Paul Tornetta, MD

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery

Paul Tornetta
(617) 414-6295


Expertise includes: Fractures; Nonunions; Orthopaedic trauma.

Other Positions

  • Ad Interim Chair, Orthopaedic Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Active Staff Privileges, Surgery, Boston Medical Center


  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center, MD
  • Franklin & Marshall College, BA


  • Published on 12/13/2017

    Chen EY, Marcantonio A, Tornetta P. Correlation Between 24-Hour Predischarge Opioid Use and Amount of Opioids Prescribed at Hospital Discharge. JAMA Surg. 2017 Dec 13; e174859. PMID: 29238810.

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  • Published on 12/1/2017

    Firoozabadi R, Miranda S, Tornetta P. Technique for Placement of Peri-Implant Antibiotics Using Antibiotic Putty. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Dec; 31(12):e442-e445. PMID: 28827508.

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  • Published on 10/2/2017

    Hussein AI, Mancini C, Lybrand KE, Cooke ME, Matheny HE, Hogue BL, Tornetta P, Gerstenfeld LC. Serum proteomic assessment of the progression of fracture healing. J Orthop Res. 2017 Oct 02. PMID: 28971515.

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  • Published on 10/1/2017

    Tornetta P. Invited Commentary related to: Any Cortical Bridging Predicts Healing of Supracondylar Femur Fractures After Treatment With Locked Plating. J Orthop Trauma. 2017 10; 31(10):544-545. PMID: 28902087.

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  • Published on 8/22/2017

    Cooke ME, Hussein AI, Lybrand KE, Wulff A, Simmons E, Choi JH, Litrenta J, Ricci WM, Nascone JW, O'Toole RV, Morgan EF, Gerstenfeld LC, Tornetta P. Correlation between RUST assessments of fracture healing to structural and biomechanical properties. J Orthop Res. 2017 Aug 22. PMID: 28833572.

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  • Published on 8/16/2017

    Warren B, Bosse M, Tornetta P. Workplace Violence and Active Shooter Considerations for Health-Care Workers: AOA Critical Issues. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Aug 16; 99(16):e88. PMID: 28816905.

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  • Published on 4/26/2017

    Borade A, Kempegowda H, Maniar HH, De Giacomo A, Tornetta P, Bramlett K, Marcantonio AJ, Marchand LS, Kubiak EN, Ip WH, Kellam JF, Bender JS, Meinberg EG, Kee J, Renard R, Suk M, Horwitz DS. External validation of the clinical indications of computed tomography (CT) of the head in patients with low-energy geriatric hip fractures. Injury. 2017 Jul; 48(7):1594-1596. PMID: 28502379.

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  • Published on 4/1/2017

    Obremskey WT, Schmidt AH, O'Toole RV, DeSanto J, Morshed S, Tornetta P, Murray CK, Jones CB, Scharfstein DO, Taylor TJ, Carlini AR, Castillo RC. A Prospective Randomized Trial to Assess Oral Versus Intravenous Antibiotics for the Treatment of Postoperative Wound Infection After Extremity Fractures (POvIV Study). J Orthop Trauma. 2017 04; 31 Suppl 1:S32-S38. PMID: 28323799.

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  • Published on 4/1/2017

    Castillo RC, Raja SN, Frey KP, Vallier HA, Tornetta P, Jaeblon T, Goff BJ, Gottschalk A, Scharfstein DO, O'Toole RV. Improving Pain Management and Long-Term Outcomes Following High-Energy Orthopaedic Trauma (Pain Study). J Orthop Trauma. 2017 04; 31 Suppl 1:S71-S77. PMID: 28323806.

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  • Published on 3/1/2017

    Litrenta J, Tornetta P, Ricci W, Sanders RW, O'Toole RV, Nascone JW, Faber H, Wilson D. In Vivo Correlation of Radiographic Scoring (Radiographic Union Scale for Tibia Fractures) and Biomechanical Data in a Sheep Osteotomy Model: Can We Define Union Radiographically? J Orthop Trauma. 2017 Mar; 31(3):127-130. PMID: 28072652.

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