Aaron Krych, M.D.

Physician - Orthopedic Surgery

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Undergraduate Studies

Saint John’s University – Collegeville, MN

Medical School

Mayo Medical School – Rochester, MN  


Mayo Clinic Department of Orthopedic Surgery – Rochester, MN 


Orthopedic Sports Medicine and Shoulder –  Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY 


  • MOCA (Metrics of Osteochondral Allografts) group (2017-present)
  • ROCK (Research in Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Knee) group (2016-present)
  • Orthopedic Research Society Meniscus Study Section (2016-present)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America (2009-present)
  • American Orthopedic Society Sports Medicine (2011-present)
  • International Cartilage Repair Society (2012-present)
  • International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (2013-present)
  • Mid-America Orthopedic Association (2010-present)
  • Minnesota Orthopedic Society (2013-present)
  • Team Physician, Rochester Community Technical College Football (2014 – present)
  • Team Physician, John Marshall High School Football (2011-present)
  • Team Physician, New York Giants Football Team, East Rutherford, New Jersey (2010 – 2011)
  • Team Physician, Saint John’s University men’s and women’s soccer & men’s and women’s basketball Queens, New York (2010 – 2011)

Professional Interests

  • Meniscus repair and transplantation
  • Knee cartilage restoration
  • Realignment surgery with osteotomy and knee ligament reconstruction
  • ACL injuries and treatment
  • Hip cartilage restoration
  • Surgical treatment of femoroacetabular impingement (FAI)
  • Youth athletes with articular cartilage defects of the hip
  • Research: improving cartilage allograft through a living donor allograft program, mesenchymal stem cell (MSC) injection for hip and knee arthritis, meniscus repair, and single stage cell-based cartilage repair for the knee and hip

Personal Interests

Dr. Krych’s hope is that through his research, patients of all activity levels and ages can be treated with joint preservation strategies to optimize homeostasis of the hip and knee joint, and prevent or delay joint replacement.   

In addition, young athletes with articular cartilage defects present a unique challenge to the field of cartilage restoration, as these athletes are determined to return to very high demand activities.  We have demonstrated that overall the return to athletic activity is moderate, but clearly leaves room for improvement in clinical outcomes.  We are developing strategies through our research to optimize outcomes.   

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