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James Lee Pace, MD

Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


BS, Southern Utah University, 2000
MD, Boston University, 2005 (AOA, Magna Cum Laude)


Internship in General Surgery, University of Washington, 2005-2006
Orthopedic Surgery, University of Washington, 2006-2010


Pediatric Orthopedics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles/University of Southern California, 2010-2011
Pediatric and Adult Sports Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2011-2012

Board Certifications
  • Diplomate: American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Faculty Appointment

    Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise
    • Patellar Instability: trochleoplasty, MPFL reconstruction, etc.
    • ACL reconstruction (quadriceps tendon autograft) and primary repair
    • Complex cartilage and meniscus preservation and replacement
    • Surgical treatment of sports-related injuries of the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and foot and ankle
    Selected Publications
    • Vogel LA, Pace JL. Trochleoplasty, Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction and Open Lateral Lengthening to Treat Patellar Instability in the Setting of High Grade Trochlear Dysplasia. Arthrosc Tech. 2019 Sept;8(9):e961-e967

    • Munger AM, Gonsalves NR, Clarke E, Vandenberg CD, Pace JL. Confirming the Presence of Unrecognized Meniscal Injuries on Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Pediatric and Adolescent Patients with Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears. J Pediatr Orthop. 2019 Oct;39(9):e661-e667

    • Trentacosta N, Pace JL, Metzger M, Michalski M, Nelson T, Polakof L, Mandelbaum BR. Biomechanical Evaluation of Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Techniques with and without the Anterolateral Ligament. J Pediatr Orthop. 2020 Jan;40(1)8-16

    • Treatment of Acute Proximal Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears Part 2: The Role of Internal Bracing on Gap Formation and Stabilization of Repair Techniques. Bachmaier S, DiFelice GS, Sonnery-Cottet B, Douoguih WA, Smith PA, Pace JL, Ritter D, Wijdicks CA. Orthop J Sports Med. 2020 Jan 28;8(1):2325967119897423. doi: 10.1177/2325967119897423. eCollection 2020 Jan.

    • Dabis J, Yasen SK, Foster AJ, Pace JL, Wilson AJ. Pediatric Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair with Internal Brace. Early Results and Surgical Technique. Knee Surg Sports Trauma Arthrosc. 2020 Feb 10 Epub ahead of print

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