Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

158 Patient Ratings
153 Patient Comments

Charles L. Saltzman, M.D.

Chair, Department of Orthopaedics

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

158 Patient Ratings
153 Patient Comments



  • English

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 587-7109
University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108


Dr. Charles Saltzman is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah where he serves as the LS Peery Presidential Endowed Professor. For over two decades, Dr. Saltzman has focused on improving physical function of patients with limited mobility. His primary interests include care of patients with ankle arthritis, sports injuries of the leg, ankle and foot, and those with tendon, ligament, cartilage or bone problems of their feet. He has helped develop new methods for treatment of ankle arthritis (ankle fusion & ankle replacement), midfoot arthritis, ankle/hindfoot arthroscopy and forefoot problems. He is a co-editor of the premier textbook in his field "Mann's Surgery of Foot and Ankle" and associat editor of Foot and Ankle International.

Dr. Saltzman currently serves the field of Orthopaedics in the United States as a Director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Past President of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the Immediate Past Chairman of the Managerial Board of Foot and Ankle International. His international leadership positions include current President of the International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies and Immediate Past President of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Professor
Bioengineering - Adjunct Professor
Board Certification Federal Licensing Examination
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 10, 2017

It was a comfort to see that the doctors clearly knew what to do and how to go about addressing and handling the issue in a beneficial and encouraging way.

January 08, 2017

I have complete confidence in Saltzman.

January 01, 2017

Dr. Saltzman is very thorough in his explanations and prognosis. His candor is refreshing.

December 11, 2016

Naomi , Dr. Saltzman and Dr. Barg are always great .

December 04, 2016

I couldn't be happier with any other Doctor, than Dr. Salzman. He is without parallel- top-notch and pleasant to learn from about my condition. I felt honored to have him treating me, and will follow his instructions as well as those of his team.

December 01, 2016

We are from Sheridan WY, I will tell everyone its worth the drive to get the best care.

December 01, 2016

Dr. Saltzman was very thorough in his explanation of the surgery he had performed, the approach he had used, and the reasons for that approach, using photographs of the surgery to allow me to better understand what he had done.

November 18, 2016

excellent care by nurse assistant, pa, and doctor!

November 17, 2016

I felt I had an extremely good appointment with Dr. Saltzman

November 13, 2016

Dr. SALTZMAN'S bedside Manner and professionalism ARE among the best I've ever experienced.

November 09, 2016

I recommend Dr Beals and Dr Saltzman, but cannot recommend the U as the wait time to get an appointment is insane.

November 07, 2016

Dr Saltzman was great, he asked questions and listened to the response, he provided information that was easy to understand, talked about all options and explained the pros and cons of each. Given that he is an expert in ankles, he is very humble and has a wonderful bedside manner.

November 02, 2016

Dr. Saltzman was very thorough and honest. He explained the procedure he will be undertaking and the possible outcomes. I am very impressed with him.

October 18, 2016

It is so hard to find a doctor by reading a bio and looking at a picture of him/her. My last two times I chose one I studied the face of the person in the picture. I went with the kindness I saw in their face. I'm not sure if it was just luck or if my way of choosing really worked, but I got the best in my last two choices.

October 09, 2016

the resident and Dr. Saltzman listened well, read my list of questions, and spent the time to customize a plan for my specific problem. This amount of individualized care is much more important to me than waiting 20 minutes in a comfortable waiting room. I admit that I have a complex orthopedic history that takes time to unravel.

October 09, 2016

Dr. Saltzman was excellent. I will be coming back in the future for needed surgery. I will tell everyone I know here in the Wood River Valley in Idaho to come to U of U Health Care for care and surgery, not the hospitals there.

October 05, 2016

Following x-rays of my ankle, Dr. Saltzman was very thorough in his explanation of my current condition and the possible remedies to correct the problem.

September 11, 2016

Best experience I have ever had with an ortho surgeon.

September 03, 2016

Although I was hoping for a better prognosis, the doctor took adequate time to explain the medical condition of my ankle and reasons for not being a candidate for an ankle transplant.

August 28, 2016

Dr. Charles Saltzman has been and continues to be very thorough with examinations and shows concern regarding patient's pain and limitations.

August 06, 2016

I was very impressed with Dr. Saltzman. I know I am in good hands.

July 23, 2016

a good experience satisfied completely

July 14, 2016

I had a wonderful experience in this visit

July 08, 2016

it was a very good experience

July 03, 2016

Dr. Saltzman has a wonderful bed side manner and provided valuable information about medical options.

June 23, 2016

I have dealt with this ankle problem for many years. So I have had lots of thoughts and opinions of how two best remedy the problem. Dr Saltzman was very good to validate my thoughts and ideas, while at the same time explaining how things really work. LOL

May 26, 2016

This was my third visit about the same problem (twice with the PA and this one) and no one has talked to me about controlling pain. I have lifestyle limiting pain, otherwise I would not bother with a consult.

May 22, 2016

I do not mean to be critical, and Dr. Saltzman is understandably a very busy physician. Unfortunately, since he is so busy, one does end up feeling more like a body part than a whole person--which also unfortunately is how the system is currently set up. Everyone in Ortho is very nice, and I do appreciate being able to see Dr. Saltzman but it is a bit scary to have an ongoing issue that no one seems to be interested in addressing.

May 21, 2016

My case is complicated. I was referred to Dr Saltzman because of his level of skill & expertise. I am concerned that my potential surgery will be passed on to a new resident. My case is complicated. I believe the level of complexity my foot warrants a seasoned surgeon to adequately correct my disability. My hope is to increase my mobility. I realize that this task will not be a simple one.

May 16, 2016


May 08, 2016

Dr. Saltzman in wonderful and so is Dr. Barg. I have complete confidence in them.

April 23, 2016

outstanding level of care and concern. I've never had this attention and detail before.

March 24, 2016

Excellent Doctor, would recommend him to others, and have

March 17, 2016

Very thorough and explanative. I consider the time spent with examinations and testing/diagnostic equipment was very comprehensive, useful and relevant.

February 22, 2016

very nice experience

February 09, 2016

PA was excellent, but Dr. seemed in a hurry, and preoccupied, he came in and left rather quickly. I had unanswered questions and the condition wasn't even named or was I given any solutions to try other than wait 9 months for surgery. What can I try in the meantime? This was totally opposite of what I have seen in the past with this Dr.

January 24, 2016

Excellent. Very thoughtful

January 21, 2016

Dr. Saltzman was a fantastic doctor at first, but, unfortunately, he seems to have lost interest in my success. With the discovery of a difficult diagnosis, he seems to prefer putting on a pair of ignorance-is-bliss glasses to taking on the challenge of a wonderful learning opportunity. Meanwhile, I write this review at 2 AM because sleep is a rare event when your foot is throbbing and swelling all night.

January 09, 2016

This is in regards to Dr. Saltzman

December 14, 2015

Dr. Saltzman has always provided care in a wonderful way. He has always taken the time to explain in layman's terms what is going on. He includes me in my care plan as an active participant and consistently follows up. I couldn't ask for a better Dr.

December 14, 2015

Dr. Saltzman is great and so are all of the members of his staff and it is always a pleasure to see them.

November 23, 2015

Dr. Saltzman did an excellent job of explaining the upcoming surgery. He was not hurried and answered all questions.

November 23, 2015

Dr. Saltzman presented as very informed and experienced.

November 08, 2015

I have already recommend them to everyone that asked

October 29, 2015

dr Saltzman is the best Dr. excellent bed side manners

October 19, 2015

I would highly recommend Dr. Saltzman. He is very good!!!

October 18, 2015

It would be nice if Dr. Saltzman was able to spend a little more time speaking with me directly instead of having detailed discussions about my procedure and care with fellow physicians. More time spent with me would ensure that I completely understand what I am supposed to do regarding my treatment and follow-up care.

August 24, 2015

I feel very confident in Dr. Saltzman's diagnosis and treatment plan. I feel that other options were considered carefully before ankle fusion. I feel that I was included and my concerns and questions were addressed professionally and in a manner I could understand. I would certainly recommend him to anyone in need.

August 01, 2015

all good

July 23, 2015

The doctor and his staff, talked in a language we could understand and was making sure I understood, very helpful,

July 18, 2015

Very good

July 12, 2015

Dr. Saltzman is professional and caring.

July 10, 2015

I have always been impressed by my care at the University, and this visit was no different.

July 02, 2015

Ya'll are the best...

July 01, 2015

He had a lot of other students in the room at the time and I felt that he was trying to teach them more than trying to help me understand the procedure. He was still understanding but I felt a lot of stuff relied on the students in the room. He's a very nice person though!

June 13, 2015

Dr. Saltzman and Dr. Barg both go out of their way to help me understand the problems and possible remedies. Both are generous with their time and careful in the explanations. Naomi, too, plays an important part in making sure I am clear on everything. Superb experts all.

May 25, 2015

Dr Saltzman is the man!

May 03, 2015

Dr. Saltzman and Naomi Laird are very professional, and excellent providers. I'm very thankful for their services.

March 27, 2015

Dr. Saltzman very attentive and good listerner

March 20, 2015

very impressed

March 09, 2015

Dr. Saltzman and his staff are always extremely professional and friendly.

March 05, 2015

Dr. Saltzman and his staff (Javon, Naomi, Piper) are always great to deal with.

February 28, 2015

Saltzman has great interpersonal skills. Problem solving was thorough and involved dialog with residents and associates. Good job!

February 23, 2015

I provided information (CT Scan). He read it, and advised of the way forward for injury treatment. Chatted for a couple of minutes. I was very satisfied with both the treatment and outcome. We agreed that patients not requiring surgery are the happiest patients. Thanks!

February 08, 2015

I was treated with the upmost respect. I was so nervous but everyone put me at ease. excellent facility and staff. Dr. Salzman is great.

January 25, 2015

He clearly knows his stuff and is bringing in a specialist in women's sports medicine to help ensure the right diagnosis.

January 25, 2015

Dr. Saltzman is always very honest and informative and shows a great deal of concern for his patients and their needs.

January 18, 2015

Drs. Barg, Saltzman and Wegner are fabulous. I have the upmost respect for them and confidence in them. They are clearly very caring about my situation and sensitive to my needs.

January 12, 2015

professional, personal, complete

December 31, 2014

Dr. Saltzman talked to my son and he undersood all of the technical things when I was last after "triple...."

December 30, 2014

I have always been very impressed with Dr. Saltzman and his associates.

December 28, 2014

My husband and I were very impressed with Dr. Saltzman. Not only would we recommend him to others, we will be happy to place my care in his hands.

November 13, 2014

really was the best care I have ever had and I have been through a lot of doctors and hospitals.

October 11, 2014

Dr Saltzman and his staff -- Naomi, Spence, Javon, etc -- are superb. Dr Saltzman, in particular, is amazing in his ability to explain what's going on in my ankle in a way that is clear and helpful. I can't say enough positive about my experience so far.

October 07, 2014

I don't know if there were just certain dynamics or things going on that added to my experience that I had the day I came in. I felt like Dr. Saltzman was very educated and knows his stuff, but wasn't very personable. I also felt like he wasn't really listening to the treatment/care I already had done on my foot. I feel like we did come to a consensus and a good plan of action was decided on. Although he wasn't very clear from his end of the plan after the MRI being done. I know a lot will be determined based off of that exam, but I didn't feel like he answered my questions about what to do until I do come back in (any precautions/etc).

October 06, 2014


October 01, 2014

I have not received a call from the office concerning my MRI to schedule the surgery. I do not know what procedure will be performed so therefore I cannot make any decisions on my treatment. Dr Saltzman was very thorough about what he may be able to do for my ankle.

August 04, 2014

I really appreciated being able to talk to Dr. Saltzman on the phone after he was able to see the MRI and x-rays and tell me what he will be able to do for me.

August 04, 2014

Dr. Saltzman has been great on both of the occasions which I have met with him. It was due to my own nervousness about being late to my next appointment that I failed to ask all that I should have.

June 14, 2014

I don't feel that all of my concerns were addressed but I also know that he needed more imaging. however he was one of the most open, honest, straightforward docs, I've encountered in a long time and I appreciate that. I also feel that I will be included in making decisions that will affect me the rest of my life. he was friendly and fairly good about explaining options in terms I could understand. I have confidence in my doc.

April 28, 2014

Dr Saltzman was very professional and informative with my situation about my lower leg/ankle.

April 03, 2014

Great doctor. Good rapport with my teenage daughter.

April 02, 2014

Good results and most friendly group I was with. this was a 17month check up on an ankle replacement

February 18, 2014

I enjoyed Dr. Saltzman but he had another doc in there with him and I felt he was speaking more to the doc than me when my xrays came up on the screen.

February 09, 2014


February 05, 2014

I left without really knowing what comes next. I still have questions regarding my situation.

January 25, 2014

I love Dr.Saltzman. He wants to figure out/fix my problem with my ankle and he is willing to do everything until we do. He's a great guy and I would recommend him to anybody!

January 25, 2014

Dr Saltzman is wonderful

January 24, 2014

It took two months to get an appointment and by that time the extreme pain I had in the foot had gotten better. I still have pain when I walk too much but guess this is something that I will just have to live with. No treatment was advised for me.

January 13, 2014

I was so very lucky to have two wonderful Doctors. Dr.Brooke and wonderful Dr. Saltzman who I feel saved my life, he will always have a place in my heart.

December 16, 2013

I appreciated the kindness of Dr. Saltzman and Dr.Haller.

December 14, 2013

Dr. Saltzman gave me verbal instructions for after my surgery which included removing the bandaging and messaging the foot. The written instructions I was given buy the surgical staff was completely different, including keep the bandaging and shoe on my foot and no weight on my foot until my 6 week appointment with Dr. Saltzman - and, since it was my right foot, I wasn't to drive for 3 months. I called the resident on call to clarify and he confirmed the written instructions. At my 2 week appointment with Naomi, I found out there were no restrictions on my driving, and trying to put weight on it. At my 6 week appointment, Dr. Salzman was disappointed with my range of motion and I found out I should have been messaging my foot and bending it. Of course, this is what he told me prior to the surgery, but the written instructions told me the complete opposite.

December 04, 2013

Several things struck me positively about Dr. Saltzman. One, he was clear and concise. Two, he was not trying to push ankle surgery on my. To the contrary, he made it clear that he thought I should wait until I felt I needed the surgery. In the meantime, he offered options to minimize pain. Third, he not only included me in the discussion, he also spent time making sure to answer any questions my wife, who accompanied me, had. I could not have been happier with my consultation with Dr. Saltzman.

November 11, 2013

There was one time I should have asked him more about what he meant but I didn't give it enough thought until after. I will do more asking at my next appointment.

November 05, 2013

Very pleased.

November 02, 2013

Actually, I have never been in a medical situation where I had more confidence in a Dr. and his staff.

October 14, 2013

Dr. Saltzman, as always, was excellent. His concern for excessive swelling in my surgically-repaired leg led to the diagnosis of a DVT and rapid initiation of therapy.

September 08, 2013

I had waited 2 years for an ankle replacement. The experience was nothing but great all through the process. From Lindsay setting up surgery and appointment, to Drs visits, to post surgery in the hospital it was all very positive. I have a great deal of confidence my results will be great!

August 19, 2013

The follow up care was confusing; I think I just have a rather depressing situation.

August 19, 2013

I would rank this care provider top in his class.

July 15, 2013

Everyone of the team worked well together..Great Job.

June 05, 2013

Ankle replacement very good. Sorry I have to have metal removed at a later date. But understand it will help me.

May 30, 2013

What an excellent and enhusiastic doctor!

May 13, 2013

I really appreciate the time that Dr. Saltzman took to tell me about the procedure and the risks involved. In addition to explaining the risks, he explained what procedures would be necessary if things "went wrong". I appreciated his concern for myself and I also appreciated the concern taken by the resident.

May 06, 2013

I feel that Dr Saltzman has lost interest in my problem. He spoke more to the resident following him around than he did to me. While I have confidence in his ability as a doctor, I am very dissatisfied with the way I have been left out of the loop.

May 06, 2013

The doctor, the PA and the woman he had come in too were all great. Very nice and easy to talk to.

April 22, 2013

Dr. Saltzman and his PA (I can't remember her name) were both very friendly and professional. They gave me the information I needed and we proceeded from there.

April 22, 2013

I had surgery 6 weeks prior to visit and still am not sure of the extent of work that was done. Dr. was in the room approx 5 minutes.

April 15, 2013

I came to see Dr. Saltzman because I was hoping to have a total ankle replacement. I had thought that if I was not a candidate for replacement but could only have an ankle fusion, I would have it done locally(we live in Wyoming). After consulting with Dr. Saltzman, my chances for a replacement are slim, yet I have such confidence in the doctor that I will be having the fusion done by him.

April 08, 2013


March 18, 2013

Perhaps a fuller picture of post op care could have been offered. the packet of information sent by mail however explained things well.

March 11, 2013

Dr. Saltzman is the BEST!!

March 03, 2013

My ankle still hurts my knee still hurst

February 18, 2013

wish that the communocation between the PA and MD was more efficient that my wait time could have been shortened. dr saltzman showed genuine concern and care about my feeling which meant alot to me.

February 12, 2013

Saltzman. On a 1 to 10 scale, he's 15.

February 04, 2013


January 28, 2013

Dr. Saltzman is superb. He somehow despite his many patients, students, responsibilities, brings warmth and friendship to his patients, a sense that if they are happy, he is happy.

January 28, 2013

Dr. Saltzman and Naomi are the best! I have already been recommending them to people. I am very pleased with the outcome of my foot surgery. THANK YOU!

January 24, 2013

Dr. Saltzman, as always is an excellent clinician and teacher. I always refer anyone who asks me (I am a physician) about serious foot/ankle problems or for a second opinion to him.

December 24, 2012

Dr. Salzman is "off the charts," absolutely goes above and beyond to inform, care and assist, awesome!

December 19, 2012

Information about returning to work was very confusing. I thought I'd be going back Monday, after surgery realized I would not be working for 2 weeks.

December 10, 2012

We have been dealing with an infection after surgery, and the care I received has been excellent. I always appreciate the doctors' opinions about the progress made each time I visit.

November 19, 2012

Really enjoyed the teaching experience with the fellows; it gave me an opportunity to understand exaactly what was going on with my feet

November 14, 2012

Dr. Saltzman is very good at making me understand the complexity of my condition, and willing to consider options other might not. I am very grateful for that.

October 29, 2012

You come to the University Orthopedic Center to receive the best possible care.

October 23, 2012

Very good.

October 15, 2012

dr saltzman listened to my questions and spent time with me.

October 15, 2012

Doctor was caring and concerned.

October 15, 2012

Dr. Saltzman always explains things in a manner which I can understand and remember. He is very personable and I would highly recommend him.

October 08, 2012

I was not sure if Dr. Saltzman would see me due to a negative experience with a colleague. However, this contact was positive.

September 09, 2012

Good experience

September 07, 2012

Dr Saltzman was very friendly and explained what the exrays showed and what was wrong with my ankle, in a way that I understood. I was very pleased with the kindness and concern the Dr. showed.

September 03, 2012

I am frustrated with the way the doctor doesn't talk to me...his excuse is "this is a teaching institution." So I ask: without patients what are you going to teach your students? The PA does quite a bit better but is often so rushed I feel like I'm limited on the amount of time I can take. I have great confidence in the drs abilities but very frustrated with his attitude toward patients.

September 03, 2012

I could not have asked for a more thorough and caring experience at the clinic. Everyone was great!

August 20, 2012

I'm very confident in Dr. Saltzman's ability to get me through this problem.

August 07, 2012

Dr. Saltzman is great!

August 06, 2012

I wish there was some award I could nominate Dr. Saltzman for that he has not already received! He is an excellent physician and teacher. I have referred anyone who asks me for a referral for foot/ankle pathology to Dr. Saltzman/University of Utah and that the trip is worth it. Dr. Saltzman is a brilliant, conservative orthopedic surgeon with cutting edge clinical skills coupled with the rare talent of also being an excellent teacher and role model for medical students, residents and fellows.

June 29, 2012

I was very glad that scientific findings influence the decision-making of my physician. He provided a copy of a recent RCT (in which he was lead author) and based his recommendation and discussion on its findings, which suggested that surgery might not necessarily be better than no surgery. This increased my confidence in his judgment and practice.

June 29, 2012

Dr Saltzman was very kind and caring. I am impressed with his compassion and understanding concerning my issues. Although, what he told me was not what I wanted to hear, I felt he was very warm and compassionate. I really appreciate Dr Saltzman and his professionalism. Thank you.

June 14, 2012

Very good experience

June 11, 2012

Dr. Saltzman is amazing. I've never been treated so well. The staff, including medical assistants, does not speak down to people, or use a lot of industry jargin that makes people feel uncomfortable. They truly understand how to treat people with courtesy, dignity, and respect.

June 05, 2012

I'm so grateful to have Dr. Saltman taking care of me.

June 04, 2012

Great skills could be friendlier

April 28, 2012

Overall I had an amazing experience at the clinic. I felt very taken care of and that there was thought and consideration to my injury.

April 26, 2012

I think Dr Saltzman is the best!! He takes the time needed to explain things so I can understand and answers any questions I might have. He let's me know he is availabe any time I have a concern which make me feel better because I know how very busy he is. Very sweet man!!!

April 06, 2012


March 08, 2012

thorough , greast overveiw

February 16, 2012

As mentioned before, after the long wait, doctor spent less than 5 minutes with me. My sense is that he was too busy to spend any time discussing my concerns.

February 16, 2012

Excellent appointment

February 16, 2012

I was very glad I came to Utah for this concern.

January 12, 2012

The amount of time spent with the doctor and the PA were close to equal, with a bit more time spent with the PA. The PA seemed would score "Good" or "Very Good" for the questions on this page while the doctor would score "Fair" to "Very Good"

January 12, 2012

Doctor Saltzman and his assistants were great; very thorough; very thoughtful; very insightful, and helpful.

January 05, 2012

Dr Saltzman took the time to explain everything to me as we were going along in the appointment and made sure I understood what he was explaining. He was very thorough and did not seem rushed even though he had a full clinic which I appreciated.

Academic Profile

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics of ankle replacement
  • Management of ankle arthritis
  • Neuroarthropathy

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Professor
Bioengineering - Adjunct Professor
Board Certification Federal Licensing Examination
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-5404 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Charles Saltzman is the Chairman of the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah where he serves as the LS Peery Presidential Endowed Professor. For over two decades, Dr. Saltzman has focused on improving physical function of patients with limited mobility. His primary interests include care of patients with ankle arthritis, sports injuries of the leg, ankle and foot, and those with tendon, ligament, cartilage or bone problems of their feet. He has helped develop new methods for treatment of ankle arthritis (ankle fusion & ankle replacement), midfoot arthritis, ankle/hindfoot arthroscopy and forefoot problems. He is a co-editor of the premier textbook in his field "Mann's Surgery of Foot and Ankle" and associat editor of Foot and Ankle International.

Dr. Saltzman currently serves the field of Orthopaedics in the United States as a Director of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Past President of the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and the Immediate Past Chairman of the Managerial Board of Foot and Ankle International. His international leadership positions include current President of the International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies and Immediate Past President of the Association of Bone and Joint Surgeons.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship Mayo Clinic
Orthopedic Surgery
Residency University of Michigan
Orthopedic Surgery
Internship University of Michigan
Professional Medical University of North Carolina
Undergraduate Brown University
Premedical Sciences
Pre Med


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Rungprai C, Phisitkul P, Femino JE, Martin KD, Saltzman CL, Amendola A (2016). Outcomes and Complications After Open Versus Posterior Arthroscopic Subtalar Arthrodesis in 121 Patients. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 98(8), 636-46.
  2. Gorman TM, Beals TC, Nickisch F, Saltzman CL, Lyman M, Barg A (2016). Hindfoot Arthrodesis with the Blade Plate: Increased Risk of Complications and Nonunion in a Complex Patient Population. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 474(10), 2280-99.
  3. Barg A, Saltzman CL, Beals TC, Bachus KN, Blankenhorn BD, Nickisch F (2016). Arthroscopic Talar Dome Access Using a Standard Versus Wire-Based Traction Method for Ankle Joint Distraction. Arthroscopy, 32(7), 1367-74.
  4. Nguyen MP, Pedersen DR, Gao Y, Saltzman CL, Amendola A (2015). Intermediate-term follow-up after ankle distraction for treatment of end-stage osteoarthritis. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 97(7), 590-6.
  5. Chalayon O, Wang B, Blankenhorn B, Jackson JB 3rd, Beals T, Nickisch F, Saltzman CL (2015). Factors Affecting the Outcomes of Uncomplicated Primary Open Ankle Arthrodesis. Foot Ankle Int, 36(10), 1170-9.
  6. Barg A, Amendola RL, Henninger HB, Kapron AL, Saltzman CL, Anderson AE (2015). Influence of Ankle Position and Radiographic Projection Angle on Measurement of Supramalleolar Alignment on the Anteroposterior and Hindfoot Alignment Views. Foot Ankle Int, 36(11), 1352-61.
  7. Abtahi AM, Presson AP, Zhang C, Saltzman CL, Tyser AR (2015). Association Between Orthopaedic Outpatient Satisfaction and Non-Modifiable Patient Factors. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 97(13), 1041-8.
  8. Stuart AR, Higgins TF, Hung M, Weir CR, Kubiak EN, Rothberg DL, Saltzman CL (2015). Reliability in Measuring Preinjury Physical Function in Orthopaedic Trauma. J Orthop Trauma, 29(12), 527-32.
  9. Wang B, Roach KE, Kapron AL, Fiorentino NM, Singer M, Saltzman CL, Anderson, AE (2015). Accuracy and Feasibility of High-Speed Dual Fluoroscopy and Model-based Tracking to Measure In-vivo Arthrokinematics of the Ankle Joint Complex during Treadmill Walking. Gait Posture, 41(4), 888-93.
  10. Wang B, Saltzman CL, Chalayon O, Barg A (2015). Does the subtalar joint compensate for ankle malalignment in end-stage ankle arthritis? Clin Orthop Relat Res, 473(1), 318-25.
  11. Wang B, Guss A, Chalayon O, Bachus KN, Barg A, Saltzman CL (2015). Deep transverse metatarsal ligament and static stability of lesser metatarsophalangeal joints: a cadaveric study. Foot Ankle Int, 36(5), 573-8.
  12. Hung M, Stuart AR, Higgins TF, Saltzman CL, Kubiak EN (2014). Computerized Adaptive Testing Using the PROMIS Physical Function Item Bank Reduces Test Burden With Less Ceiling Effects Compared With the Short Musculoskeletal Function Assessment in Orthopaedic Trauma Patients. J Orthop Trauma, 28(8), 439-43.
  13. Hung M, Baumhauer JF, Latt LD, Saltzman CL, SooHoo NF, Hunt KJ (2013). Validation of PROMIS (R) Physical Function computerized adaptive tests for orthopaedic foot and ankle outcome research. Clin Orthop Relat Res, 471(11), 3466-74.


  1. Coughlin MJ, Mann RA, Saltzman CL (2006). Surgery of the Foot and Ankle (8th ). Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier.

Book Chapter

  1. Saltzman CL, Barg Alexej, Burstein Albert H (2015). Total Ankle Arthroplasty. In Haddad, Steven L (Eds.), The Future of Total Ankle Arthroplasty: What Have We Learned? (55, Chapter 20, pp. 227-37). AAOS Monograph Series.
  2. Blankenhorn BD, Gorman TM, Nickisch F, Beals TC, Saltzman CL (2013). Arthroscopic Ankle Arthrodesis. In Operative Arthroscopy (4th edition). Philadelphia etc.: Woters Kluwer|Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.


  1. Saltzman CL (06/06/2016). "Promise of Promis" [Web]. Salt Lake City: FDA-NIH-ICOAWG.

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