Kevin Lutsky, M.D.

Kevin Lutsky, M.D.
Dr. Lutsky is a hand and upper extremity surgeon who specializes in the treatment of complex disorders of the hand, wrist and elbow.

His clinical expertise includes arthroscopy of the wrist and hand, management of trauma and complex fractures of the hand, wrist and elbow, compressive neuropathies, such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes, peripheral nerve and tendon injuries, and arthritis of the wrist and hand.

Education
  • B.A., Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA
  • M.D., MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York, New York
  • Fellowship, Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri
Titles & Certifications
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certificate of Added Qualification for Surgery of the Hand
  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University
Hospital Affiliations
  • AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center
Professional Associations
  • Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand

1.     Lutsky K, Jones CM, Kim N, Medina J, Matzon JL, Beredjiklian PK.  Frequency of Incidental Median Thenar Motor Nerve Branch Visualization During Mini-Open and Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release.  Hand (NY) 2017 Jan;12(1):60-63.

2.     Kim N, Matzon JL, Abboudi J, Jones C, Kirkpatrick W, Leinberry CF, Liss FE, Lutsky KF, Wang ML, Maltenfort M, Ilyas AM.  A Prospective Evaluation of Opioid Utilization After Upper-Extremity Surgical Procedures:  Identifying Consumption Patterns and Determining Prescribing Guidelines.  JBJS Am.  2016 Oct 19;98(20).

3.     Lutsky KF, Matzon J, Kim N, Beredjiklian PK.  Results of Operative Intervention for Finger Stiffness After Fractures of the Hand.  Hand (NY).  2016 Sep;11(3):341-346.

4.     Jones C, Beredjiklian P, Matzon JL, Kim N, Lutsky K.  Incidence of an Anomalous Course of the Palmar Cutaneous Branch of the Median Nerve During Volar Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures.  J Hand Surg Am.  2016 Aug;41(8):841-4

5.     Lutsky KF, Jimenez M, Rivlin M, Matzon JL, Maltenfort M, Beredjiklian PK.  Reliability of the Soong Classification for Volar Plate Position.  J Hand Surg Am.  2016 Jul;41(7):e199-202.

6.     Lutsky K, Kim N, Medina J, Maltenfort M, Beredjiklian P.  Hand Dominance and Common Hand Conditions.  Orthopedics.  2016 May 1;39(3)e444-8.

7.     Matzon JL, Lutsky KF, Hoffler CE, Kim N, Maltenfort M, Beredjiklian PK.  Risk Factors for Ulnar Nerve Instability Resulting in Transposition in Patients with Cubital Tunnel Syndrome.  J Hand Surg Am.  2016 Feb;41(2): 180-3.

8.     Rivlin M, Kim N, Lutsky KF, Beredjiklian PK.  Measurement of the radiographic anatomy of the small and ring metacarpals using computerized tomographic scans.  Hand (NY).  2015 Dec;10(4): 756-61

9.     Hoffler CE 2nd, Matzon JL, Lutsky KF, Kim N, Beredjiklian PK. Radiographic Stage Does Not Correlate With Symptom Severity in Thumb Basilar Joint Osteoarthritis.. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2015 Dec;23(12):778-82

10.   Lutsky KF, Beredjiklian PK, Hioe S, Bilello J, Kim N, Matzon JL Incidence of Hardware Removal Following Volar Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fracture.  J Hand Surg Am.   2015 Dec;40(12):2410-5

11.  Matzon J, Lutsky K, Beredjilian PK.  Finger Stiffness After Fracture.  J Hand Surg.  2015 Dec;40(12):2456-7

12.  Kim N, Schroeder J, Hoffler CE, Matzon JL, Lutsky K, Beredjiklian PK.  Elevated Hemoglobin A1C Levels Correlate with Blood Glucose Elevation in Diabetic Patients following Local Corticosteroid Injection in the Hand: A Prospective Study.  Plast Reconstr Surg. 2015 Oct;136(4):474e-9e.

13.  Dwyer J, Matzon J, Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P.  Results of Operative Intervention for Post-Traumatic Finger Stiffness.  Hand (NY).  2016 Sep;11(3):341-346

14.  Matzon J, Reb CW, Danowski RM, Lutsky K: Single-incision Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Comminuted Trapezium Fractures With Distal Radius Cancellous Autograft.  Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2015 Mar;19(1):40-5

15.  Matzon J, Lutsky K, Ricci E, Beredjiklian P:  Considerations in the radiologic evaluation of the pregnant orthopaedic patient.  J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2015 Aug;23(8):485-91.

16.  Lutsky K, Hoffler E, Kim N, Matzon J:  Routine Use of Locking Shaft Screws is Not Necessary in Volar Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures.  Hand (N Y). 2015 Sep;10(3):489-91

17.  Lutsky K, Ilyas A, Kim N, Beredjiklian P:  Basal Joint Arthroplasty Decreases Carpal Tunnel Pressure.  Hand (N Y). 2015 Sep;10(3):403-6

18.  Lutsky K, Matzon J:  Persistent Fracture Line After Scaphoid Fixation.  J Hand Surg Am.  2014 Oct; 39(11):  2294-6.

19.  Wong J, Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P:  Outcomes After Repair of Sub-acute-to-Chronic Grade III Metacarpophalangeal Joint Collateral Ligament Injuries in the Lesser Digits are Poor.  Hand (NY). 2014 Sep;9(3):322-8.

20.  Lutsky K, Goldfarb C:  Thumb Collateral Ligament Injuries.  The Athlete’s Hand and Wrist:  A Master Skills Publication.  ASSH, August 2014

21.  Lutsky K, Matzon J, Walinchus L, Ross DA, Beredjiklian P:  Collateral ligament laxity of the finger metacarpophalangeal joints: an in vivo study.  J Hand Surg Am.  2014 Jun; 39(6):1088-1093

22.  Mintalucci D, Lutsky KF, Matzon JL, Rivlin M, Niver G, Beredjiklian PK:  Distal interphalangeal joint bony dimensions related to headless compression screw sizes.  J Hand Surg Am.  2014 Jun;39(6):1068-1074.

23.  Lutsky K, Levi D, Beredjiklian P:  Utility of MRI for Diagnosing Complete Tears of the Collateral Ligaments of the Metacarpophalangeal Joints of the Fingers.  Hand (N Y). 2014 Mar;9(1):112-6

24.  Matzon J, Lutsky K:  Hand Surgery After an Episode of Disproportionate Pain and Disability. J Hand Surg Am.  2013 Dec;38(12):2454-56. 

25.  Matzon JL, Lutsky KF, Maloney M, Beredjiklian PK. Adherence to AAOS upper extremity clinical practice guidelines: An analysis of members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Orthopedics. 2013, Nov 1;36(11):e1407-1411

26.  Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P, Bernstein J:  Evaluating the Source and Content of Information about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome on the Internet:  A concise update of a previous report.  Orthopedics.  2013 Aug 1;36(8):e1038-41.

27.  Lutsky K, Boyer M, Goldfarb C:  Dorsal plate fixation of distal radius fractures.  J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jul;38(7):1414-22.

28.  Lutsky K, Glickel S, Weiland A, Boyer M:  What Every Resident Should Know About Wrist Fractures. Instructional Course Lectures 2013;62:181-97.

29.  Lutsky K:  Preoperative MRI for Evaluation of Scaphoid Nonunion.  J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Nov;37(11):2383-5.

30.  Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P:  Kienböck’s disease.  Current Concepts.  J Hand Surg Am.  2012 Sep;37(9):1942-52.

31.  Lutsky, KF, Goldfarb CA, Boyer MI:  Dorsal fixation of intra-articular distal radius fractures using 2.4 mm locking plates.  Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg.  2009 Dec;13(4):187-96

32.  Lutsky, K:  Gearing up for safe cycling.  The Daily Local.  April 20, 2009.

33.  Lutsky KF, Boyer MI, Goldfarb CA:  Arthroscopic Assessment of Intra-Articular Distal Radius Fractures Following Open Reduction and Internal Fixation from a Volar Approach.  J Hand Surg (Am).  33(4):476-84.  2008.

34.  Lutsky K, Tejwani N:  Musculoskeletal Manifestations of Gaucher Disease.  Bull Hosp Jt Dis.  65(1):37-42.  2007.

Book Chapters

1.     Lutsky K, Giang E, Matzon J:  Flexor Tendon Injury, Repair and Rehabilitation.  Orthopedic Clinics of North America.  2015 Jan;46(1):67-76. 

2.     Lutsky K, Ilyas A, Matzon J, Beredjiklian P:  Recent Advances in Orthopedics:  Hand Surgery.  2014.

3.     Lutsky KF, Boyer MI:  Flexor Tendon Injury.  In:  Trumble T and Budoff J, eds.  Principles of Hand Surgery, 2nd edition.  Elsevier. 2009.

4.     Lutsky KF, Boyer MI:  Flexor Tendon Injury and Repair.  In:  Trumble T, ed.  Hand Surgery Update IV.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand.  2007.

5.     Lutsky KF, Rettig ME:  Extensor Carpi Radialis Longus to Extensor Carpi Ulnaris Tendon Transfer for Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Wrist.  In:  Katzman B and Feldon P, eds. in Atlas of the Hand Clinics 10 (2005); pp. 257-262.

Presentations

1.     Jimenez M, Lutsky KF, , Rivlin M, Matzon JL, Maltenfort M, Beredjiklian PK.  Reliability of the Soong Classification for Volar Plate Position.  EOA 2016

2.     Lutsky K.  Interactive Case Review.  Carpal Instability.  ASSH 2016.

3.     Lutsky K, Jones C, Matzon J, Beredjiklian P.  Anomalous Palmar Cutaneous Nerve Branches Within FCR Sheath During Volar Plating.  ASSH 2016

4.     Hoffler C, Lutsky K, Matzon J, Kim N, Beredjiklian P.  Radiographic Stage Does Not Correlate with Symptom Severity in Thumb Basilar Joint Arthritis.  AAOS 2015

5.     Dwyer J, Matzon J, Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P.  Results of Operative Intervention for Post-Traumatic Finger Stiffness.  AAOS 2015

6.     Lutsky K, Ilyas A, Beredjiklian P:  Basal Joint Arthroplasty Decreases Carpal Tunnel Pressure.  AAHS 2015

7.     Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P, Hioe S, Goldfarb M,  Bilello J, Schroeder J, Hestenburg J, Matzon J.  Hardware Removal Rate Following Distal Radius Fracture Fixation - Prominence Volar to Critical Line is a Risk Factor.  EOA 2015

8.     Medina J, Kim N, Jones C, Matzon J, Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P.  Prospective evaluation of thenar branch anatomic variability during routine carpal tunnel release.  EOA 2015

9.     Hoffler C, Matzon J, Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P.  Incidence Of Ulnar Nerve Instability In Patients Considered For In Situ Ulnar Nerve Decompression.  EOA Annual Meeting.  Amelia Island, FL.  2014

10.  Hoffler C, Lutsky K, Matzon J, Kim N, Beredjiklian P.  Radiographic Stage Does Not Correlate With Symptom Severity In Thumb Basilar Joint Arthritis.  EOA Annual Meeting.  Amelia Island, FL.  2014

11.  Rivlin M, Kim N, Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P. Elimination Of Overlap In Small And Ring Metacarpal Measurements.  EOA Annual Meeting.  Amelia Island, FL.  2014.

12.  Lutsky K, Ilyas A, Beredjiklian P:  Basal Joint Arthroplasty Decreases Carpal Tunnel Pressure.  EOA Annual Meeting.  Amelia Island, FL.  2014.

13.  Lutsky K, Hoffler C, Kim N, Matzon J.  Locking Shaft Screws Not Necessary In Volar Plate Fixation.  EOA Annual Meeting.  Amelia Island, FL.  2014

14.  Lutsky K, Kim N, Beredjiklian P. Disability Due To Finger Metacarpophalangeal Joint Collateral Ligament Injury.  EOA Annual Meeting.  Amelia Island, FL.  2014.

15.  Dwyer J, Matzon J, Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P:  Outcomes of tenolysis after finger fracture fixation.  ASSH Podcast.  Boston, MA.  2014.

16.  Hoffler C, Lutsky K, Matzon J, Kim N, Beredjiklian P.  Radiographic Stage Does Not Correlate with Symptom Severity in Thumb Basilar Joint Arthritis.  ASSH .  Boston MA.  2014

17.  Lutsky K.  Scaphoid Excision and 4 Corner Fusion.  ASSH Residents and Fellows Conference.  Boston MA.  2014

18.  Hoffler CE, Schroeder J, Matzon JL, Lutsky KF, Kim N, Beredjiklian PK. Elevated hemoglobin A1C levels correlate with blood glucose elevation in diabetic patients following local corticosteroid injection in the hand: A prospective study.  ASSH.  Boston MA 2014.

19.  Mintalucci D, Matzon J, Lutsky K, Niver G, Rivlin M, Beredjiklian P:  Distal Interphalangeal Joint Dimensions and Headless Compression Screw Sizes:  A Mismatch.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Residents and Fellows Conference.  San Francisco, CA.  October 2013.

20.  Mintalucci D, Matzon J, Lutsky K, Niver G, Rivlin M, Beredjiklian P:  Distal Interphalangeal Joint Dimensions and Headless Compression Screw Sizes:  A Mismatch.  Eastern Orthopaedic Association.  Miami, FL.  October 2013.

21.  Wong J, Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P:  Outcomes After Repair of Sub-acute-to-Chronic Grade III Metacarpophalangeal Joint Collateral Ligament Injuries in the Lesser Digits are Poor.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand.  Podium Presentation.  San Francisco, CA.  October 2013

22.  Lutsky KF, Boyer MI, Goldfarb CA: Indirect Reduction of Intra-Articular Distal Radius Fractures Through a Volar Approach: Does it Provide a Satisfactory Articular Reduction? American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2007.

23.  Lutsky K, Strauss E, Paksima N: Locked, Flexible Intramedullary Nail versus K-wire Techniques for Fixation of Metacarpal Shaft Fractures:  A Biomechanical Study. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2007.

24.  Nazarian DG, Klein AE, Paczkoskie V, Lutsky KF, Booth RE:  Results of Two Stage Reimplantation with a Static Intervening Antibiotic Spacer Block for Salvage of Infected Total Knee Arthroplasty.  Presented: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (2000, 2002), American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (1999), Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (1999), Drexel University Research Symposium (1999).

Posters

1.     Lutsky K, Jimenez M, Rivlin M, Matzon J, Maltenfort M, Beredjiklian P.  Reliability of the Soong Classification for Volar Plate Position.  EOA Annual Meeting 10/22/2016. 

2.     Miller A, Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P.  Patient reported disability measures do not correlate with electrodiagnostic severity in carpal tunnel syndrome.  ASSH 2016

3.     Kim N, Matzon J, Abboudi J, Jones C, Kirkpatrick W, Leinberry C, Liss F, Lutsky K, Wang M, Maltenfort M, Ilyas A.  Prospective Evaluation of Postoperative Opiod Consumption:  We Are Overprescribing!  AOA Annual Meeting, 2016

4.     Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P, Hioe S, Goldfarb M, Bilello J, Schroder J, Henstenburg J, Matzon J.  Hardware Removal Rate Following Distal Radius Fracture Fixation – prominence volar to critical line is a risk factor.  ASSH 2015

5.     Matzon J, Beredjiklian P, Lutsky K.  Analysis of  a First-year Orthopaedic Urgent Care Center:  Determining Impact on a Hand Surgery Practice.  ASSH 2015.

6.     Lutsky K, Hoffler C, Matzon J.  Locking Shaft Screws Not Necessary In Volar Plate Fixation.  AAHS Annual Meeting.  2015

7.     Beredjiklian P, Schroder J, Matzon J, Lutsky K, Hoffler CE, Kim N.  Elevated Hemoglobin A1C Levels Correlate With Blood Glucose Elevation In Diabetic Patients Following Local Corticosteroid Injection In The Hand: A Prospective Study  AAHS 2015.

8.     Hoffler CE, Matzon J, Lutsky K, Kim N, Beredjiklian P.  Radiographic Stage Does Not Correlate with Symptom Severity in Thumb Basilar Joint Arthritis  AAHS 2015

9.     Rivlin M, Kim N, Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P.  Measurement of the Radiographic Anatomy of the Small and Ring Metacarpals using Computerized Tomographic Scans  AAHS 2015

10.  Dwyer J, Matzon J, Lutsky K, Kim N, Beredjiklian P.  Results of Operative Intervention for Post-Traumatic Finger Stiffness.  AAHS 2015

11.  Dwyer J, Matzon J, Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P.  Results of Operative Intervention for Post-Traumatic Finger Stiffness.  ASSH 2014. 

12.  Hoffler E, Matzon J, Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P:  Ulnar nerve subluxation – risk factors.  ASSH.  Boston MA.  2014.

13.  Lutsky K, Ilyas A, Beredjiklian P:  Basal Joint Arthroplasty Decreases Carpal Tunnel Pressure.  ASSH.  Boston MA.  2014.

14.  Hoffler CE, Schroeder J, Matzon JL, Lutsky KF, Kim N, Beredjiklian PK. Elevated hemoglobin A1C levels correlate with blood glucose elevation in diabetic patients following local corticosteroid injection in the hand: A prospective study.  ASSH.  Boston MA 2014.

15.  Hoffler C, Lutsky K, Matzon J, Kim N, Beredjiklian P.  Radiographic Stage Does Not Correlate With Symptom Severity In Thumb Basilar Joint Arthritis.  EOA Annual Meeting.  Amelia Island, FL.  2014

16.  Lutsky K, Hoffler C, Kim N, Matzon J.  Locking Shaft Screws Not Necessary In Volar Plate Fixation.  EOA Annual Meeting.  Amelia Island, FL.  2014

17.  Lutsky K, Kim N, Beredjiklian P. Disability Due To Finger Metacarpophalangeal Joint Collateral Ligament Injury.  EOA Annual Meeting.  Amelia Island, FL.  2014.

18.  Lutsky K, Beredjiklian P:  MRI has a Low Sensitivity for Evaluating Collateral Ligament Injuries of the Metacarpophalangeal Joints of the Lesser Digits.  E-poster.  American Society for Surgery of the Hand.  San Francisco, CA.  October 2013.

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