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 one of Alaska's only shoulder fellowship-trained surgeons. He specializes in sports medicine, fracture care, knee surgery, and total shoulder, elbow, and knee replacement.
Dr. Mac is awesome. He repaired my shoulder a few years ago and it feels great, my scar is hardly visible. His staff are the best.
When I broke my hand, I was able to get an appointment quickly. Dr. McNamara and his staff were wonderful!
Dr. Paisley is simply the BEST! He did my husbands shoulder reconstruction, when others wouldn't even touch it! What an amazing Doctor and man!
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.
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.