Yuri Lewicky, MD

Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Adult Joint Reconstruction


Education

Bachelors Degree: Northern Arizona University

Residency: University of Arizona

Fellowship: University of California, San Diego

Medical Degree: University of Arizona


Personal Quote

“I am committed to serving my patients’ orthopaedic needs by providing the highest quality of treatment and care possible. Recently, I earned a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. This added qualification helps me keep that commitment.”


Procedures & Areas of Interest

  • Advanced Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
  • Biceps Tenodesis Surgery
  • Cartilage Restoration
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Labral Repair
  • PRP & Stem Cell Therapies
  • Primary and Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Instability Surgery
  • Shoulder Reconstruction

Professional Biography

Yuri Lewicky, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon.

Holding a Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopedic Sports Medicine, Dr. Lewicky cares for patients through Northern Arizona Orthopaedic’s Sports Medicine Specialty Center. He also serves as the Orthopedic Team Physician for Northern Arizona University and Flagstaff Highschool sports. Before joining Northern Arizona Orthopaedics, Dr. Lewicky served as Assistant Team Physician for California sports teams including, San Diego Padres, San Diego Gull and the University of California – San Diego athletic teams.

Dr. Lewicky earned his undergraduate degree from Northern Arizona University then continued his graduate and doctoral degree from the University of Arizona. After he earned his doctoral degree, Dr. Lewicky traveled to the University of California – San Diego to complete his fellowship in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Shoulder and Knee.

Dr. Lewicky is active in the medical community holding memberships with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arizona Orthopaedic Society, American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Association of North America.


Research, Publications & Presentations

Research:

“V”ictory transosseous equivalent suture configuration for arthroscopic rotator cuff tear repairs of iatrogenically completed PASTA lesions and full-thickness “U”-shaped tears. Lewicky YM. Orthopedics. 2009 Oct;32(10). pii:orthosupersite.com/view.asp?rID=44031. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20090818-15. PubMed PMID: 19824586.

Sickle Cell Crisis Following Shoulder Arthrosopy in an Elite, Collegiate Athlete with Sickle Cell Trait; Lewicky YM, Winkelblech L, Lewicky RT. Case Report and Review of the Literature with a Suggested Standardized Perioperative Protocol for HbS Carriers. Summit Center Sports Medicine and Northern Arizona Orthopaedics, Flagstaff, AZ.

Publications:
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Anatomic coracoclavicular and acromioclavicular ligament reconstruction for high-grade acromioclavicular separations: the gracilis weave. Lewicky YM, Robertson CM, Foran JR. Orthopedics. 2010 Mar;33(3):166-71. doi:10.3928/01477447-20100129-20. PubMed PMID: 20205365.

Closed-reduction percutaneous pinning of a complex divergent carpometacarpal fracture-dislocation involving the 4 ulnar carpometacarpal joints. Lewicky YM, Sheppard JE. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2009 Apr;38(4):191-3. PubMed PMID: 19440575.

Olecranon osteotomy repair: the tensioned locking plate technique. Lewicky YM, Sheppard JE, Ruth JT. Orthopedics. 2008 Jun;31(6):565-9. PubMed PMID:18661878.

The acorn Beath couple: articular salvation for double-bundle femoral tunnels in cruciate ligament reconstruction. Lewicky YM . Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2007 Dec;36(12):648-51. PubMed PMID: 18264541.

The combined olecranon osteotomy, lateral paratricipital sparing, deltoid insertion splitting approach for concomitant distal intra-articular and humeral shaft fractures. Lewicky YM, Sheppard JE, Ruth JT. J Orthop Trauma. 2007 Feb;21(2):133-9. PubMed PMID: 17304070.

Biomechanical analysis of femoral tunnel pull-out angles for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction with bioabsorbable and metal interference screws. Zhang AL, Lewicky YM, Oka R, Mahar A, Pedowitz R. Am J Sports Med. 2007 Apr;35(4):637-42. Epub 2007 Jan 11. PubMed PMID: 17218654.

Technique of Four Compartment Lower Leg Fasciotomy. Ruth JT, Lewicky YM, Luszko G. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Arizona Health Sciences Center. Audio-visual CD-Rom. Tucson, AZ. 09/04.

The freeing of hands for open reduction and internal fixation. Lewicky YM. Orthopedics. 2006 Dec;29(12):1071-3. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20061201-16. PubMed PMID: 17190163.

The Unique Complications of Coccidioidomycosis of the Spine: A Detailed Time-line of Disease Progression and Suppression. Lewicky YM, Roberto RF, Curtin SL. A Case Report. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Arizona Health Sciences Center, in conjunction with Tucson Orthopaedic Institute Spine Center. Tucson, AZ, 01/04.

Non-Published Peer-Review Journal Articles:

Closed Reduction Percutaneous Pinning of a Complex Divergent Carpometacarpal Fracture-Dislocation Involving the Four Ulnar Carpometacarpal Joints. Lewicky YM, Sheppard JE: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, AZ. Accepted for publication to The American Journal of Orthopedics, 12/05.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapter:

Arthroscopic Management Of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears. Esch JC, Lewicky YM. Tri-City Orthopaedics. San Diego Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of California, San Diego, San Diego CA. Book Chapter publication pending, July 2008.

Simplified Arthroscopic Rotator Interval Capsule Closure: An Alternative Technique. Lewicky YM, Lewicky RT: Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Arizona Health Sciences Center. in conjunction with Northern Arizona Orthopaedics, Summit Center, Accepted for publication to Arthroscopy The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Flagstaff, AZ. 09/04.

Pediatric Examination. Lewicky YM, Sheppard JE. Chapter written for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Arizona Health Sciences Center Lecture Series entitled, “The Management of Musculoskeletal Problems for the Primary Care Physician.” Audio-visual CD-Rom. Tucson, AZ. 08/02.

Problems of the Lower Extremity in Pediatric Patients. Lewicky YM, Sheppard JE. Chapter written for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Arizona Health Sciences Center Lecture Series entitled, “The Management of Musculoskeletal Problems for the Primary Care Physician.” Audio-visual CD-Rom. Tucson, AZ. 08/02.

Presentations:

Oral Presentations:
Combined Olecranon Osteotomy and Lateral Paratricipital Triceps Sparing Approach for Concomitant Distal Intra-Articular and Humeral Shaft Fractures. University of Arizona Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Graduation Day Research Symposium. University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona. 06/05.

Olecranon Osteotomy For Maximal Articular Visualization: The Locking Plate Technique. University of Arizona Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Graduation Day Research Symposium. University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona. 06/05.

Simplified Arthroscopic Rotator Interval Capsule Closure: An Alternative Technique. Arizona Orthopaedic Society annual meeting. Sedona, Arizona. 05/05.

Simplified Arthroscopic Rotator Interval Capsule Closure: An Alternative Technique. University of Arizona Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Graduation Day Research Symposium. University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona. 06/04.

Simplified Arthroscopic Rotator Interval Capsule Closure: An Alternative Technique Utilizing a Novel Instrument. E-Poster presentation. 23rd Annual Arthroscopy Association of North America Meeting. Orlando, Florida. 04/04.

Skeletal Coccidioidomycosis of the Spine: A Treatment Protocol and Preliminary Results. Clinical Orthopaedic Society 91st Annual Meeting. Tucson, Arizona. 10/03.

Skeletal Coccidioidomycosis of the Spine: A Treatment Protocol and Preliminary Results. North American Spine Society (NASS) and the Japan Spine Research Society, Spine Across The Sea 2003. Maui, Hawaii. 07/03.

Skeletal Coccidioidomycosis of the Spine: A Treatment Protocol and Preliminary Results. University of Arizona Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Graduation Day Research Symposium. University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona. 06/03.

Skeletal Coccidioidomycosis of the Spine: A Treatment Protocol and Preliminary Results. 2003 Arizona Orthopaedic Alumni Conference. Tucson, Arizona. 05/03.

The Evidence of the Efficacy of Synvisc in the Treatment of Osteoarthritis of the Knee. University of Arizona Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Orthopaedic Graduation Day Research Symposium. University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, Tucson, Arizona. 06/02.


Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine Member
  • Arizona Medical Association
  • Arizona Orthopaedic Society
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America

Leadership Roles

  • Northern Arizona University Athletics - Assistant Team Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Prescott Sundogs, Semi-professional Hockey League - Assistant Team Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Winslow High School Football - Team Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • San Diego Padres, Major League Baseball - Assistant Team Physician
  • San Diego Gulls, National Hockey League - Assistant Team Physician
  • San Diego State University - Assistant Team Physician
  • University of California San Diego - Assistant Team Physician
  • Grossmont College - Assistant Team Physician

Patient Testimonials

“I have had just 2 appointments with Dr. Lewicky so far. Both were very good. I am sure I will be seeing him several more times in the near future since I need surgery on my shoulder. He comes highly recommended to me for this by other medical professionals, including my primary care physician and my physical therapist.” – K.C.

“Dr. Lewicky is salient on all levels. As an athlete yoga teacher 25 years he took time to answer my questions and honestly explain what I was going to experience with my surgery. Straightforward but his smile is as genuine as his medical care.” – J.

“I can already tell Dr. Lewicky did an excellent job on my surgery. I appreciate his good bedside manner, and I feel confident in his expertise. I appreciate that he takes all the time I need to understand my condition. I never feel rushed! I have recommended him to several people and will continue to do so! The whole staff is professional, friendly and helpful.” – Anonymous