Sandeep Mannava, MD, PhD partners with patients to determine their goals and expectations, then provides the medical care--both surgical and non-surgical--to obtain excellent outcomes that help patients of all ages achieve and maintain an active, healthy lifestyle. He is viewed as a compassionate physician scientist, an advocate for athletes, and a thought leader in orthopaedic sports medicine. Dr Mannava enjoys innovating and educating in the areas of orthopaedic surgery, arthroscopic surgery, biomedical sciences, and sports medicine. He provides high quality, evidenced based, and cutting-edge care to all of his patients.
Dr Mannava is one of the most published orthopaedic sports medicine surgeons in the western and central New York region. Dr Mannava has published over 60 manuscripts and book chapters, was awarded several competitive research grants, and invented a surgical device that was patented. Additionally, he has presented over 90 research abstracts at regional, national, and internationally conferences. He has expertise in regenerative medicine, in vivo biomechanics, the biology of aging, shoulder surgery, athletic knee injuries, hip arthroscopy, and the overhead athlete.
Originally from Utica, New York, Dr Mannava graduated from Cornell University cum laude, with high honors in biological sciences, and distinction in research. He then attended medical school at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Syracuse--Upstate Medical University.
Dr Mannava completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Wake Forest University. During his residency, he graduated from the Wake Forest Graduate School of Arts and Sciences with a PhD, awarded for research related to rotator cuff disorders. During his time at Wake Forest, he was chosen as an American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) resident leader and emerging leader. As a chief resident, he was recognized with the department's resident teaching award for his contributions to resident and medical student education. During his time at Wake Forest, he assisted with physician coverage for Wake Forest Demon Deacon baseball and Winston-Salem Dash minor league baseball.
Dr Mannava went on to complete his arthroscopy and sports medicine fellowship training at the prestigious Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. While in Vail, he helped in the treatment of professional and elite athletes from the NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB, and numerous Olympians while serving as a fellow in Vail, CO. He remains an active volunteer physician with the United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) and continues to provide medical care for U.S. Olympic athletes while on faculty at the UR Medicine Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation.
Dr Sandeep Mannava is a native of Utica, New York where he graduated from New Hartford Senior High School. He went on to complete his undergraduate education at Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Ithaca, New York, with a bachelor of science (B.S.) in Biological Sciences with a concentration in animal physiology. He graduated Cornell University cum laude, with high honors in biology, and distinction in research. He then completed his doctor of medicine (M.D.) at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York.
Dr Mannava then pursued a post-doctoral research fellowship in orthopedic surgery, regenerative medicine, biomedical engineering, and neuroscience as part of an integrated, 7-year, residency physician-scientist training program at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. While enrolled in the 7-year residency pathway, Dr Mannava received his doctor of philosophy (PhD) through the Neuroscience Program at Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Sandeep Mannava, MD, PhD completed his orthopedic surgery internship, orthopedic surgery residency, and his orthopedic surgery chief resident year at Wake Forest University, Wake Forest School of Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Medical Center, and Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
He then completed an additional year of orthopedic sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery fellowship training at the Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. During his fellowship in Vail, Colorado, Dr Mannava studied advanced hip arthroscopy, complex knee surgery, and comprehensive shoulder surgery--both minimally invasive and open surgical procedures--in addition to orthopedic regenerative medicine techniques. Dr Mannava also competed a part-time research, leadership, and health policy fellowship through the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) and American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) visiting scholars program.
Dr Mannava has extensive previous research experience, serving as a summer research fellow at the Masonic Medical Laboratories in Utica, New York; an undergraduate urban semester intern at Weill Cornell Medical School in New York City; and an undergraduate research assistant at Cornell University Department of Biomedical Sciences. He went on to serve as a graduate research assistant at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed post-doctoral research and served as a physician scientist at Wake Forest University. He was then a clinical fellow and researcher associated with the Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado.
Dr Mannava is active in several medical societies including American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS), Arthroscopy Association of North America (ANNA), American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM), and the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Emerging Leaders Program. He also serves as a volunteer physician in the active pool of United States Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA). He has traveled to Russia, the Czech Republic, and throughout the United States with US Olympians in the Skiing and Snowboarding disciplines to provide orthopedic sports medicine event and training medical coverage.
Biology of aging
Soft tissue biomechanics and tensioning
Athletic knee injuries
Summary of research efforts:
Rotator cuff tears are a common cause of upper-extremity disability, particularly in elderly patients over 50 years of age. For chronic, full-thickness, rotator cuff tears, repair surgery can be technically challenging due to large gap distances and increased stiffness of the muscle-tendon unit. In contrast, acute rotator cuff tears are associated with lower repair tensions, less fibro-fatty infiltration of the muscle, and better functional outcomes. Our research group has previously utilized animal models to understand rotator cuff muscle function in the acute and chronic tear setting and these results can be translated into clinical recommendations using computational modeling. Through the use of electrophysiological and innovative surgical techniques, we were able to study the role of aging, tenotomy, and suprascapular neuropathy on in vivo skeletal muscle dysfunction. We have translated some of these findings utilizing mathematical modeling to make predictions regarding shoulder surgery outcomes. Through these experimental studies, our group is optimistic that we can improve the clinical neurophysiological understanding and care of rotator cuff dysfunction. Previous work by our group has been translated into a patented surgery device that is currently being studied clinically during rotator cuff repair surgery.
Additional clinical research efforts have focused on medical education, athletic knee injuries, regenerative medicine, stem cell technology, shoulder surgery, and hip arthroscopy. Many of our findings on the athletic patient population have been published in peer-reviewed journals and presented both nationally and internationally. Through this team approach, we hope to translate our basic science research findings into clinical recommendations that will ultimately benefit our patients, allowing us to provide world-class and cutting-edge patient care.
Ferrari MB, Mannava S, DePhillipo N, Sanchez G, LaPrade RF. "Notchplasty for the Arthroscopic Treatment of Limited Knee Extension." Arthroscopy techniques. 2017 Jun 0; 6(3):e517-e524. Epub 2017 May 01.
Stone AV, Howse EA, Mannava S, Miller BA, Botros D, Stubbs AJ. "Basic Hip Arthroscopy: Diagnostic Hip Arthroscopy." Arthroscopy techniques. 2017 Jun 0; 6(3):e699-e704. Epub 2017 Jun 05.
Mannava S, Chahla J, Geeslin AG, Cinque ME, Whitney KE, Evans TA, Frangiamore SJ, LeBus G, Godin J, LaPrade RF, Philippon MJ. "Platelet-Rich Plasma Augmentation for Hip Arthroscopy." Arthroscopy techniques. 2017 Jun 0; 6(3):e763-e768. Epub 2017 Jun 12.
Books & Chapters
Chapter Title: Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management (CAM) Procedure for the Treatment of Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis
Book Title: Shoulder Surgery: Tricks of the Trade
Author List: Mannava S, Frangiamore SJ, Mitchell JJ, Fritz E, Millett PJ
Edited By: Dines JS; Dines DM; Gulotta LV
Published By: Thieme Publishers2017 in New York
Chapter Title: Comprehensive Arthroscopic Management of Glenohumeral Osteoarthritis.
Book Title: An Atlas of Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy
Author List: Mitchell JJ, Katthagan JC, Frangiamore S, Mannava S, Millet PJ
Edited By: Imhoff A, Ticker J, Mazzocca A, Voss A
Published By: Taylor & Francis2017
Chapter Title: Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair--single and double row fixation
Book Title: Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics
Author List: Freehill MT, Rogers JP, Mannava S
Edited By: Fredie Fu, Albert Lin
Published By: Elsevier Inc2015
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