New research findings on running, arthritis by UCSF Sports Medicine Fellow Matthew Hartwell MD featured at AAOS, media


Research findings by UCSF Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellow Matthew Hartwell on running and the risks on developing osteoarthritis have been recently featured in several media outlets as well as at the 2023 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting this month. (Courtesy Photo)

SAN FRANCISCO (March 24, 2023)—The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is pleased to share a feature article published this week in HealthDay entitled “Does Running Bring on Arthritic Knees?”


The article, which spotlights new research conducted by UCSF Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellow Matthew James Hartwell MD, was presented at the March 2023 annual meeting of the AAOS in Las Vegas.

Dr. Hartwell’s research demonstrates that, contrary to widespread opinion, running marathons does not increase risk for developing hip or knee osteoarthritis. The research was conducted by studying a group of seasoned Chicago marathoners.

In addition, Dr. Hartwell’s research has also been recently featured in:

For more information on the Sports Medicine and Shoulder Fellowship, please visit our web site.