Meet Dr. Scott F. Dye

Dr. Scott F. Dye’s Orthopaedic practice is dedicated solely to evaluating and treating conditions of the knee. His particular interest is the early detection and prevention of osteoarthritis. He has published extensively on many aspects of the knee joint including its anatomy, evolution, function, internal sensory characteristics, the nature of patellofemoral pain, and advanced imaging.

His work has been influential within the field of orthopaedics and he has been honored by the German Orthopaedic Trauma Society, the New Zealand Knee Society, and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports medicine. In addition to his academic interest in the knee he enjoys personally taking care of patients. Unlike other clinics with world-class surgeons, Dr. Dye sees, evaluates and treats every patient himself. Despite his academic success, Dr. Dye is “down to earth” and personable; he is able to explain the complex biology of the knee to patients in order to obtain the best possible long-term results.

A knee with a torn meniscus that can be restored to function without arthritis for decades is an example of just such an approach. Most patients that have seen Dr. Dye recommend him to their friends and relatives.

College: 1967 – 1971: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA : BA – Physical Anthropology

Medical School: 1971 – 1975:  University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA: M.D.

Surgical: July 1975 – June 1976

Internship: Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco, CA

Residency: July 1976 – January 1979: Orthopaedic Surgery, Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco, CA

February 1979 – February 1980: Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Los Angeles Unit, Los Angeles, CA

Sabbatical: February 1984 – March 1984: Hospital for Special Surgery (Dr. John Insall, M.D.), American Museum of Natural History (Dr. Donn Rosen, Ph.D.), New York, NY

April 1984 – May 1984: Hughston Orthopaedic Clinic (Dr. Champ Baker, M.D.), Columbus, GA

Diplomat National Board of Medical Examiners

Diplomat American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State of California Physicians and Surgeons Certificate 

State of California Qualified Medical Evaluator

Industrial Medical Council 

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Fellow, American Orthopaedic Association

Bay Area Knee Society

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Research Society

Western Orthopaedic Association

American Medical Association

California Medical Association

San Francisco Medical Society

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Study Group

Patellofemoral Study Group

International Society of the Knee

Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons

President, Bay Area Knee Society, 1986 – present

Chairman, Program Committee, Northern California Chapter, American College of Surgeons, 1987 – 1988

Member, Selection Committee, Association of European Traveling Fellows, 1990

Member, Northern California District #1 Committee on Applications

of the American College of Surgeons, 1990

Member, Education Committee, Am. Ortho Soc. Sports Med., 1992 – present.

Member, Membership Selection Committee, Assoc. of Bone & Joint Surgeons, 1994 – 1996

Chairman, Membership Selection Committee, Assoc. of Bone & Joint Surgeons, 1997 – present

Program Chairman, Northern California Chapter – Western Orthopaedic Assoc.

“Current Concepts of the Knee”, Squaw Valley, CA. Jan. 1996

Member, Program Committee, American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1998 – present.

Member, International Knee Documentation Committee, 1998 – present

Question Writing Task Force – 2003 to present

Dye SF, Lull RJ, van Dam BE, et al: Time Sequence of Bone and Gallium Scan Changes in Acute Osteomyelitis: An Animal Model. J Nucl Med 20:647, 1979.

Dye SF, van Dam, BE, Westin, GW: Eponyms and Etymons in Orthopaedics. Contemp Ortho 6:98-100, 1983.

Dye SF, van Dam BE, Westin GW: Eponyms and Etymons in Orthopaedics. Contemp Ortho 6:92-96, 1983.

Dye SF, van Dam BE, Westin GW: Eponyms and Etymons in Orthopaedics. Contemp Ortho 6:84-88, 1983.

Dye SF, van Dam BE, Westin GW: Eponyms and Etymons in Orthopaedics. Contemp Ortho 7:76-78, 1983.

Dye SF, van Dam BE, Westin GW: Eponyms and Etymons in Orthopaedics. Contemp Ortho 8:83-84, 1984.

Dye SF, van Dam BE, Westin GW: Eponyms and Etymons in Orthopaedics. Contemp Ortho 8:47-48, 1984.

Dye SF, van Dam BE, Westin GW: Eponyms and Etymons in Orthopaedics. Contemp Ortho 10:83-85, 1985.

Dye SF, van Dam BE, Westin GW: What’s in a Name: The People Behind the Eponyms. J Musculoskel Med 2:55-61, 1985.

Dye SF, van Dam BE, Westin GW: What’s in a Name: The People Behind the Eponyms: A Sampler of the History of Our Medical Language: Part 2. J Musculoskel Med 2:59-64, 1985.

Dye SF, Baker CH, Via MW, et al: An Evolutionary Perspective of the Knee. Am J Sports Med 13:442, 1985.

Dye SF, Boll DH, Dunigan PE, et al: An Analysis of Objective Measurements Including Radionuclide Imaging in Young Patients with Patellofemoral Pain. Am J Sports Med 13:432, 1985.

Dye SF, Boll DH, Westin GW, et al: Assessing Patellar Scintigraphic Activity: A New Quantitative Method. Ortho Transact 9:459, 1985.

Dye SF, van Dam BE, Westin GW: Eponyms and Etymons in Orthopaedics. Contemp Ortho 12:79-81, 1986.

Dye SF, van Dam BE, Westin GW: Eponyms and Etymons in Orthopaedics. Contemp Ortho 12:62-64, 1986.

Dye SF, Via MW, Andersen CT, et al: An Evolutionary Perspective of the Knee. Ortho Transact 10:70-71, 1986.

Dye SF, Boll DA: Radionuclide Imaging of the Patellofemoral Joint in Young Adults with Anterior Knee Pain. Ortho Clin North Am 17:249-262, 1986.

Dye SF, Daniel JS, Fry PF, et al: Correlation of Increased Scintigraphic Activity and Patellar Osseous Pathology in Young Adults with Patellofemoral Pain. Ortho Transact 10:479, 1986.

Dye SF, Shapeero L, Lipton MJ, et al: Quantitative Assessment of Functional Knee Morphology by Means of Cine Computed Tomography. Am J Sports Med 15:387-8, 1987.

Dye SF, Anderson CT, Stowell MT, Peartree PK: Unrecognized abnormal osseous metabolic activity about the knee of patients with symptomatic anterior cruciate ligament deficiency. Ortho Trans 11:492, 1987.

Dye SF: An Evolutionary Perspective of the Knee. J Bone Joint Surg 7:976-983, 1987.

Dye SF: An Evolutionary Perspective, The Crucial Ligaments, ed. by Feagin, J. New York: Churchill Livingston, pp 161-172, 1988.

Dye SF, Cannon WD: Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Clinics in Sports Med 7:715-725, 1988.

Shapeero LG, Dye SF, Lipton ML, et al: Functional Dynamics of the Knee Joint by Ultrafast Cine-CT. Invest Rad 23:118-123, 1988.

Dye SF, McBride JT, Chew M, et al: Unrecognized Abnormal Osseous Metabolic Activity in Patients with Documented Meniscal Pathology. Am J Sports Med 17:723-4, 1989.

Dye SF, Peartree PK: Sequential Radionuclide Imaging of the Patellofemoral Joint in Symptomatic Young Adults. Am J Sports Med 17:727, 1989.

Rothschild PA, Domesek JM, Dye SF, et al: MR Imaging of the Knee with a 0.064-T Permanent Magnet. Radiology 175:775-778, 1990.

Thompson WO, Thaete FL, Fu FH, Dye SF: Tibial Meniscal Dynamics Using Three-Dimensional Reconstruction of Magnetic Resonance Images. Am J Sports Med 19:210-216, 1991.

Dye SF: Radionuclide Imaging of the Knee. In: Knee Surgery, Current Practice, ed. by Aichroth P, Cannon WD. London: Martin Dunnitz, pp 38-44, 1992.

Dye SF: Letters to the Editor. Contemp Ortho 25:115-116, 1992

Dye SF: Letters to the Editor. American Medical News, Sept 14, pg 31, 1992.

Dye SF, Chew M, McBride JT, Sostre G: Restoration of Osseous Homeostasis of the Knee Following Meniscal Surgery. Ortho Transact 16:725, 1992.

Dye SF: Patellofemoral Anatomy. In: The Patellofemoral Joint, ed. by Fox JM, Del Pizzo W. New York: McGraw Hill, pp 1-11, 1993.

Dye SF, Chew MH: Restoration of Osseous Homeostasis after Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. Am J Sports Med 21:748-750, 1993.

Dorchak JD, Barrak RL, Alexander AH, Dye SF, Dresser TP: Radionuclide Imaging of the Knee with Chronic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear. Orthopaedic Review 22(11):1233-41, 1993.

Dye SF, Chew MH: The Use of Scintigraphy to detect Increased Osseous Metabolic Activity about the Knee. J Bone Joint Surg 75A:1388-1406, 1993.

Dye, SF: Physiologic Imaging of the Knee (Letters to the Editor). Orthopaedic Review 22:901, 1993.

Dye, SF: Comparison of magnetic resonance imaging and technetium scintigraphy in the detection of increased osseous metabolic activity about the knee of symptomatic adults. Orthop. Trans., 17:1060-1061, 1993-1994.

Dye, SF: Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Patellofemoral Joint. In: The Knee, ed. by Scott W.N. St. Louis: Mosby, 1994.

Dye SF, Vaupel GL: The Pathophysiology of Patellofemoral Pain. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review, 2: 203-210, 1994.

Vaupel GL, Dye SF: Anatomy of the Knee. In: The Hughston Clinic Sports Medicine Book, ed. by C. Baker, Jr., Williams & Wilkins, pp 403-415, 1995.

Dye SF: The Use of Technetium Scintigraphy in the Assessment of Musculoskeletal Trauma. In: Advances in Operative Orthopedics. St. Louis: Mosby -Year Book, pp 183-216, 1995.

Dye SF: The Knee as a Biologic Transmission with an Envelope of Function. Clin Orth and Rel Res, 325: 10-18, April 1996.

Dye SF: The Future of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Restoration. Clin Orth and Rel Res, 325: 130-139, April 1996.

Dye SF: Letters to the Editor. New York Times. October 10, 1997.

Dye SF: Current Imaging Techniques for Knee and Shoulder. Instructional Course Lecture. Current Concepts in Orthopaedic Imaging: Knee and Shoulder. Read at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, CA. Feb 13, 1997.

Dye SF: Use of Scintigraphy in Assessing Patients with Anterior Knee Pain. In: Controversies in Orthopedic Sports Medicine. ed. by Chan, K.M., Hong Kong: William & Wilkins, pp. 271-277, 1998.

Dye SF: Overview of Biological Intervention in Sports Medicine. Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review 6: 69-73, 1998.

Dye SF, Wojtys EM, Fu FH, Fithian DC, Gillquist J: Factors Contributing to Function of the Knee Joint after Injury or Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. J. Bone Joint Surg., 80A:1380-1393, 1998.

Dye SF, Vaupel GL, Dye CC: Conscious Neurosensory Mapping of the Internal Structures of the Human Knee without Intra-articular Anesthesia. Am J Sports Med., 26:773-777, 1998.

Dye, SF: Invited Commentary J. Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 29:1-2, 1999.

Dye SF, Merchant A: Magnetic resonance imaging of articular cartilage in the knee. An evaluation with use of fast-spin-echo imaging. J Bone Joint Surg. 81(9):1349-50, 1999.

Dye SF, Wojtys EM, Fu FH, Fithian DC, Gillquist J: Factors contributing to function of the knee joint after injury or reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament. Instr Course Lect. 48:185-98, 1999.

Dye SF, Stäubli HU, Beidert RM, Vaupel GL: The mosaic of pathophysiology causing patellofemoral pain: Therapeutic implications. Op Tech Sports 7:46-54, 1999.

Dye, SF: The Knee as a Biological Transmission. In: Knee Ligaments: Structure, Function, Injury, and Repair. Second Edition. Edited by Akeson, O’Connor, and Pedowitz. Philadelphia, Lippencott-Raven, 1999.

Dye, SF: Functional Anatomy of the Cerebellum. In: Proprioception and Neuromuscular Control in Joint Stability. Edited by Scott M. Lephard and Freddie Fu. Champaign, IL, Human Kinetics Publications, 2000.

Dye, SF: Functional Anatomy of the Knee: Bony Geometry, Static and Dynamic Restraints, Sensory and Motor Innervation. In: Proprioception and Neuromuscular Control in Joint Stability. Edited by Scott M. Lephard and Freddie Fu. Champaign, IL, Human 

Colonel, United States Army Reserve, Retired (1995) Member, 6253rd U.S.A.H. Santa Rosa, CA 1986 – 1995

Assistant Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery Service, Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, West Germany, April 1980 – July 1982

Assistant Chief, Orthopaedic Surgery Service, Chief, Knee Service, Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco, CA  August 1982 – October 1986

Active Reserve Call-up, December 1990 – May 1991, Chief, Orthopedic Service, 50th General Hospital Chief, Orthopedic Service, 50th General Hospital (Deployed) Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (January – March 1991)

Evans Army Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado (March – May 1991)

Kenyon Joyce Research Award, Letterman Army Medical Center, Serial Technetium and Gallium Scanning in an Osteomyelitis Model, 1979

Humanitarian Service Award (U.S. Army) For Service in Algeria, September 1980, following the earthquake in El Assnam

Heaton Award for Excellence in Surgical Research, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Bethesda, MD, 1985

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine European Traveling Fellow, Spring 1988

Visiting Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA, June 1988

Elected to Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons, May 1989

Elected to International Society of the Knee, May 1989

U.S. Army Commendation Medal for Desert Storm Service, Saudi Arabia, 1991

Visiting Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA February 1996.

Awarded “Best Paper” of Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons Annual Meeting, Chatham, Massachusetts, for “Conscious Neurosensory Mapping of the Human Knee Without Intra-articular Anesthesia”, May 1996.

Visiting Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, August 1996.

Visiting Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Sao Paulo, December 1996.

Visiting Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Brussels, November 1997.

Visiting Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kellor Army Medical Center, West Point, N.Y., November 1998.

Elected to the American Orthopaedic Association, 1998.

Visiting Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, South African Sports Medicine Society, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1999

Visiting Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, South African Knee and Arthroscopy Society, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1999

Visiting Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mt. Sinai, New York, NY 1999

Visiting Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Samuelson Memorial Lectureship, Stockton, CA 1999

Visiting Professor, International Jerusalem Congress on Sports Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel, 1999

Presidential Guest Speaker, Japanese Arthroscopy Association Annual Meeting, Tokyo, Japan 2000

Keynote Speaker, International Society of the Knee, Austria, 2001

German Orthopaedic Trauma Society Distinguished Lecturer, Munich 2006

President, Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons 2006- 2007

John Sullivan Memorial Lectureship, New Zealand Orthopaedic Association 2008

John C. Kennedy Memorial Lectureship, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2009

The Lifetime Achievement Award from the Patellofemoral Foundation 2015

Etymology and the Orthopaedic Surgeon, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Convention, 1980, 1981, 1984

Eponyms and the Orthopaedic Surgeon, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Convention, 1982, 1983

Increased Patellar Metabolic Activity – A New Finding in Retropatellar Pain Syndrome, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Convention, January 1985

An Evolutionary Perspective of the Knee, Western Orthopaedic Association, October 1985

Correlation of Increased Scintigraphic Activity and Patellar Osseous Pathology in Young Adults with Anterior Knee Pain, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Convention, February 1986

An Evolutionary Perspective of the Knee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Convention, January 1987

Quantitative Assessment of Functional Knee Morphology by Means of Cine Computed Tomography, Orthopaedic Research Society, January 1987

Sequential Radionuclide Imaging of the Patellofemoral Joint in Young Adults with Anterior Knee Symptoms, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Convention, February 1988

Comparison of MRI and Technetium Scintigraphy in the Detection of Periarticular Increased Osseous Metabolic Activity of the Knee, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Convention, February 1993

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