Marc F. Swiontkowski, MD
Research Investigator, TRIA Research and Education Center
About

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Fellowship

  • Orthopaedic Research, Laboratory for Experimental Surgery, Davos, Switzerland

Medical degree

  • University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
  • Surgery Internship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Position

  • Professor, University of Minnesota Medical School Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health
  • Editor-In-Chief of The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery
  • Former CEO TRIA Orthopaedic Center

Membership

  • Mid America Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Fellow
  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Association for the Surgery of Trauma
  • American Orthopaedic Association (Past President)
  • Canadian Orthopaedic Association
  • Georgia Orthopaedic Society (Honorary)
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association (Past President)
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Director (1997-2006)
  • Societe Internationale De Chirurgie Orthopedique Et De Traumatologie (S.I.C.O.T.)

Honors & Awards

  • Mpls St. Paul Magazine "Top Doctors" (2013-2019)
Affiliation
positions
  • Institute Research Investigator, TRIA Research and Education Center
  • Publications While At HealthPartners
    selected publications
    Journal Article
  • Comparison of clinical and radiographic outcomes of arthroscopic-assisted percutaneous fixation versus open reduction internal fixation of lateral tibial plateau fractures
    International Orthopaedics. 2023
  • Development of machine-learning algorithms for 90-day and one-year mortality prediction in the elderly with femoral neck fractures based on the HEALTH and FAITH trials
    Bone Jt Open. 2023
  • Is there room for individual patient-specified preferences in the patient-reported outcome measurement revolution?
    Journal of patient-centered research and reviews. 2023
  • Reamed compared with unreamed nailing of tibial shaft fractures: does the initial method of nail insertion influence outcome in patients requiring reoperations?
    Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2023
  • Adjusting for variation in patient-reported outcome measures is needed to improve care after total knee arthroplasty
    Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2022
  • Arthroscopically assisted percutaneous screw fixation of tibial plateau fractures
    JBJS essential surgical techniques. 2022
  • High rates of imminent subsequent fracture after femoral neck fracture in the elderly
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2022
  • Patients with femoral neck fractures are at risk for conversion to arthroplasty after internal fixation: a machine-learning algorithm
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2022
  • What do orthopaedists believe is needed for incorporating patient-reported outcome measures into clinical care? A qualitative study
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2022
  • Impact of centre volume, surgeon volume, surgeon experience and geographic location on reoperation after intramedullary nailing of tibial shaft fractures
    Canadian Journal of Surgery. 2021
  • Optimal technical factors during operative management of low-energy femoral neck fractures
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2021
  • Personalized outcomes for hip and knee replacement: the patient's point of view
    Journal of patient-reported outcomes. 2021
  • Prognostic factors for predicting health-related quality of life after intramedullary nailing of tibial fractures: a randomized controlled trial
    Bone Jt Open. 2021
  • Unplanned emergency and urgent care visits after outpatient orthopaedic surgery
    Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Global research & reviews. 2021
  • Arthroplasty versus internal fixation for the treatment of undisplaced femoral neck fractures: a retrospective cohort study
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2020
  • Clockwise torque of sliding hip screws: is there a right side?
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2020
  • Early radiographic union score for hip is predictive of femoral neck fracture complications within 2 years
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2020
  • Factors associated with mortality after surgical management of femoral neck fractures
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2020
  • Predictors of loss to follow-up in hip fracture trials: a secondary analysis of the FAITH and HEALTH Trials
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2020
  • The FAITH and HEALTH Trials: are we studying different hip fracture patient populations?
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2020
  • The influence of arthroscopy on the classification and treatment of tibial plateau fractures
    Journal of orthopaedics. 2020
  • Venous thromboembolism in hip fracture patients: a subanalysis of the FAITH and HEALTH Trials
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2020
  • Femoral neck shortening after hip fracture fixation is associated with inferior hip function: results from the FAITH Trial
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019
  • Is antibiotic prophylaxis cost-effective for dental patients following total knee arthroplasty?
    JDR clinical and translational research. 2019
  • Loss of independence after operative management of femoral neck fractures
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019
  • Not all garden-I and II femoral neck fractures in the elderly should be fixed: effect of posterior tilt on rates of subsequent arthroplasty
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2019
  • Deficits in preference-based health-related quality of life after complications associated with tibial fracture
    The bone & joint journal. 2018
  • Factors associated with health-related quality of life, hip function, and health utility after operative management of femoral neck fractures
    The bone & joint journal. 2018
  • Factors associated with revision surgery after internal fixation of hip fractures
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2018
  • Fracture fixation in the operative management of hip fractures (FAITH): an international, multicentre, randomised controlled trial
    Lancet (London, England). 2017
  • Arthroscopic-assisted fixation of tibial plateau fractures: patient-reported postoperative activity levels
    Orthopedics. 2016
  • Does participation in a randomized clinical trial change outcomes? An evaluation of patients not enrolled in the SPRINT Trial
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2016
  • Extremity War Injuries IX: reducing disability within the military
    Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2015
  • Comparative effectiveness of open versus minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion
    Medical devices (Auckland, N.Z.). 2014
  • Critical-sized defect in the tibia: is it critical? Results from the SPRINT trial
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2014
  • Extremity War Injuries VIII: sequelae of combat injuries
    Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2014
  • Minimally invasive versus open sacroiliac joint fusion: are they similarly safe and effective?
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2014
  • Scapula fractures: interobserver reliability of classification and treatment
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2014
  • (Sample) size matters! An examination of sample size from the SPRINT trial study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedullary nails in patients with tibial fractures
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2013
  • Documentation of outcomes for sacroiliac joint fusion: does prior spinal fusion influence the outcome?
    European Spine Journal. 2013
  • Quality in orthopaedic surgery--an international perspective: AOA critical issues
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2013
  • Symptomatic sacroiliac joint disease and radiographic evidence of femoroacetabular impingement
    Hip International. 2013
  • Central coordination as an alternative for local coordination in a multicenter randomized controlled trial: the FAITH trial experience
    Trials. 2012
  • Development and validation of an instrument to predict functional recovery in tibial fracture patients: the Somatic Pre-Occupation and Coping (SPOC) questionnaire
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2012
  • Lessons learned from benchmark orthopaedic trials
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2012
  • Prognostic factors for predicting outcomes after intramedullary nailing of the tibia
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2012
  • Autograft versus allograft: an economic cost comparison of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
    Arthroscopy. 2011
  • Economic evaluation of reamed versus unreamed intramedullary nailing in patients with closed and open tibial fractures: results from the study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedullary nails in patients with tibial fractures (SPRINT)
    Value in Health. 2011
  • Is a subgroup claim believable? A user's guide to subgroup analyses in the surgical literature
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2011
  • Outcomes assessment in the SPRINT multicenter tibial fracture trial: adjudication committee size has trivial effect on trial results
    Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2011
  • Ninety-day mortality after intertrochanteric hip fracture: does provider volume matter?
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2010
  • Perceived need and unmet need for vocational, mental health, and other support services after severe lower-extremity trauma
    Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2010
  • Provider factors associated with intramedullary nail use for intertrochanteric hip fractures
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2010
  • Femoral neck fractures: evidence versus beliefs about predictors of outcome
    Orthopedics. 2009
  • Outcome instruments: rationale for their use
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2009
  • Treatment of femoral neck fractures in young adults
    Instructional Course Lectures. 2009
  • Management of femoral neck fractures in young adults
    Indian Journal of Orthopaedics. 2008
  • Treatment of femoral neck fractures in young adults
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2008
  • Reprocessing single-use devices: an orthopaedic perspective
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2005
  • Editorial Article
  • A gap between evidence-based research and clinical practice in management of hip fractures [editorial]
    JAMA network open.  6. 2023
  • Updating the assignment of levels of evidence [editorial]
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume).  97. 2015
  • The case report redefined with JBJS Case Connector [editorial]
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume).  95. 2013
  • Meta-analyses and systematic reviews: new guidelines for JBJS [editorial]
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume).  94. 2012
  • Timing of wound closure in open fractures based on cultures obtained after debridement [editorial]
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume).  92. 2010
  • Chapter
  • Polytrauma in the elderly
    Musculoskeletal trauma in the elderly. 2016
  • Femoral neck fracture: indications, results, treatment, techniques
    Surgery of the hip. 2012
  • Review
  • Outcomes of arthroscopic-assisted lateral tibial plateau fixation: a systematic review [systematic review, review]
    European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology. 2023
  • Complementary and alternative medicine for postoperative pain: a systematic review [systematic review]
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2020
  • Physician behavior change: a systematic review [systematic review]
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2019
  • Management of acute hip fracture [review]
    New England Journal of Medicine. 2017
  • Measuring patient satisfaction in orthopaedic surgery [review]
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2015
  • Surgical attire and the operating room: role in infection prevention [review]
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2014
  • Unstable pertrochanteric femoral fractures [review]
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2014
  • Nonoperative and operative treatments for rotator cuff tears: identification of future research needs from Comparative Effectiveness Review No. 22 [review]
    2013
  • Evidence summary: systematic review of surgical treatments for geriatric hip fractures [review]
    Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American Volume). 2011
  • Moderators' summary: perceived performance differences. limb salvage versus amputation in the lower extremity (session II) [review]
    Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2011
  • Case report: reconstruction of a recalcitrant scapular neck nonunion and literature review [review]
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2009
  • Optimal internal fixation for femoral neck fractures: multiple screws or sliding hip screws [review]?
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2009
  • Resolving controversies in hip fracture care: the need for large collaborative trials in hip fractures [review]
    Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. 2009
  • Transverse sternal nonunion, repair and revision: a case report and review of the literature [review]
    Journal of Trauma. 2009
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