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Chi-Tsai Tang, MD

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery and Neurology
Director, PM&R Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship
Director, Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Specialty Areas

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Orthopedics
Physiatry
Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Languages

Mandarin

Areas of Clinical Interest

Dr. Tang has clinical expertise in medical acupuncture, with extensive training from both the United States and China. He evaluates and treats all musculoskeletal injuries using non-operative techniques. This includes acupuncture/dry needling, ultrasound guided injections, fluoroscopic guided lumbar and peripheral joint injections, etc. He has special training and expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasound, oftentimes using ultrasound to help with diagnosis of various conditions. Dr. Tang is also a member of the Living Well Center, which is a program that provides patients with a unique treatment approach to help them meet their health and wellness goals.

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center

14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO 63017

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500
Fax: (314) 514-3555

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

969 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Office Phone: 314-514-3500

Education

Education

Medical Degree: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 2004
Fellowship: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 2010
BSE: Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 2000
Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2009

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Method Comparison for Detection and Measurement of Rotator Cuff Tears: Office-Based Bedside Ultrasonography by a Single Physiatrist vs Imaging Center-Based Ultrasonography by 2 Expert Musculoskeletal Radiologists.
Tang CT, Decker G, Steger-May K, Middleton W, Teefey S
PM R. 2019 Oct 3; doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12256.

PMID:
    31583842
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Ultrasound Visualization of Radial Nerve Excursion During Acupuncture.
Tang CT, Cheng AL
Med Acupunct. 2019 Jun 1; 31(3)185-188. doi: 10.1089/acu.2019.1335.

PMID:
    31312289
    [PubMed]
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Poster 124 Use of Diagnostic Ultrasound for an Atypical Presentation of Low Back Pain in a Young Adult Male: A Case Report.
Creighton AP, Andrus CH, Tang CT
PM R. 2016 Sep; 8(9S)S202. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2016.07.166.

PMID:
    27672893
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The efficacy of lumbar epidural steroid injections: transforaminal, interlaminar, and caudal approaches.
Rho ME, Tang CT
Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am. 2011 Feb; 22(1)139-48. doi: 10.1016/j.pmr.2010.10.006.

PMID:
    21292150
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Venous thromboembolic events in the rehabilitation setting.
Kelly BM, Yoder BM, Tang CT, Wakefield TW
PM R. 2010 Jul; 2(7)647-63. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2010.03.029.

PMID:
    20659721
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Influence of needle type on the incidence of intravascular injection during transforaminal epidural injections: a comparison of short-bevel and long-bevel needles.
Smuck M, Yu AJ, Tang CT, Zemper E
Spine J. 2010 May; 10(5)367-71. doi: 10.1016/j.spinee.2009.12.018.

PMID:
    20171936
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Incidence of simultaneous epidural and vascular injection during cervical transforaminal epidural injections.
Smuck M, Tang CT, Fuller BJ
Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2009 Oct 1; 34(21)E751-5. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e3181b043d1.

PMID:
    19934794
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Integration of acupuncture into a Western Medicine practice, use of ultrasound in musculoskeletal medicine, shoulder disorders.