Omer Mei-Dan, MD
Associate Professor, Orthopedics

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Medical School:
  • MD, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (2002)
Internship:
  • Sheba hospital, Tel-Aviv, Israel (2003)
Residency:
  • Meir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, Israel, Orthopedics (2009)
Languages: English, Hebrew, Spanish
Department: Orthopedics

Teaching

  • Associate Professor (2012)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics

Publications

  • Kraeutler MJ, Goodrich JA, Fioravanti MJ, Garabekyan T, Mei-Dan O. The "Outside-In" Lesion of Hip Impingement and the "Inside-Out" Lesion of Hip Dysplasia: Two Distinct Patterns of Acetabular Chondral Injury. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Oct;47(12):2978-2984. PubMed PMID: 31490700
  • Mei-Dan O, Welton KL, Kraeutler MJ, Young DA, Raju S, Garabekyan T. The CU PAO: A Minimally Invasive, 2-Incision, Interlocking Periacetabular Osteotomy: Technique and Early Results. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Aug 21;101(16):1495-1504. PubMed PMID: 31436658
  • Welton KL, Jesse MK, Genuario J, Mei-Dan O. Distal Adductor Longus Avulsion: A Technique for Successful Repair. Arthrosc Tech. 2019 Jun;8(6):e617-e622. PubMed PMID: 31334019
  • Belk JW, Kraeutler MJ, Mei-Dan O, Houck DA, McCarty EC, Mulcahey MK. Return to Sport After Proximal Hamstring Tendon Repair: A Systematic Review. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Jun;7(6):2325967119853218. PubMed PMID: 31259189
  • Welton KL, Garabekyan T, Kraeutler MJ, Vogel-Abernathie LA, Raible D, Goodrich JA, Mei-Dan O. Effects of Hip Arthroscopy Without a Perineal Post on Venous Blood Flow, Muscle Damage, Peripheral Nerve Conduction, and Perineal Injury: A Prospective Study. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Jul;47(8):1931-1938. PubMed PMID: 31125262
  • Heer ST, Callander JW, Kraeutler MJ, Mei-Dan O, Mulcahey MK. Hamstring Injuries: Risk Factors, Treatment, and Rehabilitation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 May 1;101(9):843-853. PubMed PMID: 31045674
  • Kraeutler MJ, Fioravanti MJ, Goodrich JA, Jesse MK, Garabekyan T, Chadayammuri V, Mei-Dan O. Increased Prevalence of Femoroacetabular Impingement in Patients With Proximal Hamstring Tendon Injuries. Arthroscopy. 2019 May;35(5):1396-1402. PubMed PMID: 30987904
  • McNeilan RJ, Rose M, Mei-Dan O, Genuario J. Open Repair of Acute Proximal Adductor Magnus Avulsion. Arthrosc Tech. 2019 Jan;8(1):e75-e80. PubMed PMID: 30899654
  • McConkey MO, Chadayammuri V, Garabekyan T, Mayer SW, Kraeutler MJ, Mei-Dan O. Simultaneous Bilateral Hip Arthroscopy in Adolescent Athletes With Symptomatic Femoroacetabular Impingement. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Apr;39(4):193-197. PubMed PMID: 30839478
  • Garabekyan T, Mei-Dan O. Editorial Commentary: Which Allograft Is Superior for Hip Capsular Reconstruction? Let's Choose the Right Patient Before We Choose the Right Graft. Arthroscopy. 2019 Mar;35(3):787-788. PubMed PMID: 30827431
  • Kraeutler MJ, Goodrich JA, Ashwell ZR, Garabekyan T, Jesse MK, Mei-Dan O. Combined Lateral Osseolabral Coverage Is Normal in Hips With Acetabular Dysplasia. Arthroscopy. 2019 Mar;35(3):800-806. PubMed PMID: 30733038
  • Mei-Dan O. Children and extreme sports: a parent's perspective. Res Sports Med. 2018;26(sup1):1-4. PubMed PMID: 30431359
  • Kraeutler MJ, Garabekyan T, Fioravanti MJ, Young DA, Mei-Dan O. Efficacy of a non-image-guided diagnostic hip injection in patients with clinical and radiographic evidence of intra-articular hip pathology. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2018 Aug;5(3):220-225. PubMed PMID: 30393548
  • Monasterio E, Mei-Dan O, Hackney AC, Cloninger R. Comparison of the Personality Traits of Male and Female BASE Jumpers. Front Psychol. 2018;9:1665. PubMed PMID: 30298029
  • Bhatia S, Ellman MB, Nho S, Mather RC 3rd, Bedi A, Aoki SK, Larson CM, Kelly B, Griffin DR, O'Donnell J, Mei-Dan O. Bilateral Hip Arthroscopy: Direct Comparison of Primary Acetabular Labral Repair and Primary Acetabular Labral Reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2018 Jun;34(6):1748-1751. PubMed PMID: 29804596
  • Kraeutler MJ, Raju S, Garabekyan T, Mei-Dan O. Incidence of deep venous thrombosis following periacetabular and derotational femoral osteotomy: a case for mechanical prophylaxis. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2018 Jul;5(2):119-124. PubMed PMID: 29876127
  • Kraeutler MJ, Garabekyan T, Goodrich JA, Fioravanti MJ, Chadayammuri V, Mei-Dan O. Standardizing the Prearthritic Hip Joint Space Width: An Analysis of 994 Hips. Arthroscopy. 2018 Jul;34(7):2114-2120. PubMed PMID: 29730216
  • Kraeutler MJ, Chadayammuri V, Garabekyan T, Mei-Dan O. Femoral Version Abnormalities Significantly Outweigh Effect of Cam Impingement on Hip Internal Rotation. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Feb 7;100(3):205-210. PubMed PMID: 29406341
  • Strickland CD, Kraeutler MJ, Brick MJ, Garabekyan T, Woon JTK, Chadayammuri V, Mei-Dan O. MRI Evaluation of Repaired Versus Unrepaired Interportal Capsulotomy in Simultaneous Bilateral Hip Arthroscopy: A Double-Blind, Randomized Controlled Trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Jan 17;100(2):91-98. PubMed PMID: 29342058
  • Welton KL, Jesse MK, Kraeutler MJ, Garabekyan T, Mei-Dan O. The Anteroposterior Pelvic Radiograph: Acetabular and Femoral Measurements and Relation to Hip Pathologies. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Jan 3;100(1):76-85. PubMed PMID: 29298264
  • Mei-Dan O, Kraeutler MJ, Garabekyan T, Goodrich JA, Young DA. Hip Distraction Without a Perineal Post: A Prospective Study of 1000 Hip Arthroscopy Cases. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Mar;46(3):632-641. PubMed PMID: 29244523
  • Wong TY, Jesse MK, Jensen A, Kraeutler MJ, Coleman C, Mei-Dan O. Upsloping lateral sourcil: a radiographic finding of hip instability. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2018 Dec;5(4):435-442. PubMed PMID: 30647935
  • Kraeutler MJ, Strickland CD, Brick MJ, Garabekyan T, Woon JTK, Chadayammuri V, Mei-Dan O. A multicenter, double-blind, randomized controlled trial comparing magnetic resonance imaging evaluation of repaired versus unrepaired interportal capsulotomy in patients undergoing hip arthroscopy for femoroacetabular impingement. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2018 Dec;5(4):349-356. PubMed PMID: 30647924
  • Mei-Dan O. Children and extreme sports: a parent's perspective. Res Sports Med. 2018;26(sup1):1-4. PubMed PMID: 30431359
  • Kraeutler MJ, Garabekyan T, Fioravanti MJ, Young DA, Mei-Dan O. Efficacy of a non-image-guided diagnostic hip injection in patients with clinical and radiographic evidence of intra-articular hip pathology. J Hip Preserv Surg. 2018 Aug;5(3):220-225. PubMed PMID: 30393548
  • Monasterio E, Mei-Dan O, Hackney AC, Cloninger R. Comparison of the Personality Traits of Male and Female BASE Jumpers. Front Psychol. 2018;9:1665. PubMed PMID: 30298029
  • Mei-Dan O, McConkey MO, Bravman JT, Young DA, Pascual-Garrido C. Percutaneous femoral derotational osteotomy for excessive femoral torsion. Orthopedics. 2014 Apr 1;37(4):243-9. PubMed PMID: 24762832
  • Kammar H, Carmont MR, Kots E, Laver L, Mann G, Nyska M, Mei-Dan O. Anatomy of the sural nerve and its relation to the achilles tendon by ultrasound examination. Orthopedics. 2014 Mar 1;37(3):e298-301. PubMed PMID: 24762159
  • Monasterio E, Alamri YA, Mei-Dan O. Personality Characteristics in a Population of Mountain Climbers. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24703096
  • Mei-Dan O, McConkey MO, Knudsen JS, Brick MJ. Bilateral hip arthroscopy under the same anesthetic for patients with symptomatic bilateral femoroacetabular impingement: 1-year outcomes. Arthroscopy. 2014 Jan;30(1):47-54. PubMed PMID: 24239246
  • Pascual-Garrido C, McConkey MO, Young DA, Bravman JT, Mei-Dan O. Can hip arthroscopy be performed with conventional knee-length instrumentation?. Arthroscopy. 2014 Dec;30(12):1588-94. PubMed PMID: 25174538
  • Laver L, Carmont MR, McConkey MO, Palmanovich E, Yaacobi E, Mann G, Nyska M, Kots E, Mei-Dan O. Plasma rich in growth factors (PRGF) as a treatment for high ankle sprain in elite athletes: a randomized control trial. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Jun 18. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24938396
  • Mei-Dan O, Pascual-Garrido C, Kark JA, McConkey MO. Inside out: a novel labral repair and advancement technique. Arthrosc Tech. 2014 Apr;3(2):e241-4. PubMed PMID: 24904768
  • Mei-Dan O, McConkey MO. A novel technique for ligamentum teres reconstruction with "all-suture" anchors in the medial acetabular wall. Arthrosc Tech. 2014 Apr;3(2):e217-21. PubMed PMID: 24904763
  • Mei-Dan O, McConkey MO, Bravman JT, Young DA, Pascual-Garrido C. Percutaneous femoral derotational osteotomy for excessive femoral torsion. Orthopedics. 2014 Apr;37(4):243-9. PubMed PMID: 24762832
  • Kammar H, Carmont MR, Kots E, Laver L, Mann G, Nyska M, Mei-Dan O. Anatomy of the sural nerve and its relation to the achilles tendon by ultrasound examination. Orthopedics. 2014 Mar;37(3):e298-301. PubMed PMID: 24762159
  • Monasterio E, Alamri YA, Mei-Dan O. Personality characteristics in a population of mountain climbers. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Jun;25(2):214-9. PubMed PMID: 24703096
  • Mei-Dan O, McConkey MO, Knudsen JS, Brick MJ. Bilateral hip arthroscopy under the same anesthetic for patients with symptomatic bilateral femoroacetabular impingement: 1-year outcomes. Arthroscopy. 2014 Jan;30(1):47-54. PubMed PMID: 24239246
  • Mei-Dan O, Monasterio E, Carmont M, Westman A. Fatalities in wingsuit BASE jumping. Wilderness Environ Med. 2013 Dec;24(4):321-7. PubMed PMID: 24238216
  • Mei-Dan O, Lopez V, Carmont MR, McConkey MO, Steinbacher G, Alvarez PD, Cugat RB. Adductor tenotomy as a treatment for groin pain in professional soccer players. Orthopedics. 2013 Sep;36(9):e1189-97. PubMed PMID: 24025012
  • Mei-Dan O, McConkey MO, Young DA. Improved limb positioning and hip access during hip arthroscopy with articulated traction device. Arthrosc Tech. 2013 Feb;2(1):e51-4. PubMed PMID: 23802095
  • Jesse MK, Petersen B, Strickland C, Mei-Dan O. Normal anatomy and imaging of the hip: emphasis on impingement assessment. Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2013 Jul;17(3):229-47. PubMed PMID: 23787978
  • Mei-Dan O, Carmont M, Laver L, Nyska M, Kammar H, Mann G, Clarck B, Kots E. Standardization of the functional syndesmosis widening by dynamic U.S examination. BMC Sports Sci Med Rehabil. 2013 May 2;5:9. PubMed PMID: 23638823
  • Mei-Dan O, McConkey MO, Petersen B, McCarty E, Moreira B, Young DA. The anterior approach for a non-image-guided intra-articular hip injection. Arthroscopy. 2013 Jun;29(6):1025-33. PubMed PMID: 23591381
  • Mei-Dan O. Hip preservation: reality check on training. Orthopedics. 2013 Apr;36(4):244-5. PubMed PMID: 23590766
  • Carmont MR, Heaver C, Pradhan A, Mei-Dan O, Gravare Silbernagel K. Surgical repair of the ruptured Achilles tendon: the cost-effectiveness of open versus percutaneous repair. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Jun;21(6):1361-8. PubMed PMID: 23377798
  • Mei-Dan O, Carmont M, Laver L, Mann G, Maffulli N, Nyska M. Intra-articular injections of hyaluronic acid in osteoarthritis of the subtalar joint: a pilot study. J Foot Ankle Surg. 2013 Mar-Apr;52(2):172-6. PubMed PMID: 23333279
  • Mei-Dan O, McConkey MO, Young DA. Hip arthroscopy distraction without the use of a perineal post: prospective study. Orthopedics. 2013 Jan;36(1):e1-5. PubMed PMID: 23276338
  • Carmont MR, Silbernagel KG, Nilsson-Helander K, Mei-Dan O, Karlsson J, Maffulli N. Cross cultural adaptation of the Achilles tendon Total Rupture Score with reliability, validity and responsiveness evaluation. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013 Jun;21(6):1356-60. PubMed PMID: 22847247
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Practice Locations

CU Sports Medicine and Performance Center
2150 Stadium Drive
Boulder, CO 80309
303-315-9900

Orthopedics - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1900

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Hip Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
Clinical Interests
Dr. Mei-Dan is an Israeli-trained and certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip preservation surgery consisting of hip arthroscopy, cartilage regeneration, and acetabulum realignment techniques. He also performs non-operative injections modalities for the conservative treatments for joint and articular cartilage lesions, having learnt these skills as a Fellow and surgeon at specialized centers around the world: Israel, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. www.CUHipClinic.com

Care Philosophy
My philosophy of care is a commitment to my patients and their families to deliver care that is supported by the highest order of compassion, innovation, science, and technology.

Personal Interests
In addition to his medical career, Dr. Mei-Dan is a world-renowned extreme sports athlete. For more than 20 years, he has been involved in numerous disciplines including mountaineering, wing-suit flying, and BASE jumping. He has played an active role within the extreme sports community, establishing and organizing a number of innovative extreme sports events. Dr. Mei-Dan's personal interest and curiosity in these sports has led to further research in extreme sports. Recent publications have focused on climbing and BASE jumping injuries as well as observing the mental characteristics and hormonal changes exhibited by extreme sports athletes.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (2002)
Internships:
  • Sheba hospital, Tel-Aviv, Israel (2003)
Residency Programs:
  • Meir Medical Center, Kfar-Saba, Israel, Orthopedics (2009)
Languages: English, Hebrew, Spanish
Department: Orthopedics
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