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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

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
Phone: 314-514-3500

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

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. 2017 Dec 11; pii: S0363-5023(16)31066-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.10.006.

PMID:
    29241842
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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. 2017 Dec 6; pii: S0363-5023(17)30341-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.10.033.

PMID:
    29223632
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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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Open Surgical Release of Posttraumatic Elbow Contracture in Children and Adolescents.
Piper SL, Lattanza LL, Shen TS, Wall LB, Goldfarb CA
J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Jan 18; doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000923.

PMID:
    28106674
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Ambulatory Surgical Centers: A Review of Complications and Adverse Events.
Goldfarb CA, Bansal A, Brophy RH
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2017 Jan; 25(1)12-22. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-15-00632.

PMID:
    28002212
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Diagnosis, Treatment, and Return to Play for Four Common Sports Injuries of the Hand and Wrist.
Goldfarb CA, Puri SK, Carlson MG
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016 Dec; 24(12)853-862.

PMID:
    27792055
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Interpretation of Post-operative Distal Humerus Radiographs After Internal Fixation: Prediction of Later Loss of Fixation.
Claessen FMAP, Stoop N, Doornberg JN, Guitton TG, van den Bekerom MPJ, Ring D, Science of Variation Group.
J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Oct; 41(10)e337-e341. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.07.094.

PMID:
    27522299
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Paul R. Manske 2015 Award for the Best Upper Extremity Congenital Research Manuscript.
Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Sep; 41(9)e325. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.05.019.

PMID:
    27402368
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cerebral Palsy Tendon Transfers: Flexor Carpi Ulnaris to Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis and Extensor Pollicis Longus Reroutement.
Bansal A, Wall LB, Goldfarb CA
Hand Clin. 2016 Aug; 32(3)423-30. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2016.03.010.

PMID:
    27387086
    [PubMed - in process]
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Tendon Transfers for the Hypoplastic Thumb.
Wall LB, Goldfarb CA
Hand Clin. 2016 Aug; 32(3)417-21. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2016.03.012.

PMID:
    27387085
    [PubMed - in process]
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The Clinical Practice Guideline on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Workers' Compensation.
Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Jun; 41(6)723-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.04.003.

PMID:
    27113907
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Prevalence of Congenital Hand and Upper Extremity Anomalies Based Upon the New York Congenital Malformations Registry.
Goldfarb CA, Shaw N, Steffen JA, Wall LB
J Pediatr Orthop. 2017 Mar; 37(2)144-148. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0000000000000748.

PMID:
    27078227
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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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.