Last month, Dr Dominic Carreira presented his research to the combined annual meeting of the American, British, and Canadian Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Societies in Quebec City, Canada. Dr Carreira took to the stage to discuss arthroscopic treatment of the hallux (big toe) for early arthritic disease. More specifically, Dr Carreira presented on arthroscopic dorsal cheilectomy, a minimally invasive approach to treating arthritis in the big toe. His presentation was part of a point/counterpoint with the open (standard incision) technique. The combined meeting of leading foot and ankle doctors, surgeons, and medical experts from Britain, Canada, and the USA took place on September 14-17, 2022.
Bringing Research to the Clinical Practice
In addition to a busy clinical practice in Atlanta, Dr Carreira serves as an educator and as an academic, presenting his experience and research into surgical techniques, most commonly of the arthroscopic type. Having served three fellowships early in his career, Dominic is deeply committed to ongoing research and education – both his own and that of his professional colleagues.
MASH and MASTAF Study Groups
In 2013, Dr Carreira founded the Multicenter Arthroscopy Study of the Hip (MASH) Study Group to seek answers to questions related to the surgical and arthroscopic treatment of hip injuries. The MASH Study Group is a group of board certified, fellowship-trained, orthopaedic surgeons with a focus on the treatment of hip injuries and hip preservation in the athletic and pre-arthritic population. The group works together to evaluate hip injuries and treatment in that athletic and pre-arthritic population. By pooling their individual patient data and outcomes, the medical experts in the MASH Study Group are able to create a powerful research tool regarding the arthroscopic treatment of hip injuries.
A few years later in 2016, Dr Carreira founded the Multicenter Arthroscopy Study of the Ankle and Foot (MASTAF) Study Group to explore answers to questions on the treatment of foot and ankle injuries. With a similar structure to the MASH Study Group, the MASTAF Study Group conducts combined research across the practices of its members focused on the arthroscopic treatment of foot and ankle injuries.
Treating Foot and Ankle Injuries
As an arthroscopic surgeon with offices in Atlanta (Alpharetta, Cumming, and West Paces), Dr Carreira works to treat injuries affecting the foot, ankle, and hip. Dr Carreira welcomes both in-person and telephone appointments.