Dr. Ricardo Avena, MD

Dr. Ricardo Avena, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 54 years old

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Dr. Avena specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery and practices in Fresno, CA. He practices at 1 location.

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My hand was ruined :0( No feeling, terrible scar and slowly withering away.
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Dr. Avena's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in General Surgery and Hand Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • General Surgery
  • Hand Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Injury
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    National University Of Mexico, (Unam) School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1989

  • Internship Hospital
    National Autonomous University Of Mexico / Faculty Of Medicine

    Completed in 1987

    Rush University

    Completed in 1990

  • Residency Hospital
    Brooklyn Hospital

    Completed in 1994

    George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences

    Completed in 1996

    University Of Connecticut

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Louisville

    Completed in 2004

    Veterans Administration Medical Center, Dc

    Completed in 1999

  • Other Education
    George Washington University/ V.A. Medical Center (Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship In Vascular Surgery)

    Completed in 1999

    George Washington University/ V.A. Medical Center, (Vascular Surgery Post-Doctoral Research Felowship In Vascular Surgery)

    Completed in 1999

    University Of Connecticut/ Harford Hospital (Fellowship In Critical Care)

    Completed in 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement

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