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Fernando Contreras Soares
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Fernando Contreras Soares

Orthopedics and Traumatology
Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
Patient Demographics: Children, Adult, Elderly

"I am committed to offer personal, human attention with respect. Most importantly, I understand the trust that patients put in me to address their orthopedic sufferings and I base my clinical decisions on the best available evidence so that my patients are able to regain their quality of life."

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Procedures (14)

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery
Knee arthroscopy
Rotator cuff surgery
Shoulder arthroscopy
Shoulder stabilization
Consultation
Knee cardilage surgery
Kneecap stabilization
Labrum Shoulder Surgery
Meniscectomy
Partial Shoulder Replacement
Shoulder arthroplasty with prosthetic implant
Shoulder Rotator Cuff Reconstruction
Torn meniscus repair surgery
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Medical conditions (23)

Fractured shoulder
Knee injury
Meniscus problems
Trauma rotator cuff
Achilles tendon rupture
Ankle sprain
Bursitis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Fractured ankle
Fractured bone
Fractured fingers
Fractured hand
Fractured hip
Fractured knee
Fractured leg
Fractured wrist
Joint pain
Leg pain
Ligament sprains knee and ankle
Neck pain, shoulder and hips
Quadriceps tendon rupture
Sprain
Stretched ligaments
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General Info

About me

I always wanted to be a doctor ever since I was a child, it was my passion. Orthopedic sufferings limit the quality of peoples' lives. In many cases these sufferings occur suddenly and can be disabling. It is extremely rewarding to help my patients overcome those problems, help them recuperate, and allow them to return to those activities they once enjoyed. The most fulfilling aspect of my job is when my patients are able to enjoy the life they deserve.

Languages

English, Español

Education

Degrees
  • Specialty in Orthopedics and Traumatology. Universidad de Costa Rica - Facultad de Medicina. February 2010
  • Doctor and Surgery. Escuela Aútonoma de Ciencias Médicas (Actual UCIMED). December 2002
Fellowships
  • Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York

Courses
  • Controversies in Sports Medicine Symposium: "Chondral Lesions: Your Treatment" at the Hotel Double Tree in Puntarenas, Costa Rica 2011

  • North American Association of Arthroscopy Course: Fundamentals in Arthroscopy in Illinois, USA

  • Presenter: "Patella Femoral Instability" at the Hospital of San Juan de Dios in Costa Rica

  • Presenter: "Collarbone and Shoulder Blade Fractures" - 1st National Day of Orthopedic Residents: Colegio de Médicos y Cirujanos in 2012

  • Presenter: "Forum of the American Issues in Global Trauma - Peri-Articular Fractures of the Elblow: Fix or Replace?" in Miami, USA in 2011

  • Presenter: "National Week of Rehabilitation" - Shoulder Pathology at the Hospital of San Juan de Dios in Costa Rica in 2011

  • Refresher Course in Sports Medicine: Shoulder and Knee - Universidad de Costa Rica in 2012

  • Sports Medicine Workshop: Anatomy Practical Components of the Shoulder

Trainings
  • Hospital Rotation

    Advanced Center for Cartilage Repair, Shoulder, and Sports Injuries at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, USA

Professional

Licenses
  • Physicians and Surgeons College of Costa Rica cod. MED7051 - active

    Medic and Surgeon - Costa Rica

Affiliations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - AAOS
Positions
  • Publication: Contreras F, Rodeo SA. Biologic Augmentation of Rotator Cuff Repair. En: Ma B, Feeley BT. Basic Principles and Operative Management of the Rotator Cuff. Estados Unidos de América, Slack Incorporated, 2012. Capítulo 14, Pág 201-213
  • Publication: Contreras Soares F, Brown H, Marx RG. Predictors of Success of Corticosteroid Injection for the Management of Rotator Cuff Disease. HSS Journal, 2012