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Charles A. Goldfarb, MD

Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Medical Director, Orthopedic Center, Chesterfield
Chief, Orthopedic Surgery, St. Louis Children's Hospital
Co-Chief, Hand and Wrist Service

Specialty Areas

Orthopedic Surgery
Hand and Upper Extremity (Orthopedic)
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Hand and Wrist Surgery (Orthopedic)

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Shriners Hospital for Children - St. Louis

Areas of Clinical Interest

Surgery of the hand, wrist, and elbow, particularly sports related injuries for athletes of all ages and levels as well as congenital hand conditions, work- related injuries, nerve conditions, and traumatic reconstruction.

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Children's Specialty Care Center

13001 North Outer Forty
St. Louis, MO 63017

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 314-514-3500

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500

Center for Advanced Medicine
Orthopedic Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: A
Floor: 6
Office Phone: (314) 514-3500
Fax: (314) 747-2643

Education

Education

Fellowship: Hand and Wrist Surgery, University of Cincinnati/Hand Surgery Specialists, Cincinnati, Ohio 2002
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 2001
Medical Degree: University of Alabama School of Medicine, Huntsville, Alabama 1996
B.A.: Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts 1992

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Intraobserver and Interobserver Reliability of the Oberg-Manske-Tonkin (OMT) Classification: Establishing a Registry on Congenital Upper Limb Differences.
Bae DS, Canizares MF, Miller PE, Roberts S, Vuillermin C, Wall LB, Waters PM, Goldfarb CA
J Pediatr Orthop. 2016 Feb 2;

PMID:
    26840275
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Parental Assessment of Status of Congenital Upper Limb Differences: Analysis of the Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument.
Wall LB, Shen T, Roberts S, Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Jan 16; pii: S0363-5023(15)01574-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.12.004.

PMID:
    26787405
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The Impact of Uninterrupted Warfarin on Hand and Wrist Surgery.
Bogunovic L, Gelberman RH, Goldfarb CA, Boyer MI, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Nov; 40(11)2133-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.07.037.

PMID:
    26432767
    [PubMed - in process]
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Synpolydactyly of the hand: a radiographic classification.
Wall LB, Bae DS, Oishi SN, Calfee RP, Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2015 Aug 12; pii: 1753193415598281.

PMID:
    26269507
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Reconstruction for Type IV Radial Polydactyly.
Wall LB, Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Sep; 40(9)1873-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.06.097.

PMID:
    26248698
    [PubMed - in process]
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Defining Features of the Upper Extremity in Holt-Oram Syndrome.
Wall LB, Piper SL, Habenicht R, Oishi SN, Ezaki M, Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Sep; 40(9)1764-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.06.102.

PMID:
    26243320
    [PubMed - in process]
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Paul R. Manske 2014 Award for the Best Upper Extremity Congenital Research Manuscript.
Goldfarb CA, Van Heest A, James M, McCarroll HR
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Aug; 40(8)1715. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.05.027.

PMID:
    26213201
    [PubMed - in process]
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Factors associated with failure of nonoperative treatment in lateral epicondylitis.
Knutsen EJ, Calfee RP, Chen RE, Goldfarb CA, Park KW, Osei DA
Am J Sports Med. 2015 Sep; 43(9)2133-7. doi: 10.1177/0363546515590220.

PMID:
    26122386
    [PubMed - in process]
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Prenatal Detection of Upper Limb Differences With Obstetric Ultrasound.
Piper SL, Dicke JM, Wall LB, Shen TS, Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Jul; 40(7)1310-1317.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.04.013.

PMID:
    26026354
    [PubMed - in process]
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Development of novel 3D-printed robotic prosthetic for transradial amputees.
Gretsch KF, Lather HD, Peddada KV, Deeken CR, Wall LB, Goldfarb CA
Prosthet Orthot Int. 2015 May 1; pii: 0309364615579317.

PMID:
    25934422
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Osteotomy for clinodactyly.
Goldfarb CA, Wall LB
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Jun; 40(6)1220-4. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.03.003.

PMID:
    25892713
    [PubMed - in process]
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Outcomes of opening wedge osteotomy to correct angular deformity in little finger clinodactyly.
Piper SL, Goldfarb CA, Wall LB
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 May; 40(5)908-13.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.01.017.

PMID:
    25754787
    [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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Epidemiology of congenital upper limb anomalies in a midwest United States population: an assessment using the Oberg, Manske, and Tonkin classification.
Goldfarb CA, Wall LB, Bohn DC, Moen P, Van Heest AE
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Jan; 40(1)127-32.e1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.10.038.

PMID:
    25534840
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The utility of ultrasound for the detection of fetal limb abnormalities--a 20-year single-center experience.
Dicke JM, Piper SL, Goldfarb CA
Prenat Diagn. 2015 Apr; 35(4)348-53. doi: 10.1002/pd.4546.

PMID:
    25475832
    [PubMed - in process]
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Thumb ulnar collateral and radial collateral ligament injuries.
Schroeder NS, Goldfarb CA
Clin Sports Med. 2015 Jan; 34(1)117-26. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2014.09.004.

PMID:
    25455399
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Paul R. Manske 2013 Award for the Best Upper Extremity Congenital Research Manuscript.
Goldfarb CA, Van Heest A, James M, McCarroll HR
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Oct; 39(10)2119. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.07.033.

PMID:
    25257492
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The efficacy of 95-Hz topical vibration in pain reduction for trigger finger injection: a placebo-controlled, prospective, randomized trial.
Park KW, Boyer MI, Calfee RP, Goldfarb CA, Osei DA
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Nov; 39(11)2203-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.07.047.

PMID:
    25218139
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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What's new in pediatric orthopaedics: hand and upper extremity update.
Bae DS, Goldfarb CA
J Pediatr Orthop. 2014 Oct-Nov; 34 Suppl 1S63-7. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000289.

PMID:
    25207740
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Madelung's Deformity.
Knutsen EJ, Goldfarb CA
Hand (N Y). 2014 Sep; 9(3)289-91. doi: 10.1007/s11552-014-9633-y.

PMID:
    25191158
    [PubMed]
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Areas of Research Interest

Dr. Goldfarb’s primary research focus is the assessment of functional and aesthetic outcomes in congenital anomalies with a secondary focus on outcomes for common upper extremity conditions.