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Dr. Aaron CaspAssistant Professor

Areas of Interest
hip arthroscopy and labral repair, shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis and shoulder replacements, knee ligament injuries, ACL tears, meniscus repair, throwing injuries, biceps tendon injuries


Dr. Casp is a sports medicine specialist, with advanced training in the treatment of knee, shoulder, and hip injuries. His primary focus is working with active patients of all ages to help get them back to doing what they love. His clinical interests include: 

  • Hip arthroscopy and treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Hip labral repair and reconstruction
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder arthritis and shoulder replacement
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Biceps tendon rupture
  • Throwing injuries
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL reconstruction)
  • Meniscus repair
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Knee ligament repair
  • Adolescent athlete care
  • Orthopedic fracture care

He completed his sports medicine fellowship at the world-renowned Steadman Clinic and Steadman Philippon Research Institute in Vail, Colorado. During this fellowship, he treated elite athletes from the high school level to the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLS. He traveled to Austria to provide medical coverage to the U.S Ski Team athletes, and was also responsible for the care of athletes from all over the world at the FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Championships in Aspen, CO.

Dr. Casp was born and raised in a small town in Western North Carolina, where he truly witnessed how important medical care can be in a small community. He completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Virginia, graduated from medical school at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. While in residency, Dr. Casp cared for athletes at local high schools, as well as the University of Virginia and James Madison University. As an undergraduate, Dr. Casp was an NCAA Division I wrestler for the Tigers, and graduated with a degree in Economics.

Dr. Casp is actively involved in research and exploring ways to provide the highest level of care to his patients. During medical school, he was awarded an NIH grant for his research efforts, and has published numerous peer reviewed articles. His research has been presented at both national and international orthopaedic conferences.

In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking, hiking, golfing, physical training, and spending time with his wife and two young sons.


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    Casp AJ, Bodkin SG, Kew ME, Noona S, Lesevic M, Hart JM, Diduch DR. Quadriceps Strength Is Influenced by Skeletal Maturity in Adolescents Recovering From Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. J Pediatr Orthop. 2021 Feb 1;41(2):e141-e146. 

    Casp AJ, Sequeira S, Kew ME, Brockmeier SF, Werner BC. Red Cell Distribution of Width (RDW) as a Novel Predictor of Mortality and Complications Following Primary Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Am Acad Orthop Surgery. 2020. Feb 1; 28(3):121-127.

    Bodkin SG, Casp AJ, Kew ME, Brockmeier SF, Diduch DR, Hart JM. Hamstring Strength Recovery is Worse in Women than Men following ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring Autografts.Orthop J Sports Med. 2019. July 29; 7(7 suppl5). 

    Cancienne JM, Casp AJ, Kew ME, Carson EW, Miller MD, Werner BC. The Timing of Corticosteroid Injections following Knee Arthroscopy Influence Infection Risk. Orthop J Sports Med. 2019. July 29; 7(7 suppl5).

    Casp AJ, Montgomery SR, Cancienne JM, Brockmeier SF, Werner BC. Osteoporosis is an Independent Risk Factor for Implant-Related Complications Following Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019. May 29.

    Casp AJ, Patterson, BM, Yarboro SR, Tennant JN. The Effect of Time During the Academic Year or Resident Training Level on Complication Rates After Lower-Extremity Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018. Nov 21; 100(22):1919-1925

    Casp A, Gwathmey W. Hip Arthroscopy: Common Problems and Solutions. Clin Sports Med.2018. Apr; 37(2): 245-263. 

Honors and Awards

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    American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leader - University of Virginia 2019
    Highest Orthopaedic In-Training Exam (OITE) Score - University of Virginia 2015-2018
    Gold Humanism Honor Society - UNC School of Medicine 2014
    Zimmer Orthopaedic Education Grant - UNC School of Medicine 2013
    John B. Graham Research Society - UNC School of Medicine 2013
    Pat and Kathryn Brown Medical Scholarship - UNC School of Medicine 2013-2015
    Thomas J. Dark Medical Scholarship - UNC School of Medicine 2012
    John Idol Medical Scholarship - UNC School of Medicine 2011
    National Institutes of Health Research Grant T35-DK007386 - UNC School of Medicine 2012


Medical School
UNC Chapel Hill, 2011-2015

UVA Health System, Orthopaedic Surgery, 2015-2020

Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellow, 2020-2021
Steadman Philippon Research Institute


Campus Address

Appointments: (205) 930-8339
Sports Medicine Clinic: (205) 930-7700


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