Donald F. D'Alessandro, MD

Education

  • Princeton University -- Bachelor of Science
  • Georgetown University -- Doctor of Medicine
  • Harvard University, Deaconess Hospital Surgical Service -- Internship
  • Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, Orthopedic Surgery -- Residency
  • Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic, Sports Medicine -- Fellowship

Practice Profile:

  • Athletic Knee Surgery:  Arthroscopic, Reconstructive and ACL Surgery
  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery: Throwing Athlete Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Subspecialty Board Certified in Sports Medicine and Board Certified in Orthopaedics
  • Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center: 1991-Present
  • Charlotte's Top Doctors Award. Charlotte Magazine: 2016, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007
  • Top Doctors in America:  2013-2014, 2012-2013 US News & World Report and Castle Connolly

Team Physician Assignments:

Professional Teams

  • Hendrick Motorsports                                   Asst Team Physician 2011 to Present
  • Stewart-Haas Racing                                    Team Physician 2011 to Present
  • MLL Charlotte Hounds                                   Team Physician 2011 to Present

Colleges & Universities

  • Davidson College                                            Team Physician 2001 to Present
  • Queens University                                          Team Physician 2013 to Present
  • Gardner-Webb University                             Asst Team Physician 2013 to Present

High School Teams

  • Charlotte Country Day School                     Team Physician 1998 to Present

Previous Team Affiliations

  • NFL Carolina Panthers                                   Head Team Physician 1994 to 2001
  • UNC Charlotte                                                  Team Physician 2001 to 2003
  • Wingate University                                         Team Physician 1989 to 1995
  • Providence High School                                Team Physician 2008 to 2013
  • Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas                       Medical Staff 1989 to 2013

 

Practice

  • Athletic Knee Surgery:  Arthroscopic, Reconstructive and ACL Surgery
  • Shoulder and Elbow Surgery: Throwing Athlete Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Subspecialty Board Certified in Sports Medicine and Board Certified in Orthopaedics
  • Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center: 1991-Present
  • Charlotte's Top Doctors Award. Charlotte Magazine: 2016, 2014, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2007
  • Top Doctors in America2013-2014, 2012-2013 US News & World Report and Castle Connolly

Since joining Miller Orthopaedic Clinic in 1989 (now OrthoCarolina), Dr. D'Alessandro has been a leading sports medicine physician in the orthopedic community specializing in arthroscopic and reconstructive knee surgery, sports medicine and shoulder and elbow surgery.  He has been an innovator in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, bioresorbable suture anchors and advancing the "newest" techniques in ACL reconstruction. 

From 1994 to 2001, Dr. D'Alessandro served as the first team physician for the NFL's Carolina Panthers.  Today, he serves as the team physician for Davidson College, Queens University, the MLL Charlotte Hounds, Stewart-Haas Racing and Charlotte Country Day School, as well as assistant team physician for Hendrick Motorsports and Gardner-Webb University.

Dr. D'Alessandro has been the Chief of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at Carolinas Medical Center since 1991, and is a faculty member for the OC Sports Medicine Fellowship, where he is actively involved in training future orthopedic surgeons. Recognized as a leader in his field, he has published numerous papers and lectures nationally on topics concerning knee and shoulder surgery.  He participates on a regular basis in leading educational courses for physicians, physical therapists and athletic trainers in the region.  

He and his wife, Sally, live in Charlotte where they've raised their sons, Bill, Tommy and Dave, and are active in community service and recreational athletics.


Academic Assignments:

  • Chief and Teaching Faculty, Division of Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center
  • Faculty, OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Surgeon Product Developer, Zimmer Biomet Sports Medicine
  • Designer, Charlotte Shoulder System, Arthrotek Corporation Shoulder Arthroscopy Division, 1998 to 2009
  • Consultant and Basic Science Research Agreement with Zimmer Corporation for Total Shoulder Arthroplasty System, 1999 to 2005
  • Continuing Education Course Instructor, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Educational Course Program Co-chairman, Oscar Miller Day Symposia, Sports Medicine and Shoulder and Elbow Programs, Jointly sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System and OrthoCarolina Research Institute, 1990, 1993, 1995, 2002, 2007, 2013
  • Educational Course Chairman, Sports Medicine Symposia and Adult Spring Symposia, Co-sponsored by OrthoCarolina, Sports Performance and Enhancement, and Carolinas Medical Center
  • Program Committee, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2008 Open Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2007 to 2008
  • Sports Medicine Committee, North Carolina Medical Society, 1993 to 1997
  • North Carolina Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners, 1997 to 2004
  • Ethics Committee (Chair ‘01), American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 1999 to 2001
  • Medical Director, Carolinas Physical Therapy Network, 1995 to June 2003
  • Board of Trustees, Presbyterian-Orthopaedic Hospital, 1992 to 1995
  • Visiting Clinical Fellow, Orthopaedic Surgery, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York, July 1987 to June 1988
  • Clinical Fellow in Surgery, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, July 1983 to June 1985

Memberships:

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 1994 to Present
  • American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, 1994 to Present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1993 to Present
  • American Orthopaedic Association, 2009 to Present
  • NFL Team Physicians Society, 1995 to 2002
  • Columbia Shoulder Society, 2000 to Present
  • North Carolina Orthopaedic Association, 1991 to Present
  • North Carolina Medical Society, 1989 to Present
  • Mecklenburg County Medical Society, 1989 to Present

Awards

Community Honors:

  • Charlotte's Top Doctor, Charlotte Magazine:  2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016 
  • Top Doctors in America: 2013-2014, 2012-2013 US News & World Report and Castle Connolly 
  • Sports Medicine Person of the Year, by North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association 1997
  • Distinguished Volunteer of the Year, by Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, NC 2006
  • Walt Disney Award for a decade of medical staff participation, Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas 2000
  • Volunteer Physician, Mecklenburg County High School Football Games, 1989 – Present
  • President, Princeton Alumni Association of Charlotte, 1996 – 2006
  • Board Member, Charlotte Lacrosse Boosters, 2006 – 2008
  • Varsity Baseball and Varsity Lightweight, Football (Captain), Princeton University

Academic Honors:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (Top 16% of Medical School Class) 1983
  • Educational Video Award, Anterior capsulolabral reconstruction for anterior instability of the shoulder, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 57th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 1990
  • Educational Video Award, Anatomy of the Shoulder: Clinical and Surgical Considerations, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 62nd Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL 1995
  • Educational Video Award, Anatomy of the Knee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 75th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2008
  • Charles S. Neer Award Nomination, for "Glenoid Stress Distribution Patterns in Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Analysis of Keeled Versus Pegged Implants", 1999
  • Frank E. Stinchfield Award for Outstanding Resident Research, The New York Orthopaedic Hospital, 1987

Research

Publications
  • Hartigan DE, Carroll KW, Kosarek FJ, Piasecki DP, Fleischli JF, D’Alessandro DF:  Visibility of anterolateral ligament tears in anterior cruciate ligament-deficient knees with standard 1.5-Tesla magnetic resonance imaging.  Arthroscopy. 2016 Apr 4 [epub ahead of print].
  • Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Hoenig M, Peindl RD, D’Alessandro DF, Connor PM, Fleischli JE:  Biomechanical comparison of hamstring tendon fixation devices for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction:  Part 2.  Four tibial devices.  Am J Orthop. 2015 Feb;44(2):82-5.
  • Scannell BP, Loeffler BJ, Hoenig M, Peindl RD, D’Alessandro DF, Connor PM, Fleischli JE:  Biomechanical comparison of hamstring tendon fixation devices for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction:  Part 1.  Five femoral devices.  Am J Orthop. 2015 Jan;44(1):32-6.
  • Sperling JW, D'Alessandro DF, Edwards TB, Frankle M, Marra G:  Reverse shoulder arthroplasty:  Indications, technique and prevention of complications.  Round Table Discussion.  Orthopedics Today. pp. 42-43, September, 2012.
  • Hamid N, Connor PM, Fleischli JE, D'Alessandro DF: Acromial fracture after reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Am J Orthop. 40(7):E125-E129, 2011.
  • Brown SL, Connor PM, Loeffler BJ, D’Alessandro DF, Fleischli JE,: Increased incidence of false positive MRI's for RCT in patients with adhesive capsulitis. Orthopedics. 34(5): e81-87, 2011.
  • Starman JS, Morgan RJ, Fleischli JE, D'Alessandro DF, Harwin SF: Ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction using the ToggleLoc with ZipLoop for ulnar side fixation. Orthopedics. 33(5):312-6, 2010.
  • Morgan RJ, Starman JS, Habit NA, Peindl RD, Bankston LS, D’Alessandro DF, Connor PM, Fleischli JE: A biomechanical evaluation of ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction using a novel technique for ulnar-sided fixation. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 38(7):1448-1455, 2010.
  • Hoenig M, Loeffler BJ, Brown SL, Peindl RD, Fleischli JE, Connor PM, D’Alessandro DF: Reverse glenoid component fixation: Is a posterior screw necessary? Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 19(4): 544-549, 2010.
  • Connor PM, Kuremsky MA, D’Alessandro DF: Complications of shoulder arthroscopy, in Blaine TA (ed) Shoulder Arthroscopy (Monograph). American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, pp. 93 – 105, 2006.
  • D’Alessandro DF, Connor PM, Kuremsky MA: Traumatic muscle ruptures, in Iannotti JP and Williams GR (eds): Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Volume 1, pp. 261-278, 2006.
  • D’Alessandro DF, Dreese JC: Posterior capsulorrhaphy through an infraspinatus split for posterior instability. Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, 6(4):199-207, 2005.
  • Levine WN, Clark AM, D’Alessandro DF, Yamaguchi K: Chondrolysis following arthroscopic thermal capsulorrhaphy to treat shoulder instability: A report of two cases. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am, 87:616-621, 2005.
  • D'Alessandro DF, Bradley JP, Fleischli JE, Connor PM: Prospective evaluation of thermal capsulorrhaphy for shoulder instability: Indications and results. Two to five year follow-up. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 32(1):21-33, 2004.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Shoulder instability: Thermal treatments, in Barber FA and Fischer SA (eds): Surgical Techniques for the Shoulder and Elbow, Thieme, New York, pp. 124-126, 2003.
  • Connor PM, Banks DM, Tyson AB, Coumas JS, D’Alessandro DF: Magnetic resonance imaging of the asymptomatic shoulder of overhead athletes: A five year follow-up study. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 31(5):724-727, 2003.
  • D'Alessandro DF, Fleischli JE, Connor PM: Superior labral lesions: Diagnosis and management. Journal of Athletic Training, 35(3):286-292, 2000.
  • Gorse KM, Myers JB, Radelet M, Scovazzo ML, D'Alessandro DF: An acute, traumatic supraspinatus lesion in an intercollegiate football player: A case report. Journal of Athletic Training, 35(2):198-203, 2000.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Traumatic muscle ruptures, in Iannotti JP and Williams GR (eds): Disorders of the shoulder: Diagnosis and management, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, pp. 191-203, 1999.
  • D'Alessandro DF, Bradley JP, Fleischli JE, Connor PM: Prospective evaluation of the electrothermal arthroscopic capsulorrhaphy (ETAC) technique for shoulder instability: Indications, technique and preliminary results. Journal of Shoulder Elbow Surgery, 8:663, 1999.
  • Connor PM, D'Alessandro DF, Ekman EF, Elattrache NS: Shoulder and elbow injuries in the overhead athlete, in Beaty JH (ed): Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 6, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, pp. 261-270, 1999.
  • Connor PM, Levine WN, D'Alessandro DF: Care of the athlete's shoulder: Recent controversies. Current Opinion in Orthopaedics, 9(4), 1998.
  • Connor PM, Levine WN, D'Alessandro DF: Athletes' shoulder injuries are examined; Excerpts from "Care of the athlete's shoulder: Recent controversies". Pro Football Athletic Trainer, 16:2, 1998.
  • Connor PM, D'Alessandro DF: Inflammatory arthritis of the shoulder including rheumatoid and non-rheumatoid variant, in Norris TR (ed): Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Shoulder and Elbow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, pp. 215-225, 1997.
  • Connor PM, Boatright JR, D'Alessandro DF: Posterior fracture-dislocation of the shoulder: Treatment with acute osteochondral grafting. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 6:480-485, 1997.
  • Boatright JR, D'Alessandro DF: Nerve entrapments about the elbow, in Jobe FW (ed): Operative Techniques in Upper Extremity Sports Injuries, Mosby, pp. 518-537, 1996.
  • D'Alessandro DF, Shields CL: Biceps rupture and triceps avulsion about the elbow, in Jobe FW (ed): Operative Techniques in Upper Extremity Sports Injuries, Mosby, pp. 506-517, 1996.
  • D'Alessandro DF, Valadie AL: Superior glenoid lesions: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association, 4:214-227, 1995.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Distal biceps tendon ruptures: Surgical management, in Torg JS, Shephard RJ (ed): Current Therapy in Sports Medicine, Mosby, pp. 129-134, 1995.
  • Connor PM, D'Alessandro DF: Role of hemiarthroplasty for proximal humeral fractures. Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association, 4:9-23, 1995.
  • McIlveen SJ, Duralde XA, D’Alessandro DF, Bigliani LU: Isolated nerve injuries about the shoulder. Clinical Orthopaedics (306), 54-63, September, 1994.
  • D'Alessandro DF, Shields CL, Tibone JE, Chandler RW: Repair of distal biceps tendon ruptures in athletes. American Journal of Sports Medicine, 21:114-119, 1993.
  • D'Alessandro DF, Jobe FW, Perry J et al: Dynamic stabilizers of the glenohumeral joint: An anatomic and electromyographic analysis. Orthop Trans, 14:260, 1990.
  • Bigliani LU, McIlveen SJ, D'Alessandro DF, Duralde XA: Anterior acromioplasty for subacromial impingement in patients under 40 years of age. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 246:111-116, September l989.
  • McIlveen SJ, Bigliani LU, Duralde XA, D'Alessandro DF: Isolated nerve injuries about the shoulder. Orthop Trans Vol. II, 2:247-248, 1987.

Publications and Research in Progress

  • Determann J, Fleischli JE, D’Alessandro DF, Piasecki DP:  Patellofemoral osteochondral allograft sizing. Can we improve the matching process?  Manuscript in preparation.
  • Hamid N, D'Alessandro DF, Schiffern SC, Connor PM:  Reverse shoulder arthroplasty with and without concomitant latissimus and teres major transfer for shoulder pseudoparalysis with teres minor dysfunction: A prospective, randomized investigation.  Ongoing investigation; actively enrolling patients.
  • Hamid N, Vestermark G, D’Alessandro DF, Fleischli JE, Piasecki DP, Connor PM:  The incidence of rotator cuff pathology in the setting of a proximal biceps tendon rupture.  Ongoing study.
  • Hartigan DE, Beran M, Zheng NN, Fleischli JE, Piasecki DP, D’Alessandro DF:  Biomechanical assessment of arthroscopic biceps tenodesis techniques.  Manuscript in preparation.
  • Hartigan DE, D'Alessandro DF, Fleischli JE, Piasecki DP: Imaging of the anterolateral ligament of the knee. Submitted to Arthroscopy.
  • Hartigan DE, Vestermark G, Zheng NN, Fleischli JE, Piasecki DP, D’Alessandro DF: A biomechanical study evaluating repair strength of three arthroscopic repair techniques for proximal biceps tenodesis. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Ode GE, Larson TB, Connor PM, Fleischli JE, D'Alessandro DF:  Intramedullary pin fixation for clavicle fractures:  An analysis of indications and patient characteristics for optimizing outcomes.  Manuscript preparation in progress.  Submitted to AJSM.

National Presentations

  • D'Alessandro DF:  Faculty, Zimmer Biomet AAOS Evening of Education.   Biceps tenodesis:  Current concepts. Orlando, FL, March 3, 2016.
  • D'Alessandro DF:  Faculty, American Society of Shoulder and Elbow Therapists 2015 Annual Meeting.  Proximal biceps lesions:  New theories and advances in treatment.  Asheville, NC, October 9, 2015.
  • D'Alessandro DF:  Faculty, 2015 US Lacrosse Sports Medicine Symposium.  Shoulder injuries in lacrosse.  Baltimore, MD, January 23, 2015.
  • D'Alessandro DF:  Faculty and Moderator, Shoulder Instability.  American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2013 Closed Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, October 15, 2013.
  • D'Alessandro DF:  Faculty, Spring Biomet Sports Medicine Symposium.  Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair:  New concepts and technical pearls.  New Orleans, LA, March 2, 2013. 
  • D'Alessandro DF:  Faculty, First Annual Professional Lacrosse Symposium.  Shoulder Instability:  Current Concepts 2013.  Denver, CO, January 26, 2013.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Medical Faculty, 2012 NASCAR Safety Summit. Shoulder injuries: Athletes to arthritis. Concord, NC, January 8, 2012.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Faculty, Upper Extremities Instructional Course. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: Technical Pearls. Sponsored by Biomet Sports Medicine, New Orleans, LA, January 27-28, 2012.
  • Hamid N, Morgan B, Bankston L, D’Alessandro DF, Nguyen D, Connor PM: Effects of implant design upon the incidence and severity of scapular notching after reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Closed ASES Meeting, New York, NY, October 24-27, 2009.
  • Hoenig MP, Brown SL, Connor PM, Fleischli JE, Loeffler BJ, Peindl RD, D’Alessandro DF: Reverse glenoid component fixation: Is a posterior screw necessary? American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 76th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 27, 2009.
  • Brown SL, Loeffler BJ, D’Alessandro DF, Fleischli JE, Connor PM: Increased incidence of false positive rotator cuff pathology in MRIs of patients with adhesive capsulitis. Presented at American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Specialty Day at AAOS 75th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 8, 2008.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Faculty, Arthroscopic Shoulder: Advanced techniques. Sponsored by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons at Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, IL, July 27-28, 2007.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Moderator, Scientific Session: Rotator cuff. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day at AAOS 74th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, February 17, 2007.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Presented and course co-chairman at Advances in Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery. Sponsored by Arthrotek at AAOS Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, IL, October 11, 2006.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Posterior shoulder instability. Acromioclavicular injuries: Operative management. Presented and course co-chairman at Modern Solutions in Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty: Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine. Sponsored by Arthrotek and Medical Education Resources at Nassau, Bahamas, February 11, 2006.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Moderator of Session: Case studies in rotator cuff and shoulder instability. Modern Solutions in Shoulder and Elbow Arthroscopy and Arthroplasty: Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine. Sponsored by Arthrotek and Medical Education Resources at Nassau, Bahamas, February 11, 2006.
  • D’Alessandro DF, Kuremsky MA, Dreese JC: Posterior capsulorrhaphy through an infraspinatus split for posterior instability. Presented at American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 22nd Annual Closed Meeting, West Palm Beach, FL, November 12, 2005.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Resorbable suture anchors: Fact or fiction. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: Technical pearls. Presented and course co-chairman at Advances in Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery. Sponsored by Arthrotek at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, IL, October 19, 2005.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Resorbable suture anchors: Fact or fiction. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: Technical pearls. Presented and course co-chairman at Advances in Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery. Sponsored by Arthrotek at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, IL, January 12, 2005.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Moderator of Session VIII: Complications – Thermal. 20th Annual Open Meeting, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, San Francisco, CA, March 13, 2004.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Bioresorbable suture anchors. Mini-open rotator cuff repair. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Presented and course chairman/director at Advances in Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery Course. Sponsored by Arthrotek at the Surgical Learning Institute, Celebration Station, Florida, February 12, 2004.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Bioresorbable suture anchors. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Presented at Advances in Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopic Surgery Course sponsored by Medical Education Resources, Orthopaedic Learning Center, Rosemont, IL, October 22, 2003.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Arthritis in young patients: Treatment alternatives. Arthroscopic stabilization: Fundamentals and results. Presented at Columbia Shoulder Society Meeting, Charleston, SC, June 21, 2003.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Cement versus uncemented in total shoulder arthroplasty. Presented at Pittsburgh Arthroplasty Symposium: The Leading Edge in Technology. Sponsored by HealthStream Education Design, Pittsburgh, PA, May 30, 2003.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Cement versus uncemented in total shoulder arthroplasty. Presented at Upper Extremity: Problem Fractures and Reconstructive Challenges: A Bioskills Course. 17th Annual Vail Orthopaedic Symposium sponsored by HealthStream Education Design, Vail, CO, January 15, 2003.
  • D'Alessandro DF, Connor PM, Bradley JP, Fleischli JE: Prospective evaluation of thermal capsulorrhaphy for shoulder instability: Indications and results. Presented at American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2002 Closed Meeting, Pebble Beach, CA, October 31, 2002.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Thermal shrinkage for recurrent instability. Anterior capsulolabral repair. Presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Advanced Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder Surgery Course, Rosemont, IL, July 20, 2002.
  • Connor PM, D'Alessandro DF, Bradley JP, Fleischli JE: Prospective evaluation of thermal capsulorrhaphy for shoulder instability: Indications and results. Presented at 3rd Biennial Shoulder and Elbow Meeting, Orlando, FL, April 7, 2002.
  • D'Alessandro DF, Bradley JP, Connor PM, Fleischli JE: Prospective evaluation of thermal capsulorrhaphy for shoulder instability: Indications and results. Presented at American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day, Dallas, TX, February 16, 2002.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Arthroscopic evaluation and treatment of shoulder instability. Presented at Instructional Course Lecture Series, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 69th Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, February 13, 2002.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Resorbable suture anchors. Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Presented at Arthrotek Orthopaedic Learning Center Course, Rosemont, IL, December 12, 2001.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Resorbable suture anchors. Transition to arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Presented at Arthrotek Orthopaedic Learning Center Course, Rosemont, IL, October 10, 2001.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Biology and biomechanics of resorbable materials; Glenoid resurfacing; Shoulder instability: Current concepts 2001. Presented at Concepts and Controversies in Arthroplasty and Sports Medicine. Sponsored by Medical Education Resources, Pinehurst, NC, September 27, 2001.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Resorbable suture anchors. Arthroscopic stabilization. Presented at Arthrotek Orthopaedic Learning Center Course, Rosemont, IL, August 15, 2001.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Shoulder instability: Current concepts 2001. Presented at Arthrotek National Sales Meeting, Chicago, IL, June 22, 2001.
  • Peindl RD, Harrow ME, Banks DM, Connor PM, D'Alessandro DF: Photoelastic stress freezing analysis of total shoulder replacement systems. Presented at Society for Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference and Exposition, Portland, Oregon, June 6, 2001.
  • D'Alessandro DF: SLAP lesions: Pathologic variations and treatment; Shoulder instability: Current concepts 2000. Presented at Concepts and Controversies in Arthroplasty and Sports Medicine. Sponsored by Medical Education Resources, Pinehurst, NC, October 26, 2000.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Glenoid resurfacing: Indications, prosthetic design and fixation. Presented at Hip, Knee and Shoulder Symposium. Sponsored by Education Design, Pinehurst, NC, October 6, 2000.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Arthroscopic thermal capsulorrhaphy. Presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and Canadian Orthopaedic Associations' Summer Institute 2000, Toronto, Canada, September 9, 2000.
  • Connor PM, Peindl RD, Banks DM, Harrow ME, D'Alessandro DF: Glenoid stress distribution patterns in total shoulder arthroplasty: Analysis of keeled versus pegged implants. Presented at American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2nd Biennial Shoulder and Elbow Meeting, Miami Beach, Florida, May 5, 2000.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Thermal stabilization: Biologic considerations and indications; Muscle ruptures about the shoulder; Arthroscopic thermal capsulorrhaphy; Biomechanics of throwing; Partial rotator cuff tears and tendinosis: Treatment decisions. Presented at The Shoulder Symposium 2000: Current Trends in Evaluation and Treatment of Athletic Shoulder and Elbow Injuries. Sponsored by Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation, Columbus, Georgia, April 28, 2000.
  • Connor PM, Peindl RD, Banks DM, Harrow ME, D'Alessandro DF: Glenoid stress distribution patterns in total shoulder arthroplasty: analysis of keeled versus pegged implants. Presented at American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 16th Annual Specialty Day, Orlando, Florida, March 18, 2000.
  • Peindl RE, Connor PM, Banks DM, Harrow ME, D'Alessandro DF: Glenoid stress distributions in total shoulder arthroplasty: analysis of keeled versus pegged implants. Presented at Orthopaedic Research Society's 46th Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, March 13, 2000.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Elbow instability: Diagnosis and treatment; Athletic elbow injuries; Complex shoulder and elbow injuries--panel discussion. Presented at Sports Medicine 1999: An NFL Perspective sponsored by American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine and National Football League Physicians Society, Bal Harbour, Florida, May 7, 1999.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Thermal capsulorrhaphy: Does it work for MDI? Presented at American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 12th Annual Specialty Day, Anaheim, California, February 7, 1999.
  • Duralde XA, Connor PM, D'Alessandro DF: Anterosuperior instability of the shoulder. Presented at American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 12th Annual Specialty Day, Anaheim, California, February 7, 1999.
  • D'Alessandro DF, Bradley JP, Fleischli JE, Connor PM: Prospective evaluation of electrothermal arthroscopic capsulorrhaphy (ETAC) for shoulder instability: Indications, technique and preliminary results. Presented at Fifteenth Annual American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Closed Meeting, New York, NY, November 6, 1998.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Ankle sprains. Presented at Athletic Injuries of the Foot and Ankle. Sponsored by The American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and The Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society, Charlotte, NC, May 9, 1998.
  • Connor PM, Frick SL, D'Alessandro DF: The value of glenohumeral arthroscopy in the surgical evaluation and treatment of subacromial impingement syndrome. Presented at The Arthroscopy Association of North America Specialty Day, New Orleans, LA, March 22, 1998.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Biceps tendon lesions: Surgical management; SLAP lesions: Diagnosis and treatment. Presented at The Athlete's Shoulder. Sponsored by The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Orlando, Florida, January 30, 1998.
  • Connor PM, Frick SL, D'Alessandro DF: The value of glenohumeral arthroscopy in the surgical evaluation and treatment of subacromial impingement syndrome. Presented at South Carolina/North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, September 27, 1997.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Posterior shoulder instability; Arthroscopic evaluation of isolated labral injuries: Internal impingement and SLAP lesions; Treatment of shoulder instability in the throwing athlete; Techniques in shoulder surgery: Open posterior capsular shift. Presented at The Shoulder Symposium: Shoulder Instability - Current Concepts 1997. Sponsored by Hughston Sports Medicine Foundation, Columbus, Georgia, May 16, 1997.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Elbow injuries in the NFL. Presented at Sports Medicine 1997: An NFL Perspective. Sponsored by the NFL Physicians Society and American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, San Francisco, California, May 9, 1997.
  • Frick SL, Connor PM, D'Alessandro DF: The value of glenohumeral arthroscopy in the surgical evaluation and treatment of impingement syndrome. Presented at the Arthroscopy Association of North America 16th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, April 26, 1997.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Clavicle fractures and nonunions; Practical nonoperative management, nonunions and malunions, stiffness after fractures. Presented at The Shoulder: A Comprehensive Guide for Mainstream and Controversial Issues, sponsored by Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Bal Harbour, Florida, April 3, 1997.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Arthroscopy in the subluxating shoulder: Internal impingement and SLAP lesions; Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair; Rehabilitation and conservative management of glenohumeral instability; Presented at The Shoulder: A Comprehensive View Course, sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Dana Point, California, March 28, 1996.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Anterior capsulolabral reconstruction for anterior shoulder instability. New York Orthopaedic Hospital Alumni Association 65th Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, April 16, 1993.
  • D'Alessandro DF, Tibone JE, Shields CL, Chandler RW: Repair of distal biceps tendon ruptures in athletes. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day, New Orleans, LA,
  • February 11, l990.
  • D'Alessandro DF, Jobe FW, Perry J, Glousman RE: Dynamic stabilizers of the glenohumeral joint. An anatomic and electromyographic analysis. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Sixth Open Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 11, l990.
  • Bigliani LU, D'Alessandro DF: Acromioplasty - Open vs. closed? Controversies in Arthroscopic Surgery, a course at The Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute, New York, NY, May 29, 1987.
  • McIlveen SJ, Bigliani LU, Duralde XA, D'Alessandro DF: Isolated nerve injuries about the shoulder. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 3rd Open Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 22, 1987.
  • Bigliani LU, McIlveen SJ, D'Alessandro DF, Duralde XA: Anterior acromioplasty for subacromial impingement in patients under 40 years of age. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 54th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, January 22, 1987.
Regional Presentations
  • D’Alessandro DF:  Patellofemoral disorders.  Patellofemoral cases.  Presenter at 29th Annual OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Symposium.  Sponsored by OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Center, Physical Therapy and Sports Performance, Charlotte, NC, January 24, 2015.
  • Ode GE, Larson TB, Connor PM, Fleischli JE, D'Alessandro DF:  Intramedullary pin fixation for clavicle fractures:  An analysis of indications and patient characteristics for optimizing outcomes.  Presented at 34th Annual Oscar Miller Day Symposium, "The Management and Evaluation of the Young Athlete", Charlotte, NC, November 14, 2014.
  • D'Alessandro DF:  Posterior shoulder instability:  It's more common than you think.  Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair:  New concepts & technical pearls.  Presented at 33rd Annual Oscar Miller Day Symposium, "Shoulder & Elbow: Athletes to Arthritis", Charlotte, NC, October 25, 2013.
  • Larson TB, D’Alessandro DF, Fleischli JE, Bankston L, Thompson, K, Gullickson MA: Rockwood pin fixation in the management of midshaft clavicle fractures: A retrospective review. Presented at Clinical Orthopaedic Society 99th Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, October 1, 2011.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Patellofemoral problems. Co-chairman and presenter at 25th Annual OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Symposium. Sponsored by OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Center, Physical Therapy and Sports Performance, Charlotte, NC, January 22, 2011.
  • Hamid N, Connor PM, Nguyen D, Fleischli JF, D’Alessandro DF: Fracture of the acromion after reverse shoulder arthroplasty. Presented at North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Asheville, NC, October 9, 2010.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Patellofemoral disease: Pathophysiology and treatment. Co-chairman and presenter at 12th Annual Spring Symposium: Current trends in the management of the adult hip and knee. Co-sponsored by OrthoCarolina, The Epicenter and Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, April 12, 2008.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Posterior shoulder instability. Co-chairman and presenter at 27th Annual Oscar Miller Day: Symposium on Current Concepts in Sports Medicine. Blake Hotel, Charlotte, NC, October 5, 2007.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. Presented at 2007 AOA North American Traveling Fellowship Day. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, October 1, 2007.
  • Brown SL, Loeffler B, D’Alessandro DF, Fleischli JE, Connor PM: Increased incidence of false positive rotator cuff pathology in MRIs of patients with adhesive capsulitis. Presented at Carolinas Medical Center Research Day, Charlotte, NC, June 8, 2007.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Total shoulder arthroplasty. Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: Indications and results. Shoulder arthroplasty: Surgical technique. Co-chairman and presenter at 11th Annual Spring Symposium: Adult Shoulder and Elbow. Co-sponsored by OrthoCarolina, The Epicenter, and Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, April 14, 2007.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Patellofemoral problems. Hamstring ACL reconstruction: Surgical technique. Co-chairman and presenter at 21st Annual OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Symposium. Sponsored by OrthoCarolina Sports Medicine Center, The Epicenter and Sports Performance and Enhancement Center, and Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, January 27, 2007.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Cervical spine injuries. Presented at Emergency Management of Head and Neck Injuries in Athletics. Sponsored by Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, July 24, 2006.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Posterior instability: Current Concepts 2006. Presented at Athletic Injuries of the Shoulder and Elbow. Co-sponsored by OrthoCarolina, The Epicenter, and Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, January 28, 2006.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Operative management of type III AC injury. Moderator of Sports/Shoulder Scientific Session. Presenter and moderator at Southern Orthopaedic Association 22nd Annual Meeting. The Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, Asheville, NC, August 3-6, 2005.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Impingement syndrome and rotator cuff tears. Shoulder instability. Shoulder injuries in the thrower. Presented at Third Annual Sports Medicine Symposium. Sponsored by Strand Orthopaedic Consultants and Coastal Orthopaedic Associates, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC, April 30, 2005.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Total shoulder arthroplasty. Presented at Zimmer Carolinas Annual Kickoff Meeting. The Park Hotel, Charlotte, NC, January 15, 2005.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Patellofemoral disease: Pathophysiology and treatment. Presented at Current Trends in the Management of the Adult Knee. Sponsored by Miller Orthopaedic Clinic Physical Therapy, Charlotte, NC, May 1, 2004.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Brachial Plexus Injuries. Presented at The Athlete’s Spine: Management of Neck and Back Pain. Sponsored by Miller Orthopaedic Clinic Sports Medicine Center, The Epicenter and Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, January 24, 2004.
  • Connor PM, Stull DE, Peindl RD, Coley ER, D’Alessandro DF: Glenoid stress distribution patterns in shoulder arthroplasty: Three-dimensional photo-elastic stress freezing analysis of a corticocancellous glenoid model. Presented at Visiting Professor Day, Orthopaedic Surgery Department at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, June 18, 2003.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Anatomy of the shoulder. Shoulder arthroplasty. Presented at Current Trends in the Management of the Adult Shoulder. Sponsored by Carolinas Physical Therapy Network and Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, April 5, 2003.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Arthroscopic stabilization: Technical pearls. 22nd Annual Oscar Miller Day: Symposium on Sports Medicine: New Concepts in Shoulder and Knee Surgery. Adams Mark Hotel, Charlotte, NC, October 25, 2002.
  • Stull DE, Peindl RD, Coley ER, D’Alessandro DF, Connor PM: Glenoid stress distribution patterns in shoulder arthroplasty: Three-dimensional photo-elastic stress freezing analysis of a corticocancellous glenoid model. The North Carolina Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, October 6, 2002.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Cervical spine injuries. Presented at Emergency Management of Head and Neck Injuries in Athletics. Sponsored by The Sports Medicine Center at Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Carolinas Sports Performance Center and Carolinas Physical Therapy Network, Charlotte, NC, July 28, 2002.
  • D'Alessandro DF: SLAP lesions and internal impingement. Presented at Athletic Injuries of the Shoulder and Elbow. Sponsored by Carolinas Physical Therapy Associates and the Sports Medicine Center at Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, January 26, 2002.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Patellofemoral disease: Pathophysiology and treatment. Presented at Adult Knee Problems: Update 2001. Sponsored by Carolinas Physical Therapy Associates and Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, April 28, 2001.
  • D'Alessandro DF: ACL reconstruction: Patellar tendon, hamstring or allograft. Presented at Adult Knee Problems: Update 2001. Sponsored by Carolinas Physical Therapy Associates and Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, April 28, 2001.
  • D'Alessandro DF: SLAP lesions: Pathologic variations and treatment; Shoulder instability: Current concepts 2001. Presented at North Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium. Sponsored by NCATA, Charlotte, NC, March 16, 2001.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Proximal humerus fractures; Arthroscopic evaluation of isolated labral injuries: Internal impingement and SLAP lesions. Presented at Adult Shoulder Problems: Update 2000. Sponsored by Carolinas Physical Therapy Associates and Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, April 1, 2000.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Traumatic ankle injuries. Presented at Athletic Injuries of the Foot and Ankle. Sponsored by Carolinas Physical Therapy Associates and the Sports Medicine Center at Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, January 22, 2000.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Thermal chondroplasty. 19th Annual Oscar Miller Day: Chondral lesions: New concepts in treatment, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC, October 29, 1999.
  • D’Alessandro DF: Patellofemoral problems in athletes. Presented at Carolinas Medical Center Telemedicine Conference, Charlotte, NC, May 17, 1999.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Adolescent knee injuries; Adolescent shoulder injuries. Spring Symposium, 1999. Sponsored by Carolinas Healthcare System, Charlotte, NC, May 12, 1999.
  • D'Alessandro DF: ACL reconstruction: Controversies in treatment. Presented at Athletic Injuries of the Knee. Sponsored by Carolinas Physical Therapy Associates and the Sports Medicine Center at Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, January 23, 1999.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Chondral lesions: New treatment options. Presented at Athletic Injuries of the Knee. Sponsored by Carolinas Physical Therapy Associates and the Sports Medicine Center at Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, January 23, 1999.
  • D'Alessandro DF: ACL reconstruction and OATS procedure: Cadaver demonstration. Presented at Athletic Injuries of the Knee. Sponsored by Carolinas Physical Therapy Associates and the Sports Medicine Center at Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, January 23, 1999.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Patellofemoral disease: Pathophysiology and treatment. Presented at Adult Knee Problems: Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation. Sponsored by Carolinas Physical Therapy Associates and Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, April 18, 1998.
  • D'Alessandro DF: SLAP lesions and internal impingement; Shoulder anatomy. Presented at Athletic Injuries of the Shoulder. Sponsored by Carolinas Physical Therapy Associates and the Sports Medicine Center at Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, January 24, 1998.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Proximal humerus fractures; Rotator cuff pathology and SLAP lesions. Presented at Adult Shoulder Problems: Evaluation, Treatment & Rehabilitation. Sponsored by Carolinas Physical Therapy Associates and The Shoulder and Elbow Center at Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, April 26, 1997.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Elbow arthroscopy. A Sports Medicine Symposium: Athletic Injuries of the Elbow, Wrist & Hand. Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, January 25, 1997.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Radiographic Assessment of the Shoulder. Metrolina Imagers for Continuing Education. Charlotte, NC, October 1, 1996.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Cervical spine injuries in the athlete. A Sports Medicine Symposium: Emergency Management of Head and Neck Injuries in Football, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, July 1996.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Anatomy of the shoulder; Evaluation of the shoulder. District III Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers' Association Annual Meeting. The Adams Mark Hotel, Charlotte, NC, May 17, 1996.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Traumatic ankle injuries. A Sports Medicine Symposium: Athletic Injuries of the Foot and Ankle. Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, January 27, 1996.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Distal biceps and triceps rupture; Superior glenoid lesions. Fifteenth Annual Oscar Miller Day: Athletes' Shoulder Symposium, The Adams Mark Hotel, Charlotte, NC, October 6, 1995.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Common Shoulder Injuries in Athletes. 1995 Coaches Clinic, Compleat Rehab & Sports Therapy Center. Gastonia, NC, June 7, 1995.
  • Campbell, ML, D’Alessandro DF: Anterior medialization of the tibial tubercle: A preliminary study of results. Presented at Carolinas Medical Center Spring Symposium, Charlotte, NC, May 19, 1995.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Shoulder pain in the throwing athlete. North Carolina Athletic Trainers' Association: Spring Symposium. Adams Mark Hotel, Charlotte, NC, March 18, 1995.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Patellofemoral disorders. A Sports Medicine Symposium: Athletic Injuries of the Knee. Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, January 28, 1995.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Posterior cruciate ligament injuries. A Sports Medicine Symposium: Athletic Injuries of the Knee. Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, January 28, 1995.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Anatomy and mechanics of the throwing motion. Shoulder and elbow injuries. Sports Medicine for Youth League Baseball Coaches: Symposium in Cooperation with AOSSM, Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, March, 1994.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Shoulder anatomy. Shoulder pain in the throwing athlete. A Sports Medicine Symposium: Athletic Injuries of the Shoulder. Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, January 29, 1994.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Running injuries. Charlotte Observer Marathon Expo, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC, January, 1994.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Decision making in proximal humeral fractures. Thirteenth Annual Oscar Miller Day: Symposium on Trauma of the Upper Extremity, Omni Charlotte Hotel, Charlotte, NC, November 5, 1993
  • D'Alessandro DF: Cervical spine injuries in the athlete. A Sports Medicine Symposium: Emergency Management of Head and Neck Injuries in Football, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, August 1993.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Shoulders problems in athletes. North Carolina Medical Society 23rd Annual Sports Medicine Symposium, Atlantic Beach, NC, July 2, 1993.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Anatomy and mechanics of the throwing motion. Shoulder and elbow injuries. Sports Medicine for Youth League Baseball Coaches: Symposium in Cooperation with AOSSM, Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, February, 1993.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Traumatic injuries of the elbow. A Sports Medicine Symposium: Athletic Injuries of the Elbow, Wrist and Hand, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, January 30, 1993.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Running injuries. Charlotte Observer Marathon Expo, Charlotte Convention Center, Charlotte, NC, January, 1993.
  • D'Alessandro DF, Connor PM, Barron JL, Perry GB: Anterior capsulolabral reconstruction for anterior instability of the shoulder. South Carolina/North Carolina Orthopaedic Association 1992 Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC, October 3, 1992.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Shoulder problems in athletes: The role of arthroscopy. North Carolina Medical Society 22nd Annual Sports Medicine Symposium, Atlantic Beach, NC, July 5, 1992.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Anatomy and mechanics of the throwing motion. Shoulder and elbow injuries. Sports Medicine for Youth League Baseball Coaches: Symposium in Cooperation with AOSSM, Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, February, 1992.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Injuries of the ankle. A Sports Medicine Symposium: Athletic Injuries of the Foot, Ankle, and Lower Leg, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, January 25, 1992.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Radiographic assessment of the shoulder. North Carolina Society of Radiologic Technologists, Inc. 1991 Fall Seminar, Charlotte, NC, September 27, 1991.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Anatomy and mechanics of the throwing motion. Shoulder and elbow injuries. Sports Medicine for Youth League Baseball Coaches: Symposium in Cooperation with AOSSM, Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, March, 1991.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Knee bracing. A Sports Medicine Symposium: The Athletes' Knee, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, January 26, 1991.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Shoulder problems in athletes. Southern Orthopaedic Association Regional Orthopaedic Update Course, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, December 8, 1990.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Multidirectional instability: Inferior capsular shift. Tenth Annual Oscar Miller Day: Sports Medicine and the Athlete's Shoulder Symposium, Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, September 21, l990.
  • D'Alessandro DF, Tibone JE, Shields CL, Chandler RW: Repair of distal biceps tendon ruptures in athletes. Southern Orthopaedic Association 7th Annual Meeting, Maui, HI, June 8, l990.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Common shoulder problems. National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses, Orthopaedic Hospital of Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, March 26, l990.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Anatomy and mechanics of the throwing motion. Shoulder and elbow injuries. Sports Medicine for Youth League Baseball Coaches: Symposium in Cooperation with AOSSM, Miller Orthopaedic Clinic, Charlotte, NC, March, l990.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Shoulder arthroscopy; Instability in the throwing athlete; Shoulder anatomy. A Sports Medicine Symposium: The Shoulder in the Throwing Athlete, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, January 13, l990.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Radiographic assessment of the shoulder. Metrolina Imaging Continuing Education, The Orthopaedic Hospital of Charlotte, January 11, l990.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Fractures of the proximal humerus and clavicle. Trauma Lecture Series, Carolinas Medical Center, January 9, l990.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Athletic shoulder and elbow injuries; Common shoulder problems. Orthopaedics for the Non-Orthopaedist, Charlotte, NC, November 17, l989.

Scientific Poster Presentations / Exhibits / Multimedia

  • Jennings JK, Leas D, Peindl RD, Habet NA, Fleischli JE, D'Alessandro DF, Piasecki DP:  Transtibial versus anteromedial portal ACL reconstruction:  Is a hybrid approach the best?  Scientific poster #62. Accepted for Presentation at 2016 AOSSM Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, CO, July 7, 2016.
  • Hartigan DE, Carroll K, Kosarek F, Piasecki DP, Fleischli JE, D'Alessandro DF:  Visibility of anterolateral ligament tears in ACL deficient knees with standard 1.5T MRI.  Scientific ePoster accepted for presentation at AANA Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, April 14, 2016.   
  • Brown SL, Connor PM, D’Alessandro DF, Fleischli JE: Anatomy of the knee. Video presented in Multimedia Education Center, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 76th Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, February 27, 2009. (2008 AAOS Multimedia Education Award Winner)
  • Brown SL, Connor PM, D’Alessandro DF, Fleischli JE: Anatomy of the knee. (Award Winner). Video presented in Multimedia Education Center, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 75th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 5-9, 2008. Included in Academy’s Orthopaedic Surgery Video Library.
  • Peindl RD, Coley E. Connor PM, D'Alessandro DF, Stull D: Glenoid stress distribution visualization in anatomic, labral-deficient and resurfaced shoulders. Poster #P300 . Presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 71st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, March 10-14, 2004.
  • Peindl RD, Stull D, Coley ER, D’Alessandro DF, Connor PM: Glenoid stress distribution patterns for anatomic and posterior-deficient shoulders managed by hemiarthroplasty and total shoulder replacement. Scientific Poster #1182 presented at 49th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, New Orleans, LA, February 2-5, 2003.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Thermal shrinkage for recurrent instability. Video presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Advanced Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder Surgery Course, Rosemont, IL, July 20, 2002.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Anterior capsulolabral repair. Video presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Advanced Arthroscopic and Open Shoulder Surgery Course, Rosemont, IL, July 20, 2002.
  • Connor PM, D'Alessandro DF, Banks DM, Harrow ME, Peindl RD: Glenoid stress distribution patterns in total shoulder arthroplasty: Analysis of keeled versus pegged implants. Poster #PE323. Presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 67th Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, March 15, 2000.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Anatomy of the shoulder: Clinical and surgical considerations. Educational Video Award presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 62nd Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, February 16, 1995.
  • D'Alessandro DF: Shoulder anatomy: A comprehensive fresh cadaveric dissection, emphasizing clinically relevant structures and augmented with detailed illustrations. Video presented at A Sports Medicine Symposium: Athletic Injuries of the Shoulder. Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte, NC, January 29, 1994.
  • Jobe FW, D'Alessandro DF, Shaffer B: Anterior capsulolabral reconstruction including the Mitek modification. Video presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 58th Annual Meeting, Anaheim CA, March 10, 1991.
  • Jobe FW, D'Alessandro DF: Anterior capsulolabral reconstruction for anterior instability of the shoulder. Educational Video Award presented at American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 57th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, February 11, l990.

 

Team

  • Medical Administrative Assistant: Shirl Collier  (704-323-3555)
  • RN:  Sam Schuller (704-323-3190)
  • Test and Surgery Scheduler: Shauna Howard  (704-323-3172)

PA Team

Affiliations

Fellowship Trained

  • Sports Medicine

Clinical Specialties

  • Shoulder & Elbow
  • Sports Medicine