About Professor Evangelos Pappas

Evangelos’ research passion is to develop programs that effectively prevent lower extremity injuries and identify rehabilitation techniques that provide optimal outcomes for injured athletes.

Evangelos is a Senior Lecturer within the Discipline of Physiotherapy with expertise in sports medicine and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. He has published extensively in journals in sports medicine, musculoskeletal physiotherapy and biomechanics and he has presented his work in more than 50 national and international conferences. One of his publications received the T. David Sisk award for best review paper from “Sports Health”; a leading multidisciplinary journal in sports medicine. His research is divided into three inter-connected themes: a) epidemiology and predictors of athletic knee injury, b) effectiveness of injury prevention programs on reducing biomechanical risk factors for knee injury and c) rehabilitation after orthopaedic knee surgery (anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, total knee arthroplasty, meniscectomy).

Evangelos has supervised Master's and PhD students performing research in the biomechanics of knee injuries, rehabilitation after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction and total knee arthroplasty, and dance medicine.  His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and intramural grants.

Selected publications

  1. G Koutras, P Papadopoulos, I Terzidis, I Gigis, E Pappas, "Short-term functional and clinical outcomes after ACL reconstruction with hamstrings autograft: transtibial versus anteromedial portal technique", Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy, in press.
  2. E Pappas, F Zampeli, S Xergia, A Georgoulis, "Lessons learned from the last 20 years of ACL-related in vivo biomechanics research of the knee joint", Knee Surgery Sports Traumatology and Arthroscopy, 2013, 21(4), 755-766.
  3. S Xergia, E Pappas, F Zampeli, S Georgiou, A Georgoulis, "Asymmetries in functional hop tests, lower extremity kinematics and isokinetic strength persist 6-9 months following ACL reconstruction", Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 2013, 43(3), 154-162.
  4. E. Pappas, "Progress in solving the enigma of anterior cruciate ligament injuries", Journal of Novel Physiotherapies (editorial), 2012, 2:e113. doi:10.4172/2165-7025.1000e113
  5. E Pappas, WM Wong-Tom, "Prospective predictors of patellofemoral pain syndrome: a systematic review with meta-analysis", Sports Health, 2012, 4(2), 116-120 (recipient of the T. David Sisk award for best review paper).
  6. G Koutras, M Letsi, P Papadopoulos, I Gigis, E Pappas, "A randomized trial of isokinetic versus isotonic rehabilitation program after arthroscopic meniscectomy", International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy, 2012, 7(1), 31-38.
  7. F Zampeli, A Ntoulia, D Giotis, V Tsiaras, M Argiropoulou, E Pappas, A Georgoulis, "Correlation between ACL graft obliquity and tibial rotation during dynamic pivoting activities in patients with anatomical ACL reconstruction. An in vivo examination", Arthroscopy, 2012, 28(2), 234-246.
  8. E Pappas, FP Carpes, "Lower extremity kinematic asymmetry in male and female athletes performing jump-landing tasks", Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 2012, 15(1), 87-92.
  9. E Pappas, I Kremenic, M Liederbach, K Orishimo, M Hagins, "Time to stability differences between male and female dancers after landing from a jump on flat and inclined floors", Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, 2011, 21(4), 325-329.
  10. E Pappas, B Zazulak, E Yard, T Hewett, "The epidemiology of pediatric basketball injuries presenting to US emergency departments: 2000-2006", Sports Health, 2011, 3(4), 331-335.