Research Publications


Hiemstra, LA, Kerslake, S., Sasyniuk, TM., Lafave, MR. (2024). Palpation and fluoroscopy are valid but unreliable for the assessment of femoral tunnel position after medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction. Journal of ISAKOS. In Press. DOI:

Tanguilig, G., Meyers, J., Ierulli, V. K., Hiemstra, L., & Mulcahey, M. K. (2024). Women in Leadership in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Societies Throughout the WorldJournal of ISAKOS : joint disorders & orthopaedic sports medicine, S2059-7754(24)00037-3. Advance online publication.

Kopka, M., Heard, S.M., Buchko, G.M., Hiemstra, L.A.H., Lafave, M.R., Kerslake, S. (2024). Remnant-Sparing Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Results in Similar Clinical, Functional, and Quality-of-Life Outcomes to Anatomic Single-Bundle Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation, 6(2), 100898.


Vivekanantha, P., Dao, A., Hiemstra, L., Shields, M., Chan, A., Wadey, V., Ferguson, P., & Shah, A. (2023). Gender Representation in Major Orthopaedic Surgery Meetings: A Quantitative Analysis. JB & JS open access8(4), e23.00067.

Hurley, E. T., Sherman, S. L., Chahla, J., Gursoy, S., Alaia, M. J., Tanaka, M. J., Pace, J. L., Jazrawi, L. M., Patellar Instability International Consensus Group, Hughes, A. J., Arendt, E. A., Ayeni, O. R., Bassett, A. J., Bonner, K. F., Camp, C. L., Campbell, K. A., Carter, C. W., Ciccotti, M. G., Cosgarea, A. J., Dejour, D., … Zaffagnini, S. (2023). A modified Delphi consensus statement on patellar instability: part II. The bone & joint journal105-B(12), 1265–1270.

Hurley, E. T., Hughes, A. J., Savage-Elliott, I., Dejour, D., Campbell, K. A., Mulcahey, M. K., Wittstein, J. R., Jazrawi, L. M., Patellar Instability International Consensus Group, Alaia, M. J., Arendt, E. A., Ayeni, O. R., Bassett, A. J., Bonner, K. F., Camp, C. L., Carter, C. W., Chahla, J., Ciccotti, M. G., Cosgarea, A. J., Edgar, C. M., … Zaffagnini, S. (2023). A modified Delphi consensus statement on patellar instability: part I. The bone & joint journal105-B(12), 1259–1264.

Tarchala, M., Kerslake, S., & Hiemstra, L. A. (2023). Sulcus-Deepening Trochleoplasty for High-Grade Trochlear Dysplasia: Demystifying the Procedure-a Review of the Current Literature. Current reviews in musculoskeletal medicine, 10.1007/s12178-023-09868-6. Advance online publication.

Nazzal, Ehab M., Zsidai, Bálint, Hiemstra, Laurie A., Lustig, Sébastien, Samuelsson, Kristian, Musahl, Volker. (2023) Applications of Extended Reality in Orthopaedic Surgery. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery ():10.2106/JBJS.22.00805, September 15, 2023. | DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.22.00805

Morrison, L. J., Abbott, A. G., Mack, Z., Schneider, P., & Hiemstra, L. A. (2023). What Are the Challenges Related to Family Planning, Pregnancy, and Parenthood Faced by Women in Orthopaedic Surgery? A Systematic Review. Clinical orthopaedics and related research481(7), 1307–1318.

Rezansoff, A., Firth, A. D., Bryant, D. M., Litchfield, R., McCormack, R. G., Heard, M., MacDonald, P. B., Spalding, T., Verdonk, P. C. M., Peterson, D., Bardana, D., STABILITY Study Group, & Getgood, A. M. J. (2023). Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Plus Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis Has a Similar Return to Sports Rate as ACLR Alone, But Lower Failure Rate. Arthroscopy. S0749-8063(23)00422-X. Advance online publication.

Hiemstra, LA., Kerslake, S., Fritz, J., Clark, M., Temple-Oberle, C., Boynton, EB., Lafave, M. Rates of Burnout in Female Orthopaedic Surgeons Correlate with Barriers to Gender Equity. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 2023 Apr 21. Epub ahead of print. DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.22.01319

Morrison LJ., Abbott AG., Mack Z., Schneider P., Hiemstra, LA. What Are the Challenges Related to Family Planning, Pregnancy, and Parenthood Faced by Women in Orthopaedic Surgery? A Systematic Review. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research ():10.1097/CORR.0000000000002564, February 27, 2023. | DOI: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000002564

Vivacqua T, Thomassen S, Winkler PW, Lucidi GA, Rousseau-Saine A, Firth AD, Heard M, Musahl V, Getgood AMJ. Closing-Wedge Posterior Tibial Slope-Reducing Osteotomy in Complex Revision ACL Reconstruction. Orthop J Sports Med. 2023 Jan 11;11(1):23259671221144786. doi: 10.1177/23259671221144786. PMID: 36655015; PMCID: PMC9841842.

Heard M, Marmura H, Bryant D, Litchfield R, McCormack R, MacDonald P, Spalding T, Verdonk P, Peterson D, Bardana D, Rezansoff A, STABILITY Study Group, Getgood A. No Increase in Adverse Events with Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis Augmentation of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction – Results from the Stability Randomized Trial. Journal of ISAKOS. 2023 Jan 13:S2059-7754(22)00114-6. Online ahead of print.


Hiemstra, L. (2022). Editorial Commentary: Has Gender On The Agenda Really Made A Difference? In Sport and Athletics, Women Are Not Just Smaller Men. Journal of Women’s Sports Medicine2(3), 125–126.

Rousseau-Saine, A., Nault, M-L., Hiemstra, L.A. (2022). What is the J-sign and why is it important?. Current Opinion in Pediatrics: November 08, 2022 – Volume – Issue – 10.1097/MOP.0000000000001193 doi: 10.1097/MOP.0000000000001193

Lodhia, P., Nazari, G., Bryant, D., Getgood, A., McCormack, R., STABILITY Group (2022). Performance of 5-Strand Hamstring Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the STABILITY Study: A Subgroup Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2022 Oct 19:3635465221128581. doi: 10.1177/03635465221128581. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36260487.

Heard, S.M., Kopka, M. (2022). Sagittal Plane Correction in Revision ACL Reconstruction. In: Alaia, M.J., Jones, K.J. (eds) Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Springer, Cham.

Hevesi, M., Credille, K., Sherman, S. L., Parikh, S. N., Brady, J. M., Hiemstra, L. A., Farr, J., & Yanke, A. B. (2022). Midterm Results After Isolated Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction as First-Line Surgical Treatment in Skeletally Immature Patients Irrespective of Patellar Height and Trochlear Dysplasia: Letter to the Editor. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 50(8), NP33–NP34.

Hiemstra, Laurie A.; Kerslake, Sarah; Clark, Marcia; Temple-Oberle, Claire; Boynton, Erin (2022). Experiences of Canadian Female Orthopaedic Surgeons in the Workplace. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: May 20, 2022 – Volume – Issue – 10.2106/JBJS.21.01462 doi: 10.2106/JBJS.21.01462

Degen RM, Hiemstra LA, Lobo J, Woodmass JM, Sommerfeldt M, Khan M, Carsen S, Pauyo T, Chahal J, Urquhart N, Grant J, Rousseau-Saine A, Lebel ME, Sheehan B, Sandman E, Tucker A, Kopka M, Wong I. (2022). Arthroscopy Association of Canada Position Statement on Intra-articular Injections for Hip Osteoarthritis. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 10(2): 23259671211066966.

Marmura H, Firth A, Batty L, Bryant DM, Getgood AMJ, STABILITY Study Group. (2022) Meniscal repair at the time of primary ACLR does not negatively influence short term knee stability, graft rupture rates, or patient-reported outcome measures: the STABILITY experience. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. Apr 22. Online ahead of print. doi: 10.1007/s00167-022-06962-z

Firth A, Bryant DM, Johnson AM, Getgood AMJ, STABILITY 1 Study Group. (2022) Predicting patient loss to follow-up in the STABILITY 1 Study: A multicenter, international, randomized controlled trial of young, active patients undergoing ACL reconstruction. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. April 6. 104(7): p 594-602

Hiemstra LA, Arendt E. (2022) Hold the door open: The road to a culture of inclusion. Editorial. Journal of ISAKOS. Apr 01; 7(2): p48-50. DOI:

Khan M, Bedi A, Degen R, Warner J, Bhandari M; STABLE Investigators. (2022) A pilot multicenter randomized controlled trial comparing Bankart repair and remplissage with the Latarjet procedure in patients with subcritical bone loss (STABLE): study protocol. Pilot Feasibility Stud. Jan 31;8(1):20. doi: 10.1186/s40814-022-00987-4. Erratum in: Pilot Feasibility Stud. Mar 11;8(1):60. PMID: 35101120; PMCID: PMC8802453.

Firth AD, Bryant DM, Litchfield R, et al. (2022) Predictors of Graft Failure in Young Active Patients Undergoing Hamstring Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With or Without a Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis: The Stability Experience. The American Journal of Sports Medicine. January. doi:10.1177/03635465211061150


Hiemstra L.A., Sheehan B., Sasyniuk T.M., Kerslake S. Inter-rater Reliability of the Classification of the J-Sign Is Inadequate Among Experts. Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: December 7, 2021 – Volume – Issue – doi: 10.1097/JSM.0000000000000997

Marien M, Lafave MR, Hiemstra LA, Heard SM, Buchko GM, Kerslake S. Validity, Responsiveness, and Reliability of the ACL-QOL in an Adolescent Population. J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Sep 9. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001964. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34516472.

Kopka M, Fritz JA, Hiemstra LA, Kerslake S (2021) Female and Younger Orthopaedic Sport Medicine Patients Are More Negatively Affected by COVID-19–Related Health Care Closures. Arthroscopy, Sports Medicine, and Rehabilitation doi:

Kopka M., Heard M., Getgood A. (2021) Meniscal Allograft Transplantation: Surgical Technique. In: Kim J.G. (eds) Knee Arthroscopy. Springer, Singapore.

Masud, S., Sheehan, B., Rousseau-Saine, A., Tucker, A., Sandman, E., Wong, I., Woodmass, J., Chalal, J., Lobo, J., Grant, J., LeBel, M.-E., Sommerfeldt, M., Kopka, M., Urquhart, N., Carsen, S., Pauyo, T., & Khan, M. (2021). Arthroscopy Association of Canada Position Statement on Exercise for Knee Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review of GuidelinesOrthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine

Batty LM, Firth A, Moatshe G, et al. Association of Ligamentous Laxity, Male Sex, Chronicity, Meniscal Injury, and Posterior Tibial Slope With a High-Grade Preoperative Pivot Shift: A Post Hoc Analysis of the STABILITY Study. Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine. April 2021. doi:10.1177/23259671211000038

Morris N, Jordan MJ, Heard M, Herzog W. Electromechanical delay of the hamstrings following semitendinosus tendon autografts in return to competition athletes. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2021 Mar 12. doi: 10.1007/s00421-021-04639-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33709206.

Hiemstra LA, Kerslake S, Lafave MR. Patellar Apprehension Is Reduced in Most but Not All Patients After Successful Patellar StabilizationThe American Journal of Sports Medicine. February 2021. doi:10.1177/0363546520988731


The International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance. Diversity in orthopaedics and traumatology: a global perspective. EFORT Open Reviews 2020 5:10, 743-752.

Kopka M, Fritz J, Hiemstra LA, Kerslake S. COVID-19-related healthcare closures negatively affect patient health and postoperative recovery. Journal of ISAKOS: Joint Disorders & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Published Online First: 06 September 2020. doi: 10.1136/jisakos-2020-000514

Morris, N, Jordan, MJ, Sumar, S, van Adrichem, B, Heard, M, Herzog, W. Joint angle‐specific impairments in rate of force development, strength, and muscle morphology after hamstring autograft. Transl Sports Med. 2020; 00: 1– 11.

Green J, Chye V, Hiemstra L, et al. Diversity: Women in orthopaedic surgery – a perspective from the International Orthopaedic Diversity Alliance. Journal Of Trauma and Orthopaedics2020;8(1):44-51.

Hiemstra LA, Kerslake S, Lafave MR, Tucker A. Patella alta is reduced following MPFL reconstruction but has no effect on quality-of-life outcomes in patients with patellofemoral instability [published online ahead of print, 2020 Apr 9]. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2020;10.1007/s00167-020-05977-8. doi:10.1007/s00167-020-05977-8

Getgood A, Hewsion C, Bryant D, Litchfield R, Heard M, Buchko G, Hiemstra LA, Willits KR, Firth A, MacDonald P, Stability Study Group CANADA & EUROPE (2020). No Difference in Functional Outcomes When Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis is Added to Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in young active patients: The Stability Study. Arthroscopy 36(6): 1690-170 doi:

Jordan MJ, Morris N, Lane M, Barnert J, MacGregor K, Heard M, Robinson S and Herzog W (2020) Monitoring the Return to Sport Transition After ACL Injury: An Alpine Ski Racing Case StudyFront. Sports Act. Living 2:12. doi: 10.3389/fspor.2020.00012

Getgood, A. M. J., Bryant, D. M., Litchfield, R., Stability Group (2020). Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis Reduces Failure of Hamstring Tendon Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: 2-Year Outcomes From the STABILITY Study Randomized Clinical Trial. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 48(2), 285 297.

2018 – 2019

Holliday, C. L., Hiemstra, L. A., Kerslake, S., & Grant, J. A. Relationship between Anatomical Risk Factors, Articular Cartilage Lesions, and Patient Outcomes Following Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction.  CARTILAGE 2019

Hiemstra LA, Wittman T, Mulpuri K, Vezina C, Kerslake S. Dissecting disparity: improvements towards gender parity in leadership and on the podium within the Canadian Orthopaedic Association. Journal of ISAKOS: Joint Disorders & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine 2019; 4:227-232.

Hiemstra LA, Lafave MR, Kerslake S.  The Influence of Demographic and Pathoanatomic risk factors on Clinical Outcomes after isolated MPFL Reconstruction – A Regression Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Aug 14. doi: 10.1177/0363546519866452

Kopka M, Sheehan B, Degen R, Wong I, Hiemstra L, Ayeni O, Getgood A, Beavis C, Volesky M, Outerbridge R, Matache B. Arthroscopy Association of Canada Position Statement on Intra-articular Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis. Orthop J Sports Med 2019 Jul 19; 7(7)

Hiemstra LA, Kerslake S, Kupfer N, Lafave M. Patellofemoral Stabilization: Postoperative Redislocation and Risk Factors Following Surgery. Orthop J Sports Med 2019 Jun 19; 7(6)

Hiemstra LA & Kerslake S. Age at Time of Surgery but not Sex Is Related to Outcomes After Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med2019 May; 47

Getgood A, Bryant D, Firth A, Stability Group. The Stability study: a protocol for a multicenter randomized clinical trial comparing anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with and without Lateral Extra-articular Tenodesis in individuals who are at risk of graft failure. BMC Musculoskelet Disord 2019 May 15; 20(1): 216

Lafave M, Hiemstra L, Parikh SN, Peterson D, Kerslake S. Validity and Reliability of the Banff Patellofemoral Instability Instrument 2.0 in an Adolescent Population. J Pediatr Orthop 2019 May 27

Kerslake S & Hiemstra L. Failed Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction: Causes and Treatment. In: Patellar Instability: Management Principles and Operative Techniques, First Edition. Parikh S. ed. 2019

Hiemstra LA, Page JL, Kerslake S. Patient-Reported Outcome Measures for Patellofemoral Instability: a Critical Review. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med 2019 Mar 5; 12(2): 124-137

Hiemstra LA, Kerslake S, Kupfer N, Lafave MR. Generalized joint hypermobility does not influence clinical outcomes following isolated MPFL reconstruction for patellofemoral instability. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2019 Nov;27(11):3660-3667

Kopka M, Heard M. Surgical Treatment of Combined PCL/Lateral Side Injuries: Acute and Chronic. In: The Multiple Ligament Injured Knee: A Practical Guide to Management.(3rd Edition). Fanelli GC (ed). 2019. Springer.

Hiemstra LA, Peterson D, Youssef M, Soliman J, Banfield L, Ayeni OR. Trochleoplasty provides good clinical outcomes and an acceptable complication profile in both short and long-term follow-up. Knee Surg Sports Truamatol Arthrosc. 2019: 27(9), 2967-2983.

Walker REA, Hiemstra LA, Forster BB. Musculoskeletal Radiology Practice Subspecialization in Canada. A Subject of Substance? Semin Musculoskelet Radiol.2018 Nov;22(5):522-527.

Lafave MR, Hiemstra LA, Kerslake S. Validity, Reliability, and Responsiveness of the Banff Patellar Instability Instrument (BPII) in a Adolescent Population. J Pediatr Orthop. 2018;38:e629-e33.