Dr. Steven R. Gecha

Specializing in Sports Medicine

Dr. Steven R. Gecha

Specializing in Sports Medicine

"I love what I do. Being an orthopaedic surgeon has the capacity to change our patients' lives for the better. What other job can you take where you make people feel good?"
Dr. Gecha

Meet Dr. Gecha

Dr. Gecha was graduated cum laude from Yale University in 1976. He received his medical degree from Rutgers Medical School in 1980. He completed his surgical internship and orthopaedic surgery residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He then served a one-year Sports Medicine Fellowship in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania Sports Medicine Center.

During his fellowship, Dr. Gecha was involved with the care of numerous college and professional sports teams, including the University of Pennsylvania athletic teams and the Philadelphia Flyers professional ice hockey team.

Dr. Gecha has published several articles on his research in orthopaedics and has made presentations at several national professional meetings and conventions. He is involved with numerous area high schools and colleges as an orthopaedic consultant.

Dr. Gecha is also currently involved with research and teaching in the position of Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and Sports Medicine of Philadelphia.

Service Area
Sports Medicine
Specialities
  • Knee Surgery
  • Sports Medicine (Fellowship Trained)
  • Arthroscopy / Ligament Reconstruction / Patellar Disorders
  • Diplomate, ABOS
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Dr. Gecha Biography

Experience & Consults
Education
Memberships
Awards & Certifications
Publications

EXPERIENCE

  • Medical Center at Princeton - Senior Attending
  • Capital Health in Department of Surgery - Associate
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Team Physician
    • Philadelphia Flyers Professional Hockey Team
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Penn Jersey Spirit of the American Prof. Soccer League
    • Trenton State College
    • Mercer County Community College
    • Princeton High School
    • Ewing High School
    • Montgomery High School
    • Hillsborough High School
    • Lawrence High School
    • West Windsor Plainsboro High School
    • Peddie School
    • Princeton Day School

EDUCATION

  • University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine - Orthopaedic Research Fellowship
  • University of Pennsylvania Sports Medicine - Sports Medicine Fellowship
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Residency
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Surgical Intern
  • Rutgers Medical School - Medical Education
  • Yale University - B.S.

MEMBERSHIPS

  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

AWARDS

  • Best Doctors in America, Northeast Region, Orthopaedic Surgery - 1996 – Present (Woodward/White)
  • Castle Connolly Medical, LTD, “Top Doctors”
  • Consumers’ Research Council of America “Guide to America’s Top Orthopedists”
  • Best Doctors in New Jersey, November 1998, New Jersey Magazine
  • Medical Society of New Jersey, Physician's Recognition Award for Continuing Medical Education
  • Life member of National Registry of Who’s Who, 2000, (ID # 106102)
  • NJ’s Favorite Kid’s Docs, December 2009, New Jersey Family Magazine
  • Leading Physicians of the World, A Top Doctor in Princeton NJ, by International Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2010
  • New Jersey’s Best Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery in New Jersey Savy Living 2011
  • MSNJ Physician’s Recognition Award The Medical Society of New Jersey

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Recertification: 2016
  • Accredited by The American Medical Accreditation Program (AMAP)

PUPLICATIONS

  • Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Graft Choice Impact on Outcome in the AMRS Cohort. - In-depth Podcast. Am J Sports Med.
  • “Inhibition of Proteoglycan Release in Stored Human Articular Cartilage Using Alphatocopherol. Superoxide Dismutase and Protease Inhibitors”- 29th Annual Meeting, Orthopaedic Research Society.
  • “Prognosticators for Efficacy of Lateral Retinacular Release Surgery for Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain” - Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Resident Teaching Conferences:
    • Both Bone Fractures of Forearm.
    • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.
    • Neurological Disease in Orthopaedics.
    • Cervical Spine Injuries.
    • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease.
  • Numerous community lectures to physicians, physical therapists, trainers, and laypeople on sports medicine/orthopaedic topics.
  • Guest lecturer at the Annual A.T.S.N.J. Sports Medicine Conference
  • Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS). Wright RW - American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine 2008 Annual Meeting.
  • Revision ACL Reconstruction: Reinjury Mechanism, Failure Mode and Graft Choice from the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group - American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Revision ACL Reconstruction: Chondral Injury Occurrence and Treatment from the MARS Group - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Revision ACL Reconstruction: Meniscal Injury Occurrence and Treatment from the MARS Group - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Demographics of the Initial Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Cohort: A Descriptive Study - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Revision ACL Reconstruction: Meniscal Injury Occurrence and Treatment from the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group - American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day
  • Revision ACL Reconstruction: Reinjury Mechanism, Failure Mode and Graft Choice from the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group - International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Inter-rater Reliability in the Etiology of ACL Graft Failure: A Radiographic & Video Analysis of the MARS Cohort - Herodicus Society
  • Previous Partial Meniscectomy Increases Incidence of Chondrosis at Revision ACL Reconstruction in MARS Cohort - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • MARS Data Update - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Radiographic Findings in Revision ACL Reconstruction from the MARS - National Football League Team Physicians Society Meeting
  • Graft Choice Propensity Scores from the MARS Cohort - Herodicus Society Annual Meeting
  • Osteoarthritis Classification Scales: Reliability and Arthroscopic Correlation (E-Poster) - International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine 9th Biennial Congress
  • Reoperation Rates for Revision ACL Reconstruction Patients at 2-year Follow-up (Paper Presentation #233) - International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Osteoarthritis Classification Scales: Reliability and Arthroscopic Correlation - American Orthopaedic Association
  • Graft Choice Propensity from the MARS Cohort. (Poster Presentation) - American Orthopaedic Association
  • Graft Choice Propensity from the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Group.
  • Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Graft Choice Impact on Outcome in the MARS Cohort - American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • What Have We Learned from MOON and MARS - Cleveland Orthopaedic Society, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Cleveland Clinic
  • NFL Physicians Society Annual Scientific Session.
  • Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Predictors of Clinical Outcome Following Revision ACL Reconstruction (Paper Presentation) - American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • The Association of Meniscal Status, Lower Extremity Alignment and Body Mass Index with Chondrosis at the Time of Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction - Herodicus Society 41st Annual Meeting
  • Association of Meniscal Status and Lower Extremity Alignment with Chondrosis at the Time of Revision ACL Reconstruction
  • Surgical Predictors of Clinical Outcome Following Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Rehabilitation Predictors of Clinical Outcome Following Revision ACL Reconstruction. (Paper Presentation)
  • Knee Hyperextension as a Predictor of Failure in Revision ACL Reconstruction: A Prospective Cohort Study. (Paper Presentation)
  • Risk Factors at Time of Primary ACL Reconstruction that Contribute to Significant Chondral Surface Change at Time of Revision ACL Reconstruction: A Prospective Study from the MOON and MARS
  • Subsequent Surgery after Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Rates and Risk Factors from a Multicenter Cohort
  • Inhibition of Proteoglycan Release in Stored Human Articular Cartilage Using Alphatocopherol, Superoxide Dismutase and Protease Inhibitors, Trans. of Orthopaedic Research Society.
  • Cyclic Loading of Cultured Articular Cartilage
  • Lateral Retinacular Release in Treatment of Patellofemoral Pain
  • Knee Injuries in Tennis. Clinics in Sports Medicine
  • Clinical Prognosticators for the Efficacy of Retinacular Release Surgery to Treat Patellofemoral Pain
  • Descriptive Epidemiology of the Multi-Center ACL Revision Study (MARS) Cohort
  • Intra-articular Findings in Primary and Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Surgery: A Comparison of the MOON and MARS Study Groups
  • Femoral Tunnel Malposition in ACL Revision Reconstruction
  • Association Between Previous Meniscal Surgery and the incidence of Chondral Lesions at Revision ACL Reconstruction
  • Radiographic Findings in Revision ACL Reconstruction from the MARS Cohort
  • Osteoarthritis Classification Scales: Reliability and Arthroscopic Correlation. (in progress).
  • Differences in Mechanisms of Failure, Intraoperative Findings, and Surgical Characteristics Between Single- and Multiple-Revision ACL Reconstructions
  • Osteoarthritis Classification Scales: Reliability and Arthroscopic Correlation
  • Effect of Graft Choice on the Outcome of Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the Multicenter ACL Revision Study (MARS) Cohort
  • Multirater Agreement of the Causes of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Failure
  • The Association of Meniscal Status, Lower Extremity Alignment, and Body Mass index with Chondrosis at the Time of Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Patient Demographics and Surgical Characteristics in ACL Revision: A Comparison of French, Norwegian, and North American Cohorts
  • Meniscal and Articular Cartilage Predictors of Clinical Outcome Following Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction
  • Factors Influencing Graft Choice in Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the MARS Group
  • The Development and Early to Mid-term Findings of the Multicenter Revision ACL Study
  • Subsequent Surgery after Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: Rates and Risk Factors from a Multicenter Cohort
  • Surgical Predictors of Clinical Outcome Following Revision ACL Reconstruction
  • Knee Hyperextension as a Predictor of Failure in an ACL Revision Cohort: A Report from the MARS Study Group
  • Risk Factors and Predictors of Significant Chondral Surface Change from Primary to Revision ACL Reconstruction: A MOON and MARS Cohort Study (Pending).
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