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Richard Gelberman, MD

Richard Gelberman, MD

Dr. Gelberman focuses his practice on surgery of the hand, wrist and upper extremity in adults and children. Dr. Gelberman is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Department Of Orthopedics
70
Male
1994
1977
Hand Surgery - certified
Orthopedic Surgery - certified
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

 

  Public transportation available |   Handicap accessible
14532 S Outer 40
Suite 200
Chesterfield, MO 63017
314.514.3500
  
Center For Advanced Medicine
4921 Parkview Place Suite 6A
St. Louis, MO 63110
314.514.3500
  
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Education

Medical School: University of Tennessee Memphis Tennessee
Internship: University of Southern California Los Angeles
Residency: University of Wisconsin Madison Wisconsin
Fellowship: Duke University Durham North Carolina
Fellowship: Harvard Medical School Cambridge Massachusetts

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare Open Access (HMO/POS
Aetna PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access PPO
BCBS of IL HMO
BCBS of IL PPO
Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
Best Doctors Inc
Cigna Open Access HMO/POS
Cigna PPO
Community Care Network PPO
Coventry Advantra HMO/POS-Medicare
Coventry ASO
Coventry Gold Advantage - Medicare
Coventry HMO/POS
Coventry/Coventry One PPO
Essence Advantage & Advantage Plus
First Health
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Health Alliance HMO & PPO
HealthCare USA MC+
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
HFN Inc. PPO
Home State-MC+
Humana Choice PPO - Medicare
Humana Gold Choice PFFS - Medicare
Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare
Humana POS-Medicare
Humana PPO/ChoiceCare Network
Medicaid MO/ Missouri HealthNet
Medicare
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MO Medicaid Secondary to Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
Primrose Tertiary/Quarternary
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete Choice PPO
UHC/AARP MCARE Complete HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE CompleteEssen. HMO
UHC/AARP MCARE Dual Complete
Union Pacific RR Emp. Health System
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
United Healthcare Select/Select+POS
USA Managed Care Org
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Worker's Compensation

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.

PMID:
21123610
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsJoint 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. Epub 2010 Oct 25.

PMID:
20971577
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsThe effects of exogenous basic fibroblast growth factor on intrasynovial flexor tendon healing in a canine model.Thomopoulos S, Kim HM, Das R, Silva MJ, Sakiyama-Elbert S, Amiel D, Gelberman RH.J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Oct 6;92(13):2285-93.

PMID:
20926722
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsZone 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. Review. No abstract available.

PMID:
20807631
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsTechnical 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. Review.

PMID:
20513584
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsOrthopaedic 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. No abstract available.

PMID:
20194337
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsbFGF and PDGF-BB for tendon repair: controlled release and biologic activity by tendon fibroblasts in vitro.Thomopoulos S, Das R, Sakiyama-Elbert S, Silva MJ, Charlton N, Gelberman RH.Ann Biomed Eng. 2010 Feb;38(2):225-34.

PMID:
19937274
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsProximal row carpectomy: role of a radiocarpal interposition lateral meniscal allograft.Carlan D, Boyer M, Gelberman R.J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Jul-Aug;34(6):1157-8; author reply 1158. No abstract available.

PMID:
19643299
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsUse of a magnesium-based bone adhesive for flexor tendon-to-bone healing.Thomopoulos S, Zampiakis E, Das R, Kim HM, Silva MJ, Havlioglu N, Gelberman RH.J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Jul-Aug;34(6):1066-73.

PMID:
19643291
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsEnhanced flexor tendon healing through controlled delivery of PDGF-BB.Thomopoulos S, Das R, Silva MJ, Sakiyama-Elbert S, Harwood FL, Zampiakis E, Kim HM, Amiel D, Gelberman RH.J Orthop Res. 2009 Sep;27(9):1209-15.

PMID:
19322789
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsArthroscopic findings in gout of the wrist.Wilczynski MC, Gelberman RH, Adams A, Goldfarb CA.J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Feb;34(2):244-50. Epub 2009 Jan 9.

PMID:
19135809
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsOsteochondroma of the capitate causing rupture of the extensor digiti minimi: case report.Shah NR, Wilczynski M, Gelberman R.J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Jan;34(1):46-8.

PMID:
19121729
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsControlled-release kinetics and biologic activity of platelet-derived growth factor-BB for use in flexor tendon repair.Sakiyama-Elbert SE, Das R, Gelberman RH, Harwood F, Amiel D, Thomopoulos S.J Hand Surg Am. 2008 Nov;33(9):1548-57.

PMID:
18984337
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsGanglia 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.

PMID:
18716098
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free ArticleRelated citationsEffect 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.

PMID:
18590854
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsThe effect of muscle loading on flexor tendon-to-bone healing in a canine model.Thomopoulos S, Zampiakis E, Das R, Silva MJ, Gelberman RH.J Orthop Res. 2008 Dec;26(12):1611-7.

PMID:
18524009
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsProximal 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]

Related citationsExtra-articular steroid injection: early patient response and the incidence of flare reaction.Goldfarb CA, Gelberman RH, McKeon K, Chia B, Boyer MI.J Hand Surg Am. 2007 Dec;32(10):1513-20.

PMID:
18070637
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsThe radial nerve in the brachium: an anatomic study in human cadavers.Carlan D, Pratt J, Patterson JM, Weiland AJ, Boyer MI, Gelberman RH.J Hand Surg Am. 2007 Oct;32(8):1177-82.

PMID:
17923300
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsPDGF-BB released in tendon repair using a novel delivery system promotes cell proliferation and collagen remodeling.Thomopoulos S, Zaegel M, Das R, Harwood FL, Silva MJ, Amiel D, Sakiyama-Elbert S, Gelberman RH.J Orthop Res. 2007 Oct;25(10):1358-68.

PMID:
17551975
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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