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Faculty Physicians

Martin I. Boyer, MD, FRCS(C)

Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Professor of Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Areas

Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery, Microsurgery
Hand and Wrist Surgery (Orthopedic)
Hand and Upper Extremity (Orthopedic)

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery
Hand Surgery
Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

Languages

Conversational Hebrew
German
French

Areas of Clinical Interest

Hand surgery, wrist surgery and microsurgery. Traumatic, degenerative and neuromuscular conditions of the hand and upper extremity in adults and children. Free tissue transplantation.

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

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

Suite: A
Floor: 6
Office Phone: (314) 514-3500
Fax: (314) 747-9589

Education

Education

Fellowship: The Indiana Hand Center, Indianapolis, Indiana
Fellowship: Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Residency: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada 1995
Medical Degree: University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada 1988

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

The efficacy of 95-Hz topical vibration in pain reduction for trigger finger injection: a placebo-controlled, prospective, randomized trial.
Park KW, Boyer MI, Calfee RP, Goldfarb CA, Osei DA
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Nov; 39(11)2203-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.07.047.

PMID:
    25218139
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The impact of depression and pain catastrophization on initial presentation and treatment outcomes for atraumatic hand conditions.
London DA, Stepan JG, Boyer MI, Calfee RP
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 May 21; 96(10)806-14. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.M.00755.

PMID:
    24875021
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Blood glucose levels in diabetic patients following corticosteroid injections into the hand and wrist.
Stepan JG, London DA, Boyer MI, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Apr; 39(4)706-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.01.014.

PMID:
    24679910
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Questions regarding thumb immobilization.
Osei DA, Boyer MI
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Apr; 39(4)628. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.01.008.

PMID:
    24679909
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The effect of suture caliber and number of core suture strands on zone II flexor tendon repair: a study in human cadavers.
Osei DA, Stepan JG, Calfee RP, Thomopoulos S, Boyer MI, Potter R, Gelberman RH
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Feb; 39(2)262-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.11.001.

PMID:
    24342261
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Performance characteristics of the verbal QuickDASH.
London DA, Stepan JG, Boyer MI, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jan; 39(1)100-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.09.041.

PMID:
    24268831
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Accuracy of patient recall of hand and elbow disability on the QuickDASH questionnaire over a two-year period.
Stepan JG, London DA, Boyer MI, Calfee RP
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 Nov 20; 95(22)e176. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01485.

PMID:
    24257676
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ligamentous hyperlaxity and dorsal wrist ganglions.
McKeon KE, London DA, Osei DA, Gelberman RH, Goldfarb CA, Boyer MI, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Nov; 38(11)2138-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.08.109.

PMID:
    24206976
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The impact of antiplatelet medication on hand and wrist surgery.
Bogunovic L, Gelberman RH, Goldfarb CA, Boyer MI, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jun; 38(6)1063-70. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.03.034.

PMID:
    23707007
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Current practice of primary flexor tendon repair: a global view.
Tang JB, Amadio PC, Boyer MI, Savage R, Zhao C, Sandow M, Lee SK, Wolfe SW
Hand Clin. 2013 May; 29(2)179-89. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2013.02.003.

PMID:
    23660054
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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What every resident should know about wrist fractures: case-based learning.
Lutsky K, Glickel SZ, Weiland A, Boyer MI
Instr Course Lect. 2013; 62181-97.

PMID:
    23395024
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Educating medical students in musculoskeletal surgery and medicine-how to get a course up and running at your institution: AOA critical issues.
Day CS, Bernstein J, Boyer MI
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Dec 5; 94(23)e1761-6. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.K.01378.

PMID:
    23224396
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Epidemiology of carpal tunnel syndrome in patients with single versus multiple trigger digits.
Wessel LE, Fufa DT, Boyer MI, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jan; 38(1)49-55. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.08.040.

PMID:
    23200219
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Preoperative antibiotic prophylaxis in the penicillin-allergic patient.
Osei DA, Boyer MI
J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Dec; 37(12)2623-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.06.038.

PMID:
    22959424
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Intrasynovial flexor tendon repair: a biomechanical study of variations in suture application in human cadavera.
Nelson GN, Potter R, Ntouvali E, Silva MJ, Boyer MI, Gelberman RH, Thomopoulos S
J Orthop Res. 2012 Oct; 30(10)1652-9. doi: 10.1002/jor.22108.

PMID:
    22457145
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The effects of screw length on stability of simulated osteoporotic distal radius fractures fixed with volar locking plates.
Wall LB, Brodt MD, Silva MJ, Boyer MI, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Mar; 37(3)446-53. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2011.12.013.

PMID:
    22305729
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Interobserver reliability of radial head fracture classification: two-dimensional compared with three-dimensional CT.
Guitton TG, Ring D, Science of Variation Group
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Nov 2; 93(21)2015-21. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.00711.

PMID:
    22048097
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evaluation of knowledge of common hand surgery problems in internal medicine and emergency medicine residents.
Scher DL, Boyer MI, Hammert WC, Wolf JM
Orthopedics. 2011 Jul 7; 34(7)e279-81. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20110526-14.

PMID:
    21717989
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons clinical practice guideline on: the treatment of distal radius fractures.
Lichtman DM, Bindra RR, Boyer MI, Putnam MD, Ring D, Slutsky DJ, Taras JS, Watters WC 3rd, Goldberg MJ, Keith M, Turkelson CM, Wies JL, Haralson RH 3rd, Boyer KM, Hitchcock K, Raymond L, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Apr 20; 93(8)775-8. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.938ebo.

PMID:
    21508285
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hand trauma: a prospective evaluation of patients transferred to a level I trauma center.
Patterson JM, Boyer MI, Ricci WM, Goldfarb CA
Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2010 Apr; 39(4)196-200.

PMID:
    20512173
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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