Physicians – Dr. Masson

Dr. Marcos Masson is a native of Chicago, Illinois where he obtained a BS in biology and psychology at Loyola University and then his MD degree from Rush Medical College. Dr. Masson went on to receive his post-graduate training in Orthopaedic Surgery from the University of Texas School of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

He then completed his fellowship training in hand and microsurgery at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. He subsequently obtained additional training from the University of Washington in Shoulder Reconstruction under the direction of Frederick Matsen.

Dr. Masson was the founder of the Houston Hand and Upper Extremity Center and the Reconstructive Orthopaedic Center. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Texas School of Medicine for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. His practice consists of treating disorders of the hand, elbow, and shoulder. Special interests include complex shoulder reconstruction, Shoulder Arthroscopic reconstruction, treatment of repetitive work disorders and compression neuropathy.

Post Graduate Training

  • Rice University, Houston, Texas
    Executive MBA Course
  • Christine M. Kleinert Institute, Louisville, Kentucky 7/93-6/94
    Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery
  • University of Washington, Seattle, Washington 7/92-9/92
    Mini-Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery
  • University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas 1989-1993
    Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • U.S. Naval Hospital Medical Center, San Diego, California 1985-1986
    Internship in General Surgery

Education

  • Rush Medical College, Chicago, Illinois 1981-1985
    Medical Doctorate
  • Founder and Director
    UTHSC Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, 1996-present
    UTHSC Hand and Microvascular Research Fellowship, 1995-present

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor
    University of Texas Medical School, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1993-present
  • Founder and Director
    UTHSC Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, 1996-present
    UTHSC Hand and Microvascular Research Fellowship, 1995-present
  • Founder
    Chinese Fellowship Exchange Program, 2003 – present
  • Director
    River Oaks Research Foundation, 2004 C present
  • Chief of Orthopaedics Department
    Twelve Oaks Hospital, January 2005 C December 31, 2006

Awards

  • John A. Murray Award, UT Health Science Center, Resident Award for Best Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Houston TX – 1996
  • U.T. Residency Award for Academic Excellence, Department of Orthopaedics, Houston TX C 1991
  • U.S. Navy Reserves, Promotion to rank of Commander, 1991
  • U.S. Naval Commendation Medal Recipient, 1989
  • U.S. Naval Flight Surgeon of the Year Nomination, 1988

Hospital Appointments

  • Memorial Hermann Hospital, Houston, Texas1989-Present
  • Park Plaza Hospital, Houston, Texas1995-Present
  • Twelve Oaks Hospital, Houston, Texas2003-Present
  • Shriners Hospital For Children, Houston, Texas1994-Present
  • St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, Texas1995-Present
  • Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TexasJanuary 1998 – Present

Publications

  • Levaro F, Henry MH, Masson MV. Management of the Stiff Proximal Interphalangeal Joint. Journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. 3(2): 78-87, 2003
  • Henry MH, Levaro F, Masson MV. Reperfusion Salvage Using Peri-arterial Sympathectomy for Crush Trauma. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 19(1):7-9. 2003
  • Henry MH, Levaro F, Masson MV, Clifton J: Simultaneous Three-Flap Reconstruction of Extensive Hand and Fingers Degloving Injury. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery. 18(5): 387-391, 2002
  • Henry MH, Levaro F, Masson MV. Free Adipofascial Flap Interposition for Posttraumatic Forearm Synostosis in a Head Injured Child. Submitted to Annals of Plastic Surgery, 2002
  • Levaro F, Henry MH, Masson MV. Versatile Approach to Surgical Management of the Stiff Digit and Unique Tendon Acceleration Program. Journal of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Submitted 2002
  • Smith, DW, Henry MH, Masson MV, Levaro F. Distal Radius Fracture: Part I. Comprehensive Management of Associated Soft Tissue Injuries. JAAOS. To be submitted for publication. 2002
  • Smith DW, Henry MH, Masson MV, Levaro F. Distal Radius Fracture: Part II. The Evolution of Volar Platform Plating. JAAOS. Accepted, September 2002
  • Beaver R, Henry MH, Smith, DW, Masson MV. Internal Decompression of Dorsal Wrist Ganglions. Submitted to JASSH. 2002
  • Ward LD, Ambrose CG, Masson MV, Levaro F. The role of the distal radioulnar ligaments, interosseous membrance and joint capsule in distal radioulnar joint stability. JHS 25A(2): 341-351. 2002
  • Henry MH, Griggs SM, Levaro F, Clifton J, Masson MV. Volar approach to dorsal displaced fractures of the distal radius. Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery: 5(1): 31-41. 2001
  • Masson MV. Principles of Hand Reconstruction. First Hand News, Vol 6(1): Winter. 1994
  • Masson MV, et al. Prevalence of Late Potentials in Patients Undergoing Holter Monitoring. American Heart Journal 113(1):33-36. 1987
  • Masson MV, et al. Instructional Video: The Painful and Unstable Wrist, A multi-center video production of experts in the wrist demonstrating wrist ligament instability test. AAOS Video Library. 1996

National Presentations

  • Complicated Fractures of the Shoulder. Thoracic Outlet Compression. Rigid Shoulder. Compressive Nerves of the Upper Extremity. Rigid Elbow. Presented at the XXX Congreso Ecuatoriano, Masson, MV. Ibarra Ecuador. 2004
  • Hopkins M MOT, OTR, Dutta A, Masson MV. Management of the Massive Rotator Cuff Tear: A Review of Current Treatment Philosophy in Surgery and Therapy. Presented at the September 2002 ASHT Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Canada.
  • Wrist Instability. Distal Radius Fractures. Presented at the National Meeting for the Association of Mexican Orthopaedic Surgeons. Merida, Yucatan Mexico. 1996
  • Ulnar Deficiency Syndrome. Masson MV. Presented at the 50th Annual ASSH Meeting, San Francisco CA. 1995
  • Bilateral Kienbock¡¯s Disease. Masson MV. Presented at the 50th Annual ASSH Meeting, San Francisco CA. 1995
  • Biomechanical Study of Extensor Tendon Tension in Various Positions of the Wrist, MP and IPJ¡¯s. Presented at the 62nd Annual AAOS Meeting. 1995
  • Prevalence of Late Potentials of Patient Undergoing Holter Monitoring. Presented at the 57th Scientific Session of the American Heart Association, Miami FL. 1984

Regional Presentations

  • Ulnar Deficiency Syndrome and Operative Indications. Presented at the Annual Shriner¡¯s Lectureship, Houston TX. 1991
  • Hand Evaluations: Presented at the Gulf Coast P.A. Association, Houston TX. 1995
  • Differential Diagnosis and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Problems. Presented at the Annual Edward T. Smith Lectureship, Houston TX. 1995
  • Internal Fixation of Forearm and Hand Fractures, AO/ASIF Synthes Basic Course, Houston TX. 1995

Abstracts

  • Ulnar Deficiency Syndrome. Masson MV. 50th Annual ASSH Meeting, San Francisco CA. 1995
  • Bilateral Kiembock¡¯s Disease. Masson MV. 50th Annual ASSH Meeting, San Francisco CA. 1995
  • Biomechanical Study of Extensor Tendon Tension in Various Positions of the Wrist, MP and IPJ¡¯s. 62nd Annual AAOS Meeting. 1995

Licensure

  • Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons ¨C July 1996
  • Certificate of Added Qualifications for Hand Surgery ¨C 1999
  • Texas State Medical License ¨C February 1989

Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons ¨C AAOS
  • Harris County Medical Society ¨C HCMS
  • Texas Medical Association ¨C TMA

Patents

  • Cannula Aparatus with Inflatable Seal and Adjustable Lenth. Patent #: 7,597,688
  • Method for removing liquids from a human body. Pending
  • Ambulatory surgical gurney (US and international application). Pending
  • Anaconda for a multi-purpose gurney(international application). Patent #: 7,730.57
  • Method and composition for repair of articular bone fracture. Pending
  • Process for Manufacture of Joint Implants. Pending
  • Extendable cannual apparatus with slippage-prevention thread. Pending
  • Arm table apparatus for use with a medical table. Pending
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