Vaseenon Tanawat

Member of Board (Chiang Mai University)

 Work Address     Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
 Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Thailand 50200
 Telephone 66-5394-5544    Fax 66-5394-6442

Home Address     89 Moo 15, T.Suthep ,A. Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailand 50200
Telephone 66-5327-1469
E-mail Address    tvaseenon@yahoo.com  







PRESENT ACADEMIC RANK AND POSITION
•    Associated Professor at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine,
Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. 2014 – present
•    Assistant Professor at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine,
Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. 2010 – 2014
•    Instructor at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine,
    Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. 2005 – present
•    Consultant, Orthopedic Trauma Division Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. 2005 – present
•    Consultant, Foot and Ankle Division, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand. 2010 – present


EDUCATION
•    Doctor of medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 1994-1999 (M.D.)
•    Internship training, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand  1999-2000
•    Residency Orthopedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University 2001-2005
•    Certificate of AO Principle Course Bumrungrad, Thailand 2001
•    Certificate of the 2003 Biennial Congress of the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, March 2003 in New Zealand
•    Certificate of AO alumni association asian chapter symposium 2004 in Chiang Mai, Thailand
•    Certificate of AOEA Junior Fellowship in Trauma, QueenMary hospital, Hongkong 2004
•    Certificate of the basic course Hip & Knee 2005
•    Certificate of Proficiency in Orthopaedic Surgery,Thailand  2005
•    Certificate of Advanced Trauma Life Support Student course, March 2007
•    Certificate of AO course in Minimally invasive osteosynthesis/ MIO, April 2007
•    Certificate of AO Trauma fellow, St. George Hospital, Tooting, London, UK 2007   
•    Certificate of AO course in Geriatric Fracture Management, Hong Kong, January 2008
•    Certificate of Orthopaedic Biomechanic Fellow, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2008-2010
•    Certificate of Foot and Ankle fellow, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2008-2010
•    Certificate of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons meeting, USA, 2008, 2009, 2010
•    Certificate of Orthopaedic Research Society meeting, USA, 2010
•    Certificate of ASEAN traveling fellow, USA, 2010
•    Certificate of AO trauma- foot and ankle, Davos, Switzerland, 2012
•    Certificate of instructor, AO principle trauma management, Davos, Switzerland, 2014


BOARD CERTIFICATION
•    Diploma Thai Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Thai Medical Council, Thailand 2005

FELLOWSHIPS:
•    AOEA Junior Fellow in Trauma, QueenMary Hospital , Hongkong 2004
•    AO Trauma fellow, St. George Hospital, Tooting, London, UK 2007
•    Orthopaedic Biomechanics Fellow, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2008-2010
•    Foot and Ankle fellow, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, IA, USA, 2008-2010
•    AOA-ASEAN Traveling Fellow, Midwest hospital area, USA, 2010


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND SOCIETIES
•    The Royal College of Orthopedic Surgeons of Thailand 2005-Present
•    AO Alumni Association member 2005 – present
•    Member of European Society of Sport Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy (ESSKA) 2006–2008
•    Member of the AO alumni association 2006 – present
•    International Membership of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2008-2009
•    Member of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2010 – present         

EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
•    Teaching Activities
o    Physical examination in Hip for 5th year medical student, 2005-2006
o    Complications in fractures, 2006 – 2008
o    Orthopaedic emergency, 2006 - 2008
o    Surface Anatomy in Orthopaedic for 5th year medical student, 2005- 2008, 2010 - present
o    Physical examination and common problems of ankle and foot for 5th year medical student, 2006- 2008
o    Radiography in Orthopaedic, 2007 – 2008
o    Common Foot and Ankle problems for 5th year medical student, 2010 – present
o    Physical examination in orthopaedic for 5th year medical student, 2010 – present
o    Splint and Cast for 6th year medical student, 2010 – present
o    Physical examination in orthopaedic for 3rd year medical student, 2010 - present

•    Mentor
o    Professor Annunziato Amendola, MD
o    Associate Professor John E Femino, MD

INVITED PRESENTATIONS
•    Common geriatric problem: The park hotel, August 2002
•    Case presentation in Complex metaphyseal fracture: Dungtawan Hotel, February  2006
•    Common osteoporotic fracture: Mararaj Hospital, August 2007
•    Osteoporotic problem: Lotus Kadsuankaew Hotel, February 2008
•    Common foot and ankle problems: Chiang Mai Ram hospital, September 2010
•    Complications after wearing inappropriate shoes: Robinson Department Store, October 3, 2010
•    Arthroscopic technique for a small joint: Kantana hill hotel, October 10, 2010
•    How to treat pain and numbness around the foot: Lion club, October 12, 2010
•    Surgical technique in Hallux Valgus treatment, Distal Chevron Osteotomy, Speaker in TOA meeting, Pattaya, Thailand, October 21, 2010
•    Chronic Achilles Tendon Rupture, Speaker in TOA meeting, Pattaya, Thailand, October 21, 2010
•    Foot and Ankle arthritis, Speaker in Arthritis management, Samui, Thailand, November 21-23, 2010
•    Case presentation in difficult orthopaedic trauma, AO trauma Thailand meeting, Udonthanee, Thailand, December 1-3, 2010
•    Foot and ankle management for general physician, Phare, Thailand, January 27-28, 2011
•    Pilon fracture managment, advance course of fracture management, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2012
•    Ankle fracture management, advance course of fracture management, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2014
•    Instructor, AO course, principles of fracture treatment, Davos, Switzerland December 2014


CLINICAL PRACTICE, INTERESTS, AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
•    Foot and Ankle surgery
•    Osteoporotic fracture

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Abstracts
•    Rojanasthien S., Chiewchantanakit S.,Vaseenon T., Diagnosis and     Treatment of Osteoporosis Following Hip Fracture in Chiang Mai, University Hospital. Thai Orthopaedic Association Meeting, October, 2003, Pattaya, Thailand, Podium Presentation
•    Tochigi Y, Anderson DD, Rudert MJ, Vaseenon T, Brown TD, Amendola A. Effect of implantation height upon contact stresses in the human ankle with a focal resurfacing implant. 55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, February 22–25, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada. Abstract ID: ORS2009-2175, Podium Presentation, Paper #109, Session 20: Foot and Ankle.
•    Tochigi Y, McKinley TO, Vaseenon T, Fredericks DC, Heiner AD, Martin JA, Rudert MJ, Brown TD. Degree of joint instability determines severity of cartilage degeneration in rabbit knees. 55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, February 22–25, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada. Abstract ID: ORS2009-3220, Poster Presentation #1115, Poster Session 28: Osteoarthritis Animal Models.
•    Vaseenon T, Tochigi Y, Fredericks DC, Amendola A, McKinley TO. Posteromedial approach to the high weight-bearing area on the rabbit femoral condyle for osteochondral insult: A techical tip. 55th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, February 22–25, 2009, Las Vegas, Nevada. Abstract ID: ORS2009-2044.
•    Vaseenon T, Luevitoonvechkij S, Wongtriratanachai P, Rojanasthien S. Long-Term Mortality After Osteoporotic Hip Fracture in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The International Society for Clinical Densitometry and International Osteoporosis Foundation Joint Meeting, March 11-14, 2009, Orlando, Florida. Podium Presentation #004
•    Anderson DD, Tochigi Y, Rudert MJ, Vaseenon T, Brown TD, Amendola A. Ankle contact mechanics following focal defect resurfacing with a metallic implant. 25th Annual Summer Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society, July 15–18, 2009, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Abstract ID: 851. E-Poster.
•    Anderson DD, Tochigi Y, Rudert MJ, Vaseenon T, Amendola A, Brown TD. Computational simulation of ankle contact mechanics following focal defect resurfacing with a metallic implant. 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, August 26–29, 2009, State College, Pennsylvania. Abstract Submission #1038. Podium Presentation.
•    Vaseenon T, Tochigi Y, Fredericks DC, Martin JA, Brown TD, McKinley TO. Whole-knee effect of hemi-compartmental joint incongruity in a rabbit model. OARSI World Congress on Osteoarthritis 2009, September 10–13, 2009, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Abstract Control #613, Moderated Poster Presentation. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2009;17(Supp 1);S39.
•    Tochigi Y, Vaseenon T, Heiner AD, Fredericks DC, Martin JA, Brown TD, McKinley TO. A rabbit knee model of controlled joint instability. OARSI World Congress on Osteoarthritis 2009, September 10–13, 2009, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Abstract Control #595, Poster Presentation. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2009;17(Supp 1):S49–50.
•    Anderson DD, Tochigi Y, Rudert MJ, Vaseenon T, Amendola A, Brown TD. Ankle contact mechanics following focal defect resurfacing with a metallic implant: A computational investigation. OARSI World Congress on Osteoarthritis 2009, September 10–13, 2009, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Abstract Control #252, Poster Presentation. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2009;17(Supp 1);S88–89.
•    Tochigi Y, Martin JA, Lehman A, Vaseenon T, Zhang P, Buckwalter JA, Brown TD. Acute-phase aggravation of chondrocyte death in human ankle intraarticular fractures. OARSI World Congress on Osteoarthritis 2009, September 10–13, 2009, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Abstract Control #183, Poster Presentation. Osteoarthritis Cartilage 2009;17(Supp 1);S112–113.
•    Tochigi Y, Buckwalter JA, Zhang P, Vaseenon T, Lehman AD, Martin JA, Brown TD. Distribution and progression of chondrocyte damage in human ankle intraarticular fractures. 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 6–9, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana. Abstract ID: ORS2010–2200. Poster #943: Session 25 Cartilage Matrix Degradation.
•    Vaseenon T, Tochigi Y, Heiner AD, Goetz JE, Rudert MJ, Baer TE, Brown TD. Immediate direct effect of a femoral osteochondral defect on rabbit knee joint mechanics. 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 6–9, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana. Abstract ID: ORS2010-2538. Paper #309: Short Talk Session 07 Cartilage Mechanics.
•    Vaseenon T, Tochigi Y, Fredericks DC, Martin JA, Heiner AD, Brown TD, McKinley TO. Single-condyle surface incongruity in the rabbit knee causes whole-joint degeneration. 56th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, March 6–9, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana. Abstract ID: ORS2010–2444. Poster #1030: Session 28 Osteoarthritis.
•    Vaseenon T, Tochigi Y, Fredericks DC, Martin JA, Brown TD, McKinley TO. Whole-joint effect of hemi-compartmental surface incongruity in the rabbit knee. AAOS 2010 Annual Meeting, March 10–13, 2010, New Orleans, Louisiana. Paper Presentation #582, Podium Presentation.
•    Sangkomkamhang T, Sangkomkamhang US, Hanpinichsak P, Lerdsinudom, Vaseenon T. The Ten Year Probobility of Hip Fracture in Thai Population By WHO Fracture Risk Assessment Tool. The International Society for Clinical Densitometry and International Osteoporosis Foundation Joint Meeting, March 10-13, 2010, San Antonio, Texas. Poster Presentation
•    Vaseenon T, Femino J,  Muhlenbruch NJ, Tochigi Y, Anderson DD, Amendola A. Medial ankle and syndesmotic ligament instability in different hindfoot motion stress tests. AOFAS 26th Annual Summer Meeting, July 7–10, 2010, National Harbor, Maryland. Paper Session 3 (Sports).
•    Tochigi Y, Segal NA, Vaseenon T, Brown TD. Decreased complexity in leg motion patterns during walking in knee osteoarthritis. 34th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, August 18–21, 2010, Providence, Rhode Island.  Abstract ID: 32. Podium Presentation, Pathological Gait Session.
•    Vaseenon T, Muhlenbruch N, Anderson DD, Tochigi Y, Femino JE. Medial ankle instability assessment using heel varus in an external rotation stress test. 2nd Congress of the International Foot and Ankle Biomechanics Community. September 16–18, 2010, Seattle, Washington. Paper ID: 36. Poster Presentation.
•    Tochigi Y, Segal NA, Vaseenon T, Brown TD. Measurement of “chaos” in leg motion for quantification of changes in gait with aging. 7th Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societies (CORS), October 16–20, 2010, Kyoto, Japan. Podium Presentation.
•    Tochigi Y, Segal NA, Vaseenon T, Brown TD. Measurement of “chaos” in leg motion for quantification of gait impairments in adults with symptomatic knee OA. 7th Combined Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Societies (CORS), October 16–20, 2010, Kyoto, Japan. Podium Presentation.
•    Newhoff, D, Femino J, Phisitkul, P, Vaseenon T, Tochigi, Y, Amendola A. Cam-type Impingement in the Ankle. AAOS 2011 Annual Meeting, February 15-19, 2011, San Diego, CA. Podium Presentation #092
•    Tochigi Y, Segal NA, Vaseenon T, Brown TD. Measurement of Leg Motion Complexity for Quantification of Gait impairments in Knee OA. AAOS 2011 Annual Meeting, February 15-19, 2011, San Diego, CA. Poster Presentation #P281


Publications
•    Rojanasthien S., Chiewchantanakit S.,Vaseenon T., Diagnosis and     Treatment of Osteoporosis Following Hip Fracture in Chiang Mai, University Hospital,J Med Assoc Thai 2005;88:S65-71.
•    Femino JE, Vaseenon T. The direct lateral approach to the distal tibia and fibula: A single incision technique for distal tibial and pilon fractures. Iowa Orthop. J. 2009;29:143–148. PMC2723711.
•    Vaseenon T, Luevitoonvechkij S, Phongdara K, Laohapoonrungsee A. Optimal entry point for retrograde femoral nailing with tibial SIGN nail in Asians: A cadaveric Study. The Thai Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery. 2010 January;34(1):1–5.
•    Vaseenon T, Wongtriratanachai P, Laohapoonrungsee A. Ipsilateral anterior hip dislocation and posterior knee subluxation: a case report. J. Med. Assoc. Thai. 2010 January;93(1):128–31.
•    Vaseenon T, Luevitoonvechkij S, Wongtriratanachai P, Rojanasthien S. Long-term mortality after osteoporotic hip fracture in Chiang Mai, Thailand. J. Clin. Densitom. 2010 January–March;13(1):63–67.
•    Anderson DD, Tochigi Y, Rudert MJ, Vaseenon T, Brown TD, Amendola A. Effect of implantation accuracy on ankle contact mechanics with a metallic focal resurfacing implant. J. Bone Joint Surg. [Am] 2010;92:1490–1500.
•    Vaseenon T, Phisitkul P. A novel tendinous interconnection release technique for claw-toe deformity. Iowa Orthop. J. 2010;30:157–160.
•    Femino JE, Vaseenon T, Levin DA, Yian EH. The limits of proximal extension based upon the vascular anatomy of the lateral calcaneal artery. Iowa Orthop. J. 2010;30:161–167.
•    Vaseenon T, Phisitkul P. Arthroscopic debridement for first metatarsophalangeal joint arthrodesis with a 2- versus 3-portal technique: a cadaveric study. Arthroscopy. 2010 Oct;26(10):1363-7.
•    Tochigi Y, Buckwalter JA, Martin JA, Hillis SL, Zhang P, Vaseenon T, et al. Distribution and progression of chondrocyte damage in a whole-organ model of human ankle intra-articular fracture. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Mar;93(6):533-9.
•    Tochigi Y, Vaseenon T, Heiner AD, Fredericks DC, Martin JA, Rudert MJ, et al. Instability dependency of osteoarthritis development in a rabbit model of graded anterior cruciate ligament transection. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2011 Apr;93(7):640-7.
•    Vaseenon T, Phisitkul P, Wolf BR, Femino JE, Amendola A. Preventing damage to arthroscopic lens during surgery. Arthroscopy. 2011 Mar;27(3):404-8.
•    Vaseenon T, Tochigi Y, Heiner AD, Goetz JE, Baer TE, Fredericks DC, et al. Organ-level histological and biomechanical responses from localized osteoarticular injury in the rabbit knee. J Orthop Res. 2011 Mar;29(3):340-6.
•    Vaseenon T, Amendola A. Update on anterior ankle impingement. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2012 Jun;5(2):145-50.
•    Vaseenon T, Luevitoonvechkij S, Akkaraatimart W, Lauhapoonrungsee A. Accurate Entry Point for Tibial Nailing with SIGN Nail in Asians: A Cadaveric Study. Journal of Trauma & Treatment. 2012;5:135.
•    Tochigi Y, Segal NA, Vaseenon T, Brown TD. Entropy analysis of tri-axial leg acceleration signal waveforms for measurement of decrease of physiological variability in human gait. J Orthop Res. 2012 Jun;30(6):897-904.
•    Amendola N, Drew N, Vaseenon T, Femino J, Tochigi Y, Phisitkul P. CAM-type impingement in the ankle. Iowa Orthop J. 2012;32:1-8.
•    Vaseenon T, Gao Y, Phisitkul P. Comparison of two manual tests for ankle laxity due to rupture of the lateral ankle ligaments. Iowa Orthop J. 2012;32:9-16.
•    Kritsaneephaiboon A, Vaseenon T, Tangtrakulwanich B. Minimally invasive plate osteosynthesis of distal tibial fracture using a posterolateral approach: a cadaveric study and preliminary report. Int Orthop. 2013 Jan;37(1):105-11.
•    Phisitkul P, Haugsdal J, Vaseenon T, Pizzimenti MA. Vasecular disruption of the talus: comparison of two approaches for triple arthrodesis. Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Apr;34(4):568-74.
•    Femino JE, Vaseenon T, Phisitkul P, Tochigi Y, Anderson DD, Amendola A. Varus external rotation stress test for radiographic detection of deep deltoid ligament disruption with and without syndesmotic disruption: a cadaveric study. Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Feb;34(2):251-60.
•    Vaseenon T, Cheewawattanachai C, Pattamapaspong N, Settakoen J, Leerapun T. Extraskeletal chondroma on the sole of the foot. Foot Ankle Spec. 2014 Jun;7(3):232-6.
•    Vaseenon T, Cheewawattanachai C, Sirirungruangsarn Y. Chronic irreducible dislocation of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the fifth toe: a case report. BMC Res Notes. 2014 Feb 4;7:76.
•    Vaseenon T, Thitiboonsuwan, Cheewawattanachai C, Pimchoo P, Phanphaisarn A. Off-loading total contact cast in combination with hydrogel and foam dressing for management of diabetic plantar ulcer of the foot. J Med Asso Thai 2014 Dec 97;12:1319-24.
•    Vaseenon T, Chaimuang, Phanphaisarn A, Namwongprom S, Luevitoonvechkij S, Rojanasthien S. Correlation of proximal femoral bone geometry from plain radiographs and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry in elderly patients. J Med Asso Thai 2015 Jan 98;1:39-44.
•    Vaseenon T, Intarasompan P, Wattanarojanaporn T, Theera-Umpon N, Auephanwiriyakul S, Phisitkul P. Foot and Ankle problems in Muay Thai Kickboxers. J Med Asso Thai 2015 Jan 98;1:65-70.
•    Vaseenon T, Wattanarojanaporn T, Intarasompan P, Theera-Umpon N, Auephanwiriyakul S, Phisitkul P. Foot and Ankle problems in Thai Monks. J Med Asso Thai 2015 Jan 98;1:71-76.
•    Vaseenon T, Luevitoonvechkij S, Namwongprom S, Rojanasthien S. Proximal femoral bone geometry in osteoporotic hip fractures in Thailand. J Med Asso Thai 2015 Jan 98;1:77-81.
•    Vaseenon T, Somsuk W. Negative pressure wound therapy for traumatic foot and ankle wound: two cases report and review literature. J Med Asso Thai 2015 Jan 98;1:111-116.
•    Wongtriratanachai P, Chiewchantanakit S, Vaseenon T, Rojanasthien S, Leerapun T. Second hip fractures at Chiang Mai University hospital. J Med Asso Thai 2015 Jan 98;2:201-6.



Extracurricular and volunteer activities
•    President of medical student council of Faculty of medicine, Chiang Mai University 2003-2004               
•    Organizing committee The AO Alumni Association Asian Chapter Symposium, Chiang Mai, Thailand   6th – 8th May 2004
•    Organizing committee The AO Course, Principles of Fracture Treatment, Chiang Mai, Thailand , August 2005-2006
•    Table instructor, AO Course, Principle of Fracture Treatment, Bangkok, Thailand 2005-2008, 2010 – present
•    Reviewer of clinical anatomy journal, September 2010-present
•    Instructor, advance course of fracture management, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2012
•    Instructor, advance course of fracture management, Chiang Mai, Thailand, 2014
•    Instructor, AO course, principles of fracture treatment, Davos, Switzerland December 2014