Dr. Emilio Wagner Hitschfeld


Medical School:
Universidad Católica de Chile (1989-1997)
Orthopedic Surgery: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (1997-2000)
ECFMG Certificate 2003
Foot and Ankle Surgery: American Sports Medicine Institute, Birmingham, Alabama (2003-2004), Dr J.S.Gould.
Lower Extremity Trauma and Reconstruction, Dresden, Germany (2004), Dr H.Zwipp.


Current position:
Staff Member Foot and Ankle Unit Clinica Alemana
Associate Professor Universidad del Desarrollo
Associate Professor Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Society Memberships:
Past President Chilean Foot and Ankle Society; Chilean Orthopedic Society (SCHOT); American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS); American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS); South American Foot and Ankle Society (FLAMECIPP) International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies (IFFAS); AO Alumni Association ICRS (International Cartilage Repair Society)


  • Girdlestone-Taylor flexor-extensor tendon transfer. Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery 3(2): 91-99, 2004.
  • Change in plantar flexion strength after complete detachment and reconstruction of the Achilles tendon. Foot Ankle International 11: 800-804, 2004.
  • Technique and Results of Achilles Tendon Detachment and Reconstruction for Insertional Achilles tendinitis. Foot and Ankle International , 27(9): 677-684, 2006.
  • Modified Diaphyseal Osteotomy with a Proximal Center of Rotation for Moderate to Severe Hallux Valgus; Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery 6(2):113–117, 2007.
  • Proximal oblique slide closing wedge (POSCOW) metatarsal osteotomy with plate fixation for severe hallux valgus deformities; Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery 6(4):270-274, December 2007.
  • Cavus foot reconstruction. Foot and Ankle Clinics, vol 14, No 3, September 2009.
  • Bunionette Deformity, Rotational Deformity of the Fifth Toe, Freiberg’s Infraction, Hammer and Claw Toe Deformity, Mallet Toe Deformity, Instability of the Lesser Metatarsophalangeal Joint; Orthopedic Knowledge Online, AAOS, Volume 5, 2007.
  • Flexor to Extensor Tendon Transfer for Flexible Hammertoe Deformity; Operative Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2008.
  • The Painful Neuroma and the Use of Conduits. Foot Ankle Clinics, vol 16, No 2, June 2011.
  • Biomechanical comparison of four methods of repair of the Achilles tendon. A laboratory study with bovine tendons. JBJS Br vol 94-B, No. 5, May 2012.
  • Guest Editor Foot and Ankle Clinics 2012 September issue
  • Osteotomy considerations in Hallux Valgus Treatment. Improving the correction power. Foot and Ankle Clinics 17:481-498, 2012
  • Lesser Toes Proximal interphalangeal joint fusion in rigid claw toes”. Foot and Ankle Clinics 17:473-480, 2012.
  • Chapter: “Supramalleolar Osteotomies for Ankle Arthritis”, in book: Osteotomy: Procedures, Types and Potential Complications, Nova Publishers, 2012.
  • Early Weight-Bearing After Percutaneous Reduction and Screw Fixation for Low-Energy Lisfranc Injury. Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Jul;34(7):978-83
  • Proximal Oblique Sliding Closing Wedge Osteotomy for Hallux Valgus. Foot Ankle Int. 2013 Nov;34(11):1493-500
  • Plate position and angular stability: mechanical comparison in sawbone osteotomy models. J Surg Orthop Adv. 2013 Fall;22(3):213-8.
  • A new elevating metatarsal osteotomy: geometrical design and applications.
  • J Surg Orthop Adv. 2013 Winter;22(4):299-303.
  • Biomechanical evaluation of various suture configurations in side-to-side tenorrhaphy.
  • J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2014 Feb 5;96(3):232-6
  • Tendon transfers in cavovarus foot.
  • Foot Ankle Clin. 2014 Mar;19(1):49-58
  • Mini-open tenorrhaphy of acute Achilles tendon ruptures: medium-term follow-up of 100 cases.
  • Am J Sports Med. 2014 Mar;42(3):731-6
  • The Handbook of Foot and Ankle Surgery, John S. Gould, Editorial Jaypee, 2014. Autor de capitulo: Bunions, Medial Instability of the Ankle.
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