David Richard Steinberg, M.D.

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Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery

Contact information
Penn Orthopaedic Institute
3737 Market Street
Penn Medicine University City
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 662-3340
Fax: (215) 349-5128
B.A. (Biology)
Princeton University, 1980.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1984.
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Description of Research Expertise

1. Cartilage repair with bioengineered hydrogels.
2. Tissue engineering for tendon repair.
3. Effects of non steroidal anti-inflammatory medications on rotator cuff repair.
4. Distal radius fractures.
5. Thumb basal joint arthritis.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Dr. Steinberg treats all forms of upper extremity pathology, both acute and chronic, focusing on hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. He performs hand & wrist arthroscopy. He also performs nerve repair & reconstruction in both upper & lower extremities. He has expertise in microsurgery, and is a member of the Penn Hand Transplant Program.

Description of Other Expertise

Dr. Steinberg has a strong interest in resident & fellow education. He is Director of the Hand/Upper Extremity/Microsurgery Fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of numerous committees in national organizations, most of which focus on orthopaedic education. He has served as an Examiner for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery since 2008.

Selected Publications

Kazmers Nikolas H, Liu Tiffany C, Gordon Joshua A, Bozentka David J, Steinberg David R, Gray Benjamin L: Patient- and Disease-Specific Factors Associated With Operative Management of de Quervain Tendinopathy. The Journal of hand surgery Sep 2017.

Kim Minwook, Farrell Megan J, Steinberg David R, Burdick Jason A, Mauck Robert L: Enhanced nutrient transport improves the depth-dependent properties of tri-layered engineered cartilage constructs with zonal co-culture of chondrocytes and MSCs. Acta biomaterialia 58: 1-11, Aug 2017.

Kazmers Nikolas H, Fryhofer George W, Gittings Daniel, Bozentka David J, Steinberg David R, Gray Benjamin L: Acute Deep Infections of the Upper Extremity: The Utility of Obtaining Atypical Cultures in the Presence of Purulence. The Journal of hand surgery 42(8): 663.e1-663.e8, Aug 2017.

Pfeifer Christian G, Fisher Matthew B, Saxena Vishal, Kim Minwook, Henning Elizabeth A, Steinberg David R, Dodge George R, Mauck Robert Leon: AGE-DEPENDENT SUBCHONDRAL BONE REMODELING AND CARTILAGE REPAIR IN A MINIPIG DEFECT MODEL. Tissue engineering. Part C, Methods Jul 2017.

Amaral S, Kessler S, Levy T, Gaetz W, McAndrew C, Chang B,Lopez S, Braham E, Humpl D, Hsia M, Ferry K, Xu X, Elder D, Lefkowitz D, Feudtner C, Thibaudeau S, Lin I, Kovach S, Schwartz E, Bozentka D, Carrigan R, Steinberg D, Kanchwala S, Zlotolow D, Kozin S, Jensen F, Bryant P, Shaked A, Levine M, Levin LS: 18-month outcomes of heterologous bilateral hand transplantation in a child: a case report. Lancet Child Adolesc Health July 2017 Notes: http://dx.doi.org10.1016/S2352-4642(17)30035-4.

Buterbaugh K, Gordon J, Kazmers N, Khoury V, Bozentka D, Steinberg D: Ultrasonographic evaluation of zone II flexor tendon lacerations and repairs: a cadaveric study. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal 27, June 2017.

David R. Steinberg: Book review: "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People" AOA This Week. American Orthopaedic Association, June 2017.

Riggin Corinne N, Qu Feini, Kim Dong Hwa, Huegel Julianne, Steinberg David R, Kuntz Andrew F, Soslowsky Louis J, Mauck Robert L, Bernstein Joseph: Electrospun PLGA Nanofiber Scaffolds Release Ibuprofen Faster and Degrade Slower After In Vivo Implantation. Annals of biomedical engineering Jun 2017.

Fryhofer G, Kazmers N, Gittings D, Bozentka D, Steinberg D, Gray B: Acute deep infections of the upper extremity: the utility of obtaining atypical cultures and factors associated with culture positivity. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal 27, June 2017.

Cheema A, Niziolek P, Kneeland JB, Bozentka D, Steinberg D: Height-to-length ratios to assess flexion deformity in scaphoid fractures-a comparison of measurement techniques. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal 27, June 2017.

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Last updated: 11/20/2017
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