Michael S Kain, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Michael Kain


Michael Kain, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Chobanian and Avedisian 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 3/29/2024

    Kobzeva-Herzog AJ, Smith SM, Counihan DR, Kain MS, Richman AP, Scantling D, Saillant NN, Sanchez SE, Torres CM. Timing of Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Initiation and Complications in Polytrauma Patients with High-Risk Bleeding Orthopedic Interventions: A Nationwide Analysis. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2024 Mar 29. PMID: 38548689.

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  • Published on 11/6/2023

    Bhale R, Kain M. Statistical fragility analysis of reported outcomes associated with surgical management of acetabular labral pathology. Hip Int. 2024 Mar; 34(2):235-239. PMID: 37932232.

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  • Published on 6/1/2023

    Alley MC, Kain M, Mitchell S, Walker BJ, Jones CB, Tornetta P. Anterior Hook Plating of Patella Fractures: A Biomechanical Analysis and Clinical Series. J Orthop Trauma. 2023 Jun 01; 37(6):e258-e263. PMID: 36728234.

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  • Published on 1/1/2022

    Tejwani NC, Ostrum R, Wolinsky PR, Adenikinju A, Radley JM, Copp JA, Kain MS, Tornetta P. Do All Fractures Need Surgery? Instr Course Lect. 2022; 71:285-301. PMID: 35254789.

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  • Published on 4/15/2021

    Hoit G, Kain MS, Sparkman JW, Norris BL, Conway JD, Watson JT, Tornetta P, Nauth A. The induced membrane technique for bone defects: Basic science, clinical evidence, and technical tips. OTA Int. 2021 Apr; 4(2 Suppl). PMID: 37608856.

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  • Published on 8/1/2020

    Kain MS, Willier D. Hemiarthroplasty Through a Direct Anterior Approach for Femoral Neck Fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Aug; 34 Suppl 2:S25-S26. PMID: 32639346.

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  • Published on 8/1/2020

    Shahien AA, Wegrzyn K, Tornetta P, Kain MS. Surgical Hip Dislocation for Small Posterior Wall Fracture After Hip Subluxation. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Aug; 34 Suppl 2:S19-S20. PMID: 32639343.

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  • Published on 7/15/2020

    Kain MS, Saper D, Lybrand K, Bramlett KJ, Tornetta Iii P, Althausen P, Garfi JS, Willier Iii DP, Niu R, Marcantonio AJ. Postoperative Complications of Hip Fractures Patients on Chronic Coumadin: A Comparison Based on Operative International Normalized Ratio. Geriatrics (Basel). 2020 Jul 15; 5(3). PMID: 32679667.

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  • Published on 6/1/2020

    Reahl GB, Gerstenfeld L, Kain M. Epidemiology, Clinical Assessments, and Current Treatments of Nonunions. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2020 06; 18(3):157-168. PMID: 32318988.

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  • Published on 4/18/2020

    Stambough JB, Curtin BM, Gililland JM, Guild GN, Kain MS, Karas V, Keeney JA, Plancher KD, Moskal JT. The Past, Present, and Future of Orthopedic Education: Lessons Learned From the COVID-19 Pandemic. J Arthroplasty. 2020 Jul; 35(7S):S60-S64. PMID: 32345564.

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