Amy Ladd, MD

Hand and upper extremity surgeon

Dr. Ladd graduated from Dartmouth College with an AB in History, received her MD from SUNY Upstate Medical University, completed Orthopaedic Residency at the University of Rochester, and completed the Harvard Combined Hand Surgery Fellowship. She was a fellow at L'Institut de la Main in Paris, France prior to joining the Stanford University faculty in 1990.

Hand and Upper Limb Center

  • 450 Broadway Street
  • Redwood City, CA 94063
  • Phone: 650-723-5256
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Professional Education

Internship: Pacific Medical Center Seattle (1986)

Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (06/30/1990) MA

Board Certification: Hand Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1994)

Board Certification: Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (1992)

Residency: University of Rochester School of Medicine (1989) NY

Medical Education: SUNY Upstate Medical University (1984) NY

AB, Dartmouth College, History (1980)

MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Medicine (1984)

Honors & Awards

Nicolas Andry Award: "significant contribution to musculoskeletal research", Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons (2014)

Compere Award, Outstanding Scientific Paper, Twentieth Century Orthopaedic Association (2012)

Emanuel B. Kaplan Excellence in Anatomy Award, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2012)

Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching, Stanford University (2010)

Career Development Award, OREF/RJOS/DePuy (2010)

Best Doctors in America database, Selected by peers (2007-2013)

Iris Litt Fund, Instititute for Women & Gender at Stanford (2004)

Sterling Bunnell Traveling Fellowship, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2000-2001)

Poster Exhibit Award, Best Scientific Content Honorable Mention, American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting (2003)

Outstanding Faculty Physician Award, Cowell Student Health Center, Stanford University (1998)

Woman of Achievements award, San Jose Mercury News & Women’s Fund (1997)

Administrative Appointments

Assistant Dean for Student Advising, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2013

Professor - Med Center Line (by courtesy), Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery, 2005

Chief of Chase Hand & Upper Limb Center, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2005

Chief of the Children's Hand Clinic, Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, 1991

Head of Outreach, SUMMIT (Stanford University Medical Media Information Technologies), 2001

Chief, Hand and Upper Extremity Section, Department of Surgery, Palo Alto VA Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA, 1990

Editorial comment: symposium: thumb carpometacarpal arthritis.
Ladd, A. L. (2014). Editorial comment: symposium: thumb carpometacarpal arthritis. Clinical orthopaedics and related research, 472(4), 1093-1094.

Intra- and Interobserver Reliability of the Eaton Classification for Trapeziometacarpal Arthritis: A Systematic Review
Berger, A. J., Momeni, A., & Ladd, A. L. (2014). Intra- and Interobserver Reliability of the Eaton Classification for Trapeziometacarpal Arthritis: A Systematic Review. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, 472(4), 1155-1159.

Functional Task Kinematics of the Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint
Luker, K. R., Aguinaldo, A., Kenney, D., Cahill-Rowley, K., & Ladd, A. L. (2014). Functional Task Kinematics of the Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, 472(4), 1123-1129.

Ultrastructure and Innervation of Thumb Carpometacarpal Ligaments in Surgical Patients With Osteoarthritis
Mobargha, N., Ludwig, C., Ladd, A. L., & Hagert, E. (2014). Ultrastructure and Innervation of Thumb Carpometacarpal Ligaments in Surgical Patients With Osteoarthritis. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, 472(4), 1146-1154.

Guest Editorial : The Robert's View: A Historical and Clinical Perspective.
Ladd, A. L. (2014). Guest Editorial : The Robert's View: A Historical and Clinical Perspective. Clinical orthopaedics and related research, 472(4), 1097-1100.

Let's Talk About Sex, Baby: Gendered Innovations in Orthopaedic Science
Ladd, A. L. (2014). Let's Talk About Sex, Baby: Gendered Innovations in Orthopaedic Science. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, 472(3), 793-795.

Recommendation for measuring clinical outcome in distal radius fractures: a core set of domains for standardized reporting in clinical practice and research
Goldhahn, J., Beaton, D., Ladd, A., MacDermid, J., & Hoang-Kim, A. (2014). Recommendation for measuring clinical outcome in distal radius fractures: a core set of domains for standardized reporting in clinical practice and research. ARCHIVES OF ORTHOPAEDIC AND TRAUMA SURGERY, 134(2), 197-205.

Trapezial topography in thumb carpometacarpal arthritis.
Van Nortwick, S., Berger, A., Cheng, R., Lee, J., & Ladd, A. L. (2013). Trapezial topography in thumb carpometacarpal arthritis. Journal of wrist surgery, 2(3), 263-270.

Thumb carpometacarpal ligaments inside and out: a comparative study of arthroscopic and gross anatomy from the robert a. Chase hand and upper limb center at stanford university.
Zhang, A. Y., Van Nortwick, S., Hagert, E., & Ladd, A. L. (2013). Thumb carpometacarpal ligaments inside and out: a comparative study of arthroscopic and gross anatomy from the robert a. Chase hand and upper limb center at stanford university. Journal of wrist surgery, 2(1), 55-62.

Trapezium trabecular morphology in carpometacarpal arthritis.
Lee, A. T., Williams, A. A., Lee, J., Cheng, R., Lindsey, D. P., & Ladd, A. L. (2013). Trapezium trabecular morphology in carpometacarpal arthritis. journal of hand surgery, 38(2), 309-315.

The scaphoid.
Sendher, R., & Ladd, A. L. (2013). The scaphoid. Orthopedic clinics of North America, 44(1), 107-120.

The thumb carpometacarpal joint: anatomy, hormones, and biomechanics.
Ladd, A. L., Weiss, A.-P. C., Crisco, J. J., Hagert, E., Wolf, J. M., & Yao, J. (2013). The thumb carpometacarpal joint: anatomy, hormones, and biomechanics. Instructional course lectures, 62, 165-179.

The Scaphoid
Sendher, R., & Ladd, A. L. (2013). The Scaphoid. ORTHOPEDIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 44(1), 107-?.

Macroscopic and Microscopic Analysis of the Thumb Carpometacarpal Ligaments A Cadaveric Study of Ligament Anatomy and Histology
Ladd, A. L., Lee, J., & Hagert, E. (2012). Macroscopic and Microscopic Analysis of the Thumb Carpometacarpal Ligaments A Cadaveric Study of Ligament Anatomy and Histology. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 94A(16), 1468-1477.

Titanium Integration With Bone, Welding, and Screw Head Destruction Complicating Hardware Removal of the Distal Radius: Report of 2 Cases
Van Nortwick, S. S., Yao, J., & Ladd, A. L. (2012). Titanium Integration With Bone, Welding, and Screw Head Destruction Complicating Hardware Removal of the Distal Radius: Report of 2 Cases. JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 37A(7), 1388-1392.

Innervation Patterns of Thumb Trapeziometacarpal Joint Ligaments
Hagert, E., Lee, J., & Ladd, A. L. (2012). Innervation Patterns of Thumb Trapeziometacarpal Joint Ligaments. JOURNAL OF HAND SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 37A(4), 706-714.

Innervation patterns of thumb trapeziometacarpal joint ligaments.
Hagert, E., Lee, J., & Ladd, A. L. (2012). Innervation patterns of thumb trapeziometacarpal joint ligaments. journal of hand surgery, 37(4), 706-714 e1.

Immunofluorescent Triple-Staining Technique to Identify Sensory Nerve Endings in Human Thumb Ligaments
Lee, J., Ladd, A., & Hagert, E. (2012). Immunofluorescent Triple-Staining Technique to Identify Sensory Nerve Endings in Human Thumb Ligaments. CELLS TISSUES ORGANS, 195(5), 456-464.

Rotational Biomechanics of the Elite Golf Swing: Benchmarks for Amateurs
Meister, D. W., Ladd, A. L., Butler, E. E., Zhao, B., Rogers, A. P., & Rose, J. (2011). Rotational Biomechanics of the Elite Golf Swing: Benchmarks for Amateurs. JOURNAL OF APPLIED BIOMECHANICS, 27(3), 242-251.

Measuring wrist and hand function: Common scales and checklists
Hoang-Kim, A., Pegreffi, F., Moroni, A., & Ladd, A. (2011). Measuring wrist and hand function: Common scales and checklists. INJURY-INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF THE CARE OF THE INJURED, 42(3), 253-258.

Temporal-spatial parameters of the upper limb during a Reach & Grasp Cycle for children
Butler, E. E., Ladd, A. L., Lamont, L. E., & Rose, J. (2010). Temporal-spatial parameters of the upper limb during a Reach & Grasp Cycle for children. GAIT & POSTURE, 32(3), 301-306.

Three-dimensional kinematics of the upper limb during a Reach and Grasp Cycle for children
Butler, E. E., Ladd, A. L., Louie, S. A., Lamont, L. E., Wong, W., & Rose, J. (2010). Three-dimensional kinematics of the upper limb during a Reach and Grasp Cycle for children. GAIT & POSTURE, 32(1), 72-77.

Upper-limb evolution and development: skeletons in the closet. Congenital anomalies and evolution's template.
Ladd, A. L. (2009). Upper-limb evolution and development: skeletons in the closet. Congenital anomalies and evolution's template. journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume, 91, 19-25.

Muscle moment arms in the first dorsal extensor compartment after radial malunion - A cadaver study
LaRoque, E. S., Murray, W. M., Langley, S., Hariri, S., Levine, B. P., & Ladd, A. L. (2008). Muscle moment arms in the first dorsal extensor compartment after radial malunion - A cadaver study. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 90A(9), 1979-1987.

Reprint of diagnostic imaging of the shoulder.
Ladd, A. L. (2007). Reprint of diagnostic imaging of the shoulder. Journal of hand therapy , 20(2), 202-208.

The David L. Bassett Stereoscopic Atlas of Human Anatomy: Developing a Specialized Collection within the Stanford MediaServer Digital Library
Durack, J. C., Kung, S.-Y., Chase, R. A., Ladd, A. L., Krebs, M., & Dev, P. (2007). The David L. Bassett Stereoscopic Atlas of Human Anatomy: Developing a Specialized Collection within the Stanford MediaServer Digital Library. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 7TH ACM/IEE JOINT CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL LIBRARIES, 506-506.

Evaluation of a surgical simulator for learning clinical anatomy
Hariri, S., Rawn, C., Srivastava, S., Youngblood, P., & Ladd, A. (2004). Evaluation of a surgical simulator for learning clinical anatomy. MEDICAL EDUCATION, 38(8), 896-902.

Initial evaluation of a shoulder arthroscopy simulator: Establishing construct validity
Srivastava, S., Youngblood, P. L., Rawn, C., Hariri, S., Heinrichs, W. L., & Ladd, A. L. (2004). Initial evaluation of a shoulder arthroscopy simulator: Establishing construct validity. JOURNAL OF SHOULDER AND ELBOW SURGERY, 13(2), 196-205.

Norian SRS cement compared with conventional fixation in distal radial fractures - A randomized study
Cassidy, C., Jupiter, J. B., Cohen, M., Delli-Santi, M., Fennell, C., & Constanz, B. (2003). Norian SRS cement compared with conventional fixation in distal radial fractures - A randomized study. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 85A(11), 2127-2137.

Magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosis of chronic posterolateral rotatory instability of the elbow.
Grafe, M. W., McAdams, T. R., Beaulieu, C. F., & Ladd, A. L. (2003). Magnetic resonance imaging in diagnosis of chronic posterolateral rotatory instability of the elbow. American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.), 32(10), 501-503.

The effect of pronation and supination on the minimally displaced scaphoid fracture
McAdams, T. R., Spisak, S., Beaulieu, C. F., & Ladd, A. L. (2003). The effect of pronation and supination on the minimally displaced scaphoid fracture. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (411), 255-259.

Educational tools in support of the Stanford MediaServer
Stevenson, D., Chao, C. C., Srivastava, S., Durack, J. C., Ladd, A., & Dev, P. (2003). Educational tools in support of the Stanford MediaServer. 2003 JOINT CONFERENCE ON DIGITAL LIBRARIES, PROCEEDINGS, 377-377.

Reconstruction of the hand in Apert syndrome: A simplified approach
Chang, J., Danton, T. K., Ladd, A. L., & Hentz, V. R. (2002). Reconstruction of the hand in Apert syndrome: A simplified approach. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 109(2), 465-470.

The role of bone graft and alternatives in unstable distal radius fracture treatment
Ladd, A. L., & Pliam, N. B. (2001). The role of bone graft and alternatives in unstable distal radius fracture treatment. ORTHOPEDIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 32(2), 337-351.

Dynamic evaluation of shoulder instability using open MR imaging
Beaulieu, C. F., Dillingham, M. F., Hodge, D. K., Butts, K., Gold, G. E., & Bergman, A. G. (2000). Dynamic evaluation of shoulder instability using open MR imaging. CARS 2000: COMPUTER ASSISTED RADIOLOGY AND SURGERY, 1214, 309-314.

Use of bone-graft substitutes in distal radius fractures.
Ladd, A. L., & Pliam, N. B. (1999). Use of bone-graft substitutes in distal radius fractures. journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 7(5), 279-290.

Biomechanical evaluation of fixation of intra-articular fractures of the distal part of the radius in cadavera: Kirschner wires compared with calcium-phosphate bone cement
Yetkinler, D. N., Ladd, A. L., Poser, R. D., Constantz, B. R., & Carter, D. (1999). Biomechanical evaluation of fixation of intra-articular fractures of the distal part of the radius in cadavera: Kirschner wires compared with calcium-phosphate bone cement. JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY-AMERICAN VOLUME, 81A(3), 391-399.

MR arthrography of the wrist: Scanning-room injection of the radiocarpal joint based on clinical landmarks
Beaulieu, C. F., & Ladd, A. L. (1998). MR arthrography of the wrist: Scanning-room injection of the radiocarpal joint based on clinical landmarks. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 170(3), 606-608.

Repair of five distal radius fractures with an investigational cancellous bone cement: A preliminary report
Jupiter, J. B., Winters, S., Sigman, S., Lowe, C., Pappas, C., & Smith, S. T. (1997). Repair of five distal radius fractures with an investigational cancellous bone cement: A preliminary report. JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA, 11(2), 110-116.

Clinical comments
Ladd, A. L. (1997). Clinical comments. CLINICAL JOURNAL OF SPORT MEDICINE, 7(1), 65-65.

Surgical treatment and postoperative splinting of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.
Ladd, A. L., Kibele, A., & Gibbons, S. (1996). Surgical treatment and postoperative splinting of recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa. journal of hand surgery, 21(5), 888-897.

Reconstructive osteotomy for malunion of the distal radius
Ladd, A. L., & HUENE, D. S. (1996). Reconstructive osteotomy for malunion of the distal radius. CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH, (327), 158-171.

Functional Restoration of the Upper Extremity in Tetraplegia" in Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity
Vincent Hentz, A. L. (1996). Functional Restoration of the Upper Extremity in Tetraplegia" in Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity. -.

Reconstructive Osteotomy for Malunion of the Distal Radius. Symposium on Problem Fractures of the Hand and Wrist
Ladd, Al., Huene, & DS. (1996). Reconstructive Osteotomy for Malunion of the Distal Radius. Symposium on Problem Fractures of the Hand and Wrist. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, 327.

Diagnostic imaging of the shoulder.
Ladd, A. L. (1994). Diagnostic imaging of the shoulder. Journal of hand therapy , 7(2), 84-89.

DUPUYTREN CONTRACTURE - MR IMAGING FINDINGS AND CORRELATION BETWEEN MR SIGNAL INTENSITY AND CELLULARITY OF LESIONS
YACOE, M. E., Bergman, A. G., Ladd, A. L., & Hellman, B. H. (1993). DUPUYTREN CONTRACTURE - MR IMAGING FINDINGS AND CORRELATION BETWEEN MR SIGNAL INTENSITY AND CELLULARITY OF LESIONS. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF ROENTGENOLOGY, 160(4), 813-817.

INSITU HYBRIDIZATION STUDIES OF STROMELYSIN AND COLLAGENASE MESSENGER-RNA EXPRESSION IN RHEUMATOID SYNOVIUM
Gravallese, E. M., Darling, J. M., Ladd, A. L., Katz, J. N., & Glimcher, L. H. (1991). INSITU HYBRIDIZATION STUDIES OF STROMELYSIN AND COLLAGENASE MESSENGER-RNA EXPRESSION IN RHEUMATOID SYNOVIUM. ARTHRITIS AND RHEUMATISM, 34(9), 1076-1084.