Michael S Kain, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Michael Kain


Michael Kain, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and a consulting orthopaedic surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children. In his field he has a variety of research interests including acetabulum fractures, ankle fractures, ankle pain, ankle sprains, clavicle injuries, complex fractures, foot fractures, fracture repair and reconstruction, fracture surgery, hip arthritis surgery, hip arthroplasty, hip arthroscopy, hip pain, hip replacement, joint preservation of the hip, knee arthroplasty, knee joint replacement, knee surgery, painful hip replacement, pelvic/acetabular trauma, periprosthetic fracture surgery of the hip, polytrauma, revision hip replacement surgery, and sacral fracture and trauma/fracture surgery. For his paper “Traumatic brain injury and enhanced fracture healing in a rat model” he received the Smith and Nephew Resident Research Competition Best Trauma paper award and the OREF New England Resident Research Competition First Runner up award. For four years, he was the Chair of the New England Orthopaedic Society and is still a member today.


  • Thomas Jefferson University, MD
  • Gettysburg College, BA


  • Published on 3/1/2019

    Cronin PK, Freccero DM, Kain MS, Marcantonio AJ, Horwitz DS, Tornetta P. Garden 1 and 2 Femoral Neck Fractures Collapse More Than Expected After Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pinning. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Mar; 33(3):116-119. PMID: 30779723.

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  • Published on 12/22/2018

    Smith EL, Dugdale EM, Tybor D, Kain M. Comparing Inpatient Complication Rates between Octogenarians and Nonagenarians following Primary and Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty in a Nationally Representative Sample, 2010?2014. Geriatrics (Basel). 2018 Dec 22; 4(1). PMID: 31023971.

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  • Published on 11/1/2016

    Welch T, Iorio R, Marcantonio AJ, Kain MS, Tilzey JF, Specht LM, Healy WL. Incidence of Distal Femoral Periprosthetic Fractures after Total Knee Arthroplasty. Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013). 2016 Nov; 74(4):287-292. PMID: 27815952.

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  • Published on 4/22/2016

    De Giacomo AF, Tornetta P, Sinicrope BJ, Cronin PK, Althausen PL, Bray TJ, Kain MS, Marcantonio A, Sagi C, James CR. Outcomes after plating of olecranon fractures: A multicenter evaluation. Injury. 2016 Jul; 47(7):1466-71. PMID: 27211227.

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  • Published on 4/1/2016

    Bogdan Y, Tornetta P, Einhorn TA, Guy P, Leveille L, Robinson J, Bosse MJ, Haines N, Horwitz D, Jones C, Schemitsch E, Sagi C, Thomas B, Stahl D, Ricci W, Brady M, Sanders D, Kain M, Higgins TF, Collinge C, Kottmeier S, Friess D. Healing Time and Complications in Operatively Treated Atypical Femur Fractures Associated With Bisphosphonate Use: A Multicenter Retrospective Cohort. J Orthop Trauma. 2016 Apr; 30(4):177-81. PMID: 26709814.

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  • Published on 12/1/2015

    Marcantonio A, Steen B, Kain M, Bramlett KJ, Tilzey JF, Iorio R. The Clinical and Economic Impact of Preoperative Transthoracic Echocardiography in Elderly Patients with Hip Fractures. Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013). 2015 Dec; 73(4):239-42. PMID: 26630466.

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  • Published on 6/1/2015

    Martin D, Kain M, Bramlett KJ, Brabeck D, Marcantonio A. Toward the triple aim: implementing a hospitalist co-management model for orthopaedic surgical patients in an academic medical centre. Future Hosp J. 2015 Jun 01; 2(Suppl 2):s33. PMID: 31098161.

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  • Published on 4/11/2015

    Wang KH, Yu SW, Iorio R, Marcantonio AJ, Kain MS. Long Term Treatment Results for Deep Infections of Total Knee Arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2015 Sep; 30(9):1623-8. PMID: 25935234.

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  • Published on 12/1/2014

    Aprato A, Pellegrino P, Kain MS, Masse A. Do osteotomies of the proximal femur still have a role? Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2014 Dec; 7(4):323-9. PMID: 25183655.

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  • Published on 9/26/2014

    Kain MS, Marcantonio AJ, Iorio R. Revision surgery occurs frequently after percutaneous fixation of stable femoral neck fractures in elderly patients. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2014 Dec; 472(12):4010-4. PMID: 25256623.

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