Michael E. Brage, M.D.

Associate Professor

Specialty: Foot & Ankle

College: University of Illinois, Chicago

Medical School: University of Illinois, Chicago

Internship: University of Chicago Hospitals & Clinics, 1986–1987

Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals & Clinics, 1987–1991

Fellowship: University of Washington – Advanced Clinical Experience in Foot and Ankle at Harborview Medical Center, 1991–1992

Board Certification: 1994, 2004 (recertification)
Diplomat, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS)

About Dr. Brage

I am an avid softball player. I enjoy contemporary rock music.

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Thanks for my new ankle!
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I am very grateful for the excellent major surgery you performed on my left foot.
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Video: Grand Rounds: New Approaches to Ankle Arthritis

This Orthopaedic Grand Rounds on August 3, 2011 covers the concept of tissue, or allograft, transplantation as a treatment option for ankle arthritis. 
Dr. David Patterson, UW Medicine physician, begins the lecture with an overview of the changes in function and mechanics of ankle arthritis, as well as current strategies for treatment. 
Dr. Chappie Conrad, a UW Medicine Orthopaedic tumor surgeon and a pioneering developer of the Northwest Tissue Bank, offers a historical perspective of allograft transplantation. 
Dr. Michael Brage, a UW Medicine Foot and Ankle surgeon, discusses the surgical indications, outcomes, and reasons for failure.

Honors/Awards

  • Roger A. Mann, M.D. Award for Outstanding Clinical Paper
    "An Evaluation of the Use of Retrospectively Acquired Preoperative AOFAS Clinical Rating to Assess Surgical Outcomes After Elective Foot and Ankle Surgery"
    15th Annual Summer Meeting of the American Academy Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    July 1999
  • J. Leonard Goldner MD Award for Outstanding Basic Science Study
    "The Effects of Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity on Tibiotalar Joint Contact Characteristics"
    Annual Winter Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
    San Francisco, California
    March 2000
  • Wayne Akeson Outstanding Teaching Award
    July 2000
  • J. Leonard Goldner MD Award for Outstanding Basic Science Study
    "Chondrocyte Viability after Intraarticular Calcaneus Fractures in Humans"
    21st Annual Summer Meeting of the American Academy Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
    Boston, Massachusetts
    July 2005
  • Seattle Magazine Top Doctor
    June 2012
  • US News and World Report Top Doctor
    September 2012
  • Best Doctors in America
    May 2013

Memberships

National Memberships: American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society
  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
   
Regional Memberships: California Orthopaedic Association
Western Orthopaedic Association

AAOS Disclosures

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Submitted on: 6/4/2013 2:28:17 PM

Item 1. Royalties from a company or supplier
  • No Conflict Reported
Item 2. Speakers bureau/paid presentations for a company or supplier

The following conflicts were disclosed

  • SBI; Osteomed; Biomet; Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
Item 3A. Paid employee for a company or supplier
  • No Conflict Reported
Item 3B. Paid consultant for a company or supplier

The following conflicts were disclosed

  • SBI; Osteomed; Biomet; Wright Medical Technology, Inc.
Item 3C. Unpaid consultant for a company or supplier
  • No Conflict Reported
Item 4. Stock or stock options in a company or supplier
  • No Conflict Reported
Item 5. Research support from a company or supplier as a PI
  • No Conflict Reported
Item 6. Other financial or material support from a company or supplier
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Item 7. Royalties, financial or material support from publishers
  • No Conflict Reported
Item 8. Medical/Orthopaedic publications editorial/governing board
  • No Conflict Reported
Item 9. Board member/committee appointments for a society
  • No Conflict Reported

Surgeries & Diagnosis

I treat all disorders of the foot and ankle, including:

  • Arthritis (ankle and foot)
  • Tendon ruptures
  • Tendinopathies
  • Foot deformities (flatfoot, cavus feet, equinus problems)
  • Acute trauma and fractures
  • Repair of nonunions
  • Total ankle replacements with prostheses and with fresh allografts
  • Repair of talar cartilage lesions
  • Ankle deformities

Publications (PubMed Listing)

Peer Reviewed Articles: 
1) Brage, ME, Hansen ST:  “Traumatic Subluxations/Dislocations of the Peroneal Tendons”:  Foot & Ankle 13(7): 423-31, 1992.
  2) Brage ME, Draganich LF, Pottenger LA, Curran JJ:  “Knee Laxity in Symptomatic Osteoarthritis”: Clinical Orthopaedics 304:184-9, 1994.
  3) Brage ME, Holmes JR, Sangeorzan BJ:  “The Influence of X-ray Orientation on the Metatarsocuneiform Joint Ankle”:  Foot and Ankle International:  15(9): 495-7, 1994.
  4) Brage ME, Bennett CR, Whitehurst JB, Getty PJ, Toledano A:  “Observer Reliability in Ankle Radiographic Measurements”:  Foot & Ankle International:  18(6): 324-9, 1997.
  5) Heller W, Brage ME: “The Effects of Cheilectomy on Dorsiflexion of the First Metatarsophalangeal Joint”:  Foot & Ankle International:  18(12): 803-8, 1997
  6) Waitches G, Rockett MS, Brage ME, Sudakoff G:  Ultrasonographic – “Surgical Correlation of Ankle Tendon Tears”:  Journal of Ultrasound Medicine:  17:249-56, 1998.
  7) Brage ME, Rocket MS, Vraney R, Anderson R, Toledano A:  “Ankle Fracture Classification: A Comparison of Reliability for Three X-ray Views Versus Two”:  Foot & Ankle International: 19(8): 604-12, 1998.
  8) Rockett MS, Brage ME, Waitches G, Sudakoff G:  “Ultrasound versus Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Tendon Abnormalities Around the Ankle”:  Foot & Ankle International:  19(9): 604-12, 1998.
  9) Raines R, Brage ME:  “The Evans Osteotomy:  An Anatomic Study of Structures at Risk”:  Foot & Ankle International:  19(11): 743-7, 1998.
  10) Markarian GG, Armen SK, Brage ME, et al:  “Anterior Tibialis Tendon Ruptures:  An Outcome Analysis of Operative Versus Nonoperative Treatment”:  Foot & Ankle International:  19(12): 792-802, 1998.
  11) Bennet CR, Brage ME, Mass DP:  “Pyoderma Gangrenosum Mimicking Postoperative Infection in the Extremities: A report of two cases”: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery: 81-A (7):1013-18, 1999.
  12) Friedman MA, Draganich LF, Toolan B, Brage ME:  “The Effects of Adult Acquired Flatfoot Deformity on Tibiotalar Joint Contact Characteristics”:  Foot & Ankle International:  22(3): 241-46, 2001.
  13) Toolan BC, Quinones VJW, Cunningham BJ, Brage ME:  “An Evaluation of the Use of Retrospectively Acquired Preoperative AOFAS Clinical Rating Scores to Assess Surgical Outcome After Elective Surgery”:  Foot & Ankle International:  22(10): 775-778, 2001.
  14) Botte MJ, D’Lima DD, Meunier MJ, Bruffey JD, Brage ME, Colwell Jr. CW:  “What’s New in Orthopaedic Rehabilitation”:  The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery:  2001 Dec; 83-A (12): 1920-6.
  15) Kim CW, Jamali A, Tontz W Jr, Convery FR, Brage ME, Bugbee W: “Treatment of Post- Traumatic Ankle Arthrosis with Bipolar Tibiotalar Osteochondral Shell Allografts”:  Foot and Ankle International. 2002 Dec; 23(12): 1091-1102.
  16) Geling MC, Pfirrmann CWA, Farooki S, Kim C, Boyd GJ, Aronoff MD, Feng SAK, Jacobson JA, Resnick D, Brage ME:  “Posterior Tibialis Tendon Tears:  Comparison of the Diagnostic Efficacy of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ultrasonography for the Detection of Surgically-Created Longitudinal Tears in Cadavers”:  Journal of Investigational Radiology. 2003 Jan; 38(1): 51–56.
  17) Ostrander RV, Brage ME, Botte MJ: “Residual Bacteria Skin Contamination Following Surgical Preparation in Foot and Ankle Surgery”:  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2003 Jan; (406): 246-252.
  18) Ostrander RV, Botte MJ, Brage ME:  “Efficacy of Surgical Preparation Solutions in Foot and Ankle Surgery”:  The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery:  2005 May; 87-A (5): 980-985.
  19) Meehan R, McFarlin S, Bugbee W, Brage ME: “Fresh Ankle Osteochondral Allograft Transplantation for Tibiotalar Joint Arthritis”:  Foot & Ankle International: 2005 Oct; 26(10): 793-802.
  20) Ball ST, Jadin K, Allen RT, Schwartz AK, Sah RL, Brage ME:  “Chondrocyte Viability After Intraarticular Calcaneal Fractures in Humans”:  Foot & Ankle International.  2007 June; 28(6): 665-668.
BOOK CHAPTERS / TEXTBOOKS 1) Brage, ME, Larkin, J: “Ankle, Hind-Foot and Mid-Foot Injuries” IN: Sports Medicine: The School Age Athlete. (ed) Reider B, Saunders Publishing, Philadelphia, 1990.
  2) Brage, ME, Leopold, SL: “Anterior Tibial Tendon Ruptures and Subluxation of the Peroneal Tendons” IN: Operative Treatment of the Foot and Ankle.  (ed) Kelikian AS, Appleton Lange, Philadelphia, 1999.
3) Brage ME, Rieder B: “Lower Leg, Foot, and Ankle” IN: The Orthopaedic Physical Examination.  (ed) Reider B, W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia, 1999.
  4) Brage ME: “Ankle and Foot: Trauma” IN: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update 6.  (ed) Beaty JH, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, 1999.
  5) Brage, ME: “Disorders of the Subtalar Joint and Tarsus” IN: Oxford Textbook of Orthopaedic Surgery, Saunders, February 2002.
  6) Brage ME, Guest Editor. “Adult Acquired Flat Foot Deformity”: Foot and Ankle Clinics Volume 8, Number 3, September 2003.
  7) Brage, ME, Contributing Author: “Physical Examination, Foot and Ankle”: Musculoskeletal Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, January 2004.
  8) Brage ME, Contributing Author: “Imaging of the Foot and Ankle.  Essentials of Musculoskeletal Imaging”: American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, February 2004.
  9) Allen RT, Fricka KB, Brage ME: “Degenerative Joint Disease of the Midfoot and Forefoot” IN: Orthopaedic Surgery Essentials – Foot and Ankle, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia PA, February 2004.
  10) Brage, ME:  “Malleolar Ankle Fractures” IN: Trauma to the Ankle and Foot, Raven, 2005.
  11) Allen RT, Fricka KB, Brage ME: “Degenerative Joint Disease of the Midfoot and Forefoot”:  Musculoskeletal Medicine, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2005.
  12) Brage ME, Reider B.  “Lower Leg, Foot, and Ankle” IN: The Orthopaedic Physical Examination, Second Edition, Elsevier Inc, Philadelphia PA, 2005, 247-296.
  13) Schwartz AK, Brage ME, Laughlin RT, Stephen D: “Foot Injuries” IN: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update, Trauma 3, (ed) Baumgaertner MR; Tornetta III P, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, 2005.
  14) Brage M, Robertson CM: “Ankle Arthritis” IN:  Foot & Ankle: Core Knowledge in Orthopaedics, Elsevier Mosby, 2007, p. 177-194.
  15) Brage ME:  “The Surgical Treatment of Rheumatoid Disease of the Ankle and Hindfoot: IN:  Instructional Course Lectures 58, a project of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont IL, 2008
  16) Brage ME, Abidi NA, Neufeld SK, Reese KA, Sabharwal S, Paley D: “Ankle Arthritis” IN: Orthopaedic Knowledge Update - Foot and Ankle 4, (ed) Pinzur MS, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Rosemont, IL, 2008.
  17) Brage ME, Reese KA: “Allograft Resurfacing of the Tibiotalar Joint” IN: Arthritis & Arthroplasty – The Foot and Ankle, (ed) Coetzee JC; Hurwitz SR, Elsevier Inc, Philadelphia PA, 2010, p. 57-61.
   
Non-Peer Reviewed Articles 1) Brage ME, Simon MA:  “Evaluation, Prognosis and Medical Management of Metastatic Bone Tumors”:  Orthopaedics:  15(5):589-96, 1992.
  2) Rockett MR, Gentile SC, Gudas CJ, Brage ME, Zygmunt KH:  “The Use of Ultrasonography for the Detection of Retained Wooden Foreign Bodies in the Foot”:  Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery:  34(5):478-84, 1995
  3) Rockett MR, Zygmunt KH, Brage ME:  “The Use of the Synthes 7.3 Cannulated Screw in Rearfoot and Ankle Surgery:  A Preliminary Prospective Study”:  Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery:  36(2):87-94, 1997.
  4) Rockett MR, Brage ME:  “Navicular Body Fractures:  Computerized Tomography Findings and Mechanism of Injury”:  The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery:  36(3):185-91, 1997.
  5) Brage ME:  “Posterior Tibial Tendon Disorders:  Possible Precursor to Severe Flatfoot Deformity”:  Clinical Comment, University of Chicago Press. 8-9, July, 1997.
  6) Brage ME:  “Which Films to Order and When Following Ankle Fracture?”  Musculoskeletal Q and A:  Journal of Musculoskeletal Medicine:  14:26, 1997.
  7) Brage ME:  “Degenerative Joint Disease of the Midfoot”:  Foot & Ankle Clinics:  4(2):355-67, 1999.
  8) Faillace JJ, Leopold SS, Brage ME:  “Extended Hindfoot Fusions and Pantalar Fusions-History, Biomechanics, and Clinical Results”:  Foot & Ankle Clinics: 5(4):777-798, 2000.
  9) Botte MJ, Gellman H, Meyer RS, Tafolla SE, Hoenecke HT, Brage ME, Copp SN:  “Local and Regional Anesthesia for the Management of Pain in Orthopaedic Surgery”:  Instructional Course Lectures Vol 50: 9:50. 2000.
  10) Knetsche RP, Leopold SS, Brage ME:  “Inpatient Management of Lower Extremity Amputations”:  Foot & Ankle Clinics:  6(2):229-241, 2001.
  11) Brage ME, Ball ST:  “Surgical Options for Salvage of End Stage Hallux Rigidus”:  Foot & Ankle Clinics. 2002 Mar; 7(1): 49
  12) Tontz W. Bugbee W, Brage ME:  “The Use of Allografts in the Management of Ankle Arthritis”: Foot & Ankle Clinics. 2003 Jun; 8(2): 361–373
  13) Meehan RE, Brage ME: Adult Acquired Flat Foot Deformity.  “Clinical and Radiographic Examination”: Foot & Ankle Clinics. 2003 Sep; 8(3) 431–452.
  14) Brage ME, Tasto JP, Ostrander R, Bugbee W.  “The Diagnosis and Management of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus:  Osteochondral Allograft Update”:  Arthroscopy:  The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol 19, No 10 (December, Suppl 1), 2003:  138-141.
  15) Williams SK, Brage ME: Contributing Author:  “Heel pain – Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Enthesopathy”: Clinics in Sports Medicine  23(1): 123-144, January 2004.
  16) Brage ME: “Surgical Challenges for Treatment of Large Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus”: Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery 3(1): 23-24, March 2004.
  17) Meehan RE, Brage ME: “Fresh Osteochondral Allografting for Osteochondral Defects of the Talus: A Case Review”: Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery 3(1): 53-61, March 2004.
  18) Schimizzi A, Brage ME:  “Brachymetatarsia”:  Foot & Ankle Clinics:  9(3):555-570, September 2004.
  19) Brage ME, Meehan RE:  “Allografting for Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus”:  Orthopaedic Knowledge Online, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, www.aaos.org/oko, March 2005.
  20) Brage ME, Reese KA:  “Techniques for Large Osteochondral Defects of the Talus”: Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery 8(1): 43-49, March 2009.
  21) Bohay DR, Brage ME, Younger AS: “Surgical Treatment of the Ankle and Foot in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis”: Instructional Course Lectures 58:595-616, 2009.

Research

My current interest is to develop a prosthesis to treat arthritic great toes.

Appointments

Sigvard T. Hansen Jr. Foot and Ankle Institute
6th Floor, Ninth & Jefferson Building
Box 359799
908 Jefferson St.

Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 520-5000 or toll free (877) 520-5000