Positions

Assistant Professor
Orthopedic Surgery
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine
Houston

Education

BS from University of Pennsylvania
Bioengineering
MD from University of Pennsylvania
Medicine
MBA from Wharton School of Business
Health Care Management
Internship at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
General Surgery
Residency at University of Pennsylvania Health System
Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center
Hand, Elbow, and Microvascular Surgery

Professional Interests

  • Arthritis of hand, wrist, and elbow
  • Traumatic injuries of hand, wrist, and elbow
  • Peripheral nerve injuries and compressive neuropathies
  • Ligament injuries of upper extremity
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture

Professional Statement

Dr. Wu’s approach to patient care is about understanding each individual patient’s needs and tailoring treatments accordingly. He strongly believes in providing information and options, so patients are empowered to make decisions collaboratively. He strives to help patients get back to their pre-injury level of function in order to get the most out of life.

Selected Publications

  • Wu CH, Shoap S, Strauch RJ. "Subcutaneous Transposition of the Flexor Pollicis Longus: Does It Provide Increased Length for Tendon Repair? A Cadaveric Study." Hand (NY). 2019 March
  • Kazmers NH, Liu TC, Wu CH, et al. "Deferring Routine Wrist Radiography Does Not Affect Management of de Quervain Tendinopathy Patients." J Wrist Surg. 2018 April
  • Bäcker HC, Wu CH, Vosseller JT, et al. "Spinopelvic dissociation in patients suffering injuries from airborne sports." European Spine Journal. 2019 April
  • Bäcker HC, Wu CH, Strauch RJ. "Systematic Review of Diagnosis of Clinically Suspected Scaphoid Fractures." Journal of Wrist Surgery. 2019 May
  • Wu CH, Strauch RJ. "Wrist Denervation: Techniques and Outcomes." Orthopedic Clinics of North America. 2019 July
  • Rozell JC, Courtney PM, Dattilo JR, Wu CH, et al. "Preoperative Opiate Use Independently Predicts Narcotic Consumption and Complications After Total Joint Arthroplasty." J Arthroplasty. 2017 September
  • Rozell JC, Courtney PM, Dattilo JR, Wu CH, et al. "Late Complications Following Elective Primary Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasty: Who, When, and How?." J Arthroplasty. 2017 May
  • Rozell JC, Courtney PM, Dattilo JR, Wu CH, et al. "Should All Patients Be Included in Alternative Payment Models for Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty and Total Knee Arthroplasty?." J Arthroplasty. 2016 September
  • Sarkissian EJ, Sankar WN, Zhu X, Wu CH, et al. "Radiographic Follow-up of DDH in Infants: Are X-rays Necessary After a Normalized Ultrasound?." Journal of Pediatr Orthop. 2015 September
  • Wu CH, Gray CF, Lee GC. "Arthrodesis should be strongly considered after failed two-stage reimplantation TKA." Clinical Orthop Related Research (CORR). 2014 November

Memberships

American Association for Surgery of the Hand
American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Skills

Chinese (Mandarin)
Native Proficiency