Gopal Lalchandani, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1500 Owens Street, #200
San Francisco CA 94158
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    Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MD2016
    UCSFResidency2021Orthopedic Surgery
    Brigham & Women's and Boston Children's HospitalsFellowship2022Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

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    Dr. Gopal Lalchandani is an orthopedic surgeon who cares for patients of all ages with upper extremity (from the elbow to the fingertip) injuries and conditions. He specializes in acute upper limb trauma and post-traumatic reconstruction of complex injuries. He also cares for a variety of other conditions affecting the upper extremities, including sports-related injuries, arthritis, carpal tunnel, tendon lacerations and ligament injuries. He also treats pediatric congenital hand disorders and complex elbow injuries.

    Lalchandani's research focuses on wide-awake hand surgery (surgery with local anesthesia), distal radius fractures (broken wrists) and outcomes after upper extremity surgery.

    Lalchandani earned his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery UCSF, where he served as chief resident. He completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston Children's Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital.

    Lalchandani grew up in Sacramento, California. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling, skiing and spending time with his family.

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    1. Anatomic Radial Head Arthroplasty: The Importance of Implant Angle. J Hand Surg Am. 2022 06; 47(6):534-539. Cherches MF, Halvorson R, Lalchandani G, Kandemir U, Lattanza LL, Lee N. PMID: 35397935.
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    2. Total Talar and Navicular Extrusions: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2022 04 01; 12(2). Lalchandani GR, Hung NJ, Janghala A, Terry M, Morshed S. PMID: 37440687.
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    3. Interobserver and Intraobserver Reliability of Classification Systems for Radiographic Complications After Radial Head Arthroplasty. J Hand Surg Am. 2023 05; 48(5):513.e1-513.e8. Halvorson RT, Lalchandani GR, Cherches MF, Petit LM, Lattanza L, Lee NH, Kandemir U. PMID: 35181176.
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    4. Infection and Mechanical Complications Are Risk Factors for New Diagnosis of a Mental Health Disorder After Total Joint Arthroplasty. Arthroplast Today. 2021 Aug; 10:1-5. Figoni AM, Lalchandani GR, Markes AR, Sing D, Hansen EN. PMID: 34195314; PMCID: PMC8239436.
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    5. Patient outcomes and costs after isolated flexor tendon repairs of the hand. J Hand Ther. 2022 Oct-Dec; 35(4):590-596. Lalchandani GR, Halvorson RT, Zhang AL, Lattanza LL, Immerman I. PMID: 34016517.
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    6. Opioid Use following Open versus Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release: A Population Study. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2021 Feb; 9(2):e3399. Withers JA, Lalchandani GR, Halvorson RT, Immerman I, Rahgozar P. PMID: 33680652; PMCID: PMC7928944.
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    7. Flexor Tendon Rupture After Distal Radius Malunion Associated With Electromyographic Abnormalities: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2020 Apr-Jun; 10(2):e0309. Lalchandani GR, Chan A, Nagao M, Immerman I. PMID: 32649090.
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    8. Incidence of Corrective Procedures After Nonoperatively Managed Distal Radius Fractures in the Elderly. J Am Acad Orthop Surg Glob Res Rev. 2019 Nov; 3(11). Satariano NP, Lalchandani GR, Menchaca SE, Immerman I. PMID: 31875197; PMCID: PMC6903820.
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    9. Wide-Awake Local Anesthesia for Minor Hand Surgery Associated With Lower Opioid Prescriptions, Morbidity, and Costs: A Nationwide Database Study. J Hand Surg Glob Online. 2020 Jan; 2(1):7-12. Lalchandani GR, Halvorson RT, Rahgozar P, Immerman I. PMID: 35415468; PMCID: PMC8991616.
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    10. The Addition of Hip Arthroscopy to Periacetabular Osteotomy Does Not Increase Complication Rates: A Prospective Case Series. Am J Sports Med. 2019 03; 47(3):543-551. Sabbag CM, Nepple JJ, Pascual-Garrido C, Lalchandani GR, Clohisy JC, Sierra RJ. PMID: 30730756.
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    11. Decompression of the superficial peroneal nerve: clinical outcomes and anatomical study. J Neurosurg. 2017 01; 126(1):330-335. Franco MJ, Phillips BZ, Lalchandani GR, Mackinnon SE. PMID: 27104849.
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    12. The impact of obesity on complications of elbow, forearm, and hand surgeries. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Aug; 39(8):1578-84. London DA, Stepan JG, Lalchandani GR, Okoroafor UC, Wildes TS, Calfee RP. PMID: 24975260; PMCID: PMC4116465.
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    13. Delayed environmental enrichment reverses sevoflurane-induced memory impairment in rats. Anesthesiology. 2012 Mar; 116(3):586-602. Shih J, May LD, Gonzalez HE, Lee EW, Alvi RS, Sall JW, Rau V, Bickler PE, Lalchandani GR, Yusupova M, Woodward E, Kang H, Wilk AJ, Carlston CM, Mendoza MV, Guggenheim JN, Schaefer M, Rowe AM, Stratmann G. PMID: 22354242; PMCID: PMC4146425.
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