An avid writer, Dr. Rohde is the author of many publications, medical and otherwise.
Her recently released book, Evaluation and Management of Common Upper Extremity Disorders: A Practical Handbook, is a collaborative effort with Steadman Clinic orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Peter Millett. User-friendly and pocket-sized, this text provides information on how to diagnose, treat, and manage the most commonly encountered conditions of the upper extremity. It will be a welcome addition to the library of any general orthopaedic surgeon, resident, fellow, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or nonoperative sports medicine specialist.
Dr. Rohde's first book, Acute Management of Hand Injuries, is a collaborative effort with one of her mentors, Dr. Andrew J. Weiland, Past President of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, and the American Orthopaedic Association.
Orthopaedic conditions are among the most commonly evaluated complaints in the emergent and urgent care settings as well as in that of primary care. Many are acute problems involving the hand or wrist, an area of complex anatomy and function. Often, patients are evaluated by health care providers who might not have had the exposure or training to assess and manage certain complaints appropriately with confidence. This book is written for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, resident physicians, and students who provide care in emergency room, urgent care, and primary practice settings, as well as orthopaedic surgeons who are not hand specialists. It is intended to be a concise, basic reference for the non-hand specialist to aid in the initial management of acute hand complaints.
Also look for contributions by Dr. Rohde in these texts; for information about how to order, click on the cover...
Selected Journal Publications
Puhaindran ME, Rohde RS, Chou J, Athanasian EA. Clinical outcomes for patients with soft tissue sarcomas of the hand. Cancer 2011; 117: 175-9.
Rohde RS, Morris CD, Alekhtiar KM, Shupak KD, Healey JH, Athanasian EA. Complications of radiation therapy to the hand after soft tissue sarcoma surgery. J Hand Surg Am 2010; 35(11): 1858-63.
Rohde RS, Crisco JJ, Wolfe SW. The advantage of throwing the first stone: How understanding the evolutionary demands of Homo sapiens is helping us understand carpal motion. J Am Acad Orthop Surg 2010; 18: 51-58.
Shapiro PS, Rohde RS, Froimson MI, Lash RH, Postak P, Greenwald AS. The effect of local corticosteroid or ketorolac exposure on histologic and biomechanical properties of rabbit tendon and cartilage. Hand 2007; 2(4): 165-172.
Haisman JM, Rohde RS, Weiland AJ. Acute fractures of the scaphoid. Instructional Course Lectures 2007; 69-78.
Rohde RS, Wolfe SW. Nerve transfers for adult traumatic brachial plexus palsy. HSS Journal 2007; 3(1): 77-82.
Haisman JM, Rohde RS, Weiland AJ. Acute fractures of the scaphoid. J Bone Joint Surg Am 2006; 88(12): 2750-2758.
Rohde RS, Goitz RJ. Deltoid compartment syndrome as a result of operative positioning: A case report. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2006; 15(3): 383-385.
Rohde RS, Studer RK, Chu CR. Porcine osteochondral allografts deteriorate after one week of cold storage. Clin Orthop Relat Res 427: 226-233, 2004.
Rohde RS, Kang JD. Thoracic disc herniation presenting with chronic nausea and abdominal pain: A case report. J Bone Joint Surg 86-A(2): 379-381,2004.
Rohde RS, Mendelson SA, Grudziak JS. Acute synovitis of the knee resulting from intra-articular knee penetration as a complication of flexible intramedullary nailing of pediatric femur fractures: Report of two cases. J Pediatr Orthop 23(5): 634-638, 2003.
Rohde RS and Ziran BH. Obturator internus tendonitis as a source of chronic nonspecific hip pain: A case report. Orthopedics 26(4): 425-426, 2003.
Ziran BH, Rohde RS, Wharton AR. Lateral and anterior plating of intra-articular distal femoral fractures treated via an anterior approach. International Orthopaedics 26(6): 370-373, 2002.
Selected National/International Presentations
Rohde RS, Baker KC. Genome wide analysis of gender differences in patients with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome. Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in San Francisco, California (2012).
Rohde RS, Baker KC. Sex-related differential local gene expression in patients with idiopathic carpal tunnel syndrome. Annual Meeting of American Society for Surgery of the Hand in Las Vegas, Nevada (2011).
Puhaindran M, Rohde RS, Morris CD, Healey JH, Athanasian EA. Negative resection margins are associated with recurrence free survival in soft tissue sarcomas of the hand. Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in Boston, Massachusetts (2010).
Rohde RS, Cook NJ, Baker K, Sobol GV. Does vacuum assisted wound closure (VAC) affect tissue pressures following fasciotomy for compartment syndrome? A cadaver model. Annual Meeting of American Association for Hand Surgery in Maui, Hawaii (2009).
Rohde RS, Morris CD, Alekhtiar KM, Schupak KD, Healey JH, Athanasian EA. Adjuvant radiation therapy of the hand for soft tissue sarcomas increases risk of complications. Annual Meeting of American Society for Surgery of the Hand in Seattle, Washington (2007).
Rohde RS, Morris CD, Alekhtiar KM, Schupak KD, Healey JH, Athanasian EA. Complications associated with radiation therapy for soft tissue sarcomas of the hand. Annual Meeting of American Association for Hand Surgery in San Juan, Puerto Rico (2007).
Rohde RS, Morris CD, Boland P, Healey JH, Athanasian EA. Complications associated with radiation therapy for soft tissue sarcomas of the hand. Annual Meeting of the Musculoskeletal Tumor Society in Key West, Florida (2006).
Rohde RS, Collins MW, Lovell M, Fu FH, Vogt MT. ImPACT of sleep deprivation on subjective symptoms and neurocognitive performance of orthopaedic surgical residents. 73rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Chicago, Illinois (2006). Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association in San Antonio, Texas (2006).
Rohde RS, Studer RK, Chu CR. Human fresh osteochondral allografts deteriorate after one week of cold storage. Eastern Orthopaedic Society Meeting in Puerto Rico (2004).
Rohde RS, Studer RK, Chu CR. Exposure to commonly used antibiotics inhibits proteoglycan synthetic activity of human intact articular cartilage and proliferation of cells of orthopaedic interest. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada (2004). Recipient of 1st Place Resident/Fellow Research Paper Presentation Award.
Chu CR, Rohde RS, Han CW, and Studer RK. Viability of human fresh osteochondral allografts. International Cartilage Repair Society Meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (2002).
Rohde RS, Georgescu HI, Studer RK, Chu CR. Viability of refrigerated Yucatan mini-pig articular cartilage. International Orthopaedic Research Society Meeting in Rhodes, Greece (2001).