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Torticollis Clinic

 

Matthew B Dobbs, MD

Dr. Dobbs specializes in the treatment of pediatric spine and foot deformities. He is nationally recognized for his skill at treating all pediatric foot disorders, including the use of the Ponseti method of clubfoot correction, as well as for a minimally invasive approach toward the treatment of congenital vertical talus. Additional clinical interests include the surgical management of scoliosis, limb length discrepancies, and the treatment of pediatric orthopedic trauma. Dr. Dobbs is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Department Of Orthopedics
44
Male
2001
2001
French
Orthopedics-Pediatric
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
1 Children's Place
1St Floor Suite B
St. Louis, MO 63110
314.514.3500
  
2001 South Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63131
800.850.2960
  
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Education

Medical School: University of Iowa Iowa City
Internship: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics Iowa City Iowa
Residency: University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics Iowa City Iowa
Fellowship: Shriner's Hospital for Children

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
Illinois Public Aid/Health Connect
Medicaid MO/ Missouri HealthNet
Medicare
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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Immobilization After Pinning of Supracondylar Distal Humerus Fractures in Children: Use of the A-frame Cast.McKeon KE, O'Donnell JC, Bashyal R, Hou CC, Luhmann SJ, Dobbs MB, Gordon JE.J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Jan;32(1):e1-5.

PMID:
22173398
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsIsolated navicular-medial cuneiform tarsal coalition revisited: a case report.Ross JR, Dobbs MB.J Pediatr Orthop. 2011 Dec;31(8):e85-8.

PMID:
22101672
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsVariants in genes that encode muscle contractile proteins influence risk for isolated clubfoot.Weymouth KS, Blanton SH, Bamshad MJ, Beck AE, Alvarez C, Richards S, Gurnett CA, Dobbs MB, Barnes D, Mitchell LE, Hecht JT.Am J Med Genet A. 2011 Sep;155A(9):2170-9. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.34167. Epub 2011 Aug 10.

PMID:
21834041
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsGenetics of clubfoot.Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA.J Pediatr Orthop B. 2012 Jan;21(1):7-9.

PMID:
21817922
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsPitx1 haploinsufficiency causes clubfoot in humans and a clubfoot-like phenotype in mice.Alvarado DM, McCall K, Aferol H, Silva MJ, Garbow JR, Spees WM, Patel T, Siegel M, Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA.Hum Mol Genet. 2011 Oct 15;20(20):3943-52. Epub 2011 Jul 20.

PMID:
21775501
[PubMed - in process]

Related citationsCommon polymorphisms in human lysyl oxidase genes are not associated with the adolescent idiopathic scoliosis phenotype.McGregor TL, Gurnett CA, Dobbs MB, Wise CA, Morcuende JA, Morgan TM, Menon R, Muglia LJ.BMC Med Genet. 2011 Jul 8;12:92.

PMID:
21740577
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsRe: Ward K, Ogilvie JW, Singleton MV, et al. Validation of DNA-based prognostic testing to predict spinal curve progression in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Spine 2010;35:E1455-64.Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2011 Jul 1;36(15):1257; author reply 1257. No abstract available.

PMID:
21691188
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsExome sequencing identifies an MYH3 mutation in a family with distal arthrogryposis type 1.Alvarado DM, Buchan JG, Gurnett CA, Dobbs MB.J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Jun 1;93(11):1045-50.

PMID:
21531865
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsGenome-wide association studies of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis suggest candidate susceptibility genes.Sharma S, Gao X, Londono D, Devroy SE, Mauldin KN, Frankel JT, Brandon JM, Zhang D, Li QZ, Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA, Grant SF, Hakonarson H, Dormans JP, Herring JA, Gordon D, Wise CA.Hum Mol Genet. 2011 Apr 1;20(7):1456-66. Epub 2011 Jan 7.

PMID:
21216876
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsSymptomatic bunionette deformity in adolescents: surgical treatment with metatarsal sliding osteotomy.Masquijo JJ, Willis BR, Kontio K, Dobbs MB.J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Dec;30(8):904-9.

PMID:
21102221
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsVascular abnormalities correlate with decreased soft tissue volumes in idiopathic clubfoot.Merrill LJ, Gurnett CA, Siegel M, Sonavane S, Dobbs MB.Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 May;469(5):1442-9. Epub 2010 Nov 2.

PMID:
21042891
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsValidity and reliability of intraoperative monitoring in pediatric spinal deformity surgery: a 23-year experience of 3436 surgical cases.Thuet ED, Winscher JC, Padberg AM, Bridwell KH, Lenke LG, Dobbs MB, Schootman M, Luhmann SJ.Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2010 Sep 15;35(20):1880-6.

PMID:
20802388
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsEvaluation of GPR50, hMel-1B, and ROR-alpha melatonin-related receptors and the etiology of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis.Shyy W, Wang K, Gurnett CA, Dobbs MB, Miller NH, Wise C, Sheffield VC, Morcuende JA.J Pediatr Orthop. 2010 Sep;30(6):539-43.

PMID:
20733416
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsSkeletal muscle abnormalities and genetic factors related to vertical talus.Merrill LJ, Gurnett CA, Connolly AM, Pestronk A, Dobbs MB.Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011 Apr;469(4):1167-74. Epub 2010 Jul 20.

PMID:
20645034
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsFamilial isolated clubfoot is associated with recurrent chromosome 17q23.1q23.2 microduplications containing TBX4.Alvarado DM, Aferol H, McCall K, Huang JB, Techy M, Buchan J, Cady J, Gonzales PR, Dobbs MB, Gurnett CA.Am J Hum Genet. 2010 Jul 9;87(1):154-60.

PMID:
20598276
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Free PMC ArticleRelated citationsA minimally invasive treatment protocol for the congenital dislocation of the knee.Shah NR, Limpaphayom N, Dobbs MB.J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Oct-Nov;29(7):720-5.

PMID:
20104152
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsComplications after pinning of supracondylar distal humerus fractures.Bashyal RK, Chu JY, Schoenecker PL, Dobbs MB, Luhmann SJ, Gordon JE.J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Oct-Nov;29(7):704-8.

PMID:
20104149
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsUrgent reduction, fixation, and arthrotomy for unstable slipped capital femoral epiphysis.Chen RC, Schoenecker PL, Dobbs MB, Luhmann SJ, Szymanski DA, Gordon JE.J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Oct-Nov;29(7):687-94.

PMID:
20104146
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsRigid pediatric pes planovalgus: conservative and surgical treatment options.Rodriguez N, Choung DJ, Dobbs MB.Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2010 Jan;27(1):79-92. Review.

PMID:
19963171
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Related citationsAltered transmission of HOX and apoptotic SNPs identify a potential common pathway for clubfoot.Ester AR, Weymouth KS, Burt A, Wise CA, Scott A, Gurnett CA, Dobbs MB, Blanton SH, Hecht JT.Am J Med Genet A. 2009 Dec;149A(12):2745-52.

PMID:
19938081
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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