Friday, February 11, 2011 - Broward Health Broward General Medical Center Orthopedic Surgeon to Present at NFL Physicians’ Society (NFLPS) Meeting

A member of the NFL Physicians Society, Dr. Dominic Carreira will present “Proximal Fifth Metatarsal Fractures: Effect on Career and Radiographic Parameters” at the meeting of the NFLPS on February 25, 2011.

This scientific meeting takes place annually during the NFL Combines in Indianapolis. Proximal fifth metatarsal foot fractures (The Jones Fracture) is associated with significant difficulty with healing and missed playing time. As a leading specialist in foot and ankle injuries, Dr. Carreira was invited to share his expertise with this highly specialized organization.

Dominic S. Carreira, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon with advanced training from three orthopedic fellowship programs, also specializes in hip arthroscopy, sports medicine, and minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques.

He received his medical degree, with honors, from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000. He completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Following his residency, Dr. Carreira completed a Foot and Ankle Fellowship with Dr. Mark Myerson at the Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction, Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Carreira also completed a Foot and Ankle and Arthroscopic Fellowship with Dr. Pierce Scranton in Seattle, Washington, and a Sports Medicine and Hip Arthroscopy Fellowship with the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado.

Dr. Carreira has served as an assistant team physician to both the U.S. Men's and Women's Ski Teams, Colorado Rockies, Denver Broncos, Chicago White Sox, and the Chicago Blaze. He is currently a team physician for the Florida Marlins and Miami Dolphins. He is a member of the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society, Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation, American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine, and Arthroscopy Association of North America.

Active in research, Dr. Carreira has presented his work in arthroscopic techniques and outcomes both nationally and internationally and has been published in numerous medical publications including the Foot and Ankle International and American Journal of Sports Medicine.

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Dominic S. Carreira, M.D.