Michael Pinzur
  • Professor
  • Quality Medical Director, Musculoskeletal Service Line
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
Foot and Ankle Disorders, Diabetic Foot Problems, Amputation, Fracture Healing Problems, Limb Alignment Problems
Board Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - General Cert: AM Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Individualized Care PlansPinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle International 2015 ; ( ):

Quality and patient safetyPinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle International 2015 ;36(1):120

Women in Orthopaedic SurgeryBaumhauer,J. F.; Pinzur,M. S.Foot & ankle international./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society 2014 ; ( ):

Biomechanical comparison of stability of tibiotalocalcaneal arthrodesis with two different intramedullary retrograde nailsRichter,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 2014 ;20(1):14-19

From volume to value . . . Part IPinzur,M. S.Foot & ankle international./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society 2014 ;35(1):91

From Volume to Value . . . Part IIPinzur,M. S.Foot & ankle international./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society 2014 ;35(3):307

Opioid use and abusePinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle International 2014 ;35(11):1237

Appropriate Use CriteriaPinzur,M. S.Foot & ankle international./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society 2014 ;35(7):740

FootForum: Mortality and MorbidityPinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle International 2014 ; ( ):

Quantification of Shear Stresses Within a Transtibial Prosthetic SocketSchiff,A.; Havey,R.; Carandang,G.; Wickman,A.; Angelico,J.; Patwardhan,A.; Pinzur,M.Foot & ankle international./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society 2014 ; ( ):

Results of a Near-Peer Musculoskeletal Medicine Curriculum for Senior Medical Students Interested in Orthopedic SurgerySchiff,A.; Salazar,D.; Vetter,C.; Andre,J.; Pinzur,M.Journal of surgical education 2014 ; ( ):

Charcot Arthropathy: Operative and Nonoperative ManagementHyer,C. F.; Pinzur,M. S.; Ellington,J. K.; Davis,W. H.; Jones,C. P.Foot & Ankle Specialist 2014 ;7(4):286-290

Cost comparison: limb salvage versus amputation in diabetic patients with charcot footGil,J.; Schiff,A. P.; Pinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle International 2013 ;34(8):1097-1099

Appropriateness of surgeryPinzur,M. S.Foot & ankle international./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society 2013 ;34(5):764-765

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 2013 ;95(2):e12 1-2

Hospital-based employment for orthopaedic surgeonsPinzur,M. S.Foot & ankle international./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society 2013 ;34(7):1048

Outcomes and registriesPinzur,M. S.Foot & ankle international./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society 2013 ;34(3):466-467

Physician extenders and modern medicinePinzur,M. S.Foot & ankle international./ American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society 2013 ;34(1):155

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 2012 ;5(1):17-22

The development of a neuropathic ankle following successful correction of non-plantigrade charcot foot deformity.Pinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle International 2012 ;33(8):644-646

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 2012 ;51(3):394-397

Correlation of growth factor levels at the fusion site of diabetic patients undergoing hindfoot arthrodesis and clinical outcomeVerma,R.; Koerner,J.; Breitbart,E.; Paglia,D.; Vaidya,S.; Pinzur,M.; Lin,S.Current Orthopaedic Practice 2011 ;22(3):251-256

Outcomes-oriented amputation surgery.Pinzur,M. S.Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery 2011 ;127(Suppl 1):241S-247S

Diabetic peripheral neuropathyPinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle Clinics 2011 ;16(2):345-349

The charcot foot in diabetesRogers,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,LuigiJournal of the American Podiatric Medical Association 2011 ;101(5):437-446

Infection, ischemia, and amputation. Preface.Pinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle Clinics 2010 ;15(3):ix

PrefacePinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle Clinics 2010 ;15(3):ix-ix

Syme's ankle disarticulation.Pinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle Clinics 2010 ;15(3):487-494

Buprenorphine enhances and prolongs the postoperative analgesic effect of bupivacaine in patients receiving infragluteal sciatic nerve blockCandido,K. D.; Hennes,J.; Gonzalez,S.; Mikat-Stevens,M.; Pinzur,M.; Vasic,V.; Knezevic,N. N.Anesthesiology 2010 ;113(6):1419-1426

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 2010 ;33(1):98-100

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 2009 ;2(6):267-270

FootForum: experimental surgery.Pinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle International 2009 ;30(5):472-473

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 2009 ;30(2):124-127

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 2009 ;32(7):495

FootForum: Ethics & Professionalism.Pinzur,M.Foot & Ankle International 2009 ;30(3):282-283

FootForum: the crisis in academic medicine.Pinzur,M.Foot & Ankle International 2009 ;30(1):91-92

Controversies in lower extremity amputationPinzur,M. S.; Gottschalk,F.; Pinto,M. A.; Smith,D. G.Instructional course lectures 2008 ;57( ):663-672

Complications of ankle fracture in patients with diabetesChaudhary,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 2008 ;16(3):159-170

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 2008 ;29(5):498-501

Osteochondral injury of the hallux in beach soccer players.Altman,A.; Nery,C.; Sanhudo,A.; Pinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle International 2008 ;29(9):919-921

Editorial: the foot forum.Pinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle International 2008 ;29(10):969

Simple solutions for difficult problems: a beginner's guide to ring fixationPinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle Clinics 2008 ;13(1):1-13

Distal tibiofibular bone-bridging in transtibial amputationPinzur,M. S.; Beck,J.; Himes,R.; Callaci,J.Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume 2008 ;90(12):2682-2687

Current concepts review: Charcot arthropathy of the foot and anklePinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle International 2007 ;28(8):952-959

Neutral ring fixation for high-risk nonplantigrade Charcot midfoot deformity.Pinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle International 2007 ;28(9):961-966

Treatment algorithm for Charcot Foot arthropathy.Pinzur,M. S.Revista ABTPe 2007 ;1(1):1-5

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 2007 ;89(8):1055-1059

Controversies in lower-extremity amputation.Pinzur,M. S.; Gottschalk,F. A.; Pinto,M. A.; Smith,D. G.Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery - American Volume 2007 ;89(5):1118-1127

Surgical stabilization of nonplantigrade Charcot arthropathy of the midfoot.Pinzur,M. S.; Sostak,J.American Journal of Orthopedics (Chatham, Nj) 2007 ;36(7):361-365

Outcomes from the surgeon's perspectivePinzur,M. S.Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics (JPO) 2006 ; ( ):P113-5

Treatment of Eichenholtz stage I Charcot foot arthropathy with a weightbearing total contact cast.Pinzur,M. S.; Lio,T.; Posner,M.Foot & Ankle International 2006 ;27(5):324-329

Disease knowledge in patients attending a diabetic foot clinic.Batista,F.; Pinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle International 2005 ;26(1):38-41

Cutaneous thermal sensitivity in diabetic neuropathy.Batista,F.; Pinzur,M. S.; Nery,C. A.Foot & Ankle International 2005 ;26(11):927-931

Health-related quality of life of patients with diabetes and foot ulcers.Evans,A. R.; Pinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle International 2005 ;26(1):32-37

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 2005 ;26(9):717-731

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 2005 ;26(4):304-308

Current topics review: Charcot neuroarthropathy of the foot and ankleTrepman,E.; Nihal,A.; Pinzur,M. S.Foot & Ankle International 2005 ;26(1):46-63

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,EducationFoot & Ankle International 2005 ;26(1):64-107

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 2005 ;26(2):128-134

The role of platelet-rich plasma in foot and ankle surgeryGandhi,A.; Bibbo,C.; Pinzur,M.; Lin,S. S.Foot & Ankle Clinics 2005 ;10(4):621-637

Ankle arthrodesis with a retrograde femoral nail for Charcot ankle arthropathy.Pinzur,M. S.; Noonan,T.Foot & Ankle International 2005 ;26(7):545-549

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 2005 ;26(1):113-119

The association between body mass index and foot disorders in diabetic patients.Pinzur,M.; Freeland,R.; Juknelis,D.Foot & Ankle International 2005 ;26(5):375-377

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 2005 ;26(12):1038-1041

Surgical versus accommodative treatment for Charcot arthropathy of the midfoot.Pinzur,M.Foot & Ankle International 2004 ;25(8):545-549

Arthrodesis of the first metatarsophalangeal joint.Taylor,D. T.; Sage,R. A.; Pinzur,M. S.American Journal of Orthopedics (Chatham, Nj) 2004 ;33(6):285-288

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 2004 ;25(1):19-26

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 2004 ;16(3S):2

A preliminary comparison of function and outcome in patients with diabetic dysvascular diseaseTrantowski-Farrell,R.; Pinzur,M. S.Journal of Prosthetics & Orthotics (JPO) 2003 ;15(4):127-134

A feasibility trial of a prefabricated immediate postoperative prosthetic limb system.Pinzur,M. S.; Angelico,J.Foot & Ankle International 2003 ;24(11):861-864

Health-related quality of life in patients with Charcot foot.Pinzur,M. S.; Evans,A.American Journal of Orthopedics (Chatham, Nj) 2003 ;32(10):492-496

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 2003 ;24(7):567-569

Controversies in amputation surgeryPinzur,M. S.; Pinto,M. A.; Schon,L. C.; Smith,D. G.Instructional course lectures 2003 ;52( ):445-451

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 2003 ;85-A(9):1667-1672

Stress fracture of the fifth metatarsalHarmath,C.; Demos,T. C.; Lomasney,L.; Pinzur,M.Orthopedics 2001 ;24(2):111, 204-8

Medical School
  • Rush Medical College of Rush University
  • Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery