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Hesham Abdelfattah

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Hand and Upper Extremity

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About Hesham Abdelfattah

Hesham Abdelfattah is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with a specialty in the hand and upper extremity. He obtained his medical degree from the Texas Tech University Health Science Center’s School of Medicine after earning his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at El Paso. He completed an internship at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, and his residency at the West Virginia University School of Medicine. After his residency, he completed a hand and upper extremity fellowship at the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, in addition to a shoulder and elbow surgery fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Abdelfattah remained in practice in Philadelphia on faculty at Temple University School of Medicine where he was promoted to Associate Professor of orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine. He helped direct the orthopaedic surgery residency program where he trained residents and medical students and participated in research advancing the field. He brings his expertise to central New Jersey, where he continues to provide the highest quality of orthopaedic care alongside the rest of the UOA team. 

Dr. Abdelfattah subscribes to a personal philosophy of treating the whole person, not just the disease or the affected limb. To embody this philosophy, he prioritizes spending time with his patients to understand how their injuries or conditions are affecting their lives. He believes in a collaborative physician-patient approach when tackling both surgical and non-surgical conditions.

Accomplishments:

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctors, 2021–2022
  • Philadelphia Magazine Top Doctors, 2021–2022
  • Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine, 2018-2022
  • Orthopaedic Educator of the Year Award, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Temple University Lewis Kats School of Medicine, 2021
  • Academic appointment as an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine at Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine
  • Academic appointment as a Clinical Instructor in Orthopaedic Surgery (Volunteer Faculty) at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Medical service trips to Honduras, Uganda, Guatemala, and Mexico
  • Co-author of several peer-reviewed publications in prestigious medical journals, as well as a book chapter in Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery, Fourth Edition
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, Texas Tech University HSC School of Medicine
  • Dean’s Ambassador for Texas Tech University HSC School of Medicine

Additional Information:

Assistant: Eva Marie Nicholsen

Phone: 732-938-6090, ext. 4100

Email: EvaN@uognj.com

Accepting New Patients:

No

Publications:

PUBLICATIONS


Peer-Reviewed Articles

Sedney, CL, Daffner, SD, Stefanko, JJ, Abdelfattah, H, France, JC, Emery, SE. Fracture of fusion mass after hardware removal in patients with high sagittal imbalance. 

J Neurosurg Spine. 2015 Dec 18: 1-5


Gaspar MP, Abdelfattah H, Kane PM, Vosbikian MM, Rekant MS. Recurrent cubital tunnel syndrome treated with revision neurolysis and amniotic membrane nerve wrapping. 

Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery; 2016 Dec;25(12):2057-2065. 


Gaspar MP, Kho JY, Kane PM, Abdelfattah HM, Culp RW. Orthogonal Plating with Corrective Osteotomy for Treatment of Distal Radius Fracture Malunion.

Journal of Hand Surgery American; 2017;42(1):e1-e10. 


Greenhill DA, Thoder JJ, Abdelfattah H. Triggering of the abductor pollicis longus in association with deQuervain's tenosynovitis. 

BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Jul 31;2017. PubMed PMID: 28765477


Greenhill DA, Abdelfattah H, Torg JS, Sewards JM. Atypical presentation of Parsonage-Turner syndrome confounded by surgical rotator cuff injury. 

BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Jul 24;2017. PubMed PMID: 28739618


Qazi, S., Reynolds, J., Abdelfattah, H., & Thoder, J. Heterotopic Ossification of the Elbow: A Literature Review. 

Journal of Advances in Medicine and Medical Research, 2019z: 30(6), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.9734/jammr/2019/v30i630207

 

Wiekrykas, B, Solarz, MK, Abdelfattah HM, Thoder JJ. Supernumerary extensor pollicis longus tendon masking an extensor pollicis longus rupture following non-surgical treatment of a distal radius fracture. BMJ Case Reports CP 2021; 12:e242509

 

Humeral shaft fractures in overhead throwing athletes: A case series

Boyce J, Luginbuhl J, Judy R, Abdelfattah H. Int. J. Case Rep. Orthop., 2022; 4(1): 79-83

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/27078345.2022.v4.i1b.97


Paladino J, Townsend C B, Ly JA, Judy R, Conroy C, Shivangi B, Abdelfattah HM, Solarz MK, Woozley K, Ilyas AM. Multiple Opioid Prescribers During the Perioperative Period Increases Opioid Consumption Following Upper Extremity Surgery: A Multicenter Analysis. Cureus. April 2022; 14(4): e24541. DOI:10.7759/cureus.24541 

 


OTHER ARTICLES:


Pirela-Cruz, MA, Higgs, M , Reddy, K, Abdelfattah, H, Camerron, C, Hakim, N. Treatment of a Giant Cell Tumor of the Distal Ulna with a Fully Constrained Prosthesis

El Paso Physician Vol. 31:3.2008


BOOK CHAPTERS:


Elbow Fractures and Dislocations. Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery, Fourth Edition. 6000 pp. New Dehli, India, London, UK. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishing, 2019. Neal Chen MD, Hesham Abdelfattah, MD, David Ring MD, PhD.


ABSTRACTS/PRESENTATIONS:


Townsend, CB; Ly, J; Sherman, BS; Elmer, BS; Conroy, C; Judy, R; Abdelfattah, HM; Solarz, MK, Woozley, K; Ilyas, AM Larger Perioperative Opioid Prescriptions Lead to Prolonged Opioid Use Following Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: A Multicenter Analysis

Submitted to Journal of Hand Surgery


Paladino J, Townsend C B, Ly JA, *Judy R, Conroy C, Shivangi B, Abdelfattah HM, Solarz MK, Woozley K, Ilyas AM. Multiple Opioid Prescribers During the Perioperative Period Increases Opioid Consumption Following Upper Extremity Surgery: A Multicenter Analysis. Resident Research Day, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, April 30, 2022 (Podium). 


Paladino JR, Townsend CB, Ly JA, Judy R, Conroy C, Bhatt S, Abdelfattah HM, Solarz MK, Woozley KT, Plusch K, Morgenstern M, Elmer N, Ilyas AM. Multiple Unique Opioid Prescribers During the Perioperative Period Increases Opioid Consumption Following Upper Extremity Surgery: A Multicenter Analysis. Eastern Orthopaedic Association 53rd Annual Meeting, Naples, FL (ePoster). October 26-29, 2022. Submitted March 2022 


Townsend CB, Ly JA, Judy R, Sherman M, Elmer N, Conroy C, Abdelfattah HM, Solarz MK, Woozley KT, Plusch K, Morgenstern M, Bhatt S, Ilyas AM. Larger Perioperative Opioid Prescriptions Lead to Prolonged Opioid Use Following Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: A Multicenter Analysis. Eastern Orthopaedic Association 53rd Annual Meeting, Naples, FL (ePoster). October 26-29, 2022. Submitted March 2022


Blakewell B, Townsend CB, Ly JA, Judy R, Sherman M, Plusch K, Abdelfattah HM, Solarz MK, Woozley KT, Bhatt S, Morgenstern M, Elmer N, Ilyas AM. Benzodiazepine Use in the Perioperative Period Predisposes Patients to Prolonged Opioid Use Following Hand Surgery: A Multicenter Study. Eastern Orthopaedic Association 53rd Annual Meeting, Naples, FL (ePoster). October 26-29, 2022. Submitted March 2022


Townsend CB, Ly JA, Judy R, Sherman M, Elmer N, Conroy C, Plusch K, Abdelfattah HM, Solarz MK, Woozley KT, Ilyas AM. Larger Perioperative Opioid Prescriptions Lead to Prolonged Opioid Use Following Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: A Multicenter Analysis. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Fall 2022 Meeting, Hershey, PA (ePoster). October 6-8, 2022. Submitted May 2022


Townsend CB, Blakewell B, Ly JA, Sherman M, Morgenstern M, Judy R, Conroy C, Plusch K, Abdelfattah HM, Solarz MK, Woozley KT, Ilyas AM. Benzodiazepine Use Predisposes Patients to Prolonged Opioid Use Following Upper Extremity Surgery: A Multicenter Study. Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society Fall 2022 Meeting, Hershey, PA (ePoster). October 6-8, 2022. Submitted May 2022


Ly, J; Eurich, J; Kogan, L; Vineet, N; Kurucan, E; Abdelfattah, H; Solarz, M.Social Media Presence Among Hand Surgeons. Submitted for Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society's 2022 Annual Meeting


Kurucan, E; Jennings, J; Abdelfattah, HM; Solarz, MK

Sensitivity of Advanced Imaging in Upper Extremity Infections

ASSH Annual Meeting 2022


Kurucan, E; Solarz, MK, Abdelfattah, HM

Factors Predicting Increased Length of Stay in Patients with Drainable Upper Extremity Abscesses

Temple University Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Resident Research Day 2021


Boyce J, Luginbuhl J, Judy R, Abdelfattah, H Humeral Shaft Fractures in Overhead Throwing Athletes. Poster presentation. Philadelphia Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, June 2020


Ackerman C, Boehm A, Sadeghipour K, McLaughlin J, Abdelfattah H, Rehman S. Modern Drilling and the Impact of Plunge Distance, Biomechanical and Thermal Properties Using Cadaveric Models. Poster presentation Philadelphia Orthopaedic Trauma Symposium, Philadelphia, PA, June 2020.

Education:

Medical Degree, Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine, Lubbock

Residency:

Orthopaedic Surgery, West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown

Fellowships:

University of Pennsylvania, Shoulder and Elbow, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital , Hand and Upper Extremity, Philadelphia