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Craig M. Rodner, M.D.

Associate Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, UConn Health
UConn Musculoskeletal Institute
Academic Office Location:
Orthopedic Surgery
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 860-679-6630
Fax: 860-679-6649
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Dr. Rodner is an associate professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at UConn Health. He completed a prestigious fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at Brown University. Dr. Rodner specializes in the operative and non-operative management of hand, wrist and upper extremity problems.

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
B.A.Swarthmore CollegePremed/Psychology
M.D.University of Connecticut School of MedicineMedicine

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
ResidencyUniversity of Connecticut School of MedicineOrthopaedic Surgery
FellowshipBrown University, Rhode Island HospitalHand Surgery and Upper Extremity

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
"Top Docs" Greater Hartford Hand SurgeryHartford Magazine
"Top Docs" Orthopaedic SurgeryConnecticut Magazine
Harry Gossling Orthopaedic Educator of the Year Award The University of Connecticut
Gold Humanism Honor Society, Inaugural Chapter at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine – “Elected in recognition of exemplary service, integrity, clinical excellence, and compassion.”Gold Humanism Honor Society
University of Connecticut 40 Under 40 Outstanding Graduate – In honor of “demonstrated leadership and achievement as one of UConn’s 40 under 40 outstanding alumni.”University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Cavazos Award – Is “an honor bestowed on an individual by fellow residents. It is awarded yearly to the person we believe most closely exemplifies an outstanding, well-rounded resident, mentor, and role model.”University of Connecticut
The University of Connecticut School of Medicine Dean’s Award – Awarded to one graduating medical student “for outstanding achievement in medical studies.”University of Connecticut School of Medicine
The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey Humanism in Medicine Award – Awarded to one graduating medical student at each school in recognition of “compassion, empathy, respect, and cultural sensitivity in the delivery of care.”The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey
Phi Beta KappaSwarthmore College
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
International Bone Research Association Seminar and Workshop, Trauma and Reconstruction of the Upper LimbWorkshop/ConferenceCo-program DirectorExternalInternational20152015
International Bone Research Association Seminar and Workshop, Trauma and Reconstruction of the Upper LimbWorkshop/ConferenceCo-program directorInternational20142014
American Society for Surgery of the Hand/American Association for Hand Surgery, Specialty Day at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting, March 23 (Chicago, IL). Advisory CommitteeCo-ChairmanExternalNational20122013
American Academy of Orthopaedic SurgeryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationFellowExternalNational
American Society for Surgery of the HandProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational

Clinical Research Interests:
Basilar thumb arthritis/arthroplasty
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Hand and wrist surgery education

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

  • Wrist and Hand Cases
    Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Cases for Advanced Practice Nurses 2016 Jan;
  • History and Physical Examination
    Virk M, Rodner CM American Society for Surgery of the Hand Textbook of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery 2013 Jan;33-57
  • Hand and Digits
    Stender Z, Mussomeli I, Fried J, Cohen A, Rodner CM Musculoskeletal Emergencies 2012 Jan;148-183
  • Wrist and Forearm
    Rodner CM, Fleit A, Grady J Musculoskeletal Emergencies 2012 Jan;123-147
  • Limited Intercarpal Arthrodesis
    Rodner CM, Weiss APC Arthritis of the Hand and Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication 2011 Jan;237-248
  • Osteoarthritis of the wrist
    Patel N, Russo G, Rodner C InTech Publications 2011 Jan;
  • Bennett's Fractures and Boxer's Fractures
    Bontempo N,Trojian TH, Rodner C Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine, vol. II 2010 Jan;526-529
  • Ulnar Wrist Pain
    Rodner CM, Weiss APC Plastic Surgery Secrets Plus 2010 Jan;
  • Acute Scapholunate and Lunotriquetral Dissociation
    Rodner CM, Weiss APC Fractures of the Upper Extremity: A Master Skills Publication 2008 Jan;155-171
  • Pelvis
    Rodner CM, Browner BD Acute Care Surgery 2007 Jan;589-601
  • Chronic Osteomyelitis
    Rodner C, Pesanti E, Browner B Skeletal Trauma 2003 Jan;483-506

Other

  • Complications in the Management of Distal Radius and Scaphoid Fractures
    Rodner CM, Hoepfner P The Fractured Wrist Virtual Fellowship Interactive Multimedia Program 2008 Jan;

Reviews

  • Sports-related wrist and hand injuries: a review.
    Avery, Daniel M; Rodner, Craig M; Edgar, Cory M Journal of orthopaedic surgery and research 2016 Jan;11(1):99
  • Book Review: Fractures of the Hand and Wrist ed. by DC Ring and MS Cohen
    Rodner CM J Hand Surg (Am) 2007 Jan;32A(7):1122

Websites

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    Rodner C, Raissis A, Akelman E American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Web site: Orthopaedic Knowledge Online 2009 Jan;7(5):
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
    Avery D, Trojian TH, Rodner C British Medical Journal Point of Care 2009 Jan;
Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Flexor Tendon Reconstruction (Electives in Hand Surgery)LectureAmerican Soc. for Surgery of the Hand/American Soc. of Hand Therapists2016New Orleans, LA
Chronic Scapholunate Ligament Reconstruction (Electives in Hand Surgery)LectureAmerican Soc. for Surgery of the Hand / American Soc. of Hand Therapists2016New Orleans, LA
Dupuytren’s Disease (Electives in Hand Surgery)LectureAmerican Soc. for Surgery of the Hand/American Soc. of Hand Therapists2016New Orleans, LA
Midcarpal Instability (Electives in Hand Surgery)LectureAmerican Soc. for Surgery of the Hand/American Soc. of Hand Therapists2016New Orleans, LA
Scapholunate Dissociations: Repair vs. ReconstructionLectureInt'l Bone Research Assoc. Sem. and Workshop: Trauma Reconstr. Upper Limb2015Miami, FL
Metacarpal Fractures: What Needs Surgery and WhyLectureInt'l Bone Research Assoc. Sem. and Workshop: Trauma Reconstr. Upper Limb2015Miami, FL
Salvage Procedures DRUJ: Bowers, Kapandji, Ulnar Head ReplacementLectureInt'l Bone Research Assoc. Sem. and Workshop: Trauma Reconstr. Upper Limb2015Miami, FL
“Metacarpal Fractures: What Needs Surgery and Why”LectureInt'l Bone Research Assoc. Sem. and Workshop: Trauma Reconstr. Upper Limb2014Miami, FL
Salvage Procedures DRUJ: Bowers, Kapandji, Ulnar Head ReplacementLectureInt'l Bone Research Assoc. Sem. and Workshop: Trauma Reconstr. Upper Limb2014Miami, FL
Flexor Tendon Reconstruction (Electives in Hand Surgery)LectureAmerican Soc. for Surgery of the Hand/American Soc. of Hand Therapists2014New Orleans, LA
Chronic Scapholunate Ligament Reconstruction (Electives in Hand Surgery)LectureAmerican Soc. for Surgery of the Hand/American Soc. of Hand Therapists2014New Orleans, LA
Benign Hand and Wrist Tumors (Electives in Hand Surgery)LectureAmerican Soc. for Surgery of the Hand/American Soc. of Hand Therapists2014New Orleans, LA
Midcarpal Instability (Electives in Hand Surgery)LectureAmerican Soc. for Surgery of the Hand/American Soc. of Hand Therapists2014New Orleans, LA
Metacarpal Fractures: What Needs Surgery and WhyLectureInt'l Bone Research Assoc. Sem. and Workshop: Trauma Reconstr. Upper Limb2013Miami, FL
Salvage Procedures DRUJ: Bowers, Kapandji, Ulnar Head ReplacementLectureInt'l Bone Research Assoc. Sem. and Workshop: Trauma Reconstr. Upper Limb2013Miami, FL
Biceps Tendon Repair: Current ConceptsLectureInt'l Bone Research Assoc. Sem. and Workshop: Trauma Reconstr. Upper Limb2013Miami, FL
Welcome to Master Techniques in Hand Surgery: Live! (Specialty Day at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery Annual Meeting)LectureAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand / American Soc. for Hand Surgery2013Chicago, IL
Complications in Volar Plating of Distal Radius FracturesTalkNew England Orthopaedic Society2012Washington, NH
Duration of Postoperative Dressing After Mini-Open Carpal Tunnel Release: a Prospective, Randomized, Clinical Control TrialTalkAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand, Annual Meeting2011Las Vegas, NV
Wrist and Hand ReviewTalkAnnual AOSSM & AAOS Review Course for Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine2011Chicago, IL
Thumb Basilar Joint Arthroplasty with LRTI: A clinical comparison between half versus whole flexor carpi radialis graftsTalkNew England Hand Society2011Sturbridge, MA
Hand Disorders in Primary CareTalkConnecticut Academy of Family Physicians Annual Scientific Symposium2011Plantsville, CT
Wrist and Hand ReviewTalkAnnual AOSSM & AAOS Review Course for Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine2010Chicago, IL
Duration of Postoperative Dressing After Mini-Open Carpal Tunnel Release: a Prospective, Randomized, Clinical Control TrialTalkNew England Hand Society, Annual Meeting2010Sturbridge, MA
Playing Hurt: What I Will Allow, How I Protect, When I Allow Return: Scaphoid FractureTalkPresentation at the ACSM/AMSSM/AOSSM Advanced Team Physician Course Annual Meeting2009Phoenix, AZ
An Evidence Based Journal Club: My Favorite New Article This Year: Anterior Transposition Compared with Simple Decompression for Treatment of Cubital Tunnel SyndromeTalkACSM/AMSSM/AOSSM Advanced Team Physician Course Annual Meeting2009Phoenix, AZ
An Evidence Based Journal Club: My Favorite New Article This Year: Arthropathy After Primary Anterior Shoulder DislocationTalkACSM/AMSSM/AOSSM Advanced Team Physician Course Annual Meeting2009Phoenix, AZ
A Challenging Case to Return to Play: Displaced Metacarpal FractureTalkACSM/AMSSM/AOSSM Advanced Team Physician Course Annual Meeting2009Phoenix, AZ
Nerve Entrapments of Upper Extremity in SportTalkACSM/AMSSM/AOSSM Advanced Team Physician Course Annual Meeting2009Phoenix, AZ
Practical Anatomy and Examination of the Hand and WristTalkACSM/AMSSM/AOSSM Advanced Team Physician Course Annual Meeting2009Phoenix, AZ
Finger, Distal Radius, and Carpal Injuries: Operative and Nonoperative CareTalkACSM/AMSSM/AOSSM Advanced Team Physician Course Annual Meeting2009Phoenix, AZ
Metacarpophalangeal Joint ArthroplastyTalkBSSH/ASSH Combined Annual Meeting2009London, England
Physical Examination and X-Ray Interpretation of Carpal Anatomy in Orthopaedic Residents and Emergency Medicine PhysiciansTalkNew England Hand Society, Annual Meeting2009Sturbridge, MA
Surgical Treatment of Compressive NeuropathiesTalkNeurology Symposium for the Evaluation and Treatment of Focal Neuropathies of the Upper Extremity2009New Britain, CT
Nerve Transfers for Reconstruction of Traumatic Brachial Plexus InjuryPosterAmerican Society for Surgery of the Hand Annual Residents and Fellows Meeting 2005San Antonio, TX
Medial opening wedge tibial osteotomy and the sagittal plane: Does increasing tibial slope affect knee contact pressure?PosterAmerican Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Conference 2005Keystone, CO
Technical Considerations in Volar Distal Radius PlatingTalkNew England Hand Society, Annual Meeting 2005Sturbridge, MA
Nerve Transfers for Reconstruction of Traumatic Brachial Plexus InjuryTalkNew England Hand Society, Annual Meeting 2004Sturbridge, MA