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Jeffrey E. Johnson, MD

Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery/Reconstruction
Foot and Ankle Reconstruction

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Shriners Hospital for Children - St. Louis
VA Medical Center - St. Louis - John Cochran Division
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Orthopedics, all adult and adolescent foot and ankle orthopedic disorders, including sports injuries of the foot and ankle, arthritis, neuromuscular disease, congenital deformities, flatfoot deformities, Achilles tendon problems, rheumatoid arthritis, bunions, ankle arthroscopy, foot trauma and foot complications of diabetes, ankle replacement

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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: 314-454-8865

Shriners Hospitals for Children

4400 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: (314) 514-3500



Fellowship: Foot and Ankle Surgery, University of Texas, Houston, Texas 1987
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic and Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota 1987
Medical Degree: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington D.C. 1980

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Klein SE, Chu J, McCormick JJ, Johnson JE: Evaluation of peripheral neuropathy of unknown origin in an outpatient foot and ankle practice. Foot Ankle Intl, Accepted Mar 2015.


Luk PC, Johnson JE, McCormick JJ, Klein SE: First metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis technique with interposition allograft bone block. Foot Ankle Intl, Accepted Feb 2015.


Manske MC, McKeon KE, Johnson JE, McCormick JJ, Klein SE: Arterial Anatomy of the Tibialis Posterior Tendon. Foot Ankle Intl, 2015;36(4):436-443.


Hastings MK, Woodburn J, Mueller MJ, Strube MJ, Johnson JE, Sinacore DR: Kinematics and Kinetics of Single-Limb Heel Rise in Diabetes Related Medial Column Foot Deformity, Clinical Biomech. 2014;29(9)1016-22.


Gelber JR, Sinacore DR, Strube MJ, Mueller MJ , Johnson JE, Prior FW, Hastings MK: Windlass mechanism in individuals with diabetes mellitus, peripheral neuropathy and low medial longitudinal arch height, Foot Ankle Intl, 2014;35(8):816-24.


Johnson JE, McCormick JJ: Modified oblique Keller capsular interposition arthroplasty (MOKCIA) for treatment of late-stage hallux rigidus, Foot Ankle Intl, 2014;35(4):415-422.


Hastings MK, Woodburn J, Mueller MJ, Strube MJ, Johnson JE, Beckert KS, Stein ML, Sinacore DR: Radiographic-directed local coordinate systems critical in kinematic analysis of walking in diabetes-related medial column foot deformity, Gait & Posture, 2014;40(1):128-33


Kraus, JC, Fischer MT, McCormick JJ, Klein SE, Johnson JE: Geometry of the lateral sliding, closing wedge calcaneal osteotomy: Review of the two methods and technical tip to minimize shortening. Foot Ankle Intl, 2013;35(3):238-242


Kraus, JC, McKeon KE, Johnson JE, McCormick JJ, Klein SE: Intraosseous and extraosseous blood supply to the medial cuneiform: Implications for dorsal opening wedge plantarflexion osteotomy. Foot Ankle Intl, 2014;35(4):394-400


McKeon KE, Johnson JE, McCormick JJ, Klein SE: The intraosseous and extraosseous vascular supply of the fifth metatarsal: Implications for fifth metatarsal osteotomy. Foot Ankle Intl, 2013;34(1):117-123.


Iossi MF, Johnson JE, McCormick JJ, Klein SE: Short-Term Radiographic Analysis of Operative Correction of Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity. Foot Ankle Intl, 2013;34(6):781-791.


Hastings MK, Johnson JE, Strube MJ, Hildebolt CF, Bohnert KL, Prior FW, Sinacore DR: Progression of Foot Deformity in Charcot Neuropathic Osteoarthropathy: J Bone Joint Surg [Am], 2013;95(13):1206-13.


Sinacore DR, Gutekunst DJ, Hastings MK, Strube MJ, Bohnert KL, Prior FW, Johnson JE: Neuropathic midfoot deformity: associations with ankle and subtalar joint motion. J Foot Ankle Res, 2013;6(1):11.doi:10.1186/1757-1146-6-11


Hastings MK, Sinacore DR, Woodburn J, Paxton ES, Klein SE, McCormick JJ, Bohnert KL, Beckert KS, Stein ML, Strube MJ, Johnson JE: Kinetics and kinematics after the Bridle procedure for treatment of traumatic foot drop. Clinical Biomechanics. 28 (2013), pp. 555-561 DOI information: 10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2013.04.008.


Nyazee HA; Finney KM, Sarikonda M; Towler DA; Johnson JE; Babcock HM: Diabetic foot osteomyelitis: Bone Markers and Treatment Outcomes. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, 2012;97:411-17


McKeon KE, Wright RW, McCormick JJ, Johnson JE, Klein SE: Vascular Anatomy of the Tibiofibular Syndesmosis. J Bone Joint Surg [Am], 2012;94(10):931-8


Hastings MK, Mueller MJ, Sinacore DR, Strube MJ, Crowner B, Johnson JE, Racette BA: Botulinum toxin effects on Gastrocnemius strength and plantar pressure in diabetics with peripheral neuropathy and forefoot ulceration. Foot Ankle Intl, 2012;(33)5:363-70.


McKeon KE, McCormick JJ, Johnson JE, Klein SE: Intraosseous and extraosseous arterial anatomy of the adult navicular. Foot Ankle Intl, 2012;(33)10:857-861


Klein SE, Dale AM, Harris-Hayes M, Johnson JE, McCormick JJ, Racette BR: Clinical presentation and self-reported patterns of pain and function in patients with plantar heel pain. Foot Ankle Intl, 2012;33(9):693-98.


Johnson JE, Klein SE, McCormick JJ, Kleiber BD: Radiographic analysis of wedge allograft correction of angular malalignment in ankle fusion. Foot Ankle Intl. 2011;(32)4:380-384.


Johnson JE, Klein SE, McCormick JJ, Putnam RM: Corticosteroid injections in the treatment of foot & ankle disorders: An AOFAS survey. Foot Ankle Int. 2011;(32)4:394-99.


Klein SE, Putnam RM, McCormick JJ, Johnson JE: The slot graft technique for foot and ankle arthrodesis in a high-risk patient group. Foot Ankle Intl, 2011;(32)7:686-692.


Hastings MK, Sinacore DR, Mercer-Bolton N, McCormick JJ, Hildebolt CK, Prior FW, Johnson JE: Precision of foot alignment measures in individuals with diabetes mellitus related neuropathic Charcot arthropathy. Foot Ankle Intl, 2011;(32)9:867-872.


Johnson JE, Anderson SA: One Stage Resection and Pin Stabilization of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint for Chronic Plantar Ulcer with Osteomyelitis. Foot Ankle Int. 2010; 31(11):973-979


Mackey RB: Thomson AB, Kwon OY, Mueller MJ, Johnson JE: The Modified Oblique Keller Capsular Interpositional Arthroplasty for Hallux Rigidus. J Bone Joint Surg. 2010;92-A(10):1938-46.


Johnson JE, Yu JR: Arthrodesis Techniques in the Management of Stage-II and III Acquired Adult Flatfoot Deformity. J Bone Joint Surg. 2005; 87-A(8):1866-1876.


Zhu F, Johnson JE, Hirose CB, Bae KT: Chronic Plantar Fasciitis: Acute Changes in the heel after extracorporeal high-energy shock wave therapy—observations at MR imaging. Radiology. 2005; 234(1):206-210.


Hirose CB, Johnson JE: Plantarflexion Opening Wedge Medial Cuneiform Osteotomy for Correction of Fixed Forefoot Varus Associated with Flatfoot Deformity. Foot Ankle Int. 2004 Aug; 25(8):568-574.


Ogden JA, Alvarez RG, Levitt RL, Johnson JE, Marlow ME: Electrohydraulic High-Energy Shock-Wave Treatment for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis. J Bone Joint Surg. 2004 Oct; 86-A(10):2216-2228.


Maluf KS, Mueller MJ, Strube MJ, Engsberg JR, Johnson JE: Tendon Achilles lengthening for the treatment of neuropathic ulcers causes a temporary reduction in forefoot pressure associated with changes in plantar flexor power rather than ankle motion during gait. Journal of Biomechanics. 2004; 37:897-906.


Jani MM, Ricci WM, Borrelli J, Barrett SE, Johnson JE: A protocol for treatment of unstable ankle fractures using trans-articular fixation in patients with diabetes mellitus and loss of protective sensibility. Foot Ankle Int. 2003 Nov;24(11):838-844.


Mueller MJ, Sinacore DR, Hastings MK, Strube MJ, Johnson JE: Effect of Achilles tendon lengthening on neuropathic plantar ulcers. J Bone Joint Surg. 2003 Aug;85-A(8):1436-45.


Mueller MJ, Hastings M, Commean PK, Smith KE, Pilgram TK, Robertson D, Johnson JE: Forefoot structural predictors of plantar pressures during walking in people with diabetes and peripheral neuropathy. Controlled Clinical Trial. Journal of Biomechanics. 2003, Jul;36(7):1009-17.


Dhalla R, Johnson JE, Engsberg, J: Can the use of terminal device augment plantar pressure reduction with a total contact cast? Foot Ankle Int. 2003 Jun;24(6):500-505.


Robertson DD, Mueller MJ, Smith KE, Commean PK, Pilgram T, Johnson JE, Structural changes in the forefoot of individuals with diabetes and a prior plantar ulcer. J Bone Joint Surg. 2002;84-A:1395-1404.


Johnson JE, Cohen BE, DiGiovanni BF, Lamdan R: Subtalar arthrodesis with flexor digitorum longus transfer and spring ligament repair for treatment of posterior tibial tendon insufficiency. Foot Ankle Int. 2000 Sep;21(9):722-9.


Hastings MK, Mueller MJ, Sinacore DR, Salsich GB, Engsberg JR, Johnson JE: Effects of a tendo-Achilles lengthening procedure on muscle function and gait characteristics in a patient with diabetes mellitus. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2000 Feb;30(2):85-90.

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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

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This physician reported the following financial interests during calendar year 2018:

Company Name: Crossroads Extremity Systems


Equity: Yes

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2019

Company Name: Extremity Development Co.


Equity: Yes

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2019

Company Name: Orthohelix/Tornier/Wright

Royalties: $10,000 - $19,999

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2019