: A Comparison of the Polycentric and Total Condylar Designs. CORR: 265: 129 - 136, April, 1991
  16. Thomas, B.J., Amstutz, H.C., Cracchiolo, A.: Shoulder Arthroplasty for Rheumatoid Arthritis. CORR: 265: 125 - 128, April, 1991
  17. Thomas, B.J., Cracchiolo, A., Lee, Y.F., Chow, G., Navarro, R., Dorey, F.: Total Knee Arthroplasty in Rheumatoid Arthritis. A Comparison of the Polycentric and Total Condylar Prostheses. Orthopaedics/Rheumatology Digest, 10:7, 1991
  18. Thomas, B.J., Amstutz, H.C., Cracchiolo, A.: Shoulder Arthroplasty for Rheumatoid  Arthritis. Orthopaedics/Rheumatology Digest, 10:16, 1991
  19. Kossovsky, N., Liao, K., Gelman, A., Campbell, P.A., Amstutz, H.C., Finerman, G.A.M., Nasser, S., and Thomas, B.J.: Photon Correlation Spectroscopy Analysis of the Submicrometre Particulate Fraction in Human Synovial Tissues Recovered at Arthroplasty or Revision. Particulate Debris from Medical Implants: Mechanisms of Formation and Biological Consequences, ASTM STP 1144, K.R. St. John, Ed., American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, pp. 68-74, 1992
  20. Thomas, B.J.: Heterotopic Bone Formation After Total Hip Arthroplasty. The Orthopedic Clinics of North America, 23(2), pp.347-358, April 1992
  21. Lubowitz, J. Thomas, B.J., Rose, N.: Improved Tibial Fixation with Delayed Tourniquet Release. Journal of Orthopaedic Techniques, Vol. 1 (1):53-54, March 1993
  22. Severt, R.; Thomas, B.J.; Tsenter, M.J.; Amstutz, H.C.; and Kabo, M.: The Influence of Conformity and Constraint on Translational Forces and Frictional Torque in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, No, 292:151-158, July, 1993
  23. Seeger, L., Lubowitz, J., Thomas, B.J.: Evaluation of Interval Rotator Cuff Tear With MRI. Skeletal Radiology, Vol. 22, pp 615 - 617, November 1993
  24. Spychalski, J.N., Thomas, B.J.: Treatment and Rehabilitation of Pathologic
    Fractures, State of the Art Reviews: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Vol. 9, No. 1: pp 77-92, 1995
  25. Lieberman, J.R., Dorey, F., Shekelle, P., Schumacher, L., Thomas, B.J., Kilgus, D.J., and Finerman, G.A.: Differences Between Patients’ and Physicians’ Evaluations of Outcome after Total Hip Arthroplasty.  JBJS-78A, pgs. 835-838, June 1996
  26. Gardner, J.C., Thomas, B.J.: Total Hip Replacement: The Current Perspective After Thirty-seven Years. Surgical Technology International V:52: 1 - 5, ppg 365 – 369, 1996
  27. Thomas, B.J., Saa, Jose and Lane, J.M.: Total Hip Arthroplasty. Current Opinion in Rheumatology, 8:148-153,  March, 1996
  28. Wirganowicz, P. and Thomas, B.J.: Massive Osteolysis After Ceramic on Ceramic Total  Hip Arthroplasty. A Case Report. CORR,  vol. 333:21-25, December 1996
  29. Lieberman, J. R., Sung, R., Dorey, F., Thomas, B.J., Kilgus, D.J., and Finerman, G.A.M.: Low Dose Warfarin Prophylaxis to Prevent Sumptomatic Pulmonary Embolism After Total Knee Arthroplasty. J. Arthroplasty 12,(2):180-184,  February, 1997
  30. Lieberman, J. R., Wollaeger, J., Dorey, F., Thomas, B.J., Kilgus, D.J., Grecula, M.J. Finerman, G.A.M., and Amstutz, H.A.: The Efficacy of Prophylaxis With Low Dose Warfarin  for Prevention of Pulmonary Embolism following Total Hip Arthroplasty. JBJS Vol. 79-AA, No.3, ppg 319 - 324,  March, 1997
  31. Boardman, D., Lieberman, J.R., and Thomas, B.J.: The Impact of Declining Reimbursement and Rising Hospital Costs on the Feasibility of Total Hip Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty,  Vol 12, (5), August, 1997:526-534
  32. Thomas, B.J.: Current Treatment of Coxarthrosis and Alternatives to Total Hip Arthroplasty in the USA. Proceedings of the International Hip Symposium, 10th Anniversary.  Yokohama, Japan. ppg 3 – 9, 1997
  33. Lieberman, J.R., Dorey, F., Shekelle, P., Schumacher,L., Kilgus. D.J., Thomas, B.J., and Finerman, G.A.M.: Outcome After Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Comparison of a Traditional Disease-Specific and Quality of Life Measurement of Outcome. J. Arthroplasty. 12 (6):639-45,  September, 1997
  34. Boardman, D.L., Dorey, F., Thomas, B.J., Lieberman, J.R.: The Accuracy of Assessing total hip Arthroplasty Outcomes: a Prospective Correlation Study of  Walking Ability and 2 Validated Measurement Devices. Journal of Arthroplasty # 15 (2):200-4. February 2000
  35. Bowen, R.E., Dorey, F.J., Thomas, B.J.,: The Impact of Mixed Components on Polyethylene wear. Orthopedics, Vol. 25,(5), May 2002,499-502
  36. Yagishita, K. Thomas, B.J.: Use of Allograft for Large Hill-Sachs Lesion Associated with Anterior Glenohumeral Dislocation. A Case Report.  INJURY Int. 33(9); 791, November 2002
  37. Thomas, B.J., Hoagland, F.T.: Tribute to Carl T. Brighton. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2003, Jan. (406): 1-2
  38. De Ugarte DA, Morizono K, Elbarbary A, Alfonso Z, Zuk PA, Zhu M, Dragoo JL, Ashjian P, Thomas B, Benhaim B, Chen I, Fraser J, Hedrick MH.Comparison of Multi-lineage Cells from Human Adipose and Bone Marrow. Cells, Tissue, and Organs 2003. 174:101-9
  39. Dragoo, J.L., Samimi, B., Zhu, M., Hame, S.L., Thomas, B.J., Lieberman, J.R., Hedrick, M.H., Benhaim,, P.: Tissue-Engineered Cartilage and Bone Using Stem Cells From Human Infrapatellar Fat Pads. JBJS 2003; 85-B:740-7
  40. Lieberman, J.R., Thomas, B.J., Finerman, G.A., Dorey, F.: Patients’ Reasons for Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty Can Change Over Time. J. Arthroplasty 2003 Jan: 18 (1): 63-68
  41. Clark, C.R., Huddleston, H.D., Schoch, E.P. and Thomas, B.J.: Leg-Length Discrepancy After Total Hip Arthroplasty.  JAAOS 2006; 14: 38 – 45

Book Chapters

  1. Amstutz, H.C., Thomas, B.J., Mai, L.L., and Kim, W.C.: THARIES 2 - 6.5 Year Results.  In The Hip. Proceedings of the Hip Society, C.V. Mosby Co., pp. 185 - 197, 982
  2. Thomas, B.J., and Amstutz, H.C.: Prevention of Heterotopic Bone Formation - Clinical Experience with Diphosphonates.  In The Hip.  Proceedings of the Fourteenth Open Scientific Meeting of the Hip Society. C.V. Mosby Co., pp. 59 - 69, 1987
  3. Amstutz, H.C., Kilgus, D., and Thomas, B.J.: Evaluation of Bone Ingrowth by Technetium Diphosphonate and Sulfur Colloid Scanning in Porous Hip Resurfacing.  In The Hip.  Proceedings of the Fourteenth Open Scientific Meeting of the Hip Society. C.V. Mosby Co., pp. 257 - 270, 1987
  4. Thomas, B.J., Schopler, S., and Oppenheim, W.L.: The Arthrogrypotic Clubfoot. Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 12, No. 3, p. 696, 1988
  5. Thomas, B.J: Orthopaedic History and Examination in Hip Arthroplasty. Hip Arthroplasty, 5:59-68, August. 1991
  6. Hawkins, R. A., Webber, M.M., Bassett, L.W., Thomas, B.J., Kilgus, D.J.: Imaging of the Hip With Radionuclides in Hip Arthroplasty. Hip Arthroplasty,  14:171-184, August 1991
  7. Thomas, B.J.: Surgical Approaches to the Hip Joint in Hip Arthroplasty. Hip Arthroplasty, 17:213-226, August, 1991
  8. Thomas, B.J.: Cementless Acetabular Reconstruction. Hip Arthroplasty, 21:271- 284, August, 1991
  9. Thomas, B.J.: Heterotopic Bone Formation: Prevention and Treatment. Hip Arthroplasty, 29:405-414, August, 1991
  10. Thomas, B.J.: Primary Osteoarthritis in Hip Arthroplasty. Hip Arthroplasty, 43:631- 638, August, 1991
  11. Thomas, B.J., Salvati, E.A., Pellicci, P.M., Wilson Jr., P.D.: Cup Arthroplasties. Atlas of  Orthopaedic Surgery, p208-218, Masson, 1992
  12. Thomas, B.J., Salvati, E.A., Pellicci, P.M., Wilson Jr., P.D.: Arthroplasties With Prosthetic Replacement. Atlas of Orthopaedic Surgery, p218-223, Masson 1992
  13. Thomas, B.J., Salvati, E.A., Pellicci, P.M., Wilson Jr., P.D.: Bipolar Hemiarthroplasty. Atlas of Orthopaedic Surgery, p223-226, Masson, 1992
  14. Thomas, B.J., Salvati, E.A., Pellicci, P.M., Wilson Jr., P.D.: Total Hip Arthroplasty Without Cement. Atlas of Orthopaedic Surgery, p226-260, Masson, 1992
  15. Thomas, B.J., Salvati, E.A., Pellicci, P.M., Wilson Jr., P.D.: Total Hip Arthroplasty With Cement. Atlas of Orthopaedic Surgery, p260-266, Masson, 1992
  16. Thomas, B.J., Salvati, E.A., Pellicci, P.M., Wilson Jr., P.D.: Cementing Techniques. Atlas of Orthopaedic Surgery, p.226-268, Masson, 1992
  17. Thomas, B.J., Salvati, E.A., Pellicci, P.M., Wilson Jr., P.D.: Congenital Dysplasia of the Hip. Atlas of Orthopaedic Surgery, p268-273, Masson, 1992
  18. Thomas, B.J., Salvati, E.A., Pellicci, P.M., Wilson Jr., P.D.: Protrusio Acetabulae. Atlas of Orthopaedic Surgery, p273-275, Masson, 1992
  19. Thomas, B.J., Salvati, E.A., Pellicci, P.M., Wilson Jr., P.D.: Ipsilateral Femur Fracture After Total Hip Arthroplasty. Atlas of Orthopaedic Surgery, p275-278, Masson, 1992
  20. Thomas, B.J., Salvati, E.A., Pellicci, P.M., Wilson Jr., P.D.: Removal of Broken Femoral Components. Atlas of Orthopaedic Surgery, p278-283, Masson, 1992
  21. Thomas, B.J., Salvati, E.A., Pellicci, P.M., Wilson Jr., P.D.: Revision of the Femoral and Acetabular Components. Atlas of Orthopaedic Surgery, p284-293, Masson, 1992
  22. Thomas, B.J., Salvati, E.A., Pellicci, P.M., Wilson, P.D.: Hip Arthrodesis. Atlas of Orthopaedic Surgery, p301-310, Masson, 1992
  23. Thomas, B.J.: Cemented Total Hip Replacement Design, In OKU: Hip and Knee Reconstruction. AAOS, p. 139-146, 1995
  24. Thomas, B., Stiehl, J.B.: The Evaluation and Treatment of the Painful Replaced Knee.  LCS Mobile Bearing Knee Arthroplassty 25 Years of Worldwide Experience,  p264-270. Springer-Verlag, 2002
  25. Thomas, B.J., and Stiehl, J.B.: Basics of Total Hip Replacement Surgery In Navigation and Robotics. Springer,  Berlin, Heidelberg, p 49 – 57, 2004

Published Abstracts

  1. Amstutz, H.C., Thomas, B.J., and Mai, L.L.: Total Hip Articular Replacement by Internal Eccentric Shells. Orthop. Transactions, 3(5):374, 1981
  2. Thomas, B.J., Amstutz, H.C., Mai, L.L., and Webber, M.M.: TcSC/TcDP Radionuclide Imaging in Early Diagnosis of Surface Failures. Orthopaedic Research Society Transactions, 7:363, January 1982
  3. Amstutz, H.C., Jinnah, R.H., Thomas, B.J., and Mai, L.L.: The Evolution and Results of Trapezoidal-28 Hip Replacement. Orthopaedic Transactions, 6:333. 1982
  4. Amstutz, H.C., Thomas, B.J., Jinnah, R.H., and Mai, L.L.: Hip Resurfacing Versus Conventional Hip Replacement for Primary Osteoarthritis. Orthopaedic Transactions, 6:476, 1982
  5. Thomas, B.J., and Amstutz, H.C.: Results of Conventional and Surface Arthroplasty for Primary Osteoarthritis of the Hip.  Orthopaedic Transactions, 7:239, 1983
  6. Amstutz, H.C., and Thomas, B.J.: Revision Surgery for Failed Surface Arthroplasty of the Hip: Two to Six Year Results. Orthopaedic Transactions, 7:514, 1983
  7. Schopler, S., Thomas, B.J., Wood, W., and Oppenheim, W.L.: The Knee in Arthrogryposis. Orthopaedic Transactions, 10:153, 1986
  8. Oppenheim, W.L., Schopler, S. Wood, W., and Thomas, B.J.: The Knee in Arthrogryposis. Orthopaedic Transactions, 10:163, 1986
  9. Thomas, B.J., and Amstutz, H.C.: Prevention of Heterotopic Bone Formation: Clinic Experience with Diphosphonates. Orthopaedic Transactions, 10:545, 1986
  10. Amstutz, H.C., Kilgus, D., and Thomas, B.J.: Evaluation of Bone Ingrowth by Technetium Diphosphonate and Sulfur Colloid Scanning in Porous Hip Resurfacing. Orthopaedic Transaction, 10:549, 1986
  11. Amstutz, H.C., Thomas, B.J., Kabo, J.M., Jinnah, R.H., and Dorey, F.: The DANA Shoulder Replacement Design Rationale and Long Term Results. Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 11, No. 3, p. 47, 1987
  12. Thomas, B.J., and Salvati, E.A.: Calcar Resorption and The High Modulus Valgus Stem Design.  Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 11, No. 3, p. 463, 1987
  13. Amstutz, H.C., Thomas, B.J., Kabo, J.M., Jinnah, R.H., and Dorey, F.: Design Parameters and Up to Ten Year Results of the DANA, (Designed After Natural Anatomy), Shoulder Replacement. Sicot 1987, XVIII World Congress Proceedings, 1987
  14. Kody, M.H., Thomas, B.J. Dorey, F.J., and Amstutz, H.C.: Dislocation After Total Hip Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Transactions, 1989
  15. Thomas, B.J., Davlin, L., Lee, Y.F., Amstutz, H.C.: Measurement of Bone Induction with Computerized Imaging Techniques. Orthopaedic Transactions, 1989
  16. Kossovsky, N., Allameh, V., Campbell, P., Liao, K., Millett, D., Feng, D., Amstutz, H.C., Finerman, G., Cracchiolo, A., Thomas, B.J., Kilgus, D.: Inflammatory Activity of Synovial Macrophages Retrieved From Clinical Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Transactions, October 1989
  17. Thomas, B.J., Davlin, L.B., Lee, Y.F., Campbell, B.S., and Amstutz, H.C.: Measurement of Bone Induction with Computerized Imaging Techniques. Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol.13.2, p 287, 1989
  18. Schopler, S., Thomas, B.J., Oppenheim, W.L.: Treatment of Arthrogryposis of the Foot and Ankle. Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 13.3, p 746, 1989
  19. Amstutz, H.C., Kody, M.H., Thomas, B.J., Dorey, F.J.: Innovative Treatment for the Chronic Dislocating Total Hip Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 13.3, p 685, 1989
  20. Severt, R., Tsenter, M., Thomas, B.J., Amstutz, H.C., Kabo, J: The Influence of Conformity and Constraint on Frictional Torque and Subluxation Forces in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Research Society Transactions, February, 1990
  21. Kossovsky, N., Allameh, V., Campbell, P., Liao, K., Millett, D., Feng, D., Amstutz, H.C., Finerman, G.A.M., Cracchiolo, A., Thomas, B.J., and Kilgus, D.: Inflammatory Activity of Synovial Macrophages Retrieved From Clinical Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, February 1990
  22. Kossovsky, N., Liao, K., Millett, D., Feng, D., Campbell, P.A., Amstutz, H.C., Finerman, G.A.M., Thomas, B.J., Kilgus, D., Cracchiolo, A., and Allameh, V.: Periprosthetic Inflammation Characterized Through the Measurement of Superoxide Anion Production by Synovial-Derived Macrophages. American Society for Clinical Pathology, San Francisco, March 1990
  23. Severt, R., Tsenter, M.J., Thomas, B.J., Amstutz, H.C., Kabo, J.M.: Frictional Torque Subluxation Force, and Glenohumeral Articular Design in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 14, Number 2, p.464, 1990
  24. Kossovsky, N., Kazuko, L., Millett, D., Feng, D., Campbell, P., Amstutz, H.C., Finerman, F.A.M., Thomas, B.J., Kilgus, D., Cracchiolo, A., Allameh, V.: Peri-prosthetic Chronic Inflammation Characterized Through the Measurement of Superoxide Anion Production by Synovial-Derived Macrophages. Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 14, Number 2, p.467, 1990
  25. Hak, D.J., Johnston-Jones, K., Luetzow, W., Kabo, J.M., Amstutz, H.C., and Thomas, B.J.: Effect of Proximal Fill on Rotational Stability in Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 16 Number 2, 1992
  26. Thomas, B.J.: Hip Fractures and Joint Replacements.  An Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine, pp:317-332, January 1993
  27. Thomas, B.J., Hak, D., Kabo. J., Amstutz, H.C.: The Importance of Proximal Fill For Rotational Stability in Cementless Hip Arthroplasty. Proceedings of The Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, pp 42, May 1993
  28. Lieberman, J.R., Dorey, F., Kilgus, D., Thomas, B.J., Amstutz, H. and Finerman, G.: Outcome After THA: A Comparison of Traditional Disease-Specific and Quality of Life Scoring Systems. Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 18, Num. 3, ppg 871, 1994
  29. Lieberman, J.R., Dorey, F., Shekelle, P., Schumacher, L., Thomas, B.J., and Finerman, G.A.M.: Outcome After total Hip Arthroplasty: The Relationship Between SF-36 Health-Related Quality of Life Survey and the Harris Hip Scoring System. Orthopaedic Transactions. Vol. 19 (2), p 306, 1995
  30. Lieberman, J.R., Dorey, F., Shekelle., P. Schumacher, L., Thomas, B.J., Kilgus, D.J., and Finerman, G.A.M.: Differences in Patient Versus Physician Evaluation After Total Hip Arthroplasty, Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 19(2), p. 307, 1995
  31. Lieberman, J.R., Sung, R., Dorey, F., Thomas, B.J., Kilgus, D.J., Finerman, G.A.M.: Low Dose Warfarin to Prevent Symptomatic Venous Thromboembolism after Total Knee Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 19 Num. 3, ppg
    738 - 739. 1995-1996
  32. Boardman, D., Lieberman, J.R., Thomas, B.J.: The Impact of Declining Reimbursement and Rising Hospital Costs on the Feasibility of Total Hip Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 20, Num. 1, pg.80, 1996
  33. Lieberman, J.R., Sung, R., Dorey, F., Thomas, B.J., Kilgus, D.J., Finerman, G.A.M.: Low Dose Warfarin to Prevent Symptomatic Venous Thromboembolism After Total Knee Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Transactions, Vol. 20, Num. 4, ppg 915- 1996 -1997
  34. Lieberman, J., Dorey, F., Finerman, G., Ho., J., Kilgus, D., Thomas, B.J.,: Outcome After TKA: Limitations of the Knee Society Scoring System. Orthopaedic Trans. Vol. 21(2), p.693, 1998
  35. Lieberman, J.R., Dorey, F., Ho, J., Thomas. B.J., Kilgus, D., and Finerman, G.A.M.: Outcome After Total Knee Arthroplasty: Limitations of the Knee Society Clinical Rating System. Orthopaedic Transactions. 21(4): 1123, 1997/1998

Editorials

  1. Thomas, B.J.,: Commentary on Article by; Livermore, J., Ilstrup, D., Morrey, B.:  
    Effect of Femoral Head Size on Wear of the Polyethylene Acetabular Component,
    Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery, Vol. 14, No. 3, November/December 1990
  2. Weiss, A.P.C., Adams, M.A., Moore, J.R., Weiland, A.J., Commentary; Thomas, B.J.: Unconstrained Shoulder Arthroplasty: A Five-Year Average Follow-up Study. Advances in Orthop. Surgery, 15:1,50-52, July/ August 1991
  3. Thomas, B.J.: Commentary on article: Experience with a New Technique for Managing Severely Over Corrected Valgus High Tibial Osteotomy at Total Knee Arthroplasty. Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery, 15:2,p 109-113, September/October 1991
  4. Thomas, B.J.: Commentary on article: Cemented Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients 55 year Old or Younger. Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery, 15:3, November, 1991
  5. Thomas, B.J.: Commentary on article: Patellar Resurfacing in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery, 15:3, November, 1991
  6. Toksvig-Larsen, S., Ryd, L.: Surface Flatness After Bone Cutting, A Cadaver Study of Tibial Condyles. Commentary by Thomas, B.J., Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery, 16:1, July/August 1992, page 53-55
  7. Thomas, B.J.: Commentary on article: Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty: A Multicenter Investigation with Long-Term Follow-up Evaluation. Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery, 17:3,p 173-174, 1993
  8. Thomas, B.J.: Commentary on article: The Cement Mantle in Total Hip Arthroplasty: Analysis of Long-Term Radiographic Results. Advances in Orthopaedic Surgery, Journal Club Journal, Vol. 19, No. 1, page 49 - 51, 1995
  9. Thomas, B.J.: Commentary on article: Pain in the Thigh Following Total Hip Replacement with a Porous-Coated Anatomic Prosthesis for Osteoarthritis.  Advances in Orthopedic Surgery, Vol. 19, page 1665-167, 1995
  10. Thomas, B.J.: Reply to letter, Sedel et al, Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, Number 349, pg.274, April 1998

Local Presentations

  1. Thomas, B.J.: Prevention of Heterotopic Bone. AOA-COA North American Traveling Fellows Program, Los Angeles, California, October 10, 1985
  2. Thomas, B.J.: Joint Prostheses in Rheumatoid Disease. Rheumatology Division Attending Staff Conference, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, November 25, 1986
  3. Thomas, B.J.: Calcar Resorption in the High Modulus Stem, Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, UCLA Medical Center, January 10, 1987
  4. Thomas, B.J.L New Joints for Old. Saint John's Hospital, Santa Monica, California, June 7, 1987
  5. Thomas, B.J., Amstutz, H.C.: The DANA Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. University of California at Davis, Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds, February 23, 1988
  6. Thomas, B.J.: DANA Shoulder Arthroplasty. University of California at Los Angeles Program for AOA Austrian/Swiss/German Traveling Fellows, Los Angeles, California, February 29, 1988
  7. Thomas, B.J.: The Posterior Stabilized Knee. Psychomotor Skills Arthroplasty Seminar, University of California, Los Angeles, California, May 14, 1988
  8. Thomas, B.J.: Joint Replacement Update. Medical Staff Conference, Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills, California, June 21, 1988
  9. Thomas, B.J.: Radiation Therapy in the Prevention of Heterotopic Ossification After Total Hip Arthroplasty. Rheumatology Staff Conference, University of California, Los Angeles, California, March 13, 1989
  10. Thomas, B.J.: Hip Fractures in the Geriatric Patient. Geriatric Staff Conference, Wadsworth Veterans Administration Hospital, Los Angeles, California, March 14, 1989
  11. Blount, L., Thomas, B.J., Selch, M., Parker, R.: Radiation Therapy in Prevention of Heterotopic Bone After Total Hip Arthroplasty. Los Angeles Radiological Society Meeting, Palm Springs, California, April 8, 1989
  12. Thomas, B.J.: Common Orthopaedic Problems, Diagnosis and Management. Kennamer Fellowship Lecture, University of California, Los Angeles Clinical  Scholars Program, Los Angeles, California, 1989
  13. Thomas, B.J.: Radiation Therapy for Heterotopic Bone Prevention After Total Hip Arthroplasty. University of California at Irvine, Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Orange, California, June 14, 1989
  14. Thomas, B.J.: Update on Full Hip Replacement. Orthopaedic Noon Conference, Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Inglewood, California, September 13,1989
  15. Thomas, B.J.: Dislocation After Total Hip Arthroplasty: Management of the Chronic Dislocator.  Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty - Current Concepts, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, April 13, 1991
  16. Thomas, B.J.: Heterotopic Ossification. Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty - Current Concepts, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, April 13, 1991
  17. Thomas, B.J.: Prophylaxis for Heterotopic Ossification After Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. Primary Total Hip Replacement: Concepts and Demonstration of Technique, The Anderson Clinic, Arlington, Virginia, September 12, 1991
  18. Thomas, B.J.: Osteolysis and Biologic Reactions After Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. Primary Total Hip Replacement: Concepts and Demonstration of Technique, The  Anderson Clinic, Arlington, Virginia, September 12, 1991
  19. Thomas, B.J.: M.D.: Materials and Design in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Primary Total Knee Replacement, The Anderson Clinic, Arlington, Virginia, September 13, 1991
  20. Thomas, B.J.: Management of Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty.  Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty, The Anderson Clinic, Arlington, Virginia, September 13, 1991
  21. Thomas, B.J.: Hip Fractures and Joint Replacements. Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Marina Del Rey, CA, January 19 - 22, 1993
  22. Thomas, B.J.: Osteolysis After Total Joint Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, April 14, 1993
  23. Thomas, B.J.: Rotational Stability of Press Fit Stems. Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, April 14, 1993
  24. Thomas, B.J.: Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery Basic Science Curriculum. Los Angeles, CA,  May 3, 1995
  25. Thomas, B.J.: Alternatives to Total Hip Arthroplasty. UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery Basic Science Curriculum. Los Angeles, CA,  May 3, 1995
  26. Thomas, B.J.: Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery Basic Science Curriculum, Los Angeles, CA, June 7, 1995
  27. Thomas, B.J.: Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery Basic Science Curriculum, June 21, 1995
  28. Thomas, B.J.: Management of Infected Total Knee Replacements. Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, October 14, 1995
  29. Thomas, B.J.: Polyethylene Wear. Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA. November 15, 1995
  30. Thomas, B.J.: Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty. UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery Basic Science Curriculum, Los Angeles, CA,  January 12, 1996
  31. Thomas, B.J.: Gleno-humeral Arthritis and Arthroplasty. UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery Basic Science Curriculum. Los Angeles, CA,  May 15, 1996
  32. Thomas, B.J.: Alternatives to Total Hip Arthroplasty. UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery Basic Science Curriculum. Los Angeles, CA, November 13, 1996
  33. Thomas, B.J.: Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty. UCLA Orthopaedic Surgery Basic Science Curriculum. Los Angeles, CA, November 20, 1996
  34. Thomas, B.J.: Principles of Treating Orthopaedic Trauma, UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics for Primary Care Physicians, Los Angeles, CA, June 6, 1997
  35. Thomas, B.J.: Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee, UCLA Dept. of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics for Primary Care Physicians, Los Angeles, CA, June 6, 1997
  36. Thomas, B.J.: Fractures of the Humerus and Forearm, UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics for Primary Care Physicians, Los Angeles, CA, June 7, 1997
  37. Thomas, B.J.: Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder and Elbow, UCLA Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics for Primary Care Physicians, Los Angeles, CA, June 7, 1997
  38. Thomas, B.J.:  The Varus Knee, Current Issues in Total Knee Arthroplasty, Los Angeles, CA, November 7, 1998
  39. Thomas, B.J.: Revision TKA Surgery, Current Issues in Total Knee Arthroplasty, Los Angeles, CA, November 7, 1998
  40. Thomas, B.J.: Posterior Stabilized Mobile Bearing Knee Design, Las Vegas, NV, April 24, 1999
  41. Thomas, B.J.: Management of Arthritis, Arthritis Association, Los Angeles, CA, March 25, 2000
  42. Thomas, B.J.: Total Joint Replacement, UCLA Dept. of  Rheumatology Grand Rounds, April 16, 2000
  43. Thomas, B.J.: Mobile Bearing Total Knee, Twin Cities Orthopaedic Society, Minneapolis, MN, September 21, 2000
  44. Thomas, B.J.: Mobile Bearing Knee: Design and Radionale, Longleaf Resort, Miss, October 12 – 14, 2000
  45. Thomas, B.J.: New Techonologies for the Millenium: “Mobile Bearing TKR-Design and Rationale”, Palm Springs, CA, April 5 – 7, 2001
  46. Thomas, B.J.: New Technologies in Orthopaedics: Mobile Bearing Knee Experience, Las Vegas, NV, April 19 – 21, 2001
  47. Thomas, B.J.: Biologic Resurfacing of the Knee, Deer Valley, Utah, July 21, 2002
  48. Thomas, B.J.: Mobile Bearing Knees, St. Louis, MO, August 1, 2002

Regional Presentations

  1. Thomas, B.J.: Results of Use of Diphosphonate and Radiotherapy in Prevention  of Heterotopic Bone. New Development in Reconstructive Surgery of the Extremities, Los Angeles, California, September 24, 1983
  2. Amstutz, H.C., and Thomas, B.J.: Results of Diphosphonate Therapy in Prevention of Heterotopic Ossification Following Total Hip Arthroplasty.  The Hip Society, Closed Meeting, Rochester, New York, September 6 - 8 , 1984
  3. Thomas, B.J.: Hip and Knee Replacements: Indications and Efficacy. American College of  Physicians Postgraduate Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine, January 20 - 24, 1987
  4. Thomas, B.J., and Amstutz, H.C.: Total  Shoulder Arthroplasty. Los Angeles Chapter Western  Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, April 24 -26, 1987
  5. Thomas, B.J., and Amstutz, H.C.: Results with the DANA Shoulder Arthroplasty, Current Strategies for Prosthesis and Technique Selection: Porous/Press-fit/Cemented. Los Angeles, California, October 7 - 10, 1987
  6. Thomas, B.J., Lee, Y.F., and Cracchiolo, A.: Results with the Total Condylar/Posterior Stabilized Knee Arthroplasty, Current Strategies for Prosthesis and Technique Selection: Porous/Press-fit/Cemented. Los Angeles, California, October 7 - 10, 1987
  7. Thomas, B.J.: Orthopaedic Considerations in the Elderly. Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine, Beverly Hills, California, January 19 - 23, 1988
  8. Thomas, B.J.: Adult Hip Reconstruction. West Coast Orthopaedic Review Course, J. Vernon Luck Research Society, Santa Monica, California, May 28, 1988
  9. Thomas, B.J.: Pathomechanics of Cemented Total Hip Arthroplasty Failure. Total Hip Arthroplasty: A review and Preview, Long Beach, California, October 7, 1988
  10. Thomas, B.J.: Heterotopic Ossification.  Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery Course, Kauai, Hawaii, October 12 - 14, 1988
  11. Thomas, B.J.: Lasers in Revision Surgery. Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery Course, Kauai, Hawaii, October 12 - 14, 1988
  12. Thomas, B.J.: IBPS/Total Condylar System.  Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery Course, Kauai, Hawaii, October 12 - 14, 1988
  13. Thomas, B.J.: Hip Fractures and the Geriatric Patient. Intensive Course in Geriatric Medicine, American College of Physicians Course # 816, Beverly Hills, California, January 17 - 21, 1989
  14. Thomas, B.J.: Is Porous Ingrowth Necessary? A Press-fit System May Be a Better Answer.  The Cutting Edge of Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Nassau, Bahamas, May 26 - 29, 1989
  15. Thomas, B.J.: Management of the Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty. Insall- Burstein II Total Knee System Symposium, Pebble Beach, California, July 7 - 8, 1989
  16. Thomas, B.J.: Heterotopic Ossification After Total Hip Arthroplasty. Western Residents Course: Pitfalls in Orthopaedics, Redondo Beach, California, August 12 - 13, 1989
  17. Thomas, B.J.: The Harris-Galante Hip System. Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery Course 1989, Kauai, Hawaii, October 11-14, 1989
  18. Thomas, B.J.: The Insall-Burstein Total Knee System. Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery Course 1989, Kauai, Hawaii, October 11 - 14, 1989
  19. Thomas, B.J.: Heterotopic Ossification After Total Hip Arthroplasty.  Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery Course 1989, Kauai, Hawaii, October 11 - 14, 1989
  20. Kossovsky, N., Allameh, V., Campbell, P., Liao, K., Millett, D., Feng, D., Amstutz, H.C., Finerman, G., Cracchiolo, A., Thomas, B.J., Kilgus, D.: Inflammatory Activity of Synovial Macrophages Retrieved From Clinical Arthroplasty. Western Orthopaedic Society Meeting, October 1989
  21. Thomas, B.J.: Acetabular Sockets: Indications for Cemented, Cementless and Bipolar Components. Controversies in Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Hilton Head, South Carolina, November 3, 4, 1989
  22. Thomas, B.J.: Radiation Therapy as Prophylaxis for Heterotopic Bone in Patients Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty. 25th Annual Spring Meeting, Los Angeles Chapter, Western Orthopaedic Association, Dana Point Resort, March 30, 31, & April 1, 1990
  23. Severt, R., Thomas, B.J.: Effect of Glenohumeral Design on Subluxation and Frictional Torque and Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. 25th Annual Spring Meeting, Los Angeles Chapter, Western Orthopaedic Association, Dana Point Resort, March 30, 31 & April 1, 1990
  24. Thomas, B.J.: Surgical Exposures in Primary and Revision Hip Arthroplasty. Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery 1990, Maui, Hawaii, October 11 - 14, 1990
  25. Thomas, B.J.: New Techniques to Prevent and Treat Dislocation After Hip Arthroplasty. Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery 1990, Maui, Hawaii, October 11 - 14, 1990
  26. Thomas, B.J.: Results With Cemented vs. Cementless Acetabular Sockets. Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery 1990, Maui, Hawaii, October 11 - 14, 1990
  27. Thomas, B.J.: Prevention and Treatment of Heterotopic Ossification After Hip Arthroplasty. Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery 1990, Maui, Hawaii, October 11 - 14, 1990
  28. Thomas, B.J.: Management of the Infected Knee Arthroplasty.  Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery 1990, Maui, Hawaii, October 11 - 14, 1990
  29. Thomas, B.J.: Resurfacing, Bipolars Today. Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty: Issues for the 90's, Hilton Head, South Carolina, November 2 - 3, 1990
  30. Thomas, B.J.: Osteolysis and Biologic Reactions. Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty: Issues for the 90's, Hilton Head, South Carolina, November 2 - 3, 1990
  31. Thomas, B.J.: Materials and Design of Total Knee Arthroplasty. Arthritis of the Hip and Knee: Practical Surgical Management for the 1990's, Vail, Colorado; March 16-19, 1991
  32. Thomas, B.J.: Is Your Press-Fit Rotationally Stable?. Total Joint Reconstructive Surgery - 1991: Hip, Knee and Shoulder, Hyatt Regency Kauai; Kauai, Hawaii, October 9-12, 1991
  33. Thomas, B.J.: Femoral Revision Techniques. Total Joint Reconstructive Surgery - 1991: Hip, Knee and Shoulder, Hyatt Regency Kauai; Kauai, Hawaii, October 9-12, 1991
  34. Thomas, B.J.: Heterotopic Ossification Prevention - Nonsteroidals vs. Radiotherapy. Total Joint Reconstructive Surgery - 1991: Hip, Knee and Shoulder, Hyatt Regency Kauai; Kauai, Hawaii, October 9-12, 1991
  35. Thomas, B.J.: Insall-Burstein. Total Joint Reconstructive Surgery - 1991, Hip, Knee and Shoulder, Hyatt Regency Kauai; Kauai, Hawaii, October 9-12, 1991
  36. Thomas, B.J.: Pitfalls in Biomaterials for TKR. Total Joint Reconstructive Surgery - 1991, Hip, Knee and Shoulder, Hyatt Regency Kauai; Kauai, Hawaii, October 9-12, 1991
  37. Thomas, B.J.: Management of the Infected TKR. Total Joint Reconstructive Surgery - 1991, Hip, Knee and Shoulder, Hyatt Regency Kauai; Kauai, Hawaii, October 9-12, 1991
  38. Thomas, B.J.: Current Shoulder Results in Osteoarthritis and Osteonecrosis. Total Joint Reconstructive Surgery - 1991, Hip, Knee and Shoulder, Hyatt Regency Kauai; Kauai, Hawaii, October 9-12, 1991
  39. Thomas, B.J.: Fixation and Loosening in Total Shoulder Replacement. Joint Replacement in the 21st Century. Joint Replacement Institute, Los Angeles, CA, December 7 - 8, 1991
  40. Kay, S., Sledge, C.B., Thomas, B.J..: Do You Need a Glenoid Component? How Should it be Fixed? Joint Replacement in the 21st Century. Joint Replacement Institute, Los Angeles, CA,  December 7 - 8, 1991
  41. Thomas, B.J.: Total Knee, Hip and Shoulder Arthroplasty,Moderator and Chairman. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Laguna Niguel, California,  April 9 - 11, 1992
  42. Thomas, B.J.: Management of Bone Deficiencies - Revision Knee Surgery. Total Knee, Hip and Shoulder Arthroplasty, The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Laguna Niguel, California, April 9 - 11, 1992
  43. Thomas, B.J.: Complications of Hip Arthroplasty. West Texas Orthopaedic Surgical Society Spring Meeting, Lubbock Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Lubbock, Texas, May 8 - 9, 1992
  44. Thomas, B.J.: Future Perspectives of Joint Replacement. West Texas Orthopaedic Surgical Society Spring Meeting, Lubbock Plaza Hotel and Conference Center, Lubbock, Texas, May 8 - 9, 1992
  45. Thomas, B.J.: Cementless Total Knee Design and Biomaterials. Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery - 1992, Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, CA, October 16 - 18, 1992
  46. Thomas, B.J.: Rotational Stability of Press-Fit Stems. Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery - 1992, Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, CA, October 16 - 18, 1992
  47. Thomas, B.J.: Heterotopic Ossification. Hip and Knee Reconstructive Surgery, 1992, Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage, CA, October 16 - 18, 1992
  48. Thomas, B.J.: Rotational Stability of Press Fit Systems. Arthritis of the Hip and Knee: Practical Surgical Management for the 1990's, The Westin Resort, Vail, Colorado, March 21 - 23, 1993
  49. Thomas, B.J.: Ectopic Bone Problems Associated with THA. Arthritis of the Hip and Knee: Practical Surgical Management for the 1990's, The Westin Resort, Vail, Colorado, March 21 - 23, 1993
  50. Thomas, B.J.: Polyethylene: Quality and Manufacturing Issues, Dealing With the New Generation of Complex Problems in Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina, September 17 - 20, 1993
  51. Thomas, B.J.: Mechanisms of Failure in THA; Total Hip Arthroplasty, Advances and Challenges in the 1990's, Islamorada, Florida, October 14 - 17, 1993
  52. Thomas, B.J.: Acetabular Revision Techniques, Total Hip Arthroplasty, Advances and Challenges in the 1990's, Islamorada, Florida, October 14 - 17, 1993
  53. Thomas, B.J.: Modular Versus Unitized Stem, Total Hip Arthroplasty, Advances and Challenges in the 1990's, Islamorada, Florida, October 14 - 17, 1993
  54. Thomas, B.J.: Osteonecrosis, Total Hip Arthroplasty, Advances and Challenges in the 1990's, Islamorada, Florida, October 14 - 17, 1993.
  55. Thomas, B.J.: Knee Bioskills, Instructor. Arthritis of the Hip and Knee: Practical Surgical Management for the 1990's, Westin Resort, Vail, Colorado, March 21 - 24, 1994
  56. Lieberman, J.R., Dorey, F., Kilgus, D., Thomas, B.J., Amstutz, H. and Finerman, G.: Outcome After THA: A Comparison of Traditional Disease-Specific and Quality of Life Scoring Systems. Western Orthopaedic Association, 58th Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California, August 13 - 17, 1994
  57. Thomas, B.J.: Intra-Operative Patient Management: DVT Prophylaxis. Issues in Orthopaedics. Vail, Colorado, March 14 - 16, 1996
  58. Thomas, B.J.: Polyethylene Wear - A Clinical Perspective in Orthopaedics.  Vail, Colorado, March 14 - 16, 1996
  59. Thomas, B.J.: Office Orthopaedics for the Primary Care Physician, 24th Annual UCLA Family Practice Refresher Course, Los Angeles, CA, May 27 - 31, 1997
  60. Lieberman, J., Dorey, F., Finerman, G., Ho., J., Kilgus, D., Thomas, B.J.: Outcome After TKA: Limitations of the Knee Society Scoring System. Western Orthopaedic Association
  61. Thomas, B.J.: DVT Prophylaxis for Total Knee Arthroplasty, Las Vegas, NV, April 24, 1999
  62. Thomas, B.J.: Surgical Technique for Mobile Bearing Knee Design, Las Vegas, NV, April 24, 1999
  63. Thomas, B.J.:  Mobile Bearing Knee Design, Total Knee Replacement in the Year 2000, Sherman Oaks, CA., July 10, 1999
  64. Thomas, B.J.: Advances in Orthopaedics: Mobile Bearing Knee Design and Rationale, Santa Barbara, CA, April 13, 2002
  65. Thomas, B.J.: Problems, Complications and Issues in Total Knees. Advances in Technique & Technology for Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty, San Francisco, CA , October 7 – 9, 2004
  66. Thomas, B.J.: When Do I Use a Rotating Platform Knee – Panel Discussion, Bert J. Thomas, M.D. Moderator. Advances in Technique & Technology for Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty, San Francisco, CA , October 7 – 9, 2004
  67. Thomas, B.J.: Managing the Unhappy Patient  - Stiff Knee, RSD, etc… Panel Discussion, Bert J. Thomas, M.D. Moderator. Advances in Technique & Technology for Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty, San Francisco, CA , October 7 – 9, 2004
  68. Thomas, B.J.: Maximizing Range of Motion: Hi-Flex?, M.B.? Challenges? Round Table Panel Discussion. Advances in Technique & Technology for Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty, San Francisco, CA , October 7 – 9, 2004
  69. Thomas, B.J.:  HIV Panel Discussion. Advances in Technique & Technology for Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty, San Francisco, CA , October 7 – 9, 2004
  70. Thomas, B.J.: Implant Selection in Revision THA. Advanced Sales Associate Learning Center, Sacramento, CA, August 11 – 12, 2005
  71. Thomas, B.J.: Hot Topics in Orthopaedics: Alternate Bearings, Mobile Bearings, Surface Replacement, Minimally Invasive Arthroplasty – Panel Discussion, Bert J. Thomas, M.D. Moderator
  72. Thomas, B.J.: Determining Leg Length in THA. 4th and 5th Residents Program, La Jolla, CA, September 29 – October 2, 2005
  73. Thomas, B.J.: Options for Reconstruction of Acetabular Defects in Revision THA. 4th and 5th Residents Program, La Jolla, CA, September 29 – October 2, 2005
  74. Thomas, B.J.: Managing the Infected TKA. 4th and 5th Residents Program, La Jolla, CA, September 29 – October 2, 2005
  75. Thomas, B.J.: Peri-Prosthetic Fractures – Evaluation & Treatment. 4th and 5th Residents Program, La Jolla, CA, September 29 – October 2, 2005

National Presentations

  1. Thomas, B.J., Amstutz, H.C., Mai, L.L., and Webber, M.M.: Evaluation of the Hip   Surface Replacement Arthroplasty with Tc-Colloid and Diphosphonate.  The Society of Nuclear Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada, June 16 - 19, 1981
  2. Amstutz, H.C., Kim, W.C., Thomas, B.J., and Mai, L.L.: THARIES: Two Year to Six and One-Half Year Results. Tenth Open Scientific Meeting of The Hip Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 23, 1982
  3. Amstutz H.C., Jinnah, R.H., Thomas, B.J., and  Mai, L.L.: Evolution and Results of Trapezoidal-28 Hip Replacement.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 23, 1982
  4. Amstutz, H.C., Thomas, B.J., Jinnah, R., Mai, L.L: Hip Resurfacing Versus Conventional Hip Replacement for Primary Osteoarthritis. Assoc. of  Bone and Joint Surgeons, Thirty fourth Annual Meeting, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, April 20  - 24, 1982
  5. Thomas, B.J., Amstutz, H.C., Mai, L.L., and Webber, M.M.: Enhanced Diagnostic Sensitivity for Loosening by Use of Combined Sequential TcSC/TcDP Radionuclide Imaging. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 23, 1983
  6. Thomas, B.J., and Amstutz, H.C.: Revision Surgery for Failed Surface Arthroplasty of the Hip: Two to Six Year Results. American Academy of  Orthopaedic Surgeons, Anaheim, California, March 13, 1983
  7. Thomas, B.J., Schopler, S., Wood, W., and Oppenheim, W.L.: The Knee in Arthrogryposis. Thirty-ninth Annual Meeting, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Seattle, Washington, October 2 - 5, 1985
  8. Oppenheim, W.L., Schopler, S., Wood, W., and Thomas, B.J.: The Knee in Arthrogryposis.  Shriners Hospital's Orthopaedic Symposium, Twenty-third Annual Meeting, Tampa, Florida, October 23 - 26, 1985
  9. Thomas, B.J., and Amstutz, H.C.: Prevention of Heterotopic Bone Formation - Clinical Experience with Diphosphonates. Fourteenth Open Scientific Meeting of the Hip Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 19, 1986
  10. Amstutz, H.C., Kilgus, D., and Thomas, B.J.: Evaluation of Bone Ingrowth by Technetium Diphosphonate and Sulfur Colloid Scanning in Porous  Hip Resurfacing. Open Scientific Meeting of the Hip Society, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 19, 1986
  11. Thomas, B.J., and Salvati, E.A.: Calcar Resorption and the High Modulus Valgus Stem Design. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, California, January 22-27, 1987
  12. Amstutz, H.C., Thomas, B.J., Kabo, J.M., Jinnah, R., and Dorey, F.: Design Parameters and Up to Ten Year Results of the Designed After Natural Anatomy Shoulder Replacement. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, California, January 22 - 27, 1987
  13. Thomas, B.J.: Total Articular Replacement Arthroplasty: Discussion and Closure. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, California, January 22 - 27, 1987
  14. Thomas, B.J., Schopler, S., and Oppenheim, W.L.: The Arthrogrypotic Clubfoot. Annual Meeting, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, October 7 - 10, 1987
  15. Thomas, B.J., Schopler, S., and Oppenheim, W.L.: Treatment of Foot Deformities in Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Atlanta, Georgia, February 4 - 9, 1988
  16. Amstutz, H.C., Kabo, M., Nasser, S.M., Thomas, B.J.: Comparison of Porous and Cemented Surface Replacements with Two to Five Year Follow-up. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Atlanta, Georgia, February 4 - 9, 1988
  17. Kody, M.H., Thomas, B.J., Dorey, F., Amstutz, H.C.: Dislocation After Total Hip Arthroplasty. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 9 - 14, 1989
  18. Thomas, B.J., Lee, Y.F., Amstutz, H.C. Huang, H.K.: Measurement of Bone Induction with Computerized Imaging Techniques.  Thirty-fifth Orthopaedic Research Society, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 6 - 9, 1989
  19. Amstutz, H.C., Nasser, S., Kabo, J., Kilgus, D., Thomas, B.J., Campbell, P., Dorey, F.: Evolution and Current Status of Surface Replacement Arthroplasty of the Hip. Fifty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the AAOS, New Orleans, February 1990
  20. Severt, R., Tsenter, M., Thomas, B.J., Amstutz, H.C., Kabo, J.: The Influence of Conformity and Constraint on Frictional Torque and Subluxation Forces in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, February 5 - 8, 1990
  21. Severt, R., Tsenter, M.J., Thomas, B.J., Amstutz, H.C., Kabo, J.M.: Frictional Torque Subluxation Force, and Glenohumeral Articular Design in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Orthopaedic Research Society,63rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 5 - 8, 1990
  22. Kossovsky, N., Kazuko, L., Millett, D., Feng, D., Campbell, P., Amstutz, H.C., Finerman, F.A.M., Thomas, B.J., Kilgus, D., Cracchiolo, A., Allameh, V.: Periprosthetic Chronic Inflammation Characterized Through the Measurement of Superoxide Anion Production by Synovial-Derived Macrophages. Orthopaedic Research Society, 63rd Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 5 - 8, 1990
  23. Faris, P.M., Keating, M.E., Merrill, R.A.: Polyethylene Wear with Cemented Metal-Backed Acetabular Cups in Total Hip Arthroplasty, Moderator: Bert J. Thomas, M.D.. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 59th Annual Meeting, Washington D. C., February 20 - 25, 1992
  24. Thomas, B.J., Amstutz, H.C., Navarro, J.M., Zoltan, T.B.: Poster Exhibit - Structural Bone Grafts in Cementless Acetabular Revision with Complex Bony Defects. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 59th Annual Meeting, Washington D. C., February 20 - 25, 1992
  25. Hak, J., Johnston-Jones, K., Luetzow, W., Kabo J. M., Amstutz, H.C., Thomas, B.J.: Effect of Proximal Fill on Rotational Stability in Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty. AOA 25th Annual Residents' Conference, Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 14, 1992
  26. Thomas, B.J.: The Importance of Proximal Fill for Rotational Stability in Cementless Hip Arthroplasty.  Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, May 18 - 22, 1993
  27. Thomas, B.J.; Hak, D.; Kabo, J.; Amstutz, H.C.: The Importance of Proximal Fill for Rotational Stability in Cementless Hip Arthroplasty. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 24 - 28, 1994
  28. Thomas, B.J.; Marmor, L.; Nellison, R.; Kramer, M.: Incidence of Distal Femoral Lysis in the Triad Hip System At Five Years Follow-up. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 24 - 28, 1994
  29. Finerman, G.F., Lieberman, J.R., Sung, Robert, Thomas Bert J., Kilgus, Douglas, J.: The Efficacy of Two Weeks of Low-dose Warfarin in Preventing Embolism after Total Knee Arthroplasty. The American Orthopaedic Association 108th Annual Meeting, White Sulpher Springs, West Virginia, June 10 - 13, 1995
  30. Boardman, D.L., Lieberman, J.R., Thomas, B.J.: The Impact of Declining Reimbursement and Rising Hospital Costs on the Feasibility of Total Hip Arthroplasty.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon Annual Meeting.  Orlando, Florida, 1996
  31. Finerman, G.A.M., Lieberman, J.R.,  Dorey, F., Thomas, B.J., Kilgus, D.J.: Outcome After Total Knee Arthroplasty: Limitations of the Knee Society Clinical Rating System. The American Orthopaedic Association, 110th Annual Meeting. Boca Raton, Florida,  June 11 - 14, 1997
  32. Thomas, B. J.: The Impact of “Mismatched” Components on Polyethlele Wear,  Association of Bone  and Joint Surgeons 51st Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, Florida, May 12 – 16, 1999
  33. Thomas, B.J.: Impact of “Mismatched” Components on Polyethylene Wear in Total Hip Replacement. The Hip Society, San Diego, CA September 16 – 18, 1999
  34. Thomas, B.J.: Results with the Antiprotrusio Cage, ABJS Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, May 15 – 19, 2002
  35. Thomas, B.J.: Tissue Engineered Cartilage and Bone using Stem Cells from Arthroscopicaly Harvested Infrapatellar Fat Pads – poster presentation. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana, February 5 – 9, 2003

International Presentations

  1. Amstutz, H.C., Thomas, B.J., and Mai, L.L.: THARIES Hip Replacement.   American Orthopaedic Association - International Symposium: Frontiers in Total Hip Replacement, Boston, Massachusetts, May 27 - 30, 1981
  2. Amstutz, H.C., Thomas, B.J., and Mai, L.L.: THARIES Surface Replacement of the Hip. XV World Congress of SICOT, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 30 - September 4, 1981
  3. Thomas, B.J., and Amstutz, H.C.: Results of Conventional and Surface Arthroplasty for Primary Osteoarthritis of the Hip. International Hip Society, Berne, Switzerland, November 14 - 17, 1982
  4. Thomas, B.J., and Amstutz, H.C.: Results of Porous Resurfacing Arthroplasty of the Hip. Symposium on Orthopaedic Surgery, Munich, Germany, November 29 - 30, 1985
  5. Amstutz, H.C., Thomas, B.J., Kabo, J.M., Jinnah, R., and Dorey, F.: Design Parameters and Up to Ten Year Results of the DANA, (Designed After Natural Anatomy), Shoulder Replacement. Sicot 1987, Societe Internationale de Chirurgie Orthopedique et de Traumatologie XVIII World Congress, Munich, Germany, August 16 - 21, 1987
  6. Thomas, B.J.: Current Indications and Results of Surface Replacement, Symposium on Orthopaedics and Surgery of Bone and Joints, Munich, Germany, May 25 - 26, 1990
  7. Thomas, B.J.: Personal Experience with the P.F.C. Modular Knee. Mainz-Wiesbadener Kniesymposium, Wiesbaden, Germany, November 16 - 17, 1990
  8. Thomas, B.J.: Infection of TKR. 1.Mainz-Wiesbadener Kniesymposium, Wiesbaden, Germany, November 16 - 17, 1990
  9. Thomas, B.J.: Results With the PFC Knee System. 28th Annual Meeting of the Argentine Orthopaedics and Traumatology Association, Rosario, Argentina, October 23-26, 1991
  10. Thomas, B.J.: Management of Acetabular and Femoral Deficiencies in Total Hip Arthroplasty. AFOR Course on Osteosynthesis and Joint Replacement, Flims, Switzerland, January 29 - February 4, 1995
  11. Thomas, B.J.: Management of Acetabular and Femoral Deficiencies in THR. International AFOR Course on Osteosynthesis and Joint Replacement, Flims, Switzerland, January 28 - February 3, 1996
  12. Thomas, B.J.: Polyethylene Wear. International AFOR Course on Osteosynthesis and Joint Replacement, Flims, Switzerland, January 28 - February 3, 1996
  13. Thomas, B.J.,  Moreland, J. R. and Preiss, S.: In Vivo Wear of Enhanced Polyethyelene. Fifth World Biomaterials Congress, May 29 - June 2, 1996
  14. Thomas, B.J.: Current Trends in the Treatment of Coxarthritis in Your Country and your Philosophy Behind This. International Hip Symposium, Hip Health Forum, Yokohama City, Japan, Sunday November 16, 1997
  15. Thomas, B.J.: Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty, Central Military Hospital, Mexico City, MX, July 27, 2000
  16. Thomas, B.J.: Contemporary Techniques and Issues in Orthopaedics, Wear Debris that Cause Osteolysis After Total Knee Arthroplasty, Whistler, BC, March 6 – 9, 2002
  17. Thomas, B.J.: The Evaluation and Treatment of the Painful Replaced Knee. Mobile Bearing Knee Arthroplasty – 25 Years of Worldwide Experience, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 2002
  18. Thomas, B.J.: Impact of Granule Size on Mechanical Properties of Bone Cement. ABJS Annual Meeting, Paris, France, May 2003
  19. Thomas, B.J. and Carroll, Wm:  Comparison of Modular Dual Threaded Cone and Extensively Porocoated Total Hip Arthroplasty, Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 2006
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