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Susan E. Mackinnon, MD

Shoenberg Professor, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Chief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Specialty Areas

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Peripheral Nerve Injury
Nerve Transplantation
Nerve Injury

Hospital Affiliations

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

Areas of Clinical Interest

Peripheral nerve surgery in hand/upper extremity and lower extremity, carpal tunnel syndrome, tarsal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, brachial plexus, cumulative trauma disorder, nerve transplant, nerve compression, facial palsy, hand and upper extremity disorders and injuries

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Center for Advanced Medicine
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: G
Floor: 6
Office Phone: 314-362-4586
Fax: 314-362-4536

Education

Education

Fellowship: Hand Surgery, Raymond Curtis Hand Center, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland 1982
Fellowship: Neurosurgery, Department of Surgery, University of Toronto, Canada 1981
Residency: Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University in Toronto, Canada 1980
Residency: Surgery, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada 1978
Medical Degree: Queens University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada 1975

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Empowering Post-Surgical Patients to Improve Opioid Disposal: A Before and After Quality Improvement Study.
Hasak JM, Roth Bettlach CL, Santosa KB, Larson EL, Stroud J, Mackinnon SE
J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Jan 5; pii: S1072-7515(17)32143-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.11.023.

PMID:
    29331347
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Surgical interventions for the treatment of painful neuroma: a comparative meta-analysis.
Poppler LH, Parikh RP, Bichanich MJ, Rebehn K, Bettlach CR, Mackinnon SE, Moore AM
Pain. 2017 Nov 20; doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001101.

PMID:
    29189515
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Pain and Function Following Revision Cubital Tunnel Surgery.
Davidge KM, Ebersole GC, Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2017 Nov 1; 1558944717743593. doi: 10.1177/1558944717743593.

PMID:
    29182019
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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"Important Details in Performing and Interpreting the Scratch Collapse Test".
Kahn LC, Yee A, Mackinnon SE
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Oct 12; doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004082.

PMID:
    29036022
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Preferences in Sleep Position Correlate With Nighttime Paresthesias in Healthy People Without Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Roth Bettlach CL, Hasak JM, Krauss EM, Yu JL, Skolnick GB, Bodway GN, Kahn LC, Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2017 Oct 1; 1558944717735942. doi: 10.1177/1558944717735942.

PMID:
    29020829
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Surgical and Clinical Decision Making in Isolated Long Thoracic Nerve Palsy.
Noland SS, Krauss EM, Felder JM, Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2017 Oct 1; 1558944717733306. doi: 10.1177/1558944717733306.

PMID:
    28975819
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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High-resolution ultrasonography and shear-wave sonoelastography of a cystic radial nerve Schwannoma.
Battaglia PJ, Carbone-Hobbs V, Guebert GM, Mackinnon SE, Kettner NW
J Ultrasound. 2017 Sep; 20(3)261-266. doi: 10.1007/s40477-017-0254-5.

PMID:
    28900529
    [PubMed - in process]
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Are Residents Prepared for Surgical Cases? Implications in Patient Safety and Education.
Mundschenk MB, Odom EB, Ghosh TD, Kleiber GM, Yee A, Patel KB, Mackinnon SE, Tenenbaum MM, Buck DW 2nd
J Surg Educ. 2017 Jul 18; pii: S1931-7204(16)30390-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.07.001.

PMID:
    28733171
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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A defect in myoblast fusion underlies Carey-Fineman-Ziter syndrome.
Di Gioia SA, Connors S, Matsunami N, Cannavino J, Rose MF, Gilette NM, Artoni P, de Macena Sobreira NL, Chan WM, Webb BD, Robson CD, Cheng L, Van Ryzin C, Ramirez-Martinez A, Mohassel P, Leppert M, Scholand MB, Grunseich C, Ferreira CR, Hartman T, Hayes IM, Morgan T, Markie DM, Fagiolini M, Swift A, Chines PS, Speck-Martins CE, Collins FS, Jabs EW, Bönnemann CG, Olson EN, Moebius Syndrome Research Consortium., Carey JC, Robertson SP, Manoli I, Engle EC
Nat Commun. 2017 Jul 6; 816077. doi: 10.1038/ncomms16077.

PMID:
    28681861
    [PubMed - in process]
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Transgenic SCs expressing GDNF-IRES-DsRed impair nerve regeneration within acellular nerve allografts.
Ee X, Yan Y, Hunter DA, Schellhardt L, Sakiyama-Elbert SE, Mackinnon SE, Wood MD
Biotechnol Bioeng. 2017 Sep; 114(9)2121-2130. doi: 10.1002/bit.26335.

PMID:
    28481001
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Nerve stepping stone has minimal impact in aiding regeneration across long acellular nerve allografts.
Yan Y, Hunter DA, Schellhardt L, Ee X, Snyder-Warwick AK, Moore AM, Mackinnon SE, Wood MD
Muscle Nerve. 2018 Feb; 57(2)260-267. doi: 10.1002/mus.25659.

PMID:
    28380694
    [PubMed - in process]
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Subclinical Peroneal Neuropathy: A Common, Unrecognized, and Preventable Finding Associated With a Recent History of Falling in Hospitalized Patients.
Poppler LH, Groves AP, Sacks G, Bansal A, Davidge KM, Sledge JA, Tymkew H, Yan Y, Hasak JM, Potter P, Mackinnon SE
Ann Fam Med. 2016 Nov; 14(6)526-533. doi: 10.1370/afm.1973.

PMID:
    28376439
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prevalence of Needlestick Injuries, Attitude Changes, and Prevention Practices Over 12 Years in an Urban Academic Hospital Surgery Department.
Hasak JM, Novak CB, Patterson JMM, Mackinnon SE
Ann Surg. 2018 Feb; 267(2)291-296. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002178.

PMID:
    28221166
    [PubMed - in process]
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Robust Axonal Regeneration in a Mouse Vascularized Composite Allotransplant Model Undergoing Delayed Tissue Rejection.
Yan Y, Wood MD, Moore AM, Snyder-Warwick AK, Hunter DA, Newton P, Poppler L, Tung TH, Johnson PJ, Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2016 Dec; 11(4)456-463. doi: 10.1177/1558944715620791.

PMID:
    28149214
    [PubMed - in process]
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Intraneural Median Nerve Anatomy and Implications for Treating Mixed Median Nerve Injury in the Hand.
Franco MJ, Nguyen DC, Phillips BZ, Mackinnon SE
Hand (N Y). 2016 Dec; 11(4)416-420. doi: 10.1177/1558944716643290.

PMID:
    28149207
    [PubMed - in process]
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Surgical Treatment of Neuromas Improves Patient-Reported Pain, Depression, and Quality of Life.
Domeshek LF, Krauss EM, Snyder-Warwick AK, Laurido-Soto O, Hasak JM, Skolnick GB, Novak CB, Moore AM, Mackinnon SE
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Feb; 139(2)407-418. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003018.

PMID:
    28125533
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Selective Nerve Root Transection in the Rat Produces Permanent, Partial Nerve Injury Models with Variable Levels of Functional Deficit.
Poppler LH, Schellhardt LM, Hunter DA, Yan Y, Mackinnon SE, Wood MD, Moore AM
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jan; 139(1)94-103. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000002874.

PMID:
    28027234
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Predictors of Disability and Quality of Life With an Upper-Extremity Peripheral Nerve Disorder.
Stonner MM, Mackinnon SE, Kaskutas V
Am J Occup Ther. 2017 Jan/Feb; 71(1)7101190050p1-7101190050p8. doi: 10.5014/ajot.2017.022988.

PMID:
    28027047
    [PubMed]
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Reverse shoulder arthroplasty after radial-to-axillary nerve transfer for axillary nerve palsy with concomitant irreparable rotator cuff tear.
Salazar DH, Chalmers PN, Mackinnon SE, Keener JD
J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Jan; 26(1)e23-e28. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2016.09.025.

PMID:
    27939281
    [PubMed]
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Resident perceptions on pregnancy during training: 2008 to 2015.
Mundschenk MB, Krauss EM, Poppler LH, Hasak JM, Klingensmith ME, Mackinnon SE, Tenenbaum MM
Am J Surg. 2016 Oct; 212(4)649-659. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.06.018.

PMID:
    27575602
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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