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    Prof. Vinod Kumar PANCHBHAVI, MD, FACS



    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation

    University of Texas Medical Branch

    301 University BLVD, Galveston, Texas 77555-0165 USA

    USA 281 334 0620 Fax: USA 281 334 0657

    Chief of Division Foot & Ankle Surgery, Department of Orthopedics & Rehabilitation,

    UTMB since Jan 2007

    Editor in Chief Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery (Feb 2012)

    Program Director Foot & Ankle Fellowship Program

    ATLS Instructor Acute Trauma Life Support Course instructor ID# 277577

    Re verified March 2006

    Tilman J. and Paige Fertitta Professorship in Orthopedics Feb 13, 2015


    Board Certified American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

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    M.B., B.S Osmania University, Hyderabad, India Dec 1986

    M.S (Ortho) Osmania University, Hyderabad, India Apr 1989

    F.R.C.S Ed Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, UK Jun 1992

    F.R.C.S Eng Royal College of Surgeons, England, UK Jan 1993

    E.C.F.M.G U.S Medical Licensure Examination (I III) Dec 1993-4

    F.A.C.S American College of Surgeons Oct 2008

    A.B.O.S American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery July 2011


    Associate Professor - Orthopaedic Surgery (Sep 2008 Aug 2010)

    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, TX, USA 77555

    Assistant Professor Orthopaedic Surgery (Nov 2003 Aug 2008)

    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, TX, USA 77555

    Program Director - Foot and Ankle Fellowship (May 2007 Present)

    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, TX, USA 77555


    1. Panchbhavi VK: Simple aid in Removal of Diastasis Screw. Ann R Coll Surg Eng. 80: 358: 1998

    2. Trevino SG, Panchbhavi VK: Technique of Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession a cadaver

    study. Foot and Ankle Surgery.8: 45-47: 2002

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    3. Anand R, Brennan PA, Panchbhavi V, Ilankovan V: Stabilizing the Leg to Harvest a Fibular Flap:

    a New Device. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. 40 (5) 438-439: Oct 2002

    4. Panchbhavi VK, Trevino SG: Use of Titanium Cages with Cancellous Bone Graft in Hind Foot

    Fusion: literature review and case reports with complications. Foot and Ankle Surgery.9 (1) 51-55:


    5. Panchbhavi VK, Trevino SG: Peroneal Tendoscopy and report on Anomalies Diagnosed. Foot and

    Ankle Surgery.9 (2) 131-135: 2003

    6 Panchbhavi VK, Trevino SG: The Technique of Peroneal Tendoscopy and its role in Management

    of Peroneal Tendon Anomalies. Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery.2 (3) 192 198: 2003

    7. Panchbhavi VK: Knee-stabilizing Device for Lower Limb Orthopedic Procedures. Ann R Coll

    Surg Eng. 86 54-55: 2004

    8. Syed MA, Panchbhavi VK: Fixation of Tibial Pilon Fractures with Percutaneous Cannulated

    Screws. INJURY 35(3) 284-289: 2004

    9. Panchbhavi VK, Trevino SG: Evaluation of Hallux Valgus Surgery using Computer-assisted

    Radiographic Measurements and two Direct Forefoot Parameters. Foot and Ankle Surgery.10 (2) 59-

    63: 2004

    10. Panchbhavi VK, Trevino SG: Endoscopic Gastrocnemius Recession. Techniques in Foot and

    Ankle Surgery.3 (3) 149 152: 2004

    11. Panchbhavi VK, Trevino SG: Comparison between Manual and Computer Assisted

    Measurements of Hallux Valgus Parameters. Foot Ankle Int. 25(10) 708-711:2004

    12. Panchbhavi VK: Technique of Internal Fixation in Osteoporotic Ankle Fracture. Techniques in

    Foot and Ankle Surgery.3 (4) 231-234:2004

    13. Trevino SG, Gibbs MB, Panchbhavi VK: Evaluation of results of Endoscopic Gastrocnemius

    Recession. Foot Ankle Int.26 (5) 359-364:2005

    14. Panchbhavi VK, Singh D, Trevino SG: Distraction Technique for Restoring Length of Fibula in

    Ankle Fractures. Foot Ankle Int.26 (6) 501-502:2005

    15. Panchbhavi VK, Mody MG, Mason WT: Combination of Hook Plate and Tibia Pro-Fibular

    Screw Fixation of Osteoporotic Ankle Fractures: A clinical evaluation of Operative Strategy. Foot

    Ankle Int.26 (7) 510- 515: 2005

    16. Panchbhavi VK, Trevino SG: First Web Space Soft Tissue Release: A new sequential approach.

    Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery 4 (3) 184 189: 2005

    17. Panchbhavi VK: Minimally Invasive Stabilization of Pilon Fractures. Techniques in Foot and

    Ankle Surgery4 (4):240-248, 2005

    18. Panchbhavi VK: Pilon Fractures. Review article. eMedicine Journal [serial online]. 2005.

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    Available at:

    19. Panchbhavi VK, Rowell M, Trevino SG: Bivalving a Below Knee Cast with a Stable Notch. Foot

    Ankle Int.27 (1) 64-65: 2006

    20. Panchbhavi VK: Plantar Heel Pain. Review article. eMedicine Journal [serial online]. 2006.

    Available at:

    21. Panchbhavi VK, Hecox SE: All That Is Gas Is Not Gas Gangrene: Mechanical spread of Gas in

    the Soft Tissues. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Am) 88:1345-1348; 2006

    22. Trevino SG, Panchbhavi VK, Castro-Aragon O, Rowell MS, Jo J: The Kick-Off Position: A

    New Sign for Early Diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome in the Leg. Foot Ankle Int. 28 (1)

    92-95; 2007

    23. Panchbhavi VK: Buttress K wire fixation for chevron osteotomy. Foot Ankle Int. 28 (1) 133-134;


    24. Panchbhavi VK, Trevino SG.: Minimally invasive technique for harvesting long flexor tendons

    in the foot. Foot Ankle Int. 28 (2) 269-271; 2007

    25. Panchbhavi VK, Trevino SG: A New Clinical Sign Associated with Metatarsophalangeal Joint

    Synovitis of the Lesser Toes. Foot Ankle Int. 28 (5) 640-641; 2007

    26. Panchbhavi VK: Chronic Achilles Tendon repair with Flexor Hallucis Longus Tendon harvested

    using a Minimally Invasive Technique. Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery 6 (2) 123-129; 2007

    27. Panchbhavi VK: Calcaneus Fractures: Reduction of the Medial Wall. Foot Ankle Int. 28 (7) 849-

    850; 2007

    28. Panchbhavi VK: Augmentation of Internal Fixation of Osteoporotic Ankle Fracture Using

    Injectable Bone Substitute. Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery 6(4) 264-269; 2007

    29. Panchbhavi VK, Yang J, Vallurapalli S: Minimally Invasive Method of Harvesting Flexor

    Digitorum Longus Tendon: A Cadaver Study. Foot Ankle Int. 29 (1) 42-48; 2008

    30. Panchbhavi VK, Yang J, Vallurapalli S: Surgical Anatomy for a New Minimally Invasive Approach to Harvest the Flexor Digitorum Longus Tendon: A Cadaver Study. Foot and Ankle

    Surgery.14: 16-20; 2008

    31. Panchbhavi VK: Extra Articular Stabilization of Lisfranc Injury. Techniques in Foot and Ankle

    Surgery.7 (2): 100-106; 2008

    32. Panchbhavi VK, Vallurupalli S, Morris R, Patterson, R: The Use of Calcium Sulfate and Calcium

    Phosphate Composite Graft to Augment Screw Purchase in Osteoporotic Ankles. Foot Ankle Int. 29

    (6): 593-600; 2008

    33. Panchbhavi VK, Leontaritis NM: A Case Report of Atypical Magnetic Resonance Images of the

    Hindfoot following Cocaine Injection in the Foot and a Review of Osteonecrosis in Calcaneus. Foot

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    and Ankle Surgery.14 (4):215-220; 2008

    34. Panchbhavi VK: Ankle Arthroscopy. Review article. eMedicine Journal [serial online]. 2008.

    Available at:

    35. Panchbhavi VK, Andersen C R, Vallurupalli S, Yang J: A Minimally Disruptive Model and

    Three - Dimensional Evaluation of Lisfranc Joint Diastasis. J Bone Joint Surg.90 A (12): 2707 -

    2713; 2008

    36. Panchbhavi VK: Current Operative Techniques in Lisfranc Injuries. In: Operative Techniques in

    Orthopedics: Freddie Fu (Editor) - Elsevier 18(4): 239-246; 2008

    37. Castro-Aragon O, Vallurupalli S, Warner M, Panchbhavi VK, Trevino SG: Ethnic Radiographic

    Foot Differences. Foot Ankle Int.30 (1) 57-6; 2009

    38. Leontaritis NM, Hinojosa L, Panchbhavi VK: Arthroscopically Detected Intra-articular Lesions

    Associated with Acute Ankle Fractures. J Bone Joint Surg.90 (A) 333-339; 2009

    39. Trevino SG, Buford WL, Vallurupalli S, Rowell M, Panchbhavi VK: Use of a Patient-Controlled

    Stretching Device to Improve the Ankle Range of Motion.Foot Ankle Int.30 (2) 110-114; 2009

    40. Panchbhavi VK, Vallurupalli S, Yang J, Andersen CR: Screw Fixation Compared with Suture-

    Button Fixation of Isolated Lisfranc Ligament Injuries.J Bone Joint Surg.90 A (5) 1143-1148; 2009

    41. Panchbhavi VK, Vallurupalli S, Morris R: Comparison of Augmentation Methods for Internal

    fixation of Osteoporotic Ankle Fractures. Foot Ankle Int. 30 (7) 696-703; 2009

    42. Abt JL, Panchbhavi VK. Triplane Fracture.eMedicine from WebMD. Updated June 12, 2009

    Available at:

    43. Panchbhavi VK: A Simple Method of Footwear Attachment for Circular Frames. Foot Ankle Int.

    30 (7) 711-712; 2009

    44. Panchbhavi VK: The Foot-Cradle Technique to Offload the Foot in a Circular Frame. Foot

    Ankle Int.30 (8) 788-790; 2009

    45. Panchbhavi VK: 'Subtalar Bone Block Distraction Arthrodesis'. Techniques in Foot and Ankle

    Surgery.8 (3): 150-151; 2009

    46. Panchbhavi VK, Aronow M, DiGiovanni B, Giza E, Grimes J, Harris T, Roberts M, Straus B:

    Foot and Ankle Experience in Orthopedic Residency - An Update. Foot Ankle Int.31 (1) 10-13; 2010

    47. Panchbhavi VK, Villareal AD: Treatment of Acute Lisfranc Fracture and Dislocation in Patients

    with Neuropathy (Invited article) Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery. 9(3): 115-122; 2010

    48. Panchbhavi VK: Synthetic Bone Grafting in Foot and Ankle Surgery (Invited article) Foot

    and Ankle Clinics. 15 (4): 559-576; 2010

    49. Panchbhavi VK. Bones of the Foot. E Medicine from WebMD. Updated January 05, 2011

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    Available at:

    50. Panchbhavi VK, Rapley J, Trevino SG: First Web Space Soft Tissue Release in Bunion Surgery:

    Functional Outcomes of a New Technique. Foot Ankle Int. 32 (3) 257-261; 2011

    51. Stuart K, Panchbhavi VK: The Fate of Syndesmotic Screws. Foot Ankle Int. 32(5) 519 -525;


    52. Panchbhavi VK: Minimally Invasive Allograft Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction (Invited

    article) Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery. 10 (3):117-121; 2011

    53. Villareal AD, Andersen CR, Panchbhavi VK: A Survey on Management of Chronic Achilles

    Tendon Ruptures. American Journal of Orthopedics. 41(3): 126-131; 2012

    54. Panchbhavi VK, Mays M, Trevino SG: Accuracy of Intraoperative Fluoroscopy with and without

    Laser Guidance in Foot and Ankle Surgery. Foot Ankle Int. 33 (5) 415-419; 2012

    55. Panchbhavi VK: Orientation of the Lisfranc Screw. Journal of Orthopedic Trauma 26(11):e221-e224; 2012

    56. Panchbhavi VK, Molina D 4th, Villarreal J, Curry MC, Andersen CR. Three-dimensional, digital, and gross anatomy of the Lisfranc ligament. Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Jun; 34(6):876-80

    57. Capelle JH, Cory CG, Wells KM, Morris RP, Buford WL , Merriman DJ, Panchbhavi VK:

    "Fixation Strength of Anteriorly Inserted Headless Screws for Talar Neck Fractures" Foot Ankle Int.

    2013 July; 34(7): 1012-1016

    58. Luo M, Li C, Molina D IV, Andersen C, Panchbhavi VK: "The Accuracy of Citation and

    Quotation in Foot and Ankle Surgery Journals" Foot Ankle Int. July 2013(7) 34: 949-955

    59. Panchbhavi VK, Boutris N, Patel K, Molina D, Andersen CR. CT Density Analysis of the Medial Cuneiform. Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Nov; 34(11):1596-9. doi: 10.1177/1071100713499904. Epub 2013

    Aug 9.PMID: 23935163

    60. Gallagher SM, Rodriguez NA, Andersen CR, Granberry WM, Panchbhavi VK. Anatomic

    predisposition to ligamentous Lisfranc injury: a matched case-control study. J Bone Joint Surg Am.

    2013 Nov 20; 95(22):2043-7. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.K.01142. PMID: 24257663

    61. Panchbhavi VK. Percutaneous Techniques for Tendon Transfers in the Foot and Ankle. Foot

    Ankle Clin N Am 19 (2014) e113e122

    62. Kanz BN, Morris RP, Lewis T, Panchbhavi VK. Biomechanical evaluation of a knotless barbed

    suture repair in a human Achilles tendon rupture model. Foot Ankle Spec. 2014 Jun; 7(3):176-81. doi:

    10.1177/1938640014528041. Epub 2014 Mar 30.

    63. Lucas KJ, Morris RP, Buford WL. Jr, Panchbhavi VK. Biomechanical comparison of first

    metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis using triple-threaded headless screws versus partially threaded

    lag screws. Foot and Ankle Surgery, Volume 20, Issue 2, June 2014, Pages 144-148,

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    64. LeBa T, Gugala Z, Morris RP, Panchbhavi VK. Gravity Versus Manual External

    Rotation Stress View in Evaluating Ankle Stability: A Prospective Study Foot Ankle Spec

    June 2015 vol. 8 no. 3 175-179 doi: 10.1177/1938640014565048


    65. Weglein DG, Andersen CR, Randal P. Morris RP, Buford WL Jr, Panchbhavi VK

    Allograft Reconstruction of the Lisfranc Ligament. Foot Ankle Spec August 2015 vol. 8 no. 4

    292-296 ( )


    66. Wilson WK, Morris RP, Ward AJ, Carayannopoulos NL, Panchbhavi VK. Torsional

    Failure of Carbon Fiber Composite Plates Versus Stainless Steel Plates for Comminuted

    Distal Fibula Fractures. Foot Ankle Int. 2016 May;37(5):548-53. doi: 10.1177/1071100715625291.

    Epub 2016 Jan 10. ( )


    1. The Effect of Suture Anchor Insertion Angle on Calcaneus Pullout Strength: Challenging the

    Deadmans Angle - Foot Ankle Spec




    1. Trevino SG, Panchbhavi VK: Talar Fractures and Dislocation: In: Fractures of the Foot and

    Ankle: Calhoun JH and Laughlin RT (Editors) Publishers: Taylor & Francis Group: Florida USA:

    2005: 49-92.

    2. Panchbhavi VK: Reconstruction of Achilles tendon with the tendon of flexor hallucislongus: In:

    Achilles Tendon: Techniche Chirurgiche in Ortopedia e Traumatologia:Muffulli N and Oliva F

    (Guest Editors) Publishers: CIC Edizioni Internazionali Roma, 2009: 65-71.

    3. Panchbhavi VK: Orthopedic Implants for Foot & Ankle Trauma in Orthopaedic Implants:

    Application, Complications, and Management. Lindsey RW & Gugala Z (Editors) Publishers:

    Marcel Dekker Inc (Submitted)

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