Ryan Nunley, MD

Ryan Nunley, MD
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Selected Publications
Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

Berend M, Nunley RM, Barrack RL, Berend KR, Lombardi AV, DellaValle CJ, Residual Symptoms and Function Following Unicompartmental and Total Knee Arthroplasty: Comparable to Normative Controls?  J Arthroplasty. 2016 Oct;31(10):2161-6

Nam D, Nunley RM, Berend M; Berend KR, Lombardi AV, Barrack RL, Residual Symptoms and Function in Young, Active Hip Arthroplasty Patients: Comparable to Normative Controls? J Arthroplasty. 2016 Jul;31(7):1492-7.

Nam D, Barrack T, Nunley RM, Barrack RL, What is the Frequency of Noise Generation in Modern Knee Arthroplasty and Is It Associated with Residual Symptoms? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Jan 13.

Nam D1, Barrack T2, Johnson SR, Nunley RM2, Barrack RLHard-on-Hard Bearings Are Associated With Increased Noise Generation in Young Patients Undergoing Hip Arthroplasty.Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 Oct;474(10):2115-22.

Nunley RM, Nam D, Berend KR, Lombardi AV, Dennis DA, Della Valle CJ, Barrack RL. New total knee arthroplasty designs: do young patients notice? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Jan;473(1):101-8.

Sassoon A, Nam D, Nunley RM, Barrack RL. Systematic review of patient-specific instrumentation in total knee arthroplasty: new but not improved. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Jan;473(1):151-8. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3804-6.

Barrack RL, Ruh EL, Chen J, Lombardi AV Jr, Berend KR, Parvizi J, Della Valle CJ, Hamilton WG, Nunley RM. Impact of socioeconomic factors on outcome of total knee arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Jan;472(1):86-97.

Keeney JA, Nunley RM, Wright RW, Barrack RL, Clohisy JC. Are younger patients  undergoing TKAs appropriately characterized as active? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Apr;472(4):1210-6.

Barrack RL, Ruh EL, Berend ME, Della Valle CJ, Engh CA Jr, Parvizi J, Clohisy JC, Nunley RM. Do young, active patients perceive advantages after surface replacement compared to cementless total hip arthroplasty? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Dec;471(12):3803-13.

Bedigrew Km, Ruh EL, Zhang Q, Clohisy JC, Barrack RL, Nunley RM, When to Release Patients to High Impact Activities Following Hip Resurfacing. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2012 Jan: 470(1):299-306

Nunley RM, Ellison BS, Zhu J, Ruh EL, Howell SM, Barrack RL, Do Patient-specific Guides Improve Coronal Alignment in Total Knee Arthroplasty? Clin Orthop Relat Res 2012 470:895-902

Nunley RM, Ellison BS, Ruh EL, Williams B, Foreman K, Ford AD, Barrack RL, Are Patient-specific Cutting Blocks Cost-effective for Total Knee Arthoroplasty? Clin Orthop Relat Res 2012 470:889-894

Do EJ, Lenzini P, Eby CS, Bass AR, McMillin GA, Stevens SM, Woller SC, Pendleton RC, Anderson JL, Proctor P, Nunley RM, Davila-Roman V, Gage BF, Genetics InFormatics Trial (GIFT) of Warfarin to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT): Rationale and Study Design. The Pharmacogenomics Journal (Accepted, E pub 2011 May 24)

Nunley RM, Prather H, Hunt D, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC, Clinical Presentation of Symptomatic Acetabular Dysplasiz in Skeletally Mature Patients. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2011:93 Suppl. 2:17-21

Nunley RM, Ruh E, Zhang Q, Della Valle C, Engh CA Jr., Berend M, Parvizi J, Clohisy JC, Barrack RL, Do Patients Return to Work Following Hip Arthroplasty Surgery. J Arthroplasty 2011:26(6) Suppl. 1:92-98

Nunley RM, Zhu J, Clohisy JC, Barrack RL, Aspirin Decreases Heterotopic Ossification After Hip Resurfacing. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2011 Jun: 469(6): 1614-20

Nunley RM, Keeney J, Zhu J, Clohisy JC, Barrack RL, The Reliability and Variation of Acetabular Component Anteversion Measurements from Cross-table Lateral Radiographs. J Arthroplasty 2011:26(6) Suppl. 1:84-87

Nepple JJ, Carlisle JC, Nunley RM, Clohisy JC, Clinical and Radiographic Predictors of Intra-articular Disease in Hip Arthroscopy. Am J Sports Med 2011: 39(2): 296-303.

Mall NA, Nunley RM, Zhu J, Maloney WJ, Barrack RL, Clohisy JC, The Incidence of Acetabular Osteolysis in Young Patients with Conventional versus Highly Crosslinked Polyethylent. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2011: 469: 372-381.

Mall NA, Nunley RM, Zhu J, Smith KE, Maloney WJ, Clohisy JC, Barrack RL, The Fate of Grafting Acetabular Defects During Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010: 468(12): 3286-94.

Nunley RM, Wilson JP, Gilula LA, Clohisy JC, Barrack RL, Iliopsoas Bursa Injections can be Beneficial for Pain after Total Hip Arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010: 468: 519-526.

Nunley RM, Zhu J, Brooks PJ, Engh CA, Raterson SJ, Rogerson JS, Barrack RL, The Learning Curve for Adopting Hip Resurfacing Among Hip Specialists. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2010: 468: 382-391.

Pekmezci M, Nunley RM, Barrack RL, Technique for Total Hip Arthroplasty in a Patient with Through Knee Amputation - Case Report. J Arthroplasty 2010: 25(4): 659.el-3

Ranawat AS, Nunley RM, Bozic KJ, Executive Summary: Value-Based Purchasing and Technology Assessment in Orthopaedics. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009:467: 2556-2560.

Wilson N, Nunley RM, Ranawat A, Bozic K, Executive Summary: Aligning Stakeholder Incentives in Orthopedics. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009: 467: 2521-2524.

Clohisy JC, St. John LC, Nunley RM, Schutz AL, Schoenecker PL, Combined Periacetabular and Femoral Osteotomies for Severe Hip Deformities. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009: 467(9): 2221-7.

Clohisy JC, Nunley RM, Carlisle JC, Schoenecker PL,Incidence and Characteristics of Femoral Deformities in the Dysplastic Hip. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009: 467: 128-134

Nunley RM, Della Valle CJ, Barrack RL, Is Patient Selection Important for Hip Resurfacing? Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009: 467: 56-65

Della Valle CJ, Nunley RM, Raterman SJ, Barrack RL, Initial American Experience with Hip Resurfacing Following FDA Approval. Clin Orthop Relat Res 2009: 467(1): 72-78. Erratum. 2009 467(2): 587

Della Valle CJ, Nunley RM, Barrack RL, When is the right time to resurface? Orthopedics. Dec 2008:31 (12 Supp 2)

Cheh G, Lenke LG, Lehman Jr. RA, Kim YJ, Nunley RM, Bridwell KH, The Reliability of Preoperative Supine Radiographs to Predict the Amount of Curve Flexibility in Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Spine 2007: 32: 2668-2672.

Clohisy JC, Nunley RM, Curry MC, Schoenecker PL, Periacetabular Osteotomy for the Treatment of Acetabular Dysplasia Associated with Major Aspherical Femoral Head Deformities. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2007: 89: 1417-1423.

Clohisy JC, Nunley RM, Otto RJ, Schoenecker PL, The Frog-leg Lateral Radiograph Accurately Visualized Hip Cam Impingement Abnormalities. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2007: 462: 115-121.

Dobbs MB, Purcell DB, Nunley R, Morcuende JA, Early Results of a New Method of Treatment for Idiopathic Congenital Vertical Talus: Surgical Technique. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2007: 89: Suppl 2 Pt 1: 111-121.

Sharan DA, Genuario J, Mehta S, Ranawat A, Nunley RM, Weinstein SL, Current issues in health policy: a primer for the orthopaedic surgeon. Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2007: 15: 76-86.

Nunley RM, Boyer MI, Goldfarb CA, Pyrolytic Carbon Arthroplasty for Posttraumatic Arthritis of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint. J Hand Surg 2006: 31A: 1468-1474.

Dobbs MB, Purcell DB, Nunley R, Morcuende JA, Early Results of a New Method of Treatment for Idiopathic Congenital Vertical Talus. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2006: 88: 1192-1200.

Dobbs MB, Nunley RM, Schoenecker PL, Long-Term Follow-up of Patients with Clubfeet Treated with Extensive Soft-Tissue Release. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2006: 88: 986-996

Nunley RM, Wright DW, Renner JB, Yu B, Garrett WE, Gender Comparison of Patellar Tendon Tibial Shaft Angle with Weight Bearing. Research in Sports Medicine 2003: 11: 173-185.

Nunley RM, Lachiewicz PF, Mortality After Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty in a Medium-Volume University Practice. The Journal of Arthroplasty 2003: 18: 278-285.

Kaszynski P, Douglass AG, Nunley RM, Brady E, Photophysical Properties of Arylated Boron Clusters. Papers of the American Chemical Society 1997: 213(2).

Kaszynski P, Janousek Z, Douglass AJ, Bairamov KA, Nunley RM, Liquid Crystals Containing Boron Clusters. Papers of the American Chemical Society 1997: 213(2).

Invited Publications

Nunley RM, Sharan AD, Genuario J, Mehta S, Ranawat A, There is power in numbers - as well as in knowledge. AAOS Now 2007: 1(1): 55.

Covey A, Nunley RM, Mehta S, Kusuma SK, Sharan AD, Genuario J, Musculoskeletal education in medical shcools: Are we making the cut? AAOS Now 2007:1(2): 44-46.

Mehta, S, Nunley RM, Jahangir AA, Sharan AD, nanotechnology: From nano to micro to macro. AAOS Now 2007: 1(3): 3-5.

Genuario J, Mehta S, Nunley RM, Discrepancy in healthcare utilization: Is more better in orthopaedic surgery? AAOS Now 2007: 1(4): 39.

Nunley RM, Sharan AD, Mehta S, Genuario J, Radiology utilization presents referral, payment challenges. AAOS Now 2007: 1(5): 7.

Sharan AD, Genuario JW, Mehta S, Nunley RM, Stem cells in orthopaedic surgery. AAOS Now 2007: 1(6).

Ranawat A, Nunley RM, Genuario JW, Sharan AD, Mehta S, Current state of the fellowship hiring process: Are we in 1957 or 2007? AAOS Now 2007: 1(8).

Nunley RM, Habit-forming: Access to physician prescribing patterns. AAOS Now 2007: 1(9).

Kusuma SK, Nunley RM, Mehta S, Genuario JW, Kennedy J, DTCA: Improving patient education or simply increasing pharmaceutical profits? AAOS Now 2007: 1(10).

Jahangir AA, Nunley RM, Mehta S, Sharan AD, Bone-graft substitutes in orthopaedic surgery. AAOS Now 2008: 2(1).

Sharan AD, Mehta S, Nunley RM, Issues facing America: The uninsured. AAOS Now 2008: 2(2).

Nunley RM, Issues facing America: Underinsured patients. AAOS Now 2008: 2(3).

Kusuma S, Nunley RM, Covey A, Genuario J, Mehta S, Ahead of the Curve: Issues facing America: Consumer-directed health care. AAOS Now 2008: 2(4).

Mehta S, Nunley RM, Issues facing America: Medicaid. AAOS Now 2008: 2(6).

Covey A, Mehta S, Nunley RM, Issues facing America: SCHIP. AAOS Now 2008: 2(7).

Ranawat A, Nunley RM, Issues facing America: Medicare. AAOS Now 2008: 2(8).

Jahangir AA, Nunley RM, Barack Obama: Plan for a healthy America. AAOS Now 2008: 2(10).

Flint JH, Nunley RM, John McCain: The straight-talking healthcare express. AAOS Now 2008: 2(10)

Jahangir AA, Sethi MK, Thomas A, Sharon AD, Nunley RM. Redefining Health Care in America. AAOS Now 2010: 4(5).

Sharon AD, Nunley RM. Where are the Savings in Health Care Reform? AAOS Now 2010: 4(6).

Flint JH, Sharan AD, Nunley RM, IPOD, IPAD...IPAB?  AAOS Now 2010:4(7).

Nunley RM, Sharan AD, Mehta S. Medical Loss ratios...has the bar been set? AAOS Now 2010: 4(9).

Hettrich CM, Mather RC, Sethi MK, Nunley RM, Jahangir AA. The cost of defensive medicine. AAOS Now 2010: 4(12).

Mather RC, Hettrich C, Nunley RM. Penalties coming under PPACA, PQRI. AAOS Now 2011: 5(1).

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Dr. Nunley’s Office Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

Barnes Jewish Hospital

4921 Parkview Place

St Louis, MO 63110

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

969 N. Mason Road, Suite 230

Saint Louis, MO 63141


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