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Ollie Edmunds

John Edmunds, MD

Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedic Surgery; Chief, Hand and Upper Extremity

Department: Orthopedics

Phone: 504-988-5800

Home Page: Click here for Physician's Web Page

Sections: Orthopaedics

Languages: English

Interests: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Hemophiliac Joint Reconstruction, Wrist and Thumb Reconstruction

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Biography

Dr. Edmunds has practiced and taught hand surgery and orthopaedic surgery at Tulane University Medical School since arriving in New Orleans from his orthopaedic residency and hand/micro vascular fellowships at Duke University in 1976, before Tulane Hospital opened. He is known internationally as a teacher, speaker, and author. He has pioneered surgical procedures for the thumb basal joint and the joints of hemophiliacs. He is an expert in complex referral cases of hand, wrist, and upper extremity trauma, arthritis, tendon and nerve injuries, nerve compression, deformities, and congenital anomalies. He does tendon transfers for nerve injuries, releases for Dupuytren's contracture, joint reconstruction for hemophilia or rheumatoid arthritis, minimally invasive carpal tunnel release, repairs of complex wrist fractures, and total joint replacement of the knee, and hip, shoulder, elbow, and wrist. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, holds additional Certification of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand, and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Orthopaedic Association. He is Past President of the Southern Orthopaedic Association, past President of the Louisiana Orthopaedic Association, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Orthopaedic Surgical Advances. He is a member of the medical staffs of Tulane University Medical Center, Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, Touro Infirmary, Children’s Hospital, and University/Charity Hospital in New Orleans. He also designs medical software as Chairman of the Aesculapius Technologies, and is the editor of this Tulane Orthopaedic department web site. 


Professional Profile

Medical Education

  • Fellowship, Hand Surgery and Microvascular Surgery Fellowship, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1976
  • Internship, Ochsner Foundation Hospital, New Orleans, LA, 1968
  • MD, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesvile, FL, 1967
  • Residency, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1975

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery,Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand

Publications

  • Current concepts of the anatomy of the thumb trapeziometacarpal joint., J Hand Surg Am., 2011 Jan, Edmunds JO
  • Traumatic dislocations and instability of the trapeziometacarpal joint of the thumb., Hand Clin., 2006 Aug, Edmunds JO.
  • Bone ingrowth into a porous-coated total shoulder component retrieved postmortem., The Journal of Arthroplasty, 1993, Cook SD, Barrack RL, Salkeld SL, Prewett AB, Edmunds JO
  • Upper cervical ossicles in Down syndrome., J Pediatr Orthop., 1987 Jan-Feb, French HG, Burke SW, Roberts JM, Johnston CE 2nd, Whitecloud T, Edmunds JO.
  • Wrist arthroplasty: a retrospective study., Orthopedics., 1987 Feb, Cimino PM, Riordan D, Edmunds JO, Brunet ME, Haddad RJ Jr, Davis MJ.
  • Severe bilateral knee pain., Orthopaedic Consultation, 1987, Edmunds JO, Haddad RJ
  • The effect of the radial head and prosthetic radial head replacement on resisting valgus stress at the elbow., Orthopedics., 1986 May, Pribyl CR, Kester MA, Cook SD, Edmunds JO, Brunet ME.
  • Chronic atlanto-axial instability in Down syndrome., J Bone Joint Surg Am., 1985 Dec, Burke SW, French HG, Roberts JM, Johnston CE 2nd, Whitecloud TS 3rd, Edmunds JO Jr.
  • Chronic atlanto-axial instability in Down syndrome., J Bone Joint Surg Am., 1985 Dec, Burke SW, French HG, Roberts JM, Johnston CE 2nd, Whitecloud TS 3rd, Edmunds JO Jr.
  • Hemophilic arthropathy--an immunologic study of the synovium., Scand J Haematol Suppl, 1984, Andes WA, Walker PD, Edmunds JO, Wulff KM.
  • Hemophilic arthropathy--an immunologic study of the synovium., Scand J Haematol Suppl., 1984, Andes WA, Walker PD, Edmunds JO, Wulff KM.
  • Hemarthroses and warfarin: joint destruction with anticoagulation., Thromb Haemost., 1983 Jun 28, Andes WA, Edmunds JO.

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