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Dr. Jennifer Fletcher MD, FRCSC, Dip Sports Med

Dr. Jennifer Fletcher MD, FRCSC, Dip Sports Med
Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Appointment:
Assistant Professor Dalhousie University Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Lecturer Department of Orthopedic Surgery Memorial University of Newfoundland

Assistant Professor Dalhousie University Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Assistant Professor Department of Orthopedic Surgery Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dr. Fletcher attended Dalhousie Medical School and completed Residency Training in Orthopedic Surgery in 1998 at McGill University. She specialized in Sport Medicine at the University of Calgary under the mentorship of Nick Mohtadi, Cy Frank, and Robert Hollinshead in 1998-1999 where she completed a Fellowship in Surgery of the Shoulder and Knee. She accepted a position within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1999.

Dr Fletcher has been involved in Sport Medicine both locally and nationally. She is served on the Board of the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine for seven years and is a Past President of CASEM. She is currently on the Credentials Committee for CASEM that organizes the National Diploma in Sport Medicine exam. Aside from her Orthopedic Surgery practice, she runs a Sport Concussion Clinic for young athletes in Saint John and surrounding region with the assistance of Stewart Munroe and Gillian Gilmore who are Athletic Therapists at Kenval Rehab.

Locally, she was the Orthopedic Surgeon for the Calgary Flames AHL team. She has been an Orthopedic Surgery Advisor for the Quebec Major Junior Saint John Seadogs. She has given many community talks on Concussion and ACL Injury Prevention and is interested in continuing that community education for youth sports and school sports groups.

Publications:

Conference Presentation

  • McGill Orthopedic Residents Research Day April 1996
        Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Patients Over Forty
        J. Fletcher, E. Lenczner, L. Coughlin
        Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec
  • Canadian Orthopedic Association Meeting May 1996
        Poster Presentation
        Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in Patients Over Forty
        J. Fletcher, E. Lenczner, L. Coughlin
        Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec
  • McGill Orthopedic Residents Research Day April 1997
        Repair of Achilles Tendon with LARS Synthetic Ligament
        J. Fletcher, N. Duval, M. Guerin, E. Cardinal
        CHUM Pavillon Notre-Dame, Montreal, Canada
  • 1st International Symposium on Advanced Biomaterials 02 to 05 October 1997 Montreal, Canada
        Repair of Achilles Tendon with LARS Synthetic Ligament
        J. Fletcher, N. Duval, M. Guerin, E. Cardinal
        CHUM Pavillon Notre-Dame, Montreal, Canada
  • McGill Orthopedic Residents Research Day April 1998
        Patient Satisfaction and Knee Stability after Anterior Cruciate Ligament
        Reconstruction using a Patellar Tendon Autograft

         J. Fletcher, N. Duval, M.Guerin, P. Lavoie
         CHUM Pavillon Notre-Dame, Montreal, Canada
  • Canadian Orthopedic Association Meeting June 1998 : Poster Presentation
        Patient Satisfaction and Knee Stability after Anterior Cruciate Ligament
        Reconstruction using a Patellar Tendon Autograft

         J. Fletcher, N. Duval, M.Guerin, P. Lavoie
         CHUM Pavillon Notre-Dame, Montreal, Canada
  • Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine May 2006
        A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Open to Mini-open Rotator Cuff Repair for Full
        Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears: Disease Specific Quality of Life
        Outcome at 2 Years Follow-up

        N. Mohtadi,R. Hollinshead, T.Sasniuk, J. Fletcher, D. Chan

Published Articles

  • Lavoie, P., Fletcher, J., Duval, N., Patient satisfaction as related to knee stability and objective findings after ACL reconstruction using LARS artificial ligament. The Knee 7 (2000) 157-163.
  • Lavoie, P., Fletcher, J., Duval, N., Correlation between pateints? satisfaction and objective measurement of knee stability after ACL reconstruction using a patellar tendon autograft. The Knee 8 (2001) 19-24.
  • Mohtadi, N.G., Hollinshead, R.M., Sasyniuk, T.M., Fletcher, J.A., Chan, D.S., & Li, F.X., A Randomized Clinical Trial Comparing Open to Arthroscopic Acromioplasty With Mini-open Rotator Cuff Repair for Full-Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears. The American Journal of Sports Medicine 36: 1043-1051 (2008).


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