Department of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

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Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Faculty

Brian D. Adams, MDBrian D. Adams



  • Medical School - University of Nebraska
  • Residency - University of Iowa and Creighton University
  • Fellowship - Loma Linda University

Honors and Awards

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Research Society
  • International Wrist Investigators
  • Kiros Hand Research Society, Vice President 1995-1997, President 1997-present
  • Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
  • Iowa Medical Society
  • Johnson County Medical Society
  • Iowa Orthopaedic Society

Clinical Interests

  • Hand
  • Microsurgery
  • Reconstructive surgery of the upper extremity
  • Complex elbow problems

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics of the Hand and Wrist
  • Distal Radius Fractures
  • Wrist Instability
  • Bioabsorbable Materials
  • Tendon Repair

Recent Publications

  • Adams BD, Berger RA. An anatomic reconstruction of the distal radioulnar ligaments for the posttraumatic distal radioulnar joint instability. J Hand Surg 2002;27A(2):243-51.
  • Divelbiss BJ, Sollerman C, Adams BD. Early results of the Universal total wrist arthroplasty in rheumatoid arthritis. J Hand Surg 2002;27A(2):195-204.
  • Adams BD, Divelbiss BJ. Anatomy of the Wrist Ligaments. In: Trumble TE ed. Carpal Fracture-Dislocations. Rosemont, IL: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2002: 1-5.
  • Jansen JC, Adams BD. Long-term outcome of nonsurgically treated patients with wrist pain and a normal wrist arthrogram. J Hand Surg 2002;27A:26-30.
  • Rogge RD, Adams BD, Goel VK. An analysis of bone stresses and fixation stability using a finite element model of simulated distal radius fractures. J Hand Surg 2002;27A:86-92.
  • Jebson PJL, Adams BD. Wrist arthrodesis. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2001;9:53-60.
  • Divelbiss BJ, Adams BD. Electrical and ultrasound stimulation for scaphoid fractures. Hand Clinics 2001;17(4):697-701.
  • Pardubsky PD, Adams BD. The Distal Radioulnar Joint in Fractures of the Wrist. Techniques in Orthopedics 2000;15(4):353-358.
  • Hoffman D, Adams BD. Antibiotic Use in Elective and Traumatic Hand Surgery. Hand Clinics 1998:14:657-666.
  • Andersen DJ, Blair WF, Steyers CM, Adams BD, El-Kouri, GY, Brandser EA. Classification of distal radius fractures: an analysis of interobserver reliability and intraobserver reproducibility. J Hand Surg 1997; 21A:574-82.
  • Adams BD. Staged extensor tendon reconstruction in the finger. J Hand Surg 1997; 22A:833-837.