Eric J. Kropf, MD

Eric J. Kropf, MD

Dr. Eric Kropf is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine and arthroscopic surgical management of hip, knee, shoulder and elbow conditions. He currently serves as Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and Director of Resident Education and Research at Temple University. Dr. Kropf’s clinical interests focus on sports related injuries, comprehensive care of overhead athletes, hip preservation and arthroscopic techniques for non-arthritic hip conditions, knee ligament reconstruction including individualized ACL surgery, surgical management of shoulder instability and rotator cuff disease.

Dr. Kropf also specializes in cartilage restoration and joint preservation of the hip, knee and shoulder. His expertise includes cartilage and meniscus transplantation, corrective osteotomies, partial knee replacements, total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty.

Dr. Kropf is currently working on basic science research focused on advanced imaging techniques and devices to detect early cartilage degeneration and evalute reconstructed ligaments. His clinical research interests include outcomes after ACL, revision ACL surgery and elective shoulder and knee surgery.

Originally from the Lehigh Valley, Dr. Kropf returned to the Philadelphia area after completing the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He received his medical degree at Georgetown University where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and completed his undergraduate education at Villanova University.

Specialty
Orthopedic Surgery

Special Expertise
Sports medicine
Shoulder, elbow, knee and hip arthroscopy
Cartilage restoration procedures
Shoulder and elbow injuries in overhead and throwing athletes

Appointments
Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine 
Director, Sports Medicine, Temple University School of Medicine 
Team Physician, Temple University 
Team Physician, St. Joseph's Preparatory School

Orthopedic Consultant, Philadelphia Flyers

Education
MD, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
BS Biology, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Residency
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Internship
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA

Awards
Lehigh Valley Sports Medicine Scholarship
Academic All-Big East Athletic Conference Baseball
Alpha Epsilon Delta Medical Honor Society
Alpha Omega Alpha
Genzyme Biosurgery/AANA Scholarship
Temple Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Educator of the Year

Affiliations
Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons-Fellow
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy Association of North America
International Cartilage Repair Society
International Society of Arthroscopy Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Orthopaedic Research Society
Pennsylvania Medical Society
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Philadelphia County Medical Society

Publications
Book Chapters

Kropf EJ, Sekiya JK: Treatment of Bone Defects of Humeral Head and Glenoid. In Cole BJ, Sekiya JK Eds. Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow and Knee in Sports Medicine. New York. 2008.

Mascarenhas R, Kropf EJ, Harner CD. Ligamentous Injuries of the Knee. In Sivananthan S, Miller MD, Sherry E, Warnke PH Eds. Mercer’s Textbook of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. 10th Edition. London, UK. 2009.

Wang JH, Kropf EJ, Fu FH. Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction. In Ryu RK Ed. AANA Advanced Knee Arthroscopy. 2009

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