Beth P. Smith, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Beth P. Smith, Ph.D.


Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-6432 | Department: 336-716-8200

Education & Training

  • B.A., University of Texas-Austin, 1971
  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1974
  • Fellowship, Texas A/M Univ Sys Off, 1974
  • Fellowship, WFU School of Medicine, 1978


  • Am Academy Of Orthopaedic Surg
  • Am Acad Of Cer Palsy & Dev Med
Beth P. Smith, Ph.D.

Beth P. Smith, Ph.D.

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Research Interests

Cerebral Palsy; X-Ray Microtomography; Tendon Transfer; Birth Injuries; Brachial Plexus Neuropathies
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-6432 | Department: 336-716-8200

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.

Decreased range of motion after total knee arthroplasty is predicted by the Tampa Scale of Kinesiophobia. Brown ML, Plate JF, Von Thaer S, Fino NF, Smith BP, Seyler TM, Lang JE.. J Arthroplast. 2016;31(4):793-797.

Double distal intraneural fascicular nerve transfers for lower brachial plexus injuries. Li Z, Reynolds M, Satteson E, Nazir O, Petit J, Smith BP.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2016;41(4):e15-e19.

A systematic approach to predicting the risk of unicompartmental knee arthroplasty revision. Zhang G, Smith BP, Plate JF, Casanova R, Hsu FC, Li J, Xia L, Li KC, Poehling GG, Zhou X.. Osteoarthritis Cartilage. 2016;24(6):991-999.

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.

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.

Combined proximal nerve graft and distal nerve transfer for a posterior cord brachial plexus injury. Plate JF, Ely LK, Pulley BR, Smith BP, Li Z.. J Neurosurg. 2013;118(1):155-159.

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.

Rotator cuff injuries in professional and recreational athletes. Plate JF, Haubruck P, Walters J, Mannava S, Smith BP, Smith TL, Tuohy CJ.. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2013;22(2):134-142.

Achieving accurate ligament balancing using robotic-assisted unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. Plate JF, Mofidi A, Mannava S, Smith BP, Lang JE, Poehling GG, Conditt MA, Jinnah RH.. Adv Orthop. 2013;2013():837167.

Distal locking using an electromagnetic field-guided computer-based real-time system for orthopaedic trauma patients. Langfitt MK, Halvorson JJ, Scott AT, Smith BP, Russell GB, Jinnah RH, Miller AN, Carroll EA.. J Orthop Trauma. 2013;27(7):367-372.

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.

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.

Mechanical properties of lower limb dermis following static and cyclic compression. Evans DW, Scott AT, Teasdall RD, Smith BP, Howlett A, Connor-Kerr T, Sparks JL.. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2012;48():104-111.

Unicompartmental knee arthroplasty: past, present, future. Plate JF, Mofidi A, Mannava S, Lorentzen CM, Smith BP, Seyler TM, McTighe T, Jinnah RH.. Reconstr Rev. 2012;August():52-62.

An ulnar intraneural ganglion arising from the pisotriquetral joint: case report. Chen WA, Barnwell JC, Li Y, Smith BP, Li Z.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2011;36(1):65-67.

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.

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.

Robotic systems in orthopaedic surgery. Lang JE, Mannava S, Floyd AJ, Goddard MS, Smith BP, Mofidi A, Seyler TM, Jinnah RH.. J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2011;93(10):1296-1299.

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.

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.

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.

An acellular, allograft-derived meniscus scaffold in an ovine model. Stabile KJ, Odom D, Smith TL, Northam C, Whitlock PW, Smith BP, Van Dyke ME, Ferguson CM.. Arthroscopy. 2010;26(7):936-948.

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

Prosthetic treatment of hip fractures in the elderly patient. York JD, Allen PG, Smith BP, Jinnah RH.. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2010;19(2):98-103.

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.

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.

Encapsulated Staphylococcus aureus strains vary in adhesiveness assessed by atomic force microscopy. Coldren FM, Palavecino EL, Levi-Polyachenko NH, Wagner WD, Smith TL, Smith BP, Webb LX, Carroll DL.. J Biomed Mater Res A. 2009;89(2):402-410.

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.

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.

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.

Safety profile of multilevel chemical denervation procedures using phenol or botulinum toxin or both in a pediatric population. Kolaski K, Ajizian SJ, Passmore L, Pasutharnchat N, Koman LA, Smith BP.. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2008;87(7):556-566.

The impact of intrathecal baclofen on the natural history of scoliosis in cerebral palsy. Shilt JS, Lai LP, Cabrera MN, Frino J, Smith BP.. J Pediatr Orthop. 2008;28(6):684-687.

Botulinum neurotoxin as a therapeutic modality in orthopaedic surgery: more than twenty years of experience. Seyler TM, Smith BP, Marker DR, Ma J, Shen J, Smith TL, Mont MA, Kolaski K, Koman LA.. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008;90(Suppl 4):133-145.

Quantification of upper extremity function and range of motion in children with cerebral palsy. Koman LA, Williams RMM, Evans PJ, Richardson R, Naughton MJ, Passmore L, Smith BP.. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2008;50(12):910-917.

Orthopaedic intervention in the management of cerebral palsy: botulinum toxins. Koman LA, Li Z, Smith BP. In: Eliasson A-C, Burtner PA, eds. Improving hand function in children with cerebral palsy: theory, evidence and intervention. London (UK): Mac Keith Press;2008: 213-229.

Volar collapse after dorsal plating of comminuted distal radius fractures. Elsaidi GA, Deal N, Smith BP, Ruch DS.. Am J Orthop. 2007;36(5):269-272.

Digital ischemia due to essential thrombocythemia: a case report. Papadonikolakis A, Chloros GD, Smith BP, Koman LA.. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2007;32(7):1053-1057.

Bioprotection of tendon repair: adjunctive use of botulinum toxin A in Achilles tendon repair in the rat. Ma J, Shen J, Smith BP, Ritting A, Smith TL, Koman LA.. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2007;89(10):2241-2249.

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