Jeffrey T. Spang, MD

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • BS Cum Laude: Duke University, Durham, NC
  • MD: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC
  • Residency: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
  • Fellowship (Sports Medicine): University of Connecticut Sports Medicine Program, Farmington, CT
  • Research Fellowship:  Technical University Munich Sports Medicine, Munich
Clinical Interests
Soft tissue trauma of the shoulder and knee; sports medicine
Academic Appointments
2008-present Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics; UNC School of Medicine
Selected Publications (see complete list at PubMed)
  • Spang JT, Delgaizo DJ, Dahners LE. Reconstruction of lateral trochlear defect with radial head autograft. J Orthop Trauma 22(5):351-6, 2008.
  • Mazzocca AD, Spang JT, Arciero RA et al. Biomechanical and radiographic analysis of partial coracoclavicular ligament injuries.  Am J Sports Med 36(7):1397-402, 2008.
  • Mihalko WM, Boachie-Adjei Y, Spang JT, Fulkerson JP et al.  Controversies and techniques in the surgical management of patellofemoral arthritis.  J Bone Joint Surg (89):2788-2802, 2007.
  • Arciero RA, Spang JT.  Complications in arthroscopic anterior shoulder stabilization: Pearls and pitfalls. J Bone Joint Surg, Instr Course Lect (57):113-24. 2008.
  • Mazzocca AD, Arciero RA, Spang JT. Distal biceps rupture.  Orthop Clin North Am 39(2):237-49, 2008
  • Lorenz S, Anetzberger H, Spang JT, Imhoff A.  Double bundle technique-anatomic reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament.  Oper Orthop Traumatol (19):473-488, 2007.
  • Rios CG, McCarthy MB, Arciero C, Spang JT, Arciero RA, Mazzocca AD. Biologics in shoulder surgery - The role of adult mesenchymal stem cells in tendon repair. Tech Orthop 22(1):2-9, 2007. 
  • Spang JT, Weinhold PS, Karas SG.  A biomechanical comparison of EndoButton vs. suture anchor repair of distal biceps tendon injuries.  J Shoulder Elbow Surgery. 15:509-514, 2006.
  • Spang JT, Karas SG. Multidirectional instability of the shoulder.  In:  Clinical Sports Medicine.  Johnson DL, Mair SD (Eds.) 2006.
  • Spang, JT, Dahners LE, Creighton RA.  Basic science of ligament healing: Medial collateral ligament healing with and without treatment.  Sports Med Arthroscopy Rev 13(3): 145-150, 2005.
  • Spang JT, Karas SG.  The HAGL lesion: An arthroscopic technique for repair of humeral avulsion of the glenohumeral ligaments. Arthroscopy. 21(4):498-502, 2005.
Selected Presentations
  • Spang JT, Mazzocca AD, Arciero RA, Beynnon B et al. The effect of menisectomy and meniscal allograft transplant on strain in the native ACL.  American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, Orlando, FL 07/12/08.   
  • Spang JT, Mazzocca AD, Imhoff A. Stem cells and Rotator Cuff Repair.  European Society for Sports medicine and Knee Arthroscopy, Porto, Portugal 05/24/08.
  • Spang JT, Mazzocca AD, Imhoff A.  Bone marrow aspirate in the treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears, Internationaler Kongress für Wintersportmedizin, Garmisch-Paternkirchen, Germany 2/15/08.
  • Spang JT, Rincon L, Dang AB, Mazzocca AD, Arciero RA. The effect of menisectomy and meniscal allograft transplant on strain patterns in the Anterior Cruciate Ligament  Northeast Region Sports Medicine Fellows Day, West Point, NY 6/8/07.
  • Spang JT, Arciero RA, Mazzocca AD.  Early results of the anatomic acromio-clavicular reconstruction.  New England Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting, Jay VT  02/03/07.
  • Fulkerson JP, Spang JT. Treatment and rationale for patellafemoral instability in the athlete.  American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Specialty Day,  AAOS San Diego, CA 02/17/07.
  • Fulkerson JP, Spang JT. Optomizing tibial tubercle osteotomy.  Arthroscopy Association of North America Specialty Day, AAOS San Diego, CA  02/17/07.
  • Spang JT, Weinhold PS, Karas SG. Biomechanical Evaluation of Endobutton Distal Biceps Repair.  European Society for Shoulder and Elbow Annual Meeting, Athens, Greece.  09/20/06.
  • Spang JT, Bensen CV, Karas SG.  The HAGL Lesion: An arthroscopic technique for repair of humeral avulsion of the glenohumeral ligaments.  Linvatec Residents and Fellows Course, Fort Myers, FL 5/15/04.