Dr. Abhishek Julka, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 39

Dr. Julka
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

The Ohio State Hand & Upper Extremity Center

915 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, OH 43212

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(614) 366-4263

Dr. Abhishek Julka, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Columbus, OH. Dr. Julka has more experience with Hand/Wrist than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with Ohio State University Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Julka to book an appointment.


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Dr. Julka is affiliated with Ohio State University Hospital Columbus, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Julka

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Julka treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Julka treats other conditions, please contact the office at (614) 366-4263.

Hand/Wrist

Hand and wrist conditions including arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's contracture, and fractures or sprains, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Hand/Wrist specialists.

Dr. Julka typically treats 83% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Release
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Hand Fracture
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Dr. Julka's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Limb Cramp
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Wrist Fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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(614) 366-4263

Dr. Julka accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

Dr. Julka's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Julka

5.0

Based on 117 ratings

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    Excellent doctor and surgeon. I broke my wrist after a slip and fall off my deck. I went to the emergency department who referred me to another surgeon in town but chose to go to Dr. Julka because he had done my carpal tunnel surgery in the past. He got me right into surgery and fixed my wrist with plates and screws . I can not recommend him more highly. He is the absolute best and I am so thankful I found Dr. Julka.
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    MW – Jun 22, 2020
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    I had a wrist arthroscopy with Dr. Julka and am ecstatic about my care and my results. I had pain in my wrist for 6 months which was not getting better with injections or rehab. I saw one of Dr. Julka's videos online and called for an appointment. They got me right in and he got me scheduled for surgery within a week. He was very nice and explained everything very clearly. I felt completely confident in Dr. Julka and his team. I cannot imagine seeing another doctor now for my wrist. I am very thankful and recommend him highly.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
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    No results
    7 people found this helpful
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    KM – Jan 15, 2020
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    Five years ago I met Dr. Julka after a bicycle accident. My ulna was broke and my radius was shattered. Dr. Julka went above and beyond duty by, if needed, canceling his trip to the Boston Hand and Wrist conference in order to put my arm back together again. He saw me for the first time hours before his flight and determined I would be fine until he returned. This willingness was just the beginning of his fine care. He did an excellent job putting in a plate and was extremely patient with the recovery. I was impressed by his professionalism, his ability, his bedside manner and his overall knowledge. Even today, as I was having an issue with the arm, he returned my call and recommended a plan even though he no longer practices in Wisconsin. I guess once a patient, always a patient! If you are unfortunate enough to need a hand and wrist specialist, I would highly recommend Dr. Julka.
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    Sherri Cultra – Dec 14, 2019
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    Had a great experience with having my thumb LRTI with Dr. Julka. He is awesome and the recovery was so much easier than I was expecting. I chose to go to Dr. Julka after two of my friends had a thumb joint replacement or CMC arthroplasty by him and I could not be happier. I recommend him to everyone including my friends and family.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    9 people found this helpful
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    Nov 09, 2019
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    Did an awesome job on my endoscopic carpal tunnel release. I had no pain with the surgery at all and recovered in about a week. I was even back to work within 2 days. I would recommend him to everyone for hand surgery.
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    12 people found this helpful
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    Oct 22, 2019
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    Dr. Julka was very Friendly and Professional. He explained the surgical procedure very well. I was very Happy and extremely satisfied with his care!!! The OT Department was also Excellent!!! Very friendly and Happy and Welcoming offices!!!
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    8 people found this helpful
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    Oct 22, 2019
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    Dr. Julka fixed my wrist fracture in my radius bone 6 months ago and I was very pleased with his care and expertise. My neighbor had the same surgery a year ago and it seemed like I had a lot easier recovery and my incision was half the size. Dr. Julka addressed all my concerns before and after surgery. He even told me he would personally stitch my incision and use surgical glue because I was worried about scarring. I had very little pain after surgery and can honestly say my wrist is already back to normal. I am very thankful and recommend him highly.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    9 people found this helpful
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    Sep 18, 2019
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    Dr. Julka performed a wrist arthroscopy surgery on my wrist about 6 weeks ago. Prior to the surgery I had pain in my wrist for over a year which would not go away. Dr. Julka was my second opinion and I am really happy I found him. He was able to diagnose the problem as a tear in my wrist ligaments and get me into surgery within a couple weeks. His care was exceptional throughout the entire process. He called me over the weekend just to check up on me which I thought was really incredible. My wrist has had very little pain after surgery and in 1 week already felt better than it had in a year. I recommend Dr. Abhishek Julka strongly for any wrist surgery.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    5 people found this helpful
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    MK – Sep 18, 2019
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    The carpal tunnel syndrome in my right hand was severe: after 15-20 minutes driving or on a computer, my hand was numb. Surgery in such cases often cannot help. My experience with Dr. Julka was exceptional. The pain and tingling in my right hand are totally gone! He is such a skillful surgeon. I was concerned about using a hand rail right after surgery, and he showed me where the sutures would e and allayed my fears. He really cares about his patients. I am deeply grateful to him!
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    3 people found this helpful
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    Barbara K. – Sep 09, 2019
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    Really excellent doctor. Doctor Julka saw me for ulnar nerve compression at my wrist and my elbow. I was having numbness and tingling in my pinky finger and hand that was driving me crazy. I was very nervous about surgery but Dr. Julka took time to answer all my questions and calmed my nerves. Before my surgery all the nurses at the surgery center were telling me how amazing he was which put me at ease. 6 weeks after the surgery I can say I could not be happier with my experience. I have no scars at all and have had no pain. My symptoms started improving within 2 weeks of the surgery and now I am finally starting to get my hand strength back. I had a friend that has had this surgery by another doctor at her local hospital and she is still recovering months later. I really think I had a great surgeon taking care of me and recommend him highly.
    What went well
    • Appointment scheduling
    • Office environment
    • Staff friendliness
    • Wait times
    • Appointment wasn't rushed
    • Listened & answered questions
    • Explained conditions well
    • Trusted the provider's decisions
    What could be improved
    No results
    2 people found this helpful
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    Carrie M. in Upper Arlington, OH – May 31, 2019
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    I had a very positive encounter with Dr. Julka. He has a great bed-side manner and was so accommodating to my needs as I was visiting from out of state and did not have the time to return another day for a Trigger Thumb Procedure. He was able to fit me in that day and the staff was very kind and helpful. I didn't have to wait long in the waiting room either-a big plus! Thank you Dr. Julka and staff for meeting my ALL my needs. You won't go wrong seeing this doctor-he's a keeper!
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    May 23, 2019
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    Just Excellent. Great communication from Dr. Julka about my options and the surgery he recommended. I decided to have my thumb arthritis removed with his LRTI procedure and am very happy I did. He is very kind and very skilled. 4 weeks after surgery there is NO scar and even better there is no pain. I drove from Lima to see him and very happy I did.
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    6 people found this helpful
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    Apr 20, 2019
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    I had a great initial visit with Dr. Julka. We spoke about my hand issues from my rheumatoid arthritis. We talked through every single option including not doing surgery which I really appreciated. He did not press me to make a decision and did not push me have surgery. Last year I chose to undergo joint replacements for 4 of my knuckles. I am so thrilled with my results. I thank Dr. Julka for giving me my hand back. He has been a god send!! I will never go to any other hand surgeon again.
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    4 people found this helpful
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    Apr 18, 2019
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    I saw Dr. Julka for my wrist pain recently. He was able to get my wrist fixed with a steroid injection. Very smart doctor with excellent bed side manner. Loved the entire visit from start to finish. Has my highest recommendations for hand and wrist problems.
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    8 people found this helpful
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    Mar 23, 2019
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    Dr. Julka was fantastic. This was by far my best surgical experience and I have unfortunately had many in the past. I underwent a wrist fusion surgery with Dr. Julka that has gone really well. I have very little pain and my wrist is more functional now than it has been in 10 years. I am able to do things around the house, play with my young son and even workout again. I thank him and his staff greatly and recommend him to everyone. He is the Best!!
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    10 people found this helpful
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    Mar 18, 2019
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    Dr Julka is a fabulous surgeon and has a great bedside manner. He takes his time explaining surgical procedures and answers all questions I am partial to OSU sports med orthopedists and would highlyrecommend him and his staff and OSU in general for medical care.
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    Mar 15, 2019
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    Everything was top notch.
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    Todd Longworth in Plain City, OH – Feb 23, 2019
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    I appreciated Dr. Julka's approach to medicine. He was thorough in his explanation of Kienbock's disease (avascular necrosis); the treatment for it; the surgical options available; and in his reasons why he believed that the proximal row carpectomy would be the best option for me. His mild manner was comforting and reassuring as I moved through each stage. His medical expertise and the occupational therapist's rehabilitation plan mean that I will have use of my hand and wrist for a long time.
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    6 people found this helpful
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    Barbara in Hebron, OH – Feb 20, 2019
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    Very informative & professional. Everyone was so kind & caring.
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    Kim Goodman in Lancaster, OH – Feb 11, 2019
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    Wonderful doctor who took care of my wife for a shoulder replacement in Lancaster, Ohio at Fairfield medical center. She had little to no pain with the surgery and was able to leave the hospital the next day. She has regained function very quickly and the pain she had in her shoulder is completely gone. She had undergone several clean out type surgeries before the shoulder replacement which did nothing unfortunately. I was very happy that we went to FMC and found Dr. Julka there. Thank you!!
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    David P. in Lancaster, OH – Feb 11, 2019
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    Biography

    I grew up in a military family traveling to a new city every couple years till I was 10 years old. Once my father retired from the Army we settled in Cleveland,...Read more

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery
    • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

    Board Certifications

    Education

    Cleveland Clinic Hand, Elbow and Shoulder Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital

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    What are Dr. Abhishek Julka, MD's top areas of care?

    Dr. Julka frequently treats Hand/Wrist. See all practice areas where Dr. Julka specializes.

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    Dr. Julka's office is located at 915 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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    Locations

    The Ohio State Hand & Upper Extremity Center

    Ohio State University Hand, Wrist and Elbow Center915 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, OH 43212
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      • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
      • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
      • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
      • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
      • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
      • Sat: closed
      • Sun: closed
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    Ohio State University Hospital

    Columbus, OH

    74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

    • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)