Wayne B. Leadbetter, M.D.

Wayne B. Leadbetter, M.D.
 An Emphasis on Patellofemoral Arthritis

Isolated patellofemoral (kneecap) arthritis occurs in over 10 percent of patients with arthritic knee symptoms.  This painful condition can lead to lifelong activity restrictions whenever bent knee exercise is required such as stair climbing or fitness activities. 

It is a particularly common condition in women, often beginning at a young age.  Having a wife afflicted with this condition has motivated Dr. Leadbetter to lead efforts to improve treatment.  His interest has taken him to England where he studied the latest replacement techniques.  Dr. Leadbetter performed the first Avon patellofemoral arthroplasty in the United States in 2001.  He is now one of the more experienced surgeons in the country with this procedure.  Not satisfied with only one solution, Dr. Leadbetter has organized and edited the proceedings of a world consensus symposium on all aspects of patellofemoral, arthritis and pain.  He has a continuing research focus on this problem.

Wayne B. Leadbetter, M.D., graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine, Omaha, Nebraska, with highest scholastic honors and at the top of his class in clinical medicine.  After receiving his surgical and orthopedic training at The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, he spent two postgraduate years at Bethesda Naval Hospital, where he directed both the adult joint reconstruction and spine surgery programs before entering practice.  Dr. Leadbetter is an experienced clinical researcher and has held several academic appointments.  He has been an invited lecturer on four continents.  The author of numerous articles and book chapters, he has edited two scientific texts: Sports Induced Inflammation and Tendon Disorders: Basic Science and Clinical Management. 

A brief summary of his credentials includes:

The Johns Hopkins Medicine Institutions

National Institutes of Health sponsored Research Fellowship and the prestigious Asian Traveling Fellowship, sponsored by the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine 

Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society AMA Billings Bronze Medal for Teaching Excellence

Maryland State Governor's Physical Fitness Public Service Award

Top Doctors, Washingtonian Magazine

Maryland State Medical Journal Best Article Award

AOA Faculty Teaching Award, Uniformed Services of U. of the Health Sciences
Academic Appointment:
Adj. Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery, USUHS, Bethesda
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