Meet Dr. Kadzielski

Fellowship Trained in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Microsurgery

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Patient Ratings and Comments

Overall Rating

4.5 out of 5 (419 Ratings, 73 Comments)
Access
4.6/5
Personal Issues
4.6/5
Nurse/Assistant
4.7/5
Overall Assessment
4.5/5
Moving through visit
4/5

Recent Comments

09/09/2019

Honestly the best most efficient office I have ever seen.
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08/20/2019

excellent visit and great level of concern, and super caring doctor!
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08/19/2019

I like him very much!
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08/17/2019

Dr. Kadelski very knowledgable
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08/14/2019

excellent
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08/06/2019

*Dr. Kadzielski is the MAN!! Very nice.
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08/06/2019

Terrific experience!
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08/05/2019

Always very pleasant and professional.
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08/03/2019

Dr. K is the best!!!
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08/03/2019

A few days after I started having a problem with my left wrist and realized the pain wasn't going away, I called South Shore Orthopedics to make an appointment with Dr. K as I have seen him on a couple of other occasions. I had to wait a week for the appointment but the pain was such that I went to Health Express in Weymouth just to make sure I didn't have a problem that needed immediate attention. They took x-rays but I decided to keep the appointment with Dr. K anyway as my confidence in him is extremely high.
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08/03/2019

He was very quick, to the point and efficient with my 11 yr old daughter who was petrified of the appt. And patient with myself because I was upset because the plan we were given in the ED had changed
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07/30/2019

Would send everyone in need to SSO
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07/29/2019

Dr was very friendly and knowledgable
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07/29/2019

both the nurse and the Dr were awesome. also, the staff in the casting room were great
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07/22/2019

Thorough, caring, took time to answer questions in understandable manner.
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07/22/2019

I first met Dr K in 2014 for a wrist injury and I saw him today for another wrist injury. He has always made me feel comfortable and confident in his care. I have recommended him to friends and on many FB groups. Dr K is awesome!!
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07/14/2019

DR. K was incredible and did a fantastic job
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07/09/2019

the provider was very informative and professional and kind
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07/08/2019

Went very quickly *Dr. K very professional explained very well - visit was excellent.
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07/08/2019

we live an hour away but we would make the drive any day to get this quality of service and care.
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07/06/2019

I usually see Dr Merra (love her) but this time saw the wrist guy (forgot his name, sorry) but he was GREAT! So nice, listened to me, knew what to check. felt very confident in him.
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07/05/2019

doctor was very informative great job
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06/25/2019

gooy
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06/25/2019

In addition to being an excellent surgeon, Dr. K. is completely "present" during appointments-he listens, explains, and is always empathetic.
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06/24/2019

My father is a retired orthopedic surgeon and I was around an orthopedic office until my teenage years( many years ago!)Dr Kajielski has set a high standard and I have nothing but praise for all facets of the care I've received.
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06/24/2019

the care provider was very informative of my problem
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06/19/2019

Dr K is the best! kind compassionate personable and super skilled and smart
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06/18/2019

second time seeing this provider and would recommend him highly to anyone needing his expertise
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05/22/2019

Very nice
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05/22/2019

good
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05/21/2019

Dr was excellent,he politely gave his professional opinion and thoroughly addressed any questions or concerns I had.
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05/21/2019

I was very pleased and appreciative of Dr. Kadzielski for being able to see Ryan on such short notice. He was very professional and interacted well with Ryan.
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05/20/2019

dr looked at me explaining what he was going to do to get me better
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05/20/2019

Dr K was pleasant, had a very calming effect and gave me all the information I needed.
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05/13/2019

DR Kadzielski is awesome. Super nice, understand s the issue I have with my thumb and knows exactly what needs to be done.
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05/04/2019

fine
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04/30/2019

Dr. K is a true gentleman and his manner put me completely at ease.
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04/29/2019

dr kadsielski is the best!
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04/28/2019

the Doctor took his time and gave me options.
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04/23/2019

I can't speak highly enough of him - I've been very pleased with every aspect of his care over the course of many visits, including surgery and follow-up.
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04/22/2019

dr k is very compassionate and professional. I trust in him
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04/16/2019

very knowledgeable very caring & answered my questions....Dr. Ayers recommended this Doctor
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04/15/2019

All good
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04/15/2019

I have been a patient of Dr Kadzielski in the past and my experience today was just like the last time, which was excellent. Very detailed in any explanation he had to offer and truly cares about his patients. If someone were to ask me for a recommendation to a facility, I would without question recommend South Shore Orthopedics and Dr. Kadzielski would be at the top of my list for doctors.
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04/15/2019

Everything went very well with this doctor. He explained what went wrong with the problem and gave me feedbacks. I would definitely recommend this doctor to anyone in need.
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04/15/2019

very pleased with the care at this facility
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04/09/2019

Dr. Kadzielski was personable, warm and kind. I would highly recommend John Kadzielski to anyone with a hand issue. I was very very impressed with his demeanor and felt cared for by him.
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04/08/2019

Dr. K is amazing!!
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04/08/2019

Dr. Kadzieski is a very knowledgeable and experienced doctor. He is friendly and treats you like a person and not just a patient. I would highly recommend him.
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04/08/2019

Dr. Kadzelwski, (my apologies if I've misspelled Dr.'s name), was so very calming and gentle! He spoke to me so I understood everything he was saying. He was so down to earth and I have heard excellent things about him from others. I'm so very glad he will be my surgeon for my carpal tunnel.
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04/08/2019

good
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04/02/2019

Dr. Kadzielski is always pleasant, extremely accurate in description of procedures, and very friendly.
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04/02/2019

Dr. Kadzielski is warm, comforting, caring and engaging. He always makes me feel like I am all he is focused on at this moment. He inspires confidence.
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04/01/2019

enjoyed the physicians bedside manner. made the slightly extended wait a non issue for me.
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03/26/2019

Dr K is an excellent hand surgeon. he has operated on my hand twice and numerous injections/ different sites. he is quite personable and explains everything. he has my complete trust
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03/26/2019

Dr K treated me with kindness and respect NOT just a patient
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03/16/2019

the doctor moved very fast, and could have spent more time explaining how he was going to treat me. however he was very kind and sympathetic (not always the case with an orthopedic surgeon). most importantly, everything he recommended has been effective in treating my pain. I would recommend him basedd on this near outcome.
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03/05/2019

Delighted with excellent local service. I usually go to Boston. I will be returning to this practice.
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03/04/2019

Dr. K is great. He always shows care and concern for his patients.
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02/26/2019

My doctor here is Amazing! He is very personable and took his time with me.
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02/25/2019

Dr. Kadzielski explained the situation clearly and gave us options for how to proceed with care.
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02/25/2019

Dr. K is an outstanding provider. I have had the pleasure of working for and with many physicians over the past 30 plus years and his care is a knotch above the best!
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02/12/2019

Dr. Kadzielski was wonderful. He spoke with my daughter and made her at ease. He was informative about her condition and what to do about it. He also recommended she get her Vit D checked because her bones look thin. I like a doctor that looks at the whole picture.
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02/12/2019

Dr. K was very quick, really nice, courteous and caring. However, I felt like I had to pull explanations out of him. I told him my symptoms and he jumped to asking me if I wanted to fix it and if I wanted "relaxation". He didn't explain I needed surgery, but maybe assumed I knew? When I asked specific questions, he answered. But he did not offer much information unless I asked.
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02/12/2019

The doctor did not mention any side effects or concerns about the cortisone treatment. However, I asked a nurse and she handed me a fact sheet. I read that and then had additional questions for the doctor.
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02/11/2019

I unfortunately have spent a lot of visits with ortho docs. and Dr K goes above and beyond and makes you feel he is concerned I often recommend him to others
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02/09/2019

Good
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02/04/2019

This Dr. was very warm and friendly. He addressed my problem clearly and give me the care options in a concise manner. This was a very pleasant experience, I was impressed with how well the whole visit went.
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01/21/2019

phenomenal orthopedist- we loved him! wonderful gentle way with my young daughter and very clear and patient and easy to understand.
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01/15/2019

doctor was straight forward in explanation and care---also explained my options
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01/07/2019

I have been to SSO a few times and although dr is thoughtful and explains well the process in general feels rushed. regardless of who we are seeing it just always feels like dr is in a tight time table. I'm sure it's dictated by insurance and I get it, it's just a bummer.
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01/07/2019

I loved Dr Kadzielski. He was excellent. I've been a patient of Dr Ayers for years but went with my physical therapists recommendation for this doctyfor my elbow issue
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Ben's Story

In October 2015, Ben suffered a severe bite by a family dog. Ben’s mom, Kristy, brought Ben to South Shore Hospital’s Pediatric Emergency Department. As the team determined how to treat Ben’s bite, Kristy noticed her son was flushed. The team confirmed he had a fever and saw that his hand was swelling. The Trauma team paged John Kadzielski, MD, an orthopedic surgeon and Director of the Division of Hand Surgery at South Shore Hospital, who was on call that day…

Specializing In

Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Microsurgery
Orthopedic Surgery

Appointments

Director, Division of Hand Surgery
South Shore Hospital

Education

Loyola High School, Los Angeles, CA

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA

Internship and Residency

Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program, Boston, MA:

  • General Surgery Internship at Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Administrative Chief Resident, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital Hand Surgery Fellowship,
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand

Hospital Privileges

South Shore Hospital, Active Staff, Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Weymouth, MA.

Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Active Staff, Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Boston, MA.

Professional Affiliations

American Medical Association
Massachusetts Medical Society
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
American Association for Hand Surgery – Candidate Member
American Society for Surgery of the Hand – Candidate Member

Awards

  • Harvard College Scholarship
  • Student National Medical Association Region VII Research Competition 2nd Place in Clinical Science
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society 2004 Marathon Strides Chapter Team Award & Super Team Award
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • Harvard Medical School Teacher/Mentor Award
  • Kilfoyle Award, 2010 New England Orthopaedic Society Fall Meeting
  • H. Kirk Watson, M.D. Founder’s Award, 2010 New England Hand Society Annual Meeting
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Patient Safety Star
  • Non-Clinical Research Paper Award, Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program Resident Thesis Day
  • The Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School Editor’s Award
  • Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program James H. Herndon, M.D., M.B.A., Resident Teaching and Mentoring Award

Publications (Peer Reviewed)

The Point Contact Fixator for the Open Reduction Internal Fixation of Diaphyseal Forearm Fractures.
Kadzielski J, Ring D, Jupiter JB.
The Persian Journal of Clinical Orthopedics.  March, 2004.  1:5-10.

Locking Compression Plates for Osteoporotic Nonunions of the Diaphyseal Humerus.
Ring D, Kloen P, Kadzielski J, Helfet D, Jupiter JB.
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research.  August, 2004.  425:50-54.

Psychological Factors Associated with Idiopathic Arm Pain.
Ring D, Kadzielski J, Malhotra L, Lee SG, Jupiter JB.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am.  February, 2005.  87(2):374-80.

Self-Reported Upper Extremity Health Status Correlates with Depression.
Ring D, Kadzielski J, Fabian L, Zurakowski D, Malhotra LR, Jupiter JB.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am.  September, 2006.  88(9):1983-8.

Evaluation of Preoperative Expectations and Patient Satisfaction After Carpal Tunnel Release.
Kadzielski J,  Malhotra L, Zurakowski D, Lee SP, Jupiter JB, Ring D.
Journal of Hand Surgery.  December, 2008.  33(10):1783-1788.

A Patient-Specific Version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand Questionnaire.
Vranceanu A, Kadzielski J, Hwang R, Ring D.
Journal of Hand Surgery.  May, 2010.  35A:824-826.

A Vascular Complication Associated with Trochanteric-Entry Femoral Nailing on a Fracture Table.
Kadzielski J & Vrahas M.
The American Journal of Orthopedics.  July, 2010.  39(7):E64-E66.

A Novel Methodology for the Study of Injury Mechanism: Ankle Fracture Analysis Using Injury Videos Posted on YouTube.com.
Kwon JY, Chacko AT, Kadzielski J, Appleton PT, Rodriguez EK.
Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  August, 2010.  24(8):477-82.

Patient Safety Climate Among Orthopaedic Surgery Residents.
Kadzielski J, McCormick F, Zurakowski D, Herndon JH.
Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am.  June, 2011.  93(11): 1086 (e62: 1-6).

Surgeon Fatigue: A Prospective Analysis of the Incidence, Risk, and Intervals of Predicted Fatigue-Related Impairment in Residents.
McCormick F, Kadzielski J, Landrigan CP, Evans B, Herndon JH, Rubash H.
Archives of Surgery.  May, 2012.  147(5):430-435.

Error Reporting and Safety Protocol Compliance: An Alternative to Punishment and Enforcement.
Kadzielski J & Herndon JH.
Journal of Trauma & Treatment.  Editorial.  May, 2012.  1(5):1000e105.

The Influence of Job Satisfaction, Burnout, Pain, and Worker’s Compensation Status on Disability After Finger Injuries.
Kadzielski J, Bot A, Ring D.
Journal of Hand Surgery.  September, 2012.  37(9):1812-1819.

Transient Altitude-induced Compartment Syndrome Associated with Fiberglass Casts using Waterproof Cast Padding and an Experimental Model Validating this Concept.
Kadzielski J & Bae D.
The American Journal of Orthopedics.   January, 2013.  42(1): 44-45.

Helicopter Emergency Medical Services Crew Administration of Antibiotics for Open Fractures.
Thomas S, Arthur A, Howard Z, Shear M, Kadzielski J & Vrahas M.
Air Medical Journal.  March, 2013.  32(2): 74-79.

Fatigue Optimization Scheduling in Graduate Medical Education: Reducing Fatigue and Improving Patient Safety.
McCormick F, Kadzielski J, Evans B, Landrigan CP, Herndon JH, Rubash H.
Journal of Graduate Medical Education. March, 2013. 5(1): 107-111.

Compared with Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiographs Underestimate the Magnitude of Negative Ulnar Variance.
Kadzielski J, Qureshi A, Han R, Yoshioka H, Blazar P.
The American Journal of Orthopedics. March, 2014. 43(3): 128-131.

The Role of Arthrodesis of the Wrist in Spastic Disorders.
Neuhaus V, Kadzielski J, Mudgal CS.
Journal of Hand Surgery Eur. April, 2014. Epub ahead of print.

Surgeons’ Attitudes are Associated with Reoperation and Readmission Rates.
Kadzielski J, McCormick F, Herndon J, Rubash H, Ring D.
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. May, 2015. 473(5): 1544-1551.

How Prevalent are Hazardous Attitudes Among Orthopaedic Surgeons?
Bruinsma WE, Becker Sj, Guitton TG, Kadzielski J, Ring D.
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. May, 2015. . 473(5): 1582-1589.

Nontuberculosis Mycobacterial Osteomyelitis of the Thumb: Successful Treatment with Serial Debridement, Antimicrobial Therapy, External Fixation, and Interphalangeal Arthrodesis.
Ehrlichman L, Kadzielski J, Hyle E, Jupiter J.
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery Case Connector. October, 2015. 5(4): e87.

Exactech Opteon Femoral Component Fracture 12 Years after Arthroplasty.
Patel SP, Antoci V, Kadzielski J, Vrahas MS.
Case Reports in Orthopedics. January, 2016. 1-4.

Publications (Non-Peer Reviewed)

The Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program: An Aerial Tour.
Kadzielski J.
The Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School.  September, 2008.  10:142-143.

Correlating Injury Mechanism with Fracture Patterns of the Ankle: Challenging Long-Standing Orthopaedic Dogma Using Injury Videos from www.YouTube.com.
Kwon J, Chacko A, Kadzielski J, Appleton P, Rodriguez EK.
The Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School.  October, 2009.  11:74-78.

Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Osteomyelitis: A Case Report of Mycobacterium Avium Intracellulare Complex Tibial Osteomyelitis in the Setting of HIV/AIDS.
Kadzielski J, Smith M, Baran J, Gandhi R, Raskin K.
The Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School.  October, 2009.  11:108-111.

New Technology Rapidly Influences Orthopaedic Surgical Training: The Volar Locking Plate for the Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures.
Kadzielski J
, Dyer G, Blazar P.
The Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School.  October, 2010.  12:109-112.

The Incidence of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Colonization in Primary Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.
Kadzielski J & Siliski J.
The Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School.  December, 2011. 13thEdition.

Implementing Fatigue Optimizing Scheduling to Reduce Resident Error.
Evans B, McCormick F, Kadzielski J, Landrigan C, Herndon JH, Rubash H.
The Orthopaedic Journal at Harvard Medical School.  December, 2011. 13thEdition.

An Update on Assessing the Validity of the Lauge Hansen Classification System for In-vivo Ankle Fractures Using YouTube videos of Accidentally Sustained Ankle Fractures as a Tool for the Dynamic Assessment of Injury.
Rodriquez EK, Kown J, Chacko A, Kadzielski J, Herder L, Appleton P.
The Harvard Orthopaedic Journal.  December, 2012. 14:40-43.  14thEdition.

Reengineering Operating Room Workflows: Surgeon to Central Processing Staff Interventions Improve the Mechanics of Safe Surgical Care Delivery and Decrease Infection Rates.
Kadzielski J
, Kelly A, MacTavish B, Kim J, Appleton P, Rodriguez EK.
The Harvard Orthopaedic Journal.  December, 2012. 14:44-49.  14thEdition.