Fraser Leversedge, MD
Professor, Orthopedics

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Medical School:
  • MD, Dartmouth Medical School (1995)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Dartmouth College (NH) (1990)
Residency:
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Orthopedics (2000)
Fellowships:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Hand Surgery (2001)
Languages: English
Department: Orthopedics

Professional Titles

  • Chief: Section of Hand, Wrist & Elbow Surgery
  • Co-Director: Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury Program, University of Colorado
  • Associate Director: Hand Surgery Fellowship

Recognition & Awards

  • Principal Investigator: Jamie Dianne Bulken-Hoover Memorial - Best Hand Paper Award, Society of Military Orthopedic Surgeons (2020)
  • Co-Chair: 35th Annual Adrian E. Flatt Residents and Fellows Conference in Hand Surgery, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2017)
  • Council Member; Research Division Director, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2016)
    term: 2016 - 2019
  • Co-Chair: Combined Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the Australian Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2016)
  • Trustee, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (2016)
    term: 2016 - 2019
  • Innovation in Education Award, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (2016)
    Does anatomic knowledge correlate with surgical competency? A multi-center pilot study.
  • Nominee, Golden Apple Award, Duke University School of Medicine (2016)
    Highest teaching award conferred by Duke medical school student body
  • Top Ten Papers, Hand and Wrist - 2016 Annual Meeting, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2016)
    Do Surgeons Agree of What Constitutes Tension at Nerve Repair Sites? (Investigator)
  • Program Co-Chair: American Society for Surgery of the Hand 2013 Annual Meeting, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2013)
  • Council Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2012)
    term: 2012-2015
  • Strength – Hope – Caring, Clinical Provider Award, Duke University Health System (2010)

Research Interests

My research interests reflect the challenges of his diverse specialty. I have been involved in developing advanced programs for training our next generation of leaders in orthopaedic and hand surgery and I am interested in research related to this educational process. I have experience and ongoing interests in clinical and basic scientific research in nerve repair and regeneration, tendon repair and reconstruction, wrist injuries, compartment syndrome and upper extremity anatomy.

Teaching

  • Visiting Professor (2020)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics
    Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Brachial Plexus & Peripheral Nerve Injuries

Publications

  • Lauder A, Chen C, Bolson RM, Leversedge FJ. Management of Recalcitrant Cubital Tunnel Syndrome. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2021 Aug 1;29(15):635-647. PubMed PMID: 33999876
  • Brogan DM, Dy CJ, Lee TY, Rioux-Forker D, Wever J, Leversedge FJ. Histologic and Functional Outcomes of Conduit Wrapping for Peripheral Nerve Repair: Early Results in a Rat Model. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2021 Sep;37(7):559-565. PubMed PMID: 33517567
  • Lauder AJ, Leversedge FJ. Long segment mixed sensorimotor nerve reconstruction with allograft: A case report of high radial nerve injury. JBJS Case Connect. 2020;10(1):e0207. PMID 31899719
  • Chung KC, Cho HE, Kim Y, Kim HM, Shauver MJ; for the WRIST Group. Assessment of anatomic restoration of distal radius fractures among older adults. A secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Network Open. 2020;3(1):e1919433.
  • Safa B, Jain S, Desai MJ, Greenberg JA, Niacaris TR, Nydick JA, Leversedge FJ, Megee DM, Zoldos J, Rinker BD, McKee DM, MacKay BJ, Ingari JV, Nesti LJ, Cho M, Valerio IL, Kao DS, El-Sheikh Y, Weber RV, Shores JT, Styron JF, Thayer WP, Przylecki WH, Hoyen HA, Buncke GM. Peripheral nerve repair throughout the body with processed nerve allografts: Results from a large multicenter study. Microsurgery. 2020;1-11. PMID: 32101338
  • Chung KC, Sasor SE, Speth KA, Wang L, Shauver MJ; for the WRIST Group (Leversedge FJ – Coinvestigator). Patient satisfaction after treatment of distal radius fractures in older adults. J Hand Surg Eur. 2020;45(1):77-84. PMID 31584341
  • Lauder AJ, Leversedge FJ. Long segment mixed sensorimotor nerve reconstruction with allograft: A case report of high radial nerve injury. JBJS Case Connect. 2020;10(1):e0207. PMID 31899719
  • Chung KC, Cho HE, Kim Y, Kim HM, Shauver MJ; for the WRIST Group (Leversedge FJ – Coinvestigator). Assessment of anatomic restoration of distal radius fractures among older adults. A secondary analysis of a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Network Open. 2020;3(1):e1919433. PMID 31951273
  • Safa B, Jain S, Desai MJ, Greenberg JA, Niacaris TR, Nydick JA, Leversedge FJ, Megee DM, Zoldos J, Rinker BD, McKee DM, MacKay BJ, Ingari JV, Nesti LJ, Cho M, Valerio IL, Kao DS, El-Sheikh Y, Weber RV, Shores JT, Styron JF, Thayer WP, Przylecki WH, Hoyen HA, Buncke GM. Peripheral nerve repair throughout the body with processed nerve allografts: Results from a large multicenter study. Microsurgery. 2020;1-11. PMID: 32101338
  • Chung KC, Kim HM, Malay S, Shauver MJ; for the WRIST Group (Leversedge FJ – Coinvestigator). The wrist and radius injury surgical trial: 12-month outcomes from a multicenter international randomized clinical trial. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020;145(6):1054e-1066e. PMID: 32195857
  • Shapiro LM, Chang J, Fox PM, Kozin SH, Chung KC, Dyer GSM, Fufa D, Leversedge FJ, Katarincic JA, Kamal RN. Measuring and improving the quality of care during global outreach trips: A primer for safe and sustainable surgery. J Hand Surg Am. 2020;45(9):851-856. PMID: 32680787
  • Leversedge FJ, Zoldos J, Nydick J, Kao DS, Thayer W, MacKay B, McKee D, Hoyen H, Safa B, Buncke GM. A multicenter matched cohort study of processed nerve allograft and conduit in digital nerve reconstruction. J Hand Surg Am. 2020; Sept 30: epub ahead of print. PMID: 33010972
  • Brogan DM, Dy CJ, Rioux-Forker D, Wever J, Leversedge FJ. The influences of repair site tension and conduit splinting on peripheral nerve reconstruction. HAND (N.Y.). Dec 24. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33356577
  • Sexton DJ, Leversedge FJ. Infectious tenosynovitis. UpToDate; eds. Spelman D and Baron EL. Wolters Kluwer: 2020. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/infectious-tenosynovitis
  • Kotton CN, Kay J, Leversedge FJ. Septic Bursitis. UpToDate; eds. Spelman D and Baron EL. Wolters Kluwer: 2020. https://www.uptodate.com/contents/septic-bursitis
  • Brogan DM, Leversedge FJ. Surgical technique and anatomical considerations for the modified L’Episcopo tendon transfer. Hand (N.Y.) 2019;14:34-41. PMID: 30295084
  • Lauder A, Mithani S, Leversedge FJ. Management of Recalcitrant Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2019;27(15):551-562. PMID: 30973521
  • Chung KC, Malay S, Shauver MJ, Kim HM, for the WRIST Group (Leversedge FJ – Coinvestigator). Assessment of distal radius fracture complications among adults 60 years or older: A secondary analysis of the WRIST randomized clinical trial. JAMA Network Open. 2019;2(1):e187053. PMID: 30657531
  • Leversedge FJ. Guidelines for Short-Term Hand Surgery Outreach Trips: Building Trust and Establishing Continuity. Hand Clin. 2019;35(4):449-455. PMID 31585606
  • Chung KC, Malay S, Shauver MJ, for the WRIST Group (Leversedge FJ – Coinvestigator). The relationship between hand therapy and long-term outcomes after distal radius fracture in older adults: Evidence from the randomized wrist and radius injury surgical trial. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2019;144:230e-237e. PMID: 31348349
  • Chung KC, Kim HM, Malay S, Shauver MJ, for the WRIST Group (Leversedge FJ – Coinvestigator). Predicting outcomes after distal radius fracture: A 24-center international clinical trial of older adults. J Hand Surg Am. 2019;44(9):762-771. PMID: 31345563
  • Chung KC, Malay S, Shauver MJ, for the WRIST Group. The Complexity of Conducting a Multi-Center Clinical Trial: Taking it to the Next Level Stipulated by the Federal Agencies. Accepted, Plast Reconstr Surg.
  • Chung KC, Sasor SE, Speth KA, Wang L, Shauver MJ; for the WRIST Group. Patient satisfaction after treatment of distal radius fractures in older adults. J Hand Surg Eur. Accepted for publication, 2019.
  • Hein RE, Ruch DS, Klifto CS, Leversedge FJ, Mithani SK, Pidgeon TS, Richard MJ, Cendales LC. Hand Transplantation in the United States: A review of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing Database. Am J Transplant. 2019 Nov 15. epub ahead of print. PMID 31733027
  • Matson AP, Kavolus JJ, Byrd WA, Leversedge FJ, Brigman BE. Influence of trainee experience on choice of orthopaedic subspecialty fellowship. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2018;26(3):e62-e67. PMID: 29283897.
  • Kumar AH, Kim J, Sadeghi N, Leversedge FJ, Moorman CT 3rd, Grant SA. The use of ultrasound imaging for brachial plexus injury assessment following operative clavicle repair. Can J Anaesth. 2018;65(6):739-741. PMID: 29383656
  • Kamal RN, Leversedge FJ, Ruch DS, Mithani SK, Cotterell IHF, Richard MJ. The sigmoid notch view for distal radius fractures. J Hand Surg Am. Apr 2018. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 29680335
  • Leversedge FJ, Brigman B, Alman BA. “Accelerated Pathway in Orthopaedic Surgery: A Two-Year Pilot Experience.” Scientific Meeting Abstracts; American Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) Council of Orthopaedic Residency Directors (CORD) Summer 2017 Conference: Top Abstracts. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2018;100:e68(1-6).
  • Leversedge FJ. Citation accuracy regarding the influence of compression on fracture healing. J Hand Surg Am. 2018;43(8):11. PMID: 30077231
  • Brubacher JW, Leversedge FJ. Ulnar neuropathy in cyclists. Hand Clin. 2017;33(1):199-205. PMID: 27886836
  • Desai MJ, Matson AP, Ruch DS, Leversedge FJ, Aldridge JM 3rd, Richard MJ. Perioperative glucocorticoid administration improves elbow motion in terrible triad injuries. J Hand Surg Am. 2017;42(1):41-46. PMID: 28052827
  • Matson AP, Dekker TJ, Lampley AJ, Richard MJ, Leversedge FJ, Ruch DS. Diagnosis and arthroscopic management of dorsal wrist capsular impingement. J Hand Surg Am. 2017;42:e167-e174. PMID: 28259281
  • Rinker B, Zoldos J, Weber RV, Ko J, Thayer W, Greenberg J, Leversedge FJ, Safa B, Buncke G. Use of processed nerve allografts to repair nerve injuries greater than 25mm in the hand. Ann Plast Surg. 2017;78 (6S Suppl 5):S292-S295. PMID: 28328632
  • Matson AP, Garcia RM, Richard MJ, Leversedge FJ, Aldridge JM, Ruch DS. Percutaneous treatment of unstable scaphoid waist fractures. Hand (N.Y.). 2017;12(4):362-368. PMID: 28644940.
  • Desai MJ, Mithani SK, Lodha SJ, Richard MJ, Leversedge FJ, Ruch DS. Major peripheral nerve injuries after elbow arthroscopy. Arthroscopy 2016; e-pub ahead of print. PMID: 26853949
  • Leversedge FJ, Cotterell I, Nickel B, Crosmer M, Richard M, Angermeier E. Ultrasound-Guided de Quervain’s Injection: Accuracy and Anatomic Considerations in a Cadaver Model. J Amer Acad Ortho Surg. 2016 Jun;24(6):399-404. PMID: 27128027
  • Richard M, Lampley A, Patel P, Riikka N, Mithani S, Leversedge F, Ruch D. The importance of the palmar lunate facet in the treatment of distal radius fractures. Duke Orthop J. 2016;6(1):56-60.
  • Desai MJ, Daly CA, Seiler JG III, Wray WH III, Ruch DS, Leversedge FJ. Radial to axillary nerve transfers: A combined case series. J Hand Surg Am. 2016;41:1128-34. PMID: 27663054
  • Desai MJ, Brogan DM, Richard MJ, Mithani SK, Leversedge FJ, Ruch DS. Biomechanical comparison of suture-button suspensionplasty and LRTI for basilar thumb arthritis. Hand (NY). 2016;11(4):438-443. PMID: 28149211
  • Ruch DS, Orr SB, Richard MJ, Leversedge FJ, Mithani SK, Laino DK. A comparison of débridement with and without anconeus muscle flap for treatment of refractory lateral epicondylitis. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2015; 24:236-241. PMID: 25457781
  • Morewood MP, Ruch DS, Leversedge FJ, Mithani SK, Kamal RN, Richard MJ. Olecranon fractures with sagittal splits treated with dual fixation. J Hand Surg Am 2015; 40(4):711-715. PMID: 25701490
  • Bayne CO, Slikker III W, Ma J, Ruch DS, Leversedge FJ, Cohen MS, Wysocki RW. Clinical Outcomes of the Flexor Carpi Ulnaris Turnover Flap for Posterior Elbow Soft Tissue Defects. J Hand Surg Am. 2015; 40:2358-2363. PMID: 26612633
  • Mayer SW, Ruch DS, Leversedge FJ. The influence of thumb metacarpophalangeal joint rotation on the evaluation of ulnar collateral ligament injuries: a biomechanical study in a cadaver model. J Hand Surg Am 2014;39(3):474-479.
  • Neumann JA, Leversedge FJ. Flexor tendon injuries in athletes. Sports Med Arthrosc 2014;22(1):56-65.
  • Butala P, Fisher MD, Blueschke G, Ruch DS, Richard MJ, Hollenbeck ST, Levinson H, Leversedge FJ, Erdmann D. Factors associated with transfer of hand injuries to a Level 1 Trauma Center: a descriptive analysis of 1147 cases. Plast Recon Surg 2014;133:842-848.
  • Mithani SK, Srinivasan RC, Kamal R, Richard MJ, Leversedge FJ, Ruch DS. Salvage of distal radius nonunion with a dorsal spanning distraction plate. J Hand Surg Am. 2014;39(5):981-984.
  • Leversedge FJ. Hardly depressing and far from painful: Commentary on an article by Daniel A. London, et al.: “The impact of depression and pain catastrophization on initial presentation and treatment outcomes for atraumatic hand conditions”. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2014;96(10):880.
  • Garcia RM, Leversedge FJ, Aldridge JM, Richard MJ, Ruch DS. Scaphoid Nonunions Treated with 2 Headless Compression Screws and Bone Grafting J Hand Surg Am 2014;39(7):1301-1307.
  • Kamal R, Leversedge FJ. Ulnar shortening for distal radius malunion. J Wrist Surg 2014;3(3):181-186. PMID: 25097811
  • Leversedge FJ, Laino D. Distal phalanx osteomyelitis complicating zone 1 flexor digitorum profundus repair with a non-pullout suture tied over a dorsal button. A report of two cases. JBJS Case Connect 2014;4:e80-e4. PMID 29252300
  • Ruch DS, Watters T, Wartinbee DA, Richard MJ, Leversedge FJ, Mithani S. Anatomic Findings and Complications after Surgical Treatment of Chronic, Partial Distal Biceps Tendon Tears: A Case Cohort Comparison Study. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 May;39(5):981-984.
  • Erra C, Granata G, Liotta G, Podnar S, Giannini M, Kushlaf H, Hobson-Webb LD, Leversedge FJ, Martinoli C, Padua L. Ultrasound diagnosis of bony nerve entrapment: A case series and literature review. Muscle Nerve 2013; 48(3):445-450.
  • Wrist and Radius Injury Surgical Trial (WRIST) Study Group, Principal Investigator, Chung KC. Reflections 1 year into the 21-center National Institutes of Health-funded WRIST Study: A primer on conducting a multicenter clinical trial. Journal of Hand Surgery Am. 2013;38:6:1194-1201.
  • Mook WR, Ligh C, Moorman CT, Leversedge FJ. Nerve injury complicating multiple ligament knee injury: Current concepts and treatment algorithm. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2013; 21(6): 343-354.
  • Srinivasan RC, Jain D, Richard MJ, Leversedge FJ, Mithani SK, Ruch DS. Isolated ulnar shortening osteotomy for the treatment of extra-articular distal radius malunion. J Hand Surg (Am) 2013; 38A:1106-1110.
  • Nwoko O, Patel PP, Richard MJ, Leversedge FJ. Annular ligament reconstruction using the distal tendon of the superficial head of the brachialis muscle: An anatomical feasibility study. The Journal of Hand Surgery (Am) 2013; 38(7):1315-1319.
  • Srinivasan R, Wysocki R, Jain D, Richard M, Leversedge F, Ruch D. Arthroscopic management of dorsal wrist syndrome. Arthroscopy. 2013;29(6):e25.
  • Riboh JC, Leversedge FJ. The use of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound bone stimulators for fractures of the hand and upper extremity. J Hand Surg 2012; 37A:1456-1461.
  • Wysocki RW, Richard MJ, Crowe MM, Leversedge FJ, Ruch DS. Arthroscopic treatment of peripheral triangular fibrocartilage complex tears with the deep fibers intact. J Hand Surg Am 2012; 37A: 509-516.
  • Leversedge FJ, Srinivasan RC. Management of soft tissue injuries associated with distal radius fractures. Hand Clinics 2012; 28: 225-233.
  • Schweitzer KM, Richard MJ, Leversedge FJ, Ruch DS. Paecilomyces lilacinus septic olecranon bursitis in an immunocompetent host: A case report & literature review. American Journal of Orthopaedics 2012; 41(5):E74-E75.
  • Leversedge FJ, Goldfarb CA, Boyer MI. The distal ulnar tunnel. Journal of Wrist Surgery 2012; 1(2): 185-186.
  • Leversedge FJ, Goldfarb CA, Boyer MI. The Carpal Tunnel – Exposed. Journal of Wrist Surgery 2012; 1(2):187-188.
  • Peterson BC, Mangiapani D, Kellogg R, Leversedge FJ. Hand and replantation call availability: A national survey of level 1 and level 2 emergency centers. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am) 2012; 94(24): e185: 1-5.
  • Aldridge JM III, Ruch DS, Leversedge FJ, Richard MJ, Moore RS, Urbaniak JR. Duke Hand Club: A brief history and purpose. Duke Orthopaedic Journal 2012; 2:xxxv-xxxvi.
  • Payne DES, Kaufman A, Wysocki R, Richard MJ, Ruch DS, Leversedge FJ. Vascular perfusion of a flexor carpi ulnaris turnover pedicle flap for posterior elbow soft tissue reconstruction: A cadaveric study. The Journal of Hand Surgery (Am), 2011; 36: 246-251.
  • Leversedge FJ, Peterson B, Moore T, Seiler JG III. Compartment Syndrome of the Hand and Forearm. Current Concepts. The Journal of Hand Surgery (Am), 2011; 36: 544-559.
  • Richard MJ, Wartinbee DA, Miller M, Leversedge FJ, Ruch DS. Analysis of the complications of palmar plating versus external fixation of fractures of the distal radius. J Hand Surg Am 2011; 36:1614-1620.
  • A Pocketbook Manual of Hand and Upper Extremity Anatomy – Primus Manus. Leversedge FJ, Goldfarb CA, Boyer MI; Lippincott Williams & Wilkins / Wolters Kluwer (Philadelphia, PA), 2010.
  • Papapetropoulos P, Wartinbee DA, Richard MJ, Leversedge FJ, Ruch DS. Management of peripheral TFCC tears in the ulnar positive patient: arthroscopic repair vs ulnar shortening osteotomy. The Journal of Hand Surgery (Am), 2010; 35: 1607-1613.
  • Ruch DS, Wray WH 3rd, Papadonikolakis A, Richard MJ, Leversedge FJ, Goldner RD. Corrective osteotomy for isolated malunion of the palmar lunate facet in distal radius fractures. The Journal of Hand Surgery (Am), 2010; 35: 1779-1786.
  • Ruch DS, Patel P, Papapetropoulos P, Medoff R, Leversedge FJ, Richard MJ. The influence of anatomic reduction on outcomes at one year following intra-articular distal radius fractures. [Abstract] J Hand Surg Am 2010; 35: (Supplement) 25-26.
  • Day CS, Tabrizi S, Kramer J, Yule AC, Ahn BS, Barber JW, Jenis LG, Krieg JC, Leversedge FJ, Murthi AM, Page AE, Parvizi J, Svoboda SJ, Wallace RE. Effectiveness of the AAOS Leadership Fellows Program for orthopaedic surgeons. J Bone Joint Surg (Am) 2010; 92: 2700-2708.
  • Mehta S, Jahangir AA, Barber JW, Leversedge FJ, Krieg JC. The impact of trauma networks on healthcare delivery. AAOS Now 2009; 3(10).
  • Leversedge FJ. Anatomy and Pathomechanics of the Thumb. Hand Clin 2008; 24: 219-229.
  • Ditsios K, Leversedge FJ, Gelberman RH, Silva M, Boyer MI. Neovascularization of the flexor digitorum profundus tendon after avulsion injury. An in vivo canine study. The Journal of Hand Surgery 2003; 28A: 231-236.
  • Goldfarb CA, Leversedge FJ, Manske PR. Bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome after abductor digiti minimi opposition transfer: A case report. The Journal of Hand Surgery 2003; 28A: 681-684.
  • Leversedge FJ, Casey PJ, Seiler III JG, Xerogeanes JW. Endoscopically assisted fasciotomy – description of technique and in-vitro assessment of lower leg compartment decompression. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2002; 30: 272-278.
  • Leversedge FJ, Gelberman RH, Clohisy J. Sciatic nerve entrapment by the femoral neck following closed reduction of a hip prosthesis. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2002; 84-A: 1210-1213.
  • Boyer MI, Ditsios K, Gelberman RH, Leversedge F, Silva M. Repair of flexor digitorum profundus tendon avulsions from bone: An ex vivo biomechanical analysis. The Journal of Hand Surgery 2002; 27A: 594-598.
  • Boyer MI, Engles D, Sachar K, Strickland JW, Leversedge FJ. Flexor tendon injury and reconstruction: State of the Art. Instructional Course Lecture. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2002; 84-A: 1684-1706.
  • Leversedge FJ, Ditsios K, Goldfarb CA, Silva M, Gelberman RH, Boyer MI. Vascular anatomy of the human flexor digitorum profundus tendon insertion. The Journal of Hand Surgery 2002; 27A: 806-812.
  • Leversedge FJ, Casey PJ, Payne SH, Seiler III JG. Vascular anatomy and clinical utility of the brachioradialis rotational musculocutaneous flap. Journal of Hand Surgery 2001;26A: 711-719.
  • Seiler III JG and Leversedge FJ: The digital flexor sheath: Repair and reconstruction of the annular pulleys and membranous sheath. Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association 2000; 9(2): 81-90.
  • Leversedge FJ, Zelouf D, Williams C, Gelberman RH, Seiler III JG. Flexor tendon grafting to the hand: An assessment of the intrasynovial donor tendon. Journal of Hand Surgery 2000; 25A: 721-730.
  • Leversedge FJ, Seiler III JG, Toye-Vego M, Fleming LL. Wrist arthrodesis using a wrist fusion plate. Journal of the Southern Orthopaedic Association 1999; 8(2): 86-92.
  • Havig MT, Leversedge FJ, Seiler III JG. Forearm compartment pressures: An in-vitro analysis of open and endoscopic assisted fasciotomy. Journal of Hand Surgery 1999; 24A: 1289-1297.
  • Leversedge FJ and Seiler III JG: Flexor digitorum profundus tendon grafting (intrasynovial donor tendons). Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics 8 (2):106-115, 1998.
  • Brogan DM, Dy CJ, Lee TY, Rioux-Forker D, Wever J, Leversedge FJ. Histologic and functional outcomes of conduit wrapping for peripheral nerve repair: Early results in a rat model. J Reconstr Microsurg. Accepted for publication 2020.
  • Shapiro LM, Chang J, Fox PM, Kozin SH, Chung KC, Dyer GSM, Fufa D, Leversedge FJ, Katarincic JA, Kamal RN. Quality Measures to Deliver Safe, High-Quality Care on Hand Surgery Outreach Trips to Low and Middle-Income Countries. Accepted: Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery-Am. 2020.
  • Distal Radioulnar Joint Instability. Leversedge FJ. In: Green’s Operative Hand Surgery, 8th ed. Eds. Wolfe SW, Hotchkiss RN, Pederson WC, Kozin SH, Cohen MS. Elsevier (Philadelphia, PA), In Press.
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Professional Memberships

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member
  • American Association for Hand Surgery, Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member, FAAOS

Practice Locations

UCHealth Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCHealth Orthopedics Clinic - Lone Tree
9548 Park Meadows Drive
2nd Floor
Lone Tree, CO 80124
720-848-2200

CU Medicine Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver
175 Inverness Drive West
Suite 200
Englewood, CO 80112
303-694-3333

UCHealth Hand Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0485

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Orthopedics, Board Certification (2003, 2013)
  • Hand Surgery, Board Certification (2005, 2013)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Surgery - Hand Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Brain and Nervous System - Peripheral Nerve Repair
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Trauma / Nerve Injuries
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Sprains and Strains
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Bone Infections
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Arthritis
  • Surgery - Arm and hand injuries and disorders
  • Surgery - Amputation
  • Surgery - Fracture nonunions
  • Surgery - Limb Salvage
  • Surgery - Nerve surgery
  • Surgery - Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR) for chronic pain
  • Surgery - TOS – Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Surgery - Thoracic Outlet Decompression
  • Surgery - Wrist fractures
Clinical Interests
I enjoy the diversity of hand surgery, managing conditions from the elbow to the fingertips. I have particular interests in brachial plexus and peripheral nerve repair and reconstruction, targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR), compression neuropathies, tendon injuries, Dupuytren’s contracture, and hand & wrist injuries. I have an extensive background caring for athletes at all levels, including youth and college teams, professional athletes, athletes at two Olympic Games and the weekend warrior.

Care Philosophy
Each patient and his or her condition is unique and I strive to ensure that the evaluation and treatment process is both engaging and educational for patients and their families. I am fortunate to be able to collaborate with colleagues from many disciplines - including orthopaedic surgery, plastic surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, oncology, pain management, hand / occupational / physical therapy - to provide the most comprehensive care possible for our patients.

Personal Interests
In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my wife and three daughters – pursuing activities such as golf, tennis, biking, sailing and skiing. I am excited to go to work each day as a rest from keeping up with my family!

Volunteer Activities
Since 2014 I have served as the team leader for Touching Hands (American Society for Surgery of the Hand) in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, coordinating outreach trips to the Ruth Paz Hospital twice each year. Also, I have been fortunate to have been a site physician for two Olympic Games: Athens, 2004 (Men's Basketball) and Vancouver, 2010 (Men's Ice Hockey).

Public Speaking
Yes
I enjoy participating in numerous educational events through our various medical / surgical societies, industry, and educational organizations.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Dartmouth Medical School (1995)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Dartmouth College (NH) (1990)
Residency Programs:
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Orthopedics (2000)
Fellowships:
  • Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital/St. Louis Children's Hospital, Hand Surgery (2001)
Languages: English
Department: Orthopedics
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CU Anschutz
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13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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