Robert Jacobs, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Robert Jacobs

Contact Info

robert.jacobs@centracare.com

Office Phone 320-253-2663

Office Address:
CentraCare Plaza
1900 CentraCare Circle
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Mailing Address:
CentraCare Plaza
1900 CentraCare Circle
St. Cloud, MN 56303

Orthopedic Surgeon, Department of Orthopedic Surgery


Orthopedic Surgeon


Medical School, Medical College of Wisconsin

Orthopedic Surgery Residency, University of Vermont

Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship, University of Washington Harborview Medical Center, WA


As an orthopedic trauma surgeon, I often meet my patients on one of the worst days of their lives. I help reassure them and explain their various injuries. Together we come up with a plan of care and begin down the road to recovery. My foremost goal is to do everything I can to get my patients back to their pre-injury selves.

Summary

Expertise

  • Orthopedic Trauma
  • Nonunion treatment

Awards & Recognition

  • Raymond F. Kuhlmann Resident Research Award, UVM: 2018
  • Resident Teacher of the Year finalist: 2016
  • First place, St. Justine’s Pediatric Review Course, Radiology Competition: 2016
  • Honors in Research: Dynamic Cam-type Femoroacetabular Impingement Produces Pubic Symphysis and Sacroiliac Joint Motion: Cadaveric Studies: 2013
  • Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation Junior Investigator Award Co-author: $100,000: Acetabular labrum transplantation in a cadaveric model: 2011
  • MCW Friends Research Travel Award: 2010
  • Dr. Michael J. Dunn Excellence in Research Award: 2010

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS): 2013-present
  • UVM ACGME Council: 2015-2018
  • AO Trauma North America (AONA): 2016-present 
  • AAOS Resident Delegate: 2017-2018
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association: 2017-present
  • North Star Trauma Network: 2020-present

Research

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Jacobs RC, Wallace S, Elliott E, Patterson J, Kleweno CP, Firoozabadi R. Validation of relative motion measurement method of lateral compression pelvic fracture during exam under anesthesia. J Orthop Trauma. 2021; 35(8): e289-292. PMID: 33252442
  • Schmitz MW, Morrell NT, Jacobs RC. Diagnosis and operative treatment of scapholunate ligament injuries. JBJS JOPA 2021; 9(2) e20.00039
  • Wang M, Jacobs RC, Bartlett CB, Schottel PC.The supraacetabular osseous corridor: Defining dimensions, sex differences, and alternatives. Arch Orthop Traum Su. 2021 Jan. E Pub ahead of print: PMID: 33507379
  • Wang M, Jacobs RC, Bartlett CS, Schottel PC. Defining the iliac wing osseous fixation pathways: Anatomy and implant constriction points. Arch Orthop Traum Su. 2021 Jan. E-pub ahead of print. PMID: 33389023
  • Jacobs RC, Huynh TT, Ames SE, Tsai MH, Michelson JD. Business modeling of orthopaedic trauma in the emergency department: An untapped revenue stream J Am Acad Orthop Surg, 2019 Jul 1;27(13): e612-e621. PMID: 31232799
  • Jacobs RC, Schottel PC, Tsai MH. Rationalizing orthopaedic weekend coverage. Anesth Analg. 2017 Apr;124(4) 1375-6. PMID: 28212215
  • Jacobs RC, Meredith NA, Michelson JD. Easily missed? Posterior shoulder dislocations. British Medical Journal. 2015 Jan;350:h75. PMID: 25630372
  • Kelly BT, Birmingham PM, Jacobs RC, McGrady LM, Wang M. The effect of dynamic femoroacetabular impingement on pubic symphysis motion: a cadaver study. Am J Sports Med. 2012 May;40(5) 1113-8. PMID: 22392561

Book Chapters

  • Bartlett CS, Jacobs RC, Schottel PC. Skeletal Trauma, 6e. Chapter 65. Fractures of the Tibial Pilon. Saunders, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2019
  • Jacobs RC, Bartlett CS, Blankstein M. Intra-articular fractures of the hip. Acetabular and femoral neck nonunion and malunion. Springer Nature, Berlin Germany. 2019
  • Jacobs RC, Blankstein M. Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, 2e. Chapter 39. Supracondylar femur fractures: ORIF. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA. 2019
  • Jacobs RC, Schottel PC, Blankstein M. Operative Techniques: Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, 2e. Chapter 71. Posterior wall acetabular fractures. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA. 2019

Videos

  • Jacobs RC, Schottel PC, Blankstein M. Operative Techniques: Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, 2e. Chapter 71. Posterior wall acetabular fractures. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA. 2019
  • Schiffman CJ, Jacobs RC, Cherones AL, Barei DP. Subtrochanteric femur malunion/nonunion: Application of blade plate as first stage. OTA 2021
  • Jameson S, Jacobs RC. Orthopaedic clinical pearls. Emergency evaluation of shoulder, humerus, elbow and forearm injuries. EMCT online lecture series. July 2021. https://vimeo.com/587230152/5ba006f01e

International Podium Presentations

  • Wang M, Pack W, Jacobs RC, Bartlett CB, Schottel PC. Osseous corridors of the Pelvis: Anatomy and Alternatives. Israeli Orthopaedic Association. Tel Aviv, Israel, 2018
  • Birmingham PM, Kelly BT, Jacobs RC, McGrady LM, Wang M. The effect of femoroacetabular impingement on sacroiliac joint motion. International Association for Hip Arthroscopists. Paris, France, 2011.

National Podium Presentations

  • Jacobs RC, Kleweno CP, Githens MF, Nork SE, Agel J, Firoozabadi R. Is fracture pattern severity predictive of motion in lateral compression pelvic ring injuries? Am Acad Orthop Surg 2020

  • Wang M, Pack W, Jacobs RC, Bartlett CB, Schottel PC. Iliac dysmorphism: defining radiographic characteristics and association with pelvic osseous corridor size. Am Acad Orthop Surg 2019
  • Wang M, Jacobs RC, Bartlett CB, Schottel PC.The supraacetabular osseous corridor: defining dimensions, sex differences, and alternatives. Am Acad Orthop Surg 2018.
  • Jacobs RC, Tsai MH, Michelson JD. Business modeling of orthopaedic trauma in the emergency department: An untapped revenue stream? Am Acad Orthop Surg 2017.
  • Birmingham PM, Kelly BT, Jacobs RC, McGrady LM, Wang M. The effect of femoroacetabular impingement on pubic symphysis motion. Am Orthop Soc Sports Med 2011.

Local/Regional Podium Presentations

  • Jacobs RC. Suprapatellar vs infrapatellar nailing of tibia fractures. Orthopaedic UM grand rounds presentation, June 2021
  • Jacobs RC. Suprapatellar vs infrapatellar nailing of tibia fractures. Orthopaedic UVM grand rounds presentation, June 2018
  • Jacobs RC. Subtrochanteric femur fracture nonunion; treatment with a blade plate. New England Regional Fracture Summit, Stowe VT, January 2018.
  • Jacobs RC. Foot anatomy and surgical approaches. Orthopaedic resident anatomy curriculum. Burlington VT, September, 2017.
  • Jacobs RC. Tibial shaft and ankle anatomy and surgical approaches. Orthopaedic resident anatomy curriculum. Burlington VT, August, 2017.
  • Jacobs RC. Pelvis and proximal femur anatomy and surgical approaches. Orthopaedic resident anatomy curriculum. Burlington VT, August, 2017.
  • Jacobs RC. Distal femoral fractures. Orthopaedic grand rounds presentation. Burlington VT, June, 2017.
  • Jacobs RC. Non-operatively treated talus fracture. New England Regional Fracture Summit, Stowe VT, January 2017.
  • Jacobs RC. Foot fractures.Orthopaedic resident fracture lecture series. Burlington VT, August, 2016.
  • Jacobs RC. Tibial shaft and Ankle fractures.Orthopaedic resident fracture lecture series. Burlington VT, August, 2016.
  • Jacobs RC. Pelvis and proximal femur fractures. Orthopaedic resident fracture lecture series. Burlington VT, July, 2016.
  • Jacobs RC. Pediatric Polytrauma. New England Fracture Forum. Boston MA, May, 2016.
  • Jacobs RC, Shorten PL. Gardner-Wells tong application in cervical spine trauma. Combined Neurosurgery/Orthopaedic Spine Symposium. Burlington VT, May, 2016.
  • Jacobs RC. Wound closure in orthopaedics. Orthopaedic Grand Rounds presentation. Burlington VT, February, 2016.
  • Jacobs RC, Birmingham PM, Kelly BT, McGrady LM, Wang M. Dynamic cam-type femoroacetabular hip impingement produces pubic symphysis and sacroiliac joint motion: cadaveric studies. 1st Annual MCW Pathways Forum, Milwaukee WI, June, 2012.

Poster Presentations

  • Wang M, Jacobs RC, McGrady L, Birmingham PM. In vitro evaluation of sacroiliac joints motion during lower extremity maneuver. International Research Society of Spinal Deformities 2020

  • Wang M, Jacobs RC, Figueras J, McGrady L, Birmingham PM. The influence of femoroacetabular impingement on sacroiliac motion during lower extremity maneuver in a cadaver model. Orthopaedic Research Society 2020

  • Wang M, Jacobs RC, Bartlett CB, Schottel PC. The supraacetabular osseous corridor: anatomy and alternatives. Orthopaedic Trauma Association 2018

  • Wang M, Jacobs RC, Bartlett CB, Schottel PC.The iliac wing osseous corridor: defining the anatomy and limits of hardware placement in the iliac crest. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery 2018.

  • Jacobs RC, Birmingham PM, Kelly BT, McGrady LM, Wang M. Developing a cadaveric model of femoroacetabular impingement: preliminary results on pubic symphysis biomechanics. Sigma Xi NE Chapter Meeting 2011.

  • Jacobs RC, Birmingham PM, Kelly BT, McGrady LM, Wang M. Developing a cadaveric model of femoroacetabular impingement: preliminary results on pubic symphysis biomechanics. Orthopaedic Research Society 2011.

  • Jacobs RC, Birmingham PM, Kelly BT, McGrady LM, Wang M. Developing a cadaveric model of femoroacetabular impingement: preliminary results on pubic symphysis biomechanics. Medical College of Wisconsin Medical Student Summer Research Forum 2010.

Clinical

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Hospital Privileges

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