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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
  • Financial Disclosures

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis 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

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
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

It Is All About Value Now: The Data You Need to Collect and How to Do It: AOA Critical Issues.
Lieberman JR, Bozic KJ, Mallon WJ, Goldfarb CA
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Aug 15; 100(16)e110. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.01539.

PMID:
    30106831
    [PubMed - in process]
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Radiologic Evaluation of the Distal Radius Indices in Early And Late Childhood.
Hosseinzadeh P, Olson D, Eads R, Jaglowicz A, Goldfarb CA, Riley SA
Iowa Orthop J. 2018; 38137-140.

PMID:
    30104936
    [PubMed - in process]
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Performance of Pediatric PROMIS CATs in Children With Upper Extremity Fractures.
Gerull WD, Okoroafor UC, Guattery J, Goldfarb CA, Wall LB, Calfee RP
Hand (N Y). 2018 Aug 6; 1558944718793195. doi: 10.1177/1558944718793195.

PMID:
    30081662
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Surgical transposition for chronic instability of the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon.
Fram B, Wall LB, Gelberman RH, Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2018 Jan 1; 1753193418773036. doi: 10.1177/1753193418773036.

PMID:
    29742949
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Camptodactyly Treatment for the Lesser Digits.
Wall LB, Ezaki M, Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Sep; 43(9)874.e1-874.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2018.03.023.

PMID:
    29691077
    [PubMed - in process]
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Treating Congenital Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Contracture.
Yannascoli SM, Goldfarb CA
Hand Clin. 2018 May; 34(2)237-249. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2017.12.013.

PMID:
    29625643
    [PubMed - in process]
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A Prospective Observational Assessment of Unicortical Distal Screw Placement During Volar Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures.
Dardas AZ, Goldfarb CA, Boyer MI, Osei DA, Dy CJ, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Am. 2018 May; 43(5)448-454. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.12.018.

PMID:
    29395586
    [PubMed - in process]
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Arthroscopic Diagnosis of the Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Foveal Tear: A Cadaver Assessment.
Trehan SK, Wall LB, Calfee RP, Shen TS, Dy CJ, Yannascoli SM, Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Jul; 43(7)680.e1-680.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.12.017.

PMID:
    29395584
    [PubMed - in process]
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Letter about a Published Paper.
Goldfarb CA, Wall LB, Calfee RP, Bae DS, Oishi SN
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2018 Feb; 43(2)219. doi: 10.1177/1753193417741386.

PMID:
    29378494
    [PubMed - in process]
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Patient Preferences and Utilization of Online Resources for Patients Treated in Hand Surgery Practices.
Rao AJ, Dy CJ, Goldfarb CA, Cohen MS, Wysocki RW
Hand (N Y). 2018 Jan 1; 1558944717744340. doi: 10.1177/1558944717744340.

PMID:
    29303000
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Functional Impact of Congenital Hand Differences: Early Results From the Congenital Upper Limb Differences (CoULD) Registry.
Bae DS, Canizares MF, Miller PE, Waters PM, Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Apr; 43(4)321-330. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.10.006.

PMID:
    29241842
    [PubMed - in process]
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Comparative Morbidity of Cubital Tunnel Surgeries: A Prospective Cohort Study.
Staples R, London DA, Dardas AZ, Goldfarb CA, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Mar; 43(3)207-213. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.10.033.

PMID:
    29223632
    [PubMed - in process]
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Return to Play and Complications After Hook of the Hamate Fracture Surgery.
Bansal A, Carlan D, Moley J, Goodson H, Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Oct; 42(10)803-809. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.06.108.

PMID:
    28844776
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Response to "Observation About 'Open Surgical Release of Posttraumatic Elbow Contracture in Children and Adolescents'".
Piper SL, Lattanza LL, Wall LB, Goldfarb CA
J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Oct/Nov; 37(7)e450. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000001033.

PMID:
    28614290
    [PubMed]
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Long-Term Outcomes of Huber Opposition Transfer for Augmenting Hypoplastic Thumb Function.
Wall LB, Patel A, Roberts S, Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Aug; 42(8)657.e1-657.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.03.035.

PMID:
    28479224
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Central Slip Fracture: Results of Operative Treatment of Volar Fracture Subluxations/Dislocations of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint.
Meyer ZI, Goldfarb CA, Calfee RP, Wall LB
J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Jul; 42(7)572.e1-572.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.03.030.

PMID:
    28476538
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Distal Humerus External Rotation Osteotomy for Hand Position in Arthrogryposis.
Wall LB, Calhoun V, Roberts S, Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Jun; 42(6)473.e1-473.e7. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.03.002.

PMID:
    28389082
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The (in)stability of 21st century orthopedic patient contact information and its implications on clinical research: A cross-sectional study.
London DA, Stepan JG, Goldfarb CA, Boyer MI, Calfee RP
Clin Trials. 2017 Apr; 14(2)187-191. doi: 10.1177/1740774516677275.

PMID:
    28359191
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Erratum to: 6-week radiographs unsuitable for diagnosis of suspected scaphoid fractures.
Mallee WH, Mellema JJ, Guitton TG, Goslings JC, Ring D, Doornberg JN, Science of Variation Group.
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2017 May; 137(5)733. doi: 10.1007/s00402-017-2663-5.

PMID:
    28283742
    [PubMed - in process]
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Locking Plate Arthrodesis Compares Favorably with LRTI for Thumb Trapeziometacarpal Arthrosis: Early Outcomes from a Longitudinal Cohort Study.
Kazmers NH, Hippensteel KJ, Calfee RP, Wall LB, Boyer MI, Goldfarb CA, Gelberman RH, Osei DA
HSS J. 2017 Feb; 13(1)54-60. doi: 10.1007/s11420-016-9527-3.

PMID:
    28167875
    [PubMed]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians and health professionals are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians and health professionals work collaboratively with pharmaceutical, medical device or other medical care related companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our physicians and health professionals have an ownership or potential ownership interest in a commercial company; and/or are paid by a commercial company to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians or health professionals must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this website, physicians and health professionals earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following financial interests during calendar year 2017:

Company Name: Arthrex

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $1 - $9,999

Speaker Fees: $1 - $9,999

Reporting Date: May 01, 2018

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.