Michael Pinzur, MD, FAAOS

Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

Orthopaedic Surgery
Professor
Quality Medical Director, Musculoskeletal Service Line

Languages Spoken

English

Clinical Expertise

  • Amputation
  • Diabetic Foot Problems
  • Fracture Healing Problems
  • Limb Alignment Problems
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders

Medical Education

Medical School
Rush Medical College of Rush University
Residency
Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center - Orthopaedic Surgery

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery - General Cert: AM Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Research

  • CPGs and AUCs Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: Alphabet Soup Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Individualized Care Plans Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
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  • Mortality and morbidity Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Pin Tract Infection Following Correction of Charcot Foot With Static Circular Fixation Finkler, E. S.; Kasia, C.; Kroin, E.; Davidson-Bell, V.; Schiff, A. P.; Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Quality and patient safety Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • The Evolution of Patient Safety Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Value-Based Health Care Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Appropriate Use Criteria Pinzur, M. S., Foot & ankle international./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society
  • Author Response Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Biomechanical comparison of stability of tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis with two different intramedullary retrograde nails Richter, M.; Evers, J.; Waehnert, D.; Deorio, J. K.; Pinzur, M.; Schulze, M.; Zech, S.; Ochman, S., Foot and ankle surgery : official journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
  • Charcot Arthropathy: Operative and Nonoperative Management Hyer, C. F.; Pinzur, M. S.; Ellington, J. K.; Davis, W. H.; Jones, C. P., Foot & Ankle Specialist
  • From volume to value . . . Part I Pinzur, M. S., Foot & ankle international./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society
  • From Volume to Value . . . Part II Pinzur, M. S., Foot & ankle international./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society
  • Opioid use and abuse Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Quantification of Shear Stresses Within a Transtibial Prosthetic Socket Schiff, A.; Havey, R.; Carandang, G.; Wickman, A.; Angelico, J.; Patwardhan, A.; Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • Results of a near-peer musculoskeletal medicine curriculum for senior medical students interested in orthopedic surgery Schiff, A.; Salazar, D.; Vetter, C.; Andre, J.; Pinzur, M., Journal of surgical education
  • Site selection and pain outcome after autologous bone graft harvest Baumhauer, J.; Pinzur, M. S.; Donahue, R.; Beasley, W.; DiGiovanni, C., Foot & Ankle International
  • Women in orthopaedic surgery Baumhauer, J. F.; Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • 2012 Infectious Diseases Society of America Clinical Practice Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Diabetic Foot Infections Lipsky, B. A.; Berendt, A. R.; Cornia, P. B.; Pile, J. C.; Peters, E. J.; Armstrong, D. G.; Deery, H. G.; Embil, J. M.; Joseph, W. S.; Karchmer, A. W.; Pinzur, M. S.; Senneville, E., Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Appropriateness of surgery Pinzur, M. S., Foot & ankle international./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society
  • Cost comparison: limb salvage versus amputation in diabetic patients with charcot foot Gil, J.; Schiff, A. P.; Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Establishing the relationship between clinical outcome and extent of osseous bridging between computed tomography assessment in isolated hindfoot and ankle fusions Glazebrook, M.; Beasley, W.; Daniels, T.; Evangelista, P. T.; Donahue, R.; Younger, A.; Pinzur, M. S.; Baumhauer, J. F.; DiGiovanni, C. W., Foot & Ankle International
  • Hospital-based employment for orthopaedic surgeons Pinzur, M. S., Foot & ankle international./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society
  • Inpatient management of diabetic foot disorders: a clinical guide Wukich, D. K.; Armstrong, D. G.; Attinger, C. E.; Boulton, A. J.; Burns, P. R.; Frykberg, R. G.; Hellman, R.; Kim, P. J.; Lipsky, B. A.; Pile, J. C.; Pinzur, M. S.; Siminerio, L., Diabetes care
  • Midlevel practitioners Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Outcomes and registries Pinzur, M. S., Foot & ankle international./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society
  • Physician extenders and modern medicine Pinzur, M. S., Foot & ankle international./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society
  • Survey on the need for bone graft in foot and ankle fusion surgery Baumhauer, J. F.; Pinzur, M. S.; Daniels, T. R.; Lin, S. S.; Beasley, W.; Donahue, R. M.; DiGiovanni, C. W., Foot & Ankle International
  • The dark side of amputation rehabilitation: commentary on an article by COL (Ret) William C. Doukas MD, et al.: "The Military Extremity Trauma Amputation/Limb Salvage (METALS) study. outcomes of amputation versus limb salvage following major lower-extremity trauma", Pinzur, M. S., The Journal of bone and joint surgery.American volume
  • The fifth vital sign Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • 2012 Infectious Diseases Society of America clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of diabetic foot infections Lipsky, B. A.; Berendt, A. R.; Cornia, P. B.; Pile, J. C.; Peters, E. J.; Armstrong, D. G.; Deery, H. G.; Embil, J. M.; Joseph, W. S.; Karchmer, A. W.; Pinzur, M. S.; Senneville, E.; Infectious Diseases Society of, America, Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • Charcot foot: a surgical algorithm Pinzur, M. S.; Sammarco, V. J.; Wukich, D. K., Instructional course lectures
  • Correction of varus heel pad in patients with Syme's amputations. Smith, N. C.; Stuck, R.; Carlson, R. M.; Dux, K.; Sage, R.; Pinzur, M., Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • FootForum: private practice--life support or hospice care? Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: quality and patient safety Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: roadblocks to medical advances Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: the diabetic foot - an opportunity for improvement Silver, S.; Mizel, M.; Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • Recombinant human PDGF-BB in foot and ankle fusion DiGiovanni, C. W.; Lin, S.; Pinzur, M., Expert review of medical devices
  • The development of a neuropathic ankle following successful correction of non-plantigrade charcot foot deformity. Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • The relationship between knee arthroplasty and foot loading. Voronov, M. L.; Pinzur, M. S.; Havey, R. M.; Carandang, G.; Gil, J. A.; Hopkinson, W. J., Foot & Ankle Specialist
  • Treatment of osteomyelitis in charcot foot with single-stage resection of infection correction of deformity, and maintenance with ring fixation, Pinzur, M. S.; Gil, J.; Belmares, J., Foot & Ankle International
  • Correlation of growth factor levels at the fusion site of diabetic patients undergoing hindfoot arthrodesis and clinical outcome Verma, R.; Koerner, J.; Breitbart, E.; Paglia, D.; Vaidya, S.; Pinzur, M.; Lin, S., Current Orthopaedic Practice
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle Clinics
  • FootForum: ACOs and the future of healthcare Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: DVT and SCIP Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: graded levels of responsibility and patient responsibility Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: H-caps and patient-centric healthcare Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: payer panels and device access Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • Outcomes-oriented amputation surgery. Pinzur, M. S., Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Principles of balancing the foot with tendon transfers Pinzur, M. S., Foot and ankle clinics
  • The charcot foot in diabetes Rogers, Lee, C.; Fykberg, Robert, G.; Armstrong, David, G.; Boulton, Andrew, J.M.; Edmonds, Michael; Ha Van, Georges; Hartemann, Agnes; Game, Frances; Jeffcoate, William; Jirkovska, Alexandra; Jude, Edward; Morbach, Stephen; Morrison, William, B.; Pinzur, M.; Pitocco, Dario; Sanders, Lee; Wukich, Dane, K.; Wukich, Dane, K.; Uccioli, Luigi, Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
  • Buprenorphine enhances and prolongs the postoperative analgesic effect of bupivacaine in patients receiving infragluteal sciatic nerve block Candido, K. D.; Hennes, J.; Gonzalez, S.; Mikat-Stevens, M.; Pinzur, M.; Vasic, V.; Knezevic, N. N., Anesthesiology
  • Circular fixation for the nonplantigrade Charcot foot Pinzur, M. S., Hospital practice (1995)
  • FootForum: clinical practice guidelines Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: experimental surgery revisited Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: fellowship training in orthopaedic surgery Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: Healthcare Reform Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: PMN and 510K Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: the power of evidence Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • Infection ischemia, and amputation. Preface., Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle Clinics
  • Lower-extremity amputation risk after charcot arthropathy and diabetic foot ulcer. Sohn, M. W.; Stuck, R. M.; Pinzur, M.; Lee, T. A.; Budiman-Mak, E., Diabetes care
  • Preface Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle Clinics
  • Syme's ankle disarticulation. Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle Clinics
  • FootForum: Certification recertification and maintenance of certification, Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: Ethics & Professionalism. Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: experimental surgery. Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: Pay for Performance (P4P) Initiatives Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: the 80-hour work week Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • FootForum: the crisis in academic medicine. Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • Hospitalist-orthopedic co-management of high-risk patients undergoing lower extremity reconstruction surgery. Pinzur, M. S.; Gurza, E.; Kristopaitis, T.; Monson, R.; Wall, M. J.; Porter, A.; Davidson-Bell, V.; Rapp, T., Orthopedics
  • Static measure of foot loading. Voronov, M. L.; Pinzur, M. S.; Hoffman, H. H.; Havey, R. M.; Carandang, G.; Patwardhan, A. G., Foot & Ankle Specialist
  • Use of platelet-rich concentrate and bone marrow aspirate in high-risk patients with Charcot arthropathy of the foot. Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Achilles tendinopathy in diabetes mellitus. Batista, F.; Nery, C.; Pinzur, M.; Monteiro, A. C.; de Souza, E. F.; Felippe, F. H.; Alcantara, M. C.; Campos, R. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Complications of ankle fracture in patients with diabetes Chaudhary, S. B.; Liporace, F. A.; Gandhi, A.; Donley, B. G.; Pinzur, M. S.; Lin, S. S., The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Controversies in lower extremity amputation Pinzur, M. S.; Gottschalk, F.; Pinto, M. A.; Smith, D. G., Instructional course lectures
  • Distal tibiofibular bone-bridging in transtibial amputation Pinzur, M. S.; Beck, J.; Himes, R.; Callaci, J., Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume
  • Editorial: the foot forum. Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Osteochondral injury of the hallux in beach soccer players. Altman, A.; Nery, C.; Sanhudo, A.; Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Simple solutions for difficult problems: a beginner's guide to ring fixation Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle Clinics
  • Controversies in lower-extremity amputation. Pinzur, M. S.; Gottschalk, F. A.; Pinto, M. A.; Smith, D. G., Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume
  • Current concepts review: Charcot arthropathy of the foot and ankle Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Neutral ring fixation for high-risk nonplantigrade Charcot midfoot deformity. Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Surgical stabilization of nonplantigrade Charcot arthropathy of the midfoot. Pinzur, M. S.; Sostak, J., American Journal of Orthopedics (Chatham, Nj)
  • The use of gravity or manual-stress radiographs in the assessment of supination-external rotation fractures of the ankle. Schock, H. J.; Pinzur, M.; Manion, L.; Stover, M., Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - British Volume
  • Treatment algorithm for Charcot Foot arthropathy. Pinzur, M. S., Revista ABTPe
  • Cytokine-induced osteoclastic bone resorption in charcot arthropathy: an immunohistochemical study Baumhauer, J. F.; O'Keefe, R. J.; Schon, L. C.; Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Health-related quality of life in patients with transtibial amputation and reconstruction with bone bridging of the distal tibia and fibula Pinzur, M. S.; Pinto, M. A.; Saltzman, M.; Batista, F.; Gottschalk, F.; Juknelis, D., Foot & Ankle International
  • Outcomes from the surgeon's perspective Pinzur, M. S., Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics (JPO)
  • The role of ring external fixation in Charcot foot arthropathy Pinzur, M. S., Foot and ankle clinics
  • Treatment of Eichenholtz stage I Charcot foot arthropathy with a weightbearing total contact cast. Pinzur, M. S.; Lio, T.; Posner, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • Ankle arthrodesis with a retrograde femoral nail for Charcot ankle arthropathy. Pinzur, M. S.; Noonan, T., Foot & Ankle International
  • Current topics review: Charcot neuroarthropathy of the foot and ankle Trepman, E.; Nihal, A.; Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Cutaneous thermal sensitivity in diabetic neuropathy. Batista, F.; Pinzur, M. S.; Nery, C. A., Foot & Ankle International
  • Diabetic foot care: multilingual translation of a patient education leaflet. Trepman, E.; Bracilovic, A.; Lamborn, K. K.; Shields, N. N.; Pinzur, M. S.; Lutter, L. D.; American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Subcommittee for Multilingual Diabetic Patient, Education, Foot & Ankle International
  • Disease knowledge in patients attending a diabetic foot clinic. Batista, F.; Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Editorial. Re: Diabetic foot Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Guidelines for diabetic foot care: recommendations endorsed by the Diabetes Committee of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. Pinzur, M. S.; Slovenkai, M. P.; Trepman, E.; Shields, N. N., Foot & Ankle International
  • Health related quality of life in patients with supination-external rotation stage IV ankle fractures. Finnan, R.; Funk, L.; Pinzur, M. S.; Rabin, S.; Lomasney, L.; Jukenelis, D., Foot & Ankle International
  • Health related quality of life cognitive function, and depression in diabetic patients with foot ulcer or amputation. A preliminary study., Willrich, A.; Pinzur, M.; McNeil, M.; Juknelis, D.; Lavery, L., Foot & Ankle International
  • Health-related quality of life of patients with diabetes and foot ulcers. Evans, A. R.; Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Reliability of AOFAS diabetic foot questionnaire in Charcot arthropathy: stability internal consistency, and measurable difference., Dhawan, V.; Spratt, K. F.; Pinzur, M. S.; Baumhauer, J.; Rudicel, S.; Saltzman, C. L., Foot & Ankle International
  • The association between body mass index and foot disorders in diabetic patients. Pinzur, M.; Freeland, R.; Juknelis, D., Foot & Ankle International
  • The role of platelet-rich plasma in foot and ankle surgery Gandhi, A.; Bibbo, C.; Pinzur, M.; Lin, S. S., Foot & Ankle Clinics
  • Tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis with a retrograde intramedullary nail: a biomechanical analysis of the effect of nail length. Noonan, T.; Pinzur, M.; Paxinos, O.; Havey, R.; Patwardhin, A., Foot & Ankle International
  • Academy Consensus Conference on Postoperative management of the lower extremity amputee. Smith, D. G.; Berke, G. M.; Blanck, R.; Bianchi, C.; Clark, M. W.; Ertl, J. P.; Pinzur, M. S.; Wu, Y., JPO
  • Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. Taylor, D. T.; Sage, R. A.; Pinzur, M. S., American Journal of Orthopedics (Chatham, Nj)
  • Health-related quality of life for patients with rheumatoid arthritis foot involvement. Wickman, A. M.; Pinzur, M. S.; Kadanoff, R.; Juknelis, D., Foot & Ankle International
  • Surgical versus accommodative treatment for Charcot arthropathy of the midfoot. Pinzur, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • A feasibility trial of a prefabricated immediate postoperative prosthetic limb system. Pinzur, M. S.; Angelico, J., Foot & Ankle International
  • A preliminary comparison of function and outcome in patients with diabetic dysvascular disease Trantowski-Farrell, R.; Pinzur, M. S., Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics (JPO)
  • Controversies in amputation surgery Pinzur, M. S.; Pinto, M. A.; Schon, L. C.; Smith, D. G., Instructional course lectures
  • Foot and ankle experience in orthopaedic residency. Pinzur, M. S.; Mikolyzk, D.; Aronow, M. S.; DiGiovanni, B. F.; Mizel, M. S.; Pinney, S. J.; Saltzman, C. L.; Temple, H. T., Foot & Ankle International
  • Health-related quality of life in patients with Charcot foot. Pinzur, M. S.; Evans, A., American Journal of Orthopedics (Chatham, Nj)
  • Syme ankle disarticulation in patients with diabetes. Pinzur, M. S.; Stuck, R. M.; Sage, R.; Hunt, N.; Rabinovich, Z., Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume
  • Functional outcome following anatomic restoration of tarsal-metatarsal fracture dislocation Teng, A. L.; Pinzur, M. S.; Lomasney, L.; Mahoney, L.; Havey, R., Foot & Ankle International
  • The diabetic foot Pinzur, M. S., Comprehensive therapy
  • Development of a nurse-provided health system strategy for diabetic foot care Pinzur, M. S.; Kernan-Schroeder, D.; Emanuele, N. V.; Emanuel, M., Foot & Ankle International
  • Healing of partial flap necrosis in ankle disarticulation amputation by debridement and continued weight-bearing Pinzur, M. S.; Patwardhan, A.; Havey, R. M., American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
  • Health related quality of life in patients with dysvascular transtibial amputation Harness, N.; Pinzur, M. S., CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH
  • Pedorthic management of the diabetic foot Pinzur, M. S.; Dart, H. C., Foot and ankle clinics
  • Peripheral neuropathy in the hands of diabetic patients with lower extremity amputations Pinzur, M. S.; Labore, A.; Bednar, M., American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)
  • Pitfalls in the treatment of fractures of the ankle and talus Pinzur, M. S., CLINICAL ORTHOPAEDICS AND RELATED RESEARCH
  • Stress fracture of the fifth metatarsal Harmath, C.; Demos, T. C.; Lomasney, L.; Pinzur, M., Orthopedics
  • The diabetic foot Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Transarticular stabilization for malunited fracture of the distal tibia in diabetics with loss of protective sensation Pinzur, M. S., Foot & Ankle International
  • Charcot's foot Pinzur, M. S., Foot and ankle clinics
  • Current practice patterns in the treatment of Charcot foot Pinzur, M. S.; Shields, N.; Trepman, E.; Dawson, P.; Evans, A., Foot & Ankle International
  • Intraoperative lower extremity compartment pressures in lithotomy-positioned patients Chase, J.; Harford, F.; Pinzur, M. S.; Zussman, M., Diseases of the colon and rectum
  • North American experience with knee disarticulation with use of a posterior myofasciocutaneous flap. Healing rate and functional results in seventy-seven patients Bowker, J. H.; San Giovanni, T. P.; Pinzur, M. S., The Journal of bone and joint surgery.American volume