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Facilities

Clinic
Fellows participate in hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder clinics:

Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center in Chesterfield

Barnes-Jewish Hospital - North Campus Location (Center for Advanced Medicine)

Center for Advanced Medicine - South County

St. Louis Children's Hospital

St. Louis Children's Hospital Specialty Care Center

Shriners Hospitals for Children

A multitude of upper extremity problems are seen every year, with over 15,000+ patient visits occurring at the various clinics of the different attending staff surgeons every year. In addition to these clinics, the Fellow runs the Wohl Hospital Clinic, a clinic where the Fellow is able to make independent assessment and treatment decisions without an attending staff surgeon physically present. Fellows will often discuss cases encountered in this clinic with the attending surgeons, and plan surgery accordingly. While independence is encouraged, attending surgeon availability for cases occurs 100% of the time.

Operating Rooms
Operating rooms at all locations are fully equipped for hand and upper extremity surgery, with mini fluoroscopy units available and complete set-up for upper extremity arthroscopy.

Laboratory and Research Facilities
The Orthopaedic Laboratories are located at the newly designed BJC Institute of Health building at Washington University School of Medicine. Located on the top floor, the labs occupy nearly 20,000 square feet of basic science laboratory space and support rooms forming the largest Musculoskeletal Research Center in the country.

The state of the art space includes:

  • 525 square feet for animal procedures and imaging, necroscopy and an onsite holding room.  Fresh cadaver extremities are available for research or dissection.
  • 512 square feet for biomechanical analysis.
  • 366 square feet of operating microscope and equipment for biochemical and histologic analysis.

The center also provides a number of core facility services for use throughout the School of Medicine.
For more information on our research program, please click here.

Library Resources
The J. Albert Key Library in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has a collection which contains a complete selection of standard orthopaedic textbooks, videotapes and journals.

Journals to which the library currently subscribes include:

    • The Journal of Hand Surgery (American and British volumes)
    • Hand Clinics of North America
    • Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (American & British)
    • Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 

In addition to departmental holdings, fellows have access to the extensive collection at the Washington University School of Medicine Library. Direct access to on-line (electronic) services via Medline and Euclid is available through the university’s computer network.

The departmental library and its collection are maintained by secretarial support staff as well as a consultant librarian from the Bernard Becker Medical Library at Washington University School of Medicine.

Education