Orthopaedic Surgeon with Expertise in Complex Trauma, Fracture Reconstruction, and Limb Care joins the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute
West Palm Beach, Fla. – September 14, 2020 – Palm Beach Health Network Physician Groups (PBHNPG) is pleased to announce that Stephen M. Quinnan, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon with vast experience in orthopaedic trauma surgery and post-traumatic reconstruction, has opened his practice at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute in West Palm Beach. Dr. Quinnan specializes in treatment of fracture nonunion and malunion, limb lengthening, correction of limb deformity and malalignment, treatment of lower and upper extremity bone loss, treatment of osteomyelitis, distraction osteogenesis with bone transport, limb and joint preservation surgery. Dr. Quinnan also specializes in amputee reconstruction including osseointegration for amputees, targeted muscle reinnervation, and residuum lengthening in addition to expert fracture care for the pelvic and acetabulum, lower and upper extremities, foot and ankle. Dr. Quinnan’s limb reconstruction expertise incorporate additional techniques including hip, knee, and ankle replacement, distraction arthroplasty of the ankle, orthoplastic reconstruction, arthrodesis of the upper and lower extremities, and treatment of knee and ankle contractures. He is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is the only Active Member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association in Palm Beach County. Dr. Quinnan is on-staff at St. Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach where he will act in a leadership position to help further enhance the orthopedic trauma offerings at the hospital.
Dr. Quinnan has been a major innovator in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery having invented and published multiple groundbreaking surgical treatments. Several of these are in the areas of treatment for limb deformity, severe fractures, and post-traumatic complications. Specifically, his pioneering work includes a new technique for bone transport with circular external fixation using internal cables known as Balanced Cable Transport. He also developed and has educated the world on the revolutionary method of BC-TATN, which is Balanced Cable Transport and Then Nailing. This method for limb reconstruction achieves faster times to completion of reconstruction with outstanding overall success rates for patients with bone loss. In addition to these major advancements, Dr. Quinnan also was a co-inventor of the Bone Transport Nail now manufactured by Nuvasive. This nail is a major breakthrough in offering a tool designed for treating bone loss with distraction osteogenesis using a totally internal method without external fixation. He has also described a new paradigm in the treatment of fracture nonunion and malunion for the modern age using distraction and compression nails. In addition to these innovations in limb reconstruction, Dr. Quinnan also co-developed the first ever technique for Minimally Invasive Surgery for Lumbopelvic Fixation. This method was co-published in the seminal work with Dr. Seth Williams and has now been widely accepted resulting in a major change in the treatment of severe posterior pelvic fractures, especially those of the sacrum. Dr. Quinnan also developed medical device systems for external fixation as well as plate and screw fixation with Globus Medical. In addition, Dr. Quinnan has been an early adopter and innovator in the area of 3D printing applications in extremity and trauma reconstruction including total talus replacement.
Prior to joining PBHNPG and the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute, Dr. Quinnan worked as the Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at the University of Miami Health System (UHealth) Department of Orthopaedics, as well as Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery at Jackson Memorial Hospital and Director of Orthopaedic Surgery at Jackson South Medical Center. In addition, Dr. Quinnan served as Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Fellowship Director at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship.
For his education and training, Dr. Quinnan completed an orthopaedic trauma fellowship at the world’s top fellowship in this field at the R Adams Cowley (RAC) Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland Medical System located in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Quinnan also finished a limb lengthening and deformity reconstruction fellowship at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia. For his orthopaedic surgical internship and residency, Dr. Quinnan worked at St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Columbia University located in New York, NY. Dr. Quinnan graduated medical school from the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Since 2011, Dr. Quinnan has been a leader in the METRC (Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium) and has acted as both investigator and site director in over a dozen multicenter research studies with grants totaling over $1 million in research funding. Dr. Quinnan was the site principal investigator for the EMS BIND study and was on the steering committee for the FIXIT study in addition to being an associate investigator for multiple other studies. He has also conducted many other independent research studies as well as with the Biedermann Biomechanics laboratory.
Throughout his medical career, Dr. Quinnan has authored numerous orthopaedic surgery books and medical journal articles. Dr. Quinnan has also presented his orthopaedic surgery research and findings globally at medical conferences and nationally at conferences and grand rounds meetings. In 2014, Dr. Quinnan was awarded the Howard Rosen Award for outstanding instructor granted by AO Trauma Education North America. In 2017, he received the Rosa Family Endowed Award in Orthopaedics granted for “Outstanding contributions in academic development and education.”
Dr. Quinnan’s professional and honorary organization memberships include the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, Limb Lengthening Reconstruction Society (LLRS) and the Florida Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Quinnan is currently the Treasurer for the Limb Lengthening Reconstruction Society. Dr. Quinnan has been practicing medicine since 2002. He is bilingual in English and Spanish. Dr. Quinnan’s office is located at the Paley Orthopedic & Spine Institute, 901 45th St., Kimmel Building, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Visit PaleyInstitute.org or call 561-844-5255 for more information.
About Palm Beach Health Network Physician Groups
Palm Beach Health Network Physician Groups (PBHNPG), a division of Tenet Healthcare Corporation, is a multi-specialty physician group that has provided care to the communities of Palm Beach, Palm Beach and Miami-Dade counties since 2007. PBHNPG physicians, including primary care, specialists and sub-specialists, have cared for over 719,000 patients across various medical and surgical specialties. Our award-winning physicians provide a level of expertise that has resulted in regional firsts and outstanding patient outcomes. PBHNPG physicians and staff are committed to delivering high quality care. Our mission is to improve the life of every person who enters our doors. Today, we are proud to be one of the largest and most respected physician networks in the area.
About the Paley Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center
The Paley Institute at St. Mary’s Medical Center offers a full spectrum of outstanding orthopedic care and physical therapy to patients from around the world. The physicians at the institute have treated more than 20,000 patients and offer a comprehensive range of services, from hip replacements and pediatric orthopedics, to the most technologically advanced limb-lengthening, spine deformity, joint preservation and deformity correction treatments available. To learn more, visit www.paleyinstitute.org.
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