University of Rochester Professor, Dr. Michael Maloney, speaks at the latest Ralph & Mary Wilson Gift Lecture
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine welcomed Dr. Michael Maloney, MD, at the twelfth Ralph & Mary Wilson Gift Lecture, held on Thursday, October 29th.
UBMD Ortho physicians, residents, fellows, physical therapists and others filled the Smith Auditorium at ECMC to observe Dr. Maloney’s presentation on shoulder instability and rotator cuff surgery.
As a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Maloney’s specialties are sports medicine and general orthopaedics. He currently serves as the team physician for the Rochester Red Wings baseball team, and area college’s sports teams. In addition, Dr. Maloney is a professor of orthopaedics and division chief of sports medicine, shoulder and elbow, at the University of Rochester Medical Center, department of orthopaedics.
Dr. Maloney’s research interests work alongside his clinical practice, as director of URMC Orthopaedics’ University Sports Medicine. His ongoing research interests includes: The treatments of muscle, tendon, ligament and cartilage injuries through novel stem cell and tissue engineering techniques; Evaluation of the cellular link between meniscal injuries and progressive arthritis; And rotator cuff healing models relative to the treatment modalities.
During the Ralph & Mary Wilson Gift Lecture, Dr. Maloney discussed posterior shoulder instability and correction, along with anterosuperior rotator cuff reconstruction. While discussing shoulder instability, Dr. Maloney referenced important steps related to examination, and treatment for both operative and non-operative cases. After he presented on rotator cuff reconstruction, Dr. Maloney opened the floor for questions, in which the sports medicine physicians and students in attendance discussed post-op and recovery time of the surgery.
This Ralph & Mary Wilson Gift Lecture was the twelfth presentation given since the series began. The Ralph C. Wilson Foundation made a $1 million donation to UBMD Ortho in September of 2011 to support research and education, particularly for the training of five orthopaedic residents and two sports medicine fellows who rotate through the department each year. The generous donation was made by the Wilsons to honor the Buffalo Bills team physicians who care for the players on and off of the field.