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Raymond A. Pensy, MD

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Division Head of Hand Surgery


R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center

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Education and Training

University of Maryland School of Medicine, MD

University of Maryland Medical System, Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery

Curtis National Hand Center, Fellowship in Hand Surgery


Dr. Raymond A. Pensy specializes in hand surgery, upper extremity reconstruction, and orthopaedic traumatology. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic surgery in orthopaedic surgery and hand surgery.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Compression neuropathy in upper extremity trauma, fixation techniques, fractures of the distal radius, scaphoid fractures

Highlighted Publications

Hamaker M, Zheng A, Eglseder WA, Pensy RA. The adult Monteggia fracture: Patterns and incidence of annular ligament incarceration among 121 cases at a single institution over 19 years. J Hand Surg Am2017 [Epub ahead of print, September 26].

Schwartz BS, Paryavi E, Eglseder WA, Pensy RA, Abzug JM. Brachial artery transection after a closed traumatic isolated medial epicondyle fracture in a pediatric patient: A case report. Hand (N Y) 2017;12(5):NP127–NP131.

Wilkerson J, Paryavi E, Kim H, Murthi A, Pensy RA. Biomechanical comparison of superior versus anterior plate position for fixation of distal clavicular fractures: A new model. J Orthop Trauma 2017:31(1):e13–e17.

Houdek MT, Wagner ER, Pensy RA, Eglseder WA. Extensor digitorum brevis flap for coverage of ankle and dorsal foot wounds: A technical trick. J Orthop Trauma 2016;30(12):e404–e408.

Alexander C, Abzug JM, Johnson AJ, Pensy RA, Eglseder WA, Paryavi E. Motorcyclist's thumb: Carpometacarpal injuries of the thumb sustained in motorcycle crashes. J Hand Surg Eur Vol 2016;41(7):707–709.

Additional Publication Citations

Paryavi E, Christian MW, Eglseder WA, Pensy RA. Sustentaculum lunatum: Appreciation of the palmar lunate facet in management of complex intra-articular fractures of the distal radius. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 2015;44(9):E303–E307.

Vranis N, Paryavi E, Christian M, Joshi M, Pensy RA. Septic aerthritis and osteomyelitis caused by Pasteurella multocida. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ) 2015;44(7):E239–E241.

Paryavi E, Gilotra MN, Johnson AJ, Pensy RA, Eglseder WA, Abzug JM. Upper extremity injuries in motorcyclists: Implicaitons for mortality and need for rehabilitation services. J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2015;78(5):1021–1025.

Selvan P, Wilderson J, Dubina A, Eglseder WA, Pensy R. Comparison of intramedullary fixation techniques in the maintenance of functional anatomy of the elbow after fixation of the proximal ulna. J Surg Orthop Adv 2015;24(1):18–21.

Paryavi E, Pensy RA, Higgins TF, Chia B, Eglseder WA. Salvage of upper extremities with humeral fracture and associated brachial artery injury. Injury 2014;45(12):1870–1875.

Kaufman AM, Pensy RA, O'Toole RV, Eglseder WA. Safety of immediate open reduction and internal fixation of geriatric open fractures of the distal radius. Injury 2014;45(3):534–539.

Research Interests

Fracture fixation, limb salvage, Monteggia fracture dislocation