Christopher McAndrew

Christopher McAndrew, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. McAndrew specializes in the management of acute fractures of the arm, leg, and pelvis. Peri-articular fracture care, polytrauma, fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, non-unions and malunions of fractures, osteomyelitis, and post-traumatic reconstruction. Dr. McAndrew has particular interest and expertise in treating: periarticular fractures of the shoulder (proximal humerus), elbow (distal humerus, olecranon, and radial head), hip (acetabulum, femoral head and neck, intertrochanteric, and subtrochanteric), knee (patella, distal femur, tibial plateau), ankle (pilon and plafond), and foot (calcaneus, talus, midfoot, Lisfranc); fractures in the polytrauma patient; fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum; peri-prosthetic fractures; and management of post-traumatic problems including nonunions, malunions, arthritis, and osteomyelitis.

Clinical Office Locations

  • Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

    Barnes Jewish Hospital

    4921 Parkview Place

    St. Louis, MO 63110

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    660 Euclid Avenue

    Saint Louis, MO 63110

  • Callaghan JJ, McAndrew C, Boese CK, Forest E. Intrapelvic migration of the trial femoral head during total hip arthroplasty: is retrieval necessary? A report of four cases. Iowa Orthop J. 2006; 26: 60-2.
  • McAndrew CM, Fitzgerald SJ, Kraay MK, Goldberg VM. Incidence of Postthrombotic Syndrome in Patients Undergoing Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty for Osteoarthritis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010; 468(1): 178-81.
  • Fitzgerald SJ, McAndrew CM, Kraay MJ, Goldberg VM. Incidence of Postthrombotic Syndrome in Patients Undergoing Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty for Osteoarthritis. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2011; 469(2): 530-4. 
  • Ricci WM, McAndrew CM, Merriman DJ, Gardner MJ. What’s New in Orthopaedic Trauma. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011; 93(18):1746-1756.
  • Merriman DJ, Ricci WM, McAndrew CM, Gardner MJ. Is Application of an Anterior Pelvic Fixator Anatomically Feasible? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2012;470: 2111-2115.
  • Ricci WM, McAndrew CM, Jo M, Gardner MJ. What’s New in Orthopaedic Trauma. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012; 94(16):1525-1535.
  • Yang JS, Otero J, McAndrew CM, Ricci WM, Gardner MJ. Can Tibial Nonunion Be Predicted at 3 Months after Intramedullary Nailing? J Orthop Trauma 2013;27(11):599-603.
  • Ricci WM, Collinge C, Streubel PN, McAndrew CM, Gardner MJ. A Comparison of More and Less Aggressive Bone Debridement Protocols for the Treatment of Open Supracondylar Femur Fractures. J Orthop Trauma 2013;27(12):722-5.
  • Ricci WM, Spiguel A, McAndrew C, Gardner M. What’s New in Orthopaedic Trauma. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2013; 95(14): 1333-1342.
  • Okike K, O’Toole RV, Pollak AN, Bishop JA, McAndrew CM, Mehta S, Cross WW 3rd, Garrigues GE, Harris MB, Lebrun CT. Survey Finds Few Orthopaedic Surgeons Know the Costs of the Devices They Implant. Health Aff (Millwood) 2014:33(1):103-9.
  • Godzik J, McAndrew CM, Morshed S, Kandemir U, Kelly MP. Multiple Lower-extremity and Pelvic Fractures Increase Pulmonary Embolus Risk. Orthopaedics 2014;37(6): e517-24.
  • Shah CM, Babb PE, McAndrew CM, Brimmo O, Badarudeen S, Tornetta P 3, Ricci WM, Gardner MJ.  Definitive Plates Overlapping Provisional External Fixator Pin Sites:  Is the Infection Risk Increased?  J Orthop Trauma 2014;28(9):518-522. 
  • Linn MS, Gardner MJ, McAndrew CM, Gallagher, Ricci WM.  Is Primary Total Elbow Arthroplasty Safe for the Treatment of Open Intra-articular Distal Humerus Fractures?  Injury 2014;45(11):1747-1751.
  • Backus JD, Merriman DJ, McAndrew CM, Gardner MJ, Ricci WM.  Upright vs. Supine Radiographs of Clavicle Fractures:  Does Positioning Matter?  J Orthop Trauma 2014;28(11):636-641.
  • McAndrew CM, Merriman DJ, Gardner MJ, Ricci WM.  Standardized Posterior Pelvic Imaging:  Use of CT Inlet and CT Outlet for Evaluation and Management of Pelvic Ring Injuries.  J Orthop Trauma 2014;28(12):665-673. 
  • Ricci WM, Linn M, Gardner MJ, McAndrew CM.  What’s New in Orthopaedic Trauma.  J Bone Joint Surg Am.  2014; 96(14):1222-1230. 
  • Collinge CA, Mir H, McAndrew C. Displaced Femoral Neck Fracture in Young Adults: Accessory Fixation with Buttress Plating. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2015; 30(1): 16-21.
  • Bumpass DB, Ricci WM, McAndrew CM, Gardner MJ. A Prospective Study of Pain Reduction and Knee Dysfunction Comparing Femoral Skeletal Traction and Splinting in Adult Trauma Patients. J Orthop Trauma 2015;29(2):112-118. 
  • Ricci WM, Brandt A, McAndrew CM, Gardner MJ.  Factors Affecting Delay to      Surgery and Length of Stay for Patients with Hip Fracture.  J Orthop Trauma 2015;29(3): e109-e114.
  • Cherney SM, Haynes JA, Spraggs-Hughes AG, McAndrew CM, Ricci WM, Gardner MJ.  In Vivo Syndesmotic Over-Compression after Fixation of Ankle Fractures with a Syndesmotic Injury.  J Orthop Trauma 2015:29(9):414-419. 
  • Linn MS, McAndrew CM, Prusaczyk B, Brimmo O, Ricci WM, Gardner MJ.  Dynamic Locked Plating of Distal Femur Fractures.  J Orthop Trauma, 2015:29(10):447-450. 
  • Ricci WM, Black JC, McAndrew CM, Gardner MJ.  What’s New in Orthopaedic Trauma.  J Bone Joint Surg Am.  2015; 97(14):1200-1207. 
  • Abraham AC, Agarwalla A, Yadavalli A, McAndrew C, Liu JY, Tang SY. Multiscale Predictors of Femoral Neck in situ Strength in Aging Women: Contributions of BMD, Cortical Porosity, Reference Point Indentation, and Nonenzymatic Glycation. J Bone Miner Res. 2015:30(12):2207-2214.
  • Ricci WM, Tornetta P, Gardner MJ, Black JC, McAndrew CM, Sanders R.  Current Opinions on Fracture Follow-up: A Survey of OTA Members regarding Standards of Care and Implications for Clinical Research.  J Orthop Trauma 2016:30(3):e100-e105.
  • Bakhsh WR, Cherney SM, McAndrew CM, Ricci WM, Gardner MJ.  Surgical approaches to intramedullary nailing of the tibia:  Comparative analysis of knee pain and functional outcomes.  Injury 2016:47(4):958-961.
  • Haynes J, Cherney S, Spraggs-Hughes A, McAndrew CM, Ricci WM, Gardner, MJ.  Increased Reduction Clamp Force Associated with Syndesmotic Overcompression.  Foot Ankle Int.  2016 Jul;37(7):722-729. 
  • Cherney SM, Spraggs-Hughes AG, McAndrew CM, Ricci WM, Gardner, MJ.  Incisura Morphology as a Risk Factor for Syndesmotic Malreduction.  Foot Ankle Int.  2016 Jul;37(7):748-754. 
  • Mardam-Bey SW, Beebe MJ, Black JC, Chang EY, Kubiak EN, Bishop JA, McAndrew CM, Ricci WM, Gardner MJ.  The Effect of Transiliac-Transsacral Screw Fixation for Pelvic Ring Injuries on the Uninjured Sacroliliac Joint.  J Orthop Trauma 2016;30(9):463-468.
  • Black JC, Black JC, Ricci WM, Gardner MJ, McAndrew CM, Agarwalla A, Wojahn RD, Abar O, Simon YT.  Novel Augmentation Technique for Patellar Tendon Repair Improves Strength and Decreases Gap Formation:  A Cadaveric Study.  Clin Orthop Rel Res 2016;474:2611-2618.

Research Interests

Clinical outcomes after peri-articular fractures and polytrauma.

Clinical Interests

Management of acute fractures of the arm, leg, and pelvis. Peri-articular fracture care, polytrauma, fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum, non-unions and malunions of fractures, osteomyelitis, and post-traumatic reconstruction. Dr. McAndrew has particular interest and expertise in treating: periarticular fractures of the shoulder (proximal humerus), elbow (distal humerus, olecranon, and radial head), hip (acetabulum, femoral head and neck, intertrochanteric, and subtrochanteric), knee (patella, distal femur, tibial plateau), ankle (pilon and plafond), and foot (calcaneus, talus, midfoot, Lisfranc); fractures in the polytrauma patient; fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum; peri-prosthetic fractures; and management of post-traumatic problems including nonunions, malunions, arthritis, and osteomyelitis.

Background

Dr. McAndrew completed his fellowship training in Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He completed residency training in Orthopaedic Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio.

Journal Affiliations

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2014-present
  • Reviewer, Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 2010 - present
  • Reviewer, Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2011 – present

Medical Degree

  • University of Tennessee

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Fellowship

  • Trauma, Harborview Medical Center

Milestones

Excellence in Teaching Award, Washington University in Saint Louis, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2015

Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Physician Award, Washington University in Saint Louis, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014

Excellence in Teaching Award, Washington University in Saint Louis, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2014

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society, 2004

Honors and Awards:

  • 2004 - Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
  • 2008 - American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Forum Representative
  • 2014 - Excellence in Education Award, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2014 - Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Physician Award, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2015 - Excellence in Education Award, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • 2015 - Excellence in Education Award, Washington  University in St. Louis, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Professional Societies and Organizations:

  • AO North America Faculty, 2010 – present  
  • St. Louis Orthopedic Society, 2010 – present
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Diplomate, 2012 – present
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, Member, 2013 – present
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Member, 2013 – present
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, Member, 2013 – present

Committees:

Residency Committees/Honors

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Liaison, 2008 – 2009
  • American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Forum, 2008
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Education Committee, 2007 – 2009

University/Hospital Committees

  • Orthopaedic Trauma Service “Meaningful Use” Liaison, 2010 – present
  • BJH Trauma Performance Improvement Committee, 2010 – present
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Patient Safety Data Review Committee, 2012 – present
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Resident Research Committee, 2012 - present
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital Safety and Quality Council, 2013 – present
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery IRB Internal Review Committee, 2015 - present 
  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Clinical Competency Committee, 2015 - present 

National and International Committees

  • AO Trauma North America Fellowship Supervisory Board, 2015-present
  • Orthopaedic Trauma Association Health Policy Committee, 2016-present
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Dr. McAndrew’s Office Locations

Center for Advanced Medicine (CAM)

Barnes Jewish Hospital

4921 Parkview Place

St Louis, MO 63110

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