Dr. Romeo led a team of surgeons Tuesday morning as they completed a successful shoulder surgery on Chicago White Sox outfielder Avisail Garcia. Garcia injured his left shoulder while attempting to make a diving catch at an April 9 game at Colorado. He had his torn labrum repaired, as well as an avulsion fracture to his left shoulder.
Dr. Romeo is a Chicago White Sox team surgeon.
Dr. Romeo will be lecturing today at the Rush University Sports Conference for the fellows and residents. His lecture topic will be “Biceps tendon injuries proximal”.
Dr. Romeo is in Berlin today and tomorrow for the IV Shoulder Course CharitÃ© Meeting. He is speaking today on “American Football â€“ the tackled shoulder”. His topics for tomorrow are “Treatment of bone loss in the athletes shoulder” and “Arthrex Posterior labral tears and treatment”.
Dr. Romeo will be completing grand rounds at the University of Colorado School of Medicine tomorrow, Wednesday, April 2.
The title of the grand rounds is “State of the Art with Shoulder Arthroplasty: Short Stems, Glenoids, and the Reverse”. Dr. Romeo will be explaining indications for standard anatomic shoulder arthroplasty and reverse shoulder arthroplasty, the anatomic approach to the shoulder, the future of reverse shoulder arthroplasty and other related topics.
This morning Dr. Romeo completed grand rounds at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery in conjunction with the Harvard Medical School. The topic was “Innovations and Outcomes in Shoulder Arthroplasty: What’s Changed, What Will We Do About it?”.
MLB.com has published an article about Dr. Romeo’s friendship with Boston Red Sox pitcher Jake Peavy. Dr. Romeo executed a one-of-a-kind surgery on Peavy to reattach Peavy’s latissimus dorsi muscle a month into the 2010 season. Since the surgery, Dr. Romeo and Peavy have maintained a friendship.
Peavy says in the article, “I owe a lot to Dr. Romeo, and we’ve developed a great friendship,” Peavy said. “He came down to my place this winter. Dr. Romeo is a tremendous, tremendous person. I think we all know how good of a doctor he is, but he’s a great person.”
Dr. Romeo was recently named one of the top 28 US shoulder surgeons by Orthopedics This Week. The list was obtained via a telephone survey of thought leaders in the field. One surgeon is quoted as saying the following about Dr. Romeo, “He is a consummate technical surgeon and a very good teacher. He is a thought leader in shoulder stability, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder arthroplasty.”
Dr. Romeo spoke with Steve Kashul during the Chicago Bulls vs. Toronto Raptors pre-game on 12/14. In his live report he provided insight into Loul Dang’s sore Achilles and Jimmy Butler’s turf toe injury.
Dr. Romeo presented at the Youth Sports Injury Prevention Summit at U.S. Cellular Park on August 8. He presented on the subject of Overuse Injuries in the Elbow and Shoulder.
You can watch the 40 minute presentation below.
Congratulations to Dr. Romeo’s former shoulder surgery patient Andrew Starykowics on being the first American to break 8-hours in the Ironman competition. Aaron is only the second athlete from the Western Hemisphere to attain this feat.
In May of last year Dr. Romeo performed shoulder surgery on Andrew, rebuilding his labrum. Within 5 months he was healthy enough to compete at the top level of triathlon.
In his blog, Andrew writes, “I am speechless and thankful for all the support from my wife, family, coaches, friends, and sponsors, both past and present. This has been a long journey and I just am really thankful right now.”
We commend him on his fantastic achievement and wish Andrew the best of luck in his future endeavors!