Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Michael P. McClincy, MD

  • Associate Professor

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and I serve clinically as an orthopedic surgeon at the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. My clinical practice focuses on the management of sports injuries in adolescent and young adult patients with a particular focus on hip disorders in this young, active population. I am also an active clinician-scientist, with 20% of my effort devoted to research endeavors. My research focuses on optimizing the care of young patients with common hip disorders, including femoroacetabular impingement, hip instability/dysplasia, and hip cartilage injuries. My research focuses both on clinical and radiographic outcomes as well as translative studies involving biplane radiography for the evaluation of femoroacetabular kinematics and biomechanics.

Education & Training

  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Residency: University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Fellowship: Sports Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Fellowship: Hip Preservation, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Representative Publications

  • McClincy MP, Wylie JD, Williams D, Novais EN. Standardizing the Diagnostic Evaluation of Non-Arthritic Hip Pain Through the Delphi Method. OJSM 9(4): April 2021.
  • Herman M, Krivoniak AS, Ruh ER, Thakrar D, Bosch PP, Wylie JD, Ghodara A, McClincy MP. Acetabular coverage decreases at the end of skeletal growth: a 3D CT study of healthy hips. J Pediatr Orthop 14(3): March 2021.
  • McClincy MP, Wylie JD, Yen YM, Novais EN. Mild or borderline hip dysplasia: are we characterizing hips with lateral center-edge angle between 18° and 25° appropriately? Am J Sports Med 47 (1): January 2019.
  • Wylie JD, McClincy MP, Kim YJ, Millis MB, Novais EN. What Is the Reliability and Accuracy of Intraoperative Fluoroscopy in Evaluating Anterior, Lateral, and Posterior Coverage During Periacetabular Osteotomy? CORR, ePub December 2018.
  • McClincy MP, Wylie JD, Kim YJ, Millis MB, Novais EN. Periacetabular Osteotomy Improves Pain and Function in Patients With Lateral Center-edge Angle Between 18° and 25°, but Are These Hips Really Borderline Dysplastic? CORR, ePub October 2018.
  • McClincy MP, Lebrun D, Tepolt F, Yen YM, Kim YJ, Kocher MS. Clinical and Radiographic Predictors of Cartilage Injury in Adolescents Undergoing Hip Arthroscopy. Am J Sports Med 46 (13): October 2018.
  • McClincy MP, Seabol LS, Riffits MR, Ruh ER, Novak NE, Wasilko R, Hamm ME, Bell KM. Perspectives on Gamification of an Interactive Health Technology for Pediatric ACL-R Post-Operative Rehabilitation: User-Centered Design Approach. JMIR Serious Games; Accepted June 2021.
  • Bell KM, Onyeukwu O, Smith CN, Oh A, Dabbs AD, Piva SR, Popchak AJ, Lynch AD, Irrgang JJ, McClincy MP. A Portable System for Remote Rehabilitation Following a Total Knee Replacement: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Clinical Study. Sensors 20(21): October 2020.

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Research Grants

  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation             McClincy (PI)  1/2021-12/2021
    interACTION - ACL
    Ongoing project to develop a smart home rehabilitation program for use following ACL reconstruction surgery.
  • UPMC Orthopedic Surgery Research Fund               McClincy (PI)  1/2020-12/2021
    Healthy Hip Study
    Dynamic biplane radiography is being used to evaluate femoroacetabular mechanics in asymptomatic control subjects with aims to develop a reference of healthy hip kinematics during functional activities such as walking and squatting.
  • Pittsburgh Foundation (AD2020-715140)                  McClincy (PI) 7/2020-7/2021
    Healthy Hip Study – Static and Dynamic Imaging
    Dynamic biplane radiography is being used to evaluate femoroacetabular mechanics in asymptomatic control subjects with aims to compare the relative benefits of femoroacetabular imaging during both dynamic and static activities.