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Pekka Mooar, MD


Pekka Mooar, MD


Professor and Interim Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Telephone:  215-707-2111

Email: mooarpa@tuhs.temple.edu



Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine


Educational Background:


Undergraduate degree:  BA, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, 1975


MD, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1979


Internship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (General Surgery), Philadelphia, PA, 1980


Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Orthopaedic Surgery), Philadelphia, PA, 1984


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clinical Interests:

  • Sports medicine
  • Joint reconstruction

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board certification(s):


Orthopaedic surgery, 1986

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Recent Medically Related Publications, Obtained from PubMed (Click on PubMed ID to view abstract)

26161769. Kleiner MT, Ahmed AA, Huser A, Mooar P, Torg J, Enoxaparin and Warfarin for Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Total Hip Arthroplasty: To Bridge or Not to Bridge? Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 44:7(E231-4)2015 Jul

24288804. Jevsevar DS, Brown GA, Jones DL, Matzkin EG, Manner PA, Mooar P, Schousboe JT, Stovitz S, Sanders JO, Bozic KJ, Goldberg MJ, Martin WR 3rd, Cummins DS, Donnelly P, Woznica A, Gross L, The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons evidence-based guideline on: treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee, 2nd edition. J Bone Joint Surg Am 95:20(1885-6)2013 Oct 16

21853091. Ahmed AA, Mooar PA, Kleiner M, Torg JS, Miyamoto CT, Hypertensive patients show delayed wound healing following total hip arthroplasty. PLoS One 6:8(e23224)2011

16816947. Gardner MJ, Demetrakopoulos D, Klepchick PR, Mooar PA, The efficacy of autologous platelet gel in pain control and blood loss in total knee arthroplasty. An analysis of the haemoglobin, narcotic requirement and range of motion. Int Orthop 31:3(309-13)2007 Jun

16357704. Pullman-Mooar S, Mooar P, Osteoporosis treatment after hip fracture: slow progress. J Clin Rheumatol 11:2(65-7)2005 Apr

12701040. Hamburger MI, Lakhanpal S, Mooar PA, Oster D, Intra-articular hyaluronans: a review of product-specific safety profiles. Semin Arthritis Rheum 32:5(296-309)2003 Apr

12465161. Pullman-Mooar S, Mooar P, Sieck M, Clayburne G, Schumacher HR, Are there distinctive inflammatory flares after hylan g-f 20 intraarticular injections? J Rheumatol 29:12(2611-4)2002 Dec

12177263. Gardner MJ, Flik KR, Mooar P, Lane JM, Improvement in the undertreatment of osteoporosis following hip fracture. J Bone Joint Surg Am 84-A:8(1342-8)2002 Aug

11859222. Mooar PA, Experiences as sports coordinator for the Philadelphia County Special Olympics. Clin Orthop Relat Res :396(50-5)2002 Mar

10150266. Cooper SA, Fitzmartin R, Slywka J, Buckley BJ, Kaiko R, Goldenheim PD, Mooar P, Witte JF, Hersh EV, Analgesic efficacy and safety of two oral controlled-release morphine preparations in orthopedic postoperative pain. Adv Ther 11:5(213-27)1994 Sep-Oct

1423693. Leadbetter WB, Mooar PA, Lane GJ, Lee SJ, The surgical treatment of tendinitis. Clinical rationale and biologic basis. Clin Sports Med 11:4(679-712)1992 Oct

1506967. Hendler BH, Gateno J, Mooar P, Sherk HH, Holmium:YAG laser arthroscopy of the temporomandibular joint. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 50:9(931-4)1992 Sep

1556629. Uppal GS, Smith RC, Sherk HH, Mooar P, Accurate compartment pressure measurement using the Intervenous Alarm Control (IVAC) Pump. Report of a technique. J Orthop Trauma 6:1(87-9)1992

1914319. Smith RC, Mooar PA, Cooke T, Sherk HH, Contamination of operating room personnel during total arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res :271(9-11)1991 Oct

3402121. Sherk HH, Nolan JP Jr, Mooar PA, Treatment of tumors of the cervical spine. Clin Orthop Relat Res :233(163-7)1988 Aug

3578634. Mooar P, Gregg J, Jacobstein J, Radionuclide imaging in internal derangements of the knee. Am J Sports Med 15:2(132-7)1987 Mar-Apr

4090753. Sherk HH, Marchinski L, Mooar PA, Charney E, Melchionne J, Analysis of ground-foot reaction forces in patients with myelomeningocele. Z Kinderchir 40 Suppl 1:(42-3)1985 Dec

6822580. Noyes FR, Matthews DS, Mooar PA, Grood ES, The symptomatic anterior cruciate-deficient knee. Part II: the results of rehabilitation, activity modification, and counseling on functional disability. J Bone Joint Surg Am 65:2(163-74)1983 Feb

6687391. Noyes FR, Mooar PA, Matthews DS, Butler DL, The symptomatic anterior cruciate-deficient knee. Part I: the long-term functional disability in athletically active individuals. J Bone Joint Surg Am 65:2(154-62)1983 Feb

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