REVEALING WRIST ARTHROSCOPY FROM ZERO TO HERO

Riano Felix

Riano Felix
Relatore
Email: felixriano0118@gmail.com

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

MEDICAL SCHOOL
1981(Jan)-1986(Jun) Universidad Militar Nueva Granada M.D. 1986
Bogota, Colombia

POST-GRADUATE

2002(Jul)-2003(May) University of Miami Hand Surgery
Jackson Memorial Hospital
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Miami, FL

2001(Jul)-2002(Jun) Allegheny General Hospital Hand Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery  
Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Pittsburgh, PA

1996(Feb)-1996(Jun) Nueva Granada Military University Hand Surgery
Central Military Hospital
Bogota, Colombia

1991(Feb)-1996(Jan) Nueva Granada Military University Orthopaedic Surgery
Central Military Hospital
Bogota, Colombia

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APPOINTMENTS AND POSITIONS

MEDICAL DEVICE INDUSTRY AND ACADEMIC

2007 (Nov) – Present Division of Medical Education Manager  
Arthrex, Inc
Naples, FL

2003(Jul)-2005(Feb) Department of Clinical Research Director
Miami Hand Center

2003(May)-(Jul) Division of Medical Education/Medical Affairs Director
Hand Innovations, Inc

2000(Jun)-2002(Jun) Microsurgical Laboratory Coordinator
Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Allegheny General Hospital of Pittsburgh

1999(Sep)-2000(May) Microsurgical Laboratory Coordinator
Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Pittsburgh

1998(Jan)-1998(Dec) Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Assistant
El Bosque UniversityProfessor

1995(Jul)-1997(Dec) Division of Bone and Soft Tissue Tumors Chief
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Nueva Granada Military University
Central Military Hospital
Bogota, Colombia

1995(Jul)-1997(Dec) Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Associate
Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryProfessor
Nueva Granada Military University
Central Military Hospital
Bogota, Colombia

NON – ACADEMIC

2002(Jul)-2003(Jun) Division of Hand Surgery Clinical
Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryFellow
Jackson Memorial Hospital/Univ. of Miami

2001(Jul)-2002(Jun) Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Clinical
Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryFellow
Allegheny General Hospital of Pittsburgh

2000(Oct)-2001(Jul) Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Research
Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryFellow
Allegheny General Hospital of Pittsburgh

1999(Jan)-2000(Sept) Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Research
Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryFellow
University of Pittsburgh

1998(Jan)-1998(Dec) Simon Bolivar Hospital Staff
Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryPhysician
Bogota, Colombia

1998(Jan)-1998(Dec) Central Police Hospital Staff
Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryPhysician
Bogota, Colombia

1995(Jul)-1997(Dec) Central Military Hospital Staff
Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryPhysician
Rank: Major (Medical Corps)
Bogota, Colombia

1995(Jul)-1997(Dec) Colombian Air Force Dispensary Staff
Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryPhysician
Rank: Major (Medical Corps)
Bogota, Colombia

1996(Jan)-1998(Dec) ECO Foundation Volunteer
Provided operative and non-operativeStaff
Orthopaedic surgery expertise to underserved
Colombian communities
Weekend volunteer service 

1991(Jan)-1995(Jun) Nueva Granada Military University Resident
Central Military Hospital
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Rank: Captain (Medical Corps)
Bogota, Colombia

1986(Jul)-1990(Dec)Colombian Air Force Dispensaries General MedicalOfficer
Rank: Lieutenant (Medical Corps)

CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE

EDUCATIONAL COMMISSION FOR FOREIGN MEDICAL GRADUATES (ECFMG) CERTIFICATION
United States of America 2000

PENNSYLVANIA STATE BOARD OF MEDICINE
Institutional License for Hand Surgery Allegheny General Hospital 2001

FLORIDA STATE BOARD OF MEDICINE
Training License Jackson Memorial Hospital/ University of Miami 2002

SPECIALTY CERTIFICATION
Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery (Colombia) 1995

MEDICAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

Certified in General Medicine 1988

MEMBERSHIPS IN PROFESSIONAL AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

Colombian Society of Orthopaedic Surgery 2015

Colombian Society for Surgery of the Hand 2015

HONORS

Marco Fidel Suarez medal ( First Place Promotion Course to Captain ) 1991

Military Aeronautic Institute medal (Second Place Promotion Course to Major ) 1996

PUBLICATIONS

Refereed Articles

  1. Day CD, Riano FA, Tomaino MM, Buranapinitkit B, Huard J.: “Growth factors may improve denervated muscle recovery”. POJ, Vol 10: 167-168, 1999.
  1. Varitimidis SE, Riano FA, Sotereanos DG.: “Recurrent compression neuropathy of the median nerve at the wrist. Treatment with autologous saphenous vein wrapping”. J Hand Surg 25B:3, 271-275, 2000.
  1. Varitimidis SE, Riano FA, Sotereanos DG.: “Recalcitrant cubital tunnel syndrome. Treatment with autologous saphenous vein wrapping”. J Reconstr Microsurg Vol. 16: 273-277, 2000.
  1. Riano FA, Varitimidis SE, Sotereanos DG.:” Compression of the ulnar nerve at the Guyon’s canal secondary to ganglions”. POJ Vol 11: 88-89, 2000.
  1. Day CS, Riano FA, Buranapinitkit B, Tomaino MM, Sotereanos DG, Huard J.: “Insulin growth factor –1 improves deneravted muscle atrophy”. POJ Vol 11: 229-234, 2000.
  1. Riano FA, Day CS, Goitz R, Tomaino MM, Sotereanos DG, Huard J.: “The use of myo-regenerative growth factors in denervated muscle”. POJ Vol 11: 222-225, 2000.
  1. Riano FA, Varitimidis SE, Vardakas D, Sotereanos DG.: “Ulnar nerve surgery at the elbow”. Techniques in orthopaedics (in press).
  1. Fuhushima K, Badlani N, Usas A, Riano FA, Fu FH, Huard J.: “The use of an antifibrosis agent to improve muscle recovery after laceration”. Am J Sports Med, 29(4): 394-402, 2001.
  1. Day CS, Riano FA, Tomaino MM, Sotereanos DG, Somogyi G, Huard J.: “Growth factor may prevent muscle atrophy following denervation”. J Reconstr Microsurg, 17(1): 51-57, 2001.
  1. Riano FA, Uroskie J, Baratz ME.: “Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Reconstruction”. Seminars in Arthroplasty.
  1. Riano FA, Baratz ME.: “Vaughn-Jackson lesion in a non-rheumatoid patient: a case report”. POJ Vol 14: 53-54, 2003.
  1. Riano FA, Weiland A, Duncan S, Seiler III J, Schmidt C, Baratz ME.: “Total elbow arthroplasty for intra-articular distal humerus fractures: acute and late reconstruction”. POJ Vol 14: 48-52, 2003.
  1. Goebel F, Vardakas D, Riano F, Vogt M, Sarris I, Sotereanos D. “Arthroscopically assisted intra-articular corrective osteotomy of a malunion of the distal radius”. Am J Orthop 23;275-277, 2004.
  1. Sarris I, Riano FA, Goebel F, Goitz RJ, Sotereanos DG.  Ulnohumeral arthroplasty: results in primary degenerative arthritis of the elbow.  Clin Orthop 420:190-193, 2004.
  1. Orbay JL, Indriago I, Gonzalez E, Badia A, Khouri R, Riano F.  “Locked percutaneous intramedullary nailing of metacarpal and phalangeal fractures”. J Hand Surg Am (submitted).
  1. Badia A, Riano F, Indriago I, Orbay J, Gonzalez E, Khouri R. “Arthroscopic assistance in rigid fixation of distal radius fractures”. Orthopedics (Submitted).
  1. Gonzalez E, Osorio L, Riano F, Orbay J, Badia A, Khouri R. “Percutaneous osteotomy and flexible intramedullary fixation of phalanges and metacarpal malunions”. J Hand Surg (Submitted).
  1. Badia A, Riano F, Ravikoff J, Orbay J, Gonzalez E, Khouri R. “Dynamic intra-digital external fixation for proximal interphalangeal joint fracture dislocations”.  J Hand Surg 30A:154-160, 2005.
  1. Orbay J, Riano F, Fernandez D. “The management of intra-articular fractures of the distal radius through a volar approach”. J Bone Joint Surg Am (Submitted).
  1. Badia A, Riano F. “A simple fixation method for unstable bony mallet finger”.  J Hand Surg 29A: 1051-1055, 2004.
  1. Badia A, Riano F. “The floating lunate: Arthroscopic treatment of simultaneous complete tears of the scapholunate and lunotriquetral ligaments”. Am J Ortho (Submitted).
  1. Badia A, Riano F. “Thumb carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis: A new arthroscopic classification and treatment algorithm.”  J Am Soc Surg Hand (Accepted for publication).
  1. Orbay J, Riano F, Badia A, Gonzalez E, Indriago I, Nunez J. “Fixed Angle Minimally Invasive Fixation for Distal Radius Fractures”. J Hand Surg (Am) (Submitted).
  1. Badia A, Riano F. “Arthroscopic Reduction and Internal Fixation for Bony Gamekeeper’s Thumb”.  Orthopedics (In press).
  1. Badia A, Riano F. “Arthroscopic assessment and treatment of Stage II thumb carpometacarpal joint osteoarthritis”. J Hand Surg (Br) (Submitted).
  1. Badia A, Riano F. “Proximal radius fracture after revision of distal biceps tendon repair: A case report”. J Hand Surg (Am) (Submitted).
  1. Badia A, Riano F, Young L. “Bilateral arthroscopic tendon interposition arthroplasty of the thumb carpometacarpal joint in a patient with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: A case report”.  J Hand Surg (Am) (In press).
  1. Badia A, Khouri R, Riano F. “Revision of replantation after a complex above-elbow avulsion amputation in a diabetic patient: A case report”. J Plast Reconstr Surg (Submitted).
  1. Badia A, Riano F, Salynski J. “Surgical excision of heterotopic ossification in an ankylosed elbow four years after injury: a case report”.  J Hand Surg (Am) (Submitted).
  1. Badia A, Starry A, Riano F. “Iatrogenic Neuroma Formation of the Lateral Antebrachial Cutaneous Nerve after Distal Biceps Repair: A Case Report”. J Hand Surg (Am) (Submitted).
  1. Badia A, Riano F, Orbay J. “Cemented total joint arthroplasty for thumb carpometacarpal joint osteoarthrititis”. J Hand Surg (Am) (Submitted).

Reviews, Invited Published Papers, Monographs, Books and Book Chapters

  1. Riano FA.: Monograph, “Outpatient surgery in the Colombian Air Force”, 1991.
  1. Riano FA, Beltran G.: Monograph, “Results of surgical treatment for the subacromial impingements syndrome of the shoulder”, 1991.
  1. Riano FA, Jaramillo C.: Monograph, “Results of surgical epiphisiodesis in lower limb discrepancy”, 1992.
  1. Riano FA, Suarez F.: Monograph, “Results of the Fernandez’s osteotomy in malunion of distal radius”, 1994.
  1. Riano FA.: Book, “Manual of orthopaedics for the general practitioner in the Colombian Air Force”, Colombian Air Force Publications, 1996.
  1. Riano FA.: Video, “Video of orthopaedics for the general practitioner in the Colombian Air Force”, 1996.

PRESENTATIONS

  1. Nueva Granada Military University, San Rafael Clinic, Podium Presentation. An overview in fractures of the distal humerus. March, 1992, Bogota, Colombia.
  1. Nueva Granada Military University, San Rafael Clinic, Podium Presentation. New approaches for the treatment of contamined surgical wounds in orthopaedics. May, 1992, Bogota, Colombia.
  1. Nueva Granada Military University, San Rafael Clinic, Podium Presentation. Cerebral Palsy. July, 1992, Bogota, Colombia.
  1. Rosario University, Franklin D. Roosevelt Institute, Podium Presentation. Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita. September, 1992, Bogota, Colombia.
  1. Rosario University, Franklin D. Roosevelt Institute, Podium Presentation. Periacetabular osteotomies in congenital dislocation of the hip. November, 1992, Bogota, Colombia.
  1. Colombian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Podium Presentation. AIDS: risk factors in orthopaedics. June, 1994, Bogota, Colombia.
  1. Nueva Granada Military University, Central Military Hospital, Podium Presentation. Subtrochanteric fractures of the femur. March, 1995, Bogota, Colombia.
  1. Nueva Granada Military University, Central Military Hospital, Podium Presentation. Brachial Plexus injuries. June, 1995, Bogota, Colombia.
  1. Nueva Granada Military University, Central Military hospital, Podium Presentation. Gunshoot  lesions in the hand. September, 1995, Bogota, Colombia.
  1. Nueva Granada Military University, Central Military Hospital, Podium Presentation. Pelvic Tumors. December, 1995, Bogota, Colombia.
  1. Nueva Granada Military University, Central Military Hospital, Podium Presentation. Tumors in the hand. May, 1996, Bogota, Colombia.
  1. Nueva Granada Military University, Central Military Hospital, Podium Presentation. Salvage oftentimes of the wrist. October, 1997, Bogota, Colombia.
  1. Day CS, Riano FA, Tomaino MM, Buranapinitkit B, Sotereanos DG, Huard J.: Best Poster Award, “Growth factor may improve denervated muscle recovery”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, 54th Annual Meeting, August, 1999, Boston, Massachusetts.
  1. Day CS, Riano FA, Tomaino MM, Buranapinitkit B, Sotereanos DG, Huard J.: Best Poster, Representing the ASSH at the AAOS, “Growth factor may improve denervated muscle recovery. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, March 2000, Orlando, Florida.
  1. Orthopaedic Research Society, Podium Presentation. Growth factor may improve denervated muscle recovery, March, 2000, Orlando, Florida.
  1. Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering meeting, Poster Presentation. Insulin growth factor-1 decreases denervated muscle atrophy. April, 2000, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  1. International Meeting of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, International Guest Speaker. Total shoulder arthroplasty in degenerative joint disease, September, 2000, Acapulco, Mexico.
  1. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Podium Presentation. The use of biological approaches based on growth factors to preserve muscle integrity following denervation. October, 2000, Seattle, Washington.
  1. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Podium Presentation. Proximal row carpectomy: results in Kienbock’s disease versus scapholunate advanced collapse. October, 2000, Seattle, Washington.
  1. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Podium Presentation. Insulin growth factor-1 decreases muscle atrophy following denervation. October, 2000, Seattle, Washington.
  1. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Poster Presentation. Ulnohumeral arthroplasty. Results in primary degenerative arthritis of the elbow. October, 2000, Seattle, Washington.
  1. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Poster Presentation. Insulin growth factor-1 decreases muscle atrophy following denervation. March, 2001, San Francisco, California.
  1. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Poster Presentation. Decorin can enhance muscle recovery after injury. March, 2001, San Francisco, California.
  1. Japanese Orthopaedic National Meeting, Podium Presentation. The use of biological approaches based on growth factors to preserve muscle integrity following denervation. April, 2001, Tokio, Japan.
  1. Japanese Orthopaedic National Meeting, Podium Presentation. Insulin growth factor-1 decreases muscle atrophy following denervation. April, 2001, Tokio, Japan.
  1. Allegheny General Hospital – Annual Research Day, Poster Presentation. Total elbow arthroplasty for intra-articular distal humerus fractures: acute and late reconstruction. May, 2001, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  1. Allegheny General Hospital – Annual Research Day, Poster Presentation. Torsional stability of humeral components used for total elbow arthroplasty. May, 2001, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  1. Allegheny General Hospital – Annual Research Day, Poster Presentation. Proximal interphalangeal joint fracture-dislocation: Experience with extension block pinning. May, 2001, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  1. American Orthopaedic Association, Poster Presentation. Total elbow arthroplasty for intra-articular distal humerus fractures: acute and late reconstruction. June, 2001, Palm Springs, Florida.
  1. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Poster Presentation. Proximal interphalangeal joint fracture-dislocations: experience with extension block pinning. October, 2001, Baltimore, Maryland.
  1. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, Podium Presentation. Total elbow arthroplasty for intra-articular distal humerus fractures: acute and late reconstruction. November, 2001, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
  1. American Association for Hand Surgery, Podium Presentation. Torsional stability of humeral components used for total elbow arthroplasty: does the sparing of the condyles really matters?. January, 2002, Cancun, Mexico.
  1. American Association for Hand Surgery, Podium Presentation. Total elbow arthroplasty for intra-articular distal humerus fractures: acute and late reconstruction. January, 2002, Cancun, Mexico.
  1. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Poster Presentation. Treatment of painful ulnar styloid nonunion with distal radioulnar joint instability. October, 2002, Phoenix, Arizona.
  1. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Paper Presentation. Distal Radioulnar joint instability: Results with the Herbert Sling. September, 2003. Chicago, Illinois.
  1. 9th Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand.  Podium Presentation. A simple fixation method for unstable bony mallet finger. May, 2004. Budapest, Hungary.
  1. 9th Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand.  Podium Presentation.  Arthroscopic assisted fixation of intra-articular distal radius fractures.  May, 2004. Budapest, Hungary.
  1. 9th Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand.  Podium Presentation.  Fracture-dislocations of the proximal interphalangeal joint: results with a simple dynamic fixator.  May, 2004.  Budapest, Hungary.
  1. American Association for Hand Surgery, Podium Presentation. Dynamic Intra-Digital External Fixation for Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Fracture Dislocations.  January, 2005, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  1. American Association for Hand Surgery, Podium Presentation. Arthroscopic Assessment and Treatment of Bony Gamekeeper’s Thumb. January, 2005, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  1. American Association for Hand Surgery, Podium Presentation. Arthroscopic Assistance in Rigid Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures. January, 2005, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
  1. American Association for Hand Surgery, Podium Presentation. Arthroscopic Assessment and Treatment of Stage II Thumb Carpometacarpal Joint Osteoarthritis. January, 2005, San Juan, Puerto Rico.  
  1. Colombian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Podium Presentation. Arthroscopic TFCC repair: A Biomechanic comparison of foveal vs capsular repair for Type IB lesions, 2015, Cartagena, Colombia
  2. Colombian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Podium Presentation, Flexor tendon knotless 4-strand repair: Technique and Biomechanical Evaluation. 2015, Cartagena, Colombia.
  1. Colombian Society for Surgery of the Hand, Podium Presentation, PIP Unstable Fracture-Dislocations: Volar plate arthroplasty vs Hemi-Hamate arthroplasty. 2015, Cartagena, Colombia. 
  1. XV Meeting of the SouthAmerican Federation of Surgical Societys for Surgery of the Hand. Podium Presentation, Flexor tendon knotless 4-strand repair: Technique and Biomechanical Evaluation. 2015, Santiago, Chile
  1. XV Meeting of the SouthAmerican Federation of Surgical Societys for Surgery of the Hand., Podium Presentation, PIP Unstable Fracture-Dislocations: Volar plate arthroplasty vs Hemi-Hamate arthroplasty 2015, Santiago, Chile
  1. XIII Triennial Congress IFSSH (International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand) – Pre-Congress Latin America Course. Podium Presentation. Correlación anatómico-topográfica y artroscópica de los márgenes de seguridad en resección artroscópica de gangliones dorsales y volares. October 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
  1. XIII Triennial Congress IFSSH – Pre-Congress Latin America Course. Correlación anatómico-topográfica y artroscópica de los márgenes de seguridad en resección artroscópica de gangliones dorsales y volares. Podium Presentation. October 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
  1. XIII Triennial Congress IFSSH – Pre-Congress Latin America Course. Tenorrafia de flexores _ patron de sutura central de 4 bandas sin nudos: revision de la tecnica y evaluacionbiomecánica. October 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
  1. XIII Triennial Congress IFSSH. Arthroscopic repair of triangular fibrocartilage complex (tfcc): biomechanical
    comparison between the foveal and the conventional outside-in capsular repairs for type ib tears. Podium Presentation. October 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  1. XIII Triennial Congress IFSSH. Unstable PIP Fracture-Dislocations: A Biomechanical comparison of Volar Plate Arthroplasty vs Hemi-Hamate Arthroplasty. Podium Presentation.  October 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  1. XXII Congress FESSH (Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand). Scapholunate Reconstruction: A Biomechanical Analysis of a Novel Technique. Podium Presentation.  June 21-24, 2017. Budapest, Hungary.
  1. XXII Congress FESSH (Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand).Arthroscopic Repair of Triangular FibroCartilage Complex (TFCC): Biomechanical comparison between the foveal and the conventional outside-in capsular repair for Atzei-EWAS Class 2 Tears. Podium Presentation. June 21-24, 2017. Budapest, Hungary.
  1. XXII Congress FESSH (Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand).Anatomic-Topographic and Arthroscopic Correlation of Landmarks and Safe Corridors in Arthroscopic Resection of Dorsal and Volar Wrist Ganglions. Podium Presentation. June 21-24, 2017. Budapest, Hungary.
  1. IRCAD – EWAS – Advanced Wrist Arthroscopy Course. Arthroscopic Scapho-Lunate reconstruction. August 10 and 11, 2017. Barretos, Brazil. 
  1. 33rd  Annual Meeting of the Colombian Society for Surgery of the Hand. Técnica Autoinjerto de 360 grados para disociación crónica escafo-lunar y luno-piramidal: revisión de la técnica y discusión de resultados. August 23-26, 2017.  Bucaramanga, Colombia.
  1. 33rd  Annual Meeting of the Colombian Society for Surgery of the Hand. Avances en la Reparación y Reconstrucción del ligamento colateral ulnar de la Metacarpo-Falángica del Pulgar: descripción de la técnica y presentación de casos. August 23-26, 2017.  Bucaramanga, Colombia.
  1. 33rd  Annual Meeting of the Colombian Society for Surgery of the Hand. Clasificaciones de la Lesión Escafo-Lunar, son de utilidad? August 23-26, 2017.  Bucaramanga, Colombia.
  1. 33rd  Annual Meeting of the Colombian Society for Surgery of the Hand. Correlación Anatómico -Topográfica y Endoscópica de los márgenes de seguridad en la liberación endoscópica del túnel carpiano. August 23-26, 2017.  Bucaramanga, Colombia.
  1. XIII Triennial Congress IFSSH (International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand) – Pre-Congress Latin America Course. Podium Presentation. Correlación anatómico-topográfica y artroscópica de los márgenes de seguridad en resección artroscópica de gangliones dorsales y volares. October 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
  1. XIII Triennial Congress IFSSH – Pre-Congress Latin America Course. Correlación anatómico-topográfica y artroscópica de los márgenes de seguridad en resección artroscópica de gangliones dorsales y volares. Podium Presentation. October 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
  1. XIII Triennial Congress IFSSH – Pre-Congress Latin America Course. Tenorrafia de flexores _ patron de sutura central de 4 bandas sin nudos: revision de la tecnica y evaluacionbiomecánica. October 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 
  1. XIII Triennial Congress IFSSH. Arthroscopic repair of triangular fibrocartilage complex (tfcc): biomechanical
    comparison between the foveal and the conventional outside-in capsular repairs for type ib tears. Podium Presentation. October 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  1. XIII Triennial Congress IFSSH. Unstable PIP Fracture-Dislocations: A Biomechanical comparison of Volar Plate Arthroplasty vs Hemi-Hamate Arthroplasty. Podium Presentation.  October 2016, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  1. XXII Congress FESSH (Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand). Scapholunate Reconstruction: A Biomechanical Analysis of a Novel Technique. Podium Presentation.  June 21-24, 2017. Budapest, Hungary.
  1. XXII Congress FESSH (Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand).Arthroscopic Repair of Triangular FibroCartilage Complex (TFCC): Biomechanical comparison between the foveal and the conventional outside-in capsular repair for Atzei-EWAS Class 2 Tears. Podium Presentation. June 21-24, 2017. Budapest, Hungary.
  1. XXII Congress FESSH (Federation of European Societies for Surgery of the Hand).Anatomic-Topographic and Arthroscopic Correlation of Landmarks and Safe Corridors in Arthroscopic Resection of Dorsal and Volar Wrist Ganglions. Podium Presentation. June 21-24, 2017. Budapest, Hungary.
  1. IRCAD – EWAS – Advanced Wrist Arthroscopy Course. Arthroscopic Scapho-Lunate reconstruction. August 10 and 11, 2017. Barretos, Brazil. 
  1. XXXIII Congreso de la Asociacion Colombiana de Cirugia de la Mano. Técnica Autoinjerto de 360 grados para disociación crónica escafo-lunar y luno-piramidal: revisión de la técnica y discusión de resultados. August 23-26, 2017.  Bucaramanga, Colombia.
  1. XXXIII Congreso de la Asociacion Colombiana de Cirugia de la Mano. Avances en la Reparación y Reconstrucción del ligamento colateral ulnar de la Metacarpo-Falángica del Pulgar: descripción de la técnica y presentación de casos. August 23-26, 2017.  Bucaramanga, Colombia.
  1. XXXIII Congreso de la Asociacion Colombiana de Cirugia de la Mano. Clasificaciones de la Lesión Escafo-Lunar, son de utilidad? August 23-26, 2017.  Bucaramanga, Colombia.
  1. XXXIII Congreso de la Asociacion Colombiana de Cirugia de la Mano. Correlación Anatómico -Topográfica y Endoscópica de los márgenes de seguridad en la liberación endoscópica del túnel carpiano. August 23-26, 2017.  Bucaramanga, Colombia.

AWARDS

  1. First place, Fellow Category. Orthopaedic Case of the Week. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, June, 1999.
  1. Poster exhibit award, Best scientific content. “Growth factor improves denervated muscle recovery”. American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, August, 1999.
  1. Cabaud Award. “The use of anti-fibrosis agent to achieve a complete muscle recovery following sports related muscle injuries”. American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, January, 2000.
  1. First place, Fellow Category. Orthopaedic Case of the Week. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, June, 2000.

RESEARCH GRANTS

American Society for Surgery of the Hand Grant – 1999, $8,000

Growth factors and denervated muscle.

Indiana Hand Center – 2001, $10,000

Tissue engineering and tendon healing

Albert Ferguson Foundation – 2002, $5,000

Biological approaches to enhance bone healing

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