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L. Andrew Koman, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

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L. Andrew Koman, M.D.

Executive Director, Orthopedics Clinic
Chair,
Professor,

Surgery Vascular

Clinical Interests

Upper Extremity Vascular Disorders, Peripheral Nerve Repair, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Cerebral Palsy, Spasticity Management, Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Rehabilitation, Microsurgery

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Education & Training

  • A.B., Duke University, 1970
  • M.D., Duke University School of Medicine, 1974
  • Internship, Pediatrics, Duke University School of Medi, 1974
  • Residency, Surgery, Duke University School of Medi, 1975
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University School of Medi, 1979
  • Fellowship, Duke University School of Medi, 1980

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery

Memberships

  • Int'L Society Of Orthopedic Su
  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg
  • La Societe Intl De Chirurgie O
  • NC Soc for Surg of the Hand
  • North Carolina Medical Society
  • North Carolina Orthopedic Assn
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • Piedmont Orthopedic Society
  • Southeastern Hand Club
  • Southern Medical Association
  • Southern Orthopedic Assn
  • Am Ortho Foot & Ankle Society
  • Am Orthopaedic Assn
  • Am Soc Of Reconstructive Micro
  • Am Soc Of Surgery Of The Hand
  • Clinical Orthopaedic Society
  • Duke Hand Club
  • Eastern Orthopaedic Assn
  • Am Acad Of Cer Palsy & Dev Med
  • Hand Forum (Research Society)
  • Int'L Soc For Reconstructive M

NPI Number

  • 1821072208
L. Andrew Koman, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.6 out of 5

48 Ratings
6 Comments
 

L. Andrew Koman, M.D.

Executive Director, Orthopedics Clinic
Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Surgery Vascular
Pediatrics

Research Interests

Cerebral Palsy; Neuromuscular Agents; Muscle, Skeletal; Muscle Spasticity; Range of Motion, Articular
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Recent Publications

A practical guide for complex regional pain syndrome in the acute stage and late stage. Koman LA, Smith BP, Smith TL. In: Wolfe SW, Hotchkiss, RN, Pederson WC, Kozin SH, Cohen MS, eds. Green's operative hand surgery. vol 2. 7th ed. Philadelphia (PA): Elsevier;2017: 1797-1827.

Surgical algorithm and results of isolated traumatic axillary nerve injuries. Chen WA, Schippert DW, Daws SB, Koman LA, Li Z.. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2016;32(3):208-214.

Glomus tumor and the contribution of nerve ultrasound, an additional case [letter]. Walker FO, Koman LA, Apel PJ.. Muscle Nerve. 2016;54(3):514-515.

Five-year mortality for patients with end-stage renal disease who undergo upper extremity amputation. Stone AV, Xu NM, Patterson RW, Koman LA, Smith BP, Li Z.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2015;40(4):666-672.

Randomized comparison of volar locking plates and intramedullary nails for unstable distal radius fractures. Plate JF, Gaffney DL, Emory CL, Mannava S, Smith BP, Koman LA, Wiesler ER, Li Z.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2015;40(6):1095-1101.

A randomized trial of diagnostic ultrasound to improve outcomes in focal neuropathies. Cartwright MS, Griffin LP, Dowlen H, Bargoil JM, Caress JB, Li ZJ, Defranzo AJ Jr, Wiesler ER, Tuohy CJ, Balakrishnan N, Molnar JA, Baute V, Koman LA, Poehling GG, Walker FO.. Muscle Nerve. 2015;52(5):746-753.

A human hair keratin hydrogel scaffold enhances median nerve regeneration in nonhuman primates: an electrophysiological and histological study. Pace LA, Plate JF, Mannava S, Barnwell JC, Koman LA, Li Z, Smith TL, Van Dyke M.. Tissue Eng Part A. 2014;20(3-4):507-517.

Anatomic findings and outcomes associated with upper extremity arteriography and selective thrombolysis for acute finger ischemia. Islam A, Edgerton C, Stafford JM, Koman A, Li Z, Smith BP, Edwards MS, Corriere MA.. J Vasc Surg. 2014;60(2):410-417.

Surgical management of the wrist in children with cerebral palsy and traumatic brain injury. Koman LA, Smith BP.. Hand (N Y). 2014;9(4):471-477.

Treatment of palmar hyperhidrosis with botulinum neurotoxin A. Mannava S, Mannava KA, Nazir OF, Plate JF, Smith BP, Koman LA, Tuohy CJ.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2013;38(2):398-400.

Upper extremity spasticity in children with cerebral palsy: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of the short-term outcomes of treatment with botulinum A toxin. Koman LA, Smith BP, Williams R, Richardson R, Naughton M, Griffin L, Evans P.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2013;38(3):435-446.

(Sample) size matters! An examination of sample size from the SPRINT trial study to prospectively evaluate reamed intramedullary nails in patients with tibial fractures. Bhandari M, Tornetta P III, Rampersad SA, Sprague S, Heels-Ansdell D, Sanders DW, Schemitsch EH, Swiontkowski M, Walter S, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB,.. J Orthop Trauma. 2013;27(4):183-189.

Anatomic findings and outcomes associated with arteriography and thrombolysis for acute finger ischemia [abstract]. Islam A, Edgerton C, Andrews JS, Edwards MS, Koman A, Li ZY, Corriere MA.. J Vasc Surg. 2013;57(5 Suppl):100S.

Reflections 1 year into the 21-Center National Institutes of Health--funded WRIST study: a primer on conducting a multicenter clinical trial. Chung KC, Kim HM, Haase SC, Lawton J, Ozer K, Waljee JF, Nellans K, Malay S, Shauver MJ, Rozental TD, Appleton P, Rodriguez E, Herder L, Wagner K, Blazar P, Earn B, Li ZY, Koman A, Smith B, Bullard D, et al.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2013;38(6):1194-1201.

Effect of cyclic strain on tensile properties of a naturally derived, decellularized tendon scaffold seeded with allogeneic tenocytes and associated messenger RNA expression. Whitlock PW, Seyler TM, Northam CN, Smith TL, Poehling GG, Koman LA, Van Dyke ME.. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2013;22(3):224-232.

Additional considerations in complex regional pain syndrome [reply to letter]. Koman LA.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2012;37(3):625-626.

The effect of botulinum neurotoxin-A on blood flow in rats: a potential mechanism for treatment of Raynaud phenomenon. Stone AV, Koman LA, Callahan MF, Eckman DM, Smith BP, Plate JF, Smith TL.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2012;37(4):795-802.

Motor cortical functional geometry in cerebral palsy and its relationship to disability. Kesar TM, Sawaki L, Burdette JH, Cabrera MN, Kolaski K, Smith BP, O'Shea TM, Koman LA, Wittenberg GF.. Clin Neurophysiol. 2012;123(7):1383-1390.

Surgical management of spasticity in the child with cerebral palsy. Kolaski K, Frino J, Koman LA. In: Brashear A, Elovic E, eds. Spasticity: diagnosis and management. New York: Demos Medical Publishing;2011: 397-416.

Chemical denervation with botulinum neurotoxin a improves the surgical manipulation of the muscle-tendon unit: an experimental study in an animal model. Mannava S, Callahan MF, Trach SM, Wiggins WF, Smith BP, Koman LA, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2011;36(2):222-231.

External fixation and temporary stabilization of femoral and tibial trauma. Carroll EA, Koman LA.. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2011;20(1):74-81.

Repair of peripheral nerve defects in rabbits using keratin hydrogel scaffolds. Hill PS, Apel PJ, Barnwell J, Smith T, Koman LA, Atala A, Van Dyke M.. Tissue Eng Part A. 2011;17(11-12):1499-1505.

Contributions of neural tone to in vivo passive muscle-tendon unit biomechanical properties in a rat rotator cuff animal model. Mannava S, Wiggins WF, Saul KR, Stitzel JD, Smith BP, Koman LA, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ.. Ann Biomed Eng. 2011;39(7):1914-1924.

Complex regional pain syndrome. Koman LA, Poehling GG, Smith BP, Smith TL, Chloros G. In: Wolfe SW, Hotchkiss RN, Pederson WC, Kozin SH, eds. Green's operative hand surgery, vol 2. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone;2011: 1959-1988.

Vascular disorders. Koman LA, Smith BP, Smith TL, Ruch DS, Li Z. In: Wolfe SW, Hotchkiss RN, Pederson WC, Kozin SH, eds. Green's operative hand surgery, vol 2. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Churchill Livingstone;2011: 2197-2240.

Complex regional pain syndrome of the upper extremity. Patterson RW, Li Z, Smith BP, Smith TL, Koman LA.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2011;36(9):1553-1562.

Dose- and volume dependent-response to intramuscular injection of botulinum neurotoxin-A optimizes muscle force decrement in mice. Stone AV, Ma J, Callahan MF, Smith BP, Garrett JP, Smith TL, Koman LA.. J Orthop Res. 2011;29(11):1764-1770.

Evaluation of in vivo rotator cuff muscle function after acute and chronic detachment of the supraspinatus tendon: an experimental study in an animal model. Mannava S, Plate JF, Whitlock PW, Callahan MF, Seyler TM, Koman LA, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ.. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011;93(18):1702-1711.

Recent advances for the management of Raynaud phenomenon using botulinum neurotoxin A. Mannava S, Plate JF, Stone AV, Smith TL, Smith BP, Koman LA, Tuohy CJ.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2011;36(10):1708-1710.

Arthroscopic treatment of an osteochondral lesion in a child with chronic wrist pain: case report. Chen WA, Koman LA, Li Z.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2011;36(11):1822-1825.

Complex regional pain syndrome: types I and II. Koman LA, Li Z, Smith BP, Smith TL. In: Skirven TM, Osterman AL, Fedorczyk J, Amadio PC, eds. Rehabilitation of the hand and upper extremity. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Mosby;2011: 1470-1478.

Outcomes assessment in the SPRINT multicenter tibial fracture trial: adjudication committee size has trivial effect on trial results. Simunovic N, Walter S, Devereaux PJ, Sprague S, Guyatt GH, Schemitsch E, Tornetta P III, Sanders D, Swiontkowski M, Bhandari M, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB, Wiesler ER,.. J Clin Epidemiol. 2011;64(9):1023-1033.

Bridges to our future [editorial]. Koman LA.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2010;35(4):529-533.

Management of upper extremity pain and vascular disorders. Li Z, Chloros GD, Smith BP, Smith TL, Koman LA. In: Trumble TE, Rayan GM, Budoff JE, Baratz ME, eds. Principles of hand surgery and therapy. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier;2010: 270-285.

Complex regional pain syndrome after hand surgery. Li Z, Smith BP, Tuohy C, Smith TL, Koman LA.. Hand Clin. 2010;26(2):281-289.

Therapy after injury to the hand. Dorf E, Blue C, Smith BP, Koman LA.. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2010;18(8):464-473.

Comparison of hemodynamic changes after hemorrhage and treatment with hyperviscous fluids [abstract]. Nunez F, Trach S, Kislukin V, Van Dyke M, Callahan M, Smith T, Koman LA.. Shock. 2010;33(Suppl 1):16.

Surgery of the upper extremity in cerebral palsy. Koman LA, Sarlikiotis T, Smith BP.. Orthop Clin North Am. 2010;41(4):519-529.

Microcomputed tomography characterization of shoulder osseous deformity after brachial plexus birth palsy: a rat model study. Li Z, Barnwell J, Tan J, Koman LA, Smith BP.. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010;92(15):2583-2588.

Management of venomous snakebite injury to the extremities. Anz AW, Schweppe M, Halvorson J, Bushnell B, Sternberg M, Koman LA.. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2010;18(12):749-759.

Diversity of severe peripheral (noncoronary) arterial disease in young adults: a 12-Year academic vascular center experience [abstract]. Levy PJ, Koman AL [sic] [Koman LA], Plonk G, Geary R, Hansen KJ.. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2010;30(11):e316.

Periarterial sympathectomy of the foot for the treatment of necrotizing Raynaud's phenomena. Li Z, Smith BP, Holden M, Koman LA.. J Reconstr Microsurg. 2009;25(2):133-137.

Treatment of equinocavovarus deformity in a severely hemophilic child: the role of a monolateral multiplanar-geared fixation device. Clapp J, Shen J, Crosby NE, Smith BP, Koman LA.. Foot Ankle Surg. 2009;15(2):109-113.

Complex regional pain syndrome after distal radius fractures. Chloros GD, Wiesler ER, Papadonikolakis A, Li Z, Smith BP, Koman LA. In: Slutsky DJ, Osterman AL, eds. Fractures and injuries of the distal radius and carpus: the cutting edge. Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier;2009: 247-257.

Lunate-lunate facet ratio and variance to predict articular gap after distal radius fracture. Harreld KL, Apel P, Koman LA, Li ZY.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2009;34(9):1625-1632.

Surgical treatment of pediatric trigger thumb with metacarpophalangeal hyperextension laxity. Li Z, Wiesler ER, Smith BP, Koman LA.. Hand (N Y). 2009;4(4):380-384.

Use of both short musculoskeletal function assessment questionnaire and short form-36 among tibial-fracture patients was redundant. Busse JW, Bhandari M, Guyatt GH, Heels-Ansdell D, Mandel S, Sanders D, Schemitsch E, Swiontkowski M, Tornetta P III, Wai E, Walter SD, Webb LX, Teasdall RD, Birkedal JP, Martin DF, Ruch DS, Kilgus DJ, Pollock DC, Harris MB,.. J Clin Epidemiol. 2009;62(11):1210-1217.

The use of keratin biomaterials derived from human hair for the promotion of rapid regeneration of peripheral nerves. Sierpinski P, Garrett J, Ma J, Apel P, Klorig D, Smith T, Koman LA, Atala A, Van Dyke M.. Biomaterials. 2008;29(1):118-128.

Brachial plexus birth palsy-associated shoulder deformity: a rat model study. Li Z, Ma J, Apel P, Carlson CS, Smith TL, Koman LA.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2008;33(3):308-312.

Noninvasive evaluation of upper-extremity vascular perfusion. Chloros GD, Smerlis NN, Li Z, Smith TL, Smith BP, Koman LA.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2008;33(4):591-600.

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Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Clinical Interests

Upper Extremity Vascular Disorders, Peripheral Nerve Repair, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Cerebral Palsy, Spasticity Management, Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery, Rehabilitation, Microsurgery
L. Andrew Koman, M.D.

L. Andrew Koman, M.D.

Executive Director, Orthopedics Clinic
Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Institute for Regenerative Medicine
Surgery Vascular
Pediatrics

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10/24/2016

good

10/11/2016

I cannot say enough for the care that I have received at Wake Forest Medical Center, in the past year. The dr.'s, nurse's, staff all have been most helpful. *Dr. Koman has corrected the pain I had in my hands. I am most grateful for his services.

8/23/2016

Very good.

6/22/2016

I understand *Dr. Koman is quite busy so I realize his time can be limited. However, the time he does spend is usually quality time.

6/5/2016

i have seen Dr. Koman since I was 1 years old. he is the best doctor I have ever known

2/15/2016

I was referred to *Dr. Koman by another orthopedic Dr. here in Roanoke VA. A very good recommendation. I feel *Dr. Koman has taken care of my problem with my hands.

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