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John T. Gorczyca, M.D.

John T. Gorczyca, M.D.

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance

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Orthopaedic Surgery

601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

About Me

I am a traumatologist, or an orthopaedic surgeon that treats difficult fractures and fractures that fail to heal or heal incorrectly. I have a great deal of experience using limb shortening and lengthening to correct deformities. I perform complex reconstructive surgery to repair bone loss using bo...
I am a traumatologist, or an orthopaedic surgeon that treats difficult fractures and fractures that fail to heal or heal incorrectly. I have a great deal of experience using limb shortening and lengthening to correct deformities. I perform complex reconstructive surgery to repair bone loss using bone transplants, artificial implants, and growth of new bone in adults.

Certified Specialties

Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Faculty Appointments

Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Fellowship, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre GME (Canada). 1993 - 1994

Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. 1988 - 1993

Internship, Orthopaedic Surgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. 1987 - 1988

Education

MD | Boston University School of Medicine. 1987

Awards

Institute of Innovative Education Team Award. 2019

Legacy Society. 2019

Patients' Choice Award. 2018 - 2019

America's Best Physicians. 2017 - 2022

America's Top Surgeons. 2016

Achievement Award. 2012

Best Doctors in America for Trauma. 2009

Duthie-Evarts Resident Education Award. 2004

Kentucky Colonel. 2000

Research

I am the Chief of the Orthopaedic Trauma Division and have published numerous medical articles and textbook chapters, and am on the editorial boards of prominent medical journals.

Publications

Journal Articles

Outcomes for type C proximal humerus fractures in the adult population: comparison of nonoperative treatment, locked plate fixation, and reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

Samborski SA, Haws BE, Karnyski S, Soles G, Gorczyca JT, Nicandri G, Voloshin I, Ketz JP

JSES international.. 2022 September 6 (5):755-762. Epub 06/09/2022.

Contemporary Issues in the Acquisition of Orthopaedic Surgical Skills During Residency: Competency-Based Medical Education and Simulation

Myers TG; Marsh JL; Nicandri G; Gorczyca J; Pellegrini VD Jr.

J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2022; 104: 79-91.

Increasing the Educational Value of the Orthopaedic Subinternship: The Design and Implementation of a Fourth-Year Medical Student Curriculum.

Orner CA, Soin SP, Mahmood B, Gorczyca JT, Nicandri GT, DiGiovanni BF

Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Global research & reviews.. 2021 January 195 (1)Epub 01/19/2021.

Preoperative measurement of the thickness of the center of the humeral head predicts screw cutout after locked plating of proximal humeral fractures.

Stern L, Gorczyca MT, Gorczyca JT

Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery. 2021 January 30 (1):80-88. Epub 06/09/2020.

Rethinking strategies for blood transfusion in hip fracture patients.

D'Amore T, Loewen M, Gorczyca MT, Judd K, Ketz JP, Soles G, Gorczyca JT

OTA international : the open access journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2020 September 3 (3):e083. Epub 07/29/2020.

Immediate Improvement in Physical Function After Symptomatic Syndesmotic Screw Removal.

Kohring JM, Greenstein A, Gorczyca JT, Judd KT, Soles G, Ketz JP

Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2020 June 34 (6):327-331. Epub 1900 01 01.

The Current Status of Medical School Clerkship Grades in Residency Applicants.

Vokes J, Greenstein A, Carmody E, Gorczyca JT

Journal of graduate medical education.. 2020 April 12 (2):145-149. Epub 1900 01 01.

Osteochondral Fracture-Dislocation of the Humeral Head in Adolescent Patient: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation with Low Profile Compression Screws.

Quinzi DA; Lipof J; Gorczyca JT.

American Journal of Surgical Techniques and Case Reports. 2020; 1: 27-30.

Orthopedic Surgery and the Geriatric Patient.

Greenstein AS, Gorczyca JT

Clinics in geriatric medicine.. 2019 February 35 (1):65-92. Epub 10/11/2018.

Simultaneous Bilateral Extensor Mechanism Disruptions: More than Double the Trouble?

Seifert C, Vokes J, Roberts A, Gorczyca J, Judd K.

J Knee Surg. 2019; .

Surgical management of U/H type sacral fractures: outcomes following iliosacral and lumbopelvic fixation.

Kelly M, Zhang J, Humphrey CA, Gorczyca JT, Mesfin A

Journal of spine surgery.. 2018 June 4 (2):361-367. Epub 1900 01 01.

Risk Factors Associated With Cephalomedullary Nail Cutout in the Treatment of Trochanteric Hip Fractures.

Ciufo DJ, Zaruta DA, Lipof JS, Judd KT, Gorczyca JT, Ketz JP

Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2017 November 31 (11):583-588. Epub 1900 01 01.

Posterior sternoclavicular joint dislocation: A rare manifestation of seatbelt injury.

Qureshi MZ, Gorczyca JT, Doyle AJ, Gestring ML

Surgery.. 2017 October 162 (4):958-960. Epub 10/12/2016.

Radiographic Review of Helical Blade Versus Lag Screw Fixation for Cephalomedullary Nailing of Low-Energy Peritrochanteric Femur Fractures: There is a Difference in Cutout.

Stern LC, Gorczyca JT, Kates S, Ketz J, Soles G, Humphrey CA

Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2017 June 31 (6):305-310. Epub 1900 01 01.

Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Versus Hemiarthroplasty in the Management of Complex Articular Fractures and Fracture-dislocations of the Proximal Humerus

Thorsness R; Shields E; Chen RE; Owens K; Gorczyca J; Voloshin I.

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty. 2017; .

Detection of Femoral Neck Fractures in Pediatric Patients With Femoral Shaft Fractures.

Caldwell L, Chan CM, Sanders JO, Gorczyca JT

Journal of pediatric orthopedics.. 2017 37 (3):e164-e167. Epub 1900 01 01.

Radiographic Risk Factors For Interprosthetic Femur Fractures.

Lipof JS, Amitai AD, Judd KT, Gorczyca JT

The Iowa orthopaedic journal.. 2017 37 :35-39. Epub 1900 01 01.

The impact of residual angulation on patient reported functional outcome scores after non-operative treatment for humeral shaft fractures.

Shields E, Sundem L, Childs S, Maceroli M, Humphrey C, Ketz JP, Soles G, Gorczyca JT

Injury.. 2016 April 47 (4):914-8. Epub 12/23/2015.

Risk factors for failure of a single surgical debridement in adults with acute septic arthritis.

Hunter JG, Gross JM, Dahl JD, Amsdell SL, Gorczyca JT

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2015 April 197 (7):558-64. Epub 1900 01 01.

Factors predicting patient-reported functional outcome scores after humeral shaft fractures.

Shields E, Sundem L, Childs S, Maceroli M, Humphrey C, Ketz J, Gorczyca JT

Injury.. 2015 April 46 (4):693-8. Epub 01/24/2015.

Proximal Humerus Fractures With Associated Axillary Artery Injury

Thorsness R, English C, Gross J, Tyler W, Voloshin I, Gorczyca J.

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2014; .

Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction failure after tibial shaft malunion.

Lafrance RM, Gorczyca JT, Maloney MD

Orthopedics.. 2012 February 1735 (2):e267-71. Epub 02/17/2012.

Review of treatment and diagnosis of acute compartment syndrome of the calf: current evidence and best practices.

Gorczyca JT, Roberts CS, Pugh KJ, Ring D

Instructional course lectures.. 2011 60 :35-42. Epub 1900 01 01.

Diagnosis and treatment of less common compartment syndromes of the upper and lower extremities: current evidence and best practices.

Roberts CS, Gorczyca JT, Ring D, Pugh KJ

Instructional course lectures.. 2011 60 :43-50. Epub 1900 01 01.

The aging road warrior: national trend toward older riders impacts outcome after motorcycle injury.

Brown JB, Bankey PE, Gorczyca JT, Cheng JD, Stassen NA, Gestring ML

The American surgeon.. 2010 March 76 (3):279-86. Epub 1900 01 01.

Catastrophic intramedullary fragmentation of a tinel reamer.

Darowish M, Gorczyca JT

The Journal of trauma.. 2009 August 67 (2):E36-40. Epub 1900 01 01.

Fracture displacement and screw cutout after open reduction and locked plate fixation of proximal humeral fractures [corrected].

Owsley KC, Gorczyca JT

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2008 February 90 (2):233-40. Epub 1900 01 01.

Routine removal of external fixators without anesthesia.

Ryder S, Gorczyca JT

Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2007 September 21 (8):571-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

Multiple Shotgun Pellet Embolization to the Pulmonary Artery.

Rico F; Cheng JD; Bankey PE; Gorczyca JT; Gestring ML; Stassen NA; Palchik E; Piotrowski ES; Papadakos PJ.

Crit Care & Shock. 2006; 9: 55-60.

Traumatic triple tendon rupture in secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Ryder SH, Siddiqui F, Gorczyca JT

Orthopedics.. 2004 January 27 (1):71-2. Epub 1900 01 01.

Modified tibial nails for treating distal tibia fractures.

Gorczyca JT, McKale J, Pugh K, Pienkowski D

Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2002 January 16 (1):18-22. Epub 1900 01 01.

Open reduction internal fixation after displacement of a previously nondisplaced acromial fracture in a multiply injured patient: case report and review of literature.

Gorczyca JT, Davis RT, Hartford JM, Brindle TJ

Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2001 15 (5):369-73. Epub 1900 01 01.

Effect of acute reamed versus unreamed intramedullary nailing on compartment pressure when treating closed tibial shaft fractures: a randomized prospective study.

Nassif JM, Gorczyca JT, Cole JK, Pugh KJ, Pienkowski D

Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2000 November 14 (8):554-8. Epub 1900 01 01.

Supracondylar humerus fractures in children. Comparison of operative treatment methods.

Davis RT, Gorczyca JT, Pugh K

Clinical orthopaedics and related research.. 2000 July (376):49-55. Epub 1900 01 01.

Musculoskeletal trauma in tobacco farming.

Pugh KJ, Pienkowski D, Gorczyca JT

Orthopedics.. 2000 February 23 (2):141-3. Epub 1900 01 01.

Irreducible lateral dislocation of patella due to an intact retinaculum.

Gorczyca J, Grau GF

Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2000 14 (7):517-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

A mechanical comparison of subtrochanteric femur fracture fixation.

Pugh KJ, Morgan RA, Gorczyca JT, Pienkowski D

Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 1998 12 (5):324-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

The strength of iliosacral lag screws and transiliac bars in the fixation of vertically unstable pelvic injuries with sacral fractures.

Gorczyca JT, Varga E, Woodside T, Hearn T, Powell J, Tile M

Injury.. 1996 October 27 (8):561-4. Epub 1900 01 01.

Unrecognized foreign body in the hip joint.

Nassif JM, Gorczyca JT, Vanarthos WJ

Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 1996 10 (3):216-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Tibiotalar contact area. Contribution of posterior malleolus and deltoid ligament.

Hartford JM, Gorczyca JT, McNamara JL, Mayor MB

Clinical orthopaedics and related research.. 1995 November (320):182-7. Epub 1900 01 01.

Low friction arthroplasty at 10 to 20 years. Consequences of plastic wear.

Hamilton HW, Gorczyca J

Clinical orthopaedics and related research.. 1995 September (318):160-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Lateral extension of the ilioinguinal incision in the operative treatment of acetabulum fractures.

Gorczyca JT, Powell JN, Tile M

Injury.. 1995 April 26 (3):207-12. Epub 1900 01 01.

Cat-scratch disease presenting as a paravertebral abscess. A case report.

Bernini PM, Gorczyca JT, Modlin JF

The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 1994 December 76 (12):1858-63. Epub 1900 01 01.

Vertebral anomalies associated with spinal dysraphism.

Gorczyca JT, Banta JV

European journal of pediatric surgery : official journal of Austrian Association of Pediatric Surgery ... [et al] = Zeitschrift für Kinderchirurgie.. 1993 December 3 Suppl 1 :27. Epub 1900 01 01.

Plantar fasciitis. Etiology, treatment, surgical results, and review of the literature.

Schepsis AA, Leach RE, Gorzyca J

Clinical orthopaedics and related research.. 1991 May (266):185-96. Epub 1900 01 01.

Tibial Fractures with Infrapopliteal Arterial Injuries.

Segal, D.; Brenner, M.; Gorczyca, J.

Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 1987; 1(2): 60-69.

Books

Displaced Femoral Neck Fractures: A Case-Based Approach (2022)

Authors: Gorczyca JT; Judd K; Terle MR; Dunbar RP Jr.; Simpson RB; Soles GLS; Greenstein A; Rogmark C; Ricciardi BF

Publisher: Springer 2022

Operative Techniques: Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery (2020)

Chapter: Radial Head and Neck Fractures: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation

Authors: Roberts A, Gorczyca JT

Publisher: Elsevier, Inc., Philadelphia 2020

Chapman's Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery (2019)

Chapter: Proximal Humerus fractures

Authors: Soles G, Gorczyca JT

Publisher: Jaypee Brothers Medical 2019

Encyclopedia of Trauma Care (2015)

Authors: Gorczyca JT, Section Editor for Musculoskeletal Injury

Publisher: Springer 2015

Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum (2015)

Chapter: Biomechanics and Methods of Internal Fixation

Authors: Gorczyca JT

Publisher: Thiem 2015

Encyclopedia of Trauma Care (2015)

Chapter: Compartment Syndrome of the Leg

Authors: Gorczyca JT

Publisher: Springer, New York 2015

Review of Orthopaedic Trauma (2013)

Chapter: Tibial Shaft Fractures

Authors: Humphrey CA and Gorczyca JT

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2013

Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Fractures (2013)

Chapter: Proximal Humeral Fractures

Authors: Gorczyca JT

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer / Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia 2013

Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Trauma 4 (2010)

Authors: Gorczyca JT. Section Editor for Geriatric and Pediatric Trauma

Publisher: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois 2010

Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 9 (2008)

Chapter: Tibial Fractures

Authors: Gorczyca JT

Publisher: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont 2008

Spine Surgery: Tricks of the Trade (2008)

Chapter: Iliosacral Fixation Techniques

Authors: Rubery PT and Gorczyca JT

Publisher: Thieme 2008

Selective Exposures for Orthopaedic Surgery: The Pelvis (2006)

Authors: Gorczyca JT, Jimenez ML, Vrahas MS

Publisher: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont 2006

Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Trauma 3 (2005)

Chapter: Osteoporosis and Pathologic Bone

Authors: Cornell CN; Gorczyca JT

Publisher: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, Illinois 2005

Fractures of the Pelvis and Acetabulum (2003)

Chapter: Biomechanics and Methods of Pelvic Fixation

Authors: Gorczyca J; Hearn T; Tile M

Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia 2003

Orthopaedics (2002)

Chapter: Traumatic Knee Injuries

Authors: Gorczyca JT

Publisher: Mosby, Philadelphia 2002

Review of Orthopaedic Trauma (2000)

Chapter: Tibial Shaft Fractures

Authors: Gorczyca JT

Publisher: Lippincott, William and Wilkins, Philadelphia 2000

General Surgery Pearls of Wisdom (1999)

Chapter: Orthopaedic Surgery

Authors: Gorczyca J

Publisher: Boston Publishing Co, Boston 1999

General Surgery:Medical Student Pearls of Wisdom (1998)

Chapter: Orthopaedic Surgery

Authors: Gorczyca J

Publisher: Boston Medical Publishing Co, Boston 1998

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