Kenneth Vitale

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabilitationBoard CertificationSports Medicine
    American Board of Physical Medicine & RehabilitationBoard CertificationPM&R
    NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, NYResidency2005Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    NYU School of Medicine, New York, NYMD2001Medicine
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    American College of Sports Medicine2019Fellow, FACSM
    UCSD Academy of Clinician Scholars2015Academy of Clinician Scholars Grant
    American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation2006Fellow, AAPM&R
    NYU Langone School of Medicine1997  - 2001NYU Academic Scholarship
    Rutgers University1995Golden Key National Honor Society

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    Kenneth Vitale MD, FACSM, FAAPMR is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at University of California San Diego School of Medicine. He is board-certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and has subspecialty certification in Sports Medicine.

    As an associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Vitale instructs medical students, residents and fellows. He is co-director of the Lifestyle & Exercise Medicine course elective at UCSD School of Medicine, and is the Co-Chair of the UCSD Institute for Public Health (IPH) Lifestyle, Wellbeing & Health Behavior Sub-Group Committee. He is course faculty for various classes at UCSD School of Medicine, including the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) course, the Practice of Medicine (POM) course, ultrasound curriculum (SOMT course), and is one of the teaching faculty in the anatomy labs.

    Dr. Vitale is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He has served on the Medical Education Committee for the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Vitale also holds an at-large position on the board of directors for the American College of Sports Medicine, Southwest Regional Chapter.

    He completed his PM&R residency at NYU Langone Medical Center and the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine. He received his medical degree from NYU School of Medicine and graduated summa cum laude in Biology from Rutgers University.
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    1. Intramuscular Degloving Injury of the Rectus Femoris From Kickball: A Case Report and Review. Cureus. 2023 Jul; 15(7):e42230. Meller L, Oca MC, Wilson K, Allen M, Smitaman E, Kalavacherla S, Vitale K. PMID: 37605671; PMCID: PMC10440009.
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    2. Return to Sport Using Corticosteroid Injections for Knee Pain in Triathletes. Cureus. 2023 Jun; 15(6):e39985. Norman MB, Norman ER, Langer GH, Allen MR, Meller L, Vitale KC. PMID: 37416041; PMCID: PMC10321459.
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    3. Underlying Subclavian Artery Occlusion Initially Misdiagnosed in Weightlifter Using Anabolic Steroids: A Case Report and Review of Literature. Cureus. 2023 Apr; 15(4):e37763. Meller L, Wilson K, Huang B, Kalavacherla S, Vitale K. PMID: 37213978; PMCID: PMC10193885.
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    4. RARE CASE OF HIP PAIN DUE TO ILIOPSOAS TENDON RUPTURE; A CASE REPORT AND REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE. J Rehabil Med Clin Commun. 2022; 5:2541. Anders A, Vitale K. PMID: 36059796; PMCID: PMC9422879.
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    5. Update on vegetarian and vegan athletes: a review. The Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine. 2021; 10(1):1-11. Kenneth Vitale, Shawn Hueglin. View Publication.
    6. Pickleball: Review and Clinical Recommendations for this Fast-growing Sport. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2020 Oct; 19(10):406-413. Vitale K, Liu S. PMID: 33031206.
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    7. Hooverball: Case Study, Literature Review and Clinical Recommendations. J Rehabil Med Clin Commun. 2020; 3:1000038. Anders A, Vitale K. PMID: 33884140; PMCID: PMC8008713.
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    8. "Bumpy" ride for the female cyclist: A rare case of perineal nodular induration, the ischial hygroma. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2020; 73:277-280. Norman M, Vitale K. PMID: 32721888; PMCID: PMC7388162.
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    9. Athletes: From Performance Analysis to Injury Prevention. Bike Fit in Road Cycling: From Injury Prevention and Troubleshooting to Aerodynamics and Performance Improvement. 2020. Vitale K. View Publication.
    10. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Rare Case of Acetabular Fracture from Beach Volleyball. 2020; 52(7S):20. P Raju, SC Liu, K Vitale. . View Publication.
    11. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Rare Case Of Avascular Necrosis In A Dodgeball Player. 2020; 52(7S):22. SC Liu, Anders A, K Vitale. . View Publication.
    12. Sleep Hygiene for Optimizing Recovery in Athletes: Review and Recommendations. Int J Sports Med. 2019 Aug; 40(8):535-543. Vitale KC, Owens R, Hopkins SR, Malhotra A. PMID: 31288293; PMCID: PMC6988893.
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    13. Nutrition and Supplement Update for the Endurance Athlete: Review and Recommendations. Nutrients. 2019 Jun 07; 11(6). Vitale K, Getzin A. PMID: 31181616; PMCID: PMC6628334.
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    14. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. A Rare Cause Of Pain In A Runner: The Nail-Patella Syndrome. 2019; 51(6):455. Vitale, Kenneth; Fliszar, Evelyne . View Publication.
    15. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. Osteomyelitis After Deadlifting Injury- A Rare Case Of A Burst Abscess. 2019; 51(6): 182. Qiao, Edmund M.; Vitale, Kenneth . View Publication.
    16. Peripheral Neuropathy Due to Common Variable Immunodeficiency: Case Report and Narrative Review. Gerontol Geriatr Med. 2019 Jan-Dec; 5:2333721419850644. Long CP, Suzuki H, Vitale K. PMID: 31192279; PMCID: PMC6539564.
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    17. Textbook of LifeStyle Medicine. Improving the Care of Young Patients with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: CDC’s Evidence-based Pediatric Mild TBI Guideline. 2019. Sarmiento K, Lumba-Brown A, Breiding M, Gordon W, Paulk D, Vitale K, Sleet D. View Publication.
    18. The 5-Minute Sports Medicine Consult. Thoracic Spine Injury. 2019. Vitale K. View Publication.
    19. Medial iliac stress fractures in athletes: report of two rare cases: review of literature and clinical recommendations. Skeletal Radiol. 2019 Jul; 48(7):1119-1123. Vitale K, Smitaman E, Huang BK. PMID: 30488268.
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    20. World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress. Platform presentation RR-PLR5-726. The Effectiveness Of The Hybrid Assistive Limb In Physical Therapy For Lower Limb Disability: A Systematic Review. 2017. Hasegawa M, Miyazaki M, Yokota K, Nakahara Y, Vitale K, Haga N.
    21. Tart Cherry Juice in Athletes: A Literature Review and Commentary. Curr Sports Med Rep. 2017 Jul/Aug; 16(4):230-239. Vitale KC, Hueglin S, Broad E. PMID: 28696985.
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    22. Adaptation Biology and Medicine: Current Trends. Editors: Y. Kawai, A.R. Hargens and P.K. Singal. New developments in lower limb prosthesis design: Effects on residual limb volume, pistoning, skin tolerance, skin contact pressures, and hemodynamics. 2017; 8(12). Macaulay, T.R., Thao, S., Calegari, J., Macias, B.R., Hargens, A.R. and Vitale, K.C.
    23. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Return to Kipping After Shoulder Injury: Introducing a Novel Unloading Rehabilitation Technique. 2017; 49(5S):871. Messey K, Mahasin S, Bazzo D, Vitale K. View Publication.
    24. Olympic Coach Magazine. Editor Christine Bolger. Sleep Hygiene for Optimizing Recovery in Olympic/Paralympic Athletes. 2016; 27(1):21-33. Vitale K, Owens R, DeYoung P, Stuhr, R, Malhotra A.
    25. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2016; 48(5S):246. Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate on Recovery in US Olympic Volleyball: A Case Study. 2016; 48(5S):246. Vitale K. View Publication.
    26. Olympic Coach Magazine. Editor Christine Bolger. Tart Cherry Juice use in Olympic/Paralympic Athletes. 2015; 26(3):11-20. Vitale K, Hueglin, S, Broad E.
    27. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Fluctuating Spine Pain Patterns in a Triathlete. 2015; 47(5S):592-593. Vitale K. View Publication.
    28. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. Injury Patterns in an Amateur Rugby Tournament. 2015; 47(5S):628. Vitale K, Nakagama T. View Publication.
    29. JMSA Journal. Editors: M. Adachi, M.D., Sc.D and J. Furuyama, DDS. Marathon Injury Prevention and Nutritional Support. 2013; 5(2). Vitale K.
    30. The Journal of Pain. Lidoderm effectiveness in reducing pain in post-operative unilateral knee replacements patients. 2011; 12(4):53. Nafissi A.; Husain S.; Ahmed T.; Feldman D.; Bansal A.; Vitale K.; Jimenez A.; Gusmorino P. .
    31. Rehabilitation after scapulectomy. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2009 Apr; 88(4):267-71. Vitale KC, Jimenez A. PMID: 19300036.
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    32. The Journal of Pain. Inpatient admission for pain rehabilitation: 6-month and 1-year follow-up. 2009; 10(1):61. Husain S. Feldman D. Jimenez A. Vitale K. Gusmorino P. Moroz A. Husain Z. .
    33. The Journal of Pain. A randomized, double-blind controlled study looking at lidoderm patch efficacy in reducing pain in patients with unilateral knee replacements. 2009; 10(1):62. Husain S. Gusmorino P. Vitale K. Feldman D. Jimenez A. .
    34. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Clinical Outcome of a Centenarian With a Joint Replacement: A Case Report. 2008; 89(11):51. Yoon S, Jimenez A, Vitale K. .
    35. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Radial Neuropathy: Not the “Saturday Night” Libation or Humerus Variation: A Case Report. 2008; 89(11):46. Jimenez A, Feldman D, Vitale K. 2008; 89:11, e46.
    36. Journal of pain management. Recovery of a patient with complex regional pain syndrome in an inpatient pain rehabilitation program : a case report. 2008; 1(3):319-326. Feldman DD; Vitale KC; Gusmorino P; Snow B; Shen H; Jimenez A; Moroz A; Knotkova H. "". 2008; 1: 319.
    37. The Journal of Pain. Inpatient admission for pain rehabilitation: Re-examining an old idea. 2008; 9(4):51. D. Feldman, K. Vitale, A. Jimenez, P. Gusmorino. 2008; 9:51.
    38. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis Presenting as Knee Pain: An Uncommon Diagnosis for a Common Presentation. 2008; 87(3):22. Kim M, Jeffrey A, Vitale K. .
    39. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Cauda Equina Arachnoiditis after Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection: A Case Report. 2007; 88(9):12. Dayan M. Bulkin E. Vitale K.
    40. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Newly Diagnosed Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis in the Setting of Post-operative Rehabilitation for Total Knee Replacement: A Case Report. 2007; 88(9):94. Rathi S. Vitale K. Jimenez A. .
    41. Rehabilitation after intramedullary skeletal kinetic distractor implantation: a report of two cases and a suggested therapy program. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2006 Feb; 85(2):176-80. Vitale K, Miller T, Jimenez AC. PMID: 16428911.
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    42. Convalescence care for seniors of lower Manhattan: an interdisciplinary outreach, rehabilitation, and education model. Int J Rehabil Res. 2004 Mar; 27(1):75-8. Moroz A, Schoeb V, Fan G, Vitale K, Lee M. PMID: 15097174.
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    43. Annals of Neurology. Motor Function Is Preserved after Neonatal Hemispherectomy by Maintenance of Primitive Bilateral Corticospinal Projections. 1996; 36(3):272. R. Bicknese, K C. Vitale, and M. M. Pappas.
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