Francisco J Caycedo MD

Francisco J Caycedo MD


Office Location:
Fontaine Clinic
415 Ray C Hunt Drive

Office Phone:
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Mailing Address:
Dept Orthopaedic Surgery
Box 800159 HSC
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22908

Francisco J Caycedo, MD

Medical Doctor, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Head Division of Foot and Ankle, Medical Director of the Orthopaedic Fontaine Clinic and the Prosthetic and Orthotic Department, Assistant Professor Orthopaedic Department, University of Virginia.

Beyond Orthopaedics

"The most important thing in life is the life sharing daily challenges with those I love provides me with inner peace and wisdom. Walking in natural areas, playing and watching soccer helps to release my frustrations and gives me strength and tranquility."


Assistant Professor Orthopaedic Surgery


Orthopaedic Surgery


Foot and Ankle

Special Expertise:

Lateral Ankle ligament instabilities, Syndesmosis, LisFranc OCD talus, sesamoid injuries repair.

Arthroscopic assisted pilon and ankle fractures fixation, Bone transport, Space Taylor external fixator placement, Calcaneus, talus, midfoot and forefoot fractures fixation.

Ankle Distraction arthroplasty, fusion and replacement; Posterior tibia insufficiency reconstruction, Charcot arthropathy foot reconstruction.


2004 Radiology contest, Orange Beach, Alabama Orthopaedic Society Meeting

1998 Best Paper, Chestly L.Yelton Resident Essay Competition.

47th Meeting of the Alabama Orthopaedic Society

1991 Nominated for Best Research Paper. XXXV Colombian Academy
Meeting of Orthopedic Surgeons: In Vitro Periosteum Cultures (Experimental study in rabbits)

1988  Honorable Mention: XXXIII Colombian Academy Meeting of Orthopedic Surgeons: Biological Glue, fibrin, in Nerve Anatomists (experimental study in Rabbits)

1986  Best Paper, Jose Vicente Bernal Award Mechanism of Cartilage Regeneration Using Periosteum Graft.                      

Experimental Study in Rabbits XXXI Colombian Academy Meeting of Orthopedic Surgeons


1981 Medical Doctor, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia


Second Orthopaedic Residency University of Alabama

Orthopaedic Residency Universidad Del Valle, Cali, Colombia

Mass General Hospital General Surgery


Foot and Ankle fellow, American Sports Medicine Institute, Dr John Gould, Birmingham, Alabama


Orthopaedic Surgery Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery through 2014

State License:

Alabama, Georgia, Virginia


In Vivo bioreactor model to regenerate cartilage: looking to create a model to build cartilage and bone using the peritoneal cavity as bioreactor.

Clinical Trials:

Lower extremities surgeries without tourniquet: evaluating the benefits to keep the circulation all the time in foot and ankle surgeries.

Retroperoneal approach for calcaneous fracture: Use of cutting edge anatomy approach with the hope to decrease the necrosis of the skin flaps.

Arthroscopic assisted sesamoid: Hallux surgery with the hypothesis to decrease the chance for varus, valgus and cock up complications.

Patient Stories:

"Your solution to the problem, at first, seemed a bit radical to sever the joints on my second and third toes to relieve their pressure on the bottom of my foot. The pain is gone, the ulcer has healed, and with the new orthotic, I can step down with my foot flat onto the floor. I believe the Lord used you to heal my foot after four years of suffering"   AEH, December, 2008