Andrew Thome, MD

Andrew Thome, MD

Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Division of Foot and Ankle Surgery

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Dr. Thome cares for adult and adolescent patients and athletes with both common and complex injuries and disorders of the foot and ankle. He has a particular clinical interest in foot and ankle trauma/sports injuries, including fractures and tendon injuries, deformities such as flatfoot deformity, cavovarus, bunions and hammertoes, as well as arthritis of the foot and ankle. 

Common Diagnoses Treated

  • Achilles ruptures/tendonitis
  • Acquired adult flatfoot deformity
  • Ankle and foot fractures
  • Ankle and pilon fractures
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ankle sprains (low ankle sprain)
  • Bunions (Hallux valgus)
  • Cavovarus foot (high arch feet)
  • Hallux rigidus (great toe arthritis)
  • Hammer toes
  • Lisfranc injuries (midfoot sprain)
  • Midfoot arthritis
  • Midfoot and forefoot fractures
  • Osteochondral lesions
  • Peroneal tendon tears and subluxation
  • Planovalgus foot deformity (flat foot)
  • Posterior tibial tendonitis and tendon dysfunction
  • Stress fractures
  • Subtalar arthritis

Common Procedures

  • Achilles tendon repair/reconstruction
  • Ankle arthroscopy
  • Ankle and foot fracture fixation
  • Ankle and hindfoot fusions
  • Bunion correction
  • Cavovarus reconstruction
  • Flatfoot reconstruction
  • Lateral ligament reconstruction
  • Midfoot fusion
  • Total ankle replacement

Clinical Office Locations

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Academic Office Mailing Address

  • Washington University School of Medicine

    Campus Box 8233

    14532 South Outer Forty Drive 

    St. Louis, MO 63017

Invited National Lectureships

  • Thome AP Jr, O’Donnell S, Li N, DeFroda S, Daniels A, Blankenhorn B. “Opioid Use Following Total Ankle Replacement Versus Ankle Fusion.” E-poster at AOFAS National Meeting September 2019. Chicago, IL.
  • Thome AP Jr, Zide JR, Riccio A, et. al. Metaphyseal Fracture Displacement is Predictive of Intra-Articular Displacement in Adolescent Triplane Ankle Fractures. Accepted for audio poster at AOFAS National Meeting; September 2022; Quebec City, QC.


  • Thome AP Jr, O’Donnell R, Cohen, B, DeFroda S, Cruz A, Fleming B, Owens B. The Effect of Skeletal Maturity on Fixation Strength for Tibial Eminence Fractures: A Biomechanical Study. Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine. 2021 Nov; 9(11). doi:10.1177/23259671211049476 
  • Vutescu ES, Orman S, Albright A, Thome AP Jr, Eberson CP. Physical Examination Identifies Seymour Fractures of the Great Toe, The Journal of Pediatrics. 2021 January;233:278-279. doi:
  • Blood T, Shah K, Thome AP Jr, Mansuripur PK, Paxton ES, Born C. Infected Hematoma in the Setting of Non-Operatively Treated Proximal Humerus Fracture: Two Case Reports. JBJS Case Connector. 2019 Aug 15;9(3). doi:10.2106/JBJS.CC.18.00035 
  • Walsh D, Thome AP Jr, Mody K, Eltorai A, Daniels A, Mulcahey M. Radiation Safety Education as a Component of Orthopaedic Training. Orthopedic Reviews. 2019 March;11(1). doi:10.4081/or/2019/7883 
  • Klyce W, Thome AP Jr, Gil J, Solga P. Scapular Winging in the Pediatric Patient.JBJS Reviews. 2018 June;6(6). doi:10.2106/jbjs.rvw.17.00162 
  • Slotkin S, Thome AP Jr, Ricketts C, Georgiadis A, Cruz AI Jr, Seeley M. Anterior Knee Pain in Children and Adolescents: Overview and Management. The Journal of Knee Surgery. 2018; 31(5):392–398. doi:10.1055/s-0038-1632376 
  • Cohen, B, Thome AP Jr, Tabaddor R, Owens B. Open Surgical Stabilization of Glenohumeral Dislocations. JBJS Essential Surgical Techniques. 2018;8(2). doi:10.2106/ 
  • Heller A, Melvani R, Thome AP Jr, Leamon J, Schwend RM. Predictors of Variability in the Length of Surgery of Posterior Instrumented Arthrodesis in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B. 2016;25(2):258-62.
  • Bhatti I, Thome AP Jr, Smith P, Cook-Wiens G, Yeh HW, Gaffney G, Hellings J. A Retrospective Study of Amitriptyline in Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2013 May;43(5):1017-1027.

Research Interests

Dr. Thome’s research interests center around improving patient outcomes and optimizing patient’s recovery. Some of his research has included determining optimal techniques for fracture fixation using a biomechanical model in the lab as well as clinical outcomes research looking at opioid use following total ankle replacement to help determine risk factors for prolonged opioid use after total ankle to help minimize side effects and the potential for dependency. Dr. Thome has also authored several book chapters and continues to pursue evidence based medicine. He is actively involved with the AOFAS (American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society) and AOA (American Orthopaedic Association) as an Emerging Leader.


Dr. Thome was born and raised in St. Louis, MO, and attended St. Louis Priory School where he was an active member of the tennis team. Dr. Thome is excited to return to St. Louis to join Washington University Orthopedics after his orthopaedic surgery subspecialty training with fellowships completed in both foot and ankle surgery and orthopaedic trauma. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency training and an orthopaedic trauma surgery fellowship at Brown University in Providence, RI, and then pursued an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX with Dr. James Brodsky.

Board Certifications

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Degree

  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Kansas City, MO


  • Orthopedic Surgery, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI


  • Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI 
  •  Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Sports Team Experience

  • Brown University Men’s and Women’s Ice Hockey Team
  • Newport International Tennis Hall of Fame Open

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS)
  • American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) 

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