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Michelle James
Title:
Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery
Office Address: 2425 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817
Office Phone:
(916) 453-2049
E-Mail Address: mjames (at) shrinenet.org
Education: MD, UC San Diego 1983
Orthopaedic Surgery Residency UC SF 1983-1988
Hand Fellowship Indiana Hand Center 1988-1989
Research Papers: Click Here for Research Paper Links

Research Interests:

Children's Hand Function, treatment of Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy (BPBP) and upper extremity CP (Cerebral Palsy), and Classification of congenital upper extremity malformations.

Current Research:

  • Function and Quality of Life in Children with Below Elbow Deficiency
  • COSAB Multicenter study: Comparison of Function Outcomes of 3 Treatments for Upper Extremity CP
  • Long-term Follow up of Shoulder External Rotation Tend on Transfers in BPBP
  • Radiographic Measurement of Madelungs' Deformity
  • Reachable Workspace in Spinal Cord Injury and effect of Elbow Extension Transfers
  • Upper Extremity Motion Analysis in BPBP
  • Forearm Lengthening in radius deficiency


Noteworthy Publications:

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Breast Radiation Exposure in Female Orthopaedic Surgeons. J Bone Joint Surg Am 98 (21), 1808-1813 LC Valone, M Chambers, L Lattanza, MA James 2016
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Non‐Sedated Rapid Volumetric Proton Density MRI Predicts Neonatal Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy Functional Outcome. Journal of Neuroimaging PY Shen, AE Nidecker, EA Neufeld, PS Lee, MA James, AS Bauer 2016
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Symbrachydactyly. Hand 11 (3), 262-270 PB Goodell, AS Bauer, FJA Sierra, MA James 2016
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Ultrasound Screening for Posterior Shoulder Dislocation in Infants with Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy. Journal of Hand Surgery 41 (9), S34-S35 JAS Bauer, R Anderson, JF Lucas, N Heyrani, LA Kalish, MA James 2016
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Administration and Normative Values of a Smartphone Videogame to Measure Thumb Function in Pre-Schoolers. Pediatrics 137 (Supplement 3), 591A-591A JA Singh, C Stover, A Bagley, MA James 2016
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The Effect of Treatment on Stereognosis in Children With Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. The Journal of hand surgery 41 (1), 91-96 E Petersen, W Tomhave, J Agel, A Bagley, M James, A Van Heest 2016
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Radiographic Outcomes of Hemiepiphyseal Stapling for Distal Radius Deformity Due to Multiple Hereditary Exostoses. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 36 (1), 42-47 JP Kelly, MA James 2016
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Potential barriers to randomized clinical trials in infants with brachial plexus birth palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B 24 (5), 381-384 A Figoni, A Bauer, M James 2015
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Paul R. Manske 2014 Award for the Best Upper Extremity Congenital Research Manuscript. Journal of Hand Surgery 40 (8), 1715 CA Goldfarb, A Van Heest, M James, HR McCarroll 2015
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Correlation Between Standard Upper Extremity Impairment Measures and Activity-based Function Testing in Upper Extremity Cerebral Palsy. Journal of pediatric orthopedics MA James, A Bagley, JB Vogler, JR Davids, AE Van Heest 2015
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Affected and contralateral hand strength and dexterity measures in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. The Journal of hand surgery 40 (5), 900-907 WA Tomhave, AE Van Heest, A Bagley, MA James 2015
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Tendon transfer surgery in upper-extremity cerebral palsy is more effective than botulinum toxin injections or regular, ongoing therapy. J Bone Joint Surg Am 97 (7), 529-536 AE Van Heest, A Bagley, F Molitor, MA James 2015
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Measuring patient satisfaction in orthopaedic surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am 97 (1), 80-84 B Graham, A Green, M James, J Katz, M Swiontkowski 2015
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Physical Examination. The Pediatric Upper Extremity, 39-55 A Bauer, M James 2015
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Studying and reporting sex and race differences in musculoskeletal health. The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 96(2): 89. James, MA, Tolo, VT. 2014
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Immunohistochemical Localization of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs) and their Receptors in Solitary and Multiple Human Osteochondromas. The journal of histochemistry and cytochemistry : official journal of the Histochemistry Society, 62(7): 488-498. Cuellar, A, Inui, A, James, MA, Borys, D, Reddi, AH. 2014
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Late reconstruction of brachial plexus birth palsy. Journal of pediatric orthopedics, 34 Suppl 1: S57-62. Sibbel, SE, Bauer, AS, James, MA. 2014
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A Computer Adaptive Test Approach to the Assessment of Children with Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 67, Number 5(Sept/Oct 2013): 524-533. Mulcahey MJ, Merenda L, Tian F, Kozin S, James MA, Gogola G, Ni P. 2013
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Free Vascularized Fibular Transfer with Langenskiold Procedure for the Treatment of Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Forearm. Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, 17, Number 3(September 2013): 144-150. Andrea S. Bauer, MD, Avreeta K. Singh, B.S., Derek Amanatullah, MD, Joel Lerman, MD, and Michelle A. James, MD. 2013
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Disruption of the Radial/Ulnar Axis-Congenital Longitudinal Deficiencies. The Journal of Hand Surgery, 28 May. ** IN PRESS ** Andrea S. Bauer, Michael S. Bednar, Michelle A. James. 2013
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The Occurrence of Wrong Site Surgery Self-reported by Candidates for Certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. J Bone Joint Surg. James MA, Seiler JG, Harrast J, Hurwitz S. 2012
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Biceps Brachii Long Head Overactivity Associated with Elbow Flexion Contracture in Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy.. J Bone Joint Surg., 94(4): 289-297, 2012. Sheffler LC, Lattanza L, Sison-Williamson M, James MA. 2012
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The Prevalence, Rate of Progression and Treatment of Elbow Flexion Contracture in Children with Brachial Plexus Palsy.. J. Bone Joint Surg., 94(5): 403-409, 2012. Sheffler LC, Lattanza L, Hager Y. Bagley A. James MA. 2012
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Evaluation of the Box and Blocks Test, Stereognosis and Item Banks of Activity and Upper Extremity Function in Youths With Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy.. Journal Pediatr Orthop, 32(Suppl. 2): S114-S122, 2012. Mulcahey MJ, Kozin S, Merenda L, Gaughan J, Tian F, Gogola G, James MA, Ni P. 2012
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A Computer Adaptive Test Approach to the Assessment of Children with Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy.. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2012. Mulcahey MJ, Merenda L, Tian F, Kozin S, James MA, Gogola G, Ni P. 2012


The Prevalence, Rate of Progression and Treatment of Elbow Flexion Contracture in Children with Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy.. 2010 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition, 2010 Sheffler L, James MA. 2010
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Challenges of randomized controlled surgical trials. Orthop Clin North Am, 41(2): 145-55, 2010. Campbell AJ, Bagley A, Van Heest A, James MA. 2010
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Tendon transfers and releases for the forearm, wrist, and hand in spastic hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg, 14(2): 129-34, 2010. de Roode CP, James MA, Van Heest AE. 2010
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Unilateral Upper Extremity Transverse Deficiencies: Prosthetic Use and Function. J Pediatr Orthop, 30(March): S40-S44, 2010. James MA. 2010
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Very distal radial osteotomy for Madelung's Deformity. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg, 14(2): 85-93, 2010. McCarroll HR, James MA. 2010
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Symposium introduction. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg, 14(2): 77, 2010. James MA. 2010
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Madelung's Deformity: Diagnostic thresholds of radiographic measurements. J Hand Surg Am, 35(5): 807-12, 2010. McCarroll HR, James MA, Newmeyer WL, Manske PR. 2010
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Abductor Digit Minimi Opponensplasty: Technique, modifications, and measurement of opposition. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg, 14(1): 51-3, 2010. de Roode CP, James MA, McCarroll HR. 2010
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Symposium Introduction. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg, 14(1): 21, 2010. James MA. 2010
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Monostotic Fibrous Dysplasia of the Distal Phalanx: A Case Report. Journal of Hand Surgery, 2010. Borys D, Canter R, James MA. 2010
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Congenital Longitudinal Deficiency. J Hand Surg Am, 34A: 1739-47, 2009 Bednar MS, James, MA, Light TR. 2009
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Introduction: The Science and the Surgery of Congenital Upper-Limb Malformations. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 91 Suppl 4: 1-2, 2009. James MA, Armstrong PF. 2009
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Posterior deltoid-to-triceps tendon transfer to restore active elbow extension in patients with tetraplegia. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg, 13(2): 94-97, 2009. Bonds CW, James MA. 2009
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Comparison of Self-Report and Parent Proxy-Report of Function and Quality of Life for Children with Below-the-Elbow Deficiency. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, in press. Sheffler L, Hanley C, Bagley AM, Molitor F, James MA. 2009
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The role of nerve signaling in limb genesis and agenesis during Axolotl limb regeneration. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 91(Supplement 4):90-98, 2009. Satoh A, James MA, Gardiner DM. 2009
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Molecular mechanisms to improve nerve regeneration following damage to the immature peripheral nervous system. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 91(Supplement 4):87-89, 2009. Bannerman P, James MA. 2009
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Failure of Differentiation: Part II (Arthrogryposis, Camptodactyly, Clinodactyly, Madelung’s Deformity, Trigger Finger and Trigger Thumb). Hand Clinics 2009; 25(2):195-213. Ty, Jennifer and James, MA. 2009
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Posterior Elbow Capsulotomy and Triceps Lengthening for Treatment of Elbow Extension Contracture in Children with Arthrogryposis, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 90:1517-1523, 2008. Van Heest AE, James MA, Lewica A, Anderson K. 2009
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Reconstruction of the Type IIIa Hypoplastic Thumb. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, 12(2):79-84, 2008. McDonald T, James MA. 2009
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Madelung's Deformity: Quantitative radiographic comparison with normal wrists. Journal of Hand Surgery (European Volume).33:632-635, 2008. McCarroll HR, James MA, Manske PR. 2008
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Comparison of Pediatric Outcomes Data Collection Instrument Scores and Range of Motion Before and After Shoulder Tendon Transfers for Children with Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 28(2): 259-264, 2008. Dedini, RD, Bagley, AM, Molitor, F, and James, MA. 2008
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Distraction Lengthening of the Ulna in Children with Radius Deficiency. Journal of Hand Surgery 32(9):1402-07. Peterson BM, McCarroll HR, James MA. 2007
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Reasons for Prosthetic Rejection by Children with Unilateral Congenital Transverse Forearm Total Deficiency. Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics, in press Wagner LV, Bagley AM, James MA. 2007
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The Contralateral Unimpaired Arm as a Control for Upper Extremity Kinematic Analysis in Children with Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics 27:709-711. Wang J, Petuskey K, Bagley A, James MA, Rab G. 2007
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Use of the Medical Research Council Muscle Grading System in the Upper Extremity. Journal of Hand Surgery 32(2):154-56 James, MA
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Upper Extremity Kinematics During Functional Activities: Three Dimensional Studies in a Normal Population. Gait and Posture 25:573-579 Petuskey K, Bagley A, Abdala E, James MA, Rab G. 2007
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Impact of Prostheses on Function and Quality of Life for Children with Unilateral Congenital Below Elbow Deficiency Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, in press. James MA, Bagley A, Lutz C, Brasington C., McConnell S, Molitor F. 2006
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Shoulder External Rotation Tendon Transfer for Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, in press. Anderson K, James MA, O'Dell MA. 2006
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Regional Anesthesia as an Adjunct to General Anesthesia for Pediatric Extremity and Spine Surgery. Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, in press. DeVera H, Furukawa K, Matson M, Scavone J, James MA. 2006
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