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Pappas, Nicholas D.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedics

Hand Center of Louisiana
4228 Houma Blvd., Suite 600B
Metairie, LA  7006
(504) 454-2191, for appointments

Children's Hospital - NO
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA  70118
(504) 899-5511

University Medical Center - NO
2000 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
(504) 702-3000

 

Degrees

Fellowship:
Vanderbilt University

Residency:
Unviersity of Pennsylvania

Medical School:
Vanderbilt University

Undergraduate:
Princeton University

Bio

Dr. Pappas is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity conditions. A New Orleans native, he graduated from St. Martin's Episcopal School (Metairie, LA).  He then traveled to Princeton University (Princeton, NJ) for college, where he earned a B.A. in Philosophy and pitched for the baseball team.  While at Princeton, he played baseball for all four years on a team that won 2 Ivy League Baseball Championships and made 2 appearances in the NCAA Division I College World Series Tournament.

After college, he earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN). He then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).  After residency, he returned to Vanderbilt University to complete a fellowship in Hand, Microvascular, and Upper Extremity Surgery.  

After college, he earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN). He then completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA).  After residency, he returned to Vanderbilt University to complete a fellowship in Hand, Microvascular, and Upper Extremity Surgery.

Prior to joining LSUHSC, Dr. Pappas had been practicing as a hand surgeon at the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas (Greenville, SC), where he also served as a Clinical Instructor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of South Carolina.

Dr. Pappas is also a candidate member of several medical societies including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.  He serves as a consultant reviewer for the Journal of Hand Surgery, American.

Clinical Interests

He treats patients of all ages for various hand and upper extremity conditions, including hand/wrist fractures, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger digits, tendon/nerve injuries, ganglion cysts, Dupuytren’s disease, and many more.

Research Interests

He also has an active interest in clinical research, particularly fractures of the upper extremity, and has over 25 peer-reviewed publications to his credit.

Selected Publications

Pappas N, Hall D, Lee DH.  Prevalence of Labral Tears in the Elderly.  Journal of Shoulder & Elbow Surgery 2013 Jun;22(6):e11-5.

To P, Atkinson C, Lee DH, Pappas N.  The Most Cited Articles in Hand Surgery Over the Past 20-plus Years: A Modern Day Reading List.  J Hand Surg Am. 2013 May; 38(5): 983-7.

Pappas N, Watson J, Baldwin KB, Lee DH.  Reliability and Accuracy of Pre-operative Templating in Total Elbow Arthroplasty.  Am J Orthop 2013 July; 321-323.

Gurich R, Tanksley J, Pappas N.  Late Repair of Combined ECRL and ECRB Avulsions Using a Novel Technique. Orthopedics 2013 Oct 1;36(10):766-769.

Park MJ, Pappas N, Kim J, Bozentka DRate of Clinically Significant Post-traumatic Arthritis following Small Finger Carpometacarpal Fracture-Dislocations. Orthopedics 2013 Aug 1;36(8):e1042-6.

Pappas N, Moat D, Lee DH.  Medical Malpractice in Hand Surgery.  J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jan;39(1):168-70.

Atkinson C, Pappas N, Lee DH.  Irreducible Posterolateral Elbow Dislocation.  Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ). 2014 Feb;43(2):E34-6.

Zumsteg J, Molina C, Lee DH, Mathis S, Pappas N.  Factors Influencing Infection Rates in Open Forearm Fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 May;39(5):956-61.

Pappas NCommentary on "biomechanical comparison of bicortical locking versus unicortical far-cortex-abutting locking screw-plate fixation for comminuted radial shaft fractures".  J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Oct;39(10):1914.