At Hand Surgical Associates our philosophy is to have individualized patient-centric care. We will make the visit as pleasant and efficient as possible. The
goal of a visit is "Happy Hands". Onsite advanced imaging can be available the same day as the appointment if it is appropriate to better serve you.
I am a board certified Orthopaedist, I have completed a hand fellowship and have a certificate of added qualifications in Hand Surgery. My practice is limited to problems of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. This includes surgery for arthritis, tendon, nerve and bone problems. I am an expert in arthritis surgery and nerve decompression as well as in minimally invasive hand and wrist surgery. This includes arthroscopy, needle aponeurotomy and collagenease injection for Dupuytren's contracture. Sports and occupational injuries are my specialty.
I am Chief of Hand Surgery at the New England Baptist Hospital and Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Tufts University. I am co-director of the Tufts University combined hand Fellowship and have trained over 50 hand surgeons. I have participated in many conferences and lectures and written on many subjects regarding Hand Surgery.
I am originally from New York and am an avid sports fan. After living in Boston for over 25 years I am now a Bruins, Celtics, Patriots and Sox fan. I was a varsity football player in college and I am very interested in sports injuries and maximizing function. I have taken care of professional, college and high school athletes. I treat all patients with the same principles. I look forward to helping you with your upper extremity problem.
I saw Dr. Terrono for a second opinion on a hand surgery I had by another office, which resulted in allot of complicaitons. Dr. Terrono was excellent, he met with me and reviewed my medical history, completed a thorough examination of my hand and spent allot of time with me explaining what happened and options on how to move forward. He had a very good personality and I felt comfortable asking him questions. He answered all my questions and clarified anything I did not understand.
In order to bring an informative decision I expected more convincing answers to my my questions. It was about the timing of the (potential) surgery. It was more like _ you can, but you don't have to. It is something that I expect from all physicians _ I know that I don't have to, but I need to know why it would be better if I had the procedure earlier or it may not make a big difference.