Bernard R. Bach, Jr., MD, graduated form Harvard College in 1975, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1979, and obtained general surgery and orthopaedic training at the New England Deaconess Hospital (1979 to 1981) and Combined Harvard Orthopedic Residency program (1981 to 1985) respectively. He completed a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in 1986. At RUSH University Medical Center in Chicago, Bach is currently the Claude N. Lambert-Helen S. Thomson Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, the director of the Division of Sports Medicine, and has been the RUSH Sports Medicine Fellowship director since 1988. Dr. Bach has published over 400 peer-reviewed manuscripts, abstracts, books, chapters, guest edited monographs, and internet publications. He has served as president of the Harvard Quigley Sports Medicine Society (2003), the Herodicus Society (2005 to 2006), and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (2007 to 2008). He is a member of the Illinois Athletic Trainers' Hall of Fame and has served on the board of directors for the Illinois Special Olympics, the Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, and the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine. Dr. Bach assists with the care of professional athletes as one of the team physicians for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls. Nikhil N. Verma, MD, graduated form the University of Michigan in 1994, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1998, and completed his surgical internship and orthopedic residency at Rush University Medical Center (1998 to 2003). He completed a Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in 2004 before returning to join the staff of the Department of Orthopedics, Section of Sports Medicine, at Rush University Medical Center as an assistant professor. Dr. Verma currently serves as a member of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine self-assessment committee and is a member of the editorial board for the Arthroscopy journal. He has coauthored multiple technique and review articles, book chapters, and peer-reviewed manuscripts in the field of sports medicine. Additionally, he has served as a faculty member for both national and international courses in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, and knee. He serves as head orthopedic team physician for the Chicago Bandits and Chicago Force as well as multiple high school teams in the Chicago metro area. Dr. Verma assists with the care of professional athletes as one of the team physicians for the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls.
"The value of this monograph on a focused topic such is its comprehensive nature, the credibility of the authors and the excellent manner in which the material is organized. As someone who has watched ACL reconstruction over the last 30 years I feel comforted by the answers to these 49 questions. This material is a tribute to the understanding of that evolution of ACL reconstruction." --William A. Grana, M.D., MPH, Professor and Chair Dept. of Orthopaedics, University of Arizona School of Medicine "I enjoy sharing knowledge with my colleagues at national meetings and events and believe that fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons in sports medicine will also enjoy this easy to read curbside consult. They (the authors) have pulled together an impressive group of contributors who provide interesting pearls with each chapter and question addressed. We all learn from the guidance and expertise of our mentors and value their opinions. This is the book's great value. This entry in the Curbside Consultation series on ACL surgery will be a welcome read for residents, fellows, and orthopedic surgeons with an interest in ACL surgery. Finding a pearl a chapter, or ever few chapters, that changes your practice makes this offering an invaluable tool and a refreshing way to learn the answers to some questions commonly asked of our mentors in ACL reconstructive surgery." -Mark R. Hutchinson, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine, Doody Enterprise, Inc. The value of this monograph on a focused topic such is its comprehensive nature, the credibility of the authors and the excellent manner in which the material is organized. As someone who has watched ACL reconstruction over the last 30 years I feel comforted by the answers to these 49 questions. This material is a tribute to the understanding of that evolution of ACL reconstruction. William A. Grana, M.D., MPH, Professor and Chair Dept. of Orthopaedics, "University of Arizona School of Medicine""