Robert B. Carrigan, MD

Robert B. Carrigan, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon at CHOP with a focus on treating hand and upper extremity conditions and injuries.

Areas of Expertise: Acquired/developmental problems of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, arm and shoulder, Congenital hand and arm differences, Pediatric hand and upper extremity injuries, Shoulder reconstruction after brachial plexus injury
Locations: Main Campus; Specialty Care, King of Prussia; Specialty Care, Virtua
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA (1999)

    Internship

    Orthopedic and General Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Residency

    Orthopedic Surgery - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Fellowship

    Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery - Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    American Board of Orthopedic Surgery Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon

    Associate Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

  • Centers and Programs
  • Research Interests
    • Epidemiology of pediatric hand injuries
    • Tendon healing in children
    • Rehabilitation of pediatric hand injuries
  • Publications

    Books

    Carrigan, RB: Fractures of the Hand and Wrist in Contemporary Management of Fractures and Complications, Jaypee, Philadelphia 2013, pp 116-139.

    Carrigan, RB: The Upper Extremity (Chapter) in Nelson, Nelson Textbook in Pediatrics 19th Edition, Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2011, pp. 2383-2387.

    Papers

    Kanj W, Gunderson M, Carrigan R, Sankar W. Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Upper Extremity in Children. JCO. 2013 June; 7(3):225-233.

    Pretell-Mazzini J, Carrigan RB: Simultaneous distal radial fractures and carpal bones injuries in children: a review article. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2011 May 27. [Epub ahead of print]

    Pretell-Mazzini J, Carrigan RB: Simultaneous distal radial fractures and carpal bones injuries in children: a review article. J Pediatr Orthop B. 2011 May 27. [Epub ahead of print] 

    Posters and Presentations

    Thumb Hypoplasia-September 17, 2014, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Boston, MA

    Elbow Fractures: A Panel Discussion - May 1, 2014, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, Hollywood, CA

    Chronic Monteggia Fracture Reconstruction-May 2, 2013, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario Canada

    The Utility of Wrist MRI in the Pediatric Population-May 2, 2013, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario Canada

    Referral Patterns of Emergent Pediatric Hand Transfers to a Tertiary Care Center - May 2, 2013, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, Toronto, Ontario Canada

    Upper Extremity Injuries in the Skeletally Immature Patient - October 4, 2012 Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Fall Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA

    Acute Compartment Syndrome of the Upper Extremity in Children. -  May 1st 2012, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

    Ten Common Hand Conditions - Oct. 27, 2011, Pottstown Memorial Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Pottstown, PA

    Distal Ulna Fractures instruction course lecture - Sept., 10, 2011, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial Position

    Journal of Hand Surgery, consultant reviewer

    Academic Position 

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery: Appropriate Use Committee (AUC) – Pediatric Supracondylar Humerus Fractures (2014)

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery: Standard Setting Committee (2014)

    American Society for Surgery of the Hand: Young Leaders Council (2012)

    Member of the Resident Admission Committee, Department of Orthopedic Surgery (2012, 2010)