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Jonathan O Wright, MD

Assistant Professor

Division: Hand and Upper Extremity Make a Gift
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About Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright, MD is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He also serves our country’s veterans at the Malcom Randall Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He earned his undergraduate degree in mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, from Brigham Young University. He received is medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

Dr. Wright completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan and an orthopaedic surgery, shoulder and elbow fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine. During his training, Dr. Wright developed a passion for teaching, serving as a teaching assistant during medical school as well as an MCAT preparation instructor.

Dr. Wright's clinical practice focuses on the upper extremity, from the clavicle down to the elbow. He performs both arthroscopic and open surgeries, including computer-navigated primary and revision shoulder replacements, primary and revision arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs, arthroscopic labral repairs, elbow arthroscopy, primary and revision elbow replacements, and Tommy John surgery among many other procedures.

He has published various works in several of the top Orthopaedic Surgery journals including the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery Family of Journals, The Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, and he has received research funding from AOTrauma North America.

He is a member of several national organizations including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. Additionally, he serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.

Ratings & Reviews

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May 18, 2023

May 11, 2023
Great PA (Katharine Franz) and Doctor (Dr. Jonathon Wright)

April 26, 2023
Dr. Wright explained my xrays, proposed options for optimum treatment, and included me at every step of the plan of care.

April 13, 2023
Excellent doctor! Would highly recommend.

March 30, 2023
Excellent - very thorough, clear & to the point - highly recommend

March 25, 2023
Dr Wright and Team First class service10++++STARS


  • AOTrauma North America Resident Research Support Grant
    2017 - William Beaumont Hospital
  • NHLBI Training Grant
    2010 - Washington University in St. Louis
  • ORCA Grant for Undergraduate Research
    2009 - Brigham Young University
  • ORCA Grant for Undergraduate Research
    2008 - Brigham Young University

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified
    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Profile


  • Orthopaedic Surgery


Areas of Interest

  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Dislocation
  • Elbow replacement
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Tendon repair
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tennis elbow surgery

Research Profile

Dr. Wright’s research endeavors have included both clinical and translational research. He has worked on multiple published studies assessing outcomes following shoulder arthroplasty and continues to pursue studies along with the other shoulder surgeons at the University of Florida looking at pre- and post-operative factors that affect patient outcomes.

He was the primary investigator on a grant from AOTrauma North America investigating the use of a novel antibiotic coating to prevent pin-tract infections and is currently involved in a clinical trial assessing the efficacy of hydrogen peroxide application to the deep dermis during shoulder arthroplasty to reduce C. acnes contamination.

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Areas of Interest

  • Acromioclavicular joint reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic labral repair
  • Assessing outcomes following shoulder arthroplasty
  • Cubital tunnel decompression
  • Primary and revision arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Primary and revision total elbow replacement
  • Primary and revision total shoulder replacement, both anatomic and reverse
  • Shoulder superior capsular reconstruction
  • Upper extremity fractures and shoulder/elbow dislocations


  • 2023
    Early clinical outcomes following navigation-assisted baseplate fixation in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty: a matched cohort study
    Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 32(2):302-309. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jse.2022.07.007.
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  • 2023
    Larger-diameter trunnions and bolt-reinforced taper junctions are associated with less tribocorrosion in reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
    Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 32(1):201-212. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jse.2022.08.018.
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  • 2023
    Survivorship after reverse total shoulder arthroplasty and predictors of 1-year and overall mortality
    Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 32(1):e1-e10. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jse.2022.06.030.
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  • 2022
    Anesthetic Implications for Patients With Implanted Hypoglossal Nerve Stimulators: A Case Report.
    Cureus. 14(1). [DOI] 10.7759/cureus.21424. [PMID] 35198329.
    1 citation  | PubMed  | Publisher's Site 
  • 2022
    Association Between Preoperative Shoulder Strength and Clinical Outcomes After Primary Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.
    The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 30(9):e730-e740. [DOI] 10.5435/JAAOS-D-21-00945. [PMID] 35171873.
    1 citation  | PubMed  | Publisher's Site 
  • 2022
    Comparison of Clinical Outcomes of Revision Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty For Failed Primary Anatomic Versus Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty
    JSES International. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jseint.2022.11.003.
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  • 2022
    Current trends in patient-reported outcome measures for clavicle fractures: a focused systematic review of 11 influential orthopaedic journals.
    Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery. 31(2):e58-e67. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jse.2021.08.034. [PMID] 34619348.
    1 citation  | PubMed  | Publisher's Site 
  • 2022
    Influence of glenoid wear pattern on glenoid component placement accuracy in shoulder arthroplasty
    JSES International. 6(2):200-208. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jseint.2021.11.021. [PMID] 35252914.
    1 citation  | PubMed  | Publisher's Site 
  • 2022
    Rate of improvement in shoulder strength after anatomic and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
    JSES International. 6(2):247-252. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jseint.2021.11.002. [PMID] 35252921.
    2 citations  | PubMed  | Publisher's Site 
  • 2022
    Severe acromioclavicular joint osteoarthritis is associated with acromial stress fractures after reverse shoulder arthroplasty
    JSES International. 6(2):236-240. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jseint.2021.11.008. [PMID] 35252919.
    PubMed  | Publisher's Site 
  • 2022
    Survivorship Analysis of Revision Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
    Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. [DOI] 10.1016/j.jse.2022.11.024.
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  • 2021
    Applying the new shoulder periprosthetic joint infection consensus definition to a case series of revision shoulder arthroplasty procedures to assess concordance between consensus definitions and diagnoses
    Seminars in Arthroplasty: JSES. 31(3):571-580. [DOI] 10.1053/j.sart.2021.03.007.
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  • 2020
    Outcomes for reverse total shoulder arthroplasty after failed open reduction internal fixation versus primary reverse total shoulder arthroplasty for proximal humerus fractures
    Seminars in Arthroplasty: JSES. 30(2):111-116. [DOI] 10.1053/j.sart.2020.06.005.
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  • 2020
    Prospective, Blinded, Randomized Controlled Trial of Stemless Versus Stemmed Humeral Components in Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty: Results at Short-Term Follow-up.
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 102(22):1974-1984. [DOI] 10.2106/JBJS.19.01478. [PMID] 33208640.
    11 citations  | PubMed  | Publisher's Site 
  • 2019
    Uncemented Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty as Initial Treatment for Comminuted Proximal Humerus Fractures.
    Journal of orthopaedic trauma. 33(7):e263-e269. [DOI] 10.1097/BOT.0000000000001465. [PMID] 30844960.
    24 citations  | PubMed  | Publisher's Site 
  • 2016
    Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament: A Comparison of the Anterolateral and Posteromedial Bundles.
    The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume. 98(19):1656-1664. [PMID] 27707852.
    12 citations  | PubMed 
  • 2015
    Complex Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: Management of Valgus Knee
    Complex Primary and Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. 13-27. [DOI] 10.1007/978-3-319-18350-3_2.
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  • 2013
    Cutting edge: Conditional MHC class II expression reveals a limited role for B cell antigen presentation in primary and secondary CD4 T cell responses.
    Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 191(2):545-50. [DOI] 10.4049/jimmunol.1201598. [PMID] 23772037.
    26 citations  | PubMed  | Publisher's Site 
  • 2012
    In vitro evaluation of the potential for resistance development to ceragenin CSA-13
    Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy. 67(11):2665-2672. [DOI] 10.1093/jac/dks276. [PMID] 22899801.
    56 citations  | PubMed  | Publisher's Site 
  • 2010
    Depolarization, Bacterial Membrane Composition, and the Antimicrobial Action of Ceragenins
    Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. 54(9):3708-3713. [DOI] 10.1128/aac.00380-10.
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  • 2009
    Activities of Ceragenin CSA-13 Against Established Biofilms in an In Vitro Model of Catheter Decolonization
    Anti-Infective Agents in Medicinal Chemistry. 8(4):290-294. [DOI] 10.2174/187152109789760225.
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  • Fellowship in Should and Elbow Surgery
    2020-2021 - University of Florida
  • Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
    2015-2020 - William Beaumont Hospital at Beaumont Health
  • Medical Degree
    2010-2015 - Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
    2006-2010 - Brigham Young University
  • Cadet
    2003-2004 - United States Air Force Academy

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