William Kirkpatrick, M.D.

Dr. Kirkpatrick is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with a subspecialty practice in hand surgery. After completing his undergraduate education at Harvard University, he attended the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine for medical school and then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He underwent additional Fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Dr. Kirkpatrick has been practicing hand surgery in the Greater Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr area for his entire career and is an Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Jefferson Medical College.  He has a focused practice in the treatment of the hand and upper extremity and has been recognized in Philadelphia Magazine and in the Main Line Today Magazine as one of the area’s “Top Doctors” in hand surgery.

 
Education
  • B.A., Harvard University
  • M.D., University of Cincinnati School of Medicine
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  • Fellowship, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University
Titles & Certifications
  • Board Certified, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand
  • Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Hospital Affiliations
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital
Professional Associations
  • Jefferson Orthopaedic Society
  • Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
  • Fellow in American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery (AAOS)
  • Active Member of American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

PUBLICATIONS

 

“Technique for Intramedullary Stabilization of Ulnar Neck Fractures.”

Abboudi J, Sandilands SM, Hoffler CE 2nd, Kirkpatrick W, Emper W.

Hand (N Y). 2017 Sep 1:1558944717725376. doi: 10.1177/1558944717725376.

 

“Safe Return to Driving After Volar Plating of Distal Radius Fractures.”

Jones CM, Ramsey RW, Ilyas A, Abboudi J, Kirkpatrick W, Kalina T, Leinberry

C. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Sep;42(9):700-704.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.05.030.

 

“Open Carpal Tunnel Release Outcomes: Performed Wide Awake versus with

Sedation.” Tulipan JE, Kim N, Abboudi J, Jones C, Liss F, Kirkpatrick,W, Rivlin  M, Wang

ML, Matzon J, Ilyas AM. J Hand Microsurg. 2017 Aug;9(2):74-79. doi: 10.1055/s-0037- 1603200.

Epub  2017 May 22.

 

“Incidence of Glove Perforation During Hand Surgical Procedures.”

Lutsky KF, Jones C, Abboudi J, Kirkpatrick W, Liss F, Leinberry C, Ilyas A, Martin D,

Beredjiklian PK. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Aug 9. pii: S0363-5023(16)31241-2. doi:

10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.06.103.

 

“An Assessment of Online Reviews of Hand Surgeons.”

Kirkpatrick W, Abboudi J, Kim N, Medina J, Maltenfort M, Seigerman D, Lutsky    K,

Beredjiklian PK. Arch Bone Jt Surg. 2017 May;5(3):139-144.

       

 

 

“Prospective Evaluation of Sleep Improvement Following Carpal Tunnel Release

Surgery.”   Tulipan JE, Kim N, Abboudi J, Jones C, Liss F, Kirkpatrick W, Matzon

J, Rivlin, Wang ML, Ilyas AM. J Hand Surg Am. 2017 May;42(5):390.e1-390.e6

 

“Qualitive Evaluation Of Digital Hand X-rays is Not a Reliable Method to Assess

Mineral Density” Miller AJ, Jones C, Liss F, Abboudi J, Kirkpatrick W,

Berediklian P. Arch Bone Jt Surg. 2017 Jan; 5(1):10-13

 

“Hand Surgery and Fluoroscopic Eye Radiation Dosage: A Prospective Pilot

Comparison of Large Versus Mini C-Arm Fluoroscopy Use.”  Wang ML1, Hoffler CE1, Ilyas

AM1, Kirkpatrick WH1, Beredjiklian PK1, Leinberry CF. Hand (N Y). 2017 Jan;12(1):21-25.

 

Kim N, Matzon JL, Abboudi J, Jones CM. Kirkpatrick W, Leinberry CF, Liss FE,

Lutsky KF, Wang ML, Maltenfort M, Ilyas AM. A Prospective Evaluation of Opiod

Utilization After Upper Extremity Surgery: Identifying Consumption Patterns and

Determining Prescribing Guidelines. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016; e89 (1-9)

 

Ketionis C, Kim N, Liss F, Zmistowski B, Matzon J, Leinberry C, Wang M, Jones C,

Abboudi J, Kirkpatrick W, Ilyas AM. Wide Awake Trigger Finger Release Surgery:

Prospective Comparison of Lidocaine, Maracaine and Exparel. Hand(N Y) .

2016 June;11(2):177-83.doi:10.1177/1558944715627618.PMID: 27390559

 

Miller AJ, Rivlin M, Kirkpatrick W, Abboudi J, Jones C. Fingertip

Amputation Treatment: A Survey Study. Am J. Orthop. 2015 Sep;44(9):E331-9.

 

 

“Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound Bone Stimulator Treatment for Symptomatic

Distal Phalangeal Shaft Fracture Nonunion”

Jack Abboudi, MD; William H. Kirkpatrick, MD; Jake Schroeder, BA

JBJS Case Connect, 2015 Sep 9; 5 (3): e79 . pgs 1-5

 

“Fingertip Amputation” Treatment: A Survey Study.

Miller AJ, Rivlin M, Kirkpatrick W, Abboudi J, Jones C. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead  NJ).

2015 Sep;44(9):E331-9

 

“Intersection Syndrome”

W. Kirkpatrick, M.D. Atlas of the Hand Clinics on “Tenosynovitis/Tendonitis” (ed. D. Zelouf)

4:1,   March 1999

 

“Forearm Abscess presenting as a Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma Five Years Following wrist

External Fixation” J. Abboudi, M.D., W. Kirkpatrick, M.D. The Jefferson Orthopaedic

Journal,  Vol XXVII:26-28, 1998

 

“Late Reduction of a Volar Lunate Dislocation”

L. Weiss, M.D., W. Kirkpatrick, M.D. The Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, Vol XXVI:132-135,

1997

 

"Early Motion after Arthroplasty"

W. Kirkpatrick, M.D., S. Kozin, M.D., R. Uhl, M.D., “Early Motion in the Hand and Wrist”

Hand Clinics 12 (1):73-86, February 1996

 

 

"Soft Tissue Conditions: Trigger Fingers and DeQuervain's Disease”

in Rehabilitation of the Hand: Surgery and Therapy; 4th Edition;(ed. J. Hunter, M.D. et al),

W. Kirkpatrick, M.D., S. Lisser, M.D.; Mosby, 1995

 

"The Superficialis Finger: An Alternative in Flexor Tendon Surgery"

in Rehabilitation of the Hand, : Surgery and Therapy; 4th Edition;(ed. J. Hunter, M.D., et al),

R. Kobus, M.D., W. Kirkpatrick, M.D.; Mosby, 1995

 

"Complications Associated with Injuries to the Distal Upper Extremity"(Chapter 4),

J. Taras, M.D., R. Culp, M.D., W. Kirkpatrick, M.D. and J. Hunter, M.D. in Complications

in Pediatric-Orthopaedic Surgery (ed. C. Epps, Jr., M.D. and J. R. Bowen, M.D.)

pub. J.B. Lippincott Co., 1995

 

"Tetracycline Labeling for Excision of Osteoid Osteoma in the Distal Radius"

N. Abidi, M.D.; W. Kirkpatrick, M.D.; The Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal, Vol XXIV:52-55,

1995

 

“Polymethyl methacrylate Spacers in the Staged Treatment of Traumatic and Infectious Bone

Loss in the Hand” J.P. Lisser, M.D., W.H. Kirkpatrick, M.D., R.W. Culp, M.D., L.H.

Schneider, M.D. Ortho Trans. 18 (1): 160-161, 1994

 

"The Superficialis Finger Procedure",

W. Kirkpatrick, M.D., R. Kobus, M.D. Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, 3 (4):303-305;

W.B. Saunders Co., October 1993

 

 

Operative Techniques in Orthopaedics, Guest Editor "Tendon Surgery of

the Hand", W.B. Saunders Co., October 1993

 

"Scaphoid Excision and Capitolunate Arthrodesis for Radioscaphoid Arthritis"

D. Kirschenbaum, M.D., L. Schneider, M.D., W. Kirkpatrick, M.D.

Journal of Hand Surgery, 18A (5):780-785, September 1993

 

"The Superficialis Finger: Results and Indications in Flexor Tendon Surgery"

J. Hunter, M.D., R. Kobus, M.D., W. Kirkpatrick, M.D., Ortho Trans. 16: 351, 1993

 

"Metastatic Renal Carcinoma in the Hand: Treatment with Preoperative Irradiation and Ray

Resection" R. Kobus, M.D.; C. Leinberry, M.D.; W. Kirkpatrick, M.D. Orthopaedic Review

Vol. XXI (8):983-995, August 1992

 

"Continuous Wrist Block: A Technique for Control of Vasospasm after Digital Replantation"

J. Taras, M.D.; M. Behrman, M.D.; W. Kirkpatrick, M.D. The Jefferson Orthopaedic Journal

Vol  XX:84-87, 1991

 

"Dacron Stabilization of the Distal Ulna"

J. Hunter, M.D., W. Kirkpatrick, M.D.

Hand Clinics 7 (2):365-371, May 1991

 

"Dacron Collateral Ligament Reconstruction with PIP Joint Arthroplasty"

J. Hunter, M.D.; A. Sattel, M.D.; W. Kirkpatrick, M.D. Seminars in Arthroplasty 2 (2):148-

152, April 1991

      

"Osteotomy of the Scapula for the Management of Sprengel's Deformity"

W. Kirkpatrick, M.D., R. Gordon, M.D., D. Mears, M.D. Orthopaedic Consultations 12 (5):9-12,

May 1991

 

"Acute Extensor Tendon Injuries"

W. Kirkpatrick, M.D. Symposium on Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand Audio cassette,

March 1990

 

"DeQuervain's Stenosing Tenosynovitis"

W. Kirkpatrick, M.D., in Rehabilitation of the Hand, Third Edition, Chapter 21

(ed. J. Hunter, M.D.) Mosby, 1990

 

"Extensor Tendon Reconstruction in Rheumatoid Arthritis"

W. Kirkpatrick, M.D., Symposium on Surgery and Rehabilitation of the Hand Audio cassette,

March 1989

 

"Hand Replantation"

W. Kirkpatrick, M.D. - Trends in Trauma, Audio cassette, March 1989

 

"Osteotomy of the Scapula for the Management of Sprengel's Deformity"

D. Mears, M.D., J. Imbriglia, M.D., W. Kirkpatrick, M.D., Ortho Trans. 11: 239, 1987

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