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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

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

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

Long-term outcomes following a single corticosteroid injection for trigger finger.
Wojahn RD, Foeger NC, Gelberman RH, Calfee RP
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Nov 19; 96(22)1849-54. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.N.00004.

PMID:
    25410501
    [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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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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Ulnar collateral ligament injuries of the thumb: phalangeal translation during valgus stress in human cadavera.
McKeon KE, Gelberman RH, Calfee RP
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 May 15; 95(10)881-7. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.00204.

PMID:
    23677354
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Outcomes of rigid night splinting and activity modification in the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome.
Shah CM, Calfee RP, Gelberman RH, Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jun; 38(6)1125-1130.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.02.039.

PMID:
    23647638
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Mentorship in orthopaedic surgery-road map to success for the mentor and the mentee: AOA critical issues.
Levine WN, Braman JP, Gelberman RH, Black KP
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013 May 1; 95(9)e591-5. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.L.01047.

PMID:
    23636198
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Outcomes following modified oblique medial epicondylectomy for treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome.
Osei DA, Padegimas EM, Calfee RP, Gelberman RH
J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Feb; 38(2)336-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.11.006.

PMID:
    23291082
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The influence of insurance status on access to and utilization of a tertiary hand surgery referral center.
Calfee RP, Shah CM, Canham CD, Wong AH, Gelberman RH, Goldfarb CA
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Dec 5; 94(23)2177-84. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.01966.

PMID:
    23224388
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Hand surgery's research dilemma: a lesson from Philip Hench.
Gelberman RH
J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Sep; 37(9)1824-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2012.06.026.

PMID:
    22916865
    [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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Clinical assessment of the ulnar nerve at the elbow: reliability of instability testing and the association of hypermobility with clinical symptoms.
Calfee RP, Manske PR, Gelberman RH, Van Steyn MO, Steffen J, Goldfarb CA
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Dec 1; 92(17)2801-8. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.J.00097.

PMID:
    21123610
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Joint leveling for advanced Kienböck's disease.
Calfee RP, Van Steyn MO, Gyuricza C, Adams A, Weiland AJ, Gelberman RH
J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Dec; 35(12)1947-54. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2010.08.017.

PMID:
    20971577
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Zone II combined flexor digitorum superficialis and flexor digitorum profundus repair distal to the A2 pulley.
Pike JM, Gelberman RH
J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Sep; 35(9)1523-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2010.06.024.

PMID:
    20807631
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Technical and biological modifications for enhanced flexor tendon repair.
Kim HM, Nelson G, Thomopoulos S, Silva MJ, Das R, Gelberman RH
J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Jun; 35(6)1031-7; quiz 1038. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2009.12.044.

PMID:
    20513584
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Orthopaedic surgeons and the medical device industry: the threat to scientific integrity and the public trust.
Gelberman RH, Samson D, Mirza SK, Callaghan JJ, Pellegrini VD Jr
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Mar; 92(3)765-77. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.I.01164.

PMID:
    20194337
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Arthroscopic findings in gout of the wrist.
Wilczynski MC, Gelberman RH, Adams A, Goldfarb CA
J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Feb; 34(2)244-50. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2008.10.022.

PMID:
    19135809
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Ganglia of the hand and wrist: a sonographic analysis.
Teefey SA, Dahiya N, Middleton WD, Gelberman RH, Boyer MI
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2008 Sep; 191(3)716-20. doi: 10.2214/AJR.07.3438.

PMID:
    18716098
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Effect of suture material and bone quality on the mechanical properties of zone I flexor tendon-bone reattachment with bone anchors.
Matsuzaki H, Zaegel MA, Gelberman RH, Silva MJ
J Hand Surg Am. 2008 May-Jun; 33(5)709-17. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2008.01.025.

PMID:
    18590854
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Proximal row carpectomy with capitate resection and capsular interposition for treatment of scapholunate advanced collapse.
Placzek JD, Boyer MI, Raaii F, Freeman DC, Gelberman RH
Orthopedics. 2008 Jan; 31(1)75.

PMID:
    19292163
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians work collaboratively with pharmaceutical or medical device companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our faculty physicians are paid by these commercial companies 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 must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this web site, physicians 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 earned financial interests during calendar year 2014.

Company Name: Medartis

Royalties: $25,001 - $50,000

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2015