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Louis W. Catalano, III, MD
Attending, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt
Photo of Louis W. Catalano, III, MD
Affiliated with:
Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt
Center, Institute, ProgramC.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center
Medical SpecialtyHand Surgery
Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Specializations/
Clinical Interests
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Elbow
Hand/Wrist Orthopedics
Shoulder
Shoulder Surgery
Tennis Elbow
Trigger Finger
Wrist
Insurance See Insurance Providers
Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Orthopedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Surgery of the Hand
Medical SchoolNew York University Medical School, New York, NY, 1994
Residency TrainingWashington University/Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 1995‑1999
FellowshipHand Surgery, C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center, St. Luke's‑Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY, 1999‑2000
Shoulder Service, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1999
Academic AppointmentAssistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Research / AdvancesPublications: Catalano LW III, Glickel SG, et al: Effect of Local Corticosteroid Injection of the Hand and Wrist on Blood Glucose in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus, Orthopaedics, Vol 35 Number 12; 1019, 2012. Catalano LW III (contributing editor): Year Book of Hand and Upper Limb Surgery, 2012 Catalano LW III and Jones CM: Percutaneous Screw fixation of Scaphoid Fractures, in Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery, 2nd edition, 2012. Catalano LW III and Jones CM: Vascularized Bone Grafting for Scaphoid nonunion, in Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery, 2nd edition, 20012. Catalano LW III and Jones CM: Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Perilunate Fracture Dislocations, in Operative Techniques: Hand and Wrist Surgery, 2nd edition, 2012 Catalano LW III, Zlotolow, DA, Barron OA, et al: Surgical Exposures of the Wrist and Hand. JAAOS 20:1: 48-57, Jan 2012. Glickel SZ and Catalano LWIII: Treating Swan Neck Deformity with SORL and Superficialis Hemitenodesis in Tendon Injuries in the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skille Publication, 253-262, 2011. Catalano LWIII and Dowling R: Valgus Impacted Fractures of the Proximal Humerus. JHA, 36A; 1834-1844, 2011. Crivello K and Catalano LWIII: Distal radioulnar joint: suave Kapandji Procedure in Arthritis of the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication, 297-306, 2011. Catalano LW III et al: Potential Dangers of Tension Band Wiring of Olecranon Fractures: an Anatomic Study. JHS, 36A; 1659-1662, 2011. Catalano LW III, Zlotolow, DA, Barron OA, Glickel SZ: Surgical Exposures of the Radius and Ulna. JAAOS 19:7: 430-438, July 2011. Andry, JA and Catalano LW III: Bone Graft Substitutes in the radius and Upper Limb in Hand Surgery Update V, 139-145, 2011. Catalano LW III et al: Arthritis in ASSH Manual of Hand Surgery, 351-392, 2010 Glickel, SZ and Catalano LW III: Reconstruction of Chronic Radial and Ulnar Instability of the Thumb Metacarpalphalangeal Joint in Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery, 2349-2358, 2010. Catalano LW III and Barron OA: Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pinning of Distal Radius Fractures in Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Wrist, 33-45, 2010 Catalano LW III and Barron OA: The Malerich Procedure : Distal Scaphoid Resection Arthroplasty in Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery: The Wrist, 203-211, 2010 Schmizzi A, Catalano LWIII: Carpal Dislocations in Principles and Practice of Wrist Surgery, 465-472, 2010. Barron OA and Catalano LW III: Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis, 407-429, in Green’s Operative Hand Surgery, Six Edition, 2010. Schimizzi A, Catalano LW III, et al: Defining a safe zone of dissection during the extensor digitorum communis splinting approach to the proximal radius and forearm: An anatomic study. JHS, 34A; 1252-1255, 2009. Chia BC, Catalano LW III et al: Percutaneous pinning of distal radius fractures: An anatomic study demonstrating the proximity of K-wires to structures at risk. JHS, 34A; 1014-1019, 2009. MacLennan A, Catalano LWIII, et al: Comparison of needle position proximity to the median nerve in 2 carpal tunnel injection methods: A cadaveric study. JHS, 34A; 875-879, 2009. Patel MM and Catalano LWIII: Bone Graft Substitutes: Current Uses in Hand Surgery. JHS, 34A; 555-556, 2009. Sohal JK and Catalano LWIII : Dorsal Displacement of the Ulnar Nerve After a Displaced Distal Radius Fracture: A case Report. JHS, 34A; 432-435, 2009. Glickel SG, Catalano LWIII et al : Long term outcomes of closed reduction and percutaneous pinning for the treatment of distal radius fractures. JHS, 31A; 1700-1705, 2008. Catalano LWIII and Glickel SZ: Volar Plate Arthroplasty in Hand and Wrist Surgery, Operative techniques, 51-63, 2008. Glickel SZ, Catalano LWIII: Repair of acute ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb in Hand and Wrist Surgery, Operative techniques, 64-74, 2008. Glickel SZ, Catalano LWIII: Reconstruction of chronic ulnar collateral ligament injury of the thumb in Hand and Wrist Surgery, Operative techniques, 75-87, 2008. Friedman DJ, Barron OA, Catalano LW III, DonahueJP, Zambetti G: Coracoclavicular Stabilization Using a Suture Anchor Technique. Am J Orthop; 6:294-299, 2008. Davis DI and Catalano LW III : Treatment of Advanced CMC joint Disease : CMC joint Arthroplasty with Ligament Interposition. Hand Clinics; 24: 263-269, 2008. Crivello KM and Catalano LW III : Fractures about the shoulder and humerus. Crucial Elements of Hand Surgery on CD-ROM. 2008 Barsi J and Catalano LW III : Fractures of the elbow and forearm. Crucial Elements of Hand Surgery on CD-ROM. 2008 Heitman DE and Catalano LW III : Elbow Instability. Crucial Elements of Hand Surgery on CD-ROM. 2008 Catalano LW III and Barron OA : Malerich Procedure – Distal Scaphoid Resection Arthroplasty. Master Techniques in Wrist Surgery. 2008 Catalano LW III and Barron OA : Closed reduction and Pinning of Distal Radius Fractures. Master Techniques in Wrist Surgery. 2008 Catalano LW III, Horne L, Fischer E, Barron OA, Glickel SZ : Basal Joint Arthroplasty : A comparison of Ligament reconstruction and Tendon Interposition Trapeziometacarpal Interposition Arthroplasty. Orthopaedics; 31(3):1-9. 2008 Patel MP and Catalano LW III: Carpal Fractures Excluding the Scaphoid. Hand Surgery Update IV: 259-271.2007 Patel MP and Catalano LW III: Minimally Invasive Fixation for Wrist Fractures. Techniques in MIS Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007. Catalano LW III and Barron OA: Anterior Subcutaneous Transposition of the Ulnar Nerve. Hand Clin; 23: 339-345. Aug 2007 Catalano LW III and Glickel SZ: Volar Plate Arthroplasty. Operative techniques in Hand and Wrist Surgery; 1: 51-63, 2007. Glickel SZ and Catalano LW III : Reconstruction of Chronic Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury of the thumb. Operative techniques in Hand and Wrist Surgery; 1: 63-75, 2007. Raia FJ, Catalano LW III: What’s new in distal radius fracture treatment for 2007. Curr Opin Orthop 18; 328-333, 2007. Iwata L, Catalano LW III, Vloka JD: Digital Block. Textbook of Regional Anesthesia; 461-466, 2007 Zlotolow, DA, Catalano LW III, Barron OA, Glickel SZ: Surgical Exposures of the Humerus. JAAOS 14; 754-765, Dec 2006. Grabow RJ, Catalano LW III: Carpal Dislocations. Hand Clin 22; 485-500, Nov 2006. Glickel SZ, Patel MM, Catalano LW III: Closed Reduction and Percutaneous Pinning for Distal Radius Fractures. Altas Hand Clinics 11; 175-185, 2006. Goldfarb CA, Rudzki JR, Catalano LW III, Hughes M, Borrelli J: Surg Fifteen Year Outcome of Displaced Intra-Articular Fractures of the Distal Radius. J Hand Surg 31A; 633-639, April 2006. Glickel SG, Gupta S, Catalano LW III: Decision Making and Operative Tactics for Ulnar Nerve Compression at the elbow. Tech Shoulder Elbow Surg 7(1); 1-9 2006. Catalano, LW III, et al: Closed Treatment of Non-Rheumatoid Extensor Tendon Dislocations at the Metacarpophalangeal Joint. J Hand Surg 31A; 242-246, February 2006. Catalano, LW III, et al: Results of Surgical Treatment of Acute and Chronic Grade III Tears of the Radial Collateral Ligament of the thumb Metacarpophalangeal Joint. J Hand Surg 31A; 68-76, January 2006. Glickel, S.Z., Barron O.A., Catalano, LW III.: Dislocations and Ligament Injuries in the Digits in Green’s Operative Hand Surgery, Fifth Edition, 2005. Catalano, LW III, Barron, O.A., Glickel SZ: Assessment of Articular Displacement of Distal Radius Fractures. Clin Orthop Rel Res, 423: 79-84, 2004. Brady, R.L., Catalano, LW III, Barron O.A.: Ulnar Nerve Entrapment and Cubital Tunnel Syndrome : Do’s and Don’ts. Curr Opin Orthop 14 : 296-301, 2003. Yu, R.S., Catalano LW III et al: Limited, protected post-surgical motion does not affect the results of digital nerve repair. J Hand Surg 29A : 302-303, March 2004. Catalano, LW III., Skarparis, A.C., Glickel, S.Z. et al : Treatment of Chronic, Traumatic, Hyperextension Deformities of the Proximal Interphalangeal Joint with Flexor Digitorum Tenodesis, J Hand Surg 28A : 448-452, May 2003. Alexander, R.A.: Catalano, LW III.: Barron, O.A: Glickel, S.G. The Extensor Pollicis Brevis Entrapment Test in the Treatment of DeQuervain’s disease. J Hand Surg 27A : 813-816, Sept, 2002. Barron, OA; Catalano, LW III The Stiff Elbow : Diagnosis and Treatment. Curr Opin Orthop 13: 323-327, 2002. Catalano, LW III; Browne, R.H.; Carter, P.R.; Frobish, A.C.; Ezaki, M.B.; Littler, J.W. The Littler Line Method : A New Method of Assessing Digital Range of Motion. J Hand Surg 26A : 23-30, Jan, 2001. Catalano, LW III; Barron, O.A. Monteggia Fractures : Treatment Guide and Avoidance of Pitfalls in Seminars of Arthroplasty, Edited by Marra, Harcourt press, 2001. Catalano, LW III; Levine, W.N.; Bigliani L.U. Inflammatory Synovitis and Tumors. Atlas of Shoulder Arthroscopy, Edited by Imhoff, Ticker, Fu, 2001. Borrelli, J. Jr.; Catalano, LW III Open Reduction and Internal Fixation of Pilon Fractures. J Orthop Trauma,13: 573-582, November, 1999. Borrelli, J. Jr.; Catalano, LW III; Goldfarb, C.A.; Evanoff, B.A. Assessment of Articular Fragment Displacement in Acetabular Fractures: A Comparison of CT and Plain Radiographs J Orthop Trauma, 16: 449-456, August 2002. Contributions to the Orthopaedic Board Review Hyperguide, Foot and Ankle Section, CD ROM Study Guide, 1998. Catalano, LW III; Cole R.J.; Gelberman, R.H.; Evanoff, B.A.; Gilula, L.A.; Borrelli, J. Jr. Displaced Intra-Articular Fractures of the Distal Radius: Long Term Results in Young Adults After Open Reduction and Internal Fixation. J. Bone and Joint Surg., 79A: 1290-1302, Sept. 1997.
From the doctorI try all non-operative methods before recommending surgery.
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