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About Us

The Practice:

The Tort Orthopaedic Institute is a medical practice providing orthopedic services in Puerto Rico and Florida. Our surgeon, Pedro J. Tort Saade, MD, leads a staff of six employees: three nurses, two secretaries, and one administrator. 


Pedro J. Tort Saade Curriculum Vitae:


Education and Nominations:

• Oral Examiner for the 2019 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Part II Oral Examinations, Chicago

• May 2019: AOSSM- Self-Assessment Examination Committee

• Oral Examiner for the 2018 American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) Part II Oral Examinations, Chicago

• November 7, 2017- Participation in the ABOS Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Certification and Recertification Examination Standard Setting Exercise.

• August 2015- AANA Master Experience Hip Arthroscopy Cadaver Course

• Multiple Advance cadaveric courses in anterior supine Total Hip replacement- two courses as Instructor (DJO, Medacta, Stryker, Zimmer, Biomet). Proctor in two courses for anterior-supine total hip replacement (DJO)

• September- November 2005- Traveling Fellowship: Minimally Invasive and revision Knee and Hip Replacement: Frank Ebert, MD, Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

• August- September 2005- Traveling Fellowship: Minimally Invasive Knee and Hip

Replacement: Richard Berger, MD, Rush University Medical Center, in Chicago, IL.

• August 2004 - July 2005- Sports Medicine Fellowship, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

• July 2004 - December 2004- Chief Resident, Orthopedic Training program; Puerto Rico, 2004

• July 2000 – June 2004- Orthopedic Residency Program, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus

• July 1999 – June 2000- Orthopedic Research, Orthopedic Residency Program, University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus

• July 1998 – June 1999- General Surgery Internship, University of Puerto Rico Medical Sciences Campus

• August 1994 – 1998- Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine. Bayamon, Puerto Rico

• August 1990 – 1994- Pre-Medicine Program, University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus

Professional Societies:

• International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)

• American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)

• American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

• Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)

• American Association of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS)

• Puerto Rican Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SPOT)


Medical Licenses:

• Puerto Rico 13586

• Florida ME 103097


Certifications:

• July- 2018: Examiner in Part II ABOS

• Recertified: Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Recertified (Combine Orthopaedic Diplomate and Orthopedic Sports Medicine) through 12/31/2028

• Subspecialty Certificate in Orthopedic Sports Medicine (ABOS) 11/5/2009 to 12/31/2019.

• American Board of Orthopaedic Diplomate (Since 2008)

• USMLE Step I – October 1996

• USMLE Step II – August 1997

• USMLE Step III – April 2000

• Disaster Response Course; AAOS 2015

Actual Orthopedic Practice:

• Puerto Rico: Tort Orthopaedic Institute (office both San Juan and Vega Alta); Solo private practice.

• Florida:

o Florida Spine and Joint Institute

o Larkin’s Orthopedic Residency Program


Work Experience:

• President 2018-2019 of the Puerto Rico Orthopaedic Society (SPOT)

• Speaker (Professor) - August Conmed Caribbean Shoulder & Knee Advanced Arthroscopy Cadaver Lab

• 2018- Director of the SPOT 2018 Annual Convention Educational Program

• 2018 – Chairman of the 2018- SPOT Sports Medicine Orthopedic Symposium, Puerto Rico, May 5, 2018

• 2018 – Director of the Educational Program- SPOT (Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Ortopedia y Traumatología

• 2017- Vice President of Puerto Rican Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SPOT)

• September 17- Associate instructor, “Spanish” Advanced Shoulder Surgical Techniques Course / AANA.

• In private practice since 2005. Actual Practice: About 50% Joint Replacements (shoulder, knee, hip primary and revisions), Sports 45% (shoulder, elbow, knee), 5% trauma (hips, knee, upper extremity)

• Since 2015- Assistant Director Sports Medicine- Larkin’s Hospital Orthopedic Residency Program, Miami, Florida.

• 2015 Glasgow Gymnastics World Championship: Team Doctor

• Since 2014- Orthopedic Surgeon - Florida Spine and Joint Institute (personal injury, workers compensation, and private cases practice), Kendall, Coral Springs, and Hialeah Florida.

• 2014-2016- President / Delegate of the Puerto Rico Orthopedic Society Chapter in the Puerto Rico Colleague of Physicians

• 2014- Vice President of Puerto Rican Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology (SPOT)

• Voluntary work at Jimani during Haiti earthquake crisis 2010

• 2011 Tokyo, Japan Gymnastics World Championship: Team Doctor

• 2009- 2011 Puerto Rico Centro American Games Director of Gymnastics Medical Committee

• Team physician of Puerto Rico Gymnastics National Team since 2005.

• Orthopedic Surgeon of Professional Boxing three times world champion, Ivan Calderon.

• Head Physician of Ricky Martin World Tour 2005/2006/2007 Medical Staff

• 2004 and 2004 Major League Baseball. Team Physician / Thomas Jefferson Sports Medicine Fellowship - Phillies

• 2004 and 2005 Professional Indoor Football Team Physician / Thomas Jefferson Sports Medicine Fellowship. Philadelphia Souls

• 2004 and 2005 Professional Indoor Lacrosse. Team Physician / Thomas Jefferson Sports Medicine Fellowship. Philadelphia Wings

• 2004 and 2005 Professional Outdoor Lacrosse Team Physician / Thomas Jefferson Sports Medicine Fellowship. Philadelphia Barrages

• 2004- NCAA Division One Women and Men Basketball Team Physician / Thomas Jefferson Sports Medicine Fellowship.

• 2004- Outdoor Lacrosse Team Physician / Thomas Jefferson Sports Medicine Fellowship. Saint Joseph’s University

• Advanta Championships, Women Tennis Association (WTA) Tour, November 17, 2004. Villanova, PA. Team Physician / Thomas Jefferson Sports Medicine Fellowship.

• Marple Newtown Square High School Football Team Physician. Philadelphia. Team Physician / Thomas Jefferson Sports Medicine Fellowship

• 2004: Team physician of Puerto Rico Wrestling National Team in Wrestling World Championships, New York.

• Puerto Rico International Gymnastics Cup Medical Staff.

• 2000 – 2002 Orthopedic Clerkship Problem Based Learning. The University of Puerto Rico, School of Medicine.

• May 1999 Medical Staff XIII Pan-American Wrestling Championships, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Consultant Work:

• 2019- Consultant for FX

• 2018- Arthrex, Educational Programs Consultant

• 2018 - DJO Consultant for joint replacement education and product development

• 2017 - Conmed Consultant (Sports Medicine / Arthroscopy)

• 2015 - Smith and Nephew Consultant for joint replacement education (several hip and knee primary and revision courses)

• 2013-2015- Zimmer Consultant for joint replacement education (several hip and knee primary and revision courses in the United States and Mexico)


Publications, and Presentations:

1. Revision of a Complex Periprosthetic Humerus Fracture with Two-Thirds of Humerus Bone Loss with an Allograft-Prosthetic Composite Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty. Case Report in Orthopedic Research 2020.

2. Accuracy of Orthopedic Shoulder Test in Detecting Rotator Cuff Tears and Retears: A Narrative Review. Int Arch Orthop Surg 2020, 3: 016

3. The Effects of Dexamethasone in the Glycemic Control During Total Hip and Knee Arthroplasties: A Narrative Review. AS Orthopaedics. 2019.

4. Similar Outcomes for Knotless and Knot-Tying Anchors in Bankart Repairs. AOASM, Volume 2019, Issue 2.

5. December 5-7, 2019. “Congreso Internacional de Ortopedia y Traumatología-Guest Speaker”. Ecuador.

6. 2019, May- Guest Speaker, Arthromeeting, Ecuador.

7. 2019, May- ISAKOS/ Conmed Consultant Speaker: Rotator Cuff Tears.

8. 2019, April- Sub-director, and Speaker at SPOT 2019 Sports Medicine Symposium

9. 2019, April- Director of the Puerto Rico Shoulder Specialist Round Table

10. Faculty: 2018 Caribbean Arthroscopy Shoulder & Knee Workshops, Conmed Learning Center in Largo, Florida

11. Speaker and Chairman 2018- SPOT Sports Medicine Orthopedic Symposium, Puerto Rico, May 5, 2018

• “When Meniscal Transplants are Indicated and How It is Done”

• “Diagnosis and Treatment Options for Recurrent Shoulder Dislocations with Bone Defects”

12. Speaker in Advanced Shoulder and Knee Course, Conmed, Tampa FL -April 2018

13. Speaker in Advanced Knee Course, Conmed, Tampa FL -August 2017

14. Speaker in Advanced Knee and Shoulder Course, Conmed, Tampa FL -August 2017

15. May 2017: Conference to general physicians, “ Complex Shoulder Problems”, Doral, Florida

16. May 2017: Sports Medicine Symposium Conferences, “Shoulder Instability”, “Activities and Sports after Total Joint Replacements”, San Juan P.R

17. August 2016: Grand Round at Larkin’s Orthopedic Residency program (South Miami) “ACL Injuries”

18. June 2016: Grand Round at Larkin’s Orthopedic Residency program (South Miami) “Patellofemoral Pain, Instability, and Recurrent Patellar Dislocations”

19. “Recurrent Patellar Dislocations”; Presentation 2016 -SPOT (Puerto Rico) Sports Medicine Symposium.

20. January 2016: Grand Round at Larkin’s Orthopedic Residency program (South Miami) “Knee Cartilage Injuries”

21. November 2015, Speaker in Dominican Republic / Smith and Nephew Symposium: Modern ACL Reconstruction Techniques.

22. August 31, September 1, 2015: Smith and Nephew “Soluciones Latinoamerica” Speaker (Total Knee Replacement Revisions, Infections in Total Knee Replacement)

23. International Orthopedic Surgeon Guest Speaker, XIX International Course of Orthopedic Advances / Knee Symposium. Puerto Vallarta, August 2015.

24. “Meniscal Transplants”; Presentation 2015 -SPOT Sports Medicine Symposium.

25. “Crash Course in Orthopedic Radiologic Concepts”. Conference; Puerto Rico Radiologic Technologist 2014 Convention.

26. Case Report Presentation: “A Revision Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement with Structural Bone Allograft Composite Implantation in a Complex Type B-3 Periprosthetic Fracture with Severe Bone Loss”. SPOT- Fernandez Feliberti Research Forum 2104.

27. 2013 Faculty- Latin America Orthopedic Symposium- Biomet, Cancun Mexico

28. “PRP”. Presentation 2012 in SPOT Sports Medicine Symposium.

29. “Meniscal Transplants”. Presentation 2012 in SPOT Sports Medicine Symposium.

30. “Crash Course in Orthopedic Radiologic Concepts”. Conference; Puerto Rico Radiologic Technologist 2011 Convention.

31. “Crash Course in Orthopedics”. A short course every year to the graduating medical class in the Universidad Central del Caribe, Bayamon P.R. (associate professor) – Voluntary work.

32. “Treatment of Orthopedic Emergencies”. Conference every 6 months to 3rd-year medical students; Universidad Central del Caribe, Bayamon P.R. (associate professor) – Voluntary work.

33. “Complex Problems in Massive Rotator Cuff Tears”. Conference in a Sports Medicine conference in Mexico. 2012.

34. Nuevos avances en ortopedia de hombro: “Reemplazo inverso del hombro”. Galenus 27, 2010.

35. “Nuevos conceptos en la reconstrucción del ligamento anterior cruzado de la rodilla”. Galenus 02- Revista 2009.

36. 11/01/2008- The Use of Allografts in Athletic Injuries. First Soft Tissue Allografts Congress- Life Link. Presentation.

37. 10/27/2008- Sports Medicine Board Review for University of P.R. residents. Board Review.

38. 09/ 2008-New techniques in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: San Francisco Hospital Medical Convention; Presentation.

39. August /2008- New Concepts in the Reconstruction of The ACL. Galenus P.R., #2, 2008.

40. 2005- Surgical Outcome of Posterior Elbow Dislocation with Associated Fractures of the Radial Head and Coronoid. AAOS meeting: Poster Presentation.

41. July 2005: Treatment of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears, Cooper Hospital, and Philadelphia, PA. Presentation.

42. May 2005: Articular Cartilage Restoration Surgeries, Rothman Institute Philadelphia. Presentation.

43. 2004 - Outcome of Surgical Treatment of Posterior Elbow Dislocation with Associated Radial Head and Coronoid Fracture. 2nd Best Presentation; F.L. Raffucci Memorial Lecture and Surgical Research Forum. Published in the Official Journal of the Puerto Rico Orthopedic Department.

44. Nov 2004: Patellofemoral Problems, Rothman Institute, Philadelphia, PA. Presentation.

45. May 23, 2000 – The Association of Wrist Fracture Treatments and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. Best Presentation- Clinical Division: Twenty F.L. Raffucci Memorial Lecture and Surgical Research, Puerto Rico.

46. May 23, 2000 –Mycophenolate in the Treatment of Proteinuria after Kidney Transplantation. Best Presentation – Basic Science. F.L. Raffucci Memorial Lecture and Surgical Research Forum, Puerto Rico.

47. February 11, 1999 – Unicortical vs. Bicortical Fixation in Impending Fractures. Presented at Nineteenth F.L. Raffucci Memorial Lecture and Surgical Research Forum, Puerto Rico.

48. 1998- Case Report: Pseudoaneurysm of the Calcaneal Branch of the Peroneal. Unpublished.

49. Artery after a Foot Stabilization Procedure. Published in the Official Journal of the Puerto Rico Orthopedic Department.

50. “Trasplante de meniscos: Una esperanza para muchos.” Galenus 12


Other Work:

• Puerto Rico Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Expert Witness

• One of the Key surgeons in the development of the Miami Surgical Center Ambulatory Total Joint Replacement Program, Miami Florida 2016 - 2018

• Principal Speaker. White Coat Ceremony. Medical School Class 2012 (Universidad Central del Caribe)

• FBI Citizen Academy Puerto Rico Committee Member / 2008

• FBI Citizen Academy Graduate; San Juan Puerto Rico. Sept. 2008

• Associate Professor in Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine: Since 1998 to present

• Life Link Tissue Advisory Council Member: Since 2008.


Journal Reviewer:

• Member of the Editorial Board of the Miami Medicine Journal, the official publication of the Dade County Medical Association (DCMA). September 2019.

• Member of the International Consultant Scientific Committee of the Journal of the Ecuatorian Orthopedic Society (SEOT), “La Gaceta”. September 2019.

• A reviewer of the Orthopedic Journal of Sports Medicine (OJSM): Since August 2017

• A reviewer of the Journal of Arthroplasty: Since June 2016

• A reviewer of the Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery: Since April 2011

• A reviewer of The American Journal of Sports Medicine (AJSM): Since August 2005. Principal reviewer list AJSM 2013

Other Web Links:

http://floridaspineandjoint.com/pf/pedro-j-tort-saade-m-d/

http://www.orthodoc.aaos.org/tortmd/

http://professionalhospital.org/en/orthopedics/


Hobbies:

• Surfing, snowboarding, golf, music-DJ, Gym, swimming 


About Pedro J. Tort Saade, MD 

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Dr. Tort Saade is a board-certified in both sports medicine and reconstructive surgery. With offices in Vega Alta and Guaynabo, Puerto Rico as well as in Florida, he specializes in shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee conditions.

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Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2008

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2008

ABOS - Sports Medicine, 2009

Education 

An ongoing series of informational entries

Fellowship

March 15, 2019

Sports Medicine Fellowship

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia 2004-2005


Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement (Traveling Fellowship/ Joint Replacement 2005)

Rush Hospital, Chicago, Illinois


Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement

Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore 2005


Residency

March 15, 2019

University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Orthopedic Surgery 2000-2004

Internship

March 15, 2019

University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Orthopedic Research 1999-2000

Internship

January 15, 2019

University of Puerto Rico Medical Science Campus, San Juan, Puerto Rico

General Surgery 1998-1999

Medical

February 14, 2019

Universidad Central del Caribe School of Medicine, Bayamon, Puerto Rico

MD 1994-1998

Graduate

March 15, 2019

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras, PR

G. Science 1990-1994

Hospital/Academic Affiliations

Hospital

Hospital San Francisco | San Juan, Puerto Rico

Professional Hospital

Doctor's Hospital

Menonita Hospital

Society Memberships

Orthopedic Societies

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Puerto Rico Medical Association

Puerto Rico Orthopaedic Society (SPOT)


Specialty Society Memberships

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA)

International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS)

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS)



Achievements

Interest in Sports Medicine, and Shoulder, Knee, and Hip Reconstruction Surgery

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