4.5/5
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Frank Raia, MD

Specialties

Hand & Wrist

Languages

English
4.5/5
3245 Ratings | 611 Comments | About Ratings

Services & Specialties

Hand & Wrist

Languages

English

Office Information

Gilbert Clinic

3420 S. Mercy Rd.
Suite 200
Gilbert, AZ 85297
Main Number: 866.974.2673
Fax: 866.939.2673

Office Information

Biography

Frank Raia, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in hand and wrist surgery who holds certification with added qualifications in surgery of the hand.

Dr. Raia has been caring for patients at The CORE Institute since 2007. Dr. Raia’s primary surgical procedures include carpal tunnel release, treatment of tendonitis and arthritis, and hand trauma including fractures and lacerations of the hand and wrist. His primary clinical focus is in treating common hand and wrist disorders and conditions.

Dr. Raia continues to stay active in the medical community, holding membership with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has been on the membership committee for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand for a number of years. He is also a part of the Hand, Upper Extremity and Microsurgical Fellowship faculty at the University of Arizona – Phoenix.

Frank Raia, MD is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, specializing in hand and wrist surgery who holds certification with added qualifications in surgery of the hand.

Dr. Raia has been caring for patients at The CORE Institute since 2007. Dr. Raia’s primary surgical procedures include carpal tunnel release, treatment of tendonitis and arthritis, and hand trauma including fractures and lacerations of the hand and wrist. His primary clinical focus is in treating common hand and wrist disorders and conditions.

Dr. Raia continues to stay active in the medical community, holding membership with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has been on the membership committee for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand for a number of years. He is also a part of the Hand, Upper Extremity and Microsurgical Fellowship faculty at the University of Arizona – Phoenix.

Dr. Raia earned his fellowship education from C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center at St. Luke’s – Roosevelt Hospital in New York City. He attended Columbia University Medical Center for his residency program. Dr. Raia graduated cum laude from Princeton University.

Procedures & Areas of Interest

  • Advanced Arthroscopy and other Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Arthritis
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Carpal & Cubital Tunnel Syndromes
  • Complex Surgical Reconstruction and Revision Surgery
  • Congenital Hand (Polydactyly)
  • De Quervain Syndrome
  • Deep lacerations (cuts) involving the Arteries,Veins, Nerves & Tendons
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Extensor & Flexor Tendon Injuries
  • Ganglion Cysts and Tumors
  • Growth Plate Fractures (Children)
  • Hand & Wrist Dislocations
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Replacement Surgery of the Elbow, Wrist & Finger
  • Mallet Finger
  • Metacarpophalangeal Joint Arthritis
  • Nerve Compressions
  • Nerve Injury
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Fellowship

C.V. Starr Hand Surgery Center

Residency

Columbia University Medical Center

Doctoral

Columbia University

Undergraduate

Princeton University

Board Certification

Board Certified

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.  These reviews have been submitted by patients as a reflection of their views and opinions. The resulting ratings are not directly endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of The CORE Institute.

Overall 4.5 out of 5

Explained Understandably 4.6
Listened Carefully 4.6
Gave Understandable Answers 4.7
Knew Medical History 4.2
Showed Respect 4.6
Spent Enough Time 4.5

Research and Experience

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

Catalano LW, Raia FJ, Glickel SZ, Barron OA, Goldweit DN, Grabow R. Long-term outcomes of closed reduction and percutaneous pinning for the treatment of distal radius fractures. J Hand Surg (Am) 33(10):1700-5, 2008.

Su BW, Raia FJ, Quitkin HM, Parisien M, Strauch RJ, Rosenwasser MP: Gross and histological analysis of healing after dog flexor tendon repair with the Teno-Fix device. J Hand Surg (Br) 31(5): 524-529, 2006.

Sinicropi SM, Su BW, Raia FJ, Parisien M, Strauch RJ, Rosenwasser MP: The effects of implant composition on extensor tenosynovitis in a canine distal radius fracture model. J Hand Surg (Am) 30(2): 300-307, 2005

Taylor NL, Raia FJ, Crow SA, Heyworth BE, Rosenwasser MP: Treatment of humeral nonunions with allograft, demineralized bone matrix, and plate fixation. Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care 13: 105-112, 2005.

Raia FJ, Chapman CB, Herrera MF, Schweppe MW, Michelsen CB, Rosenwasser MP: Unipolar or bipolar hemiarthroplasty for femoral neck fractures in the elderly? Clinical Orthopaedics & Related Research (414): 259-65, 2003.

Protopsaltis TS, Raia FJ, Lane K, Rosenwasser MP: The effect of the dynamic compression plate on cortical vascularity after fracture healing: a study in the beagle dog. Osteosynthesis and Trauma Care 10: 101-105, 2002.

Valhmu WB, Raia FJ: myo-Inositol 1,4,5-trisphosphate and Ca(2+)/calmodulin-dependent factors mediate transduction of compression-induced signals in bovine articular chondrocytes. Biochemical Journal  361(Pt 3): 689-96, 2002.

Palmer GD, Chao PH, Raia F, Mauck RL, Valhmu WB, Hung CT: Time-dependent aggrecan gene expression of articular chondrocytes in response to hyperosmotic loading. Osteoarthritis & Cartilage  9(8): 761-70, 2001.

Hung CT, Henshaw DR, Wang CB, Mauck RL, Raia F, Palmer G, Chao PH, Mow VC, Ratcliffe A, Valhmu WB: Mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling in bovine articular chondrocytes in response to fluid flow does not require calcium mobilization. Journal of Biomechanics 33(1): 73-80, 2000.

Invited Articles:

Raia FJ, Catalano LW. What’s new in distal radius fracture treatment for 2007. Current Opinion in Orthopaedics 18(4): 328-333, 2007.

Book Chapters:

Raia FJ, Rosenwasser MP: Radial head fracture and fixation. In: F. Alan Barber and Scott P. Fischer (eds), Surgical Techniques for the Shoulder and Elbow. Thieme, pp. 166-170, 2003.

Online Publications:

Raia FJ, Chao J, Beekman RA, Rosenwasser MP: Mallet finger. In: Orthopedics Hyperguide, 2004.

Presentations

Podium Presentations:

Raia FJ, Aldridge JW, Strauch RJ: Radial shortening ostetomy: Which side of the osteotomy moves? New York Society for Surgery of the Hand Resident and Fellows Conference. May 2001.

Co-Authored Podium Presentations:

Catalano LW, Raia FJ, Glickel SZ, Barron OA, DeFrancis J, Grabow R. Long-term outcome assessment for closed reduction and percutaneous pinning of distal radius fractures. American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Seattle, Washington, 2007.

Su BW, Raia FJ, Parisien M, Strauch RJ, Rosenwasser MP: The histologic and clinical experience of Teno-Fix: a novel device for flexor tendon repair. New York Society for Surgery of the Hand Resident and Fellows Conference. May 2002. (First place prize)

Su BW, Raia FJ, Strauch RJ, Rosenwasser MP: The inflammatory effect of titanium distal radius plates on tendons: a histologic study in the beagle dog. American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Baltimore, Maryland, 2001.

Poster Presentations: 

Taylor NL, Raia FJ, Heyworth BA, Rosenwasser MP: Treatment of humeral nonunions with allograft, demineralized bone matrix, and plating. American Society for Surgery of the Hand Resident and Fellows Conference. New York, NY, 2004.

Su BW, Raia FJ, Quitkin HM, Parisien M, Strauch RJ, Rosenwasser MP: The gross and histological analysis of the Teno-Fix: a novel device for flexor tendon repair. American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Phoenix, Arizona, 2002. American Orthopaedc Association. Charleston, SC, 2003.

Chapman CB, Raia FJ, Quitkin HM, Strauch RJ, Rosenwasser MP: Botulinum toxin (BOTOX) for the prevention of post-traumatic elbow stiffness. American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Baltimore, Maryland, 2001. Orthopaedic Trauma Association. San Duego, CA, 2001. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. Napa, CA, 2001. International Society for Fracture Research. Toronto, Canada, 2002.

Sinicropi SM, Raia FJ, Bolt P, Rosenwasser MP: Operative treatment of humeral nonunions: a review of 17 cases. American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Baltimore, Maryland, 2001.

Raia FJ, Bruno RJ, Quitkin HM, Strauch RJ, Rosenwasser MP: MRI analysis of carpal tunnel volume following balloon carpal tunnel plasty: a cadaveric study. American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Baltimore, Maryland, 2001.

Protopsaltis TS, Raia FJ, Lane K, Rosenwasser MP: The effect of the dynamic compression plate on cortical vascularity after fracture healing: a study in the beagle dog. Orthopaedic Trauma Association. San Duego, CA, 2001. American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Baltimore, Maryland, 2001.

Raia FJ, Chapman CB, Herrera MF, Schweppe MW, Michelsen CB, Rosenwasser MP: REBUFF: Randomized evaluation of bipolar versus unipolar hemiarthroplasty for femoral neck fractures in the elderly. American Association of Orthopaedic Suregons. San Francisco, CA, 2001. Orthopaedic Trauma Association. San Duego, CA, 2001.

Sinicropi SM, Raia FJ, Herrera MF, Chapman CB, Rosenwasser MP: The Long Gamma Nail for the treatment of proximal femur fractures: Indications and results of a prospective clinical trial. Orthopaedic Trauma Association. San Duego, CA, 2001.

Sinicropi SM, Raia FJ, Chapman CB, Nakhaie M, Rosenwasser MP: Functional outcomes of vitallium radial head arthroplasty for fracture dislocations of the elbow. Orthopaedic Trauma Association. San Duego, CA, 2001.

Raia FJ, Sinicropi SM, Su BW, Joseph D, Rosenwasser MP: The inflammatory effect of titanium distal radius plates on overlying extensor tendons: a histologic study in the beagle dog. Orthopaedic Trauma Association. San Duego, CA, 2001.

Raia FJ, Aldridge JW, Strauch RJ, Rosenwasser MP: Radial shortening ostetomy: Which side of the osteotomy moves? American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Seattle, WA, 2000.

Mauck R, Soltz M, Gilbert B, Ateshian G, Hung C, Raia F, Valhmu W: Time-varying effect of ascorbate on the compressive modulus and GAG content of chondrocyte-seeded agarose cultures. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1999.

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