Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Felix H. Savoie, III, of Tulane University School of Medicine

Written by Laura Dyrda | September 28, 2010 | Print  |
Felix "Buddy" H. Savoie, III, MD, is a professor in the department of orthopedics and chief of sports medicine at Tulane (La.) University School of Medicine, where he has become an accomplished author and teacher for surgeons from around the world. He has a professional interest in shoulder, elbow and wrist surgery.

He has also given several presentations for trained physicians, including a live broadcast of rotator cuff and labrum repair to an audience of over 400 orthopedic surgeons. The broadcast was part of the annual San Diego Shoulder Arthroscopy meeting.

Dr. Savoie is the current president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and has published several articles on topics such as treatment for UCL insufficiency in female athletes and elbow surgery. He has earned the Charles Neer Award from the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons as well as several other awards for his research.

In addition to his writing, Dr. Savoie has served as editor for books, including Shoulder Arthroscopy. He has given webcasts on comprehensive approaches to rotator cuff repair featuring the VERSALOK anchor, HEALIX dual threaded suture anchor, IDEAL suture grasper and ESPRESSEW II flexible suture passer.

He earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and completed his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. His additional training includes a hand and mircrovascular fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He also completed an arthroscopy fellowship with Tuckahoe Orthopaedic Associates in Richmond, Va.

Read other coverage on orthopedic and spine industry leaders:

- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Joel Press of The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago


- Orthopedic and Spine Industry Leader to Know: Dr. Daniel J. Berry of the Mayo Clinic

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