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

Duretti Fufa, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Trauma

Duretti Fufa, MD

Office Locations
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 an orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic 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, and Ethiopia on medical exchanges. She also volunteers with the organization Health Volunteers Overseas.

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Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College


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


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


2013 AO Trauma International Fellowship
2012 Overseas Chinese Affairs Council, Elite Scholarship
2012 Mayo Clinic-Chang Gung University Symposium in Reconstructive Surgery, Best Resident/Fellow Presentation award
2011 New York Society for Surgery of the Hand, Resident/Fellow research award
2011 J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society Scholarship
2009 American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand-Health Volunteers Overseas, Young Surgeon Traveling Fellowship


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery
AO North America


Spanish, Chinese

Insurances Accepted

Affinity Access
Blue Cross HMO POS
Blue Cross PPO
Blue Cross Pathway
Blue Cross Pathway Enhanced
Emblem Selectcare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

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


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


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


Hospital for Special Surgery, 2006-2011


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


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure

New York

Duretti Fufa, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

For Professionals - on HSS.edu

Selected Publications

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.

Jacobson M, Fufa D, Abreu EL, Kevy S, Murray MM. Platelets, but not erythrocytes, significantly affect cytokine release and scaffold contraction in a provisional scaffold model. Wound Repair and Regeneration 2008 May-Jun; 16(3): 370-8

Fufa D, Shealy B, Jacobson M, Kevy S, Murray MM. Activation of platelet-rich plasma using soluble type I collagen. Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 2008 Apr; 66(4): 684-90

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

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 Presentations

2013 Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual Meeting, Mini-Symposium: Orthopaedic surgeons taking ownership of extremity trauma: Soft tissue Coverage

2013 American Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Meeting, Instructional Course Lecture: Coverage of lower extremity traumatic wounds by upper extremity surgeons: Yes, you can!
2012 AO Hand and Wrist Course, Lecturer, Surgical Treatment of Metacarpal Fractures: Techniques and Indications

Research Interests

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