Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery Expert Witness

A Hand Surgery expert witness is a surgeon who testifies about the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries affecting the hand and upper extremity.  Hand Surgery, as the name implies, is a branch of surgery specializing in the surgical treatment of diseases and injuries of the hand. It is a subspecialty certification that typically requires a one-year fellowship following a residency in Plastic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, or General Surgery. Many Hand Surgeons operate upon other areas of the upper extremity including the wrist, forearm, elbow, humerus, and shoulder. Several of these areas also fall under the care of general Orthopedic Surgery. Common Hand Surgery procedures include carpal tunnel surgery, repair of traumatic injuries and amputations, and treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture. A Board Certified Hand Surgery expert witness can address all of these areas, though statutory requirements may mandate matching the primary surgical specialty as well.

Litigation against Hand Surgeons is uncommon, though it does occur. Issues typically focus upon complications experienced during surgery or from poor surgical outcomes.

Hand Surgery Case Matter

From the treatment of common hand injuries to the most complex procedures in the field, Elite Medical Experts will meticulously align a Hand Surgery expert witness to handles any aspect of Hand Surgery litigation and consultation, including:

  • Fractures of the thumb, fingers, wrist, radius, ulna, elbow, humerus, and shoulder
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Treatment of Colles fractures
  • Ligamentous injuries
  • Congenital deformities
  • Infections
  • Skin grafts and flaps
  • Flexor and extensor tendon injuries
  • Nerve repair
  • Compartment syndrome and fasciotomy
  • Surgical drainage and/or debridement
  • Joint replacement
  • Digital (finger or thumb) replantation

Given the degree of specialization, an experienced Board-Certified Hand Surgeon from a top university medical center is an invaluable resource for challenging assignments. To secure a Hand Surgery expert witness who is ready to work with you, please contact Elite Medical Experts and speak with a physician or nurse on Elite’s experienced Case Strategy Team today.

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Dr. Burton Bentley II, the CEO of Elite Medical Experts, is a nationally renowned authority on medical liability, informed consent, and complex issues at the intersections of medicine, law, and business. As a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician and entrepreneur, Dr. Bentley founded Elite Medical Experts in 2010 while overseeing nearly a decade of year-over-year growth. Dr. Bentley also developed and patented a commercial medical device and co-founded Consent Spectrum, a state-of-the-art digital platform for informed consent in aesthetic medical procedures.  Outside of Elite, Dr. Bentley can be found spending time with his family and riding horses in Tucson’s riverbeds and deserts.

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