Just Orthopedic
Author: Nilpesh Patel

Being a hand, wrist and elbow orthopedic surgeon is more than just years of training that includes medical school, orthopedic residency and an upper extremity fellowship. It includes the drive to help people become more active, functional and pain free.

I have the honor of having a career that allows me to help people achieve a better lifestyle yet challenges me daily. My approach has always been to treat the person, not just the problem.

Common Problems Orthopedic Surgeons Treat

My practice includes a wide variety of problems that affects the upper extremity. The hand, wrist, forearm and elbow function together as a complex and intricate unit.

The arm is one of the most commonly injured parts of the body and one of the most important in terms of function for day to day living.

Challenges of Orthopedic Surgeons

Common problems I treat include:

  • Nerve Injury and Compression
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendon injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Elbow, forearm, wrist and hand fractures
  • Joint injuries
  • Ligament and Tendon injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Hand tumors

The treatment for both complex and common problems is always evolving. These are just some of the challenges of orthopedic surgeons.

I make it a point to try to understand these treatment options and help the patient make choices that are appropriate for them. The first step is always to get evaluated and understand your options. Donít let†pain and injury stop you from being functional.

Just Orthopedic

Nilpesh Patel , MD

Dr. Nilpesh M. Patel is a board certified Orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. A North Carolina native, Dr. Patel joined Lakewood Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in 2010.

Dr. Patel has a special interest in hand, wrist and elbow surgery including sports related injuries, fracture treatment of the upper extremity, Dupuytrenís contracture, traumatic conditions including tendon repairs and ...

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