Michael Wright, MD
Dr. Wright is a fellowship-trained, board-certified sports medicine specialist with an interest and expertise in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, hip and knee. Dr. Wright specializes in ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair, meniscus surgery, shoulder instability, hip labrum surgery, patellar instability and articular cartilage procedures.
Medical School: University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle WA 2007-2011
Internship: University of Vermont, Burlington VT, 2011-2012
Residency: University of Vermont, Burlington VT, 2012-2016
Fellowship: Sports Medicine – University of California – Los Angeles, UCLA, CA, 2016
State Licensed: Montana, California
Joined Practice: 2017
- American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
- American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine
- American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons Board Certified
- Arthroscopy Association of North America
- Montana Orthopedics Society
Dr. Wright will be seeing patients in clinic and surgery at both Missoula Bone & Joint in Missoula, and St. Joseph Medical Clinic in Polson.
Watch this interview with Dr. Wright discussing how sports medicine is not just for athletes.
IN OUR COMMUNITY
Hobbies/Personal Interests: Hiking, backpacking, skiing, hunting, fishing, hanging out with my wife and three children.
Get to know your doc!
- What is your most interesting orthopedic experience? Taking care of the NBA Los Angeles Lakers during fellowship at UCLA was a phenomenal experience. Being able to meet the players and take care of their medical needs on a daily basis was an experience I will always cherish. The player’s level of athleticism on the court is remarkable, and it was fun to get a behind the scenes look at taking care of professional athletes.
- Dr. Wright is providing sports medicine coverage for Polson High School for the 2019/2020 school year.
PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
- Wright MP, Michelson JM. Easily Missed? Lisfranc Injuries. British Medical Journal. 347:1-38. No 7928. October 2013.
- Minehan KJ, Brown PD, Scheithauer BD, Wright MP, Krauss WE. Prognosis and Treatment of Spinal Cord Astrocytoma. Int. J. Radiation Oncology Biol. Phys. 1;73(3):727-33, March 2009.
- Wright MP, Gross T. The effects of muscle paralysis on tibial bone structure at one month and one year in skeletally mature rats. Abstract. Journal of Investigative Medicine, Vol. 57(1),435, January 2009.
- Michelson JD, Wright MP, Blankstein M. Syndesmotic Ankle Fractures: A Systematic Review. Journal of Orthopedic Trauma, Vol.32(1):10-14, January 2018.
- Bartlett CS, Wright MP, Monier B, Lesiak A. Management of Gunshot Wounds. Encyclopedia of Trauma Care. Springer publishing, New York, NY, Philadelphia, PA. 2015.
- Silverman A, Russell G, feat. Wright MP, Michelson JM. Sharing in Vermont: Committee a ‘conduit’ for goodwill. USA Today. November 27, 2012. 4A. Print
- Sutkoski M, Russell G, feat. Wright MP, Michelson JM. Helping Homeless Walk in the Winter. Burlington Free Press. November 22, 2012. 1B. Print
- Wright MP “Evaluation and Mangement of Hamstring Injuries in Athletes” Missoula Bone & Joint, Montana Orthopedic Society Annual Meeting, Big Sky, MT, January 2018
- Wright MP, Sai Davana B.S, James Chen MD, Andrew Jensen MD, Anthony D’Oro B.S, Frank Petrigliano MD “The Prevalence of Consecutive Procedures Among Patients with Both Shoulder and Cervical Spine Pathology” University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Sports Medicine Conference. June 28th, 2017
- Wright MP, Argentieri E, Sturnick D, Gardner-Morse M, Tourville T, Johnson RJ, DeSarno M, Slauterbeck J, Beynnon B. “Tibial Plateau Articular Cartilage Thickness Changes 4-5 years after ACL injury” University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, Department of Orthopedic Surgery Resident Research Day, June 17th, 2016.
- Wright MP, Gross TS. “The effects of muscle paralysis on tibial bone structure at one month and one year in skeletally mature rats” Western Student Medical Research Forum, Carmel, CA, University of Washington School of Medicine, p.435. January 2009.
- Minehan KJ, Brown PD, Scheithauer BD, Wright MP, Krauss WE. Prognosis and Treatment of Spinal Cord Astrocytoma. American Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology Annual Meeting. Los Angeles, CA. November 2007.
- Argentiere E, Sturnick D, DeSarno M, Gardner-Morse M, Tourville T, Wright MP, Slauterbeck J, Johnson R, Beynnon R. Within subject changes to tibial articular cartilage thickness 4-5 years post ACL-injury. Orthopedic Research Society Annual Meeting, Las Vagas, NV. March 2015.
- Wright MP, Poliachik SL, Bremner S, Ward S, Minamoto V, Gross TS. The effects of muscle paralysis on tibial bone structure at one month and one year in skeletally mature rats. Medical Student Poster Session, Seattle, WA, University of Washington School of Medicine. November 17 2008.
- Wright MP, Teintze M, Wilkinson R, Brewer J, Driggers C. Using NGAL to Mimick the CD4 Binding Site on gp120. Undergraduate Scholars Program Poster Session. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, April 2006.