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Readers Respond:
Orthopedic Surgeons

In response to the request accompanying the cover article, "To Have Surgery or Not to Have Surgery – That is the Question!" by Debbie Hardy, in the last issue of Post-Polio Health, PHI Members (Nancy Dubois, Barbara Goldstein, Gladys Kiplinger, Rita McGovern, Stuart G. McLennan, Jr., Rick Paris and Marilyn Spera) recommend the following orthopedic surgeons.

Listed in alphabetical order of states; updated continually.

Elise Smith-Hoefer, MD
(arm and hand)
Davis, California

Aaron Rosenberg, MD
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Chicago, Illinois

Michael Pinzur, MD
Adult Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation (foot and ankle)
Loyola University Health System
Maywood, Illinois

Peter A. Caprise, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Lynchburg, Virginia
434-485-8500, 434-485-8599 fax

Paul Sponseller, MD
Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System
Baltimore, Maryland

Jeff Jacobson, MD
Washington Brain and Spine Institute
Bethesda, Maryland

Paul Paterson, MD
Excelsior Orthopedics (upper extremity, wrists and arms)
Buffalo, New York

Phil Stegeman, MD
University Orthopedics (shoulders)
Buffalo, New York

Frank P. Cammisa, Jr., MD, FACS
Federico P. Girardi, MD
Andrew A. Sama, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery
New York, New York

Bernard N. Stulberg, MD
Arthritis and Joint Replacement Surgery
Cleveland Center for Joint Reconstruction
Cleveland, Ohio
800-837-3315 or 216-363-3300

Jeffrey Dulik, DO
(knees, hips, carpel tunnel)
Massillon, Ohio

C. Stuart Pipkin, MD
San Antonio, Texas

Latest publication about surgery:

Orthopedic surgery considerations in post-polio syndrome by Sheth, NP, and Keenan, MA, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in The American Journal of Orthopedics, 2007 Jul;36(7):348-53.