Jackson Jones, MD
June 20, 2017
Ryan Dobbs, MD
June 20, 2017

Brian Gilmer, MD

Specialties: Sports Medicine, Trauma, with Special Interest in Knee and Shoulder Arthroscopy and Reconstruction

Fellowships: Sports Medicine—Taos Orthopedic Institute

Residency: University of Washington

Medical School: University of Texas – Medical Branch

Sports Medicine Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Dr. Gilmer is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with a certificate of additional qualification in sports medicine.  He specializes in sports medicine, trauma, knee and shoulder arthroscopy and reconstruction.  He has a special clinical interest in minimally invasive knee ligament reconstruction, and knee preservation. He is currently affiliated with the US Ski and Snowboard team, Reno Aces, and Reno 1868 Football Club.  He has been in practice in Mammoth Lakes since 2014 and joined the Reno Orthopedic Clinic in 2019.

 

Dr. Gilmer was raised in Texas and received his undergraduate degree with honors from Texas A&M University.  He then graduated summa cum laude with his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch.  He completed orthopedic training and trauma training at Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington in Seattle.  He received awards for excellence in patient care, leadership and teaching.

 

Following residency, Dr. Gilmer completed an additional year of subspecialty training in ski and snowboard injuries at the Taos Orthopedic Institute in Taos New Mexico where he trained in minimally invasive, all-inside ACL reconstruction and complex reconstruction of the knee and shoulder.

 

Dr. Gilmer is active nationally in the orthopedic community.  He is on the editorial board for the Arthroscopy Journal and publishes 2-3 scholarly articles per year. He has presented research at national meetings.  He founded and chairs the Mammoth Sports Course, an annual sports medicine conference for surgeons from around the region and country.  Dr. Gilmer is an active teacher and holds assistant faculty positions with the University of Nevada, Reno and the University of Washington. Dr. Gilmer speaks medical Spanish and has performed medical mission work in Mexico, Nicaragua, Belize, and Indonesia.

 

He enjoys skiing, running, and playing with his kids and dogs in the mountains.

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Dr. Brian Gilmer - Publications & Presentations

Publications

Gilmer BB,  5/2019

Editorial Commentary: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tibial Eminence Avulsion Fractures: Are They Trying to Tell Us Something?

Arthroscopy. 2019; 35(5): 1545-1546

 

Gilmer BB, Lang, S 9/2018

Dual Motor Drill Continuously Measures Drilling Energy to Calculate

Bone Density and Screw Pull-out Force in Real Time

JAAOS Global Research & Reviews. 2018; 2(9): e053

 

Gilmer BB 8/2018

Editorial Commentary: Goldilocks and the Three Grafts:  Managing Tendon

Harvest and Graft Length Problems in Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament

Reconstruction

Arthroscopy. 2018; 34(9):2463-2465

 

Gilmer BB 8/2017

Double-Row Suture Anchor Repair of Posterolateral

Corner Avulsion Fractures.

Arthroscopy techniques. 2017; 6(4):e997-1001.

 

Gilmer BB

Editorial Commentary: Does Size Matter:8/2017

Drill Holes in Subpectoral Biceps Tenodesis

Arthroscopy. 2017; 33(8): 1503 –1505

 

Gilmer BB, Harnden E, Guttmann D 7/2017

  Diagnosis of long head of the biceps tendon pathology: current concepts

JISAKOS 2017;0:1–6.

doi:10.1136/jisakos-2017-000128.

 

Gilmer BB.  6/2017

When You Have a Hammer Everything Looks Like a Nail: Tenodesis of a

Normal Biceps Tendon During Rotator Cuff Repair Should Be Avoided

Arthroscopy, 2017; 33(7): 1308-1309

 

Parisky X, Gilmer BB, Harkins J, Karch M. 3/2017

Periarticular Liposomal Bupivicaine Injection Decreases Length of Stay,

Pain Scores, and Opioid Usage After Total Knee Arthroplasty When

Compared to Femoral Nerve Block. Prog Orthop Sci. 2017; 3(1): 1-4

 

Gilmer BB, Crall T, DeLong J, Kubo T, Mackay G, Jani SS. 5/2016

  Biomechanical Analysis of Anatomic Repair with Internal Bracing

for Treatment of Femoral Sided Avulsion Injuries of the Medial Knee.

Orthopedics. May/June 2016;39(3):e532-e537

 

Crall TS, Gilmer BB. 2015

Anatomic All-Inside Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using

Quadriceps Tendon Autograft. Arthroscopy Techniques 2015;x(x):e1-5

 

Gilmer BB, Crall TS, Guttmann D.2015

Knotless Arthroscopic Repair of Subscapularis Tendon Tears Using Looped

Suture. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2015;x(x):e1-e5

 

Gilmer BB, Guerrero DM, Coleman NW, Chamberlain AM, Warme WJ. 3/2015

Orthopedic Residents Improve Confidence and Knot Tying Speed With a

Skills Course. Arthroscopy. 2015;31(7):1343-1348e.2

 

Gilmer BB, DeMers A, Guerrero D, Reid J, Lubowitz J, Guttmann D.  1/2015

Arthroscopic Examination May Underestimate Shoulder Long Head of the

Biceps Tendon Pathology. Arthroscopy. 2015;31(1):29-34

 

Lubowitz J, Mackay G, Gilmer BB 8/2014

Knee medial collateral ligament and posteromedial corner anatomic repair

with internal bracing. Arthroscopy Techniques. 2014;3(4):e505-508

 

Gilmer BB, Comstock B, Jette J, Warme W, Jackins S, Matsen FA. 7/2012

The prognosis for improvement in comfort and function after the ream and run

arthroplasty for glenohumeral arthritis:  An analysis of 176 consecutive cases.

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Am. 2012;94(14):e102(1-9)

 

Mercer D, Saltzman M, Neradilek M, Gilmer BB, Warme W, Matsen FA. 4/2011

A reproducible and practical method for documenting the position of the

humeral head center relative to the scapula on standardized  plain radiographs.

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2011;20(3):363-371

 

Mercer D, Gilmer BB, Saltzman M, Bertelsen A, Warme W, Matsen FA. 3/2011

A quantitative method for determining medial migration of the humeral

head after shoulder arthroplasty: Preliminary results in assessing glenoid

wear at a minimum of 2 years.

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2011;20(2)pp 301-307

 

Johnson CW, Carmichael KD, Morris RP, Gilmer BB. 1/2009

Biomechanical Study of Flexible Intramedullary Nails.

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 2009;29(1):44-48

 

Gilmer B, Edwards TB, Gartsman GM, O’Connor DP, Elkousy HA.  11/2007

Normalization of the Subscapularis Belly Press Test.

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2007;16(4):403-407

 

Book Chapters

 

Gilmer B, Lang Sarah, Guttmann D. 2017

Long Head of the Biceps Tendon Complex: Pathology and Treatment Approach

Textbook of Shoulder Surgery

 

Gilmer B, Lubowitz J. 2015

Arthroscopic Management of Tibial Plateau Fractures

AANA: The Knee

 

Gilmer B, Guttmann D. 2015

Rotator Cuff Pathology: A Comparison of Magnetic Resonance Imaging

And Arthroscopic Findings

In GI Bain et. al (eds.) Normal and Pathologic Anatomy of the Shoulder

ISAKOS 2015

 

Gilmer B, Guttmann D. 2015

Postoperative Management and Rehabilitation of Adhesive Capsulitis

The Shoulder: Current Concepts

 

Gilmer B, Guttmann D.  2015

Anatomy and Range of Motion in Adhesive Capsulitis

The Shoulder: Current Concepts

 

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

 

 

Gilmer, B. AANA Inside eNewsletter: Biceps Tendon Management  8/2019

“The Writing on the Wall” Mammoth Hospital Heartbeats   7/2019

Gilmer, B.

AANA Inside eNewsletter: Social Media and Practice Management      4/2019

 

Gilmer B. 2018-19

Doximity Author’s Program

Before I Forget

We Could Probably Mass Produce Doctors, but Should We?

 When a Doctor Is Like a Relief Pitcher

 The Stories Our Injuries Tell

 As a Clinician, if You See Something, Say Something

  What Medical Education Is to Practicing Physicians and What It Could Be

New Tech Beckons Orthopaedic Surgeons at the AAOS

Is It Still Possible To Be A Triple Threat in Modern Medicine?

A Letter to the Program Director

 

Gilmer B. 5/2018

A Letter to the Program Director

Published on Medium and Doximity Op(m)Ed

 

Warme W, Gilmer B, Chamberlain A, Coleman N, Comstock B, Leopold S, Matsen FM.   6/2013

Arthroscopic Surgery Skill Acquisition In the Era of Restricted Work Hours

Discoveries 2013 University of Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

 

Mickelson D, Louie P, Farnand A, Meyer L, Gilmer B, Chapman J. 6/2013

Orthopaedics: Developing an Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Interest Group

Discoveries 2013 University of Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

 

Gilmer B, Timmons S, Wagner T.  6/2013

Who is Responsible for Shaping the Future of Orthopaedics In the Pacific Northwest?

Discoveries 2013 University of Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

 

Gilmer B. 8/2005

“The Anatomy Students”

Blood and Thunder – Musings on the Art of Medicine

University of Oklahoma Press, 2005

Presentations and Lectures

 

Doc Talk: Lower Extremity Injuries Review, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 4/2019

Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol

 

Intro to Sports Medicine for the Industry Representative, Mammoth Lakes, CA , 2/2019

Arthrex Inc.

 

Managing Ski Related Traumatic Injuries, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 12/2018

Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol

 

All-Inside Quadriceps ACL Reconstruction, Sacramento, CA, 9/2018

Sequoia Surgical Inc.

 

Lipogems: Bridging Treatment Gaps in Orthopedics, Mammoth Lakes, C, 9/2018

Mammoth Hospital Physical Therapy

 

Needle Arthroscopy: Indications and Techniques, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 8/2018

Mammoth Sports Course

 

ACL Repair: Rationale and Early Results, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 8/2017

Mammoth Sports Course

 

ACL Graft Choices and Harvest, Portland, OR, 9/2016

University of Washington Arthroscopy Boot Camp

 

MCL Repair and Internal Brace: Rationale and Early Results, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 8/2016

Mammoth Sports Course

 

Quadriceps ACL Reconstruction: When, How and Why? Mammoth Lakes, CA, 8/2016

Mammoth Sports Course

 

Platelet Rich Plasma, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 4/2015

 

Quadriceps Tendon ACL, Mammoth Lakes, CA, 10/2014

 

Getting Through the Night- Damage Control Orthopaedics, Jakarta, Indonesia,  4/2013

MMC Hospital, University Medical Center

 

Periprosthetic Femur Fracture After Previous Hemiarthroplasty,  Seattle, WA, 1/2013

LeCocq Lectureship, University of Washington

 

An Unusual Case of Deformity in an East African Village, Seattle, WA, 1/2012

LeCocq Lectureship, University of Washington

 

Ream and Run Arthroplasty for Glenohumeral Arthritis, Seattle, WA, 1/2011

LeCocq Lectureship, University of Washington

 

Paper Presentations

 

AANA 2014 Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL, 5/2014

Arthroscopic Examination May Underestimate Shoulder Long Head of the

Biceps Tendon Pathology

 

AANA 2014 Annual Meeting, Hollywood, FL, 5/2014

The effect of an arthroscopic skills course on resident competence in

arthroscopic knot tying

 

Resident Research Presentations, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 6/2013

The effect of an arthroscopic skills course on resident competence in

arthroscopic knot tying.

 

Resident Research Presentations, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 5/2012

The prognosis for improvement in comfort and function after the ream and run

arthroplasty for glenohumeral arthritis

 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 4/2012

The prognosis for improvement in comfort and function after the ream and run

arthroplasty for glenohumeral arthritis

 

Washington State Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting, Bellevue, WA, 3/2012

The prognosis for improvement in comfort and function after the ream and run

arthroplasty for glenohumeral arthritis

 

Poster presentations

 

AAOS 2019,  Las Vegas, NV, 3/2019

A Dual Motor Drill Reduces Plunge, Simultaneously Gauges Depth, and Saves

Time When Placing Orthopedic Screws

 

AAOS 2019, Las Vegas, NV, 3/2019

A Dual Motor Drill Continuously Measures Drilling Energy to Calculate Bone

Density and Screw Pull-Out Force in Real Time

 

AANA 2016 Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 4/2016

Intraosseous Vascularity of the Bony Glenoid

 

ISAKOS 2015 Annual Meeting, Lyon, France, 7/2015

Arthroscopic Examination May Underestimate Shoulder Long Head of the

Biceps Tendon Pathology

The Center for Sports Medicine

The Reno Orthopedic Clinic Sports Medicine Team is dedicated to safety in sports. Whether the activity is recreational, or competitive, we utilize the most up to date, evidence-based approach to keep you in or return you to your active lifestyle. We are the most diverse orthopedic rehabilitation team in the Reno-Tahoe region including orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, physician assistants, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and sports nutritionists. As part of our Sports Medicine Program we provide multiple programming choices to ensure the Reno-Tahoe area community has the best sports medicine and sport performance programs available.