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Orthopedics

Leesa M. Galatz, MD

Current Position
Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Chief, Shoulder and Elbow Service


Specialty Areas
Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Additional Features & Interviews with Dr. Galatz:

Visit Dr. Galatz's page on the Orthopedic Surgery website

Read about Dr Galatz from the Washington University Record

Patients Seen At
Center for Advanced Medicine
Cervical Spine Institute & Center for Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
4921 Parkview Place, A, 12
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-514-3500
Fax:   314-747-2643
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Washington University Orthopedics
14532 S. Outer 40 Drive
Chesterfield, MO  63017
314-514-3500
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8233
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Orthopedics, traumatic and degenerative disorders of the shoulder and elbow; rotator cuff disorders; arthroscopic surgery of the upper extremity; shoulder instability; orthopedic injury, arthroplasty of the upper extremity

Board Certification
Orthopedic Surgery -- Certified

Medical Education
Medical Degree: The George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington D.C., 1993
Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, George Washington University Hospital, Washington D.C., 1998
Fellowship: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1999
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish Hospital West County
St. Louis Children's Hospital
Veteran Affairs Medical Center (John Cochran)

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Charles S. Neer Award - 2009
1993 - Jules Neviaser Award

Selected or Recent Journal Articles

Killian ML, Cavinatto L, Shah SA, Sato EJ, Ward SR, Havlioglu N, Galatz LM, Thomopoulos S. The effects of chronic unloading and gap formation on tendon-to-bone healing in a rat model of massive rotator cuff tears. J Orthop Res. 2014 Mar;32(3):439-47


Nelson G, WU T, Galatz LM, Yamaguchi K, Keener JD.  Elbow arthroscopy: early complications and associated risk factors.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg, 2014 Feb;23(2):273-8

Namdari S, Donegan, RP, Chamberlain A, Galatz LM, Yamaguchi K, Keener J. Factors Affecting Outcome After Structural Failure of Repaired Rotator Cuff Tears. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jan 15;96(2):99-105.

Keener J, Galatz LM, Stobbs-Cucchi G, Patton R, Yamaguchi K.  Rehabilitation Following Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair: A Prospective Randomized Trial of Immobilization Compared with Early Motion.  J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Jan;96(1):11-19 ?? 

Rouleau DM, Sandman E, Van Riet R, Galatz LM.  Management of fractures of the proximal ulna.  Journal of the AAOS 2013;21(3):149-160.

Killian ML, Lim CT, Thomopoulas S, Charlton N, Kim HM, Galatz LM. The Effect of Unloading on Gene Expression of Healthy and Injured Rotator Cuffs.   J Orthrop Res, 2013;31(8):1240-8

Paxton SE, Teefey S, Dahiya N, Keener J, Yamaguchi K, Galatz LM.  Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes of Failed Repairs of Large or Massive Rotator Cuff Tears:  Minimum 10 year Follow-up.  J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2013 Apr 03;95(7):627-632

Omid R, Hamid N, Keener JD, Galatz LM, Yamaguchi K.  Relationship of the radial nerve to the anterior capsule of the elbow:  Anatomy with correlation to arthroscopy.  Arthroscopy 2012 Dec;28(12):1800-4

Galatz LM, Parsons B, Keener J, Williams G, Flatow E.  Intermediate outcomes following percutaneous fixation of proximal humerus fractures.  J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2012 Jul 03;94(13):1223-1228

Kim HM, Galatz LM, Lim C, Havlioglu N. Thomopoulos S.  The effect of tear size and nerve injury on rotator cuff muscle fatty degeneration in a rodent animal model. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2012; v21(7):847-858

Killian M, Cavinatto L, Galatz LM, Thomopoulos S.  The role of mechanobiology in tendon healing.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2012;21(2)228-237

Killian ML, Cavinatto L, Galatz LM, Thomopoulos S. "Recent advances in shoulder research." Arthritis Res Ther. 2012 Jun 15;14(3):214

Goldfarb CA, Patterson JM, Sutter M, Krauss M, Steffen JA, Galatz L. "Elbow radiographic anatomy: measurement techniques and normative data." J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 Sep;21(9):1236-46.

Killian ML, Cavinatto L, Galatz LM, Thomopoulos S. "The role of mechanobiology in tendon healing." J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2012 Feb;21(2):228-37.

Smith L, Xia Y, Galatz LM, Genin GM, Thomopoulos S. "Tissue-engineering strategies for the tendon/ligament-to-bone insertion." Connect Tissue Res. 2012;53(2):95-105.


For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Leesa M. Galatz

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