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Dr. Abhijeet Wahegaonkar
Dr. Abhijeet Wahegaonkar
Orthopedics - Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
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Current Job Profile
Consultant Upper Extremity, Hand & Microvascular Reconstructive Surgeon
Consultant Brachial Plexus & Peripheral Nerve Surgeon

Current Hospital
Consultant, Orthopedics and Hand Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA.

Job Responsibilites
Visiting Professor in Wrist Arthroscopy & Hand Surgery- IRCAD/AITS Taiwan
"Trainer in Prevention of Disability" in Leprosy and Specialist Surgeon in Orthopedic and Hand Reconstructive Surgery.
Editor- Journal Of The Poona Orthopedic Society.
Special Interests

Hand & Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
Free Tissue Transfer
Microvascular Reconstruction
Congenital Hand Anomaly Management
Brachial Plexus & Peripheral Nerve Surgery
Brachial Plexus Reconstruction
Nerve Grafting
Nerve Transfers & Neurotization
Peripheral Nerve Lesions & Tumor Surgery
Tendon & Free Functioning Muscle Transfer
Small Joint Arthroscopy Wrist, Elbow & Thumb
CMC Joint Arthroscopic & Minimally Invasive Surgery
Upper Extremity And Shoulder.

Top most Diseases treated

Diseases That Affect The Upper Extremities
Minor And Major Injuries (Including Replantation Of Amputated Fingers/Hand)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome And Other Repetitive Motion Injuries (Cumulative Trauma)
Peripheral Nerve Compression Injuries
Disabling Injuries And Contractures
Congenital Differences & Birth Defects Of The Hand
Tumors And Skin Lesions
Adult Brachial Plexus Injuries
Obstetrical Brachial Plexus Palsy
Paralyzed Hand.

Degrees & Diplomas Fellowships

MBBS from BV Medical College/University of Pune,Mahrashtra,India in 1995
Diploma in Orthopedics from Collegeof Physicians & Surgeons, Mumbai,India in 1999
DNB (Orthopedics) from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India in 2002
M.Ch (Orthopedics) from University of Seychelles in 2009

Past Hospital Appointments

1. Center for Hand & Reconstructive Microsurgery (CHARMS)- Jehangir Hospital (Apollo Hospitals), Sanchet, India
2. Sancheti Institute for Orthopedics & Rehabilitation.
3. Poona Hospital & Research Center.
4. Sahyadri Group of Hospitals.
5. The Ruby Hall Clinic.
6. The S.R.S. Memorial Hospital & Research Center.
7. Naik Hospital.

Memberships of Scientific Associations

1.Life Member, Poona Orthopedic Society, Pune, 1999
2. Life Member, Maharashtra Orthopedic Association, Mumbai, 1999
3. Life Member, Indian Society for Surgery of the Hand, 2002
4. Life Member, Kleinert Hand Society, USA, 2005
5. Life Member, Club Raoul Tubiana, Paris, 2006
6. Member, Alumni Committee of BVDU Medical College, Pune, 2002
7. Member, European Wrist Arthroscopy Society, 2006.
8. International Corresponding Member, Japanese Society of Surgery of the Hand, 2007
9. Member, World Society

Research Papers Published

1. Ibrahim Kalouche, Nuno Sevivas, Abhijeet Wahegaonkar, Philippe Sauzieres, Denis Katz, PhilippeValenti. Reverse shoulder arthroplasty: Does reduced medialisation improve radiological and clinical results? Acta Ortho Belgica. 2009, Vol.75/2 .158-166
2. Mathoulin C, Wahegaonkar AL. Revascularization of the lunate by a volar vascularized bone graft and an osteotomy of the radius in treatment of the Kienböck's disease. Microsurgery. 2009;29(5):373-8.
3. Doi K, Hattori Y, Yamazaki H, Wahegaonkar AL, Addosooki A, Watanabe M. Importance of early passive mobilization following double free gracilis muscle transfer. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Jun;121(6):2037-45.
4. Wahegaonkar AL, Doi K, Hattori Y, Addosooki AI. Surgical technique of pedicled bipolar pectoralis major transfer for reconstruction of elbow flexion in brachial plexus palsy.Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2008 Mar;12(1):12-9.
5. Wahegaonkar AL, Doi K, Hattori Y, Addosooki A. Technique of osteochondral autograft transp

Lectures & Talks Delivered

1. “Revascularization of the Lunate by an Osteotomy of the Radius in the Treatment of Kienböck’s Disease”. Wahegaonkar A. L. Accepted for Podium Presentation at the 11th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Seoul Korea; Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2010.
2. “Surgical Reconstruction for Chronic Posterolateral Rotatory Instability of the Elbow- Our Experience with Early to Midterm Results”. Wahegaonkar A. L. Accepted for Podium Presentation at the 11th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Seoul Korea; Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2010.
3.“Instability of the Distal Radioulnar joint (DRUJ) - A Description of the Problem and Own Experience with Early Results.”. Wahegaonkar A. L. Accepted for Podium Presentation at the 11th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand, Seoul Korea; Oct. 31-Nov. 4, 2010.
4. “Compression Neuropathies of the Upper Extremity Exemplified by Ra

Career Awards

1.Awarded the “HKSSH Asia-Pacific Scholarship 2010” and appointed as “Visiting Scholar” by the Hong Kong Society for Surgery of the Hand.
2. Biographee in Marquis’ “Who’s Who in the World” for scientific contribution to Hand Surgery.
3.Awarded the SO.F.C.O.T. (Société Française de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique) Scholarship for the year 2003-2004 towards Fellowship in Brachial Plexus, Hand & Peripheral Nerve Surgery.

Extracurricular Achievements

Languages known: Written & spoken- English, French

Other Professional Information

Community Activities, International Red Cross Society, Bhuj, Gujarat,India
2. Volunteered to work with the International Red Cross Society and the Indian Red Cross Society in Bhuj, Gujarat as an Orthopedic Surgeon for Earthquake patients
3. Rotary Club of Pune Dist: 3130, Pune, Maharashtra, India
4. Physician Volunteered for Rotary International's Pulse Polio immunization and Hepatitis B – Awareness & Vaccination Camp at RID 3130.

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