EDUCATION

  • College: Loyola University, Baltimore, MD
    Medical School: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Fellowship: Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, Indianapolis, IN

BIOGRAPHY

Frank J. Aversano, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who is fellowship trained in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric and adult hand and upper extremity conditions. Dr. Aversano’s expertise includes treatment of arthritis of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder including joint replacement; fractures and sports injuries of the hand and upper extremity; tendon and ligament injuries including rotator cuff or biceps tears; masses of the hand and upper extremity including ganglion cysts; nerve compression syndromes including carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome; Dupuytren’s contracture; trigger finger; and arthroscopic treatment of wrist, elbow, and shoulder disorders.

Dr. Aversano holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Physics from Loyola University in Baltimore. Dr. Aversano earned his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania and completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. Aversano then completed fellowship training in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the Indiana Hand and Shoulder Center in Indianapolis.

AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association for Hand Surgery

PUBLISHED RESEARCH

Salvaging a Failed Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Implant.

Aversano FJ, Calfee RP(2018). Salvaging a Failed Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Implant. Hand Clinics, 34(2), 217-227.

Pediatric Lyme Arthritis of the Hip: The Great Imitator?

Cruz AI, Aversano FJ, Seeley MA, Sankar WN, Baldwin K (2017). Pediatric Lyme Arthritis of the Hip: The Great Imitator? J Pediatr Orthop., 37(5), 355-361.

Novel Classification System for Bone Loss in the Setting of Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty

Nelson CL, Aversano FJ, Pulos N, Israelite CL, Sheth NP (2016). Novel Classification System for Bone Loss in the Setting of Revision Total Knee Arthroplasty. University of Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Journal, 26, 9-12.

Ceramic-Ceramic Hip Arthroplasty for Osteonecrosis: Average 5-Year Follow-up in Patients Less Than 50 Years of Age

Evangelista PJ, Kamath AF, Aversano FJ, Silvestre J, Lee GC, Nelson CL (2015). Ceramic-Ceramic Hip Arthroplasty for Osteonecrosis: Average 5-Year Follow-up in Patients Less Than 50 Years of Age. Bulletin of the Hospital for Joint Diseases, 73(1), 42-5.

BOOK CHAPTERS

Technique Spotlight: Fragment Specific Options for Distal Radius Fractures

Aversano FJ, Brogan DM (2021). Technique Spotlight: Fragment Specific Options for Distal Radius Fractures. In Garrigues GE, Richard MJ, Gage MJ (Eds.), Skeletal Trauma of the Upper Extremity (1sted., pp. 496–504). Elsevier.