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Richard H. Gelberman, MD

Fred C. Reynolds Professor, Orthopedic Surgery

Specialty Areas

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

Board Certifications

Orthopedic Surgery
Hand Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

All orthopedic conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow in adults and children. Traumatic and degenerative conditions of the hand and wrist, fractures of the carpus and radius, brachial plexus palsy, tendon and nerve injuries, congenial deformities, wrist and elbow deformities due to rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research
  • Financial Disclosures

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
Phone: 314-514-3500

Suite: A
Floor: 6
Office Phone: 314-514-3500

Education

Education

Fellowship: Pediatric Orthopedics, Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts 1986
Fellowship: Hand/Microsurgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina 1977
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 1975
Medical Degree: University Of Tennessee, Memphis, Tennessee 1969
B.S.: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 1965

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

The effect of modified locking methods and suture materials on Zone II flexor tendon repair-An ex vivo study.
Yoneda S, Okubo H, Linderman SW, Kusano N, Silva MJ, Thomopoulos S, Kanaya F, Gelberman RH
PLoS One. 2018; 13(10)e0205121. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0205121.

PMID:
    30289887
    [PubMed - in process]
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Academic Orthopaedic Leadership: Current Challenges and Lessons Learned: AOA Critical Issues.
Salazar DH, Herndon JH, Vail TP, Zuckerman JD, Gelberman RH
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018 Aug 1; 100(15)e103. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.01055.

PMID:
    30063601
    [PubMed - in process]
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The effect of adipose-derived stem cell sheets and CTGF on early flexor tendon healing in a canine model.
Shen H, Jayaram R, Yoneda S, Linderman SW, Sakiyama-Elbert SE, Xia Y, Gelberman RH, Thomopoulos S
Sci Rep. 2018 Jul 23; 8(1)11078. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-29474-8.

PMID:
    30038250
    [PubMed - in process]
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Surgical transposition for chronic instability of the extensor carpi ulnaris tendon.
Fram B, Wall LB, Gelberman RH, Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2018 Jan 1; 1753193418773036. doi: 10.1177/1753193418773036.

PMID:
    29742949
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Effect of connective tissue growth factor delivered via porous sutures on the proliferative stage of intrasynovial tendon repair.
Linderman SW, Shen H, Yoneda S, Jayaram R, Tanes ML, Sakiyama-Elbert SE, Xia Y, Thomopoulos S, Gelberman RH
J Orthop Res. 2018 Jul; 36(7)2052-2063. doi: 10.1002/jor.23842.

PMID:
    29266404
    [PubMed - in process]
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Combined Administration of ASCs and BMP-12 Promotes an M2 Macrophage Phenotype and Enhances Tendon Healing.
Gelberman RH, Linderman SW, Jayaram R, Dikina AD, Sakiyama-Elbert S, Alsberg E, Thomopoulos S, Shen H
Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2017 Sep; 475(9)2318-2331. doi: 10.1007/s11999-017-5369-7.

PMID:
    28462460
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Long-Term Effectiveness of Repeat Corticosteroid Injections for Trigger Finger.
Dardas AZ, VandenBerg J, Shen T, Gelberman RH, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Apr; 42(4)227-235. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.02.001.

PMID:
    28372638
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Locking Plate Arthrodesis Compares Favorably with LRTI for Thumb Trapeziometacarpal Arthrosis: Early Outcomes from a Longitudinal Cohort Study.
Kazmers NH, Hippensteel KJ, Calfee RP, Wall LB, Boyer MI, Goldfarb CA, Gelberman RH, Osei DA
HSS J. 2017 Feb; 13(1)54-60. doi: 10.1007/s11420-016-9527-3.

PMID:
    28167875
    [PubMed]
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Cell and Biologic-Based Treatment of Flexor Tendon Injuries.
Linderman SW, Gelberman RH, Thomopoulos S, Shen H
Oper Tech Orthop. 2016 Sep; 26(3)206-215. doi: 10.1053/j.oto.2016.06.011.

PMID:
    28042226
    [PubMed]
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Simultaneous Bilateral Versus Staged Bilateral Carpal Tunnel Release: A Cost-effectiveness Analysis.
Park KW, Boyer MI, Gelberman RH, Calfee RP, Stepan JG, Osei DA
J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2016 Nov; 24(11)796-804.

PMID:
    27668663
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The effect of mesenchymal stromal cell sheets on the inflammatory stage of flexor tendon healing.
Shen H, Kormpakis I, Havlioglu N, Linderman SW, Sakiyama-Elbert SE, Erickson IE, Zarembinski T, Silva MJ, Gelberman RH, Thomopoulos S
Stem Cell Res Ther. 2016 Sep 27; 7(1)144.

PMID:
    27677963
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Effect of ice on pain after corticosteroid injection in the hand and wrist: a randomized controlled trial.
An TW, Boone SL, Boyer MI, Gelberman RH, Osei DA, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Eur Vol. 2016 Nov; 41(9)984-989. doi: 10.1177/1753193416657678.

PMID:
    27402283
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Enhanced Zone II Flexor Tendon Repair through a New Half Hitch Loop Suture Configuration.
Kormpakis I, Linderman SW, Thomopoulos S, Gelberman RH
PLoS One. 2016; 11(4)e0153822. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153822.

PMID:
    27101409
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Letter Regarding "Commentary on 'The Impact of Uninterrupted Warfarin on Hand and Wrist Surgery'".
Calfee RP, Bogunovic L, Gelberman RH, Goldfarb CA, Boyer MI
J Hand Surg Am. 2016 Mar; 41(3)490. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.11.029.

PMID:
    26920120
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of adipose-derived stromal cells and BMP12 on intrasynovial tendon repair: A biomechanical, biochemical, and proteomics study.
Gelberman RH, Shen H, Kormpakis I, Rothrauff B, Yang G, Tuan RS, Xia Y, Sakiyama-Elbert S, Silva MJ, Thomopoulos S
J Orthop Res. 2016 Apr; 34(4)630-40. doi: 10.1002/jor.23064.

PMID:
    26445383
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Impact of Uninterrupted Warfarin on Hand and Wrist Surgery.
Bogunovic L, Gelberman RH, Goldfarb CA, Boyer MI, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Nov; 40(11)2133-40. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.07.037.

PMID:
    26432767
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The Management of Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.
Boone S, Gelberman RH, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Sep; 40(9)1897-904; quiz 1904. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.03.011.

PMID:
    26243318
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Shear lag sutures: Improved suture repair through the use of adhesives.
Linderman SW, Kormpakis I, Gelberman RH, Birman V, Wegst UGK, Genin GM, Thomopoulos S
Acta Biomater. 2015 Sep; 23229-239. doi: 10.1016/j.actbio.2015.05.002.

PMID:
    26022966
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Trapeziometacarpal Arthritis: A Prospective Clinical Evaluation of the Thumb Adduction and Extension Provocative Tests.
Gelberman RH, Boone S, Osei DA, Cherney S, Calfee RP
J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Jul; 40(7)1285-91. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2015.04.012.

PMID:
    25986651
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells modulate tendon fibroblast responses to macrophage-induced inflammation in vitro.
Manning CN, Martel C, Sakiyama-Elbert SE, Silva MJ, Shah S, Gelberman RH, Thomopoulos S
Stem Cell Res Ther. 2015 Apr 16; 674. doi: 10.1186/s13287-015-0059-4.

PMID:
    25889287
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians and health professionals are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians and health professionals work collaboratively with pharmaceutical, medical device or other medical care related companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our physicians and health professionals have an ownership or potential ownership interest in a commercial company; and/or are paid by a commercial company to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians or health professionals must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this website, physicians and health professionals earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following financial interests during calendar year 2017:

Company Name: Medartis

Royalties: $60,000 - $79,999

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2018