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Wolfgang Fitz, MD
Associate Orthopedic Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA 02115

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Research Narrative:

Investigative Interests: Arthritis of Hips and Knees, MIS Partial and Total Knee Replacement, Revision Knee Replacement, Metallic Hemiarthroplasty of Early Knee OA


Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Wuertele N, Beckmann J, Meier M, Huth J, Fitz W. Posterior condylar resections in total knee arthroplasty: current standard instruments do not restore femoral condylar anatomy. Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2019 Aug; 139(8):1141-1147.

2. Eckhard L, Jones T, Collins JE, Shrestha S, Fitz W. Increased postoperative dexamethasone and gabapentin reduces opioid consumption after total knee arthroplasty. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2019 Jul; 27(7):2167-2172.

3. Kayaalp ME, Keller T, Fitz W, Scuderi GR, Becker R. Translation and Validation of the German New Knee Society Scoring System. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2019 Feb; 477(2):383-393.

4. Ferrera HK, Jones TE, Schudrowitz NJ, Collins JE, Lichstein PM, Shaner JL, Fitz W. Perioperative Dietary Restriction of Carbohydrates in the Management of Blood Glucose Levels in Patients Undergoing Total Knee Replacement. J Arthroplasty. 2019 Jun; 34(6):1105-1109.

5. Varady NH, Schwab PE, Jones T, Collins JE, Fitz W, Chen AF. Optimal Timing of Glucose Measurements After Total Joint Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2019 Jul; 34(7S):S152-S158.

6. Fitz W, Shukla P, Li L, Scott RD. Early Regain of Function and Proprioceptive Improvement Following Knee Arthroplasty. Arch Bone Jt Surg. 2018 Nov; 6(6):523-531.

7. Trainor S, Collins J, Mulvey H, Fitz W. Total Knee Replacement Sizing: Shoe Size Is a Better Predictor for Implant Size than Body Height. Arch Bone Jt Surg. 2018 Mar; 6(2):100-104.

8. Meier M, Webb J, Collins JE, Beckmann J, Fitz W. Do modern total knee replacements improve tibial coverage? Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Nov; 26(11):3219-3229.

9. Schwarzkopf R, William A, Deering RM, Fitz W. Arthroscopic lysis of adhesions for stiff total knee arthroplasty. Orthopedics. 2013 Dec; 36(12):e1544-8.

10. Baier C, Fitz W, Craiovan B, Keshmiri A, Winkler S, Springorum R, Grifka J, Beckmann J. Improved kinematics of total knee replacement following partially navigated modified gap-balancing technique. Int Orthop. 2014 Feb; 38(2):243-9.