Jay Keener

Jay Keener, MD

Associate Professor

Chief, Shoulder and Elbow

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(314) 514-3500

Dr. Keener specializes in the evaluation and treatment of shoulder and elbow disorders, including throwing shoulder injuries, labral tears and biceps tendon injuries, rotator cuff disease and tears, frozen shoulder syndrome, shoulder and elbow arthritis, shoulder fractures, minimally invasive shoulder fracture fixation, shoulder and elbow joint replacement, acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joint injuries, shoulder instability and reverse shoulder arthroplasty.

Clinical Office Locations

  • Center for Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

    Center for Advanced Medicine

    4921 Parkview Place

    St Louis, MO 63110

  • Washington University Orthopedics / Chesterfield

    14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

    Chesterfield, MO 63017

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

Book Chapters:

  • Prosthetic Replacement for Proximal Humerus Fractures (Chapter 12). Keener JD and Galatz LM. Shoulder and Elbow Arthroplasty. Ed: Williams G, Yamaguchi K, Ramsey M and Galatz L. Ed: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA: 155-171, 2005.
  • Disorders of the Biceps Tendon (Chapter 7). Yamaguchi K, Keener JD and Galatz LM. Disorders of the Shoulder: Diagnosis and Management. Vol 1, 2nd edition. Ed: Iannotti JP and Williams GR. Ed: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA.: 217-260, 2007.
  • Subscapularis Reconstruction (Chapter 13). Keener JD and Yamaguchi K. Surgical Techniques in Sports Medicine. Ed: ElAttrache NS, Harner CD, Mirzayan R and Sekiya JK. Ed: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA:137-144, 2007.
  • Arthroscopic Distal Clavicle Resection (Chapter 6). Keener JD . Minimally Invasive Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. Ed: Levine WN, Blaine TA, Ahmad CS. Informa Healthcare, New York, NY: 61-75, 2007.
  • Shoulder and Elbow Injuries in the Athlete (Chapter 22) Keener JD , Ahmad CS, ElAttrache NS, Yamaguchi K. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 9. Ed: Fischgrund. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL: 273-285, 2008. Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff Tears (Chapter 14). Keener JD . Orthopaedic Knowledge Update - Shoulder and Elbow 3. Ed: Galatz, LM. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL: 161-172, 2008.
  • Arthroscopic Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears (Chapter 11). Tashjian RZ, Keener JD and Yamaguchi K. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. Ed: Miller M. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA: 1-13, 2008.
  • The Recurrent Unstable Elbow: Diagnosis and Treatment (Chapter 19). Murthi AM, Keener JD , Armstrong AD, Getz CL. Instructional Course Lectures. Ed: Egol KA and Tornetta P. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL: 215-226, 2011.
  • Arthroscopic Treatment of Rotator Cuff Tears (Chapter 10). Tashjian RZ, Keener JD , Yamaguchi K. Part 1 – Sports Medicine, Section I – Shoulder, Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery Volume 1. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA: 81-90, 2012.
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair (Chapter 20). Jobin CM, Keener JD , Yamaguchi K. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 4 Shoulder & Elbow. Ed: Nicholson GP. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL:247-263, 2013.
  • Fractures of the Proximal Humerus and Humeral Shaft (Chapter 76). Keener, JD . Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Secrets. Ed: Placzek and Boyce. Hanley and Belfus. Philadelphia, PA. Edition revision. (In Press).

ONLINE MEDIA:

  • Sethi, PM and Keener JD. Management of ruptures of the distal triceps tendon. Orthopedic Knowledge Online, 06/12.
  • Sethi PM and Keener JD. Anatomic technique for repair of the distal triceps tendon rupture. Orthopedic Knowledge Online, 06/12.
  • Sethi PM, Keener JD : Management of Ruptures of the Distal Triceps Tendon. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Web Site: Orthopaedic Knowledge Online 2012;10(6): http://orthoportal.aaos.org/oko/article.aspx?article=OKO_SHO047#abstract. Accessed May 29, 2012.

Research Interests

Research interests include clinical outcome studies of reconstructive shoulder and elbow surgery, including: rotator cuff disease (partial and full thickness rotator cuff tears), shoulder and elbow arthritis, proximal humerus fractures, shoulder tendon transfers and labral/biceps tendon repairs. Other research interests include outcomes of various resident education teaching methods. Basic science interests include biomechanical constructs for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair and shoulder tendon transfers for irreparable rotator cuff injuries.

Clinical Interests

Shoulder and elbow arthroscopic surgery; shoulder instability; throwing shoulder injuries; labral tears and biceps tendon injuries; rotator cuff disease and tears; frozen shoulder syndrome; shoulder and elbow arthritis; shoulder fractures; minimally invasive shoulder fracture fixation; shoulder and elbow joint replacement; reverse shoulder arthroplasty; acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joint injuries.

Background

After earning his bachelor of science in physical therapy and his medical degree from the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Dr. Keener completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and fellowship training in shoulder and elbow reconstruction in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. Before returning to Washington University as a faculty member in orthopaedic surgery, Dr. Keener was an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, where he was honored with an Outstanding Instructor award for his musculoskeletal course.

Board Certifications

  • 2006, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board Certified

Medical Degree

  • West Virginia University, School of Medicine

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

Fellowship

  • Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Honors and Awards:

  • 2005 - Outstanding Instructor Award, University of North Carolina Musculoskeletal Course
  • 1997- Elected Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 2007-present - Best Doctors in America
  • 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013 - Excellence in Teaching Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (Washington University)
  • 2010 - Lee T. Ford MD Award for Academic Achievement (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University)
  • 2011 - Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Physician Award for Compassionate Care (Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University)
  • 2011 - American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons European Exchange Fellowship
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Dr. Keener’s Office Locations

Center for Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

4921 Parkview Place

St Louis, MO 63110

Washington University Orthopedics – Chesterfield

14532 S. Outer Forty Drive

Chesterfield, MO 63017

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