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Duretti Fufa, MD

Duretti Fufa, MD


Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Trauma
Duretti Fufa, MD

Duretti Fufa, MD


Hospital for Special Surgery
525 East 71st Street
Belaire Building
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1440
Fax: 212.774.7190
Hospital for Special Surgery
525 East 71st Street
Belaire Building
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1440
Fax: 212.774.7190

Dr. Duretti Fufa is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery with additional expertise in reconstruction and microsurgery. She earned her undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University before completing her orthopaedic surgery residency at Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Fufa completed fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. Her subspecialty training continued with a plastic surgery fellowship in trauma and microsurgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei, Taiwan.

With unique training in both orthopedic and plastic surgery, Dr. Fufa's interests range from fractures and common hand and wrist problems to complex wound coverage, limb salvage and post-trauma functional enhancement. Aside from these clinical and research interests, Dr. Fufa is interested in global medicine and has traveled to Germany, China, India, Honduras and Ethiopia on medical exchanges.

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Appointments

Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College
Chief of Hand Surgery, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Specialty

Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

Hand and wrist surgery
Upper limb trauma
Complex reconstruction of the upper and lower limb
Functional and cosmetic surgery after trauma, replantation, burns

Procedures

Hand and Wrist Conditions:
Fractures
Microsurgery
Complex Soft Tissue Wounds & Reconstruction
Post-traumatic deformity and dysfunction
Free Tissue Transfer

Awards

2017 American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program
2017 Eastern Orthopaedic Association Resident/Fellow Travel Grant for Sonographic Changes in the Median Nerve, Not Nerve Conduction Velocity, Correlate to Carpal Tunnel Symptom Severity
2017 American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Gelberman Scholar Award 
2017 Hospital for Special Surgery Richard S Laskin, MD Young Attending Award 
2017 American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand Resident/Fellow Fast Track Grant.
2014 American Society for Surgery of the Hand Young Leaders Program participant
2013 AO Trauma International Fellowship
2012 Overseas Chinese Affairs Council, Elite Scholarship
2009 American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand-Health Volunteers Overseas, Young Surgeon Traveling Fellowship

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Heart Association, Healthcare Provider BLS/ACLS Certification
American Society for Peripheral Nerve
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
AO North America
New York Society for Surgery of the Hand

Languages

Spanish

Insurance Information

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Connecticare
Emblem Selectcare
HIP
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Education

M.D., Harvard University, Boston, MA/USA, 2006

Internship

New York Presbyterian/Weill-Cornell, New York, NY/USA 2006-2007

Residency

Hospital for Special Surgery, 2006-2011

Fellowship

Hand and upper extremity surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO/USA 2011-2012
Trauma and microsurgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei/Taiwan, 2012-2013

Certification

The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualifications, Surgery of the Hand

State Licensure

New York

Selected Books/Chapters

Fufa D, Raphael B, Weiland A. Wrist Injuries in Baseball Players. In: Sports Medicine of Baseball. Edited by Dines J, Atlchek D. Andrews J, et al. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2012

Selected Publications

Wessel L, Fufa D, Canham B, Labore A, Boyer M, Calfee R. Outcomes following peripheral nerve decompression with and without associated double crush syndrome: a case control study. Plastic and Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jan; 139(1):119-127. PMID: 27627055

Hu CH, Fufa D, Hsu CC, Lin YT, Lin CH. Revisiting spontaneous rupture of the extensor pollicis longus tendon: Eight cases without identifiable predisposing factor. Hand (NY). 2015 Dec; 10(4): 726-3. PMID: 26568731

Lam WL, Fufa D, Chang NJ, Chuang DC. Management of infraclavicular (Chuang Level IV) brachial plexus injuries: A single surgeon experience with 75 cases. J Hand Surg Eur. Jul; 40(6):573-82. PMID: 25294737

Fufa DT, Chuang SS, Yang JY. Postburn contractures of the hand. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 39(9): 1869-1876. PMID: 25154575

Fufa DT, Lin CH, Lin YT, Hsu HC, Chuang CC, Lin CH Secondary Reconstructive Surgery Following Major Upper Extremity Replantation. Plast and Reconstr Surg. 2014 Oct; 134(4): 713-20. PMID: 24945950

Fufa DT, Lin CH, Lin YT, Hsu HC, Lin CH. Survival and secondary surgery following lower extremity replantation. J Reconstr Microsurg 2014 Jul;30(6):419-26. PMID: 24683136

Fufa DT, Chuang SS, Yang JY.  Prevention and Surgical Management of Post Burn Contractures of the Hand. Curr Rev Muscoloskelet Med. 2014 Mar; 7(1):53-9. PMID: 24288147

Fufa DT, Calfee RP, Wall L, Zeng W, Goldfarb CA. Digit replantation: success of two U.S. level-I academic trauma centers. J Bone and Joint Surg Am, 2013, 4;95(23):2127-34

Fufa DT, Chuang SS, Yang JY.  Prevention and Surgical Management of Post Burn Contractures of the Hand. Curr Rev Muscoloskelet Med. 2013 Nov 28 (epub ahead of print)

Fufa DT, Carlson MG, Calfee RP, Sriram N, Gelberman RH, Weiland AJ. Mid-term results following ulna shortening osteotomy. HSS J, accepted for publication

Fufa DT, Goldfarb CA. Sports wrist injuries. Curr Rev Muscoloskelet Med. 2013 Mar;6(1):35-40

Wessel L, Fufa D, Boyer M, Calfee R. Epidemiology of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome In Patients with Single Versus Multiple Trigger Digits. J  Hand Surg Am. 2013 Jan;38(1):49-55

Fufa D, Osei D, Calfee R, Silva M, Thomopoulos S, Gelberman R. The effect of core and epitendinous suture modifications on repair of intrasynovial flexor tendons in an in-vivo canine model. J Hand Surg Am. 2012 Dec;37(12):2526-31

Fufa DT, Goldfarb CA. Fractures of the thumb and finger metacarpals in athletes. Hand Clin. 2012 Aug;28(3):379-88

Egidy C, Fufa D, Kendoff D, Daluiski A. Hinged external fixator placement at the elbow - navigated versus conventional technique. Computer Aided Surgery.  2012;17(6):294-9

Amirtharajah M, Fufa D, Lightdale N, Weiland A. Clinical, radiographic and patient-reported results of surface replacing proximal interphalangeal joint arthroplasty of the hand. Iowa Orthopaedic Journal. 2011; 31:140-4.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

2018 AAOS Podium Presentations, New Orleans, LA. Accepted Podium Presentation: Quantitative and Qualitative Evaluation of the Relative Arterial Contributions to the Scaphoid. Fufa DT, Donders E, Klinger C, Lazaro L, Villa J, Helfet, D, Lorich D

2018 Eastern Orthopaedic Association, Miami, FL. Accepted Podium: Sonographic Changes in the Median Nerve Correlate to Symptom Severity and Nerve Conduction Severity in Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Wessel L, Stepan JG, Marshall DC, MacMahon A, Nwawka ON, Miller T, Fufa DT

2018 American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting. Accepted Poster Presentation: Opioid Prescriber Education and Guidelines Decreases Opioids Prescribed after Ambulatory Hand Surgery. Stepan JG, Fufa DT, Osei D, Lovecchio M, Premkumar F, Sacks HA.

2017 American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Conference. Poster Presentation: Effect of Plate Design on Flexor Pollicis Longus Tendon Irritation after Volar Locked Plating of Distal Radius Fractures. Stepan JG, Marshall D, Wessel LE, Nwawka OK, Weiland A, Fufa DT.

2017 American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Conference. Accepted Podium Presentation: Radial Distraction to Stabilize Unstable Distal Radioulnar Joint During Radius Fixation. Wang JP, Fufa DT, Chang MC.

2015 American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Conference. E Poster: Outcomes of Carpal and Cubital Tunnel Surgery for Double Crush. Wessel L, Canham B, Fufa D, Labore A, Boyer M, Calfee R.

2013 World Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery, Annual Conference. Podium Presentation: Survival and Secondary Surgeries Following Replantation of Complete Lower Extremity Amputation. Fufa D, Lin CH, Lin YT, Lin CH.

2012 American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Conference. Podium Presentation: Long-Term Subjective Satisfaction after Ulna Shortening Osteotomy for Ulnar Impaction Syndrome. Fufa D, Carlson M, Calfee R, M.Sc., Sriram N, Gelberman R, Weiland A.

2012 American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Conference. Podium Presentation: Digit Replantation: Experience of two U.S. Academic Level I Trauma Centers. Fufa D, Calfee R, Zeng W, Wall L, Goldfarb C

2012 American Association for Hand Surgery, Annual Conference. E-Poster: Partial Ulnar Carpal Excision in a Series of Four Patients Without Subsequent Volar Intercalated Segmental Instability. Kitay A, Fufa D, Athanasian E.

Professional Education by Dr. Fufa on HSS.edu

Research Interests

Carpal tunnel syndrome
Sports hand and wrist injuries
Replantation surgery
Revascularization of free flaps for lower limb reconstruction

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