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Geisinger Musculoskeletal Institute
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery
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L. Christopher Grandizio, DO

Research Interests

Dr. Grandizio's research interests include upper-extremity trauma, compressive neuropathy, education of orthopaedic residents and joint replacement surgery in the upper-extremity.

Recent publications

  • Grandizio LC, Suk M, Feltham GT. Distal biceps brachii tendon rupture resulting in acute compartment syndrome. Orthopedics. 2013; 36(11): 1479-1481.
  • Grandizio LC, Beck JD, Rutter MR, Graham J, Klena JC. The incidence of trigger digit after carpal tunnel release in diabetic and nondiabetic patients. Journal of Hand Surgery. 2014;39(2):280-285.
  • Grandizio LC, Huston JC, Parenti JM, Graham J, Klena JC. Levels of evidence have increased for musculoskeletal trauma questions on the orthopedic in-training examination. Journal of Surgical Education. 2015; 72(2), 258-263.
  • Grandizio LC, Wagner BR, Graham J, Klena JC. Orthopaedic trauma in the Anabaptist community: epidemiology and hospital charges. Journal of Agromedicine. 2015; 20(2):140-148.
  • Alejandro SF, Maloney PJ, Grandizio LC, Cush GJ. The sequelae of drop foot after knee dislocation: evaluation and treatment. Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine. 2015; 23(4):348-356
  • Grandizio LC, Huston JC, Shim SS, Graham J, Klena JC. Levels of evidence for hand questions on the orthopedic in-training examination. HAND. 2016; 11(4): 484-488.
  • Grandizio LC, Shim S, Morris CL, Graham J, Cush GJ, Klena JC. Analysis of orthopaedic resident ability to apply levels of evidence criteria to scientific articles. Journal of Surgical Education. 2016; 73(3): 381-385
  • Walsh C, Grandizio LC, Parenti JM, Klena JC, Cush GJ. Levels of evidence for foot and ankle questions on the orthopaedic in-training examination: 15-year trends. Journal of Surgical Education. 2016; 73(6): 999-1003. 
  • Grandizio LC, Klena JC.  Sagittal band, boutonniere, and pulley injuries in the athlete. Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine. 2017; 10(1): 17-22.
  • Grandizio LC, Akoon A, Heimbach J, Graham J, Klena JC. The use of residual collagenase for single digits with multiple joint dupuytren contractures. Journal of Hand Surgery. 2017; 42(6): 472.e1-e6.
  • Grandizio LC, Maschke S. Wrist arthrodesis with femoral head structural allograft after failed total wrist arthroplasty. Techniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery. 2017; 21(3): 116-120.
  • Grandizio LC, Wagner B, Graham J, Klena JC. Upper extremity trauma resulting from agricultural accidents: mechanism and severity for patients with and without upper extremity injury. HAND. 2017.
  • Grandizio LC, Speeckaert A, Brothers J, Graham J, Klena JC. Predictors of recurrence after corticosteroid injection for trigger digits. HAND. 2017; 12(4): 352-356.
  • Grandizio LC, Speeckaert A, Kozick Z, Graham J, Klena JC. Anatomic assessment of k-wire trajectory for transverse percutaneous fixation of small finger metacarpal fractures: a cadaveric study. HAND. 2018; 13(1): 86-89.


Undergraduate: Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
Medical School: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Geisinger Medical Center – Orthopaedic Surgery, Danville, PA
Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic- Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery, Cleveland, OH