Michael Kain, MD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Orthopaedic Surgery

MD, Thomas Jefferson University
BA, Gettysburg College

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.

Comparative Effectiveness of Pulmonary Embolism Prevention after Hip and Knee Replacement (PEPPER…
07/01/2019 - 02/28/2023 (PI)
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center PCORI

Comparative Effectiveness of Pulmonary Embolism Prevention after Hip and Knee Replacement(PEPPER)…
12/01/2017 - 06/30/2019 (PI)
Medical University of South Carolina PCORI


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  1. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36728234
  2. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35254789
  3. 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.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32639343
  4. 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
  5. 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; PMCID: PMC7555195; DOI: 10.3390/geriatrics5030043;
  6. Reahl GB, Gerstenfeld L, Kain M. Epidemiology, Clinical Assessments, and Current Treatments of Nonunions. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2020 06; 18(3):157-168.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32318988
  7. 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; PMCID: PMC7166110; DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2020.04.032;
  8. Dugdale EM, Tybor D, Kain M, Smith EL. Comparing Inpatient Complication Rates between Octogenarians and Nonagenarians Following Primary and Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty in a Nationally Representative Sample 2010-2014. Geriatrics (Basel). 2019 Oct 01; 4(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 31581504; PMCID: PMC6960769; DOI: 10.3390/geriatrics4040055;
  9. Carey K, Morgan JR, Lin MY, Kain MS, Creevy WR. Patient Outcomes Following Total Joint Replacement Surgery: A Comparison of Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgery Centers. J Arthroplasty. 2020 01; 35(1):7-11.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31526700; PMCID: PMC6910922; DOI: 10.1016/j.arth.2019.08.041;
  10. 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 03; 33(3):116-119.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30779723
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2012 Department of Hospital Medicine, Lahey Clinic: Collaboration Award
2008 Boston University Medical Center, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: Chief Resident Research Award
2005 Smith and Nephew Resident Research Competition: Best Trauma paper
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