Igor Immerman, MD

Orthopedic surgeon


Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Surgery Center
1500 Owens St.
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353–2808

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Board Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Academic Title

Assistant Professor

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Case Western Reserve University 2006


New York University School of Medicine 2012


UC Davis Medical Center 2013
Russian Ilizarov Scientific Center 2014
Hadassah Hospital - Jerusalem 2014
Central Institure for Traumatology and Orthopedics 2014

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Cuéllar VG, Martinez D, Immerman I, Oh C, Walker PS, Egol KA. A Biomechanical Study of Posteromedial Tibial Plateau Fracture Stability: Do They All Require Fixation? J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Jul; 29(7):325-30.
  2. Immerman I. Universal hepatitis C screening and surgeon safety. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2014 Nov; 43(11):E245.
  3. Immerman I, Price AE, Alfonso I, Grossman JA. Lower extremity nerve trauma. Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013). 2014; 72(1):43-52.
  4. Immerman I, Livermore MS, Szabo RM. Use of emergency department services for hand, wrist, and forearm fractures in the United States in 2008. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2014; 23(2):98-104.
  5. Boutin RD, Buonocore MH, Immerman I, Ashwell Z, Sonico GJ, Szabo RM, Chaudhari AJ. Real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during active wrist motion--initial observations. PLoS One. 2013; 8(12):e84004.
  6. Takemoto R, Sugi M, Immerman I, Tejwani N, Egol KA. Ulnar variance as a predictor of persistent instability following Galeazzi fracture-dislocations. J Orthop Traumatol. 2014 Mar; 15(1):41-6.
  7. Immerman I, Valencia H, DiTaranto P, DelSole EM, Glait S, Price AE, Grossman JA. Subscapularis slide correction of the shoulder internal rotation contracture after brachial plexus birth injury: technique and outcomes. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2013 Mar; 17(1):52-6.
  8. Hershman SH, Immerman I, Bechtel C, Lekic N, Paksima N, Egol KA. The effects of pronator quadratus repair on outcomes after volar plating of distal radius fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 2013 Mar; 27(3):130-3.
  9. Maslow J, Zuckerman JD, Immerman I. Total knee arthroplasty in patients with a previous patellectomy. Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013). 2013; 71(3):227-30.
  10. Takemoto RC, Gage M, Rybak L, Zimmerman I, Egol KA. Accuracy of detecting screw penetration of the radiocarpal joint following volar plating using plain radiographs versus computed tomography. Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2012 Aug; 41(8):358-61.
  11. Immerman I, Bechtel C, Yildirim G, Heller Y, Walker PS, Egol KA. Stability of the posteromedial fragment in a tibial plateau fracture. J Knee Surg. 2013 Apr; 26(2):117-26.
  12. Immerman I, Ramos NL, Katz GM, Hutzler LH, Phillips MS, Bosco JA. The persistence of Staphylococcus aureus decolonization after mupirocin and topical chlorhexidine: implications for patients requiring multiple or delayed procedures. J Arthroplasty. 2012 Jun; 27(6):870-6.
  13. Gyftopoulos S, Bencardino JT, Immerman I, Zuckerman JD. The rotator cable: magnetic resonance evaluation and clinical correlation. Magn Reson Imaging Clin N Am. 2012 May; 20(2):173-85, ix.
  14. Immerman I, Alfonso DT, Ramos LE, Grossman LA, Alfonso I, Ditaranto P, Grossman JA. Hand function in children with an upper brachial plexus birth injury: results of the nine-hole peg test. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2012 Feb; 54(2):166-9.
  15. Bozic KJ, Chiu V, Slover JD, Immerman I, Kahn JG. Patient preferences and willingness to pay for arthroplasty surgery in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip. J Arthroplasty. 2012 Apr; 27(4):503-506.e2.
  16. Bozic KJ, Chiu VW, Slover JD, Immerman I, Kahn JG. Health state utility in patients with osteoarthritis of the hip and total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 2011 Sep; 26(6 Suppl):129-132.e1-2.
  17. Hadley S, Immerman I, Hutzler L, Slover J, Bosco J. Staphylococcus aureus Decolonization Protocol Decreases Surgical Site Infections for Total Joint Replacement. Arthritis. 2010; 2010:924518.
  18. Walker PS, Heller Y, Yildirim G, Immerman I. Reference axes for comparing the motion of knee replacements with the anatomic knee. Knee. 2011 Oct; 18(5):312-6.
  19. Schwarzkopf R, Takemoto RC, Immerman I, Slover JD, Bosco JA. Prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus colonization in orthopaedic surgeons and their patients: a prospective cohort controlled study. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Aug 04; 92(9):1815-9.
  20. Tejwani NC, Immerman I. Myths and legends in orthopaedic practice: are we all guilty? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2008 Nov; 466(11):2861-72.

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