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Ida K. Fox, MD

Associate Professor, Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialty Areas

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Peripheral Nerve Injury
Breast Reconstruction
Hand and Wrist Surgery (Plastic/Reconstructive)

Board Certifications

Plastic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

General and microsurgical reconstruction, breast surgery, breast augmentation, post cancer reconstruction, peripheral nerve surgery, carpel tunnel, nerve compression, brachial plexus reconstruction, nerve injury, hand surgery, nerve tumors

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: G
Floor: 6

Education

Education

Fellowship: Hand and Microsurgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 2007
Residency: Plastic Surgery, University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY 2006
Research Fellowship: Peripheral Nerve, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2004
Residency: Plastic Surgery, University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital, 2002
Medical Degree: University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY 1999

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Surveillance and Prevention of Surgical Site Infections in Breast Oncologic Surgery with Immediate Reconstruction.
Olsen MA, Nickel KB, Fox IK
Curr Treat Options Infect Dis. 2017 Jun; 9(2)155-172. doi: 10.1007/s40506-017-0117-9.

PMID:
    28959143
    [PubMed]
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Comparison of Wound Complications After Immediate, Delayed, and Secondary Breast Reconstruction Procedures.
Olsen MA, Nickel KB, Fox IK, Margenthaler JA, Wallace AE, Fraser VJ
JAMA Surg. 2017 Sep 20; 152(9)e172338. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.2338.

PMID:
    28724125
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Difficult removal of subdermal contraceptive implants: a multidisciplinary approach involving a peripheral nerve expert.
Odom EB, Eisenberg DL, Fox IK
Contraception. 2017 Aug; 96(2)89-95. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2017.05.001.

PMID:
    28583591
    [PubMed - in process]
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THE EPIDEMIOLOGY AND OUTCOMES OF BREAST CANCER SURGERY.
Fraser VJ, Nickel KB, Fox IK, Margenthaler JA, Olsen MA
Trans Am Clin Climatol Assoc. 2016; 12746-58.

PMID:
    28066037
    [PubMed - in process]
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Nerve Transfers in Tetraplegia.
Fox IK
Hand Clin. 2016 May; 32(2)227-42. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2015.12.013.

PMID:
    27094894
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of Noninfectious Wound Complications after Mastectomy on Subsequent Surgical Procedures and Early Implant Loss.
Nickel KB, Fox IK, Margenthaler JA, Wallace AE, Fraser VJ, Olsen MA
J Am Coll Surg. 2016 May; 222(5)844-852.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.01.050.

PMID:
    27010582
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Development of a Risk Prediction Model to Individualize Risk Factors for Surgical Site Infection After Mastectomy.
Olsen MA, Nickel KB, Margenthaler JA, Fox IK, Ball KE, Mines D, Wallace AE, Colditz GA, Fraser VJ
Ann Surg Oncol. 2016 Aug; 23(8)2471-9. doi: 10.1245/s10434-015-5083-1.

PMID:
    26822880
    [PubMed - in process]
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Lower Trapezius Flap for Reconstruction of Posterior Scalp and Neck Defects after Complex Occipital-Cervical Surgeries.
Zenga J, Sharon JD, Santiago P, Nussenbaum B, Haughey BH, Fox IK, Myckatyn TM, Diaz JA, Chicoine MR
J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2015 Sep; 76(5)397-408. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1544123.

PMID:
    26401483
    [PubMed]
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Nerve Transfers to Restore Upper Extremity Function in Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: Update and Preliminary Outcomes.
Fox IK, Davidge KM, Novak CB, Hoben G, Kahn LC, Juknis N, Ruvinskaya R, Mackinnon SE
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct; 136(4)780-92. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000001641.

PMID:
    26397252
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Incidence of Surgical Site Infection Following Mastectomy With and Without Immediate Reconstruction Using Private Insurer Claims Data.
Olsen MA, Nickel KB, Fox IK, Margenthaler JA, Ball KE, Mines D, Wallace AE, Fraser VJ
Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2015 Aug; 36(8)907-14. doi: 10.1017/ice.2015.108.

PMID:
    26036877
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In reply.
Fox IK
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Apr; 40(4)858-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.12.010.

PMID:
    25813925
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Alternatives to sural nerve grafts in the upper extremity.
Poppler LH, Davidge K, Lu JC, Armstrong J, Fox IK, Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2015 Mar; 10(1)68-75. doi: 10.1007/s11552-014-9699-6.

PMID:
    25767423
    [PubMed]
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Use of peripheral nerve transfers in tetraplegia: evaluation of feasibility and morbidity.
Fox IK, Davidge KM, Novak CB, Hoben G, Kahn LC, Juknis N, Ruvinskaya R, Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2015 Mar; 10(1)60-7. doi: 10.1007/s11552-014-9677-z.

PMID:
    25767422
    [PubMed]
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In reply.
Fox IK
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Mar; 40(3)632-3. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.10.007.

PMID:
    25708441
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Principles of nerve repair in complex wounds of the upper extremity.
Moore AM, Wagner IJ, Fox IK
Semin Plast Surg. 2015 Feb; 29(1)40-7. doi: 10.1055/s-0035-1544169.

PMID:
    25685102
    [PubMed]
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Direct radial to ulnar nerve transfer to restore intrinsic muscle function in combined proximal median and ulnar nerve injury: case report and surgical technique.
Phillips BZ, Franco MJ, Yee A, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE, Fox IK
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jul; 39(7)1358-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.04.013.

PMID:
    24836915
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Axonal regeneration and motor neuron survival after microsurgical nerve reconstruction.
Fox IK, Brenner MJ, Johnson PJ, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE
Microsurgery. 2012 Oct; 32(7)552-62. doi: 10.1002/micr.22036.

PMID:
    22806696
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Axillary arterial catheter use associated with hand ischemia in a multi-trauma patient: case report and literature review.
Lipira AB, Mackinnon SE, Fox IK
J Clin Anesth. 2011 Jun; 23(4)325-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2010.07.006.

PMID:
    21663821
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Adult peripheral nerve disorders: nerve entrapment, repair, transfer, and brachial plexus disorders.
Fox IK, Mackinnon SE
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011 May; 127(5)105e-118e. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31820cf556.

PMID:
    21532404
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ropivacaine-induced peripheral nerve injection injury in the rodent model.
Whitlock EL, Brenner MJ, Fox IK, Moradzadeh A, Hunter DA, Mackinnon SE
Anesth Analg. 2010 Jul; 111(1)214-20. doi: 10.1213/ANE.0b013e3181de574e.

PMID:
    20442258
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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