Dr. Amelia Sorensen

Dr. Amelia Sorensen

Dr. Sorensen

Dr. Sorensen specializes in hand, wrist and microvascular surgery. Her clinical interests include the treatment of traumatic, degenerative and neuromuscular conditions of the wrist and hand, including fracture care, nerve surgery,  arthroscopy, joint replacement and microsurgical techniques.

Dr. Sorensen completed her fellowship in orthopaedic hand surgery at the University of California San Diego. She completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital/Washington University. She earned her medical degree from Washington Univerisy in St. Louis.

Dr. Sorensen has published articles in orthopaedic journals and has presented her work at national meetings. Her current research focuses on patient outcome measures, radiographic analysis of distal radius fractures and advanced techniques in hand fracture fixation and rehabilitation.

Dr. Sorensen works to promote interest in science and orthopaedics among women leading interactive programs for high school and medical students.

  • Education

    Fellowship -
    Hand and Microvascular Surgery – University of California San Diego, San Diego CA, 2015

    Residency -
    Orthopaedic Surgery: Barnes Jewish Hospital / Washington University, St. Louis MO, 2014

    Medical School -
    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO, 2011
    Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy, St. Johns College, Annapolis MD, 2002

    Undergraduate -
    Bachelor of Arts - Philosophy, St. Johns College, Annapolis MD, 2002
  • Position

    Orthopaedic Surgery
    Adjunct Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Certification

    American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery-Board Eligible
  • Memberships

    American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
    American Society for Surgery of the Hand – Candidate Member
    American Association for Surgery of the Hand
    Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society
    Missouri State Orthopaedic Association
  • Research

    Dr. Sorensen is actively involved in research on conditions of the hand and wrist. She is interested in understanding how current reporting of patient outcomes corelates with patient improvement. She is researching radiographic analysis of distal radius fractures to improve fracture alignment and decrease patient exposure to radiation.
  • Publications

    • Sorensen AA, Wojahn RD, Manske CM, Calfee RP. Using the STROBE statement to assess reporting of observational trials in hand surgery. J Hand Surg Am 2013 Aug;38(8):1584-9.

    • Sorensen AA, Ketchersid J, Tan WH, Howard D, Calfee RP. Minimal clinically important differences of 3 patient-rated outcomes instruments. J Hand Surg Am 2013 Apr;38(4): 641-649.

    • Chalayon O, Adams AA, Dobbs MB. Minimal invasive approach for the treatment of non-isolated congenital vertical talus. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2012 Jun 6;94(11):e73.

    • Calfee RP, Adams AA.Clinical research and patient-rated outcome measures in hand surgery. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Apr;37: 851-5.

    • Calfee RP, Van Steyn MO, Gyurivza C, Adams AA, Weiland AJ, Gelberman RH. Joint leveling for advanced Kienbock’s disease. J Hand Surg Am. 2010 Dec; 35: 1947-54.

    • Wilczynski MC, Gelberman RH, Adams AA, Goldfarb CA. Arthroscopic findings in gout of the wrist. J Hand Surg Am. 2009 Feb; 34: 244-50.

    • Yim JJ, Adams AA, Kim JH, Holland SM. Evolution of an intronic microsatellite polymorphism in Toll-like receptor 2 among primates. Immunogenetics. 2006 Sept 58: 740-5.
  • Interests

    Hand and Microvascular Surgery: Traumatic, degenerative and neuromuscular conditions of the hand and wrist including fractures and dislocations; carpal tunnel syndrome; tendinits; sports injuries; complex and revision surgery of the hand and wrist.