Rachel Frank, MD
Associate Professor, Orthopedics

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Medical School:
  • MD, Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine (2011)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign (IL) (2006)
  • BA, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign (IL) (2006)
Internship:
  • Rush University Medical Center Program (2012)
Residency:
  • Rush University Medical Center Program, Chief Resident, Orthopedics (2016)
Fellowships:
  • Rush University Medical Center Program, Orthopedic Sports Medicine (2017)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Orthopedics

Professional Titles

  • Associate Professor, Orthopedics
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Director, Joint Preservation Program
  • Team Physician, Colorado Rapids
  • Team Physician, University of Colorado and University of Denver

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2017)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics
  • Associate Professor (2020)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics
    Sports Medicine, Joint Preservation, Cartilage Restoration and Transplantation, ACL and revision ACL reconstruction, Meniscus Surgery, Multiligament Knee Reconstruction, Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy, Shoulder Stabilization, Rotator Cuff Repair; Care of the Professional, Collegiate, High School, and Weekend Warrior Athlete; Care of the Female Athlete

Publications

  • Frank RM, Gregory B, O'Brien M, Bernardoni E, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA. Ninety-day complications following the Latarjet procedure. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019 Jan;28(1):88-94. PubMed PMID: 30121152
  • Beer AJ, Tauro TM, Redondo ML, Christian DR, Cole BJ, Frank RM. Use of Allografts in Orthopaedic Surgery: Safety, Procurement, Storage, and Outcomes. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Dec;7(12):2325967119891435. PubMed PMID: 31909057
  • Houck DA, Belk JW, Vidal AF, McCarty EC, Bravman JT, Seidl AJ, Frank RM. Outcomes of Arthroscopic Capsular Release in the Beach-Chair Versus Lateral Decubitus Position: A Systematic Review. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Dec;7(12):2325967119888173. PubMed PMID: 31903397
  • Thon SG, Seidl AJ, Bravman JT, McCarty EC, Savoie FH 3rd, Frank RM. Advances and Update on Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2019 Dec 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31884675
  • Virk MS, Aiyash SS, Frank RM, Mellano CS, Shewman EF, Wang VM, Romeo AA. Biomechanical comparison of subscapularis peel and lesser tuberosity osteotomy for double-row subscapularis repair technique in a cadaveric arthroplasty model. J Orthop Surg Res. 2019 Nov 28;14(1):391. PubMed PMID: 31779665
  • Louie PK, Sayari AJ, Frank RM, An HS, Colman MW. Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma to the Spine and the Extremities: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment. JBJS Rev. 2019 Sep;7(9):e7. PubMed PMID: 31567620
  • Davey A, Frank RM, Wang KC, Southworth TM, Cole BJ. Clinical Outcomes of Revision Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation. Arthroscopy. 2019 Sep;35(9):2636-2645. PubMed PMID: 31500750
  • Frank RM. Editorial Commentary: Arthroscopic Simulators-Are We There Yet?. Arthroscopy. 2019 Aug;35(8):2391-2393. PubMed PMID: 31395175
  • McCarthy MM, Bihl JH, Frank RM, Salem HS, McCarty EC, Comstock RD. Epidemiology of Clavicle Fractures Among US High School Athletes, 2008-2009 Through 2016-2017. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Jul;7(7):2325967119861812. PubMed PMID: 31384623
  • Kunze KN, Hannon CP, Fialkoff JD, Frank RM, Cole BJ. Platelet-rich plasma for muscle injuries: A systematic review of the basic science literature. World J Orthop. 2019 Jul 18;10(7):278-291. PubMed PMID: 31363458
  • Goyal N, Bohl DD, Frank RM, Slikker W 3rd, Fernandez JJ, Cohen MS, Wysocki RW. Saline Load Test for Detecting Traumatic Arthrotomy in the Wrist. J Wrist Surg. 2019 Jun;8(3):221-225. PubMed PMID: 31192044
  • Gun BK, Frank RM, Gratton RW, Bader JO, Kusnezov N, Orr JD, Waterman BR. Non-modifiable Risk Factors Associated with Avascular Necrosis in the US Military. Mil Med. 2019 Jun 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31184698
  • Salem HS, Axibal DP, Wolcott ML, Vidal AF, McCarty EC, Bravman JT, Frank RM. Two-Stage Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review of Bone Graft Options for Tunnel Augmentation. Am J Sports Med. 2019 May 22;:363546519841583. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31116949
  • Chubinskaya S, Cotter EJ, Frank RM, Hakimiyan AA, Yanke AB, Cole BJ. Biologic Characteristics of Shoulder Articular Cartilage in Comparison to Knee and Ankle Articular Cartilage From Individual Donors. Cartilage. 2019 May 14;:1947603519847740. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31088162
  • Frank RM, Bernardoni ED, Veera SS, Waterman BR, Griffin JW, Shewman EF, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Biomechanical Analysis of All-Suture Suture Anchor Fixation Compared With Conventional Suture Anchors and Interference Screws for Biceps Tenodesis. Arthroscopy. 2019 Jun;35(6):1760-1768. PubMed PMID: 31072716
  • Lee S, Frank RM, Christian DR, Cole BJ. Analysis of Defect Size and Ratio to Condylar Size With Respect to Outcomes After Isolated Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation. Am J Sports Med. 2019 Jun;47(7):1601-1612. PubMed PMID: 31072116
  • Frank RM, Cotter EJ, Leroux TS, Romeo AA. Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries: Evidence-based Treatment. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019 Sep 1;27(17):e775-e788. PubMed PMID: 31008872
  • Bernardoni ED, Frank RM, Veera SS, Waterman BR, Griffin JW, Shewman EF, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Biomechanical Analysis of Medial-Row All-Suture Suture Anchor Fixation for Rotator Cuff Repair in a Pair-Matched Cadaveric Model. Arthroscopy. 2019 May;35(5):1370-1376. PubMed PMID: 31000387
  • Frank RM, Kunze KN, Beck EC, Neal WH, Bush-Joseph CA, Nho SJ. Do Female Athletes Return to Sports After Hip Preservation Surgery for Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome?: A Comparative Analysis. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Mar;7(3):2325967119831758. PubMed PMID: 30915378
  • Sherman BJ, Chahla J, Glowney J, Frank RM. The Role of Orthobiologics in the Management of Osteoarthritis and Focal Cartilage Defects. Orthopedics. 2019 Mar 1;42(2):66-73. PubMed PMID: 30889253
  • Frank RM, Rego G, Grimaldi F, Salem HS, Romeo AA, Cole BJ, Adams CR. Does Arthroscopic Simulation Training Improve Triangulation and Probing Skills? A Randomized Controlled Trial(?). J Surg Educ. 2019 Jul - Aug;76(4):1131-1138. PubMed PMID: 30846347
  • Smith JH, Houck DA, Hart JA, Vidal AF, Frank RM, Bravman JT, McCarty EC. Five-Strand Hamstring Autografts for Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Systematic Review. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Feb;7(2):2325967119826094. PubMed PMID: 30828581
  • Houck DA, Kraeutler MJ, McCarty EC, Frank RM, Bravman JT. "Doctor, What Happens After My Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction?". J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Feb 20;101(4):372-379. PubMed PMID: 30801380
  • Moeller EA, Houck DA, McCarty EC, Seidl AJ, Bravman JT, Vidal AF, Frank RM. Outcomes of Arthroscopic Posterior Shoulder Stabilization in the Beach-Chair Versus Lateral Decubitus Position: A Systematic Review. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019 Jan;7(1):2325967118822452. PubMed PMID: 30719483
  • Cvetanovich GL, Savin DD, Frank RM, Gowd AK, Sumner SA, Romeo AA, Nicholson GP. Inferior outcomes and higher complication rates after shoulder arthroplasty in workers' compensation patients. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019 May;28(5):875-881. PubMed PMID: 30685276
  • Provencher MT, Frank RM, Shubert DJ, Sanchez A, Murphy CP, Zafonte RD. Concussions in Sports. Orthopedics. 2019 Jan 1;42(1):12-21. PubMed PMID: 30658001
  • Frank RM. Editorial Commentary: Beach Chair Versus Lateral Decubitus for Arthroscopic Posterior Shoulder Stabilization-Here We Go Again. Arthroscopy. 2019 Jan;35(1):225-227. PubMed PMID: 30611353
  • Frank RM, Cotter EJ, Hannon CP, Harrast JJ, Cole BJ. Cartilage Restoration Surgery: Incidence Rates, Complications, and Trends as Reported by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Part II Candidates. Arthroscopy. 2019 Jan;35(1):171-178. PubMed PMID: 30611347
  • Cole BJ, Frank RM. OrthoBiologics in Sports Medicine: Real-Time Applications Are Here, and Future Developments Are Promising!. Clin Sports Med. 2019 Jan;38(1):xiii-xiv. PubMed PMID: 30466727
  • Huebner K, Frank RM, Getgood A. Ortho-Biologics for Osteoarthritis. Clin Sports Med. 2019 Jan;38(1):123-141. PubMed PMID: 30466718
  • Southworth TM, Naveen NB, Nwachukwu BU, Cole BJ, Frank RM. Orthobiologics for Focal Articular Cartilage Defects. Clin Sports Med. 2019 Jan;38(1):109-122. PubMed PMID: 30466717
  • Frank RM, Gregory B, O'Brien M, Bernardoni E, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA. Ninety-day complications following the Latarjet procedure. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019 Jan;28(1):88-94. PubMed PMID: 30121152
  • Frank RM, Lee S, Cotter EJ, Hannon CP, Leroux T, Cole BJ. Outcomes of Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation With and Without Concomitant Meniscus Allograft Transplantation: A Comparative Matched Group Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jan 1;:363546517744202. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29314864
  • Cotter EJ, Frank RM, Wang KC, Totlis T, Poland S, Meyer MA, Cole BJ. Clinical Outcomes of Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Secondary Treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee in Skeletally Mature Patients. Arthroscopy. 2018 Jan 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29305286
  • Frank RM, Cotter EJ, Strauss EJ, Gomoll AH, Cole BJ. The Utility of Biologics, Osteotomy, and Cartilage Restoration in the Knee. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Jan 1;26(1):e11-e25. PubMed PMID: 29261554
  • Frank RM, Cotter EJ, Lee S, Poland S, Cole BJ. Do Outcomes of Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation Differ Based on Age and Sex? A Comparative Matched Group Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jan;46(1):181-191. PubMed PMID: 29140738
  • Saltzman BM, Basques B, Leroux T, Frank RM, Nicholson GP, Verma NN, Romeo AA. The influence of gender on early adverse events, hospital charges and length of stay after shoulder arthroplasty. Int Orthop. 2018 Jan;42(1):149-155. PubMed PMID: 28689309
  • Frank RM, Lee S, Sumner S, Griffin J, Leroux T, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA. Shoulder Arthroplasty Outcomes After Prior Non-Arthroplasty Shoulder Surgery. JB JS Open Access. 2018 Sep 25;3(3):e0055. PubMed PMID: 30533593
  • Saltzman BM, Redondo ML, Beer A, Cotter EJ, Frank RM, Yanke AB, Cole BJ. Wide Variation in Methodology in Level I and II Studies on Cartilage Repair: A Systematic Review of Available Clinical Trials Comparing Patient Demographics, Treatment Means, and Outcomes Reporting. Cartilage. 2018 Oct 31;:1947603518809398. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30378453
  • Houck DA, Kraeutler MJ, Belk JW, Frank RM, McCarty EC, Bravman JT. Do Focal Chondral Defects of the Knee Increase the Risk for Progression to Osteoarthritis? A Review of the Literature. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Oct;6(10):2325967118801931. PubMed PMID: 30364400
  • Gitelis ME, Frank RM, Meyer MA, Cvetanovich G, Cole BJ. 5 Points on Meniscal Allograft Transplantation. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2018 Sep;47(9). PubMed PMID: 30296309
  • Cotter EJ, Gowd AK, Bohl DD, Getgood A, Cole BJ, Frank RM. Medical Comorbidities and Functional Dependent Living Are Independent Risk Factors for Short-Term Complications Following Osteotomy Procedures about the Knee. Cartilage. 2018 Sep 6;:1947603518798889. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30188188
  • Cotter EJ, Hannon CP, Christian DR, Wang KC, Lansdown DA, Waterman BR, Frank RM, Cole BJ. Clinical Outcomes of Multifocal Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Knee: An Analysis of Overlapping Grafts and Multifocal Lesions. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Oct;46(12):2884-2893. PubMed PMID: 30179524
  • Bernardoni E, Frank RM, Veera SS, Griffin JW, Waterman BR, Shewman E, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Biomechanical Analysis of All-Suture Anchor Fixation for Rotator Cuff Repair. Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Jul;6(7 suppl4):2325967118S00175. PubMed PMID: 30128313
  • Cvetanovich GL, Bohl DD, Frank RM, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA. Reasons for Readmission Following Primary Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2018 Jul;47(7). PubMed PMID: 30075039
  • Frank RM, Cvetanovich G, Savin D, Romeo AA. Superior Capsular Reconstruction: Indications, Techniques, and Clinical Outcomes. JBJS Rev. 2018 Jul;6(7):e10. PubMed PMID: 30063502
  • Lansdown DA, Wang K, Bernardoni E, Frank RM, Yanke AB, Cole BJ, Verma NN, Romeo AA. Variability in the Contour of Cadaveric Anterior and Posterior Glenoids Based on Ipsilateral 3-Dimensional Computed Tomography Reconstructions: Implications for Clinical Estimation of Bone Loss. Arthroscopy. 2018 Sep;34(9):2560-2566. PubMed PMID: 30037572
  • Frank RM, Golijanin P, Vopat BG, Gross DJ, Chauhan V, Romeo AA, Provencher MT. Impact of Sagittal Rotation on Axial Glenoid Width Measurement in the Setting of Glenoid Bone Loss. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2018 Jun;47(6). PubMed PMID: 29979801
  • Frank RM, McCormick F, Rosas S, Amoo-Achampong K, Erickson B, Bach BR Jr, Cole BJ. Reoperation Rates After Cartilage Restoration Procedures in the Knee: Analysis of a Large US Commercial Database. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2018 Jun;47(6). PubMed PMID: 29979806
  • Logterman SL, Wydra FB, Frank RM. Posterior Cruciate Ligament: Anatomy and Biomechanics. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2018 Sep;11(3):510-514. PubMed PMID: 29855794
  • Savin DD, Frank RM, Sumner S, Richardson C, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA. Good functional outcomes expected after shoulder arthroplasty irrespective of body mass index. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Jun;27(6S):S43-S49. PubMed PMID: 29776471
  • Cvetanovich GL, Saltzman BM, Ukwuani G, Frank RM, Verma NN, Bush-Joseph CA, Nho SJ. Anatomy of the Pudendal Nerve and Other Neural Structures Around the Proximal Hamstring Origin in Males. Arthroscopy. 2018 Jul;34(7):2105-2110. PubMed PMID: 29606539
  • Bohl DD, Frank RM, Lee S, Hamid KS, Holmes GB Jr, Lin J, Lee S. Sensitivity of the Saline Load Test for Traumatic Arthrotomy of the Ankle With Ankle Arthroscopy Simulation. Foot Ankle Int. 2018 Jun;39(6):736-740. PubMed PMID: 29457483
  • Cotter EJ, Hannon CP, Christian D, Frank RM, Bach BR Jr. Comprehensive Examination of the Athlete's Shoulder. Sports Health. 2018 Jul Aug;10(4):366-375. PubMed PMID: 29443643
  • Frank RM, Ukwuani G, Allison B, Clapp I, Nho SJ. High Rate of Return to Yoga for Athletes After Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome. Sports Health. 2018 Sep Oct;10(5):434-440. PubMed PMID: 29442577
  • Frank RM, Romeo AA. Arthroscopic soft tissue reconstruction in anterior shoulder instability. Orthopade. 2018 Feb;47(2):121-128. PubMed PMID: 29435624
  • Frank RM, Ukwuani G, Chahla J, Batko B, Bush-Joseph CA, Nho SJ. High Rate of Return to Swimming After Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement. Arthroscopy. 2018 May;34(5):1471-1477. PubMed PMID: 29402586
  • Frank RM, Romeo AA, Richardson C, Sumner S, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Nicholson GP, Provencher MT. Outcomes of Latarjet Versus Distal Tibia Allograft for Anterior Shoulder Instability Repair: A Matched Cohort Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Apr;46(5):1030-1038. PubMed PMID: 29389219
  • Wang KC, Frank RM, Cotter EJ, Davey A, Meyer MA, Hannon CP, Leroux T, Romeo AA, Cole BJ. Long-term Clinical Outcomes After Microfracture of the Glenohumeral Joint: Average 10-Year Follow-up. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Mar;46(4):786-794. PubMed PMID: 29373801
  • Frank RM, Wang KC, Davey A, Cotter EJ, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR Jr, Verma NN. Utility of Modern Arthroscopic Simulator Training Models: A Meta-analysis and Updated Systematic Review. Arthroscopy. 2018 May;34(5):1650-1677. PubMed PMID: 29366742
  • Frank RM, Cotter EJ, Strauss EJ, Jazrawi LM, Romeo AA. Management of Biceps Tendon Pathology: From the Glenoid to the Radial Tuberosity. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Feb 15;26(4):e77-e89. PubMed PMID: 29337716
  • Frank RM, Lee S, Cotter EJ, Hannon CP, Leroux T, Cole BJ. Outcomes of Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation With and Without Concomitant Meniscus Allograft Transplantation: A Comparative Matched Group Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Mar;46(3):573-580. PubMed PMID: 29314864
  • Cotter EJ, Frank RM, Wang KC, Totlis T, Poland S, Meyer MA, Cole BJ. Clinical Outcomes of Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Secondary Treatment of Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee in Skeletally Mature Patients. Arthroscopy. 2018 Apr;34(4):1105-1112. PubMed PMID: 29305286
  • Mellano CR, Frank RM, Shin JJ, Jain A, Zuke WA, Mascarenhas R, Shewman E, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN, Forsythe B. Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis With PEEK Interference Screw: A Biomechanical Analysis of Humeral Fracture Risk. Arthroscopy. 2018 Mar;34(3):806-813. PubMed PMID: 29287950
  • Frank RM, Ukwuani G, Clapp I, Chahla J, Nho SJ. High Rate of Return to Cycling After Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome. Sports Health. 2018 May Jun;10(3):259-265. PubMed PMID: 29281560
  • Frank RM, Cotter EJ, Strauss EJ, Gomoll AH, Cole BJ. The Utility of Biologics, Osteotomy, and Cartilage Restoration in the Knee. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018 Jan 1;26(1):e11-e25. PubMed PMID: 29261554
  • Frank RM, Chalmers PN, Moric M, Leroux T, Provencher MT, Romeo AA. Incidence and Changing Trends of Shoulder Stabilization in the United States. Arthroscopy. 2018 Mar;34(3):784-792. PubMed PMID: 29225018
  • Moatshe G, Marchetti DC, Chahla J, Ferrari MB, Sanchez G, Lebus GF, Brady AW, Frank RM, LaPrade RF, Provencher MT. Qualitative and Quantitative Anatomy of the Proximal Humerus Muscle Attachments and the Axillary Nerve: A Cadaveric Study. Arthroscopy. 2018 Mar;34(3):795-803. PubMed PMID: 29225017
  • Frank RM, Cotter EJ, Lee S, Poland S, Cole BJ. Do Outcomes of Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation Differ Based on Age and Sex? A Comparative Matched Group Analysis. Am J Sports Med. 2018 Jan;46(1):181-191. PubMed PMID: 29140738
  • Saltzman BM, Basques B, Leroux T, Frank RM, Nicholson GP, Verma NN, Romeo AA. The influence of gender on early adverse events, hospital charges and length of stay after shoulder arthroplasty. Int Orthop. 2018 Jan;42(1):149-155. PubMed PMID: 28689309
  • Riff AJ, Frank RM, Sumner S, Friel N, Bach BR Jr, Verma NN, Romeo AA. Trends in Shoulder Stabilization Techniques Used in the United States Based on a Large Private-Payer Database. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017 Dec;5(12):2325967117745511. PubMed PMID: 29318175
  • Mellano CR, Frank RM, Shin JJ, Jain A, Zuke WA, Mascarenhas R, Shewman E, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN, Forsythe B. Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis With PEEK Interference Screw: A Biomechanical Analysis of Humeral Fracture Risk. Arthroscopy. 2017 Dec 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29287950
  • Frank RM, Ukwuani G, Clapp I, Chahla J, Nho SJ. High Rate of Return to Cycling After Hip Arthroscopy for Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome. Sports Health. 2017 Dec 1;:1941738117747851. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29281560
  • Frank RM, Chalmers PN, Moric M, Leroux T, Provencher MT, Romeo AA. Incidence and Changing Trends of Shoulder Stabilization in the United States. Arthroscopy. 2017 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29225018
  • Moatshe G, Marchetti DC, Chahla J, Ferrari MB, Sanchez G, Lebus GF, Brady AW, Frank RM, LaPrade RF, Provencher MT. Qualitative and Quantitative Anatomy of the Proximal Humerus Muscle Attachments and the Axillary Nerve: A Cadaveric Study. Arthroscopy. 2017 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29225017
  • Saltzman BM, Mayo BC, Bohl DD, Frank RM, Cole BJ, Verma NN, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA. Evaluation of fever in the immediate post-operative period following shoulder arthroplasty. Bone Joint J. 2017 Nov;99-B(11):1515-1519. PubMed PMID: 29092992
  • Frank RM, Romeo AA, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR Jr. Injuries to the Female Athlete in 2017: Part II: Upper and Lower-Extremity Injuries. JBJS Rev. 2017 Oct;5(10):e5. PubMed PMID: 29028751
  • Frank RM, Romeo AA, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR Jr. Injuries to the Female Athlete in 2017: Part I: General Considerations, Concussions, Stress Fractures, and the Female Athlete Triad. JBJS Rev. 2017 Oct;5(10):e4. PubMed PMID: 29028750
  • Frank RM, Romeo AA, Provencher MT. Posterior Glenohumeral Instability: Evidence-based Treatment. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2017 Sep;25(9):610-623. PubMed PMID: 28837454
  • Basques BA, Erickson BJ, Leroux T, Griffin JW, Frank RM, Verma NN, Romeo AA. Comparative outcomes of outpatient and inpatient total shoulder arthroplasty: an analysis of the Medicare dataset. Bone Joint J. 2017 Jul;99-B(7):934-938. PubMed PMID: 28663400
  • Erickson BJ, Cvetanovich GL, Frank RM, Riff AJ, Bach BR Jr. Revision ACL Reconstruction: A Critical Analysis Review. JBJS Rev. 2017 Jun;5(6):e1. PubMed PMID: 28590315
  • Sanchez A, Ferrari MB, Akamefula RA, Frank RM, Sanchez G, Provencher MT. Anatomical Glenoid Reconstruction Using Fresh Osteochondral Distal Tibia Allograft After Failed Latarjet Procedure. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Apr;6(2):e477-e482. PubMed PMID: 28580270
  • Frank RM, Della Valle CJ, Plummer DR, Chalmers PN, Cole BJ. Does Prior Cartilage Restoration Impact Outcomes Following Knee Arthroplasty?. Orthop Clin North Am. 2017 Jul;48(3):265-273. PubMed PMID: 28577776
  • Erickson BJ, Tilton A, Frank RM, Park W, Cole BJ. Rates of Deep Vein Thrombosis Occurring After Osteotomy About the Knee. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2017 Jan Feb;46(1):E23-E27. PubMed PMID: 28235118
  • Frank RM, Lenart BA, Cohen MS. Olecranon physeal nonunion in the adolescent athlete: identification of two patterns. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Jun;26(6):1044-1051. PubMed PMID: 28139383
  • Frank RM, Lee S, Levy D, Poland S, Smith M, Scalise N, Cvetanovich GL, Cole BJ. Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Knee: Analysis of Failures at 5 Years. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Mar;45(4):864-874. PubMed PMID: 28056527
  • Frank RM, Cotter EJ, Nassar I, Cole B. Failure of Bone Marrow Stimulation Techniques. Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2017 Mar;25(1):2-9. PubMed PMID: 28045867
  • Provencher MT, Frank RM, Golijanin P, Gross D, Cole BJ, Verma NN, Romeo AA. Distal Tibia Allograft Glenoid Reconstruction in Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability: Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes. Arthroscopy. 2017 May;33(5):891-897. PubMed PMID: 28017469
  • Rao AJ, Bohl DD, Frank RM, Cvetanovich GL, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA. The "July effect" in total shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Mar;26(3):e59-e64. PubMed PMID: 27914844
  • Rensing N, Waterman BR, Frank RM, Heida KA, Orr JD. Low Risk for Local and Systemic Complications After Primary Repair of 1626 Achilles Tendon Ruptures. Foot Ankle Spec. 2017 Jun;10(3):216-226. PubMed PMID: 27837039
  • Frank RM, Romeo AA, Provencher MT. Glenoid Reconstruction With Distal Tibia Allograft for Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability. Orthopedics. 2017 Jan 1;40(1):e199-e205. PubMed PMID: 27735978
  • Frank RM, Cvetanovich GL, Collins MJ, Arns TA, Black A, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Forsythe B. Publication Rates of Podium Versus Poster Presentations at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Meetings 2008-2012. Arthroscopy. 2017 Jan;33(1):6-11. PubMed PMID: 27720529
  • Levy DM, Kuhns BD, Frank RM, Grzybowski JS, Campbell KA, Brown S, Nho SJ. High Rate of Return to Running for Athletes After Hip Arthroscopy for the Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement and Capsular Plication. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jan;45(1):127-134. PubMed PMID: 27620622
  • Leroux TS, Saltzman BM, Meyer M, Frank RM, Bach BR Jr, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN. The Influence of Evidence-Based Surgical Indications and Techniques on Failure Rates After Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization in the Contact or Collision Athlete With Anterior Shoulder Instability. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Apr;45(5):1218-1225. PubMed PMID: 27573355
  • Frank RM, Cotter EJ, Savin D, Bernardoni E, Romeo AA. Arthroscopic Intramuscular Side-to-Side Repair of an Isolated Infraspinatus Tear. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Oct;6(5):e1743-e1748. PubMed PMID: 29399460
  • Frank RM, Bernardoni ED, Cotter EJ, Verma NN. Anatomic Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction With Semitendinosus Allograft: Surgical Technique. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Oct;6(5):e1721-e1726. PubMed PMID: 29399457
  • Wang KC, Frank RM, Cotter EJ, Christian DR, Cole BJ. Arthroscopic Management of Isolated Tibial Plateau Defect With Microfracture and Micronized Allogeneic Cartilage-Platelet-Rich Plasma Adjunct. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Oct;6(5):e1613-e1618. PubMed PMID: 29399444
  • Leroux TS, Saltzman BM, Meyer M, Frank RM, Bach BR Jr, Cole BJ, Romeo AA, Verma NN. The Influence of Evidence-Based Surgical Indications and Techniques on Failure Rates After Arthroscopic Shoulder Stabilization in the Contact or Collision Athlete With Anterior Shoulder Instability. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Apr;45(5):1218-1225. PubMed PMID: 27573355
  • Levy DM, Kuhns BD, Frank RM, Grzybowski JS, Campbell KA, Brown S, Nho SJ. High Rate of Return to Running for Athletes After Hip Arthroscopy for the Treatment of Femoroacetabular Impingement and Capsular Plication. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Jan;45(1):127-134. PubMed PMID: 27620622
  • Frank RM, Cvetanovich GL, Collins MJ, Arns TA, Black A, Verma NN, Cole BJ, Forsythe B. Publication Rates of Podium Versus Poster Presentations at the Arthroscopy Association of North America Meetings 2008-2012. Arthroscopy. 2017 Jan;33(1):6-11. PubMed PMID: 27720529
  • Frank RM, Romeo AA, Provencher MT. Glenoid Reconstruction With Distal Tibia Allograft for Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability. Orthopedics. 2017 Jan 1;40(1):e199-e205. PubMed PMID: 27735978
  • Rao AJ, Bohl DD, Frank RM, Cvetanovich GL, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA. The "July effect" in total shoulder arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Mar;26(3):e59-e64. PubMed PMID: 27914844
  • Rensing N, Waterman BR, Frank RM, Heida KA, Orr JD. Low Risk for Local and Systemic Complications After Primary Repair of 1626 Achilles Tendon Ruptures. Foot Ankle Spec. 2017 Jun;10(3):216-226. PubMed PMID: 27837039
  • Gurusinghe S, Palvanov A, Bittman ME, Singer P, Frank R, Chorny N, Infante L, Sethna CB. Kidney volume and ambulatory blood pressure in children. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2017 May;19(5):498-503. PubMed PMID: 27982509
  • Sanchez A, Ferrari MB, Akamefula RA, Frank RM, Sanchez G, Provencher MT. Anatomical Glenoid Reconstruction Using Fresh Osteochondral Distal Tibia Allograft After Failed Latarjet Procedure. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Apr;6(2):e477-e482. PubMed PMID: 28580270
  • Erickson BJ, Cvetanovich GL, Frank RM, Riff AJ, Bach BR Jr. Revision ACL Reconstruction: A Critical Analysis Review. JBJS Rev. 2017 Jun;5(6):e1. PubMed PMID: 28590315
  • Frank RM, Della Valle CJ, Plummer DR, Chalmers PN, Cole BJ. Does Prior Cartilage Restoration Impact Outcomes Following Knee Arthroplasty?. Orthop Clin North Am. 2017 Jul;48(3):265-273. PubMed PMID: 28577776
  • Frank RM, Carragino CL, Ferrante JM. Overcoming Obesity One Patient at a Time. Ann Fam Med. 2017 May;15(3):280. PubMed PMID: 28483900
  • Erickson BJ, Tilton A, Frank RM, Park W, Cole BJ. Rates of Deep Vein Thrombosis Occurring After Osteotomy About the Knee. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2017 Jan Feb;46(1):E23-E27. PubMed PMID: 28235118
  • Frank RM, Lenart BA, Cohen MS. Olecranon physeal nonunion in the adolescent athlete: identification of two patterns. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Jun;26(6):1044-1051. PubMed PMID: 28139383
  • Frank RM, Lee S, Levy D, Poland S, Smith M, Scalise N, Cvetanovich GL, Cole BJ. Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation of the Knee: Analysis of Failures at 5 Years. Am J Sports Med. 2017 Mar;45(4):864-874. PubMed PMID: 28056527
  • Frank RM, Cotter EJ, Nassar I, Cole B. Failure of Bone Marrow Stimulation Techniques. Sports Med Arthrosc Rev. 2017 Mar;25(1):2-9. PubMed PMID: 28045867
  • Provencher MT, Frank RM, Golijanin P, Gross D, Cole BJ, Verma NN, Romeo AA. Distal Tibia Allograft Glenoid Reconstruction in Recurrent Anterior Shoulder Instability: Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes. Arthroscopy. 2017 May;33(5):891-897. PubMed PMID: 28017469
  • Basques BA, Erickson BJ, Leroux T, Griffin JW, Frank RM, Verma NN, Romeo AA. Comparative outcomes of outpatient and inpatient total shoulder arthroplasty: an analysis of the Medicare dataset. Bone Joint J. 2017 Jul;99-B(7):934-938. PubMed PMID: 28663400
  • Frank RM, Romeo AA, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR Jr. Injuries to the Female Athlete in 2017: Part I: General Considerations, Concussions, Stress Fractures, and the Female Athlete Triad. JBJS Rev. 2017 Oct;5(10):e4. PubMed PMID: 29028750
  • Frank RM, Romeo AA, Provencher MT. Posterior Glenohumeral Instability: Evidence-based Treatment. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2017 Sep;25(9):610-623. PubMed PMID: 28837454
  • Frank RM, Romeo AA, Bush-Joseph CA, Bach BR Jr. Injuries to the Female Athlete in 2017: Part II: Upper and Lower-Extremity Injuries. JBJS Rev. 2017 Oct;5(10):e5. PubMed PMID: 29028751
  • Saltzman BM, Mayo BC, Bohl DD, Frank RM, Cole BJ, Verma NN, Nicholson GP, Romeo AA. Evaluation of fever in the immediate post-operative period following shoulder arthroplasty. Bone Joint J. 2017 Nov;99-B(11):1515-1519. PubMed PMID: 29092992
  • Riff AJ, Frank RM, Sumner S, Friel N, Bach BR Jr, Verma NN, Romeo AA. Trends in Shoulder Stabilization Techniques Used in the United States Based on a Large Private-Payer Database. Orthop J Sports Med. 2017 Dec;5(12):2325967117745511. PubMed PMID: 29318175
  • Higgins JD, Frank RM, Hamamoto JT, Provencher MT, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Shoulder Arthroscopy in the Beach Chair Position. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Aug;6(4):e1153-e1158. PubMed PMID: 29354411
  • Hamamoto JT, Frank RM, Higgins JD, Provencher MT, Romeo AA, Verma NN. Shoulder Arthroscopy in the Lateral Decubitus Position. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Aug;6(4):e1169-e1175. PubMed PMID: 29354413
  • Frank RM, Higgins J, Bernardoni E, Cvetanovich G, Bush-Joseph CA, Verma NN, Bach BR Jr. Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Basics: Bone-Patellar Tendon-Bone Autograft Harvest. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Aug;6(4):e1189-e1194. PubMed PMID: 29354416
  • Frank RM, Hamamoto JT, Bernardoni E, Cvetanovich G, Bach BR Jr, Verma NN, Bush-Joseph CA. ACL Reconstruction Basics: Quadruple (4-Strand) Hamstring Autograft Harvest. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Aug;6(4):e1309-e1313. PubMed PMID: 29354434
  • Cotter EJ, Waterman BR, Kelly MP, Wang KC, Frank RM, Cole BJ. Multiple Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation with Concomitant Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy for Multifocal Chondral Disease of the Knee. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Aug;6(4):e1393-e1398. PubMed PMID: 29354446
  • Wang KC, Waterman BR, Cotter EJ, Frank RM, Cole BJ. Fresh Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Focal Chondral Defect of the Humerus Associated With Anchor Arthropathy and Failed SLAP Repair. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Aug;6(4):e1443-e1449. PubMed PMID: 29354455
  • Cotter EJ, Frank RM, Trenhaile SW. Arthroscopic Triple Labral Repair in an Adolescent. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Oct;6(5):e1587-e1591. PubMed PMID: 29354478
  • Cotter EJ, Frank RM, Waterman BR, Wang KC, Redondo ML, Cole BJ. Meniscal Allograft Transplantation With Concomitant Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Oct;6(5):e1573-e1580. PubMed PMID: 29354476
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Professional Memberships

  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Candidate Member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America, Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), Member
  • Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, Member
  • Orthopaedic Research Society, Member

Practice Locations

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

CU Sports Medicine Center
2000 S. Colorado Blvd
The Colorado Center Tower One, Suite 4500
Denver, CO 80222
720-848-8200

UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver
175 Inverness Drive West Suite 200
Englewood, CO 80112
303-694-3333

UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver – Surgery Center
175 Inverness Drive West Suite 400
Englewood, CO 80112
303-694-3333

UCHealth Broomfield Hospital
11820 Destination Drive
Broomfield, CO 80021
303-464-4500

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Board Certification
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Board Certification (2019)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Knee Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Shoulder Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Leg Injuries and Disorders
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Sprains and Strains
Clinical Interests
Minimally Invasive Sports Medicine Surgery, Joint Preservation and Cartilage Restoration, Biologics and Regenerative Medicine, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Cellular Therapies (Stem Cells), Cartilage Restoration, Cartilage Transplantation, Cartilage Regeneration, Joint Preservation, Meniscus Repair, Meniscus Restoration, Meniscus Transplantation, Sports Medicine, Advanced Arthroscopy, ACL Reconstruction, PCL reconstruction, Posterolateral Corner Reconstruction, Ligament Repair and Reconstruction, Osteotomies, Patellofemoral Surgery, Shoulder Instability, Rotator Cuff Tears, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Dislocations and Separations, Shoulder Surgery, Shoulder Arthritis, Female Athlete

Care Philosophy
I am a board certified orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. My focus is Joint Preservation and Cartilage Restoration through Minimally Invasive Sports Medicine Surgery. 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. Please visit www.RachelFrankMD.com for more information.

Personal Interests
Dr. Frank serves as a team physician for the Colorado Rapids, the University of Colorado and University of Denver athletic programs. She is a former Division I collegiate soccer player and enjoys cycling, hiking, and long-distance triathlon. She is passionate about taking care of athletes of all levels in Denver and Boulder, from the weekend warrior to the competitive athlete.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Northwestern University The Feinberg School of Medicine (2011)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign (IL) (2006)
  • BA, University of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign (IL) (2006)
Internships:
  • Rush University Medical Center Program (2012)
Residency Programs:
  • Rush University Medical Center Program, Chief Resident, Orthopedics (2016)
Fellowships:
  • Rush University Medical Center Program, Orthopedic Sports Medicine (2017)
Languages: English, Spanish
Department: Orthopedics
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