Publications, Honours and Awards

Dr. Lo has received numerous honours and awards from multiple societies and has received research funding from multiple industry and public organization including the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, the McCaig Fund and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Below is an abbreviated list of Dr Lo’s honours and publications.

Honours and Awards
2008 Neer Award American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
2006 Quality of Life Award Canadian Institutes of Health Research
2004 Neer Award American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons
2003 Research Award Arthroscopy Association of North America
2001 Founder’s Medal Canadian Orthopaedic Association


Books & Book Chapters

Burkhart’s view of the shoulder: a cowboy’s guide to advanced shoulder arthroscopy. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2006.

Multidirectional instability: Surgical decision making. In: Instructional Course Lectures, Vol 53. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL. 2004 53:565-572.

Arthroscopic partial rotator cuff repair of massive rotator cuff tears. In: Craig EV, ed. Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Shoulder. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2004:59-82.

Rotator cuff tears: diagnosis and decision making. In: Miller M, Cole BJ, eds. Textbook of Arthroscopy. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2005:203-215.

Arthroscopic repairs of crescent shaped, U-shaped and L-shaped tears of the posterosuperior rotator cuff. In: Miller M, Cole BJ, eds. Textbook of Arthroscopy. Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2005:217-240.

Arthroscopic knot tying. In: Abrams JS, Bell RH, eds. Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. Springer Verlag, New York, NY, 2008:68-82.

Evaluation and tear recognition of the rotator cuff. In: Levine W, Ahmad C, eds. Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. New York, NY, 2007:199-210.

Subscapularis tears and subcoracoid impingement. In: Galatz L, ed. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update: Shoulder and Elbow 3. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Rosemont, IL, 2008:273-287.

Complications of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. In: Meislin R, Halbrecht J eds. Complications of knee and shoulder surgery: management and treatment options for the sports medicine orthopedist. Springer Verlag, London, 2009:225-244.

Subscapularis tears. In: Ryu R. AANA Advanced Arthroscopy. Saunders Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA, 2010, 222-231.

Arthroscopic subscapularis tendon repair. In: McGinty, ed. Operative Arthroscopy 4th Edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, in press, 2010.

Extensive labral tears: pathology and surgical treatment. In: Provencher M, Romeo A, eds. Shoulder Instability: A Comprehensive Approach. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, in press 2011.


Arthroscopic biceps tenodesis: indications and technique. Operative Techniques Sports Med 2002;10(2);105-112.

Subscapularis tears: Arthroscopic repair of the forgotten rotator cuff tendon. Techniques Shoulder Elbow Surg 2002;3(4):282-291.

The bubble sign: an arthroscopic indicator of an intratendinous rotator cuff tear. Arthroscopy 2002;18(9):1029-33.

Biomechanical principles of arthroscopic repair of the rotator cuff. Operative Techniques Sports Med 2002;12(3):140-155.

Spotlight on surgical techniques. Current concepts in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. Am J Sports Med 2003;31(2):308-24.

The comma sign: An arthroscopic guide to the torn subscapularis tendon. Arthroscopy 2003;19(3):334-7.

Arthroscopic coracoplasty through the rotator interval. Arthroscopy, 2003;19(6):667-71.

Double row arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: re-establishing the footprint of the rotator cuff. Arthroscopy 2003;19:1035-42.

Combined subcoracoid and subacromial impingement in association with anterosuperior rotator cuff tears: an arthroscopic approach.
Arthroscopy 2003;19(10):1068-78.

The etiology and assessment of subscapularis tendon tears: a case for subcoracoid impingement, the roller-wringer effect, and TUFF lesions of the subscapularis. Arthroscopy 2003;19(10):1142-50.

Subscapularis tears: arthroscopic repair techniques. Orthop Clinics North Am 2003;34(4):485-98.

Arthroscopic biceps tenodesis using a bioabsorbable interference screw. Arthroscopy 2004;20(1):85-95.

Trans-tendon arthroscopic repair of partial thickness, articular surface tears of the rotator cuff. Arthroscopy 2004;20(2):214-20.

The interval slide in continuity: a method of mobilizing the anterosuperior rotator cuff without disrupting the tear margins. Arthroscopy 2004;20(4):435-41.

The inverted pear glenoid: an indicator of significant glenoid bone loss. Arthroscopy 2004;20 (2):169-74.

Arthroscopic repair of massive, contracted, immobile rotator cuff tears using single and double interval slides: Technique and preliminary results. Arthroscopy 2004;20(1):22-33.

Arthroscopic revision rotator cuff repair of failed repairs of the rotator cuff. Arthroscopy 2004;20(3):250-67.

Validation of the apprehension, relocation and surprise tests for anterior shoulder instability. Am J Sports Med 2004;32(2):301-7.

New Perspective on Bioengineering of Joint Tissues: Joint Adaptation Creates a Moving Target for Engineering Replacement Tissues. Annals of Biomedical Eng 2004;32(3):458-65.

Arthroscopic knots: determining the optimal balance of loop security and knot security. Arthroscopy 2004;20(5):489-502.

Glenohumeral arthroscopy portals established using an outside-in technique: neurovascular anatomy at risk. Arthroscopy 2004;20(6):596-602.

Matrix metalloproteinase and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase mRNA levels are specifically altered in torn rotator cuff tendons. Am J Sports Med 2004;32(5):1223-9.

Triple labral lesions: pathology and surgical repair technique- report of seven cases. Arthroscopy 2005;21(2);186-93.

Surgery about the coracoid: neurovascular anatomy at risk. Arthroscopy 2004;20(6):591-5.

Matrix molecule mRNA levels in the bursas and rotator cuff of patients with full-thickness rotator cuff tears. Arthroscopy 2005;21(6);645-51.

Cuff integrity following arthroscopic versus open rotator cuff repair: A prospective study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2006;15(3):290-9.

Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2006;14(6):333-46.

Arthroscopic suprascapular nerve release: An anatomic approach. Arthroscopy, 2007;23(2):221-5

The cam effect of the proximal humerus: its role in the production of relative capsular redundancy of the shoulder. Arthroscopy 2007;23(3):241-6

Fatty infiltration and atrophy of the rotator cuff do not improve after rotator cuff repair and correlate with poor functional outcome. Am J. Sports Med 2007;35(5):719-28

Patients undergoing stabilization surgery for recurrent, traumatic anterior shoulder instability commonly have restricted passive external rotation. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2007;16(3):255-9.

Superior labral anterior-posterior (SLAP) tears: recent advances and outcomes. Curr Ortho Prac 2008;19(5):530-534.