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Steve V. Nguyen, M.D.

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Steve V. Nguyen, M.D.Joint Replacement Surgeon

Dr. Steve Nguyen is well known and recognized as a highly regarded expert orthopaedic surgeon with special interest in joint replacement surgery. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Stanford Medical School and Bachelor of Science degree from University of California. Dr. Steve Nguyen has advanced and mastered his skills in minimally invasive and muscle sparing joint replacement of the knees and hips. He is extensively trained in joint reconstructive surgery and orthopaedic surgeries including trauma care.

Optimotion Orthopaedics was founded in 2007 by Dr. Steve Nguyen in Orlando, Florida with a group mission is to deliver exceptional orthopaedic care resulting in faster recovery. Dr. Steve Nguyen was among the pioneers of lateral approach total knee replacement. He was one of the first to perform the innovative minimally invasive total knee replacement procedure as an outpatient procedure, drastically reducing time in the hospital, pain and recovery.

Dr Steve Nguyen offers comprehensive care to patients with simple and complex disorders of the knee and hip. There are many treatment options for patients with joint pain, deformity or injury. His goal is to return his patients to the activities they enjoy and to deliver the best possible outcomes in the shortest amount of time.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Total Knee and Hip replacements, Knee Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Arthroscopy

Specialties

  • Total Joint Replacements, Lateral Approach Total Knee Replacement, Anterior Robotic Hip Replacement

Medical Degree

  • Stanford University School of Medicine Stanford, CA

Residency

  • Orthopaedic Surgery: State University of NY-Brooklyn Brooklyn, NY

Fellowship

  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Trauma Grant/Riverside Methodist Hospital Columbus, OH

Certifications

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Membership/Affiliations

  • Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS)
  • Member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)
  • Member of the American Medical Association (AMA)

Major Accomplishments

  • Dr. Nguyen has conducted orthopaedic research and is the author of several articles published in peer-reviewed medical journals.
    2018 Orlando Magazine Top Doc, 2019 Orlando Magazine Top Doc

Hospital Affiliations

  • Orlando Health Dr Phillips Hospital Orlando, FL
  • Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, FL
  • Poinciana Medical Center, Poinciana, FL
  • Oviedo Medical Center, Oviedo, FL

Affiliated Surgery Centers

  • Advanced Surgery Center of Orlando, Orlando, FL

Awards & honors

  • 2019
    Top Doctors in Orlando
  • 2018
    Top Doctors in Orlando
  • 1998
    Rhone Pouler-Rorer Scholarship
  • 1991 – 1993
    Medical Scholars Grant Research
  • 1993
    Vice President-Organizing Committee of 2nd International Neuroscience Symposium
  • 1990
    Ralph Waldo General Award – Outstanding Undergraduate Research
  • 1989
    AED – Biological Honor Society

Publications & Presentations

Publications:

  • Scientific Poster #109 Geriatrics
    Percutaneous Locked Intramedullary Nailing of 2-, 3-, and 4-Part Proximal Humerus Fractures
    Steve Nguyen, MD (n);
    J. Dean Cole, MD (c,e-DePuy, a Johnson and Johnson Company);
    Donna L. Lamb, MBA, BSN (n); Alicia Torres, CST (n);
    Fracture Care Center at Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida, USA

  • Scientific Poster #22 Femur
    Patella Tendon Repair and Patella Fracture Fixation Augmented with Cable Fixation Allows Early,
    Aggressive Rehabilitation and Early Return to Function
    Steve Nguyen, MD (n); J. Dean Cole, MD (n);
    Donna L. Lamb, MBA, BSN (n); Alicia Torres, CST (n);
    Fracture Care Center at Florida Hospital, Orlando, Florida, USA

  • Connolley JF, Nguyen SV. Fractures . Chapter 5. Nonoperative treatment of fractures.
  • Pacicca, DM., Cramer, KE, Nguyen, SV, Patel, A., Tornetta III, P., Is Anatomic Reduction Necessary for Displaced Physeal Fractures of the Distal Tibia. 2000 Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual meeting. San Antonio, Texas
  • Nguyen, SV, Tonetta III, P., Scott, C. Lag Screw Fixation of the Lateral Malleolus. 1998 Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual meeting. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Tornetta III, P., Nguyen, SV. Unreamed Nailing for Segmenial Tibia Fractures: A Prospective Study. 1998 Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual meeting. Vancuver, Canada.
  • Nguyen, SV., Tornetta III, P., Bkaric, M. OTA: Publication Rates of the Scientific Sessions. J Ortho Trauma 1998; 12:457-463.
  • Smith, ME., Nguyen, SV. The Respiratory Burst in Macrophages Phagocytizing Myelin. Abs. Transactions of American Society of Nguyen, SV., Berger, P. Microdialysis Evidence of Functional Antagonism of Cocaine by Kappa agonist u504588. Abs. NIDA Research Monograph #141 Vol.2
  • Chu A., Nguyen, SV. The Use of HPLC Analysis of ATP and Other Intracellular Energy Metabolites from in vitro Astrocytic – neural tissue cultures undergoing Mechanical, Chemical, Hypoxic injury. 1993 2nd Annual International Neuroscience Symposium.

Presentations:

  • Nguyen, SV., (August 2006) Humeral Versa Nail. Presented at Hand Innovations LLC. Upper Extremity Trauma Symposium. Chicago, IL
  • Nguyen, SV., (October 2004) Orthopaedic Patient Care. Presented at Central Florida Chapter of National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses. Cocoa Beach, FL.
  • Nguyen, SV., Tornetta III, P. Unreamed Nailing for Segmental Tibia Fractures: A Prospective Study. 1998 Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual meeting. Vancouver, Canada
  • Tornetta III, P., Nguyen, SV., Scott, C. Lag Screw Fixation of the Lateral Malleolus. 1998 Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual meeting. Vancouver, Canada.

Grand Rounds Lectures:

  • Current Concepts in Arthoscopic Bankhart Repair
    Brookdale Hospital Grand Rounds 1997
  • Current Concepts in the Treatment of Patella Subluxation and Dislocations
    Brookdale Hospital Grand Rounds 1997
  • Application of External Pelvic Fixator
    SUNY – Brooklyn

Research (2005-2006):

  • Volar Bearing Plate Approach vs. Fracture-Specific Dorsal Approach in Acute, Distal Radius Fracture: A Prospective, Randomized Case Series Study and Retrospective Practice Analysis. FH IRM No.: 2006.02.05. Investigator Initiated. PI – Steve Nguyen, MD., Sub-I – J. Dean Cole. MD, Grant funded by TriMed, Inc.
  • A Multicenter, Randomized, Feasibility Study Assessing Two Concentrations of HEALOS/shGDF-5 Bone Graft in the Management of Acute, Open Tibial Shaft Fractures, FH IRB No.: 2005.12.15. Sponsored by DePuy Spine, Inc. PI – J. Dean Cole, MD.; Sub-I – Steve Nguyen, MD. Study cancelled nationwide in January 2006
  • Retrospective Review of Healing with rhBMP-2/ACS use in the Medicare-Aged Population. FH IRB No.:2005.12.16. Investigator Initiated. PI – J. Dean Cole, MD, Sub-I – Steve Nguyen, MD. Grant funded by Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc
  • Outcomes Related to Intra-Articular Calcaneus Fracture – FH IRB No.: 2005.09.05. Investigator Initiated. PI – J. Dean Cole., MD. Sub-I – Steve Nguyen, MD., Co-author and Research Manager.

Posters:

  • Tornetta III, P., Riina, J., Nguyen, SV. Risks of Proximal Locking Screws in the Proimxal Femur. 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. 1998 poster presentation.
  • Nguyen, SV., Tornetta III, P., Scott, C., Lag Screw Fixation of the Lateral Malleolus. 1998 Orthopaedic Trauma Association Annual meeting. Vancouver, Canada
  • Tornetta III, P., Nguyen, SV., OTA: Publication Rates of the Scientific Sessions. 1997 Orthopaedic Trauma Assocation Annual meeting. Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Tornetta III, P., Nguyen, SV. Competence of the Deltoid Ligament in Bimalleolar Ankle Fractures after Medial Malleolar Fixation in Vivo. 1999 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual meeting. Anaheim, California

Professional Activities:

  • Surgeon Advisory Group for Project 3X-13. Wright Medical Technology, Inc.

Current Projects:

  • Nguyen, SV. Prospective randomized study of distal radius fractures treated with dorsal or volar plating
  • Nguyen, SV. Distal locked dual retrograde nailing of humeral fractures a new treatment option
  • Nguyen, SV. Arthoscopic aided early treatment of distal tibial plafond injuries a retrospective look
  • Nguyen, SV. Early safety and efficacy of a new lateral approach to total knee arthroplasties

Invention development:

  • Dorsal plate design contributor: Trimed
  • Lateral muscle and ligament sparing knee arthroplasty approach: Patent pending
  • Lateral muscle and ligament sparing knee arthroplasty femoral, tibial, and patella cutting guides: submitted for patent application
  • Instrument Design for Anterior hip replacement: Exactech