Advanced surgical solutions.
Dr. Topper has performed thousands of surgeries to help people
get back to a normal lifestyle as quickly and painlessly as
possible. He offers a wealth of training and experience in
todays state-of-the-art techniques, including arthroscopy
and endoscopic surgery. Both of these approaches minimize
the invasive nature of many procedures and speed recovery.
Surgeries that traditionally required extended hospital stays
can often be performed now on an outpatient basis.
Dr. Topper is a founder of the American Hand Institute, an
organization of like-minded surgeons dedicated to advancing the
art of minimally invasive surgery. For more information, please
visit the American Hand Institute (amhandinst.com).
Skiers thumb Dr. Topper uses the
revolutionary bioabsorbable fixation technique that requires
no metal and results in a rapid recovery time.
Flexor tendon injuries Dr. Toppers expertise
in this area was recognized by a book chapter he was asked
to write on the subject in The Textbook of hand surgery.
Arthritis at basal thumb joint Arthroscopic
arthroplasty is now available.
Osteoarthritis and Tendinitis Autologous
conditioned plasma injections stimulate the body to heal using
its own proliferative and morphogenesis proteins. With this
therapy, surgery can often be avoided.
Distal radial fracture Dr. Topper treats this
with internal fixation, which can help get the wrist moving
within days after surgery, not months as with previous methods.
Birth defects Dr. Topper offers special expertise
and experience for the smallest patients among us, having
served for four years as a consultant for hand surgery at
a Shriners Hospital for crippled children.