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Travis G. Maak, MDOrthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Travis Maak’s practice is focused on sports medicine and arthroscopic treatment of the hip and knee. He is the Head Orthopaedic Team Physician for the Utah Jazz and Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah. Dr. Maak is originally from Salt Lake City and a graduate from Stanford University. He completed his medical school at Yale School of Medicine and surgical internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Weill Cornell Medical College. His orthopaedic surgery residency training occurred at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, where he continued his training with a fellowship in sports medicine. During his fellowship, Dr. Maak served as an Assistant NFL Team Physician for the New York Football Giants.

Dr. Maak specializes in arthroscopic hip and knee surgery and has a specific interest in the treatment of athletic hip and knee injuries. These injuries include hip and knee arthroscopy and preservation surgery, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), cartilage restoration, and ligament reconstruction including ACL and multiligament knee reconstruction. He has specific expertise in hip joint preservation (including hip arthroscopy, labral repair and reconstruction, capsular repair and stabilization) and complex knee joint restoration and reconstruction (including meniscus transplantation, cartilage repair, osteotomy, and ligament reconstruction). He has been actively involved in research throughout his medical career and has published numerous scientific and clinical articles in the areas of hip and knee reconstruction. His research interests include hip and knee joint preservation, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI), meniscus and articular cartilage injury, and knee joint biomechanics.

Special Procedures: Hip arthroscopy, Labral repair, Labral reconstruction, Hip capsular plication, Gluteal and hamstring tendon repair, Meniscal allograft transplantation, Cartilage cell transplantation including DeNovo and MACI, Fresh osteochondral allograft and autograft transplantation, and Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization.

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Board Certification and Academic Information
Academic Departments
Orthopaedics - Associate Professor
Board Certification
National Board of Medical Examiners
Research Interests
Education History
Sports Clinic
Traveling Clerkship in Complex Knee Surgery; Focus: Malalignment &
Knee Osteotomies
Hospital for Special Surgery
Hip Preservation & Arthroscopy
Hospital for Special Surgery
Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service
Administrative Fellow
Hospital for Special Surgery
Sports Medicine & Shoulder Service
Chief Fellow
University of Ghent
Traveling Clerkship in Sports Medicine; Focus: Biologic Knee
Reconstruction & Repair
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Clerkship
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Orthopaedic Surgery
Clinical Clerkship
Hospital for Special Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
General Surgery

Yale School of Medicines

Clinical Research Fellow

Professional Medical
Yale School of Medicine
Stanford University
Biology with Honors
Selected Publications - Journal Articles
  1. Cannamela PC, Quinlan NJ, Maak TG, Adeyemi TF, Aoki SK (2019). Knee Extension Does Not Reliably Reduce Acute Type II Tibial Spine Fractures: MRI Evaluation of Displacement During Extension Versus Resting Flexion. Orthop J Sports Med, 7(7), 2325967119860066.
  2. Rogers MJ, Adeyemi TF, Kim J, Maak TG (2019). Understanding Preoperative Demographics and Risk Factors for Early Revision Surgery in Patients Undergoing Hip Arthroscopic Surgery: A Large Database Study. Orthop J Sports Med, 7(6), 2325967119849579.
  3. Dy CJ, Osei DA, Maak TG, Gottschalk MB, Zhang AL, Maloney MD, Presson AP, OKeefe RJ (2018). Safety of Overlapping Inpatient Orthopaedic Surgery: A Multicenter Study. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 100(22), 1902-1911.
  4. Kapron AL, Karns MR, Aoki SK, Adeyemi TF, Baillargeon EA, Hartley MK, Todd JN, Maak TG (2018). Patient-Specific Parameters Associated With Traction in Primary and Revision Hip Arthroscopic Surgery. Orthop J Sports Med, 6(11), 2325967118807707.
  5. Maak TG (2019). CORR Insights®: Intravenous Tranexamic Acid Reduces Postoperative Blood Loss After High Tibial Osteotomy. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 476(11), 2155-2156.
  6. Philippi MT, Kahn TL, Adeyemi TF, Maak TG, Aoki SK (2018). Extracapsular local infiltration analgesia in hip arthroscopy patients: a randomized, prospective study. J Hip Preserv Surg, 5(3), 226-232.
  7. Karns MR, Jones DL, Todd DC, Maak TG, Aoki SK, Burks RT, Yoo M, Nelson RE, Greis PE (2018). Patient- and Procedure-Specific Variables Driving Total Direct Costs of Outpatient Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Orthop J Sports Med, 6(8), 2325967118788543.
  8. Wylie JD, Jones DL, Hartley MK, Kapron AL, Krych AJ, Aoki SK, Maak TG (2016). Distal Femoral Osteotomy for the Valgus Knee: Medial Closing Wedge Versus Lateral Opening Wedge: A Systematic Review. Arthroscopy, 32(10), 2141-2147.
  9. Maak TG, Wylie JD (2016). Medical Device Regulation: A Comparison of the United States and the European Union. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 24(8), 537-43.
  10. Pareek A, Reardon PJ, Maak TG, Levy BA, Stuart MJ, Krych AJ (2016). Long-term Outcomes After Osteochondral Autograft Transfer: A Systematic Review at Mean Follow-up of 10.2 Years. Arthroscopy, 32(6), 1174-84.
  11. Brandenburg JB, Kapron AL, Wylie JD, Wilkinson BG, Maak TG, Gonzalez CD, Aoki SK (2016). The Functional and Structural Outcomes of Arthroscopic Iliopsoas Release. Am J Sports Med, 44(5), 1286-91.
  12. Wylie JD, Hartley MK, Kapron AL, Aoki SK, Maak TG (2016). Failures and Reoperations After Matrix-Assisted Cartilage Repair of the Knee: A Systematic Review. Arthroscopy, 32(2), 386-92.
  13. Krych AJ, Nawabi DH, Farshad-Amacker NA, Jones KJ, Maak TG, Potter HG, Williams RJ 3rd (2016). Bone Marrow Concentrate Improves Early Cartilage Phase Maturation of a Scaffold Plug in the Knee: A Comparative Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis to Platelet-Rich Plasma and Control. Am J Sports Med, 44(1), 91-8.
  14. Wylie JD, Beckmann JT, Maak TG, Aoki SK (2016). Arthroscopic Capsular Repair for Symptomatic Hip Instability After Previous Hip Arthroscopic Surgery. Am J Sports Med, 44(1), 39-45.
  15. Beckmann JT, Wylie JD, Potter MQ, Maak TG, Greene TH, Aoki SK (2015). Effect of Naproxen Prophylaxis on Heterotopic Ossification Following Hip Arthroscopy: A Double-Blind Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 97(24), 2032-7.
  16. Hanson JA, Kapron AL, Swenson KM, Maak TG, Peters CL, Aoki SK (2015). Discrepancies in measuring acetabular coverage: revisiting the anterior and lateral center edge angles. J Hip Preserv Surg, 2(3), 280-6.
  17. Maak TG (2015). CORR Insights(®): Lateral Opening-wedge Distal Femoral Osteotomy: Pain Relief, Functional Improvement, and Survivorship at 5 Years. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 473(6), 2016-8.
  18. Wylie JD, Abtahi AM, Beckmann JT, Maak TG, Aoki SK (2015). Arthroscopic and imaging findings after traumatic hip dislocation in patients younger than 25 years of age. J Hip Preserv Surg, 2(3), 303-9.
  19. Wylie JD, Hartley MK, Kapron AL, Aoki SK, Maak TG (2015). What is the effect of matrices on cartilage repair? A systematic review. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 473(5), 1673-82.
  20. Wylie JD, Beckmann JT, Maak TG, Aoki SK (2015). Arthroscopic treatment of mild to moderate deformity after slipped capital femoral epiphysis: intra-operative findings and functional outcomes. Arthroscopy, 31(2), 247-53.
  21. Kullar RS, Kapron AL, Ihnat D, Aoki SK, Maak TG (2015). Acetabular paralabral cyst: an unusual cause of femoral vein compression. Arthrosc Tech, 4(1), e35-40.
  22. Jimenez CL, Beebe MJ, Maak TG, Aoki SK (2014). Acute severe hip pain associated with labral calcific deposition disease. Orthopedics, 37(12), e1137-40.
  23. Beckmann JT, Wylie JD, Kapron AL, Hanson JA, Maak TG, Aoki SK (2014). The Effect of NSAID Prophylaxis and Operative Variables on Heterotopic Ossification After Hip Arthroscopy. Am J Sports Med, 42(6), 1359-64.
  24. Potter MQ, Sun GS, Fraser JA, Beckmann JT, Swenson JD, Maak TG, Aoki SK (2014). Psychological distress in hip arthroscopy patients affects postoperative pain control. Arthroscopy, 30(2), 195-201.
  25. Cross MB, Raphael BS, Maak TG, Plaskos C, Egidy CC, Pearle AD (2013). Characterization of the orientation and isometry of Humphrey's ligament. Knee, 20(6), 515-9.
  26. Delos D, Maak TG, Rodeo SA (2013). Muscle injuries in athletes: enhancing recovery through scientific understanding and novel therapies. Sports Health: a multidisciplinary approach, 5(4), 346-52.
  27. Kelly BT, Maak TG, Larson CM, Bedi A, Zaltz I (2013). Sports hip injuries: assessment and management. Instr Course Lect, 62, 515-31.
  28. Fabricant P, Maak TG, Cross M, Kelly BT (2012). Avoiding complications in hip arthroscopy. Oper Tech Sports Med, 19(2), 108-13.
  29. Nam D, Maak TG, Raphael BS, Kepler CK, Cross MB, Warren RF (2012). Rotator cuff tear arthropathy: evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment: AAOS exhibit selection. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 94(6), e34.
  30. Bedi A, Maak T, Walsh C, Rodeo SA, Grande D, Dines DM, Dines JS (2012). Cytokines in rotator cuff degeneration and repair. J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 21(2), 218-27.
  31. Bedi A, Maak T, Musahl V, OLoughlin P, Choi D, Citak M, Pearle AD (2011). Effect of tunnel position and graft size in single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: an evaluation of time-zero knee stability. Arthroscopy, 27(11), 1543-51.
  32. Raphael BS, Maak T, Cross MB, Plaskos C, Wickiewicz T, Amis A, Pearle A (2011). From wall graft to roof graft: reassessment of femoral posterior cruciate ligament positioning. Am J Orthop, 40(9), 479-84.
  33. Maak TG, Bedi A, Raphael BS, Citak M, Suero EM, Wickiewicz T, Pearle AD (2011). Effect of femoral socket position on graft impingement after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med, 39(5), 1018-23.
  34. Cross MB, Fabricant PD, Maak TG, Kelly BT (2011). Impingement (acetabular side). Clin Sports Med, 30(2), 379-90.
  35. Bedi A, Maak T, Musahl V, Citak M, OLoughlin PF, Choi D, Pearle AD (2011). Effect of tibial tunnel position on stability of the knee after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: is the tibial tunnel position most important? Am J Sports Med, 39(2), 366-73.
  36. Maak TG, Voos JE, Wickiewicz TL, Warren RF (2010). Tunnel widening in revision anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 18(11), 695-706.
  37. Voos JE, Musahl V, Maak TG, Wickiewicz TL, Pearle AD (2010). Comparison of tunnel positions in single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions using computer navigation. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc, 18(9), 1282-9.
  38. Bedi A, Musahl V, OLoughlin P, Maak T, Citak M, Dixon P, Pearle AD (2010). A comparison of the effect of central anatomical single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and double-bundle anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction on pivot-shift kinematics. Am J Sports Med, 38(9), 1788-94.
  39. Barker JU, Drakos MC, Maak TG, Warren RF, Williams RJ 3rd, Allen AA (2010). Effect of graft selection on the incidence of postoperative infection in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Am J Sports Med, 38(2), 281-6.
Book Chapter
  1. Raskind JR, Maak TG (2017). Complications of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery. In Chapman MW, James MA (Eds.), Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery (4th Edition). JP Medical Ltd.
  2. Maak TG, Byrd JT (2015). Sport Specific Injuries of the Hip: The Contact Athlete: Football and Rugby. In Kelly BT, Bedi A, Larson C, O'Sullivan E (Eds.), Sports Hip Injuries: Diagnosis and Management (pp. 187-208). Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Incorporated.
  3. Delos D, Maak TG, Warren RF (2015). Posterior Shoulder Instability – Introduction. In Reider B, Davies G, Provencher MT (Eds.), Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete: Getting Back in the Game. Philadelphia: Saunders.
  4. Maak TG, Warren RF (2015). Beyond Basic Rehabilitation: Return to Football after Posterior Shoulder Stabilization. In Reider B, Davies G, Provencher MT (Eds.), Orthopaedic Rehabilitation of the Athlete: Getting Back in the Game. Philadelphia: Saunders.
  5. Maak TG, Rodeo SA (2014). Meniscus Injuries. In Miller MD, Thompson SR (Eds.), DeLee's & Drez's Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (4th Edition). Saunders.
  6. Beckman JT, Maak TG, Aoki SK (01/01/2014). Hip Arthroscopy: Peritrochanteric Space Access. In Nho SJ, Leunig M, Larson CM, Bedi A, Kelly BT (Eds.), Hip Arthroscopy and Hip Joint Preservation Surgery. New York: Springer.
  7. Maak TG, Fabricant P, Kelly BT (2013). Sports Specific Injuries of the Hip Joint. In Haddad FS (Ed.), The Young Adult Hip in Sports (pp. 87-106). Springer-Verlag London.
  8. Maak TG, Delos D, Warren RF (2013). Posterior Shoulder Instability: Open Repair. In Miniacci A (Ed.), Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management (3rd Edition). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  9. Maak TG, Delos D, Cordasco F (2013). Preoperative Planning for Revision ACL Reconstruction. In Marx RG (Ed.), Revision ACL Reconstruction: Indications and Technique (pp. 63-74). Springer.
  10. Maak TG, Nemani V, Wickiewicz TL, Rodeo SA (2013). Meniscus Allograft Transplantation in Revision ACL Reconstruction. In Marx RG (Ed.), Revision ACL Reconstruction: Indications and Technique (pp. 171-84). Springer.
  11. Maak TG, Delos D, Warren RF (2013). Posterior Shoulder Instability. In McCann PD (Ed.), Video Atlas of Shoulder Surgery. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers.
  12. Maak TG, Wickiewicz TL (2012). Management of Chronic Fixed Posterior Tibial Subluxation in the Multiple-Ligament Injured Knee. In Fanelli GC (Ed.), The Multiple Ligament Injured Knee: A Practical Guide to Management (2nd Edition, pp. 361-70). New York: Springer.
  13. Voos JE, Maak TG, Williams RJ, Wickiewicz TL (2011). Revision ACL Reconstruction. In Scott WN (Ed.), Insall & Scott Surgery of The Knee (5th Edition). Elsevier.
  1. Iriuchishima T, Maak TG, Fu F, Bedi A, Pearle AD (2011). ACL Graft Impingement: Letter to the editor. [Letter to the editor]. J Sports Med, 39(10), NP3-4.
  1. Wylie J, Beckmann J, Abtahi A, Maak TG, Aoki S (2016). Arthroscopic and imaging findings after traumatic hip dislocation in patients younger than 25 years of age. ISHA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. October 9-11, 2014. [Abstract].
  2. Beckman J, Wylie J, Maak TG, Aoki SK (2016). The Effect of Naproxen on Heterotopic Ossification Following Hip Arthroscopy: A Randomized Controlled Trial. AAOS, Las Vegas, NV. March 24-28, 2015. [Abstract].