Anatomical regions include fingers, hand, wrist , forearm and some conditions of the elbow
Hand and Wrist
Treatment include non surgical and surgical treatments
Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Disability, Joint Replacement, Metabolic Bone Disease, Osteoporosis, Pain, Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, Tumor/Oncology, as they relate to certain aspects of the Hand, Wrist, and Forearm and Elbow. Dr. Wint also offers Dupuytren's Needle Aponeurotomy and Surgery and Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release .
My approach to treating patients
Dr. Wint is entering his seventeenth year at the Hand Center of Western Massachusetts in Springfield, in the field of Hand Surgery. He has been with the Hand Center since 1992. He is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.
Dr. Wint attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and a minor in English. His medical education, completed in 1986 was at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. He interned in general surgery for one year followed by a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UMDNJ- Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His training included electives at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. Following his Chief Residency year he spent one year as a fellow in Hand Surgery and Musculoskeletal Microsurgery at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. There his fellowship was undertaken with physicians working at the Hand Center or Western New York. Dr. Wint came to Springfield in 1992. He worked with hand surgeon Dr. Erik Rosenthal for nine years, initially as part of Pavilion Hand Surgeons and later with The Hand Center.
Dr. Wint is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and a Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is licensed in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
He is currently on the full time staff at Baystate Medical Center. At Baystate, Dr. Wint participated in ER call as a member of the Hand Service for fifteen years, giving him extensive experience with trauma and acute care and late reconstruction of hand and upper extremity injuries. At Shriner's Hospital in Springfield he is on the attending staff and participates in hand clinic and is a lecturer in a series of twice monthly conferences on "Congenital and Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Problems."
Dr. Wint also has privileges at Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, where the Hand Center has a part time satellite office as well as Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton and Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts. He does much of his outpatient surgery at The Pioneer Valley Surgicenter which is directly below the Hand Center offices in Springfield. Dr. Wint is also the medical director for Novacare Rehabilitation in Springfield.
Dr. Wint is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and in the past served on the patient and public education committee. Recently he was asked to serve on the Public Awareness Committee and the Public Education Committee. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is also a member of the New England Hand Society. As a member of the American Medical Society, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Hampden District Medical Society, he served as a delegate to the Massachusetts Medical Society for several years. Previously he was on the executive committee of the Hampden District.
Dr. Wint cares for all topics related to the Hand and Upper extremity. He is especially interested in, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, including Endoscopic carpal tunnel release as well as Peripheral Nerve Compression, Hand Fractures and Wrist Fractures and Tendon Injuries. His strong interest in Workers Compensation care has been demonstrated in his presentations to the Case Management Society of New England. His practice also involves Post Traumatic Reconstruction as well as Congenital Hand Differences. Recently Dr. Wint was asked to participate in an online forum for families of children with Congenital Hand and Upper Extremity Differences. Dr. Wint also offers selected patients needle aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's Disease and as a hand surgeon in Western Massachusetts with a wealth of experience treating Dupuytren’s disease is excited to offer this method of treatment.
Dr. Wint has presented at national meetings with topics ranging from endoscopic carpal tunnel release to congenital hand problems. He has written several articles published locally and appeared on local news and radio promoting hand safety in our community including Doctors on Call. Dr. Wint recently began a series of Hand Surgery Podcasts to better explain the role of surgery to his patients. His most popular podcast deals with Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery. He is responsible for efforts towards reducing snow blower injuries, pumpkin cutting injuries and industrial hand injuries among others. Some of his campaigns to reduce injuries to the hand in the home and at work have received national exposure. He has authored a poster exhibit titled "Power Saw Injuries of the Hand" at the annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in Seattle, WA. He is devoted to promoting ongoing safety and the prevention of hand injuries in our community.
FOR A MORE COMPLETE LIST OF DR WINT'S ACADEMIC WORK and credentials visit www.handctr.com
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