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Raymond Thal,MD - Sports Medicine & Arthroscopic Surgery
Dr. Thal has been practicing orthopaedics since 1990 and is Board Certified by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Raymond Thal, MD

Present:

  • Orthopaedic Surgeon – Private Practice, Town Center Orthopaedic Associates
  • Fellow – American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) (1992-present)
  • Fellow – American College of Surgeons (ACS)
  • Member – American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
  • Member – Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS), 1992
    (Recertified 2002 & 2010)
  • ABOS Sports Medicine Subspecialty Certification, 2010
  • Learning Center Committee – Arthroscopy Association of North America

Past:

  • Head Team Orthopaedic Surgeon – Washington Redskins Professional Football Team (2000-2008)
  • Head Orthopaedic Surgeon -Washington Glory Professional Women’s Fast Pitch Softball Team (2007- 2008)
  • Assistant Clinical Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at The George Washington University School of Medicine (1990-2007)
  • Head Orthopaedic Surgeon – Oakton High School (1995-2014)
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Council of Delegates – Virginia Representative (2010-2012)
  • Medical Director – Virginia Special Olympics – Winter Games 2003-2011
  • Orthopaedic Surgeon – 2003 World Figure Skating Championships, Washington, D.C.
  • Health Policy Committee – Arthroscopy Association of North America (2008-2009)
  • Communications Committee – Arthroscopy Association of North America (2008-2009)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America – Learning Center Committee (2001-2003)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Clinical Committee on Sports Medicine (2000-2002)
  • Vice-Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery – Reston Hospital Center (1998-2001)

Fellowship:

  • SPORTS MEDICINE/ARTHROSCOPY FELLOWSHIP
    Orthopaedic Research of Virginia
    Richard B. Caspari, M.D., John F. Meyers, M.D., Terry L. Whipple, M.D.
    Richmond, Virginia
    August 1989 – July 1990

Residency:

  • LONG ISLAND JEWISH MEDICAL CENTER CAMPUS OF ALBERT
    EINSTEIN UNIVERSITY
    New Hyde Park, New York
    Orthopaedic Surgery, July 1984 – June 1989

Medical:

  • LOYOLA UNIVERSITY – STRITCH SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    Maywood, Illinois
    M.D. Degree, June 1984

College:

  • FRANKLIN & MARSHALL COLLEGE
    Lancaster, Pennsylvania
    B.A., Chemistry, June 1980

    • Honors-Black Pyramid Senior Honor Society
      Dean’s List
      The Suffolk Academy of Medicine/Doctors of Tomorrow Scholarship Recipient
    • Activities-Baseball – Varsity Team
      Dormitory Counselor
      Healing Arts Club – Executive Council
      Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity – Executive Council

Publications:

  • “Knotless Anchor Techniques to Repair the Unstable Shoulder”
    Raymond Thal, MD
    In Management of the Unstable Shoulder: Arthroscopic and Open Repair
    (Chapter 4). Edited by Jeffrey S. Abrams, MD 2011
  • “Knotless Techniques for Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair”
    Raymond Thal, MD
    In The Masters Experience – Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques; Rotator Cuff Repair; AAOS/AANA Educational Series Videos
    Edited by Stephen S. Burkhart, MD and Felix H. Savoie III, MD
    Series Editors Michael L. Pearl, MD and James P. Tasto, MD 2009
  • “Neck and Shoulder Pain: Differentiating Cervical Spine Pathology From Shoulder Pathology”
    Dhruv B. Pateder MD, Jeffrey H. Berg MD, and Raymond Thal MD
    Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances. Winter 2009
  • “Knotless Suture Anchor Fixation for Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal, MD and Bradley Butkovich, MD
    In Surgical Techniques of the Shoulder, Elbow and Knee in Sports Medicine (Chapter 4).  Edited by Brian Cole, MD and Jon Sekiya, MD 2007
  • “Recalcitrant Knee Pain in a Recreational Runner:  Intraarticular synovial cell sarcoma case report”
    Garry W. K. Ho, MD, Michael P. Duncan, MD, and Raymond Thal, MD
    Clinical Journal of Sports Medicine. September 2007.
  • “Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair Using the Suture Loop Shuttle Technique”
    Raymond Thal, Bryan Jennings, and Wendy Heusch
    Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.  May 2007.
  • “Arthroscopic Bankart Repair Using Knotless or BioKnotless Suture Anchors: 2- to 7- Year Results”
    Raymond Thal, Matthew Nofziger, Mark Bridges, and John J. Kim
    Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.  April 2007.
  • “Knotless Suture Anchor Fixation for Shoulder Instability”. 
    Raymond Thal 
    In Textbook of Arthroscopy (Chapter 13).  Edited by Mark Miller and Brian Cole 2004
  • “Arthroscopic Anterior Stabilization Using Knotless Suture Anchors”. 
    Raymond Thal
    In Shoulder Arthroscopy (Chapter 14).  Edited by James Tibone, F.H. Savoie, and Benjamin Shaffer. 2003.
  • “The Knotless Suture Anchor: Arthroscopic Bankart Repair Without Tying Knots.”
    Raymond Thal
    Clinical Orthopaedics And Related Research.  September 2001.
  • “A Knotless Suture Anchor: Design, Function, and Biomechanical Testing.” Raymond Thal
    The American Journal of Sports Medicine. September/October 2001.
  • “A Knotless Suture Anchor: Technique for Use in Arthroscopic Bankart Repair.”
    Raymond Thal 
    Arthroscopy:  The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery.  February 2001.
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Elbow Arthritis in Athletes.” 
    Raymond Thal
    Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. January 1998
  • “Arthritis of the Elbow” 
    Raymond Thal
    In Arthroscopy of the Elbow.  Edited by F.H. Savoie. Churchill-Livingstone. 1996
  • “Delayed Articular Cartilage Slough:  Two Cases Resulting  from Inadvertent
    Ho:YAG Laser Damage to Normal Articular Cartilage and a Review of the Literature.”
    Raymond Thal and Marc Danziger
    Arthroscopy:  The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. February 1996
  • “Redislocation with a Bony Bankart Lesion Following Athroscopic Bankart
    Repair:  A Case Report.” 
    Raymond Thal and John T. Wey 
    Arthroscopy:  The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. December 1995
  • “Subacromial Arthroscopy” 
    Raymond Thal and Richard B. Caspari.
    In Athletic Injuries of the Shoulder. Edited by Frank A. Pettrone. McGraw Hill.  1995
  • “Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression: Technical Considerations”
    Richard B. Caspari and Raymond Thal 
    Techniques in Orthopaedics.  September 1994
  • “A Technique for Arthroscopic Mattress Suture Placement.” 
    Raymond Thal
    Arthroscopy:  The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery. October 1993
  • “Locked Patellar Dislocation with Vertical Axis Rotation:  A case report”
    Salvatore J. Corso, Raymond Thal, and Donald Forman
    Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. June 1992
  • "A Technique for Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression"
    Richard B. Caspari and Raymond Thal
    Arthroscopy:  The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. March 1992

U.S. Patents:

  • 2013: Adjustable Loop Knotless Anchor – Patent #8,419,769
  • 2003: Surgical Suture Passer – Patent # 6,638,283
  • 2003: Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # US RE37,963 E
  • 2000: Free Loop Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 6,143,017
  • 2000: Snagging Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 6,156,039
  • 2000: Two-part Captured-Loop Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 6,024,787
  • 2000: Sleeve and Loop Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 6,045,574
  • 1999: Process for Tissue Attachment to Bone – Patent # 5,891,168
  • 1998: Captured-Loop Knotless Suture Anchor – Patent # 5,709,708
  • 1997: Wedge Shaped Suture Anchor – Patent # 5,683,418
  • 1996: Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 5,728,136
  • 1996: Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 5,720,765
  • 1996: Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 5,683,419
  • 1996: Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 5,665,112
  • 1996: Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 5,658,313
  • 1996: Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 5,569,306

Foreign Patents:

Australia

  • 2011: Sleeve and Loop Multirow Repair – Patent #2005295808
  • 2002: Free Loop Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent #768,257
  • 2001: Two-Part Captured Loop Knotless Suture Anchor  – Patent #734,023
  • 2001: Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 724,906
  • 2001: Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 724,861
  • 2000: Captured-Loop Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 714,085
  • 2000: Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 712,207

Canada

  • 2005: Sleeve and Loop Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent #2,366,771
  • 2005: Captured-Loop Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent #2,273,875
  • 2005: Two-Part Captured Loop Knotless Suture Anchor  – Patent #2,320,308
  • 2005: Free Loop Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent #2,358,922
  • 2003: Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent #2,306,528
  • 1996: Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 2,219,089

Japan

  • 2001: Free Loop Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # PCT/US00/0254
  • 2000: Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # PCT/US99/01483
  • 1999: Captured-Loop Knotless Suture Anchor – Patent # PCT/US97/13380
  • 1997: Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # PCT/US96/07961

United Kingdom

  • 2005: Sleeve and Loop Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 1164942
  • 2006: Free Loop Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 1161184
  • 2009: Captured-Loop Knotless Suture Anchor – Patent # 0951237

Italy

  • 2006:  Sleeve and Loop Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent # 116492
  • 2009: Captured-Loop Knotless Suture Anchor – Patent # 0951237

Switzerland

  • 2006: Free Loop Knotless Suture Anchor Assembly – Patent #1,161,184

France

  • 2009: Captured-Loop Knotless Suture Anchor – Patent # 0951237

Live Surgical Demonstration:

  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
    Raymond Thal & Andrew Wallace
    Charing Cross Hospital
    Imperial College of Medicine
    London, England, October 24, 2003
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    Raymond Thal & Andrew Wallace
    Charing Cross Hospital
    Imperial College of Medicine
    London, England, October 24, 2003
  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
    Raymond Thal
    Yonsei University Medical Center
    Severance Hospital
    Seoul, Korea, July 30, 2002
  • Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction with ST/G Autograft
    Raymond Thal 
    Yonsei University Medical Center
    Severance Hospital
    Seoul, Korea, July 30, 2002
  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
    Raymond Thal & Professor Chang
    Prince of Wales Hospital
    Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong, China, June 18, 2001
  • Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction with ST/G Autograft
    Raymond Thal & Professor Chang
    Prince of Wales Hospital
    Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong, China, June 18, 2001
  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
    Raymond Thal & Minoru Yoneda
    Osaka Kosei-Nenkin Hospital
    Osaka, Japan, June 14, 2001
  • “Techniques in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder”
    Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
    Raymond Thal
    Advanced Technologies in Knee & Shoulder Surgery
    2nd European Workshop
    Vienna, Austria, April 16-18, 2000
  • “Techniques in Arthroscopic Surgery of the Shoulder”
    Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
    Raymond Thal & Ricardo Minola
    Istituto Clinico Humanitas
    Milan, Italy, July 15, 1999

Cadaver Demonstration:

  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    Orthopaedic Research of Virginia
    Richmond, Virginia, July 24, 2003
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    Mitek Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy Workshop
    Celebration, Florida, January 19, 2003
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    Washington University Medical Center
    Seattle, Washington, November 1, 2002
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability” – Cadaver Demonstration
    Raymond Thal
    Boston Shoulder & Sports Symposium 2002
    Boston, Massachusetts, October 26, 2002
  • “Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction with ST/G Autograft”
    International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Congress (ISAKOS Congress)
    Montreux, Switzerland, May 14, 2001
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability Using the Knotless Suture Anchor”
    Arthroscopy Association of North America – 18th Annual Fall Course
    San Diego, California, November 19, 1999
  • “Arthroscopic Portal Placement and Arthroscopic Instability Repairs”
    Boston Shoulder Symposium
    Boston, Massachusetts, November 5-6, 1999
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal
    Guest Lecture at Columbia – Presbyterian Medical Center
    New York, New York, May 10, 1999
  • “Arthroscopic Portal Placement and Arthroscopic Instability Repairs”
    Seattle Shoulder Symposium
    Seattle, Washington, October 1-2, 1999
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – 66th Annual Meeting
    Anaheim, California, February 4, 1999

Presentations:

  • “Orthopaedic Innovation: From Inspiration to the OR”
    Instructional Course Lecture – Coordinator
    Raymond Thal
    Arthroscopy Association of North America – 33rd Annual Meeting
    Hollywood, Florida, May 3, 2014
  • “Idea Development”
    Orthopaedic Innovation: From Inspiration to the OR
    Instructional Course Lecture
    Raymond Thal
    Arthroscopy Association of North America – 33rd Annual Meeting
    Hollywood, Florida, May 3, 2014
  • “Commercializing Your Innovation”
    Orthopaedic Innovation: From Inspiration to the OR
    Instructional Course Lecture
    Raymond Thal
    Arthroscopy Association of North America – 33rd Annual Meeting
    Hollywood, Florida, May 3, 2014
  • “How, Who, and Why I Fix My Labral Tears”
    Raymond Thal           
    Emerging Techniques in Orthopaedics (3rd Annual Meeting)
    Las Vegas, NV, December 6, 2013
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Posterior Instability of the Shoulder”
    Raymond Thal           
    Visiting Professor
    North Shore – Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    New Hyde Park, New York, May 9, 2012
  • “Development of the Mitek Knotless Suture Anchor”
    Raymond Thal           
    Visiting Professor
    North Shore – Long Island Jewish Medical Center
    New Hyde Park, New York, June 3, 2011
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability and Superior Labral Tears”
    Raymond Thal
    Current Concepts in Shouder & Knee Arthroscopy
    DePuy Institute Seminar
    Miami, Florida, January 21-22, 2010
  • “Knotless Suture Anchor Repair for Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal
    Management of the Unstable Shoulder
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons / American Shoulder & Elbow Society (AAOS/ASES)
    Chicago, Illinois, October 3-4, 2008
  • “Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair – Pearls and Pitfalls”
    Raymond Thal           
    University of Virginia – Annual Advances in Arthritis, Arthroplasty, & Trauma     
    Arlington, Virginia, September 11, 2008
  • “Management of Superior Labral Tears”
    Raymond Thal           
    University of Virginia – Annual Advances in Arthritis, Arthroplasty, & Trauma     
    Arlington, Virginia, September 11, 2008
  • “Clinical Case Study:  Knee Injury in a Soccer Player”
    Garry WK Ho & Raymond Thal
    American College of Sports Medicine – 55th Annual Meeting
    Indianapolis, Indiana, May 30, 2008
  • “Multidirectional Instability: Indications and Arthroscopic Techniques”
    Raymond Thal
    27th Annual Cherry Blossom Seminar
    Washington, DC, April 5, 2008
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Posterior Instability of the Shoulder”
    Raymond Thal
    27th Annual Cherry Blossom Seminar
    Washington, DC, April 5, 2008
  • “Pearls and Pitfalls of Rotator Cuff Repair”
    Raymond Thal           
    University of Virginia – Annual Advances in Arthritis, Arthroplasty, & Trauma     
    Arlington, Virginia, September 28, 2007
  • “Master Video: Capsulorrhaphy for Anterior Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal           
    University of Virginia – Annual Advances in Arthritis, Arthroplasty, & Trauma     
    Arlington, Virginia, September 28, 2007
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal
    Boston Shoulder & Sports Symposium
    Boston, Massachusetts, October 20, 2006
  • “The Throwers Shoulder”
    Raymond Thal – Northern Virginia Host
    2006 AANA Traveling Fellowship
    Reston, VA, May 13, 2006
  • “SLAP Lesions: Diagnosis & Arthroscopic Repair”
    Raymond Thal
    25th Annual Cherry Blossom Seminar
    Washington, DC, April 2, 2006
  • “Multidirectional Instability: Indications and Techniques”
    Raymond Thal
    25th Annual Cherry Blossom Seminar
    Washington, DC, April 1, 2006
  • “Arthroscopic Stabilization for Posterior Instability”
    Raymond Thal
    25th Annual Cherry Blossom Seminar
    Washington, DC, April 1, 2006
  • “Technique Spotlight: BioKnotless Fixation for Bankart Repair”
    Raymond Thal           
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2006 Annual Meeting
    Arthroscopy Association of North America – Specialty Day
    Chicago, Illinois, March 25, 2006
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears & Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal
    Australian Orthopaedic Association Meeting
    Melbourne, Australia, July 21, 2005
  • “Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal
    New Zealand Shoulder & Elbow Society Annual Meeting
    Instructional Course Lecture
    Nadi, Fiji, July 19, 2005
  • “The Throwers Shoulder”
    Raymond Thal
    New Zealand Shoulder & Elbow Society Annual Meeting
    Instructional Course Lecture
    Nadi, Fiji, July 19, 2005
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears”
    Raymond Thal
    New Zealand Shoulder & Elbow Society Annual Meeting
    Instructional Course Lecture
    Nadi, Fiji, July 18, 2005
  • “Arthroscopic Bankart Repair using Knotless or BioKnotless Suture Anchors
    Raymond Thal, Matthew Nofziger, Mark Bridges, and John J. Kim
    Arthroscopy Association of North America – 24th Annual Meeting
    Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 12, 2005
  • “Arthroscopic Revision Bankart Repair for Failed Open & Arthroscopic Repairs
    Chris Vissers & Raymond Thal
    Arthroscopy Association of North America – 24th Annual Meeting
    Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 12, 2005
  • “Arthroscopic Bankart Repair using Knotless or BioKnotless Suture Anchors: Results with 2-year follow-up”
    Raymond Thal, Matthew Nofziger, Mark Bridges, and John J. Kim
    International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) – 2005 Biennial Congress
    Hollywood, Florida, April 3-7, 2005
  • “The Throwers Shoulder: Putting It All Together”
    Raymond Thal
    American Sports Medicine Institute – 23rd Annual Injuries In Baseball Course
    Scottsdale, Arizona, January 14-16, 2005
  • “Clinical Examination of the Throwing Athlete”
    Raymond Thal
    American Sports Medicine Institute – 23rd Annual Injuries In Baseball Course
    Scottsdale, Arizona, January 14-16, 2005
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability & Rotator Cuff Tears”
    Raymond Thal
    Mitek Surgical Skills Workshop
    New Brunswick, New Jersey, September 18, 2004
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability & Rotator Cuff Tears”
    Raymond Thal
    Mitek Surgical Skills Workshop
    San Antonio, Texas, November 1, 2003
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability & Rotator Cuff Tears”
    Raymond Thal – Guest Speaker
    Charing Cross Hospital
    Imperial College of Medicine
    London, England, October 24, 2003
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability & Rotator Cuff Tears”
    Raymond Thal – Guest Speaker
    University of Virginia Knee & Shoulder Seminar
    Richmond, Virginia, July 24, 2003
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability & Rotator Cuff Tears”
    Raymond Thal
    Mitek Surgical Skills Workshop
    Irvine, California, August 2, 2003
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability & Rotator Cuff Tears”
    Raymond Thal – Guest Speaker
    Orthopaedic Research of Virginia
    Richmond, Virginia, July 24, 2003
  • “Pathophysiology & Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears”
    Raymond Thal – Guest Speaker
    Queensland Shoulder Society Meeting
    Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, June 11, 2003
  • “Meniscus Injuries”
    Raymond Thal
    Sports Medicine 2003: An NFL Experience
    San Francisco, California, May 9, 2003
  • “Shoulder & Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete”
    Raymond Thal
    Throwing Athlete Symposium
    Pinkman Pitching
    Fairfax, Virginia, April 29, 2003
  • “Comparative Tensile Strength of Six Rotator Cuff Suture Configurations and Description of the Horizontal Reinforcing Stitch”
    Raymond Thal, Edmond Cleeman, and Jeffrey Berg
    Arthroscopy Association of North America – 22nd Annual Meeting
    Phoenix, Arizona, April 24-27, 2003
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal
    Mitek Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy Workshop
    Celebration, Florida, January 18, 2003
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal
    Boston Shoulder & Sports Symposium 2002
    Boston, Massachusetts, October 25, 2002
  • “Shoulder & Elbow Injuries in the Throwing Athlete”
    Raymond Thal
    Throwing Athlete Symposium
    Pinkman Pitching
    Chantilly, Virginia, August 17, 2002
  • “Current Concepts in ACL Reconstruction”
    Raymond Thal
    2002 Eulji Symposium on Current Concepts in Shoulder & Knee Arthroscopy
    Daejon, Korea, July 31, 2002
  • “SLAP Tears and Internal Impingement of the Shoulder”
    Raymond Thal
    2002 Eulji Symposium on Current Concepts in Shoulder & Knee Arthroscopy
    Daejon, Korea, July 31, 2002
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal
    2002 Eulji Symposium on Current Concepts in Shoulder & Knee Arthroscopy
    Daejon, Korea, July 31, 2002
  • “SLAP Tears and Internal Impingement of the Shoulder”
    Raymond Thal
    Advanced Arthroscopy of the Knee & Shoulder Symposium
    Memphis, Tennessee, May 4, 2002
  • “Arthroscopic Bankart Repair with a Knotless Suture Anchor: Technique and Results”
    Raymond Thal
    Arthroscopy Association of North America – 21st Annual Meeting
    Washington, DC, April 25-28, 2002
  • “Sport Medicine & the Young Athlete”
    Raymond Thal – Grand Rounds
    INOVA Fairfax Hospital for Children
    Falls Church, Virginia, April 11, 2002
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal
    Advanced Arthroscopy of the Knee & Shoulder Symposium
    Orlando, Florida, February 23-24, 2002
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal – Guest Speaker
    American Sports Medicine Institute
    Birmingham, Alabama, October 16, 2001
  • “Arthroscopic Bankart Repair with a Knotless Suture Anchor: Technique and Results”
    Raymond Thal
    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine – 27th Annual Meeting
    Keystone, Colorado, June 20, 2001
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal – Guest Speaker
    Prince of Wales Hospital
    Chinese University of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong, China, June 19, 2001
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal – Guest Speaker
    Johnson & Johnson Shoulder Symposium
    Tokyo, Japan, June 16, 2001
  • “Arthroscopic Instability with the BioKnotless Suture Anchor Technique”
    Raymond Thal           
    Advanced Arthroscopy Knee & Shoulder Symposium
    Park City, Utah, March 16-18, 2001
  • “Arthroscopic Instability with the BioKnotless Suture Anchor Technique”
    Raymond Thal           
    Global Advanced Arthroscopy Knee & Shoulder Symposium
    Rosemont, IL, January 20-21, 2001
  • “A Knotless Suture Anchor: Technique for Use in Arthroscopic Bankart Repair and Biomechanical Testing”
    Jeffrey Berg and Raymond Thal
    Eastern Orthopaedic Association – 31st Annual Meeting
    Orlando, Florida, October 12, 2000
  • “Knotless Suture Anchor for Anterior Instability”
    Raymond Thal
    17th Annual San Diego Shoulder Arthroscopy Course 2000 (Esch Meeting)
    San Diego, California, June 14-17, 2000
  • “A Comparison of Capsular Shift in Medially Based Repairs for Glenohumeral Instability: A Cadaveric Study”
    Jeffrey H. Berg, Raymond Thal, and Janichi Tamai
    International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Congress (ISAKOS Congress)
    Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 23, 2000
  • “A Comparison of Capsular Shift in Medially Based Repairs for Glenohumeral Instability: A Cadaveric Study”
    Jeffrey H. Berg, Raymond Thal, and Janichi Tamai
    Arthroscopy Association of North America – 19th Annual Meeting
    Miami Beach, Florida, April 16, 2000
  • “Medial Capsular Resection: A Technique of Capsular Shift for Shoulder Instability”
    Jeffrey H. Berg, Raymond Thal, and Janichi Tamai
    Arthroscopy Association of North America – 19th Annual Meeting
    Miami Beach, Florida, April 16, 2000
  • “Knotless Suture Anchor for Anterior Instability”
    Raymond Thal
    Invited Guest Lecture
    The International Symposium on Sports Medicine
    Tel Aviv, Israel, March 29-30
  • “Anatomy & Pathophysiology of Impingement and Rotator Cuff Tears”
    Raymond Thal
    Evaluation and Treatment of the Injured Athlete: Sports Medicine Update 2000
    Boston University School of Medicine
    Aruba, February 21-25, 2000
  • “SLAP Lesions: Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment”
    Raymond Thal
    Evaluation and Treatment of the Injured Athlete: Sports Medicine Update 2000
    Boston University School of Medicine
    Aruba, February 21-25, 2000
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability: History & Present Treatment”
    Raymond Thal
    Evaluation and Treatment of the Injured Athlete: Sports Medicine Update 2000
    Boston University School of Medicine
    Aruba, February 21-25, 2000
  • “Anatomy & Pathophysiology of Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal
    Evaluation and Treatment of the Injured Athlete: Sports Medicine Update 2000
    Boston University School of Medicine
    Aruba, February 21-25, 2000
  • “Arthroscopic Instability Repair with a Knotless Suture Anchor”
    Raymond Thal
    Evaluation and Treatment of the Injured Athlete: Sports Medicine Update 2000
    Boston University School of Medicine
    Aruba, February 21-25, 2000
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability Using the Knotless Suture Anchor”
    Raymond Thal
    Boston Shoulder Symposium
    Boston, Massachusetts, November 5-6, 1999
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability Using the Knotless Suture Anchor”
    Raymond Thal
    Seattle Shoulder Symposium
    Seattle, Washington, October 1-2, 1999
  • “A Knotless Suture Anchor and Method of Use in Arthroscopic Bankart Repair”
    Raymond Thal
    European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow – 13th Congress
    Poster Exhibit
    The Hague, The Netherlands, September 8-11, 1999
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability Using the Knotless Suture Anchor”
    Raymond Thal
    Guest Lecture
    Advances in Shoulder Arthroscopy – Mitek Sponsored Dinner Meeting
    Washington, D.C.,  July 29, 1999
  • “A Knotless Suture Anchor and Method of Use in Arthroscopic Bankart Repair”
    Raymond Thal
    Current Concepts and Surgical Techniques in Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
    Straub Clinic & Hospital
    Maui, Hawaii, June 18-19, 1999
  • “A Knotless Suture Anchor and Method of Use in Arthroscopic Bankart Repair”
    Raymond Thal
    International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS Congress)
    Washington, D.C., June 1, 1999
  • “A Knotless Suture Anchor and Method of Use in Arthroscopic Bankart Repair”
    Raymond Thal
    International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS Congress)
    Poster Exhibit
    Washington, D.C., June 1, 1999
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal
    Guest Lecture at The George Washington University Medical Center
    Washington, D.C.,  May 20, 1999
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal
    Guest Lecture at Columbia – Presbyterian Medical Center
    New York, New York, May 10, 1999
  • “A Knotless Suture Anchor and Method of Use in Arthroscopic Bankart Repair”
    Raymond Thal
    Arthroscopy Association of North America – 18th Annual Meeting
    Vancouver, BC, Canada, April 18, 1999
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability Using the Knotless Suture Anchor”
    Raymond Thal
    Guest Lecture
    Advances in Shoulder Arthroscopy – Mitek Sponsored Dinner Meeting
    Chicago, Illinois, February 25, 1999
  • “Arthroscopic Treatment of Shoulder Instability”
    Raymond Thal
    Instructional Course Lecture
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – 66th Annual Meeting
    Anaheim, California, February 4, 1999
  • “A Knotless Suture Anchor: Technique for Use in Arthroscopic Bankart Repair”
    Raymond Thal
    Poster Exhibit
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – 66th Annual Meeting
    Anaheim, California, February 4, 1999
  • “New Knotless Technique for Arthroscopic Bankart Repair”
    Raymond Thal
    Guest Lecture at Encino/Tarzana Regional Medical Center  
    Los Angeles, California, November 7, 1998
  • “Arthroscopic Bankart Repair with the Mitek Knotless Suture Anchor”
    Raymond Thal
    Boston Shoulder Symposium
    Boston, Massachusetts, October 16-17, 1998
  • “A Knotless Suture Anchor: Technique for Use in Arthroscopic Bankart Repair and Biomechanical Testing”
    Raymond Thal, Jose Lizardi, & Karl Reese
    The 7th International Congress on Surgery of the Shoulder
    Sydney, Australia, October 6, 1998
  • “A Knotless Suture Anchor:  Technique for Use in Arthroscopic Bankart Repair and Biomechanical Testing”
    Raymond Thal, Jose Lizardi, & Karl Reese
    American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine – 24th Annual Meeting
    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, July 12, 1998
  • “Arthroscopic Knotless Suture Anchor”
    Raymond Thal
    Mitek Sponsored – New Technologies in Sports Medicine
    Arthroscopy Association of North America – 17th Annual Meeting
    Orlando, Florida, May 2, 1998
  • “Arthroscopic Knotless Suture Anchor & Shoulder Cadaver Workshop”
    Raymond Thal
    New England Baptist Hospital
    Boston, Massachusetts, March 28, 1998
  • “Elbow Arthroscopy for Treatment of Arthritis”
    Raymond Thal
    Instructional Course Lecture
    Arthroscopy Association of North America – 16th Annual Fall Course
    Nashville, Tennessee, November 7, 1997
  • “Uncomplicated Meniscus Tears”
    Raymond Thal
    Instructional Course Lecture
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Summer Institute
    Washington, DC, September 7, 1997
  • “Bursitis & Osteoarthritis of the Shoulder in the Aging Athlete”
    Raymond Thal
    Instructional Course Lecture
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – Summer Institute
    Washington, DC, September 6, 1997
  • “Elbow Arthroscopy – Basic Procedures”
    Raymond Thal
    Instructional Course Lecture
    The Arthroscopy Association of North America – 15th Annual Meeting
    Washington, DC, April 12, 1996
  • "Delayed Articular Cartilage Slough:  Two Cases Resulting  from Inadvertent
    Ho:YAG Laser Damage to Normal Articular Cartilage and a Review of the Literature." 
    Marc Danziger and Raymond Thal
    The Arthroscopy Association of North America – 15th Annual Meeting
    Washington, DC, April 14, 1996
  • “Advances in Treatment of Rotator Cuff Disorders."
    Raymond Thal
    Guest lecture for the RCA/Biomet Medical Symposium.
    Indianapolis, IN, August 17, 1995
  • "Arthroscopic Bankart Repair:  The effect of immobilization on redislocation."
    Raymond Thal and Marc Danziger
    The 6th International Congress on Surgery of the Shoulder.
    Stockholm, Sweden, July 3, 1995
  • "Arthroscopic Treatment of Disorders of the Rotator Cuff"
    Raymond Thal
    Guest Lecture for the Traveling Fellows of the American Shoulder and
    Elbow Surgeons
    Richmond, Virginia, October 28-29, 1993
  • "A Technique for Arthroscopic Mattress Suture Placement"
    Raymond Thal
    The Arthroscopy Association of North America – 12th Annual Meeting
    Palm Desert, California, April 1-4, 1993
  • "Shoulder Impingement Syndrome"
    Raymond Thal
    The Combined Perspectives in Orthopaedics Conference.
    Lake Tahoe, Nevada, March 10, 1992
  • "Patellofemoral Arthroscopy and Realignment"
    Raymond Thal
    The Combined Perspectives in Orthopaedics Conference.
    Lake Tahoe, Nevada, March 10, 1992
  • "A Technique for Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression"
    Richard B. Caspari and Raymond Thal
    Poster Exhibit at the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Academy
    of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
    Washington, DC, February 21, 1992
  • "Advances in Shoulder Arthroscopy”
    Raymond Thal
    Guest Lecture for Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    Greater Laurel Beltsville Hospital
    Laurel, Maryland, February 17, 1992
  • "Advances in Shoulder Arthroscopy"
    Raymond Thal
    Guest Lecture for Department of Orthopaedic
    Surgery at Washington Hospital Center
    Washington, DC, November 18, 1991
  • "Arthroscopic Management of Meniscus Tears"
    Raymond Thal
    The Comprehensive Care of the Knee.
    Williamsburg, Virginia, June 13-16, 1991
  • "Patellofemoral Arthroscopy and Realignment"
    Raymond Thal
    The Comprehensive Care of the Knee.
    Williamsburg, Virginia, June 13-16, 1991
  • "Arthroscopic Repair of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament"
    Raymond Thal, Terry L. Whipple, John F. Meyers, and Richard B. Caspari
    The Arthroscopy Association of North America – 10th Annual Meeting
    San Diego, California.   April 24-27, 1991
  • "Normal Arthroscopic Shoulder Anatomy",
    "Anterior Shoulder Instability:  Etiology, Diagnosis, and Arthroscopic Management", and "Impingement Syndrome:  Etiology, Diagnosis, and Arthroscopic Management"
    Raymond Thal
    The Challenge of Shoulder Rehabilitation – 1990
    Virginia Beach, Virginia, May 7-10, 1990
  • "Normal Arthroscopic Shoulder Anatomy", "Anterior Shoulder Instability:
    Etiology, Diagnosis and Arthroscopic Management", and "Impingement Syndrome:  Etiology, Diagnosis, and Arthroscopic Management"
    Raymond Thal
    The Challenge of Shoulder Rehabilitation – 1990
    Lake Tahoe, Nevada, March 12-16, 1990
  • "A Technique for Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression"
    Richard B. Caspari and Raymond Thal
    Poster Exhibit at the Combined Congress of the International
    Arthroscopy Association and the International Society of the Knee.
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  May 13-17, 1991
  • "Arthroscopy Repair of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament". 
    Raymond Thal, Terry L. Whipple, John F. Meyers, and Richard B. Caspari.
    Poster Exhibit at the Combined Congress of the International Arthroscopy Association and the International Society of the Knee.
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  May 13-17, 1991
  • "External Fixation for Corrective Osteotomies in Children". 
    Raymond Thal and John E. Handelsman
    The American Orthopaedic Association’s Residents Conference.
    Rochester, New York, March 1989
  • "Total Condylar Knee Replacement in Rheumatoid Arthritis:  A 10 year Follow-up"
    Richard Laskin, Seth Kupferman, Steven Luster, and Raymond Thal
    The 56th  Annual Meeting of the American  Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
    Las Vegas, Nevada, February 9-14, 1989
  • "External Fixation for Corrective Osteotomies in Children"
    John E. Handelsman and Raymond Thal
    Poster Exhibit at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of
    Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Las Vegas, Nevada, February 9, 1989
  • "Total Knee Arthroplasty in the Presence of Large Bony Defects and Marked Knee Instability"
    Richard S. Laskin, Seth Kupferman, Steven Luster, and Raymond Thal
    The Knee Society Meeting at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of
    Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Las Vegas, Nevada, February 12, 1989
  • "External Fixation for Corrective Osteotomies in Children"
    Raymond Thal and John E. Handelsman
    The Pediatric Orthopaedic Club of New York Medical Society.
    Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY, May 18, 1988
  • "Corrective Osteotomies in Children"
    John E. Handelsman and Raymond Thal
    The Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Conference
    University of Oxford, England
    September 1987
  • "External Fixation for Distal Femoral & Proximal Tibial Corrective
    Osteotomies in Children"
    John E. Handelsman and Raymond Thal
    The 33rd Congress of South African Orthopaedic Association.
    Capetown, South Africa
    September 1987
  • "Foot and Ankle Amputations in Dysvascular Patients"
    Eric M. Orenstein, Michael S. Pinzur, and Raymond Thal
    The 8th Annual Surgical Symposium for the Association of Veterans
    Administration Surgeons.
    Los Angeles, California May 1984

Course Instructor:

  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America – 19th Annual Fall Course Shoulder Lab Instructor
    Palm Desert, California
    November 16-19, 2000
  • San Diego Shoulder Arthroscopy Course 2000 – 17th Annual (Esch Meeting)
    Shoulder Lab Instructor
    San Diego, California
    June 14-17, 2000
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America – 18th Annual Fall Course
    Shoulder Lab Instructor
    San Diego, California
    November 18-21, 1999
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America – 17th Annual Fall Course
    Shoulder Lab Instructor
    Palm Desert, California
    November 21-22, 1998
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America – 16th Annual Fall Course
    Knee Lab Instructor
    Nashville, Tennessee
    November 6-7, 1997
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America – 16th Annual Fall Course
    Elbow Lab Instructor
    Nashville, Tennessee
    November 7, 1997
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America – 15th Annual Fall Course
    Knee Lab Instructor
    Palm Desert, California
    November 21-22, 1996
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America – 15th Annual Fall Course
    Elbow Lab Instructor
    Palm Desert, California
    November 22, 1996
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America – 14th Annual Fall Course
    Knee Lab Instructor
    San Antonio, Texas
    December 7, 1995
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America – 14th Annual Fall Course
    Elbow Lab Instructor
    San Antonio, Texas
    December 9, 1995
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America Orthopaedic Learning
    Center Shoulder Course
    Chicago, Illinois
    June 4-5, 1994
  • The 1993 Shoulder Laboratory
    Orthopaedic Research of Virginia
    Richmond, Virginia
    December 2-5, 1993
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America – 12th Annual Fall Course
    Shoulder Lab Instructor
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    October 6-8, 1993
  • The 1992 Knee Ligament Laboratory
    Orthopaedic Research of Virginia
    Richmond, Virginia
    December 3-6, 1992
  • Laser Applications in Orthopaedics
    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    Richmond, Virginia
    October 9-10, 1992
  • The Shoulder and Elbow Laboratory – 1991
    Orthopaedic Research of Virginia
    Richmond, Virginia
    December 5-8, 1991
  • Knee and Ankle Laboratory – 1990
    Orthopaedic Research of Virginia
    Richmond, Virginia
    September 17-20, 1990
  • The Wrist Laboratory – 1990
    Orthopaedic Research of Virginia
    Richmond, Virginia
    September 21, 1990
  • The Shoulder Laboratory – 1989
    Orthopaedic Research of Virginia
    Richmond, Virginia, December 4-7, 1989
  • American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery  and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Washington
Redskins
  • The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • ISAKOS
  • CAQSM