Micah K. Sinclair, M.D. for UC Davis Health

Micah K. Sinclair, M.D.

Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

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Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopaedic Surgery - Hand

Orthopaedic Surgery - Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgery

Locations and Contact

Shriners Hospital for Children

Shriners Hospital for Children
2425 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Clinic Phone: 916-453-2180

Clinic Fax: 916-453-2373

Philosophy of Care

Dr. Sinclair embraces the philosophy of "cura personalis" which translates as care of the whole person. This value of patient centered care is at the core of her relationship with her patients. She is committed to providing compassionate, excellent care to each of her patients. She does this by individualizing the care to each patient with the shared goal of patient independence by improving the function of their arm and/or hand. 

Clinical Interests

Dr. Sinclair is a pediatric orthopaedic hand surgeon who specializes in the upper extremity care of all pediatric and adolescent patients. She specializes in upper extremity congenital, traumatic and neuromuscular conditions.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Sinclair's research interests focus on the management of upper extremity adolescent injuries and congenital hand differences. 


Orthopaedic Surgery
Pediatric Orthopaedics
Hand and Upper Extremity

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Children's Hospital

Undergraduate School

B.S., Georgetown University, Washington D.C. 1999

Other School

M.D., Georgetown University, Washington D.C. 2006


General Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood IL 2006-2007


Orthopaedic Surgery, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood IL 2007-2012


Hand Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City UT 2012-2013

Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society Health STAR Policy Fellow, Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society, 2023

Children's Mercy Hospital Patient Experience Champion, Children's Mercy Hospital, 2021

Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Traveling Fellowship, Mid-America Orthopaedic Association, 2021

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Young Leaders, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2016

AFSH-HVO Young Surgeon Traveling Fellowship, AFSH-HVO, 2016

Top Doctors, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine, 2014

Lackey JT, Seiler PL, Lee BR, Sinclair MK. Clinically Significant Treatment Delay in Pediatric Scaphoid Fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2023; Dec 7:S0363-5023(23)00593-2. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38069948.

Schutz J, Lalka A, Williams MA, Sibbel SE, Sinclair MK. Establishing the Role of Inflammatory Markers in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Hand Infections in the Pediatric Population. J Pediatr Orthop. 2023; 43(10):649-653. PMID: 37678156.

Lackey JT, Link RC, Warren J, Sinclair MK. Pediatric Trigger Thumb Release. ASSH Hand-e Video Theater. 2023; Awarded Top 10 Outstanding Video at the ASSH 78th Annual Meeting 2023.

Fawcett MA, Sinclair MK. Navigating the Path to Publication: A Guide for the Novice Researcher. Kans J Med. 2023; 16:247-250. PMID: 37791028.

Sinclair MK, Chhabra AB. Recruiting, Supporting and Retaining Diversity in Hand Surgery. Hand Clin. 2023; 39(1):33-42. PMID: 36402524.

Fawcett MA, Jarka DE, Sinclair MK. Pediatric Hammertoe Recurrence-Considerations for Revision Surgical Technique and Hypoperfusion Management: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2022; 12(4). PMID: 36399614.

Norrell K, Stanislav D, Sinclair M, Tougas C. Osteochondral Allograft Reconstruction of a Pediatric Distal Humerus Fracture with Articular Bone Loss: A Case Report. JBJS Case Connect. 2022; 12(3). PMID: 35962734.

Norrell KN, Muolo CE, Sherman AK, Sinclair MK. The Frequency and Outcomes of Nerve Palsies in Operatively Treated Supracondylar Humerus Fractures. J Pediatr Orthop. 2022; Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35765866.

Campbell T, Faulk LW, Vossler K, Goodrich E, Lalka A, Sibbel SE, Sinclair MK. Ulnar Epiphysiodesis: Success of the Index Procedure. J Pediatr Orthop 2022; 42(3):158-161. PMID: 35138298.

Hutchinson DT, Sullivan R, Sinclair MK. Long-term Reoperation Rate for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Subcutaneous Transposition Versus In Situ Decompression [published online ahead of print, 2019 Sep 13]. HAND (N Y). 2019; PMID: 31517521.

To P, McClary K, Sinclair MK, Stout BA, Foad M, Hiratzka S, Stern PJ. The accuracy of common hand injections with and without ultrasound: An Anatomical study. HAND. 2017; 12(6):591-596. PMID: 28719974.

Haller JH, Potter MQ, Sinclair M, Hutchinson DT. Intraneural Ganglion in Superficial Radial Nerve Mimics de Quervain Tenosynovitis. J Wrist Surg 2014; 3(4):262-264. PMID: 25364639.

Summers H, Sinclair MK, Stover M. A Reliable Method for Intraoperative Evaluation of Syndesmotic Reduction. J Orthop Trauma 2013; 27(4):196-200. PMID: 23528828.