Michael Saper, DO, ATC, CSCS

Orthopedics, Sports Medicine

On staff since March 2017

Academic Title: Assistant Professor

    • Nikki Seattle Wa 08.28.20

      Thank you for who you are and for the brilliant surgeon you are." "First and foremost, thank you for making my daughter feel so much better." "Thanks for your good care and concern...Your manner' put Kayla at ease and helped her gain confidence. I also thank you all the nurses and staff for the best ever care we have.

    • Spring Ephrata, WA 05.16.18

      We have had nothing but amazing service and care with Dr. Saper and his team. Most of my questions are answered before having to ask them and I've never been made to feel silly over the ones that I do have to ask. We will definitely be coming back for any future issues/injuries!

    • Annalise Edmonds, wa 02.19.18

      Dr.Saper was overall a great doctor. He was always truly concerned about my overall health. He told me everything that was going on. He informed me about all the possible side effects. He definitely knew what he was doing. I had a very positive experience with him

  • Manuscripts in Refereed Journals

    • Cox B, Kindle B, Goyeneche N, Hackel J, Andrews JR, Saper M
      Ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma injection for a high-grade sternocleidomastoid tear in a professional football player.
      Current Orthopaedic Practice, 2019 : 30(2)175-177
    • Saper M, Pearce S, Andrews JR
      Muscle strength and functional testing after adolescent revision ACL reconstruction: a case report.
      Current Orthopaedic Practice, 2018 : 29(5)512-514
    • Saper M, Shneider D
      Patellar stabilization for combined medial and lateral patellar instability; a case report with technical note.
      Current Orthopaedic Practice, 2016 : 27(4)465-468
    • Hess S, Saper M, Taunt Jr. C
      Aseptic loosening of uncemented femoral components in long-term hemodialysis patients: a systematic review of the literature.
      Current Orthopaedic Practice, 2016 : 27(4)416-419
    • Michael Saper
      Plain radiographic evaluation of the patelofemoral joint: technique and image interpretation
      Current Orthopaedic Practice, 2016 : 28(1)89-96

    Other Publications

    • Fox JC, Saper MG
      Arthroscopic Suture Fixation of Comminuted Tibial Eminence Fractures: Hybrid All-Epiphyseal Bone Tunnel and Knotless Anchor Technique.
      31890496 Arthroscopy techniques, 2019 Nov. : 8(11)e1283-e1288 PMCID:PMC6926312
    • Oliver GD, Saper MG, Drogosz M, Plummer HA, Arakkal AT, Comstock RD, Anz AW, Andrews JR, Fleisig GS
      Epidemiology of Shoulder and Elbow Injuries Among US High School Softball Players, 2005-2006 Through 2016-2017.
      31523693 Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine, 2019 Sept. : 7(9)2325967119867428 PMCID:PMC6732867
    • Oliver GD, Plummer H, Henning L, Saper M, Glimer G, Brambeck A, Andrews JR
      Effects of a Simulated Game on Upper Extremity Pitching Mechanics and Muscle Activations Among Various Pitch Types in Youth Baseball Pitchers.
      31393289 Journal of pediatric orthopedics, 2019 Sept. : 39(8)387-393
    • Saper MG, Andrews JR
      Clinical Outcome After Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in an Adolescent Baseball Player: A Case Report.
      31241540 Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, 2019 July : 29(4)e70-e72
    • Saper MG, Fantozzi P, Bompadre V, Racicot M, Schmale GA
      Return-to-Sport Testing After Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction in Adolescent Athletes.
      30854403 Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine, 2019 March : 7(3)2325967119828953 PMCID:PMC6399765
    • Kasik CS, Rosen MR, Saper MG, Zondervan RL
      High rate of return to sport in adolescent athletes following anterior shoulder stabilisation: a systematic review.
      31044093 Journal of ISAKOS : joint disorders & orthopaedic sports medicine, 2019 Jan. : 4(1)33-40 PMCID:PMC6487304
    • Saper MG
      Quadriceps Tendon Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Independent Suture Tape Reinforcement.
      30533372 Arthroscopy techniques, 2018 Nov. : 7(11)e1221-e1229 PMCID:PMC6262756
    • Meijer K, Saper M, Joyner P, Liu W, Andrews JR, Roth C
      Minimizing Graft-Tunnel Mismatch in Allograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Blumensaat's Line: A Cadaveric Study.
      29730211 Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association, 2018 Aug. : 34(8)2438-2443.e1
    • Washington JK, Gilmer GG, Barfield JW, Gascon SS, Saper MG, Dugas JR, Andrews JR, Oliver GD
      Differences in Segmental Speeds as a Function of Maturation in Youth Baseball Pitchers.
      29665612 International journal of sports medicine, 2018 June : 39(6)462-467
    • Oliver GD, Plummer HA, Washington JK, Saper MG, Dugas JR, Andrews JR
      PITCHING MECHANICS IN FEMALE YOUTH FASTPITCH SOFTBALL.
      30038835 International journal of sports physical therapy, 2018 June : 13(3)493-500 PMCID:PMC6044599
    • Kasik C, Saper MG
      Variability of Outcome Reporting Following Arthroscopic Bankart Repair in Adolescent Athletes: A Systematic Review.
      29373288 Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association, 2018 April : 34(4)1288-1294
    • Saper M, Pearce S, Shung J, Zondervan R, Ostrander R, Andrews JR
      Outcomes and Return to Sport After Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Adolescent Athletes.
      29662910 Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine, 2018 April : 6(4)2325967118764884 PMCID:PMC5894923
    • Saper M
      Lateral Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction With a Gracilis Allograft.
      29868412 Arthroscopy techniques, 2018 April : 7(4)e405-e410 PMCID:PMC5983104
    • Saper M, Shung J, Pearce S, Bompadre V, Andrews JR
      Outcomes and Return to Sport After Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction in Adolescent Baseball Players.
      29780844 Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine, 2018 April : 6(4)2325967118769328 PMCID:PMC5954308
    • Saper MG, Pierpoint LA, Liu W, Comstock RD, Polousky JD, Andrews JR
      Epidemiology of Shoulder and Elbow Injuries Among United States High School Baseball Players: School Years 2005-2006 Through 2014-2015.
      29048928 The American journal of sports medicine, 2018 Jan. : 46(1)37-43
    • Saper MG, Cox BA, Shneider DA
      A Modified Osteotomy for Anteromedialization of the Tibial Tubercle.
      28970998 Arthroscopy techniques, 2017 Aug. : 6(4)e1107-e1112 PMCID:PMC5621784
    • Saper MG, Meijer K, Winnier S, Popovich J Jr, Andrews JR, Roth C
      Biomechanical Evaluation of Classic Solid and All-Soft Suture Anchors for Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction.
      28297604 The American journal of sports medicine, 2017 June : 45(7)1622-1626
    • Saper MG, Milchteim C, Zondervan RL, Andrews JR, Ostrander RV 3rd
      Outcomes After Arthroscopic Bankart Repair in Adolescent Athletes Participating in Collision and Contact Sports.
      28451607 Orthopaedic journal of sports medicine, 2017 March : 5(3)2325967117697950 PMCID:PMC5400177
    • Saper M, Brady C, Zondervan R, Shneider D
      Clinical results after treatment for bidirectional patellar subluxation: Minimum 2-years follow-up.
      27810431 The Knee, 2016 Dec. : 23(6)1154-1158
    • Ostrander RV 3rd, Smith J, Saper M
      Triple-Row Modification of the Suture-Bridge Technique for Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair.
      27909668 Arthroscopy techniques, 2016 Oct. : 5(5)e1007-e1013 PMCID:PMC5124061
    • Barousse P, Saper M, Meijer K, Roth C, Andrews JR
      Valgus Extension Overload: Arthroscopic Decompression in the Supine-Suspended Position.
      27709047 Arthroscopy techniques, 2016 Aug. 8 : 5(4)e845-e850 PMCID:PMC5040474
    • Ostrander RV 3rd, Saper MG, Juelson TJ
      A Biomechanical Comparison of Modified Krackow and Locking Loop Suture Patterns for Soft-Tissue Graft Fixation.
      27085852 Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association, 2016 July : 32(7)1384-8
    • Saper MG, Popovich JM Jr, Fajardo R, Hess S, Pascotto JL, Shingles M
      The Relationship Between Tibial Tubercle-Trochlear Groove Distance and Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries in Adolescents and Young Adults.
      26343942 Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic and related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association, 2016 Jan. : 32(1)63-8
    • Saper M, Kasik C, Dietzel D
      Arthroscopic Scapulothoracic Decompression for Snapping Scapula Syndrome.
      26870637 Arthroscopy techniques, 2015 Nov. 10 : 4(6)e631-6 PMCID:PMC4738195
    • Saper MG, Shneider DA
      Medial patellar subluxation: diagnosis and treatment.
      26566549 American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), 2015 Nov. : 44(11)499-504
    • Saper MG, Shneider DA
      Diagnosis and treatment of lateral patellar compression syndrome.
      25473620 Arthroscopy techniques, 2014 Oct. 20 : 3(5)e633-8 PMCID:PMC4246402
    • Saper MG, Shneider DA
      Lateral Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Using a Quadriceps Tendon Graft.
      25264506 Arthroscopy techniques, 2014 July 14 : 3(4)e445-8 PMCID:PMC4175168
    • Saper MG, Shneider DA
      Medial patellar subluxation without previous lateral release: a case report.
      24755851 Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B, 2014 July : 23(4)350-3
    • Saper M, Stephenson K, Heisey M
      Arthroscopic irrigation and debridement in the treatment of septic arthritis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.
      24680320 Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic and related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association, 2014 June : 30(6)747-54
    • Saper MG, Shneider DA
      Simultaneous medial and lateral patellofemoral ligament reconstruction for combined medial and lateral patellar subluxation.
      24904765 Arthroscopy techniques, 2014 March 13 : 3(2)e227-31 PMCID:PMC4044543

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Athletic Trainer
Strength and Conditioning

Medical/Professional School

Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville

Residency

Orthopedic Surgery, Michigan State University, Lansing

Fellowship

Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Andrews Research and Education Foundation, Gulf Breeze
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Nemours Children's Specialty Care, Jacksonville