Orthopedic hand, wrist, and elbow surgeon Dr. Justin Kistler

Justin M. Kistler, MD

Dr. Kistler is an orthopaedic hand and upper extremity surgeon who specializes in the treatment and care of all hand, wrist, and elbow conditions.  He was raised in Horsham, PA and completed his residency in orthopaedic surgery at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA.  He followed with a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Rothman Orthopaedics at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Dr. Kistler has special interest in fracture surgery, peripheral nerve injuries, and performing “wide awake" hand surgery, which uses only local anesthesia allowing patients to avoid general anesthesia.  Dr. Kistler also continues to treat general orthopaedic trauma cases in addition to hand and upper extremity conditions.

Dr. Kistler serves as Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University.  He is a published physician and holds memberships with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons as well as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

 

Professional Profile

Education
Professional Associations

Education

  • MD, Temple University, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Associations

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society

Education

  • MD, Temple University, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Fellowship, Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Rothman Orthopaedic Institute at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Professional Associations

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Medical Society
Publications

Kistler JM, Lutsky KF, Matzon JM. Outcomes following fixation of periprosthetic distal radius fractures: a case series. Accepted for publication in J Hand Surg Am, April 2021.

 

Kistler JM, Munn M, McEntee R, Ilyas AM. Antibiotic prophylaxis in clean hand surgery: a prospective cohort analysis of major and minor complications. Accepted for publication in J Hand Microsurg, October 2020.

 

Schindelar L, Petrucelli P, Wang W, McEntee R, Kistler J, Laroche K, Beredjiklian P, Tulipan J. Early loss of fixation after surgical treatment of distal radius fractures: does the number of screws matter? J Orthop. 2020 Nov 4;22:539-542.

 

Kistler JM, Vroome CM, Ramsey F, Ilyas AM. Increasing multi-drug antibiotic resistance in MRSA infections of the hand: a 10-year analysis of risk factors. Hand (NY). 2019 Mar 22; online ahead of print.

 

 

Kistler JM, Vroome CM, Ramsey F, Ilyas AM. Increasing multi-drug antibiotic resistance in MRSA infections of the hand: a 10-year analysis of risk factors.  American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting 2019, e-Poster.

 

Kistler JM, Thoder JJ, Ilyas AM. Forearm compartment syndrome: evaluation and management. Hand Clin. 2018 Feb;34(1):53-60.

 

Kistler, Justin M.  “MRSA incidence and antibiotic trends in urban hand infections: a 10-year longitudinal study.” American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting 2018, podium presentation.

 

Kistler JM, Thoder JJ, Ilyas AM. MRSA incidence and antibiotic trends in urban hand infections: a 10-year longitudinal study. Hand (NY). 2019 Jul;14(4):449-454.

 

Solarz MK, Kistler JM, Rehman S. Obturator artery injury resulting in massive hemorrhage from a low-energy pubic ramus fracture. Orthopedics. 2017 May 1;40(3):e546-e548.

 

Jennings JJ, Kistler JM, Thoder JJ, Sewards, JM. Lateral epicondylitis: controversies and management. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2017, Scientific Exhibit.

 

Kistler, Justin M.  “Damage control orthopaedics and the role of external fixation.”  Temple University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Grand Rounds.  September 19, 2015.

 

Kistler JM, Schaffer AA, Thoder JJ. Distal biceps tendon rupture: outcomes and complications of a two-incision technique.  Temple University Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Spring 2009 4: 44-48.

Publications

Kistler JM, Lutsky KF, Matzon JM. Outcomes following fixation of periprosthetic distal radius fractures: a case series. Accepted for publication in J Hand Surg Am, April 2021.

 

Kistler JM, Munn M, McEntee R, Ilyas AM. Antibiotic prophylaxis in clean hand surgery: a prospective cohort analysis of major and minor complications. Accepted for publication in J Hand Microsurg, October 2020.

 

Schindelar L, Petrucelli P, Wang W, McEntee R, Kistler J, Laroche K, Beredjiklian P, Tulipan J. Early loss of fixation after surgical treatment of distal radius fractures: does the number of screws matter? J Orthop. 2020 Nov 4;22:539-542.

 

Kistler JM, Vroome CM, Ramsey F, Ilyas AM. Increasing multi-drug antibiotic resistance in MRSA infections of the hand: a 10-year analysis of risk factors. Hand (NY). 2019 Mar 22; online ahead of print.

 

 

Kistler JM, Vroome CM, Ramsey F, Ilyas AM. Increasing multi-drug antibiotic resistance in MRSA infections of the hand: a 10-year analysis of risk factors.  American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting 2019, e-Poster.

 

Kistler JM, Thoder JJ, Ilyas AM. Forearm compartment syndrome: evaluation and management. Hand Clin. 2018 Feb;34(1):53-60.

 

Kistler, Justin M.  “MRSA incidence and antibiotic trends in urban hand infections: a 10-year longitudinal study.” American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting 2018, podium presentation.

 

Kistler JM, Thoder JJ, Ilyas AM. MRSA incidence and antibiotic trends in urban hand infections: a 10-year longitudinal study. Hand (NY). 2019 Jul;14(4):449-454.

 

Solarz MK, Kistler JM, Rehman S. Obturator artery injury resulting in massive hemorrhage from a low-energy pubic ramus fracture. Orthopedics. 2017 May 1;40(3):e546-e548.

 

Jennings JJ, Kistler JM, Thoder JJ, Sewards, JM. Lateral epicondylitis: controversies and management. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting 2017, Scientific Exhibit.

 

Kistler, Justin M.  “Damage control orthopaedics and the role of external fixation.”  Temple University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Grand Rounds.  September 19, 2015.

 

Kistler JM, Schaffer AA, Thoder JJ. Distal biceps tendon rupture: outcomes and complications of a two-incision technique.  Temple University Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, Spring 2009 4: 44-48.

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