Posts by Miho J. Tanaka, MD, PhD
Dynamic Ultrasound Can Accurately Quantify Severity of Medial Knee Injury: A Cadaveric Study
Rohan Bhimani, MD, MBA, Miho J. Tanaka, MD, PhD, and colleagues found in a cadaveric study that measuring the medial tibiofemoral distance with portable ultrasound can accurately distinguish between stable and unstable medial collateral ligament (MCL) knee injuries.
Latarjet Procedure for Recurrent Left Shoulder Anterior Instability
Courtesy of AAOS Orthopaedic Video Theatre, this video is an evidence-based technique from Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine Surgeons Miho Tanaka, MD, PhD, Mark Price, MD, PhD, and a colleague of a latarjet procedure for recurrent left shoulder anterior instability in a 24-year old male patient.
Conventional Radiographic Landmark Not Suitable for All Reconstructions of the Medial Patellofemoral Complex
The radiographic midpoint of the medial patellofemoral complex attachment on the femur is commonly used to guide femoral tunnel placement during reconstruction. Still, Mass General researchers found the radiographic locations of the most proximal and most distal fibers can significantly differ from that landmark.
Review: Fixed Patellar Dislocation
Diagnosis of fixed patellar dislocation is often delayed because of its rarity and variety of manifestations. Phillip T. Grisdela, MD, Nikolaos Paschos, MD, PhD, and Miho J. Tanaka, MD, recently published a review that gives pointers for recognition, evaluation, and management.
The Women's Sports Medicine Clinic: A Personalized Approach to Return-to-Play
In this video, Miho Tanaka, MD, orthopaedic surgeon and director of the Women's Sports Medicine Program in the Department of Orthopaedics at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the Program's Sports Injury and Performance Clinic.
Serving the Rapidly Evolving Field of Women's Sports
In this video, Miho Tanaka, MD, orthopedic surgeon and director of the Women's Sports Medicine Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the ways in which women's sports medicine is changing.
Building a Predictive Model of Patellar Dislocation
In this video Miho Tanaka, MD, discusses her research on knee injuries.
The Three Core Components of Mass General's Women's Sports Medicine Program
In this video, Miho J. Tanaka, MD, orthopedic surgeon and director of the Women's Sports Medicine Program in the Department of Orthopaedics at Massachusetts General Hospital, discusses the interrelated clinical, research and educational missions of this important program.
One-Quarter of Women in an Obstetric Population Report Severe Knee Dysfunction
Miho J. Tanaka, MD, of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, and colleagues found that 26% of patients presenting to general obstetric clinics had severe knee pain, which could impede their ability to remain active during pregnancy.
Review: The Virtual Orthopedic Examination
Many elements of standard orthopedic examinations can be adapted for virtual visits with patients in a sports medicine clinic.
Importance of Multidisciplinary Care at the Women's Sports Medicine Program at Mass General
By bringing together multidisciplinary specialists to focus on sex-specific risk factors, orthopedic surgeons at the Women's Sports Medicine Program at Massachusetts General Hospital are working to improve treatments and outcomes for female athletes.
Dr. Miho J. Tanaka joined the Sports Medicine Center in July 2019. Prior to her arrival at Mass General, she was an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Founding Director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at The Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Dr. Tanaka completed her undergraduate degree at Stanford University, where she was a member of the varsity track and field team. She earned her medical degree at New York Medical College, and she completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. After residency, she completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.
She has served as a team physician for multiple professional, semi-professional and collegiate sports teams, including the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Surge, Johns Hopkins University, and the U.S. Soccer Federation.
As a former athlete herself, Dr. Tanaka understands her patients’ passion for sports and shares their commitment to excellence. She has published or presented over 80 articles and book chapters with a primary interest in the anatomy and biomechanics of the knee. She has served on the advisory board for Under Armour’s Connected Fitness Programs, and currently serves as Safety Officer and reviewer for several NIH/NIAMS grant programs.
Dr. Tanaka is a member of the AAOS Healthcare Systems Committee and a contributor to the AAOS Sports Content Committee, promoting access to education for both patients and providers. She serves on the Electronic Media Editorial Board of the American Journal of Sports Medicine and on the Associate CME Editor Panel for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. She was the recipient of the 2017 AOSSM Traveling Fellowship, the 2017-2018 AAOS Leadership Fellows Program, and was inducted as an AOA member in the Class of 2018.