Dr. Ricardo Avena, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Dr. Ricardo Avena, MD

Dr. Ricardo Avena, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Fresno, CA. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Avena is affiliated with Saint Agnes Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center.

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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:

  •  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

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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  • 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


  • 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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  • 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