Upstate Orthopedics

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Specializing In Everything Orthopedic

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Joshua Pletka, MD
Hand, Wrist and Upper Extremity

Hand, Wrist and Upper Extremity

Patient of Dr. Joshua Pletka:

“My husband and I found Dr. Pletka very pleasant and caring about his patients. He explains the issues and lays out choices to be considered. He is particular about the surgeries he performed and doesn’t take anything for granted. He always looks professional and handsomely attired.”

Subspecialty

Wrist, Hand, Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Education and Training

Undergraduate: University of Rochester, BA, Biology
Masters: Georgetown University, MS, Physiology
Medical School: Georgetown University
Residency: University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital
Fellowship in Hand, Upper extremity and Microsurgery: Curtis National Hand Center/Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, MD

Board Certifications

American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons, Board Eligible

Hospital Privileges

University Hospital
Crouse Hospital
Upstate Orthopedics Ambulatory Surgery Center

Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Upstate Medical University

Professional Organizations, Appointments and Awards

American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Association of Orthopaedic Surgery
Medical Society of the State of New York
Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society

Publications/Articles

Pletka, J MD, Marsland, D MD, Belkoff, S PhD, Mears, S MD PhD, Kates, S MD. Biomechanical comparison of two different locking palte fixation methods in Vancouver B1 periprosthetic femur fractures. Geriatr Orthop Surg Rehabil.

Abstracts/Presentations

Pletka, J MD, Fractures of the Distal Humerus; Trauma Conference Presentation, Strong Memorial Hospital, Oct. 2006.

Pletka, J MD, Baumhauer, J, MD. Carbon Fiber Foot Plates in the treatment of Midfoot Arthritis, Podium Presentation, Eastern Orthopaedic Association meeting, Oct. 19, 2006.

Pletka, J MD, Fractures of the Distal Radius. Trauma Conference Presentation, Strong Memorial Hospital, Nov. 2009.

Other Notes

Dr. Pletka has served as the team physician for the Rochester Americans Professional Hockey team, the Rochester Rattlers Professional Lacrosse team, Rochester Rhinos Professional Soccer team and the University of Rochester Football team.

Dr. Pletka has particular interests in hand and wrist reconstruction, nerve compression disorders, shoulder arthroscopy and reconstruction

Dr. Pletka enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid tennis, golf and skiing enthusiast.

Pediatric Orthopedics

Stephen Albanese, MD
Pediatric Orthopedics


Other Surgeons and Staff

  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Traumatology
  • Hand and Wrist / Microsurgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Reconstruction and Orthopedic Oncology
  • General Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist / Microsurgery, Trauma
  • Trauma
  • Spine
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Spine
  • Hand and Wrist / Microsurgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Hand, Wrist and Upper Extremity
  • Shoulder & Elbow, Sports Medicine
  • Hand and Wrist / Microsurgery, Shoulder & Elbow
  • Joint Replacement / Reconstruction
  • Trauma
  • Spine
  • Trauma
  • Spine
  • Spine/Trauma Surgeon
  • Spine
  • Spine
  • Hand and Wrist / Microsurgery
  • Foot and Ankle