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Jonathon D. Backus, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Areas

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

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Ankle impingement, ankle instability, syndesmosis injuries, osteaochondral lesions of the talus, ankle arthritis, foot and ankle trauma

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Location(s)

Location(s)

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

Progress West Hospital

20 Progress Point Pkwy
O'Fallon, MO 63368

Suite: 114
Office Phone: 314-514-3500

Education

Education

Fellowship: Foot and Ankle Surgery : The Steadman Clinic, Vail, CO 2016
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery: Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO 2015
BS: Molecular and Cellular Biology: University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL 2005

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Ankle Arthrodesis for Talar Avascular Necrosis and Arthrodesis Nonunion.
Backus JD, Ocel DL
Foot Ankle Clin. 2019 Mar; 24(1)131-142. doi: 10.1016/j.fcl.2018.11.004.

PMID:
    30685007
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A Percutaneous Knotless Technique for Acute Achilles Tendon Ruptures.
Liechti DJ, Moatshe G, Backus JD, Marchetti DC, Clanton TO
Arthrosc Tech. 2018 Feb; 7(2)e171-e178. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2017.08.065.

PMID:
    29552483
    [PubMed]
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Effect of Suture Caliber and Number of Core Strands on Repair of Acute Achilles Ruptures: A Biomechanical Study.
Backus JD, Marchetti DC, Slette EL, Dahl KD, Turnbull TL, Clanton TO
Foot Ankle Int. 2017 May; 38(5)564-570. doi: 10.1177/1071100716687368.

PMID:
    28092968
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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3D Model Analysis of Ankle Flexion on Anatomic Reduction of a Syndesmotic Injury.
Schon JM, Mikula JD, Backus JD, Venderley MB, Dornan GJ, LaPrade RF, Clanton TO
Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Apr; 38(4)436-442. doi: 10.1177/1071100716681605.

PMID:
    27920331
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A 3-D CT Analysis of Screw and Suture-Button Fixation of the Syndesmosis.
Schon JM, Williams BT, Venderley MB, Dornan GJ, Backus JD, Turnbull TL, LaPrade RF, Clanton TO
Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Feb; 38(2)208-214. doi: 10.1177/1071100716673590.

PMID:
    27733556
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Biomechanical Analysis of the Individual Ligament Contributions to Syndesmotic Stability.
Clanton TO, Williams BT, Backus JD, Dornan GJ, Liechti DJ, Whitlow SR, Saroki AJ, Turnbull TL, LaPrade RF
Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Jan; 38(1)66-75. doi: 10.1177/1071100716666277.

PMID:
    27681857
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Biomechanical Comparison of 3 Current Ankle Syndesmosis Repair Techniques.
Clanton TO, Whitlow SR, Williams BT, Liechti DJ, Backus JD, Dornan GJ, Saroki AJ, Turnbull TL, LaPrade RF
Foot Ankle Int. 2017 Feb; 38(2)200-207. doi: 10.1177/1071100716666278.

PMID:
    27672016
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Upright versus supine radiographs of clavicle fractures: does positioning matter?
Backus JD, Merriman DJ, McAndrew CM, Gardner MJ, Ricci WM
J Orthop Trauma. 2014 Nov; 28(11)636-41. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000129.

PMID:
    24740113
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Tendon transfers in the treatment of the adult flatfoot.
Backus JD, McCormick JJ
Foot Ankle Clin. 2014 Mar; 19(1)29-48. doi: 10.1016/j.fcl.2013.11.002.

PMID:
    24548507
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Arthroscopic treatment of osteochondral lesions of the talus: microfracture and drilling versus debridement.
Backus JD, Viens NA, Nunley JA
J Surg Orthop Adv. 2012 Winter; 21(4)218-22.

PMID:
    23327846
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Cartilage viability and catabolism in the intact porcine knee following transarticular impact loading with and without articular fracture.
Backus JD, Furman BD, Swimmer T, Kent CL, McNulty AL, Defrate LE, Guilak F, Olson SA
J Orthop Res. 2011 Apr; 29(4)501-10. doi: 10.1002/jor.21270.

PMID:
    21337389
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Syndesmotic anatomy and injuries, ankle instability, Achilles tendon rupture treatment, post-traumatic arthritis, osteochondral lesions of the talus, foot and ankle trauma