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Carissa Meyer, Md

About

Dr. Carissa Meyer is a board certified, fellowship trained surgeon who excels in the latest advances in both operative and non-operative treatment of upper extremity disorders. A recognized expert in her field, she has authored multiple articles on hand and wrist injuries.

Training

Dr. Meyer completed her residency training at the University of Maryland Medical Center and R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, one of the busiest trauma centers in the country.

She completed her fellowship in Hand, Upper Extremity and Microvascular Surgery at the renowned CV Starr Hand Surgery Center, the oldest hand fellowship in the country. She has also completed a separate sub-specialty fellowship in Pediatric Upper Extremity at the world-renowned Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.

Procedures

Because of the complexities involved, hand and wrist surgery requires a completely different surgical approach from a highly trained and specialized hand and wrist surgeon. Dr. Meyer treats a variety of hand, wrist and elbow ailments such as strains and fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, arthritis, nerve compression, peripheral nerve damage, ligament/TFCC tears, Ganglion cysts as well as sports related conditions like tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow. She performs:

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Trigger Finger
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Total Reconstruction
  • Total Wrist Replacement
  • Joint Replacement
  • Ligament Repair
  • Treatment of Fractures
  • Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Treatment of congenital pediatric hand differences
  • Treatment of pediatric upper extremity fractures