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Bryan Wall, MD

Orthopedic Shoulder Specialist for The CORE Institute®

Bryan Wall

Bryan Wall, MD is a fellowship-trained specialist in arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, including reverse shoulder arthroplasty. His dedicated skill set and outstanding academic record have made him one of the leading shoulder specialists in the nation. Dr. Wall was named the 2007 recipient of "The Mel Post Award for Excellence in Clinical Research" by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES). Dr. Wall is also highly trained in arthroscopy and total knee replacements. 

Dr. Wall received his bachelor’s degree in zoology and physiology, magna cum laude, from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. During medical school at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. Wall received the Joseph B. Whitehead Award before graduating cum laude. After medical school, Dr. Wall completed his residency at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he also served as assistant team physician for the University of New Orleans. 

Dr. Wall completed a highly coveted fellowship program in shoulder surgery at the renowned Clinique St. Anne Lumiere in Lyon, France with Dr. Gilles Walch and the co-inventors of the internationally recognized reverse shoulder arthroplasty procedure. Reverse shoulder arthroplasty is usually reserved for individuals who possess complex problems of the shoulder and are rotator cuff deficient. It represents an improvement over traditional treatment options because it allows for better function and motion. The procedure has also allowed treatment for a larger segment of patients, who until recently did not have any realistic surgical options. 

Dr. Wall keeps active in academic medicine. He has served as an assistant professor at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and he has presented numerous, acclaimed scientific papers and posters to an international medical community. In his most current research project, Dr. Wall is conducting clinical outcome studies and biomechanical studies regarding reverse shoulder arthroplasty with Dr. Gilles Watch. He has presented numerous papers and published several book chapters and articles on the subject while serving as a teaching figure to instruct other surgeons on how to perform the procedure.

Research & Experience

Areas of Specialty 

Arthroscopic & Reconstructive Surgery of the Shoulder

Education and Training 

2004-2005 Shoulder Surgery Fellowship 
Clinique St. Anne Lumiere, Lyon, France 
Director: Dr. Gilles Walch 

1999-2004 Orthopaedic Surgical Residency 
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 
New Orleans, Louisiana 
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 

1995-1999 Emory University School of Medicine 
Atlanta, Georgia 
Cum Laude 
Awards & Activities: Alpha Omega Alpha, Student Government President, Joseph B. Whitehead Award, the James E. Paullin Scholarship, the Lloyd L. Whitley Scholarship, the Bert Hammack Scholarship, and the Ann Hoyt Jolley Scholarship 

1991-1995 Louisiana State University 
Baton rouge, Louisiana 
Degree: B.S. in Zoology and Physiology, Magna Cum Laude 
Awards & Activities: LSU Board of Regents Award, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Beta Kappa, LSU Debate Team, LSU Honors Scholarship, Top 100 Scholarship

Academic Appointments 

Assistant Professor 
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center 
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery 
New Orleans, Louisiana

Publications 

Wall, B. "Acromioclavicular Joint Injuries." 
Orthopedics Hyperguide 
www.orthohyperguides.com. 2002. 

Jouve F, Wall B, Nove-Josserand L. Revision of Shoulder Arthroplasty with the Reverse Prosthesis. 19th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Rome, Italy. September 21-24, 2005. 

Wall B, Walch G, Nove-Josserand L. Instability of the Reverse Prosthesis. 19th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Rome, Italy. September 21-24, 2005. 

Wall B, Walch G, Nove-Josserand L, Edwards TB. Results of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty According to Etiology. 19th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Rome, Italy. September 21-24, 2005. 

Wall B, Jouve F, Nove-Josserand L, Walch G. Complications and Revisions in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. 19th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Rome, Italy. September 21-24, 2005. 

Walch G, Wall B. The Reverse Prosthesis: The Deltapectoral Approach is Best. AAOS/ASES Shoulder and Elbow: A Comprehensive Update. Hilton Head, South Carolina. May 12, 2005. 

Jouve F, Walch G, Wall B, Nove-Josserand L, Boileau P. Indications and Results of the Reverse Prosthesis in Revision Arthroplasty: A Review of 46 Cases. 3rd International Conference on Shoulder Arthroplasty. Paris, France. April 29-30, 2005. 

Wall B, Walch G. Large Cuff Tears in the Patient With Good Function at Less Than 55 Years. 5th Advanced Course on Shoulder Arthroplasty. Val d'Isere, France. January 21, 2005. 

Walch G, Wall B, Jouve F, Boileau P, Nove-Josserand L. Complications and Revisions in Reverse TSA. Tampa, Florida. January 14, 2005. 

Walch G, Jouve F, Wall B, Nove-Josserand L, Boileau P. Indications and Results of the Reverse Prosthesis in Revision Arthroplasty. Tampa, Florida. January 13, 2005. 

Wall B, WalG, Guerry J, Favard L, Boileau P, Mole D. The Grammont Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis: 5-year Follow-Up. Tampa, Florida. January 13, 2005. 

Walch G, Wall B, Jouve F. How I Exam the Shoulder. 4th Biennial AAOS/ASES Shoulder and Elbow Meeting --- Current Techniques and Controversies #3530. Monterey, California. October 14, 2004. 

Wall B. The Pediatric Flatfoot: Evaluation and Management. LSU Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds. Children's Hospital. New Orleans, LA. 2004. 

Wall B, Bankston L, Baratta R, Dehne R, Willis R. Calaneal Lengthening Osteotomy for the Treatment of pes Planus: Autograft vs. Allograft. John Roberts Lectureship. Children's Hospital. New Orleans, LA. May 16, 2003. 

Leddy M, Yerger S, Wall B. The Treatment of Open Tibia Fractures With Unreamed Tibial Nails. LSU Research Symposium. June 22, 2002. 

Wall B, Anand KS. The Use of the Severity of Surgical Stress to Predict Clinical Outcome in Pediatric Patients. Emory University Medical School Research Day. January 15, 1997.

Oral Presentations 

Wall B, Nové-Josserand L, Walch G. Instability of the Reverse Prosthesis. 10th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Costa do Saupe, Bahia, Brazil. September 17, 2007. 

Wall B, Mottier F, Walch G. Complications And Revisions In Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. ASES 2007 Open Meeting. San Diego, CA. February 18, 2007. 

Wall B, Mottier F, Liotard JP, Walch G. Pathologic Acromion in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasties. AAOS 2007 Annual Meeting. San Diego, CA. February 14, 2007. 

Wall B, Mottier F, Walch G. Complications And Revisions In Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. 20th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Athens, Greece. September 22, 2006. 

Wall B, Williams M, Walch G, Nové-Josserand L. Scapular Notching In Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. 20th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Athens, Greece. September 21, 2006. 

Walch G, Wall B, Mottier F. Reversed Prosthesis for Primary Osteoarthritis. Nice Shoulder Course. Nice, France. June 3, 2006. 

Jouve F, Wall B, Walch G. Revision of Shouler Hemiarthroplasty with Reverse Prosthesis. Nice Shoulder Course. Nice, France. June 3, 2006. 

Wall B, Walch G, Jouve F, Mottier F. The Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis for Revision of Failed Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. Nice Shoulder Course. Nice, France. June 3, 2006. 

Nové-Josserand L, Walch G, Wall B. Instability of the Reverse Prosthesis. Nice Shoulder Course. Nice, France. June 3, 2006. 

Mottier F, Wall B, Liotard JP, Walch G. Pathologic Acromion in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasties. Nice Shoulder Course. Nice, France. June 3, 2006. 

Walch G, Wall B, Mottier F. Complications and Revisions of the Reverse Prosthesis: A Multicenter Study of 457 Cases. Nice Shoulder Course. Nice, France. June 3, 2006. 

Wall B, Walch G, Nové-Josserand L, Edwards TB. Results of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty According to Etiology: A Review of 240 Cases. Louisiana Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting. New Orleans, LA. April 29, 2006. 

Jouve F, Walch G, Wall B, Nové-Josserand L. Revision of Shoulder Arthroplasty with the Reverse Prosthesis. 19th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Rome, Italy. September 21-24, 2005. 

Wall B, Walch G, Nové-Josserand L. Instability of the Reverse Prosthesis. 19th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Rome, Italy. September 21-24, 2005. 

Wall B, Walch G, Nové-Josserand L, Edwards TB. Results of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty According to Etiology. 19th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Rome, Italy. September 21-24, 2005. 

Wall B, Jouve F, Nové-Josserand L, Walch G. Complications and Revisions in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. 19th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Rome, Italy. September 21-24, 2005. 

Walch G, Wall B. The Reverse Prosthesis: The Deltapectoral Approach Is Best. AAOS/ASES Shoulder and Elbow: A Comprehensive Update. Hilton Head, South Carolina. May 12, 2005. 

Jouve F, Walch G, Wall B, Nové-Josserand L, Boileau P. Indications and Results of the Reverse Prosthesis in Revision Arthroplasty: A Review of 46 cases. 3rd International Conference on Shoulder 
Arthroplasty. Paris, France. April 29-30, 2005. 

Wall B, Walch G. Large Cuff Tears in the Patient With Good Function at Less Than 55 Years. 5th Advanced Course on Shoulder Arthroscopy. Val d’Isère, France. January 21, 2005. 

Walch G, Wall B, Jouve F, Boileau P, Nové-Josserand L. Complications and Revisions in Reverse TSA. Tampa, Florida. January 14, 2005 

Walch G, Jouve F, Wall B, Nové-Josserand L, Boileau P. Indications and Results of the Reverse Prosthesis in Revision Arthroplasty. Tampa, Florida. January 13, 2005. 

Wall B, Walch G, Guerry J, Favard L, Boileau P, Molé D. The Grammont Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis: 5-Year Follow-Up. Tampa, Florida. January 13, 2005. 

Walch G, Wall B, Jouve F. How I Exam the Shoulder. 4th Biennial AAOS/ASES Shoulder and Elbow Meeting --- Current Techniques and Controversies #3530. Monterey, California. October 14, 2004. 

Wall B. The Pediatric Flatfoot: Evaluation and Management. LSU Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds. Children’s Hospital. New Orleans, LA. 2004. 

Wall B, Bankston L, Baratta R, Dehne R, Willis R. Calaneal Lengthening Osteotomy for the Treatment of Pes Planus: Autograft vs. Allograft. 
John Roberts Lectureship. Children's Hospital. New Orleans, LA. May 16, 2003. 

Leddy M, Yerger S, Wall B. The Treatment of Open Tibia Fractures With Unreamed Tibial Nails. LSU Research Symposium. June 22, 2002.

Poster Presentations 

Wall B, Jouve F, Walch G. Revision of Shoulder Hemiarthroplasty Using the Reverse Prosthesis. In: Proceedings AAOS 2007 Annual Meeting; 2007 February 14-18; San Diego, CA. p 582. 

Williams M, Wall B, Nové-Josserand L, Walch G. Scapular Notching in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. In: Proceedings AAOS 2007 Annual Meeting; 2007 February 14-18; San Diego, CA. p 582. 

Wall B, Walch G. The Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis for Revision of Failed Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. In: Proceedings AAOS 2007 Annual Meeting; 2007 February 14-18; San Diego, CA. p 582. 

Wall B, Nové-Josserand L, Walch G. Instability of the Reverse Prosthesis. In: Proceedings AAOS 2007 Annual Meeting; 2007 February 14-18; San Diego, CA. p 582-3. 

Jouve F, Wall B, Walch G. The Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis For Revision Of Failed Hemiarthroplasty. 20th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Athens, Greece. September 20-23, 2006. 

Jouve F, Wall B, Walch G. The Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis For Revision Of Failed Hemiarthroplasty. 20th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Athens, Greece. September 20-23, 2006. 

Wall B, Walch G. The Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis For Revision Of Failed Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. 20th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Athens, Greece. September 20-23, 2006. 

Wall B, Mottier F, Walch G. The Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis For Primary Osteoarthritis. 20th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Athens, Greece. September 20-23, 2006. 

Mottier F, Wall B, Walch G. The Pathologic Acromion In Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. 20th Congress of the European Society for Surgery of the Shoulder and Elbow. Athens, Greece. September 20-23, 2006. 

Wall B, Mottier F, Nové-Josserand L, Walch G. Acromial Insufficiency With The Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis [abstract]. In: Proceedings AAOS 2006 Annual Meeting; 2006 March 22-26; Chicago, IL. p 691. 

Wall B, Walch G, Nové-Josserand L, Edwards TB. Results of Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty According to Etiology [abstract]. In: Proceedings AAOS 2006 Annual Meeting; 2006 March 22-26; Chicago, IL. p 691. 

Wall B, Jouve F, Nové-Josserand L, Walch G. Complications and Revisions in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty [abstract]. In: Proceedings AAOS 2006 Annual Meeting; 2006 March 22-26; Chicago, IL. p 691. 

Wall B, Anand KS. The Use of the Severity of Surgical Stress to Predict Clinical Outcome in Pediatric Patients. Emory University Medical School Research Day. January 15, 1997.