Languages Spoken: English
Dr. Pelt specializes in hip replacement and revision, and knee replacement and revision. Minimally invasive joint replacement, partial knee replacement (unicompartmental, patellofemoral), cruciate preserving knee replacement, and direct anterior hip replacement are all aspects of his practice. Dr. Pelt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah and serves as Medical Director of the Orthopaedic and Trauma Unit at the University Hospital. His research interests are centered on patient outcomes following hip and knee reconstructive surgeries.
Given the large referral center at the University of Utah, Dr. Pelt performs several hundred surgeries each year and sees and treats a wide variety of cases including some of the most complex primary, revision and complicated surgeries in his field. Other orthopaedic surgeons all across the Intermountain West refer their patients to Dr. Pelt and his partners for care. This provides a broad fund of knowledge to help all of his patients, including those needing the highest quality outcome with their first joint replacement. In addition to the expert surgical care provided to each patient, he also teaches medical students, residents, fellows and even other practicing surgeons at meetings locally and throughout the country. Patients travel from across the country to seek care at the University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics as patients realize that they can receive the highest level of care from the surgeons that are on the cutting edge by coming directly to the center of excellence. Studies have shown that outcomes are better and complications are fewer when surgeries, such as joint replacement, are performed at high volume medical centers with experienced high volume surgeons, like Dr. Pelt and his colleagues.
Dr. Pelt grew up in the Pacific Northwest and attended the University of Washington for his undergraduate education. He later completed medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency and advanced training in an Adult Reconstruction fellowship at the University of Utah Department of Orthopaedics in Salt Lake City. Dr. Pelt's practice is based at the University Orthopaedic Center and he operates at both the University Orthopaedic Center and at the University Hospital in Salt Lake City. Other clinical/surgical sites of service in Salt Lake City are also available.
- Adult Reconstruction
- Direct Anterior Hip Replacement
- Hip Dysplasia
- Hip Instability
- Hip Replacement
- Hip Revision
- Joint Infection
- Joint Replacement
- Knee Replacement
- Knee Revision
- Labral Tear
- Minimally Invasive Joint Surgery
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Oxford Partial Knee Replacement
- Uni-Compartmental Knee Arthroplasty
- Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
- Patello-Femoral Arthroplasty (PFA)
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Board Certification||American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery|
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Dr. Pelt is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Utah specializing in Adult Reconstruction. In addition to his efforts in providing world class patient care, Dr. Pelt works with a team of researchers and clinical scientists in his efforts to improve our understanding and treatment of conditions of the hip and knee. He also teaches and trains medical students, Orthopaedic Residents and Fellows, and practicing surgeons. Dr. Pelt’s research interests are centered on patient outcomes following hip and knee reconstructive surgeries. Dr. Pelt has helped lead the Department in creating a tablet based patient reported outcome monitoring tool that is obtained as part of standard of care in our practice. The Meval II, where all of the standard of care data about patients we treat is kept safe, allows us to be on the cutting edge in our ability to understand how our patients do and what the effects of our interventions are on our patients. Patients cared for at our clinical sites receive the highest quality care avaiable, in part, due to our commitment to research and improving the techniques that we use to help our patients.
Current investigations include: techniques and patient outcomes following the revision of Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Replacements; outcomes obtained with the use of MRI based customized patient specific instruments during total knee replacement; outcomes following the use of the latest implant technologies available in hip and knee replacement, including cruciate sparing TKA; the impact of glycemic control (hemoglobin A1C) on the incidence of periprosthetic joint infections (PJI); outcomes following the treatment of periprosthetic joit infections; the use of computer adaptive testing in adult reconstruction patients, diagnosis and treatment of PJI.
Board Certification and Academic Information
|Board Certification||American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery|
- Hip arthroplasty in adult dysplasia
- Revision Knee Surgery
- Knee Prosthesis
- Knee Injuries
- Osteoarthritis, Knee
- Hip Joint
- Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee
- Adult Reconstruction
- Revision Hip Surgery
- Total Hip Replacement Development
- Knee Joint
- Total knee joint replacement development
- Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip
|Fellowship||University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
Adult Reconstruction, Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Young Adult Hip Preservation
|Residency||University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics
|Professional Medical||Creighton University School of Medicine
|Undergraduate||University of Washington
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Publications - Journal Articles
- Greber EM, Pelt CE, Gililland JM, Anderson MB, Erickson JA, Peters CL (2017). Challenges in Total Hip Arthroplasty in the Setting of Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip.LID - S0883-5403(17)30124-9 [pii]LID - 10.1016/j.arth.2017.02.024 [doi]. (Epub ahead of print) J Arthroplasty.
- Christensen JC, Brothers J, Stoddard GJ, Anderson MB, Pelt CE, Gililland JM, Peters CL (2017). Higher Frequency of Reoperation With a New Bicruciate-retaining Total Knee Arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 475(1), 62-69.
- Lee VS, Kawamoto K, Hess R, Park C, Young J, Hunter C, Johnson S, Gulbransen S, Pelt CE, Horton DJ, Graves KK, Greene TH, Anzai Y, Pendleton RC (2016). Implementation of a Value-Driven Outcomes Program to Identify High Variability in Clinical Costs and Outcomes and Association With Reduced Cost and Improved Quality. JAMA, 316(10), 1061-72.
- Lindgren K, Anderson MB, Peters CL, Pelt CE, Gililland JM (2016). The Prevalence of Positive Findings on Metal Artifact Reduction Sequence Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Metal-on-Metal Total Hip Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty, 31(7), 1519-23.
- Pelt CE, Foulks M, Anderson MB, Pendleton R, Peters CL (03/23/2016). Improving value in primary total joint arthroplasty care pathways: changes in inpatient physical therapy staffing. doi:10.1016/j.artd.2016.02.003. Arthroplasty Today.
- Flis A, Duncan C, Pelt C, Rosenbluth J, Willick S (2016). Left Hip Pain Caused by Right Hip Osteoarthritis in a Patient With an Incomplete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: A Case Report. PM R, 8(3), 282-5.
- Peters CL, Chrastil J, Stoddard GJ, Erickson JA, Anderson MB, Pelt CE (2016). Can Radiographs Predict the Use of Modular Stems in Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip? Clin Orthop Relat Res, 474(2), 423-9.
- Gililland JM, Swann P, Pelt CE, Erickson J, Hamad N, Peters CL (2016). What Is the Role for Patelloplasty With Gullwing Osteotomy in Revision TKA? Clin Orthop Relat Res, 474(1), 101-6.
- Pelt CE, Erickson JA, Peters CL, Anderson MB, Cannon-Albright L (2015). A Heritable Predisposition to Osteoarthritis of the Hip. J Arthroplasty, 30(9 Suppl), 125-9.
- Kapron AL, Peters CL, Aoki SK, Beckmann JT, Erickson JA, Anderson MB, Pelt CE (2015). The prevalence of radiographic findings of structural hip deformities in female collegiate athletes. Am J Sports Med, 43(6), 1324-30.
- Chrastil J, Anderson MB, Stevens V, Anand R, Peters CL, Pelt CE (2015). Is Hemoglobin A1c or Perioperative Hyperglycemia Predictive of Periprosthetic Joint Infection or Death Following Primary Total Joint Arthroplasty? J Arthroplasty, 30(7), 1197-202.
- Hung M, Hon SD, Cheng C, Franklin JD, Aoki SK, Anderson MB, Kapron AL, Peters CL, Pelt CE (2014). Psychometric Evaluation of the Lower Extremity Computerized Adaptive Test, the Modified Harris Hip Score, and the Hip Outcome Score. Orthop J Sports Med, 2(12), 2325967114562191.
- Pelt CE, Grijalva R, Anderson L, Anderson MB, Erickson J, Peters CL (2014). Two-Stage Revision TKA Is Associated with High Complication and Failure Rates. Adv Orthop, 2014, 659047.
- Stronach BM, Pelt CE, Erickson JA, Peters CL (2014). Patient-specific instrumentation in total knee arthroplasty provides no improvement in component alignment. J Arthroplasty, 29(9), 1705-8.
- Pelt CE, Madsen W, Erickson JA, Gililland JM, Anderson MB, Peters CL (2014). Revision total hip arthroplasty with a modular cementless femoral stem. J Arthroplasty, 29(9), 1803-7.
- Pelt CE, Erickson J, Christensen BA, Widmer B, Severson EP, Evans D, Peters CL (2014). The use of a modular titanium baseplate with a press-fit keel implanted with a surface cementing technique for primary total knee arthroplasty. Biomed Res Int, 2014, 972615.
- Gililland JM, Anderson LA, Barney JK, Ross HL, Pelt CE, Peters CL (2014). Barbed versus standard sutures for closure in total knee arthroplasty: a multicenter prospective randomized trial. J Arthroplasty, 29(9 Suppl), 135-8.
- Pelt CE, Anderson AW, Anderson MB, Van Dine C, Peters CL (2014). Postoperative falls after total knee arthroplasty in patients with a femoral nerve catheter: can we reduce the incidence? J Arthroplasty, 29(6), 1154-7.
- Smith JW, Marcus RL, Peters CL, Pelt CE, Tracy BL, LaStayo PC (2014). Muscle force steadiness in older adults before and after total knee arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty, 29(6), 1143-8.
- Peters CL, Mulkey P, Erickson J, Anderson MB, Pelt CE (2014). Comparison of total knee arthroplasty with highly congruent anterior-stabilized bearings versus a cruciate-retaining design. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 472(1), 175-80.
- Pelt CE, Swann P (06/01/2016). Chapter 2 Indications for the Direct Anterior Approach. In B Sonny Bal, MD JD MBA ; Lee E Rubin, MD ; Kristaps J Keggi, MD Dr Med (hc) (Eds.), Direct Anterior Approach for Hip Reconstruction (1, 1). Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Inc.
- Pelt CE, Erickson JA, Peters CL (02/03/2016). Minimally Invasive Posterolateral Approach. In Scuderi, GA; Tria, AJ (Eds.), Minimally Invasive Surgery in Orthopedics (doi:10.1007/978-3-319-15206-6_46-1, Section 6, pp. 1-9). Springer International Publishing.
- Chrastil J, Pelt CE, Erickson JA, Peters CL (1/1/2015). Skeletally Mature Acetabular Dysplasia: Anatomy, Pathomorphology, Pathomechanics, Clinical Presentation, and Imaging Studies. In Nho, S., Leunig, M., Larson, C.M., Bedi, A., Kelly, B.T. (Eds.), Hip Arthroscopy and Hip Joint Preservation Surgery (Vol. 2, Chap. 43, pp. 571-581). New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.
- Beebe M, Pelt CE, Peters CL (2015). Pelvic Osteotomy (PAO). In Rothman, R.H., Parvizi, J. (Eds.), Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, Sam W. Wiesel MD, author (2nd edition, 2). Philiadelphia PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
- Pelt CE, Madsen W, Peters CL (2015). Cementless Acetabular Components for Revision. In Callaghan J, Rosenberg AG, Rubash HE, Clohisy JC, Della Valle CJ, Parvizi J (Eds.), The Adult Hip: Arthroplasty and Its Alternatives and Hip Preservation (3rd edition, 3, Chap 116, p. 109). Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
- Pelt CE, Khoury C, Stronach BM, Peters CL (2015). Surgical Dislocation of the Hip for Symptomatic Femoroacetabular Impingement. In Callaghan J, Rosenberg AG, Rubash HE, Clohisy JC, Della Valle CJ, Parvizi J (Eds.), The Adult Hip: Arthroplasty and Its Alternatives and Hip Preservation (3rd edition, 3, Chap 9). Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
- Avilucea F, Pelt CE, Peters CL (03/01/2014). What's New In Hip Joint Preservation Surgery? In Matt Austin (Ed.), Recent Advances in Orthopaedics.
- Pelt CE (09/18/2015). Live Surgery Broadcast: Bicruciate Total Knee Arthroplasty - International Congress for Joint Replacement (ICJR) - 2015 Combined OrthoLIVE/MTJR Course [Film]. Newport Beach Marriott Hotel,Newport Beach, CA, USA: ICJR. Available: https://icjr.net/meeting/agenda.111.htm.
- Bergman J, Pelt CE, Peters CL, Anderson M, Erickson J (2/1/2015). Rectus-Sparing Periacetabular Osteotomy Surgical Technique Video [Video]. Rosemont, IL, USA: AAOS Orthopaedic Video Theater. Available: http://orthoportal.aaos.org/emedia/abstract.aspx?resource=EMEDIA_OSVL_15_03.
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