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Armodios M. Hatzidakis, MD, FAAOS, is an orthopaedic specialist at Western Orthopaedics, P.C., in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Hatzidakis was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He graduated with a BA degree from Grinnell College (Iowa) and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. After medical school, he completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training at the University of Nebraska and Creighton University combined residency program. He then pursued American and European shoulder and elbow fellowships; spending one year with upper extremity specialists in San Francisco and then eight months at centers of excellence in England, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France.
In addition to general orthopaedic and fracture care, Dr. Hatzidakis’ primary expertise is in treatment of the shoulder and elbow, specializing in arthroscopic ("scope") surgery for athletic injuries, rotator cuff, instability and fracture repair, shoulder and elbow replacement, and complex revision/salvage surgery, including reversed shoulder replacement. He is active in teaching other surgeons complex shoulder reconstruction techniques, has co-authored numerous articles and book chapters on shoulder surgery, and is a recipient of the Neer Clinical Science Award for excellence in shoulder and elbow research. Dr. Hatzidakis is Board Certified, a Fellow with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), and a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons (ASES). Dr. Hatzidakis joined Western Orthopaedics, P.C. in 2003.
"I treat patients the way I would like to be treated; with thoughtful listening, thorough examination, and a complete discussion of the options for care. If an operation is required or elected upon, I stay updated and proficient in both time-honored and modern techniques required to give the patient the best result possible."
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