Robin C. Crandall, M.D.
Description of Practice
• General orthopaedics
• Pediatric orthopedic care
• Joint reconstruction-upper and lower extremities
• Sports medicine
• Spine surgery
• Hip, knee, shoulder and elbow surgery
• Minimal invasive total hip replacement
• Arthritis care
• Arthroscopy
Below is our newest office, located in Coon Rapids
Dr. Crandall is also a pilot and enjoys flying his WWII vintage airplane, an SNJ.
College
University of Minnesota
BA Magna Cum Laude 1972 Chemistry

Medical School
University of Minnesota
Graduate 1975

Internship
Hennepin County Medical Center
1975-1976

Residency
University of Minnesota and Rancho Los Amigos in Los Angeles
1976-1980

Board Certification
Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1981

Hospital Affiliations
Unity Hospital
Mercy Hospital
• Minnesota Orthopaedic Surgery Center
• Minneapolis Shriners Hospital for Children

• North Memorial Medical Center
• St. John's Hospital - Maplewood
• Fairview Northland Regional Hospital
• United Hospital


Administrative Positions
• Chief of Surgery Department -
Unity Medical Center 1988
• Chief of Medical Staff - Unity Medical Center 1994
• Chief of Limb Deficiency Service - Shriners Hospital for Children
• Board of Governors - ACPOC

Professional Affiliations and Membership
• American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
• Association of Children's Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics
• Hennepin County Medical Society
• Minnesota Medical Association
• Twin Cities Orthopaedic Society

Educational Appointments
• Clinical Associate Professor for University of Minnesota orthopaedic surgery residency program
• Chief of Prosthetic Amputation Services at Minneapolis Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children
• Visiting lecturer on amputation techniques at White Bear Lake - Century College

Special Achievements and Awards
• Has served as chief of surgery and chief of staff at Unity Medical Center
• Board of Governers - Association of Children's Prosthetics & Orthotic Clinics
• Has published numerous articles and research papers addressing limb dificiency in peer-reviewed journals

Papers published/submitted

1. Crandall, R.C. Ligand substitution rate studies in selected pentammine cobalt
(III) complexes by NMR. Submitted as Summa Cum Laude Thesis, April
1972.

2. Reynolds, W.L., Barber, E. S., and Crandall, R. C. Solvation of
ligandopentammine-cobalt (III) complexes in dimethyl sulfoxide-water
mixtures. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics. 6:51-59, 1974.

3. Crandall, R. C. and Hamel, A. Bipartite median nerve at the wrist; Report of
case and review of the literature. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 61A:311,
1979.

4. Crandall, R.C. and Wagner, R. W. Partial and total calcanectomy; A review of
31 consecutive cases over a 10 year period. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery,
63A:152-155, 1981.

5. Crandall, R. C., Birkebak, R. C., and Winter, R. B. The role of hip location and dislocation in the functional status of the myelodysplastic patient: A review of 100 patients. Orthopedics, Vol. 12 #5, 675-684, 5/89.

6. Crandall, R. C. and Johnson, R. J. Syme amputation for paraxial fibular hemimelia.

7. Crandall, R. C. Complete longitudinal deficiency of the fibula: A comparison of foot ablation to retention in long term follow-up. From the Minneapolis Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children. Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics Journal. Volume 22 #4, Winter, 1987.

8. Crandall, R.C. Clinical Evaluation of a Voluntary Closing Terminal Device in
Below Elbow Amputees. Published in Journal of the Association of Children’s
Prosthetic-Orthotics Clinics Journal, 1989.

9. Crandall, R.C. Congenital Limb Deficiency: The Four Most Common Diagnoses. Published in Health One Journal, Vol. 1 #4, 10/92.

10. Crandall, R.C. Editorial Comment regarding “Falls Among Enrollees in Medicare HMO”. Published in The Medical Journal of Allina, Volume 7, #1, winter 1998.

11.Crandall, R.C., Anderson, Todd F., Backus, Byron, Frucci, Tony. “Clinical
Evaluation of an Articulated, Dynamic Response Prosthetic Foot in Teenage
Transtibial and Syme Level Amputees”. Published in Journal of Prosthetics and
Orthotics Fall 1999, Volume II, Number 4.

12. Crandall, R.C., Spiegel, David A., Loder, Randall T. “Congenital Longitudinal Deficiency of the Tibia: Report of Fifteen Cases and Review of the Literature”. Submitted to Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, Summer 2002.

13. Crandall, R.C., Tomhave, Wendy. Pediatric Unilateral Below-Elbow Amputees: Retrospective Analysis of 34 Patients Given Multiple Prosthetic Options. Published in Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics. Vol 22, No. 3, May/June 2002.

14. Crandall, R.C., Spiegel, David A., Loder, Randall T. “Congenital Longitudinal Deficiency of the Tibia”. International Orthopaedics (SICOT) (2003) 27:338-342. Published online: 16 July 2003.


Papers Presented:

1. Crandall, R. C. Ligand substitution rate studies in selected pentammine cobalt
(III) complexes by NMR. Presented at Midwest Undergraduate Chemistry
Research Forum, Morris, MN March, 1972.

2. Crandall, R. C. Standardization of an enzyme battery for screening the genetic Mucopolysaccharidase and mucolipidoses and degenerated bone and joint disorders. Presented at the Sixth Annual Midwest Student Medical Research Forum, Columbia, Missouri, March, 1975.

3. Crandall, R. C. and Wagner, F.W. Partial and total calcanectomy: A review of 31 consecutive cases over a 10 year period. Presented to faculty and staff of Rancho Los Angeles Hospital and University of Southern California, 1978.

4. Crandall, R. C. and Johnson, R. J. Syme amputation for paraxial fibular hemimelia. Presented to Cole-Chatterton Symposium, St. Paul, Minnesota, May, 1979.

5. Crandall, R. C. Birkebak, R. C. and Winter, R. B. The role of hip location and dislocation in the functional status of the myelodysplastic patient: A review of 100 patients. Presented the Gillette Hospital Medical Staff, September, 1979, and to AAOS Traveling Fellows, May, 1980.

6. Crandall, R. C. Fibular hemimelia: A long-term follow-up study comparing foot ablation to foot retention. Presented at Cole-Chatterton Symposium, May, 1982.

7. Crandall, R. C. Calcanectomy, Synes and Through Knee Amputation. Presented to Minneapolis Veterans Administration Hospital, September 1983.

8. Crandall, R. C. Paraxial fibular hemimelia: A comparison of foot ablation to retention in long term follow-up . Presented at the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics Annual Meeting, June, 1987, Vancouver, British Columbia.

9. Children’s Amputations General Information, 1988.

10. Upper Extremity Prosthetics Current Concepts, 1988.

11. Crandall, R. C. Clinical evaluation of a voluntary closing terminal device: A review of 20 patients. Presented at the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics Annual Meeting, June, 1989, Chicago, Illinois.

12. Crandall, R. C. Above paper presented at annual Minnesota Orthopaedic Society Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April, 1990.

13. Crandall, R. C. Pediatric Amputation Level Selection. Cole Memorial Pediatric Seminar, Shrine Hospital for Crippled Children, Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 1990.

14. Crandall, R. C. Random Conversion of Below Elbow Amputees to a Voluntary Closing Terminal Device. Paper presented to the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics annual meeting 6/92, Chicago, IL.

15. Crandall, R. C. Above Elbow Amputees: Conversion to Voluntary Closing Terminal Device. Presented to the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics Annual Meeting 4/94, Minneapolis, MN.

16. Crandall, R. C. Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency Development of a Concept of Three Distinct Clinical Types. Presented to the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics Annual meeting 4/94, Minneapolis, MN.

17. Crandall, R. C. Presentation of the Gillespie-Torode Rotationplasty for Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency: A Review of Pitfalls. Presented to the Association of Children’s Prosthetic-Orthotic Clinics annual meeting 5/94.

18. Crandall, R.C., Anderson, Todd F. “Ankle Motion Incorporated into the Prosthesis of the Transtibial and Syme Amputees: A Report of the Articulated College Park Foot”. Published in The Medical Journal of Allina 6/99.

19. Crandall, R.C., Anderson, Todd F., Backus, Byron, Frucci, Tony. “Clinical
Evaluation of an Articulated, Dynamic Response Prosthetic Foot in Teenage
Transtibial and Syme Level Amputees”. Presented at the ACPOC Annual Meeting
5/99 St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

20. Crandall, R.C.. “Myo, Body-Powered or Passive Prostheses”. Presented at the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists Northern Plains Chapter 4/00, Rochester, MN.

21. Crandall, R.C.; Tomhave, Wendy. “The Role of Passive Hand in Unilateral Below Elbow Amputees: A Long Term Retrospective Analysis of 35 Individuals Given Multiple Prosthetic Options. Presented at ACPOC Annual Meeting 4/00, Banff, Alberta, Canada.

22. Crandall, R.C.; Tomhave, Wendy. “The Role of Passive Hand in Unilateral Below Elbow Amputees: A Long Term Retrospective Analysis of 35 Individuals Given Multiple Prosthetic Options. Presented at 16th Annual Meeting of the Minnesota Orthopaedic Society 5/00 Minneapolis, MN.

23. Crandall, R.C. Progressive Varus Stump Deformity in Pediatric Transtibial and SYME
Amputees. Presented at the ACPOC Annual Meeting 4/01, Houston, TX.

24. Crandall, R.C. Painful Pseudoarthrosis/Stress Fracture of the Femur in Congenital
Deficiency of the Femur. Presented at the ACPOC Annual Meeting 4/02 Toronto, Canada.

25. Crandall, R.C., Spiegel, D, Loder, R Congenital Longitudinal Deficiency of the Tibia.
Presented at the ACPOC Annual Meeting 4/02 Toronto, Canada.