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Michael C. Fu, MD, MHS


Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Dr. Fu headshot

Michael C. Fu, MD, MHS

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Dr. Michael Fu is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon and shoulder specialist in the HSS Sports Medicine Institute. He is also a clinical instructor at Weill Cornell Medical College.

As a shoulder surgery and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Fu's experience across the entire spectrum of shoulder pathology enables comprehensive and longitudinal care for people who have a variety of shoulder conditions. Dr. Fu has extensive experience caring for athletes at all levels, from a young person with shoulder instability to the senior athlete with shoulder arthritis. He has been a team physician for the Chicago Bulls, Chicago White Sox, DePaul University and New York City's PSAL.

In addition to athletic and traumatic shoulder injuries, Dr. Fu also specializes in degenerative shoulder conditions, including rotator cuff tears and shoulder arthritis. He performs multiple types of surgeries, including complex shoulder reconstruction (shoulder replacement). Dr. Fu's focus and expertise in the shoulder provide patients with a full range of operative and non-operative treatment options, biologics, minimally invasive shoulder arthroscopy, and open surgery.

Dr. Fu completed his orthopedic surgery residency at HSS, and his sports medicine and shoulder surgery fellowship training at the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush program in Chicago. In addition to his training in the United States, Dr. Fu has also trained with European experts in shoulder surgery at the Centre Orthopédique Santy in Lyon, France, and the Nice Shoulder Institute in Nice, France.

Dr. Fu studied chemical engineering as an undergraduate at Columbia University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into the Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society. He was the recipient of the George Vincent Wendell Memorial Medal at graduation, which is awarded by choice of the graduating class and the faculty to the student who best exemplifies character, scholarship and service. Dr. Fu attended medical school at Yale University, where he completed a combined MD and Master of Health Science (MHS) program focused on clinical outcomes research.

Dr. Fu serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Arthroscopy, and is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, the American Journal of Sports Medicine, and the Bone & Joint Journal. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed research papers and book chapters, and has presented his research at national and international meetings. Dr. Fu was born in British Hong Kong, and grew up in Toronto, Canada.

For more information about Dr. Fu’s practice, including physical therapy protocols, operative instructions, treatment philosophy, and specific shoulder conditions, please visit www.michaelfumd.com.

Patient Stories

Appointments

Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Instructor, Weill Cornell Medical College

Departments

Procedures

Shoulder arthroscopy
Rotator cuff repair
Total shoulder replacement
Reverse total shoulder replacement
Shoulder instability procedures
Shoulder stabilization
Shoulder labral repair
Shoulder Latarjet procedure for instability
Shoulder free bone block procedures for instability
Revision shoulder surgery
Revision shoulder replacement
Complex shoulder reconstruction
Shoulder tendon transfers
Shoulder superior capsular reconstruction
Shoulder biceps tenodesis
Shoulder impingement decompression
Shoulder capsular release for frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
Shoulder superior labrum anterior-posterior (SLAP) repair
Nerve decompressions around the shoulder
Shoulder fracture repair (humerus, glenoid, clavicle, scapula)
Acromioclavicular (AC) joint injuries and reconstruction
Acromioclavicular (AC) joint arthritis surgery
Pectoralis major repairs

Awards

AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinical Scholar Career Development Program
Hospital for Special Surgery Thomas Wickiewicz, MD Resident Research Award
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) C. McCollister Evarts Resident Leadership Forum
AANA Annual Meeting Resident Scholar
Hospital for Special Surgery Surgeon-in-Chief Research Award
Vernon W. Lippard, MD Medical Student Research Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine
Farr Scholar, Yale University School of Medicine
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Research Fellowship
George Vincent Wendell Memorial Medal, Columbia University
Robert Edward Reiss Award in Chemical Engineering, Columbia University
Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society

Affiliations

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)
Orthopaedic Research Society (ORS)

Languages

English, Cantonese, Mandarin

Insurance Information


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Industry Relationships

One of the goals of HSS is to advance the science of orthopedic surgery, rheumatology, and related disciplines for the benefit of patients. Physicians at HSS may collaborate with outside companies for education, research and medical advances. HSS supports this collaboration in order to foster medical breakthroughs; however HSS also believes that these collaborations must be disclosed.

As part of the disclosure process, this website lists physician collaborations with outside companies. The disclosures are provided by information provided by the physician and other sources and are updated regularly. Further information may be available on individual company websites.

As of July 29, 2020, Dr. Fu reported no relationships with healthcare industry.

By disclosing the collaborations of HSS physicians with industry on this website, HSS and its physicians make this information available to their patients and the public, thus creating a transparent environment for those who are interested in this information. Further, the HSS Conflicts of Interest Policy does not permit physicians to collect royalties on products developed by him/her that are used on patients at HSS.

Dr. Fu in the News

Education

Yale University School of Medicine

Internship

Hospital for Special Surgery/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Residency

Hospital for Special Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery

Fellowship

Rush University Medical Center - Sports Medicine & Shoulder Surgery

Certification

Orthopaedic Surgery - Board Eligible

State Licensure

Selected Books by Dr. Fu

Fu MC, Rauck RC, Dines JS (2020). Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty for Acute Proximal Humerus Fractures. In Gardner MJ (eds.) Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: Fractures 4th Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins – Wolters Kluwer Health.

Fu MC, Maheshwar B, Verma NN (2020). Suprascapular Neuropathy. In Freehill M (eds.) Operative Techniques in Sports Medicine: The Throwing Shoulder. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Dines DM, Fu MC (2018). Case chapter: Total shoulder arthroplasty in a 65 year-old high-demand recreational athlete with refractory severe glenohumeral arthritis: Current concepts in indications, technical considerations and postoperative care. In Sciascia AD & Kibler WB (Eds.) Mechanics, Pathomechanics and Injury in the Overhead Athlete: A Case-Based Approach to Evaluation, Diagnosis and Management. New York: Springer.

Dines DM, Fu MC, Dines JS (2018). Superior Capsular Reconstruction in Massive Rotator Cuff Tear. In Valenti P (Eds.) Tendon Transfer for Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tear 2nd Edition. New York: Springer.

Fu MC, Ellenbecker TS, Renstrom PA, Windler GS, Dines DM (2018). Epidemiology of Injuries in Tennis Players. In Dines JS & Camp CL (Eds.) Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine: Evaluation and Treatment of Common Injuries in the Overhead Athlete. Springer Nature.

Dines DM, Fu MC, Dines JS (2018). Superior Capsular Reconstruction. In Srikumaran U (Eds.) Video Atlas of Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair. New York: Thieme.

Selected Publications

Fu MC, O'Donnell EA, Taylor SA, Aladesuru OM, Rauck RC, Dines JS, Dines DM, Warren RF, Gulotta LV. Delay to Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair is Associated with Increased Risk of Revision Rotator Cuff Surgery. Orthopedics. [In Press]

Haunschild ED, Gilat R, Lavoie-Gagne O, Fu MC, Tauro T, Forsythe B, Cole BJ. Return to Work After Primary Rotator Cuff Repair: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Sports Med. [In Press]

Shah SS, Fu M, Ling D, Wong A, Warren RF, Dines DM, Dines JS, Gulotta LV, Taylor S. Evaluation of the comparative impact of age on postoperative clinical outcomes following anatomic total shoulder arthroplasty and reverse total shoulder arthroplasty. Orthopedics. [In Press]

Gilat R, Haunschild E, Fu MC, Cole BJ. Outcomes of the Latarjet Procedure vs. Free Bone Block Procedures for Anterior Shoulder Instability: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Sports Med. [In Press]

Tauro T, Gifford A, Haunschild E, Gilat R, Fu MC, Cole BJ. Cartilage Restoration Using Biocartilage, Platelet-Rich Plasma, and Autologous Cartilage Mixture Sealed with Activated Autologous Serum. Arthrosc Tech. 2020 Jun 15;9(6):e847-8857.

Fu MC, Chang B, Wong AC, Nwachukwu BU, Warren RF, Dines DM, Dines JS, Cordasco FA, Lyman S, Gulotta LV. PROMIS Physical Function Underperforms Psychometrically Relative to American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Score in Patients Undergoing Anatomic Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2019 Sep;28(9):1809-1815.

Apostolakos J, Boddapati V, Fu MC, Erickson BJ, Dines DM, Gulotta LV, Dines JS. Continued Inpatient Care after Primary Total Shoulder Arthroplasty is Associated with Increased Short-Term Post Discharge Morbidity: A Propensity Score-Adjusted Analysis. Orthopedics. 2019 Mar1;42(2)e225-e231.

Fu MC, Ondeck NT, Nwachukwu BU, Garcia GH, Gulotta LV, Verma NN, Grauer JN. What Associations Exist Between Comorbidity Indices and Postoperative Adverse Events After Total Shoulder Arthroplasty? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2019 Apr;477(4):881-890.

Fu MC, Hendel MD, Chen X, Warren RF, Dines DM, Gulotta LV. Surgical anatomy of the radial nerve in the deltopectoral approach for revision shoulder arthroplasty and periprosthetic fracture fixation: A cadaveric study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Dec;26(12):2173-2176.

Fu MC, Boddapati V, Dines DM, Warren RF, Dines JS, Gulotta LV. The Impact of Insulin Dependence on Short-Term Postoperative Complications in Diabetic Patients Undergoing Total Shoulder Arthroplasty. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2017 Dec;26(12):2091-2096.
 

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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