Dr. Ricardo Avena, MD

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Dr. Ricardo Avena, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Regional Hand Surgery Associates 2139 E Beechwood Ave, Fresno, CA 93720 Get Directions
(559) 322-6600

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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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

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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

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

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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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

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • American Society of Transplantation "Trainee Travel Award", 2000
    • George Washington University Medical Center :Ralph G. DePalma Award for Excellence in Research., 1999
    • Washington Academy of Surgery "Residents Competitive Forum" 1st Place Award, 1998
    • Society for Clinical Vascular Surgery, "Peter B. Samuels Essay Award" 1st Place, 1999
    • George Washington University Medical Center, "Ralph G. DePalma Award for Excellence in Research., 1998
    • George Washington University. "University-wide Residents Research Award" 1st Place in Basic Science Research, 1999
    • George Washington University, "University-wide Residents Research Award" 1st Place in Clinical Science Research", 1998
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • 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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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients