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Specialties

Anatomical

Arm, Elbow, Hand and Wrist

Treatment

Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Disability, Joint Replacement, Trauma/Fractures

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My approach to treating patients

The Yale Hand and Upper Extremity service specializes in the evaluation and management of a broad spectrum of injuries and disorders involving the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Our team consists of physicians who are board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with added qualification in Hand Surgery. They are members and participate in numerous societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Society of Surgery of the Hand, Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Members of our team are active in both clinical and basic science research as well as being invited national and international speakers.

In my own practice I see all age groups for a wide variety of hand, wrist, and elbow conditions. Conditions that I treat regularly include degenerative and inflammatory arthritis, tendon disorders, nerve compression syndromes, congenital differences, and traumatic injuries. I believe in engaging the patient as an active participant in their recovery whenever possible. For many conditions surgery is not required. Other treatments may include hand or physical therapy, custom splinting or casting, or injection of a steroid preparation. I will make recommendations, but the patient always has the most important input on treatments decisions.

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Contact Information

Yale University Dept. of Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation 800 Howard Ave. New Haven, CT USA 06510 View map Phone (203) 785-3851 Fax (203) 785-7132

Other staff in my practice

I am priviledged to work with a dedicated and professional staff who are committed to providing top quality patient care. My administrative and medical assistant is Agnieszka Zaleski. She can be reached directly at 203-785-3851 or through our main line 203-785-2579.

During office hours I am assisted by an outstanding group of nurses and medical assistants including Jean Grosner.

Appointments can be made through our appointment schedulers at 203-737-5656 or through my assistant, Agnieszka.

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