Physician Profile

Cory M. Edgar, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
Overview:

Dr. Cory Edgar is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UConn Health. A team physician for Boston University athletics, he was recruited back after serving as assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Edgar was a former sports medicine fellow at the UConn and has a strong research and academic interest. Dr. Edgar has a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology and established research activities in bone biology, cartilage healing and applications of stem cells for tissue healing. He is an outstanding educator with many invited lectureships and national level courses that he teaches. He most recently won the AOSSM research award and is considered a rising star in the sports medicine community.

Dr. Edgar’s clinical interests and expertise include primary and revision ACL reconstructions, multi-ligament knee injuries, meniscal transplantation, patella dislocations and instability, complex shoulder instability with bone loss, revision rotator cuff surgery, AC joint injuries, pectoralis tendon ruptures, distal biceps ruptures, ankle instability and talus OCD lesions.

Dr. Edgar continues to devote himself to improving the field of orthopaedics through research. A primary area of interest and expertise is the use of stem cells to enhance healing and graft incorporation in sports medicine. His research goal is to continue to explore and develop through a translational medical approach, the application of biologics and regenerative medicine to sports medicine issues.

Dr. Edgar is committed to education and patient care. His clinical interests, education, and experience enable him to care for patients with compassion and expertise.



Office Locations:

Storrs Center Medical Services
One Royce Circle, Suite 104
Storrs Center
Storrs, CT 06268
860-487-9200
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Education and Training:
TrainingInstitutionMajor/Specialty
Undergraduate SchoolBenedictine UniversityMolecular and Cell Biology
Graduate SchoolBoston UniversityMolecular, Cell Biology and Biochemistry
Medical SchoolBoston University School of MedicineMedicine
FellowshipUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineOrthopaedic Sports Medicine
InternshipBoston University Medical CenterGeneral Surgery
ResidencyBoston University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryResident
Hospital Affiliation:
  • John Dempsey Hospital
Research Interests:

Clinical Research:
Primary and revision ACL reconstructions, multi-ligament knee injuries, meniscal transplantation, patella dislocations and instability, complex shoulder instability with bone loss, revision rotator cuff surgery, AC joint injuries, pectoralis tendon ruptures, distal biceps ruptures, ankle instability and talus OCD lesions.

Basic Science Research:
Use of stem cells to enhance tendon to bone healing, meniscal transplant healing and longevity, rotator cuff healing. His research goal is continue to explore and develop through a translational medical approach, the application of biologics and regenerative medicine to sports medicine issues.



Selected Publications:


Peer Reviewed Publications

Medial quadriceps tendon-femoral ligament: surgical anatomy and reconstruction technique to prevent patella instability. Fulkerson, John P; Edgar, Cory. (2013). Arthroscopy techniques, 2, (2), e125-8.

Current concepts in the treatment of acromioclavicular joint dislocations. Beitzel, Knut; Cote, Mark P; Apostolakos, John; Solovyova, Olga; Judson, Christopher H; Ziegler, Connor G; Edgar, Cory M; Imhoff, Andreas B; Arciero, Robert A; Mazzocca, Augustus D. (2013). Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association, 2, (29), 387-97.

Management of acute acromioclavicular joint dislocations: current concepts. Tauber, Mark. (2013). Archives of orthopaedic and trauma surgery, 7, (133), 985-95.

Complications with MPFL reconstruction surgery. Edgar C, Tanaka, M. (2013). AAOS The Masters Experience: Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques. Series – Patella instability and Arthrosis. Series Editor – Dr. John Fulkerson,

Two-stage revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: indications, review, and technique demonstration. Coats, Aaron C; Johnson, Darren L. (2012). Orthopedics, 11, (35), 958-60.