Joao (Joe) Panattoni, M.D., is joining fellowship-trained hand surgeon Erin Forest, M.D., and the team of experts at Vero Orthopaedics & Neurology in August. Patients in need of specialized hand and wrist care are encouraged to call (772) 569-2330 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Panattoni at 1155 35th Lane, Suite 100, in Vero Beach or 801 Wellness Way, Suite 100, in Sebastian. 

As a fellowship-trained hand surgeon, Dr. Panattoni has undergone specialized residency and fellowship training specifically in surgery of the hand and wrist, allowing him to offer high-quality orthopaedic hand care. His expertise includes the following injuries, conditions and treatments of the hand and wrist:

  • Carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes.
  • Dupuytren's contracture.
  • Fractures, dislocations and malunions.
  • Kienböck's disease.
  • Peripheral entrapment neuropathies.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Soft-tissue and bone reconstruction.
  • Tendon, ligament and nerve injuries.
  • Work-related injuries.

“Dr. Panattoni joins us with a wealth of knowledge and skill in hand and wrist surgery and microsurgery that will help our patients restore their daily function,” says Jennifer Davison, CEO of Vero Orthopaedics & Neurology. “We are excited to welcome him to our team of experts. He will be an excellent addition to our practice and an asset to our community.” 

Dr. Panattoni received his undergraduate degree from Colégio Pio XII in Campinas, Brazil, before earning his medical degree from Faculty of Medicine of Marília, where he also completed his internship training. He later completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at Municipal Hospital of Tatuapé in Tatuapé, São Paulo, Brazil, followed by further residency training in hand surgery at Campinas State University in Campinas. Dr. Panattoni went on to complete several years of specialized fellowship training in hand surgery and microsurgery at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in Louisville, Kentucky. He also completed a one-year fellowship in hand and reconstructive microsurgery at National University Hospital in Singapore.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Panattoni, please call (772) 569-2330 or request an appointment online.

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