Nicholas Alfonso, MD
Assistant Professor, Orthopedics

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Medical School:
  • MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (2013)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, Michigan State University (MI) (2009)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (2014)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Orthopedics (2018)
Fellowships:
  • Case Western Reserve University-Cleveland Clinic Foundation-MetroHealth Medical Center Program, Orthopedic Trauma (2019)
Department: Orthopedics

Recognition & Awards

  • OTA Research Grant, Orthopedic Trauma Association (2020)
  • Aurthur and Huguette Sirianni Award in Italian, MSU College of Arts and Letters (2007)
  • Study Abroad Scholarship, MSU College of Natural Science (2007)
  • Dean's List, Lyman Briggs College and College of Natural Science (2005)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2019)
    School of Medicine, Orthopedics

Publications

  • Alfonso NA, Ryan W, Baldini T, Reiter M, Joyce C, Mauffrey C. Fixation of Transverse Acetabular Fractures With Precontoured Plates Alone Causes Fracture Malreduction: A Biomechanical Assessment. J Orthop Trauma. 2020 Feb;34(2):89-94. PubMed PMID: 31567698
  • Joseph NM, Alfonso NA, Hirschfeld AG. Compartment syndrome following use of tissue plasminogen activator for frostbite in the setting of concomitant diaphyseal tibia fracture. OTA International (2020) e079
  • Alfonso N, Mauffrey C. Osteoporotic distal femoral fractures: When to fix and how. Surgical and Medical Treatment of Osteoporosis: Principles and Practice. CRC Press. 2020.
  • Flanagan C, Alfonso N, Hirschfeld A. Non-weight bearing following intramedullary fixation of femoral diaphyseal fractures slows radiographic healing by 58% and may contribute to non-union risk. Poster Presentation; Orthopaedic Trauma Association annual meeting 2020.
  • Alfonso NA, Ryan W, Baldini T, Reiter M, Joyce C, Mauffrey C. Fixation of Transverse Acetabular Fractures with Pre-contoured Plates Alone Causes Fracture Malreduction: A Biomechanical Assessment. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31567698
  • Ryan W, Alfonso NA, Baldini T, Kumparatana P, Reiter M, Joyce C, Wei C, Zhang Y, Mauffrey C. Precontoured Quadrilateral Surface Acetabular Plate Fixation Demonstrates Increased Stability When Compared With Pelvic Reconstruction Plates: A Biomechanical Study. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Sep;33(9):e325-e330. PubMed PMID: 31436712
  • Alfonso NA, Baldini T, Stahel PF. A New Fastener With Improved Bone-To-Implant Interface Shows Superior Torque Stripping Resistance Compared With the Standard Buttress Screw. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Apr;33(4):e137-e142. PubMed PMID: 30893221
  • Ryan W, Alfonso NA, Baldini T, Kumparatana P, Reiter M, Joyce C, Wei C, Zhang Y, Mauffrey C. Precontoured Quadrilateral Surface Acetabular Plate Fixation Demonstrates Increased Stability When Compared With Pelvic Reconstruction Plates: A Biomechanical Study. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Sep;33(9):e325-e330. PubMed PMID: 31436712
  • Alfonso NA, Baldini T, Stahel PF. A New Fastener With Improved Bone-To-Implant Interface Shows Superior Torque Stripping Resistance Compared With the Standard Buttress Screw. J Orthop Trauma. 2019 Apr;33(4):e137-e142. PubMed PMID: 30893221
  • Stahel PF, Alfonso NA, Henderson C, Baldini T. Introducing the "Bone-Screw-Fastener" for improved screw fixation in orthopedic surgery: a revolutionary paradigm shift?. Patient Saf Surg. 2017;11:6. PubMed PMID: 28321265
  • Mauffrey C, Alfonso N, Hake M, Heare A. Surgical technique: modified Stoppa approach is effective for fixing acetabular fractures from the front. Orthopedics Today. 2017 April.
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Professional Memberships

  • Golden Key International Honour Society, Member
  • American Medical Association, Member
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, Member
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association, Member
  • AOTrauma, Member

Practice Locations

Orthopedics - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-1900

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Orthopedic Trauma, Board Certification
Conditions & Treatments
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles
  • Bones, Joints and Muscles - Fractures
Clinical Interests
Complex orthopedic trauma cases.

Care Philosophy
Our group is committed to providing the highest quality professional and ethical care to all patients through integration of comprehensive education and exceptional musculoskeletal research.

Personal Interests
Complex orthopedic trauma cases.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (2013)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, Michigan State University (MI) (2009)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (2014)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Orthopedics (2018)
Fellowships:
  • Case Western Reserve University-Cleveland Clinic Foundation-MetroHealth Medical Center Program, Orthopedic Trauma (2019)
Department: Orthopedics
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