Dr. Akelman is the Chairman of the Orthopaedic departments at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital and Miriam Hospital. Dr. Akelman is board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery(ABOS) and holds the subspecialty certificate in orthopaedic surgery of the hand. He devotes his practice to hand, wrist and elbow conditions. He has expertise in caring for common hand problems such as Dupuytren’s disease, hand fractures, sports injuries, arthritis and nerve problems of the hand, wrist and elbow.
Chronic and degenerative TFCC may require a different surgical approach. Debridement is not as successful with this group as it is with acute TFCC injuries. Sometimes it is necessary to shorten the ulnar bone at the wrist to obtain pain relief. There are two procedures used to shorten the ulna and unload the ulnocarpal joint. These are the ulnar (diaphyseal) shortening method and the distal ulnar head shortening osteotomy (Feldon wafer method). If lunate-triquetrum instability is present, ulnar shortening can be done to tighten the ulnocarpal ligaments and decrease the motion between the lunate and triquetrum.
Stem Cells are in all of us and they are responsible for healing injured bone, ligaments, tendons and tissues. As we get older or injured, we sometimes cannot get enough of these cells into the area in need. The Regenexx Procedures help solve that problem by precisely delivering a high concentration of stem cells into the injured area and aiding your body’s ability to heal naturally. Patients experience very little down time and they typically avoid the long, painful rehabilitation periods that often follow surgery to restore joint strength and mobility. Procedures are performed in our New Jersey office, but evaluations can take place in our New York City or New Jersey clinics .