Although hand injuries and conditions are fairly common, they require specialized care to preserve normal function.
Wrist injuries or wrist arthritis can make it difficult to position the hand for tasks—impeding everyday life.
Elbow injuries, over-use, or wear and tear with instability may cause inflammation and radiating pain to occur.
Shoulder injuries can easily compromise both mobility and stability, and lead to increased pain and functional loss.
While fractures and dislocations are common injuries, they often require prompt conservative or surgical management.
Dr. Michael McNamara is a board certified orthopedic surgeon with 20+ years of experience caring for Alaskans. He holds a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in hand surgery and specializes in hand, elbow, and shoulder surgery.
Dr. Kevin Paisley is a board eligible orthopedic surgeon and is Alaska's only fellowship-trained shoulder and elbow surgeon. He also specializes in sports medicine, fracture care, knee surgery, and total shoulder, elbow, and knee replacement.
I have been treated so kindly and efficient it has made a difficult time much easier. Thank you Dr. McNamara for your concern and attention. You have saved my badly damaged fingers.
The entire staff was amazing through my son’s ordeal. From a phone call from the ER to a surgery within hours. They were great.
I am 68 years old and have had more than a “few” surgeries over the years and I can honestly say I have never experienced a surgeon more competent, caring or responsive than Dr. McNamara. I’d never consider another surgeon, if Dr. McNamara was available.
I wish there was a better way to thank you and your entire staff; front, middle, and back, for all you have done for us. Your office has set the bar incredibly high for any and all future medical professionals I will deal with in the future (hopefully not too many). Each and every member of your staff has been kind and patient, courteous and helpful in every interaction we had, for two years. Thank you all very much!