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Cara A. Cipriano, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Orthopedics
Musculoskeletal Oncology
Orthopedic Surgery
Knee Reconstructive Surgery - Adult

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Sarcomas, bone tumors, soft tissue tumors, bone metastases, bone cysts, benign bone tumors, osteoarthritis, hip arthritis, knee arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis of the femoral head, hip replacement, knee replacement, hip revision, knee revision

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500

Center for Advanced Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Center

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

Suite: A
Floor: 6
Office Phone: (314) 514-3500

Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

5201 Midamerica Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63129

Office Phone: 314-514-3500

Education

Education

BA, English and Chemistry: Williams College, Williamstown, MA 2003
Medical Degree: Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2007
Residency, Orthopedic Surgery: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 2012
Fellowship, Musculoskeletal Oncology: University of Toronto, Toronto, ON 2014

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Vascularized Ulnar Transposition and Radioulnoscahpolunate Fusion With Volar Locking Plate in a Dorsal Position Following Resection of Giant Cell Tumor of the Distal Radius.
Van Handel AC, Galvez MG, Brogan DM, Boyer MI, Cipriano CA, Hirbe AC, Pet MA
Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2020 Feb 24; doi: 10.1097/BTH.0000000000000282.

PMID:
    32097249
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System physical function correlates with Toronto Extremity Salvage Score in an orthopaedic oncology population.
Ploetze KL, Dalton JF, Calfee RP, McDonald DJ, O'Keefe RJ, Cipriano CA
J Orthop Translat. 2019 Oct; 19143-150. doi: 10.1016/j.jot.2019.02.004.

PMID:
    31844622
    [PubMed]
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Sarcoma Surveillance: A Review of Current Evidence and Guidelines.
Cipriano CA, Jang E, Tyler W
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2020 Feb 15; 28(4)145-156. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-19-00002.

PMID:
    31651565
    [PubMed - in process]
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How Effective Are Noninvasive Tests for Diagnosing Malignant Peripheral Nerve Sheath Tumors in Patients with Neurofibromatosis Type 1? Diagnosing MPNST in NF1 Patients.
Schwabe M, Spiridonov S, Yanik EL, Jennings JW, Hillen T, Ponisio M, McDonald DJ, Dehdashti F, Cipriano CA
Sarcoma. 2019; 20194627521. doi: 10.1155/2019/4627521.

PMID:
    31354382
    [PubMed]
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Does Patellar Tendon Repair With Gastrocnemius Flap Augmentation Effectively Restore Active Extension After Proximal Tibial Sarcoma Resection?
Cipriano CA, Dalton J, McDonald DJ
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2019 Mar; 477(3)584-593. doi: 10.1097/CORR.0000000000000564.

PMID:
    30461516
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Osteolipoma of the knee.
Huynh TV, Cipriano CA, Hagemann IS, Friedman MV
Radiol Case Rep. 2017 Mar; 12(1)124-129. doi: 10.1016/j.radcr.2016.10.015.

PMID:
    28228894
    [PubMed]
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Malignant Transformation of a Giant Cell Tumor of Bone Treated with Denosumab: A Case Report.
Park A, Cipriano CA, Hill K, Kyriakos M, McDonald DJ
JBJS Case Connect. 2016 Jul-Sep; 6(3)e78. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.16.00024.

PMID:
    29252655
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hibernomas of the upper extremity: a case report and literature review.
Cipriano CA, Gray RR, Fernandez JJ
Hand (N Y). 2015 Sep; 10(3)547-9. doi: 10.1007/s11552-014-9726-7.

PMID:
    26330793
    [PubMed]
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Modular tapered implants for severe femoral bone loss in THA: reliable osseointegration but frequent complications.
Brown NM, Tetreault M, Cipriano CA, Della Valle CJ, Paprosky W, Sporer S
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Feb; 473(2)555-60. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3811-7.

PMID:
    25053289
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Frequent complications and severe bone loss associated with the repiphysis expandable distal femoral prosthesis.
Cipriano CA, Gruzinova IS, Frank RM, Gitelis S, Virkus WW
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015 Mar; 473(3)831-8. doi: 10.1007/s11999-014-3564-3.

PMID:
    24664193
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Intra-operative periprosthetic fractures associated with press fit stems in revision total knee arthroplasty: incidence, management, and outcomes.
Cipriano CA, Brown NM, Della Valle CJ, Moric M, Sporer SM
J Arthroplasty. 2013 Sep; 28(8)1310-3. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2012.10.003.

PMID:
    23523507
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Serum and synovial fluid analysis for diagnosing chronic periprosthetic infection in patients with inflammatory arthritis.
Cipriano CA, Brown NM, Michael AM, Moric M, Sporer SM, Della Valle CJ
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Apr 4; 94(7)594-600. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.01318.

PMID:
    22488615
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Use of the reamer-irrigator-aspirator may reduce tumor dissemination during intramedullary fixation of malignancies.
Cipriano CA, Arvanitis LD, Virkus WW
Orthopedics. 2012 Jan 16; 35(1)e48-52. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20111122-09.

PMID:
    22229613
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Dilute betadine lavage before closure for the prevention of acute postoperative deep periprosthetic joint infection.
Brown NM, Cipriano CA, Moric M, Sporer SM, Della Valle CJ
J Arthroplasty. 2012 Jan; 27(1)27-30. doi: 10.1016/j.arth.2011.03.034.

PMID:
    21550765
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Heterotopic ossification following traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury.
Cipriano CA, Pill SG, Keenan MA
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2009 Nov; 17(11)689-97.

PMID:
    19880679
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Recent advances toward the clinical application of PTH (1-34) in fracture healing.
Cipriano CA, Issack PS, Shindle L, Werner CM, Helfet DL, Lane JM
HSS J. 2009 Sep; 5(2)149-53. doi: 10.1007/s11420-009-9109-8.

PMID:
    19290582
    [PubMed]
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Metallosis after metal-on-polyethylene total hip arthroplasty.
Cipriano CA, Issack PS, Beksac B, Della Valle AG, Sculco TP, Salvati EA
Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2008 Feb; 37(2)E18-25.

PMID:
    18401490
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Bone and soft tissue tumors (benign and malignant, pediatric and adult), osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis