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Laurence DeBree Higgins, MD
Associate Orthopedic Surgeon, Brigham and Women's Hospital
Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Harvard Medical School

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

Research Narrative:

Investigative Interests: Clinical Outcomes Shoulder and Knee Surgery, Biomechanics, Shoulder Arthroplasty, Sports Medicine, Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology


Publications (Pulled from Harvard Catalyst Profiles):

1. Small KM, Rybicki FJ, Miller LR, Daniels SD, Higgins LD. MRI Before Radiography for Patients With New Shoulder Conditions. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Apr 20.

2. Jain NB, Luz J, Higgins LD, Dong Y, Warner JJ, Matzkin E, Katz JN. The Diagnostic Accuracy of Special Tests for Rotator Cuff Tear: The ROW Cohort Study. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017 Mar; 96(3):176-183.

3. Hatch MD, Daniels SD, Glerum KM, Higgins LD. The cost effectiveness of vancomycin for preventing infections after shoulder arthroplasty: a break-even analysis. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Mar; 26(3):472-477.

4. Parada SA, Eichinger JK, Dumont GD, Burton LE, Coats-Thomas MS, Daniels SD, Sinz NJ, Provencher MT, Higgins LD, Warner JJ. Comparison of Glenoid Version and Posterior Humeral Subluxation in Patients With and Without Posterior Shoulder Instability. Arthroscopy. 2017 Feb; 33(2):254-260.

5. Higgins LD. Editorial Commentary: Cost-Effectiveness of Orthopaedic Procedures: "A Nickel Ain't Worth a Dime Anymore" - Yogi Berra. Arthroscopy. 2016 Sep; 32(9):1781-3.

6. Eichinger JK, Massimini DF, Kim J, Higgins LD. Biomechanical Evaluation of Glenoid Version and Dislocation Direction on the Influence of Anterior Shoulder Instability and Development of Hill-Sachs Lesions. Am J Sports Med. 2016 Nov; 44(11):2792-2799.

7. Walcott ME, Daniels SD, Sinz NJ, Field LD, Higgins LD. Traumatic full-thickness transtendinous rotator cuff tears: a case series. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Jan; 26(1):62-67.

8. Kumamaru KK, Kumamaru H, Bateman BT, Gronsbell J, Cai T, Liu J, Higgins LD, Aoki S, Ohtomo K, Rybicki FJ, Patorno E. Limited Hospital Variation in the Use and Yield of CT for Pulmonary Embolism in Patients Undergoing Total Hip or Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Radiology. 2016 Dec; 281(3):826-834.

9. Privitera DM, Siegel EJ, Miller LR, Sinz NJ, Higgins LD. Glenoid version and its relationship to glenohumeral instability and labral tears. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Jul; 25(7):1056-63.

10. Shah SH, Small KM, Sinz NJ, Higgins LD. Morphology of the Lesser Tuberosity and Intertubercular Groove in Patients With Arthroscopically Confirmed Subscapularis and Biceps Tendon Pathology. Arthroscopy. 2016 Jun; 32(6):968-75.