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Alexander W. Aleem, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic labral repair, total and reverse shoulder replacement, total elbow replacement, reconstruction of tendon and ligament injuries in the shoulder and elbow, arthroscopy of the elbow, reconstruction of the acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joints, fracture fixation in shoulder and elbow. Rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, shoulder instability, shoulder and elbow arthritis, elbow instability, tendon and ligament injuries in the shoulder and elbow, fractures of the shoulder and elbow, biceps tendon injuries, injuries in the throwing athlete.

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  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Center

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

Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

5201 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63129

Suite: 1500
Office Phone: 314-514-3500

Education

Education

Fellowship, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery: The Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA 2016
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO 2015
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2010

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Correlation of Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) scores with legacy patient-reported outcome scores in patients undergoing rotator cuff repair.
Patterson BM, Orvets ND, Aleem AW, Keener JD, Calfee RP, Nixon DC, Chamberlain AM
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Jun; 27(6S)S17-S23. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2018.03.023.

PMID:
    29776469
    [PubMed - in process]
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Do magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography provide equivalent measures of rotator cuff muscle size in glenohumeral osteoarthritis?
Chalmers PN, Beck L, Stertz I, Aleem A, Keener JD, Henninger HB, Tashjian RZ
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 May 10; pii: S1058-2746(18)30224-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2018.03.015.

PMID:
    29754845
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Risk of Perforation Is High During Corrective Reaming of Retroverted Glenoids: A Computer Simulation Study.
Aleem AW, Orvets ND, Patterson BC, Chamberlain AM, Keener JD
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2018 Aug; 476(8)1612-1619. doi: 10.1007/s11999.0000000000000302.

PMID:
    29621028
    [PubMed - in process]
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Neer Award 2018: the effect of preoperative education on opioid consumption in patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair: a prospective, randomized clinical trial.
Syed UAM, Aleem AW, Wowkanech C, Weekes D, Freedman M, Tjoumakaris F, Abboud JA, Austin LS
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Jun; 27(6)962-967. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2018.02.039.

PMID:
    29599038
    [PubMed - in process]
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Total shoulder arthroplasty in patients with a B2 glenoid addressed with corrective reaming.
Orvets ND, Chamberlain AM, Patterson BM, Chalmers PN, Gosselin M, Salazar D, Aleem AW, Keener JD
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Jun; 27(6S)S58-S64. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2018.01.003.

PMID:
    29501223
    [PubMed - in process]
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Optimizing reverse shoulder arthroplasty component position in the setting of advanced arthritis with posterior glenoid erosion: a computer-enhanced range of motion analysis.
Keener JD, Patterson BM, Orvets N, Aleem AW, Chamberlain AM
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Feb; 27(2)339-349. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2017.09.011.

PMID:
    29332666
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Blood Glucose Levels in Diabetic Patients Following Corticosteroid Injections into the Subacromial Space of the Shoulder.
Aleem AW, Syed UAM, Nicholson T, Getz CL, Namdari S, Beredjiklian PK, Abboud JA
Arch Bone Jt Surg. 2017 Sep; 5(5)315-321.

PMID:
    29226203
    [PubMed]
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Incidence of peripheral nerve injury during shoulder arthroplasty when motor evoked potentials are monitored.
Aleem AW, Wilent WB, Narzikul AC, Kuntz AF, Chang ES, Williams GR, Abboud JA
J Clin Monit Comput. 2017 Nov 23; doi: 10.1007/s10877-017-0080-5.

PMID:
    29170861
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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What's New in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery.
Chamberlain AM, Aleem A, Keener JD
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Oct 18; 99(20)1780-1786. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.00756.

PMID:
    29040133
    [PubMed - in process]
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Functional outcomes of distal triceps tendon repair comparing transosseous bone tunnels with suture anchor constructs.
Horneff JG 3rd, Aleem A, Nicholson T, Lervick G, Murthi A, Sethi P, Getz C, Lazarus MD, Ramsey ML, Abboud JA, Tashjian R
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Dec; 26(12)2213-2219. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2017.08.006.

PMID:
    29032989
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of Humeral Component Version on Outcomes in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty.
Aleem AW, Feeley BT, Austin LS, Ma CB, Krupp RJ, Ramsey ML, Getz CL
Orthopedics. 2017 May 1; 40(3)179-186. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20170117-04.

PMID:
    28112785
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Functional outcomes after bilateral arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.
Aleem AW, Syed UA, Wascher J, Zoga AC, Close K, Abboud JA, Cohen SB
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2016 Oct; 25(10)1668-73. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2016.01.027.

PMID:
    27066966
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Predictors of surgical revision after in situ decompression of the ulnar nerve.
Krogue JD, Aleem AW, Osei DA, Goldfarb CA, Calfee RP
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015 Apr; 24(4)634-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2014.12.015.

PMID:
    25660241
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Spinal Cord Monitoring Data in Pediatric Spinal Deformity Patients With Spinal Cord Pathology.
Aleem AW, Thuet ED, Padberg AM, Wallendorf M, Luhmann SJ
Spine Deform. 2015 Jan; 3(1)88-94. doi: 10.1016/j.jspd.2014.06.011.

PMID:
    27927457
    [PubMed]
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Outcomes of revision surgery for cubital tunnel syndrome.
Aleem AW, Krogue JD, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Nov; 39(11)2141-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.07.013.

PMID:
    25169417
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The transverse bone in cleft hand: a case cohort analysis of outcome after surgical reconstruction.
Aleem AW, Wall LB, Manske MC, Calhoun V, Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Feb; 39(2)226-36. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.11.002.

PMID:
    24359797
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Outcomes of rotator cuff surgery: what does the evidence tell us?
Aleem AW, Brophy RH
Clin Sports Med. 2012 Oct; 31(4)665-74. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2012.07.004.

PMID:
    23040552
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Total knee arthroplasty: factors associated with patient compliance with followup.
Aleem A, Clohisy JC, Steger-May K, Kamath G, Wright RW
J Surg Orthop Adv. 2011 Fall; 20(3)182-7.

PMID:
    22214143
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Clinical outcomes research on shoulder replacement surgery, biomechanics of shoulder replacements, and long-term clinical outcomes of rotator cuff repair. Additional research interests include development of new implant designs and value-based research in shoulder and elbow surgery.