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Abby Ling-Lee Cheng, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Orthopedics
Physiatry
Musculoskeletal Injuries
Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Conditions: Young adult hip problems; sports-related injuries; overuse injuries; acute injuries; joint, tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries; osteoarthritis; hip, knee, foot/ankle, shoulder, and elbow pain; herniated discs; radiculopathy (sciatica); back pain; pregnancy-related musculoskeletal pain; injuries in Ultimate frisbee, tennis, basketball, and soccer players; injuries in musicians
Common procedures: Ultrasound-guided injections, fluoroscopically-guided injections, musculoskeletal and neuromuscular ultrasound, and electrodiagnostic studies (EMG/NCS).

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

Center for Advanced Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110
Phone: 314-514-3500

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Office Phone: 314-514-3500

Education

Education

Fellowship, Sports Medicine: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2018
Residency, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Northwestern University / Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago / Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Chicago, IL 2017
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2013

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Ultrasound Visualization of Radial Nerve Excursion During Acupuncture.
Tang CT, Cheng AL
Med Acupunct. 2019 Jun 1; 31(3)185-188. doi: 10.1089/acu.2019.1335.

PMID:
    31312289
    [PubMed]
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Hip Radiograph Findings in Patients Aged 40 Years and Under with Posterior Pelvic Pain.
Prather H, Decker G, Bonnette M, Simpson S, Hunt D, Sahrmann S, Cheng A, Nepple J
PM R. 2019 Aug; 11 Suppl 1S46-S53. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12180.

PMID:
    31059595
    [PubMed - in process]
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Are Hip Physical Examination Findings Predictive of Future Lower Body Injury Rates in Elite Adolescent Female Soccer Athletes at Minimum 5-Year Follow-Up?
Cheng AL, Merlo JA, Hunt D, Yemm T, Brophy RH, Prather H
J Sport Rehabil. 2019 Apr 29; 1-26. doi: 10.1123/jsr.2018-0350.

PMID:
    31034343
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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PROMIS Physical and Emotional Health Scores Are Worse in Musculoskeletal Patients Presenting to Physiatrists than to Other Orthopedic Specialists.
Cheng AL, Calfee R, Colditz G, Prather H
PM R. 2019 Jun; 11(6)604-612. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12068.

PMID:
    30609319
    [PubMed - in process]
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Association of Hip Radiograph Findings With Pain and Function in Patients Presenting With Low Back Pain.
Prather H, Cheng A, Steger-May K, Maheshwari V, VanDillen L
PM R. 2018 Jan; 10(1)11-18. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2017.06.003.

PMID:
    28629805
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hip and Lumbar Spine Physical Examination Findings in People Presenting With Low Back Pain, With or Without Lower Extremity Pain.
Prather H, Cheng A, Steger-May K, Maheshwari V, Van Dillen L
J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Mar; 47(3)163-172. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2017.6567.

PMID:
    28158964
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Response to Letter by Dr. Malanga.
Rho M, Camacho-Soto A, Cheng A
Pain Med. 2017 Jun 1; 18(6)1196. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnw295.

PMID:
    28057812
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Poster 67 Runner's Dystonia Presenting as Leg Pain: A Case Report.
Cheng AL, Bennis S, Sliwa JA
PM R. 2016 Sep; 8(9S)S183. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.07.110.

PMID:
    27672835
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Deconstructing Chronic Low Back Pain in the Older Adult-Step by Step Evidence and Expert-Based Recommendations for Evaluation and Treatment. Part VIII: Lateral Hip and Thigh Pain.
Rho M, Camacho-Soto A, Cheng A, Havran M, Morone NE, Rodriguez E, Shega J, Weiner DK
Pain Med. 2016 Jun 21; pii: pnw111.

PMID:
    27330155
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Diagnosis and Treatment of Hip Girdle Pain in the Athlete.
Prather H, Cheng A
PM R. 2016 Mar; 8(3 Suppl)S45-60. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2015.12.009.

PMID:
    26972267
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Protease-activated receptors 1 and 4 mediate thrombin signaling in endothelial cells.
Kataoka H, Hamilton JR, McKemy DD, Camerer E, Zheng YW, Cheng A, Griffin C, Coughlin SR
Blood. 2003 Nov 1; 102(9)3224-31.

PMID:
    12869501
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Young adult hip disorders; comprehensive patient-centered musculoskeletal care; acupuncture; injuries in young athletes.