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Armodios M. Hatzidakis, M.D.

Armodios M. Hatzidakis, M.D.

General Orthopaedics, Shoulder and Elbow

"Dedicated to excellence in the care of the shoulder and elbow."

Education/Employment

Current Orthopaedic Practice

  • Western Orthopaedics P.C., Denver Colorado, 2003-present

European Shoulder and Elbow Fellowship (9/02 - 5/03)

  • Nice, France. With Professor Pascal Boileau MD, 1-4/03.
  • Salzburg, Austria. With Professor Herbert Resch MD, 12/02.
  • Zurich, Switzerland. With Professor Christian Gerber MD, 9-11/02.
  • Budapest, Hungary. SECEC International Shoulder and Elbow Meeting, 9/02.
  • Mainz, UK. With Profs. Jochen Blum MD PhD and Pol M Rommens MD, 9/02.
  • Heidelberg, UK. With Professor Peter Habermeyer MD, 9/02.
  • Reading, UK. With Professor Steven Copeland MD, 9/02.

Shoulder/Upper Extremity Fellowship (One Year)

  • California Pacific Medical Center. Tom R. Norris MD and H.Relton McCarroll MD
    San Francisco, California, August 2001 - August 2002.

Residency Training

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: University of Nebraska Medical Center /Creighton University Health Foundation.
    Omaha, Nebraska, 1997-2001
  • International Rotation During Residency (October-November 1998):
    Department of Orthopaedics, University of Ioannina, Greece.
    Clinical, surgical and laboratory rotation under supervision of Panayiotis Soucacos, M.D., Professor and Chairman.
  • Internship: General Surgery
    University of Nebraska Medical Center / Creighton University Health Foundation.
    Omaha, Nebraska, July 1996 to June 1997

Medical School

  • M.D. University of Nebraska Medical Center. Omaha, Nebraska, 1992-1996.

Undergraduate Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Grinnell College. Grinnell, Iowa, 1987-91.

Medical Research

  • Research assistant. Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco.
    August 1991-June 1992.
  • Summer laboratory assistant. Pathology Department, University of Nebraska Medical Center.
    May-August 1991.

Peer Reviewed Publications

Mighell, A.M., Hatzidakis, A.M., Otto, J.R., Watson, J.T., Cottrell, J.B., Cusick, C.M., Pappou, P.I..  Comples Trauma to the Shoulder Girdle, Inclusind the Proximal Humerus, the Clavicle, and the Scapula;  Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment.  AAOS Digital Publications, Instructional Course Lecture 2015; 64:121-137. 

Boileau, P., d'Ollonne, T., Clavert, P., Hatzidakis, A.M.  Intramedullary nail for proximal humerus fractures; an old concept revisited.  In Simple and Complex Fractures of the Humerus.  Springer Milan.  2015; 91-112.

Boileau, P., d'Ollonne, T., Hatzidakis, A.M., Morrey, M.E..  Intramedullary Locking Nail Fixation of Proximal Humerus Fractures;  Rationale and Technique.  In Proximal Humerus Fractures.  Springer International Publishing.  2015; 73-98. 

A. Hatzidakis, D. Curran-Everett, C. Chuinard, T.B. Edwards, J. Kelly II, E. Lederman, T. Norris, R. Nowinski, A. Stapleford.  Simple and Detailed Outcome Measures Provide Similar Responsiveness in Shoulder Arthroplasty Patients.  Poster Presentation.  AAOS  March 2014. 

Lederman, E.S., Harmsen, S., Hatzidakis, A.M., Kelly, J.D., Edwards, T.B.  Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty is Associated with Good Clinical Outcomes that are Sustained through Mid-term Follow-UP:  A pProspective Cohort Study.  Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 23(9), 2014. 

Hatzidakis AM, Sears BW.  Arthroplasty for Sequelae of Proximal Humeral Fractures.  Orthopaedic Knowledge Update, Should and Elbow, ed. 4, Rosemont, IL.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2013. 

Hatzidakis, AM , Shevlin, M., Fenton, D., Curran-Everett, D., Nowinski, R., Fehringer, E.  Angular-Stable Locked Intramedullary Nailing of Two Part Surgical Neck Fractures of the Proximal Humerus.  A Multicenter Retrospective Observational Study.  J Bone and Joint Surgery, Dec 2011;93 (23); 2172-2179.

Boileau P, Hatzidakis AM .  Reverse Prosthesis for the Rotator Cuff Deficient Shoulder.  Shoulder Arthroplasty; Complex Issues in the Primary and Revision Setting.  Thieme New York.  2008; 101-111.

Phipatanakul W, Hatzidakis AM , Norris T, Green A.:  OS Acromiale; Complications in Orthopaedics, Rotator Cuff Surgery.  pp. 51-56 Rosemont, IL:  AAOS, 2006.

Phipatanakul W. Hatzidakis AM , Norris T, Green A.:  Coracoacromial Arch Insufficiency; Complications in Orthopaedics.  Rotator Cuff Surgery, pp 43-50.  Rosemont, IL:  AAOS, 2006

Boileau P; Watkinson D; Hatzidakis AM ; Hovorka I. Neer Award 2005:  The Grammont Reverse Shoulder Prosthesis:  Results in Cuff Tear Arthritis, Fracture Sequelae, and Revision Arthroplasty.  J Shoulder Elbow Surg. Sep-Oct 2006; 15(5):  527-40.

Hatzidakis AM, Norris TR, Boileau P. Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty; Indications, Technique, and Results. Techniques in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery. 2005; 6(3): 135-149.

Boileau P, Brassart N, Watkinson DJ, Carles M, Hatzidakis AM, Krishnan SG. Arthroscopic repair of full-thickness tears of the supraspinatus: does the tendon really heal? J Bone Joint Surg Am un;  2005; 87(6): 1229-40.

Boileau P, Watkinson DJ, Hatzidakis AM, Balg F. Grammont reverse prosthesis: design, rationale, and biomechanics. J Shoulder Elbow Surg; Jan-Feb 2005; 14(1 Suppl S): 147S-161S.

Boileau P, Ahrens PM, Hatzidakis AM. Entrapment of the long head of the biceps tendon: the hourglass biceps--a cause of pain and locking of the shoulder. J Shoulder Elbow Surg May-Jun 2004; 13(3): 249-57.

Tarkin IS, Hatzidakis AM, Hoxie SC, Giangarra CE, Knight RQ. Arthroscopic treatment of gunshot wounds to the shoulder. Arthroscopy 2003; 19(1): 85-89.

Cohen BS, Hatzidakis AM, and Romeo AA. Complications of Rotator Cuff Surgery. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update, Shoulder and Elbow, ed. 2.  Philadelphia, PA.  Elsevier, 2003.

Miller SL, Flatow EL, Glaser DL, Williams GR, Ramsey ML, Hatzidakis AM and Norris TR. Rotator Cuff Arthropathy. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update, Shoulder and Elbow, ed. 2.  Philadelphia, PA.  Elsevier, 2003.

Hatzidakis AM. Section Editor, “Arthroscopy”, Orthopaedic Knowledge Update, Shoulder and Elbow, ed. 2.  Rosemont, IL.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 2002.

Hatzidakis AM, R.M. Gross.  Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression.  Orthopaedic Knowlege Update, Shoulder and Elbow, ed.2.  rosemont, IL.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2002. 

Hatzidakis AM, Mendlick RM, Reddy R, McKillip T, and Garvin KL. Preoperative Autologous Donation in Total Joint Arthroplasty: An Analysis of Risk Factors for Transfusion. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2000; 82-A(1): 89-100.

Hatzidakis AM and Garvin KL. Perioperative Medical Management and Blood Transfusion Medicine. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update, Hip and Knee Reconstruction, ed. 2.  Philadelphia, PA.  Elsevier, 1999.

Hatzidakis AM, Garvin KL, et al. The Effect of Preoperative Autologous Donation (PAD) and Other Factors on the Frequency of Transfusion After Total Joint Arthroplasty. Publication/Presentation at the 1998 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Hatzidakis AM, K.Garvin, et al. Is Autologous Blood Needed for All Patients Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty? AOA 30th Residents Conference. New York, New York, 1997.

Baluk P, Hatzidakis AM, Nadel J, and McDonald D. Chronic Exposure to Cigarette Smoke Potentiates Capsaicin-Induced Neutrophil Adhesion in Rat Trachea.  American Review of Respiratory Disease. 1992; 145 (4): A188.

Awards/Grants

2005 Neer Award for Best Clinical Research Paper. Results of the Delta Reversed Prosthesis for the Cuff Deficient Shoulder. Boileau P, Watkinson DW, Hatzidakis AM. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Specialty Day. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting. Washington DC, Feb 2005.

AO Travelling Fellowship. Grant.  September to December 2002. With Christian Gerber MD / Balgrist University / Zurich, Switzerland and Herbert Resch / Landeskrankenhaus / Salzburg, Austria.

Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Education Committee Multipurpose Resident Grant, 1998-1999.

Presentations

National and International Presentations

Paris International Shoulder Course Presenter.  "The difficult proximal humerus fracture".  Nice, France.  February 2015

Shoulder Advocates Meeting.  TORNIER.  Moderator.  Chicago, IL.  August 2014

"Results of New Locked IM Nail in 3 and 4-Part Fractures."  Nice Shoulder course.  Nice, France.  June 2014. 

"Results of a new locked IM nail designed specifically for proximal humerus fracture fixation."  International Society for Fracture Repair.  New York, NY.  May 2014.

ORIF of Proximal Humerus Fractures.  "Complex Trauma to Shoulder Girdle Including Clavicle, Scapula and Proximal Humerus:  Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment"  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.  New Orleans, LA.  March 2014. 

"Indications, Biology and Biomechanics of ORIF".  TORNIER.  Presenter.  Chicago, IL.  September 2013. 

"Intramedullary Nailing of Proximal Humerus Fractures."  Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting.  Course Faculty, Lecture.  Beaver Creek, CO.  March 2013.

"Biologic Resurfacing Total Shoulder Arthroplasty."  Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society MeetingCourse Faculty, Lecture.  Beaver Creek, CO.  March 2013.

"An Evaluation of Current Shoulder Outcome Scores:  Which Questions Matter Most?" ASES Closed Meeting.  Poster Presentation.  Sea Island, GA.  October 2012.  

"On the Road to Consensus:  Infection in Shoulder Arthroplasty."  ASES Closed Meeting.  Course Faculty, Sea Island, GA.  October 2012.

"Results of a New Locked Intramedullary Nail for Proximal Humeral Fracture Fixation."  Nice Shoulder Course.  Nice, France.  June 2012.  

"Where do Proximal Rods Fit?"  SDSI.   San Diego, CA.  June 2012.  

"Case Presentation.  Four Part Proximal Humerus Fracture in a 75 Year Old Female.  Treatment Options."  Course Faculty.  Tornier Masters of Shoulder Surgery Meeting.  Chicago IL.  September 2011.

"Intramedullary Nailing of Proximal Humerus Fractures:  Advantages Over Locked Plate and Screw Fixation."  Course Faculty.  Tornier Masters of Shoulder Surgery Meeting.  Chicago IL.  September 2011.

"Intramedullary Nailing of Proximal Humerus Fractures:  Current Concepts".  Special Guest SpeakerTexas Orthopaedic Association/Texas Orthopaedic Foundation Annual Meeting.  Austin, TX  May 2011.

"Shoulder Arthroplasty:  When and How to Resurface the Glenoid".  Special Guest SpeakerTexas Orthopaedic Association/Texas Orthopaedic Foundation Annual Meeting.  Austin, TX  May 2011. 

"Proximal Humerus (Shoulder) Fractures".  Grand Rounds, University of Colorado Department of Orthopaedic Surgery  April 2011.

"Intramedullary Fixation of Proximal Humerus Fractures".  Faculty SpeakerThe Clinical Orthopaedics Society 98th Annual Meeting.  Denver, CO  Sept 2010.

"Shoulder Arthroplasty in the Active Patient".  Faculty Speaker.   The Clinical Orthopaedics Society 98th Annual Meeting.  Denver, CO  Sept 2010.

"Examination of the Painful Shoulder".  Faculty SpeakerThe Clinical Orthopaedics Society 98th Annual Meeting.  Denver, CO  Sept 2010.

"Angular-Stable Locked Intramedullary Nailing of Two Part Surgical Neck Fractures of the Proximal Humerus.  A Retrospective Multicenter Study".  A Hatzidakis.  11th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.  Edinburg, UK.  Sept 2010.

"Advances in Shoulder Surgery".  CRING Nurse Symposium.  Jan 2010. 

"Latarjet Procedure for Anterior Shoulder Instability".  A Hatzidakis.  Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society 4th Annual MeetingFaculty Speaker.  Beaver Creek, CO.  Aug 2009. 

"Biological Resurfacing Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.  Advantages for the Younger Patient with Shoulder Arthritis".  A Hatzidakis.  Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society 4th Annual MeetingFaculty Speaker.  Beaver Creek, CO.  Aug 2009. 

"Minimally Invasive Treatment of Proximal Humerus Fractures:  Percutaneious Pinning and Intramedullary Nailing".   Clinical Concepts in Upper Extremity Fracure Management.  A Hatzidakis Surgeon Training Course (Tornier) Course Instructor.  Las Vegas, NV  Aug 2009. 

"Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty".  A Hatzidakis.  Western Orthopaedic Association 73rd Annual MeetingFaculty Speaker.  Seattle, WA  July 2009.  

 "Locked Nailing of two-part Surgical Neck Proximal Humerus Fractures:  A Multi-Center Study".  A Hatzidakis.  Western Orthopaedic Association 73rd Annual Meeting.  Faculty Speaker.  Seattle, WA  July 2009. 

"ORIF Options for Proximal Humerus Fractures".  A Hatzidakis.  San Diego Shoulder 26th Annual Meeting.  Faculty Speaker.  San Diego, CA  June 2009. 

"Open Posterior Capsular Reconstruction".  A Hatzidakis.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.  Rosemont, IL  May 2009. 

"Humeral Head Resurfacing Arthroplasty; A Good Option Anatomic Replacement of the Shoulder for Young Active Patients with Shoulder Arthrisits:.  Clinical Concepts in Shoulder Reconstruction.  A Hatzidakis.  Surgeon Training Course (Tornier)Course Instructor.  Dallas, TX  Oct 2008. 

"Reversed Total Shoulder Replacement:  What would you do?".  Clinical Concepts in Shoulder Reconstruction.  A Hatzidakis.  Surgeon Training Course (Tornier)Course Instructor.  Dallas, TX  Oct 2008. 

"Hemiarthroplasty versus Total Shoulder Replacement for Treatment of Arthritis of the Shoulder".  Clinical Concepts in Shoulder Reconstruction.  A Hatzidakis.  Surgeon Training Course (Tornier)Course Instructor.  Dallas, TX  Oct 2008. 

"Options for Shoulder Replacement in the Active Patient".  University of Colorado Sports Medicine Fall Symposium.  September 2008.  

"Tension Band Absorbable Suture and Anchor Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair:  How Often Does the Tendon Heal?".  A Hatzidakis.  Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society 3rd Annual Meeting.  Faculty Speaker.  Aspen, CO  Aug 2008. 

"Rotator Cuff Tear in the Shoulder Arthroplasty (Replacement) Patient".  A Hatzidakis.  Rocky Mountain Shouldr and Elbow Society 34d Annual Meeting.  Faculty Speaker.  Aspen, CO  Aug 2008. 

"Optimizing Results in Proximal Humerus Fracture Management".  Clinical Concepts in Upper Extremity Management.  A Hatzidakis.  Surgeon Training Course (tornier) Course Instructor.  Las Vegas, NV  Aug 2008. 

"The Painful Shoulder.  Arthritis".  A Hatzidakis.  Community Symposium.  Denver, CO  July 2008. 

Clinical Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty.  A Hatzidakis.  Surgeon Training Course (Tornier)Course Instructor.  Dallas, TX  Jan 2008.

"Shoulder Surgery Techniques and Rationale for Post Operative Rehabilitation".  A Hatzidakis.  Physcial Therapist Training.  Denver, CO  Jan 2008. 

"The Painful Shoulder Arthroplasty (REplacement)".  A Hatzidakis.  Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society 2nd Annual MeetingFaculty Speaker.  Boulder, CO  July 2007. 

"Anterior Shoulder Instability:  Advantages of the Latarjet Procedure".  A Hatzidakis.  Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society 2nd Annual Meeting.  Faculty Speaker.  Boulder, CO  July 2007. 

"What's New in Shoulder Surgery".  A Hatzidakis.  Community talk.  Denver, CO  Mar 2007. 

"Resurfacing Head Surface Replacement Arthroplasty".  Clinical Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty.  A Hatzidakis.  Surgeon Training Course (Tornier).  Course Instructor.  Houston, TX  Mar 2007. 

"Surgical Technique for Total Shoulder Replacement".  Clinical Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty.  A Hatzidakis.  Surgeon Training Course (Tornier).  Course Instructor.  Houston, TX  Mar 2007. 

"Primary Care of Shoulders".  A Hatzidakis.  Physical Therapist Training.  Denver, CO  Feb 2007. 

"Primary Care of Shoulders".  A Hatzidakis.  Community talk.  Denver, CO  Jan 2007. 

"Shoulder Pain".  A Hatzidakis.  Community talk.  Denver, CO  Jan 2007. 

"Anatomic Total Shoulder Replacement, What is it and is it Necessary".  A Hatzidakis.  Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society Inaugural Meeting.  Faculty Speaker.  Vail, CO  June 2006. 

"Subscapularis Tears and Hidden Lesions".  A Hatzidakis.  Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society Inaugural Meeting.  Faculty Speaker.  Vail, CO  June 2006. 

"Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty.  My Experience".  A Hatzidakis.  Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society Inaugural Meeting.   Faculty Speaker.  Vail, CO  June 2006.

"The Painful Shoulder and Elbow".  A Hatzidakis.  Community talk.  Denver, CO  Apr 2006. 

"What's New in Shoulder Surgery".  A Hatzidakis.  Physical Therapist Symposium.  Denver, CO  Jan 2006. 

"Reversed Shoulder Arthroplasty:  Clinical Results and Complications".  A Hatzidakis.  Current Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty.  Surgeon Training Course (Tornier).  New Brunswick, NJ  Sept 2005. 

“Reversed Ball and Socket Arthroplasty: Clinical Results and Complications” A Hatzidakis.
Reversed Shoulder Arthroplasty Course (Tornier). Tulsa OK, Apr 2005.

“Reversed Ball and Socket Arthroplasty: Surgical Technique”
A Hatzidakis. Reversed Shoulder Arthroplasty Course (Tornier). Tulsa OK, Apr 2005.

“Reversed Ball and Socket Arthroplasty: Biomechanics and Design Rationale” A Hatzidakis.
Reversed Shoulder Arthroplasty Course (Tornier). Tulsa OK, Apr 2005.

“Reversed Ball and Socket Arthroplasty: Biomechanics and Design Rationale” A Hatzidakis.
Current Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty. Surgeon Training Course (Tornier).
Denver CO, Mar 2005.

“Reversed Shoulder Arthroplasty: Clinical Results and Complications” A Hatzidakis.
Current Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty. Surgeon Training Course (Tornier).
Denver CO, Mar 2005.

“Prosthetic Replacement for Proximal Humerus Fractures: Current Concepts” A Hatzidakis.
Current Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty. Surgeon Training Course (Tornier).
Denver CO, Mar 2005.

“Reversed Ball and Socket Arthroplasty” A Hatzidakis.
Current Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty. Surgeon Training Course (Tornier).
Denver CO, Mar 2005.

“Total Shoulder Replacement: Anatomic Reconstruction is Important” A Hatzidakis.
Current Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty. Surgeon Training Course (Tornier).
Denver CO, Mar 2005.

“Reversed Ball and Socket Arthroplasty: Clinical Results and Complications” A Hatzidakis.
Reversed Shoulder Arthroplasty Course (Tornier). Seattle WA, Mar 2005.

“Reversed Ball and Socket Arthroplasty: Surgical Technique” A Hatzidakis.
Reversed Shoulder Arthroplasty Course (Tornier). Seattle WA, Mar 2005.

“Reversed Ball and Socket Arthroplasty: Biomechanics and Design Rationale” A Hatzidakis.
Reversed Shoulder Arthroplasty Course (Tornier). Seattle WA, Mar 2005.

“Results of the Delta Reversed Prosthesis for the Cuff Deficient Shoulder.” Boileau P,
Watkinson DW, Hatzidakis AM. Winner of Neer Award for Best Clinical Research Paper,
Shoulder and Elbow Surgery 2005. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Specialty Day.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.
Washington DC, Feb 2005.

“Reversed Ball and Socket Arthroplasty: Biomechanics and Design Rationale” A Hatzidakis.
Reverse Ball and Socket Arthroplasty Course (Tornier). Hartford CT. Jan 2005.

“Prosthetic Replacement for Proximal Humerus Fractures: Current Concepts” A Hatzidakis.
Complex Problems in Shoulder Reconstruction (Tornier). Course Instructor.
Monterey CA. October 2004.

“Reversed Ball and Socket Arthroplasty” A Hatzidakis.
Complex Problems in Shoulder Reconstruction (Tornier). Course Instructor.
Monterey CA. October 2004.

“Total Shoulder Replacement: Anatomic Reconstruction is Important” A Hatzidakis.
Complex Problems in Shoulder Reconstruction (Tornier). Course Instructor.
Monterey CA. October 2004.

“Reversed Ball and Socket Arthroplasty” A Hatzidakis.
Treatment of Complex Shoulder Problems – Current Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty.  Williamsburg, VA.  May 2004.

“Prosthetic Replacement for Proximal Humerus Fractures: Current Concepts” A Hatzidakis.
Treatment of Complex Shoulder Problems – Current Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty.  May 2004, Williamsburg, VA.

“Arthroscopic Repair of Full-Thickness Tears of the Supraspinatus: Does the tendon really heal? A CT-Arthrogram follow-up study.” P Boileau, N Brassart, A Hatzidakis, S Krishnan.
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 71st Annual Meeting. March 2004, San Francisco, CA.

“Arthroscopic Repair of Full-Thickness Tears of the Supraspinatus: Does the tendon really heal? A CT-Arthrogram follow-up study.” P Boileau, N Brassart, A Hatzidakis, S Krishnan.
American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 20th Annual Closed Meeting. Oct 2003, Dana Point, CA.

“The Grammont Reverse Ball and Socket Prosthesis: Biomechanics and Results”
P Boileau, A Hatzidakis, D Watkinson. American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 1st Annual Basic Science Meeting. Oct 2003, Dana Point, CA.

“Shoulder Replacement for Proximal Humerus Fractures; Current Concepts.” AM Hatzidakis.
2003 Annual Meeting, Idaho Orthopaedic Society. September 2003, Sun Valley ID.

“Shoulder Replacement; Anatomic Reconstruction is Important!” AM Hatzidakis.
2003 Annual Meeting, Idaho Orthopaedic Society. September 2003, Sun Valley ID.

“What’s New in Surgery of the Shoulder and Upper Extremity.” AM Hatzidakis.
28th Annual Nurse Practitioner Symposium, July 2003, Keystone CO.

“What’s New in Orthopaedic Surgery, Part One.” AM Hatzidakis and TClark.
28th Annual Nurse Practitioner Symposium, July 2003, Keystone CO.

"Complications of Proximal Humerus Fractures" AM Hatzidakis and TR Norris.  California Pacific Medical Center Grand Rounds, San Francisco, CA.  May 2002.

"Complications of Proximal Humerus Factures" AM Hatzidakis and TR Norris.  University of California, San Francisco Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, San Francisco, CA.  May 2002. 

“Mini-Open Rotator Cuff Repair.” AM Hatzidakis and TR Norris.
Update on Shoulder, April 2002, Napier, New Zealand.

“Chronic Massive Rotator Cuff Tears: Reconstruction Options.” AM Hatzidakis
and TR Norris. Update on Shoulder, April 2002, Napier, New Zealand.

“Humeral Head Replacement VS Total Shoulder Arthroplasty.” AM Hatzidakis and
TR Norris. Update on Shoulder, April 2002, Napier, New Zealand.

“Prosthetic Replacement for Proximal Humerus Fractures: Indications, Results, and
a New Technique for Fixation.” AM Hatzidakis and TR Norris. Update on Shoulder,
April 2002, Napier, New Zealand.

“Proximal Humerus Fractures: Indications and Technique of ORIF.” AM Hatzidakis
and TR Norris. 3rd Biennial American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Meeting,
April 2002, Orlando FL.

“Shoulder Arthritis: Bone Loss and Cuff Deficiency: How to Cope.” AM Hatzidakis
and TR Norris. 3rd Biennial American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Meeting,
April 2002, Orlando FL.

"Complications of Shoulder Arthroplasty"  AM Hatzidakis and TR Norris.  Stanford University Orthopaedic Grand Rounds.  Palo Alto, CA., April 2002. 

“Prosthetic Replacement for Proximal Humerus Fractures: Indications & Results.”
AM Hatzidakis and TR Norris. Instructional Course Lecture. American Academy of
Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting,
Feb 2002, Dallas TX.

“Exposure of the Glenoid for the Total Shoulder” (Video Presentation) AM Hatzidakis
and TR Norris. 18th Open Meeting, American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, Specialty
Day AAOS Annual Meeting, Feb 2002, Dallas TX.

“Shoulder Reconstruction” AM Hatzidakis and TR Norris. Review and Update for Practicing
Orthopaedic Surgeons
, Nov-Dec 2001, San Francisco, CA.

“The Stiff Shoulder” AM Hatzidakis and TR Norris. Review and Update for Practicing
Orthopaedic Surgeons
, Nov-Dec 2001, San Francisco, CA.

“Rotator Cuff” AM Hatzidakis and TR Norris. Review and Update for Practicing Orthopaedic Surgeons, Nov-Dec 2001, San Francisco, CA.

"Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression" UNMC/Creighton Health Foundation Graduating Resident Presentation, June 2001.

"Subacromial Impingement and Rotator Cuff Pathology", UNMC/Creighton Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, January 2001.

"Shoulder Problems in Children II: Proximal Humerus Fractures and Glenohumeral Dislocations", UNMC/Creighton Pediatric Orthopaedic Conference, July 2000. 

"Shoulder Problems in Children I:  Congenital Problems and Infection"  UNMC/Creighton Pediatric Orthopaedic Conference, July 2000.

"Upper Extremity Amputations", UNMC/Creighton Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, April 2000.

"Cervical Radiculopathy" UNMC/Creighton Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, January 2000.

"Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)" UNMC/Creighton Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, September 1999.

“The Effect of Preoperative Autologous Donation (PAD) and Other Factors on the Frequency of Transfusion After Total Joint Arthroplasty.” AM Hatzidakis, K.Garvin, et al. 1998
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons National Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.

“Cell Medicated Immune Function After Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty.” J.McClellan, K.Garvin, et al. Presented by AM Hatzidakis AOA 30th Residents Conference.
New York, New York, 1997.
(Recipient of Best Basic Science Abstract Award)

“Is Autologous Blood Needed for All Patients Undergoing Total Joint Arthroplasty?”
AM Hatzidakis, K.Garvin, et al. AOA 30th Residents Conference. New York, New York, 1997

Local Presentations

Multiple 2004 - Present

*Shoulder Management for Primary Care Physicians.  Denver, CO.  February 2015.

*Physical Therapy Symposium for Physical Therapists.  Denver, CO.  October 2014.

IM Nail Course at Steadman Philippon Research Institute.  Coordinator and Instructor.  Vail, CO.  January 2013.  

“The Shoulder” AM Hatzidakis. Denver Hand Special Interest Group, November 2003.

“Complications of Proximal Humerus Fractures” AM Hatzidakis and TR Norris. California Pacific Medical Center Grand Rounds, May 2002, San Francisco, CA.

“Complications of Proximal Humerus Fractures” AM Hatzidakis and TR Norris. University of California, San Francisco Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, May 2002, San Francisco, CA.

“Complications of Shoulder Arthroplasty” AM Hatzidakis and TR Norris. Stanford University Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, April 2002, Palo Alto, CA.

“Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression” UNMC/Creighton Health Foundation Graduating Resident Presentation, June 2001.

“Subacromial Impingement and Rotator Cuff Pathology”, UNMC/Creighton Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, January 2001.

“Shoulder Problems in Children II: Proximal Humerus Fractures and Glenohumeral Dislocations”, UNMC/Creighton Pediatric Orthopaedic Conference, September 2000.

“Shoulder Problems in Children I: Congenital Problems and Infection” UNMC/Creighton Pediatric Orthopaedic Conference, July 2000.

“Upper Extremity Amputations”, UNMC/Creighton Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, April 2000.

“Cervical Radiculopathy” UNMC/Creighton Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, January 2000.

“Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD)” UNMC/Creighton Orthopaedic Grand Rounds, September 1999.

“Discoid Meniscus.” UNMC Pediatric Orthopaedic Conference, September 1998.

“Elbow Dislocations and Medial Epicondyle Fractures in Children.” UNMC Pediatric Orthopaedic Conference, August 1998.

“Proximal Humerus Fractures in Children.” UNMC Pediatric Orthopaedic Conference, July 1998.

“Idiopathic Scoliosis, Part 3. Operative Therapy.” UNMC Pediatric Orthopaedic Conference. November 1997.

“Idiopathic Scoliosis, Part 2. Nonoperative Therapy.” UNMC Pediatric Orthopaedic Conference. October 1997.

“Idiopathic Scoliosis, Part 1. General Principles.” UNMC Pediatric Orthopaedic Conference. October 1997.

“Blood, All You Ever Wanted to Know but Were Afraid to Ask.” Midplains Chapter - National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. Omaha, Nebraska. May 1997.

“Twins With Femur Fractures, A Night of Trauma at Saint Joseph’s Hospital.” Omaha Trauma Society Annual Meeting. Omaha, Nebraska. April 1997.

Courses

(Courses in which presentations or instruction given marked with *)

*The Paris International Shoulder Course.  Paris, France February 2015.

*Nice Shoulder Course.  Nice, France.  June 2014.

*International Society for Fracture Repair.  New York, NY.  May 2014.

*American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.  New Orleans, LA.  March 2014.

Level II ReAccreditation Seminar for Workers Compenstion.  Denver, CO  December 2013.

The Opioid Crisis:  Guidelines and Tools for Improving Chronic Pain Management.  Denver, CO August 2013.

*San Diego Shoulder Course.  San Diego, CA.  June 2013

*Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society Meeting.  Beaver Creek, CO.  March 2013.

*ASES Closed Meeting.  Sea Island, GA.  October 2012.

*Nice Shoulder Course.  Nice, France.  June 2012.

*San Diego Shoulder Course.  San Diego, CA.  June 2012.

American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons Specialty Day.  San Francisco, CA.  March 2012.

*Tornier Masters of Shoulder Surgery Meeting.  Chicago IL.  September 2011.  

*Texas Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting.  Austin TX.  May 2011.

*University of Colorado Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  Aurora CO.  April 2011.

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Closed Meeting.  White Sulfur Springs, WV.  2011.

American Shoulder and Elbwo Surgeons International Symposium on Shoulder and Elbow Trauma.  Scottsdale, AZ.  Oct 2010.

*11th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.  Edinburg, UK.  Sept. 2010.

*Clinical Orthopaedic Society 98th Annual Meeting.  Denver, CO.  Sept. 2010.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Specialty Day.  Mar 2010.

*CRING Nurse Symposium.  Jan 2010.

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Closed Meeting.  Scottsdale, AZ.  2010.

*Clinical Concepts in Upper Extremity Fracture Management.  A HatzidakisSurgeon Training Course (Tornier) Course Instuctor.  Las Vegas, NV.  Aug 2009.

*Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society Annual Meeting.  Beaver Creek, CO.  Aug 2009.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.  Rosemont, IL.  May 2009.

*Surgeon Training Course (Tornier) Course Instructor.  Dallas, TX.  Oct 2008.

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Meeting.  Santa Barbara, CA.  Sept 2008.

*Clinical Concepts in Upper Extremity Management.  A Hatzidakis.  Surgeon Training Course (Tornier) Course Instructor.  Las Vegas, NV.  Aug 2008.

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting.  San Fransisco, CA.  March 2008.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.  San Fransisco, CA.  March 2008.  

Surgical Treatment Options for Proximal humerus fractures and post traumatic Conditions - an Advanced Technology Symposium.  (Synthes).  Tucson, AZ.  Dec 2007.

Western Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting.  Sonoma, CA.  Nov 2007.

*Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society.  Boulder, CO.  July 2007.

Mayo Clinic Elbow Arthroscopy.  Rochester, MN.  May 2007.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.  February 2007.

Western Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting.  Sante Fe, NM.  Oct 2006.

20th Congress of the Euro Society for Shoulder.  Athens, Greece.  Sept 2006.

Delta Course for Advanced Shoulder Arthroplasty Surgeons (DePuy). Colorado Springs, CO. Jan 2006.

AAOS/ASSH Elbow and Wrist Arthroscopy: Techniques and Innovations. Rosemont, IL. Oct 2005.

California Pacific Medical Center.  Advances in Upper Extremity Surgery.  San Fransisco, CA.  Sept. 2005.  

*Reverse Ball and Socket Arthroplasty Surgeon Training Course (Tornier). Course Director and Instructor (Lectures and Cadaver Workshop). New Brunswick NJ. Sept 2005.

*Reverse Ball and Socket Arthroplasty Surgeon Training Course (Tornier). Course Director and Instructor (Lectures and Cadaver Workshop). Tulsa OK. Apr 2005.

*Current Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty. Surgeon Training Course (Tornier). Course Director and Instructor (Lectures and Cadaver Workshop). Denver CO. Mar 2005.

*Reverse Ball and Socket Arthroplasty Surgeon Training Course (Tornier). Course Director and Instructor (Lectures and Cadaver Workshop). Seattle, WA. Mar 2005.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  Presentations Washington DC.  February 2005.

*Reverse Ball and Socket Arthroplasty Surgeon Training Course (Tornier). Course Instructor (Lecture and Cadaver Workshop). Hartford CT. Jan 2005.

Latitude® Total Elbow Replacement (Tornier). Rochester, MN. Nov 2004.

*Complex Problems in Shoulder Reconstruction. Surgeon Training Course (Tornier). Course Instructor. Monterey CA. October 2004.

4th Biennial American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon Training Course (Tornier).  Course Instructor (Lecture and Cadaver Workshop).  Pittsburgh, PA.  July 2004.  

*Reverse Ball and Socket Arthroplasty Surgeon Training Course (Tornier). Course Instructor (Lecture and Cadaver Workshop). Pittsburgh PA. July 2004.

Surgical Management of Cuff Tear Arthropathy (DePuy). Chicago, IL. July 2004.

Treatment of Complex Shoulder Problems – Current Concepts in Shoulder Arthroplasty (Tornier). Course Instructor (Lecture and Workshop) May 2004, Williamsburg, VA.

Tornier Reverse Ball and Socket Arthroplasty Course. Houston, TX. February 2004.

1st International Symposium:  Treatment of Complex Shoulder Problems.  Treatment of the Rotator Cuff Deficient Shoulder.  Tampa, FL.  Jan 2004.  

Acumed Upper Extremity Course. “From the Fingertip to the Shoulder”. Las Vegas, NV. December 2003.

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2003 Focus Meeting:  Arthritis of the Shoulder and Elbow.  Las vegas, CA.  Nov 2003.

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 1st Annual Basic Science Meeting.  Dana Point, CA. Oct 2003.  

Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting.  Colorado Springs, CO.  July 2003.  

*2002 Balgrist Shoulder Course. Cadaver Lab Arthroscopy Instructor. Zurich Switzerland, November 2002.

SECEC European Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting.  Budapest Hungary.  September 2002.

3rd Biennial American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Meeting.  Presentations.  Orlando, FL.  April 2002.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  Presentations/instructional Courses.  Dallas, Tx.  February 2002.  

San Diego Shoulder Course (18th Annual). San Diego CA, June 2001.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  San Francisco, CA.  February 2001.  

Current Issues of MRI in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (10th Annual).  Instructor shoulder anatomy laboratory.  San Francisco, Ca  2001.  

Miller Orthopaedic Review Course. Colorado Springs, CO, April 2000.

American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Treatment of the Foot and Ankle Review Course. Chicago, IL, September 1999.

Zimmer Residents Course. Chicago, IL, August 1999.

AO/ASIF Principles of Fracture Management Course for Residents. College Park, Georgia, August 1998.

*American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  Presentation.  New Orleans, LA.  February 1998.  

Dallas Short Course, Orthotics and Prosthetics. University of Texas Southwestern, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. Dallas, Texas. October 1997.

A Course in Orthopaedic Pathology Creighton University. Omaha, Nebraska. May 1997.

*AOA 30th Residents Conference.  Presentations.  New York, NY.  1997.  

Limb Lengthening Using the Ilizarov Technique. UNMC. September 1994.

Meetings/Continuing Education

(Meetings in which presentations or instructions given marked with *)

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Closed Meeting.  White Sulfur Springs, WV 2011. 

*Texas Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting.  Austin, TX  May 2011. 

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Closed Meeting.  Scottsdale, AZ  2010. 

*11th International Congress of Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons.  Edinburg, UK  Sept 2010. 

*Clinical Orthopaedic Society 98th Annual Meeting.  Denver, CO  Sept 2010.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Specialty Day.  Mar 2010. 

*Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society Annual Meeting.  Beaver Creek, CO  Aug 2009. 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.  Rosemont, IL  May 2009. 

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Meeting.  Santa Barbara, CA  Sept 2008. 

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting.  San Fransisco, CA  March 2008. 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.  San Fransisco, CA  March 2008. 

Western Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting.  Sonoma, CA  Nov 2007. 

*Rocky Mountain Shoulder and Elbow Society.  Boulder, CO  July 2007. 

Mayo Clinic Elbow Arthroscopy.  Rochester, MN  May 2007. 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.  Sante Fe, NM  Oct 2006. 

20th congress of the Euro Society for Shouler.  Athens, Greece Sept 2006. 

California Pacific Medical Center.  Advances in Upper Extremity Surgery.  San Fransisco, CA  Sept 2005. 

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Presentations Washington DC, February 2005.

4th Biennial American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Meeting. Monterey CA, Oct 2004.

1st International Symposium: Treatment of Complex Shoulder Problems. Treatment of the Rotator Cuff Deficient Shoulder. Jan 2004, Tampa, FL.

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 2003 Focus Meeting: Arthritis of the Shoulder and Elbow. Nov 2003, Las Vegas, CA.

American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons 1st Annual Basic Science Meeting. Oct 2003, Dana Point, CA.

Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Western Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting. Colorado Springs CO, July 2003.

SECEC European Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Annual Meeting. Budapest Hungary, September 2002.

*3rd Biennial American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons Meeting. Presentations. Orlando FL, April 2002.

*American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Presentations/Instructional Courses. Dallas TX, February 2002.

*Current Issues of MRI in Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (10th Annual). Instructor shoulder anatomy laboratory. San Francisco, CA 2001.

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. San Francisco CA, February 2001.

*American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Presentation. New Orleans LA, February 1998.

*AOA 30th Residents Conference. Presentations. New York, NY, 1997.
 

Medical Licenses (Physician and Surgeon)

Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, and California

Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Fellow)

American Shoulder and Elbow Sureons (Associate Member)

Extracurricular Activities

Interests/Recreational Activities

Sports (soccer, tennis, skiing), backpacking/hiking, fishing, travel, Greek history and mythology, bouzouki.

Leadership

Co-President American Medical Student Association, UNMC Chapter (1993-94)
Vice President. First Year Medical School Class (1992-93)
Co-Founder, Students Teaching AIDS to Students, UNMC Chapter (1992-93)

Medical School

Member:  American Medical Student Association, American Medical Association, Student National Medical Association.
SNMA Boys Club Physical Exams (1992-95)
Grade-school Student Anatomy Sessions (1992-93)
Speaker, “Students Teaching AIDS to Students” 1992-94
Grade-School Anti-smoking education (1994)

Research Year (1991-92, San Francisco)

Volunteer in Emergency and Operating Rooms.
Boys Club Counselor/ Basketball Coach

Undergraduate

Junior Varsity Soccer 1987-90. Captain 1989.
Radio Show Disc Jockey 1988.

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