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Ameya V. Save, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity, Trauma
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About Dr. Save


Dr. Ameya Save is a board certified 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 treatment of brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries. Dr. Save is dedicated to providing the highest level of 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. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Yale- New Haven Hospital, followed by a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at HSS. Dr. Save has published numerous peer-reviewed papers and has presented his work at regional, national, and international conferences. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH). 



Special Expertise

Brachial plexus injuries 
Elbow arthritis
Elbow contractures/ stiffness 
Elbow trauma (fractures, dislocations, tendon and ligament injuries)
Nerve compression (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, radial tunnel syndrome)
Peripheral nerve injuries/Neuroma pain
Wrist trauma (fractures, dislocations, non-unions, mal-unions) 

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


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


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


Yale- New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT


Yale- New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT


Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, NY

State Licensure



Publications by Dr. Save

Patient Education

Selected Books/Chapters

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 Journal Articles

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.


Industry Relationships

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.