David Richard Steinberg, M.D.

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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
Education:
B.A. (Biology)
Princeton University, 1980.
M.D.
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

Nypaver C, Behar B, Lee A, Fryhofer G, Gray BL, Bozentka DJ, Steinberg DR : Palmar Fasciectomy versus Standard Fasciectomy +/- Checkrein Ligament Release when using the Digit WidgetTM in the Treatment of Severe Dupuytren Proximal Interphalangeal Phalanx (PIP) Joint Contractures American Association of Hand Surgeons, Virtual Annual Meeting January 2021 Notes: e-poster.

Fryhofer GW, MTR, Zlotnick HM, Stoeckl BD, Farrell MJ, Steinberg DR, Mauck RL: Fabrication and maturation of integrated biphasic anatomic MSC-laden composite scaffolds for osteochondral repair and joint resurfacing. J Ortho Res 2021.

Stephens, Andrew; Buterbaugh, Kristen; Gordon, Joshua; Steinberg, David; Bozentka, David; Khoury, Viviane; Kazmers, Nikolas: A comparison of magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasonographic evaluation of zone II partial flexor tendon lacerations: a cadaveric study. J Ultrasound Med November 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1002/jum.15553.

Hannah M. Zlotnick, BS, Brendan D. Stoeckl, MS, Elizabeth A. Henning, MS, David R. Steinberg, MD, Robert L. Mauck, PhD: Optimized Media Volumes Enable Homogeneous Growth of MSC-Based Engineered Cartilage Constructs. Tissue Engineering Part A Nov 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1089/ten.TEA.2020.0123. Online ahead of print.

Hooper RC, Zhou N, Wang L, Shauver MJ, Chung KC, for the WRIST Group: Pre-injury activity predicts outcomes following distal radius fractures in patients age 60 and older. PLoS ONE. Hans-Peter Simmen (eds.). 15(5), May 2020 Notes: e0232684. https://doi.org/10.1371/ journal.pone.0232684

Zvi Steinberger, Erin L. Weber, Francesco Amendola, Jonathan Lundy, L. Scott Levin, David Steinberg: Supinator to anterior interosseous nerve transfer for lower brachial plexus injuries: an anatomical study. University of Pennsylvania May 29 2020 Notes: Poster - Research Day Symposium/Conference, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania.

George Fryhofer....David Steinberg, Robert Mauck: INCOMPLETE Fabrication and maturation of integrated biphasic MSC-laden composite scaffolds for osteochondral repair. University of Pennsylvania May 29 2020 Notes: presented at Research Day Symposium, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania.

Christina Nypaver, MD; Brittany Behar, MD; Alfred Lee, BS; David Steinberg, MD: INCOMPLETE Less Invasive Fasciectomy versus Standard Fasciectomy +/- Checkrein Ligament Release when using the Digit Widget in the Treatment of Severe Dupuytren Proximal Interphalangeal Phalanx Joint Contractures University of Pennsylvania May 29 2020 Notes: presented at Research Day Symposium, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania.

Arturo J. Rios-Diaz, MD, Said C. Azoury, MD, Jessica R. Cunning, BS, MBA, Robyn B. Broach, PhD, David Steinberg, MD, David J. Bozentka, MD, Ines C. Lin, MD, Benjamin Chang, MD, John P. Fischer, MD, MPH, L. Scott Levin, MD, FACS, FAOA: The Story Behind Isolated Hand or Digit Traumatic Amputations: A One-Year Evaluation of Traumatic Amputation Treatment Course and Success of Replantation 65th Annual Meeting of Plastic Surgery Research Council May 2020 Notes: selected for podium presentation, pre-COVID.

Chung KC, Kim HM, Malay S, Shauver MJ: The Wrist and Radius Injury Surgical Trial: 12-Month Outcomes from a Multicenter International Randomized Clinical Trial. Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 145: 1054e, March 2020 Notes: DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000006829.

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Last updated: 01/07/2021
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