Hand Wrist Elbow Testimonials

  • Rich Woodburn

    Rich Woodburn

    Surgeon: Dr. Timothy J. Pater

    Reason for orthopedic care: Hand, Wrist & Elbow


    Rich loves working on his cars, but it became difficult when he developed Dupytren’s Disease. Dupytren’s disease, also known as Viking’s disease, is a connective tissue disorder. The disease causes thickening in the palm and can progress to create flexion contractures of the fingers. When contractures progress and create functional difficulty, action should be taken. For […]


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  • Anne Schmitt

    Anne Schmitt

    Surgeon: Dr. Timothy J. Pater

    Reason for orthopedic care: Hand, Wrist & Elbow


    Anne Schmitt has been playing the piano since she was a little girl.  She also knits, gardens and shows her Australian Shepherds.  As pain started developing in her thumbs, she eventually had to give up the things she enjoyed, “I started getting pain in my thumbs all the time … even picking up a piece […]


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  • Louis Anderson

    Louis Anderson

    Surgeon: Dr. Curtis L. Leonard

    Reason for orthopedic care: Hand, Wrist & Elbow


    On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in May, Louis Anderson was enjoying a 32-mile bike ride on Big Dry Creek Trail. That enjoyment came to a screeching halt when Louis was thrown from his bike at 35 mph. When he hit the ground, he broke his wrist and skinned his knee all the way to the bone. […]


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  • Alex Willie

    Alex Willie

    Surgeon: Dr. Curtis L. Leonard

    Reason for orthopedic care: Hand, Wrist & Elbow


    “Dr. Leonard, Thanks for fixing my wrist and getting me back on my bike.”


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