> Skip repeated content
ameya-save-headshot.jpg

Ameya V. Save, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Trauma
ameya-save-headshot.jpg

Ameya V. Save, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Hand and Upper Extremity, Trauma
HSS at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medicine logo

Dr. Ameya Save is an Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity surgery. Dr. Save treats injuries and conditions affecting the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. He has additional expertise in complex post-traumatic reconstruction of the upper extremity and treatment of peripheral nerve injuries. Dr. Save believes in exhausting all nonsurgical options whenever possible, before considering surgical treatment. He is dedicated to providing exceptional, individualized care to help patients get back to the activities that matter most to them.

Dr. Save received his medical education at the Yale University School of Medicine. During medical school, he dedicated a full year to orthopedic surgery research at the renowned Yale Biomechanics Laboratory. He then completed a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital, followed by a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Save has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and has presented his work at regional, national, and international conferences. He was nominated to the Resident Leadership Forum of the American Orthopaedic Association (AOA). He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH).

Patient Stories

Appointments

Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, Hospital for Special Surgery 
Assistant Attending Orthopedic Surgeon, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital 
Clinical Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Weill Cornell Medical College 

Departments

Special Expertise

Hand and upper extremity surgery
Microsurgery
Minimally invasive surgery
Arthroscopic surgery
Nerve compression (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome)
Tendonitis
Trauma (fractures, dislocations, non-unions, mal-unions)
Wrist and elbow instability
Ligament and tendon injuries
Deformity correction
Nerve injuries
Neuroma surgery
Brachial plexus injuries
Arthritis
Vascular disorders
Sports injuries

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS)
American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)

Languages

English

Insurance Information


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

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 September 08, 2020, Dr. Save 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.

Education

Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT

Internship

Yale- New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Residency

Yale- New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT

Fellowship

Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

Certification

Board Eligible, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

State Licensure

Patient Education by Dr. Save on HSS.edu

Selected Books by Dr. Save

Save AV, Fishman FG. "Tennis and Golf Wrist." Upper Extremity Injures in Young Athletes, Contemporary Pediatric
and Adolescent Sports Medicine. Ed. Andrea S. Bauer, Donald S. Bae. Boston, MA: Springer, 2018. 95-108, Print.

Selected Publications

Dodds SD, Save AV, Yacob A. "Dorsal Spanning Plate Fixation for Distal Radius Fractures." Techniques in Hand
and Upper Extremity Surgery, 2013; 17(4): 192-198.

Ivancic PC, Save AV, Carlson EJ, Dodds SD. "Scaphoid Interfragmentary Motions due to Simulated Transverse
Fracture and Volar Wedge Osteotomy." Clinical Biomechanics, 2014; 29(2): 189-195.

Talusan PG, Miller CP, Save AV, Reach JS. "Driving Reaction Times in Patients with Foot and Ankle Pathology
Before and After Image-Guided Injection: Pain Relief Without Improved Function." Foot & Ankle Specialist, 2015; 8(2): 107-11.

Carlson EJ, Save AV, Slade JF 3rd, Dodds SD. "Low Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound in the Treatment of Scaphoid
Fracture Non-Union in Adolescents." Journal of Wrist Surgery, 2015; 4(2): 115-20.

Kim C, Wiznia DH, Wang Y, Save AV, Anandasivam NS, Swigart CR, Pelker RR. "The Effect of Insurance Type on Patient Access to Carpal Tunnel Release Under the Affordable Care Act." Journal of Hand Surgery, 2016; 41(4): 503-509.

Save AV, Varthi A, Talusan PG, Gala R, Nelson S, Keggi KJ. "Ceramic on Ceramic Total Hip Arthroplasty in a
Twelve Year Old Patient: Case Report with a 27 Year Follow Up." Connecticut Medicine, 2016; 80(6): 341-5.

Anandasivam NS, Wiznia DH, Kim CY, Save AV, Grauer JN, Pelker RR. "Access of Patients with Lumbar Disc
Herniations to Spine Surgeons: The Effect of Insurance Type Under the Affordable Care Act." Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 2017; 42(15):1179-1183.

Webb ML, Nelson SJ, Save AV, Cui J, Lukasiewicz AM, Samuel AM, Diaz-Collado PJ, Bohl DD, Ondeck NT,
McLynn RP, Grauer JN. "Of 20,376 Lumbar Discectomies, 2.6% of Patients Readmitted within 30 days: Surgical Site Infection, Pain, and Thromboembolic Events are the Most Common Reasons for Readmission." Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 2017; 42(16):1267-1273.

Save AV, Wiznia DH, Wang M, Kim CY, Reach JS. "The Use of Soft Tissue Expanders Prior to Total Ankle
Arthroplasty." Foot and Ankle Specialist, 2017; 10(5):473-479.

Wiznia DH, Nwachuku E, Roth A, Kim CY, Save AV, Anandasivam NS, Medvecky M, Pelker R. "The Influence of
Medical Insurance on Patient Access to Orthopaedic Surgery Sports Medicine Appointments Under the Affordable Care Act." Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, 2017; 5(7): 232596711771410.

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

Save AV. Diagnostic Ultrasound in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Yale New Haven Hospital Department of
Orthopaedics Grand Rounds. New Haven, CT, July 27, 2018.

Save AV, John T, Fishman FG. "Samurai Sword Hand Sagittal Split Injury." New England Hand Society 44th Annual Meeting, Sturbridge, MA, December 2, 2016.

Save AV, Kim C, Wiznia DH, Wang Y, Anandasivam NS, Swigart CR, Pelker RR. "Access to Orthopaedic Surgeons Under the Affordable Care Act." Waterbury Hospital Department of Orthopaedics Grand Rounds. Waterbury, CT, July 14, 2016.

Save AV, Kim C, Wiznia DH, Wang Y, Anandasivan NS, Swigart CR, Pelker RR. "The Effect of Insurance Type on Patient Access to Carpal Tunnel Surgery Under the Affordable Care Act." New England Hand Society 43rd Annual Meeting. Sturbridge, MA, December 4, 2015.

Save AV, Yacob A, Dodds SD. "Spanning Plate Fixation for Distal Radius Fractures." Yale Department of
Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Grand Rounds. New Haven, CT, June 14, 2013.

Save AV, Carlson EJ, Ivancic PC, Dodds SD. "Biomechanical Comparison of Partially-threaded and Fully- threaded Compression Screws for Scaphoid Fracture Internal Fixation." Yale School of Medicine, Student Research Day 2013. New Haven, CT, May 7, 2013.

Save AV, Carlson EJ, Ivancic PC, Dodds SD. "A comparison of partially-threaded versus fully-threaded
compression screws under physiologic load bearing in cadaveric scaphoids with simulated fractures." New England Hand Society 40th Annual Meeting. Sturbridge, MA, December 7, 2012.

Save AV, Blondin N, Dubrow R, Baehring JM. "CSF Analysis and MRI in Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis." 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Neurological Association. Boston, MA, October 7-9, 2012.

Save AV, Dubrow R, Baehring JM. "Meningeal Dissemination of Primary CNS Tumors." 10th Congress of the
European Association for Neuro-Oncology. Marseille, France, September 7-9, 2012.

Save AV, Liu RC. "Classification of Cortical Action Potentials by Waveform Analysis." Emory University
Department of Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium/ Scholarly Inquiry and Research at Emory. Atlanta, GA, April 15, 2008.