Hand & Elbow Treatments

About The Hand ElbowThe human hand is an intricate and complex mechanism of bones, ligaments, muscles and nerves. Our hands are constantly at work, whether on our phones, playing with our families or enjoying sports and other activities. Thus, the potential for a variety of hand injuries and painful conditions exists. Like your hands, our elbows are almost constantly engaged, so many things can contribute to painful elbow conditions.

That’s why you need orthopedic surgeons who specialize in hands and upper extremities to diagnose and treat your pain. If you need a hand orthopedist or an elbow orthopedist in Tyler, TX, or anywhere in East Texas, the specialists at Azalea Orthopedics are dedicated to helping you regain pain-free movement through treatment and support.

Azalea Locations for

Hand & Elbow Treatment

Azalea Orthopedics offers advanced treatments for hands and elbows—including arthritis treatment—at most of our orthopedic locations throughout East Texas. Schedule an appointment with our elbow and hand doctors today!

Main Office – Tyler, TX

Mount Pleasant – Mount Pleasant, TX

Longview Clinic – Longview, TX

Athens Clinic – Athens, TX

Palestine Clinic – Palestine, TX

Jacksonville Clinic – Jacksonville, TX

Our orthopedists help to treat elbow injuries.

Injuries and Problems

of the Hand and Elbow

Hands and elbows can sustain traumatic injuries from accidents, athletics or vehicle crashes, but they can also be damaged by diseases and conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, strokes, cerebral palsy and brain injuries. In today’s work environments, repetitive injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome have become prevalent.

Whatever the cause of your difficulties or pain, a skilled orthopedic hand specialist can offer you relief through various means of treatment. Depending upon your specific condition, you may be helped non-surgically, but if you need hand surgery, Azalea Orthopedics’ hand specialists can set you on the path to loving your
hands again.

Conditions Our Skilled

Specialists Help

There are many ways our orthopedic board-certified specialists and experienced medical doctors can help if you are experiencing hand and elbow pain.

  • Relieve compressed nerves, such as in carpal or cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Restore function to those with stroke, brain and/or spinal cord injuries and cerebral palsy
  • Reattach digits and limbs
  • Reconstruct joints deformed by rheumatoid arthritis
  • Repair birth defects
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Treat athletic injuries

Our specialists also can repair tendons, arteries, nerves and ligaments. If you have a problem, one of our East Texas locations is ready to help you. We also help you to learn more about your condition through information-rich patient resources.


Orthopedic Specialists Help

Technology in the field of orthopedics has greatly advanced, and a hand or elbow specialist has a number of diagnostic and treatment tools available to help you once again get a grip, so to speak. From cold laser therapy to advanced imaging procedures, elbow surgery has greatly evolved. When you put yourself in the hands (yes, we meant to say that) of a skilled, caring orthopedic doctor at Azalea Orthopedics, you can feel good about your future. Our doctors are on call 24 hours every day, so you will never have to worry about not being able to get care in an emergency situation.

Dr. Carey Clark III treating a hand injury.

Our Hand & Elbow Orthopedists

Meet our industry leading Hand & Elbow Orthopedists.

Justin Bartley, M.D. FAAOS at Azalea Orthopedics

Justin Bartley, M.D., FAAOS, FAANA

Dr. Justin Bartley is a Board-Certified and Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and comprehensive shoulder surgery. Also, fully trained in general orthopedics and fracture management. Additionally, he has completed dedicated training in hip arthroscopy to better care for young patients with hip pain.

John Camp, M.D.

Dr. Camp specializes in orthopedic surgery of the hand and upper extremities. Board Certified, American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and Fellowship-Trained at The Cleveland Clinic & Case Western Reserve University Hospital in Ohio. He has extensive experience treating Carpal Tunnel, Trigger Finger and traumatic hand injuries.

Dr. Carey Clark

Carey Clark III, M.D.

Dr. Clark is a double Fellowship-Trained orthopedic surgeon. During his training, he studied and surgically repaired complex hand injuries, microvascular and traumatic conditions. This advanced training led him to become a leader in his respective field. He is equipped to handle traumatic injuries that require reconstruction and poorly healed past injuries. He is Board Certified and sees both adults and pediatric patients.

Dr. John-Michael Cline

Jon-Michael Cline, D.O.

Dr. Jon-Michael Cline is a fellowship trained, board certified Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician. Dr. Cline treats a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and specializes in non-surgical treatment of sports injuries, concussion management, and ortho biologics. Dr. Cline also specializes in non-operative treatment of both hip and knee pain. Depending on the patient's diagnosis, hips and knees can also be successfully treated with injections.

Edwin Ferren, M.D.

Dr. Edwin Ferren is a Board-Certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, hip, and knee repairs. He serves the Nacogdoches and surrounding areas. He is a member of the Texas Orthopedic Association and the Texas Medical Association.

Rebel R. Huffman, M.D.

Rebel Huffman, M.D., is a Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand and upper extremity injuries. Several factors separate Dr. Huffman’s practice from similar specialty surgeons, including providing a local anesthesia surgery option for patients suffering from carpal tunnel and trigger finger. This alternative can help eliminate possible complications of general anesthesia.

Andrew Hurst, M.D.

Dr. Hurst is a Board-Certified orthopedic surgeon. He is proud to offer the latest techniques and medical advancements for his patients. Specializing in complex knee and shoulder injuries, Dr. Hurst is pleased to provide his knowledge and expertise to care for patients in the Nacogdoches and surrounding communities.

L. Matthew Jones, M.D.

Nicknamed “Bones Jones” by President George W. Bush, Dr. Jones specializes in orthopedic surgery with an emphasis on sports medicine and arthroscopic knee and shoulder surgery. Certified in the Mako Robotics System. He is Fellowship-Trained and Board-Certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery.

David Kummerfeld, M.D.

Dr. Kummerfeld is a Board-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in shoulder and elbow arthroscopy/replacement and upper extremity injuries. Additionally, he specializes in total and partial knee replacements. Dr. Kummerfeld received advanced training from the world-renowned Kerlan Jobe Orthopedic Clinic in Los Angeles, California.

Steven Overturf, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon at Azalea Orthopedics

Steven Overturf, M.D.

Dr. Overturf is a Board-Certified orthopedic surgeon who offers cutting-edge procedures for orthopedic injuries and disorders. He is equipped to provide full-spectrum musculoskeletal care to residents of Nacogdoches and surrounding areas. His passion for bone and joint health, in conjunction with his diverse experiences, ensures you receive the best possible care.

Ryan Patterson, M.D.

Dr. Patterson is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who sub-specializes in complex hand and elbow injuries. Dr. Patterson has published numerous scientific articles and presented many research studies in orthopedics and hand surgery regionally, nationally and internationally.

Patrick Wupperman, M.D.

Patrick Wupperman, M.D., is board certified in orthopedic surgery and fellowship-trained in sports medicine by Dr. James Andrews of Birmingham, Alabama. He has extensive training in complex shoulder and knee injuries and has a special interest in Autologous Cartilage Implantation.

Contact Us Today

Our main office is in Tyler, TX, but we also have a number of other locations throughout East Texas from Longview to Palestine to Mount Pleasant. Our orthopedic specialists and teams are waiting to offer you skilled treatment and heartfelt support through your entire treatment and healing process. Contact us today to get started on a pain-free tomorrow.

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