Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Adolph J. Yates Jr., MD

  • Professor

Education & Training

  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Fellowship: West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV

Representative Publications

  1. Choradia N, Lam J, Luo B, Bounds S, Yates AJ Jr, Quintana J, Do R, Feinberg L, Sandhu A, Vail D, MaCurdy T, Nagavarapu S, Bhattacharya J; Knee Arthroplasty Workgroup. Development of a Knee Arthroplasty Episode-Based Cost Measure for Evaluating Cost in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2021 Oct 5. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.20.02221. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34609983
  2. Yates AJ Jr, Jones LC, Nelson CL, Harrington MA Jr, Parks ML, Jimenez RL, Kerr JM, O'Connor MI. Perception of Risk: A Poll of American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Members. J Arthroplasty. 2020 Nov 6:S0883-5403(20)31158-X. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2020.10.059. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33250329.
  3. Navarro RA, Reddy NC, Weiss JM, Yates AJ Jr, Fu FH, McKee M,Lederman ES Orthopaedic Systems Response to and Return from the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons for Future Crisis Management. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2020 May 11. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.20.00709. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Goodman SM, Mehta BY, Kahlenberg CA, Krell EC, Nguyen J,  Finik J, Figgie MP, Parks ML, Padgett DE, Antao VC, Yates AJ, Springer BD, Lyman SL, Singh JA. Assessment of a Satisfaction Measure for Use After Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2020 Feb 27. pii: S0883-5403(20)30200-X. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2020.02.039. [Epub ahead of print] 
  5. Goodman SM, Mehta BY, Kahlenberg CA, Krell EC, Nguyen J, Finik J, Figgie MP, Parks ML, Padgett DE, Antao VC, Yates AJ, Springer BD, Lyman SL, Singh JA. Assessment of a Satisfaction Measure for Use After Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2020 Jul;35(7):1792-1799.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2020.02.039. Epub 2020 Feb 27. PMID: 32173615.
  6. Anderson DR, Morgano GP, Bennett C, Dentali F, Francis CW, Garcia DA, Kahn SR, Rahman M, Rajasekhar A, Rogers FB, Smythe MA, Tikkinen KAO, Yates AJ,  Baldeh T, Balduzzi S, Brożek JL, Ikobaltzeta IE, Johal H, Neumann I, Wiercioch W, Yepes-Nuñez JJ, Schünemann HJ, Dahm P. American Society of Hematology 2019 guidelines for management of venous thromboembolism: prevention of venous thromboembolism in surgical hospitalized patients. Blood Adv. 2019 Dec 10;3(23):3898-3944. doi: 10.1182/bloodadvances.2019000975.
  7. Yates AJ, Kerr JM, Froimson MI, Della Valle CJ, Huddleston JI. “The Unintended Impact of the Removal of Total Knee Arthroplasty from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Inpatient-Only List”. J Arthroplasty. 2018 Sep 21. pii: S0883-5403(18)30824-6. doi:10.1016/j.arth.2018.09.043.
  8. Yates AJ. Value Measurements: The Impending Barrier to Orthopaedic Care for Obese Patients. Current Orthopaedic Practice. 2016 March/April; 27(2):1-4.
  9. Chen AF, Bloomfield MR, Lichstein PM, Yates AJ, Austin MS. “What is the Level of Evidence Substantiating the Medicare Local Coverage Determinations”. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Mar;30(3):356-60. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2014.10.00 Epub 2014Oct 8
  10. Yates AJ Jr, McGrory BJ, Starz TW, Vincent KR, McCardel B, Golightly YM. AAOS Appropriate Use Criteria: Optimizing the Non-Arthroplasty Management of Osteoarthritis of the Knee. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2014 Apr;22(4):261-7. doi:10.5435/JAAOS-22-04-261. 
  11. Tokarski AT, Blaha D, Mont MA, Sancheti P, Cardona L, Cotacio GL, Froimson M, Kapadia B, Kuderna J, López JC, Matar WY, McCarthy J, Morgan-Jones R, Patzakis M, Schwarzkopf R, Shahcheraghi GH, Shang X, Virolainen P, Wongworawat MD, Yates A Jr. Perioperative skin preparation. J Orthop Res. 2014 Jan;32 Suppl 1:S26-30. doi: 10.1002/jor.22548
  12. Devin CJ, McCullough KA, Morris BJ, Yates AJ, Kang JD. Hip-Spine Syndrome. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2012 July;20(7) 434-42.
  13. Jacobs JJ, Mont MA, Bozic KJ, Della Valle CJ, Goodman SB, Lewis CG, Yates AC, Boggio LN, Watters WC, Turkelson CM, Wies JL, Sluka P, Hitchcock K. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guideline on: Preventing Venous Thromboembolic Disease in Patients Undergoing Elective Hip and Knee Arthroplasty. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Apr 18;94(8):746-7
  14. Beattie A, Gilbert TW, Guyot J, Yates AJ, Badylak S: Chemoattraction of Progenitor Cells by Remodeling Extracellular Matrix Scaffolds. Tissue Engineering: Part A14(00) October 2008.
  15. Rao N, Canella B, Crossett LS, Yates AJ, McGough R. A Preoperative Decolonization Protocol for Staphylococcus Aureus Prevents Orthopaedic Infections. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 466(6):1343-8. June 2008. Epub  April1 2008.

Research Interests

  1. Various different approaches to cartilage restoration and their associated animal models.
  2. Reduction of complications and readmissions after total joint arthroplasty
  3. Risk adjustment models in total joint arthroplasty
  4. Performance measures, adequacy of risk adjustment and access to care questionsin total joint arthroplasty
  5. Evidence-based Medicine and development of clinical guidelines and appropriateuse criteria.

Research Grants

  1. Arthritis Surgery Outcomes, $20,000, Department of Veterans Affairs, Primary Investigator, 1995-2000.
  2. Prospective Analysis of the “Unloader” Valgus Producing Knee Brace for Medial Compartment Gonarthrosis, Generation II, $40,000, Associate Investigator, PI-Dr. Kelly Krohn, 1996.
  3. Initial Press-Fit Stability of Porous Coated Hip Prostheses, DePuy, $35,355, Associate Investigator, PI-Timothy Norman, PhD., 2001.
  4. Image Guided Treatment of Articular Cartilage, NIH-1 P60 AR054731-01, Co-investigator, 5% effort (Program PI Kent Kwoh, Project PI Dr. Constance Chu) $816,750, Funding Period:  09/01/2007 – 08/31/2012