Brian Lau, MD

Brian Lau
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Lau is a sports medicine surgeon, specializing in injuries of the knee, shoulder, elbow, and ankle/foot. Dr. Lau sees patients in the Duke Sports Science Institute, Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center, and Duke Arringdon Clinic and Operating Room. One of Dr. Lau's current research projects is investigating the Validation of 3D MRI for Glenoid and Humeral Bone Loss Assessment in Shoulder Instability. The goal of this study is to be able to accurately measuring bone loss with MRI to eliminate need for pre-operative CT scans in shoulder instability patients. We are also currently working on developing a quantitative MRI sequence to evaluate joint instability with a current focus on shoulder instability.

Publications from the 2020-2021 Academic Year

·Fletcher AN, Lau BC, Mather RC 3rd. Endoscopic Proximal Hamstring Tendon Repair for Nonretracted Tears: An Anatomic Approach and Repair Technique. Arthrosc Tech. 2020 Apr;9(4):e483-e491

·Lau BC, Johnston TR, Gregory BP, Bejarano Pineda L, Wu M, Fletcher AN, Hu JH, Ledbetter L, Riboh JC. Outcomes After Revision Anterior Shoulder Stabilization: A Systematic Review. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 May;8(5):2325967120922571.

·Lau BC, Scribani M, Wittstein J. Patients with depression and anxiety symptoms from adjustment disorder related to their shoulder may be ideal patients for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Jul;29(7S):S80-S86.

·Jain D, Belay ES, Anderson JA, Garrett WE, Lau BC. Are Weightbearing Restrictions Required After Microfracture for Isolated Chondral Lesions of the Knee? A Review of the Basic Science and Clinical Literature. Sports Health. 2020 Jul 28:1941738120938662.

·Lau BC, Hutyra CA, Gonzalez JM, Mather RC 3rd, Owens BD, Levine WN, Garrigues GE, Kelly JD, Kovacevi D, Abrams JS, Cuomo F, McMahon PJ, Kaar S, Dines JS, Miniaci A, Nagda S, Braman JP, Harrison AK, MacDonald P, Riboh JC. Surgical Treatment for Recurrent Shoulder Instability: Factors Influencing Surgeon Decision Making.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2020 Jul 25:S1058-2746(20)30567-X.

·Chokotho L, Wu HH, Shearer D, Lau BC, Mkandawire N, Gjertsen JE, Hallan G, Young S. Outcome at 1 year in patients with femoral shaft fractures treated with intramedullary nailing or skeletal traction in a low-income country: a prospective observational study of 187 patients in Malawi.  Acta Orthop. 2020 Jul 23:1-8.

Allahabadi S, Amendola A, Lau BC. Optimizing Return to Play for Common and Controversial Foot and Ankle Sports Injuries. JBJS Rev. 2020 Dec 18;8(12):e20.00067.

·Lau BC, Hutyra CA, Streufert B, Reed SD, Orlando LA, Huber JC, Taylor DC, Mather RC 3rd.  Surgeon Applications of Patient Preferences in Treatment Decision Making for First-Time Anterior   Shoulder Dislocation. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Dec 4;8(12):2325967120966145.

·Lau BC, Barg A, Haytmanek CT, McCullough K, Amendola A.Evolution in Surgical Management of Ankle Instability in Athletes. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Jan 1;29(1):e5-e13.

 ·Chokotho L, Donnelley CA, Young S, Lau BC, Wu HH, Mkandawire N, Gjertsen JE, Hallan G, Agarwal-Harding KJ, Shearer D. Cost utility analysis of intramedullary nailing and skeletal traction treatment for patients with femoral   shaft fractures in Malawi. Acta Orthop. 2021 Mar 24:1-7.

·Englander ZA, Lau BC, Wittstein JR, Goode AP, DeFrate LE. Patellar Tendon Orientation and Strain Are Predictors of ACL Strain In Vivo During a Single-Leg Jump. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Mar 18;9(3):2325967121991054.

·Lau BC, Pineda LB, Johnston TR, Gregory BP, Wu M, Fletcher AN, Ledbetter L, Riboh JC. Return to Play After Revision Anterior Shoulder Stabilization: A Systematic Review. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Mar 4;9(3):2325967120982059.

·Lau BC, Wittstein JR, Anakwenze OA. How Are Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Physicians Triaging Cases and Using Telehealth in Response to   COVID-19? A Survey of AOSSM Membership. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Mar 3;9(3):2325967121990929.

·Allahabadi S, Allahabadi S, Allala R, Garg K, Pandya NK, Lau BC. Osteochondral Lesions of the Distal Tibial Plafond: A Systematic Review of Lesion Locations and   Treatment Outcomes. Orthop J Sports Med. 2021 Apr 15;9(4):2325967121997120.

·Fletcher AN, Pereira GF, Lau BC, Mather RC 3rd. Endoscopic Proximal Hamstring Repair is Safe and Efficacious with High Patient Satisfaction at a   Minimum of Two-Year Follow-up. Arthroscopy. 2021 Apr 19:S0749-8063(21)00333-9.

·Allahabadi S, Johnson B, Whitney M, Oji D, Chou L, Lau BC. Short-term outcomes following dehydrated micronized allogenic cartilage versus isolated microfracture for treatment of medial talar osteochondral lesions. Foot Ankle Surg. 2021 Jul 21;S1268-7731(21)00154-5