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Dr. Erickson named a Top Doctor

Dr. John Erickson was named a Top Doctor in 2020 by Castle Connolly. The selection process is merit-based, and top doctors are recommended by other physicians. Only 6% of board-certified physicians in the US are selected for this award.

5 Causes of Thumb Pain

The thumb is responsible for about 50% of all hand function. When the thumb is painful or injured, it becomes very difficult to use the hand. During normal life, we take our thumbs for granted. When the thumb is not working properly, we realize how important it is. There are several causes of thumb pain […]

COVID-19 Prevention

At Raleigh Hand to Shoulder Center, we care about the well-being of our patients, staff, and community. We have been taking extra precautions against the Coronavirus during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some of the policies we have in place: Face masks are required for all patients, visitors, employees, therapists, and doctors in our office. […]

Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

It is difficult to comprehend the vast amount of human suffering caused by SARS-CoV-2. As I type these words, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused illness in almost 2 million Americans and over 100,000 deaths. Over 40 million people in the United States have now applied for unemployment benefits due to the economic fallout of the […]

Elective Surgery is Allowed in North Carolina

COVID-19 Update: Effective May 1, 2020, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and NCDHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen have allowed elective and non-urgent surgery to be performed in our state. Certain guidelines have to be followed including: an assessment of the medical necessity of the procedure, maintaining protective personal equipment, protecting the exposure of patients and […]

Elective Hand Surgery in North Carolina

Updated 3/26/2020: Governor Roy Cooper has declared a state of emergency in North Carolina due to the spread of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19 illness. Additionally, he has suspended all “elective” surgery in the state in hospitals and surgery centers. Just what is an elective surgery? The Department of Health and Human Services in North Carolina […]

Broken Wrist Surgery for Adults and Kids in Raleigh NC

“Broken wrists” are a very common type of injury. These fractures frequently occur from a fall at home, a sports injury, or during a car accident. These injuries are very common in children and in older patients with osteoporosis. The radius and ulna bones are the skeletal foundation of the forearm. At the wrist, the […]

Cost Effective Care at Raleigh Hand Center

The cost of medical care has increased significantly in the United States in recent years. Due to changes in health insurance plans, many patients are now responsible for paying a larger portion of the cost associated with the treatment they receive. Raleigh Hand Center physicians are aware of the financial burden of medical expenses for […]

Thumb Arthritis Surgery Video

Thumb arthritis is a common cause of pain at the base of the thumb. Symptoms can interfere with opening jars, using keys, writing, and many daily tasks. Our thumbs are very important for our daily lives, and the stress applied to the thumb basilar joint (CMC joint) can lead to “wear and tear” osteoarthritis over […]