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NJ man has first successful face and double hand transplants

Dr. Catalano was one of two orthopedic hand surgeons responsible for the hand transplant portion of the first successful double hand and face transplant.

Listen to Dr. Catalano speak on the Sirius XM Orthopaedic Doctor Radio show at 6 PM - 8 PM on December 21, 2020, January 25, 2021 and February 8, 2021.

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Dr. Catalano on Telemedicine

Dr. Jensen interviews Louis Catalano, MD to discuss his review article titled "Surgical Management of Scaphotrapeziotrapezoid (STT) Arthritis"

What's New in Nerve Surgery? - Join us in NYC in April 2020 to find out!

What's New in Nerve Surgery? - Join us in NYC in April 2020 to find out!

Saturday, April 18, 2020

NYU Langone Health
550 First Avenue, Smilow Seminar Room
New York, NY 10016

Trauma and diseases of peripheral nerves in the upper extremity can cause significant disability and affect not only a patient’s ability to function, but their sense of well-being. It is therefore of utmost importance to carefully evaluate these neuropathies and choose a treatment method that will provide optimal results. This full-day course will focus on the diagnosis and treatment options for various traumatic and non-traumatic neurologic conditions. The lectures will include not only the commonly utilized options, but also new diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. There will be ample opportunity for the participants to discuss the merits and pitfalls of widely available techniques, as well as the potential of novel techniques.

For more information and to register, please click here!

OCC Webinar: Distal Radius Fractures. Help Me Stay Out of Trouble and Manage My Complications

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 9PM EDT
1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
Fee: $35.00

6 PM Pacific / 7 PM Mountain / 8 PM Central / 9 PM Eastern

This Online Consultation Corner focuses upon evaluation and treatment of distal radius fractures. Although these injuries are commonly seen and treated by hand surgeons, challenges exist in diagnosis and optimal management of concurrent pathology, specific difficult fracture patterns and concomitant bone metabolic disease. This online consultation corner will feature experienced faculty sharing insights into management of these injuries, with a focus on evaluation and treatment strategies. A case-based format and panel discussion format will facilitate your understanding of these injuries!


  • Describe radiographic clues to concurrent injuries such as DRUJ instability, SL injury
  • List treatment options for comminuted osteoporotic fractures
  • Describe appropriate workup for fragility fractures


Louis W. Catalano III, MD
Julie E. Adams, MD
Mark E. Baratz, MD
Robin Neil Kamal, MD

Participants are encouraged to submit cases by February 17 to allow advanced faculty review. Submit your cases to Megan Neal at [javascript protected email address] . During the case discussion, there will also be an opportunity to pose live questions to the panel.

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Listen to Dr. Catalano speak on the Sirius XM Orthopaedic Doctor Radio show at 6pm-8pm on Monday of February 3, 2020, February 10, 2020 and Monday March 16, 2020.

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H&D Physical Therapy Free Screening Session

January 14th from 6:00-7:30pm

FREE Hand & Wrist Consultations featuring Dr. Louis W. Catalano III, MD, Board Certified Hand & Wrist Orthopedic Surgeon, NYU Langone Health and TWO of H&D's own Certified Hand Therpaists, Randi L. Schatz, OTR, CHT, and Alex Stabile, OTR/L, CHT

The prevalence of people with hand or wrist pain in the general population is reportedly as high as 26%, and approximately ¼ of sports-related injuries involve the hand or wrist. If you have a hand or wrist ailment that is causing pain, join us for this incredibly valuable experience at the site of our latest clinic location - H&D Yorkville! 177 East 87th St. Suite 405

Please contact 212-988-2501 if interested.

Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Association Podcast on Basal Joint Thumb Arthritis

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Dr. Catalano talks about the complications of distal radius fractures on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

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FITNESS; When Mothering Is a Pain in the Wrist


She had DeQuervain's Tendonitis, a painful condition caused by inflammation of the tendons in the thumb. So common is the condition among women who have recently given birth that it is sometimes called "new mom's syndrome."
"It arises from repetitive lifting activities using improper technique," said Dr. Louis Catalano III, attending physician at the C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan, who treated Mrs. Frey.

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Three Serious Issues Your Shoulder Pain Could Be Hinting At

veryone has shoulder pain at some point in their life. Most often, it is caused by rotator cuff tendonitis or shoulder bursitis – maladies that cause pain with activities such as raising the arm overhead, reaching....

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Arthritis in Your Hands – How to Prevent and Treat It

re you feeling some stiffness in your joints? Is it more difficult to do some things with your hands? You might have arthritis and it’s important to understand it and learn what to do.

You’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 52.5 million adults in the United States deal with the daily chronic pains of arthritis. As a hand surgeon, I see a large number of patients who struggle with various types of hand arthritis on a regular basis. Although there is no sure way to prevent this condition, being aware of symptoms and treatments will go a long way for your long-term hand health.

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