Dr. Alan B. Thomas, MD

Dr. Alan B. Thomas, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 52 years old

I enjoy the challenges of restoring people to health through my practice. The work I did in biochemistry opened up new approaches for treating complex problems and made me a more detailed clinician. Read more

Puget Sound Orthopaedics
7308 Bridgeport Way W Ste 201
Lakewood, WA 98499 Get Directions
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in Tacoma, WA |
I had great concern that my injury might leave me unable to fully do my job or the extracurricular things I love doing, i.e. Jiu Jitsu, exercise, metal forging, etc. Not only was I blown away at the speed of recovery, but I can't say enough about how happy I am with the final result. As an athlete, I fully recommend Dr Thomas to anybody wanting, not only wanting to be able to return to work, but to have the best chance at regaining the full function to perform high-level athletics/vigorous tasks
in ROY WA |
I HAVE EVERY FAITH IN DR. THOMAS, HE IS KIND, COMPASSIONATE, HE REALLY DOES CARE ABOUT EACH PATIENT. HIS EXPERTISE IS BEYOND WHAT I HAVE EVER EXPERIENCED IN ANY OTHER DR. HE HAS PERFORMED HAND SURGERY'S ON ME WITH ONE COMING UP IN THE NEAR FUTURE. I DO HAVE A COMPARISON FOR A GANGLION CYST REMOVAL. THE ONE BY DR THOMAS IS TOTALLY GONE WITH NEARLY INVISIBLE SCAR, THE OTHER IS VERY VISIBLE AND STILL HAS ROOTS OF THE CYST, SO THE TOP OF MY HAND IS LUMPY. HE ALSO HAS A GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR.
in Anderson Island, WA |
First, he was not available for a ridiculous length of time. Then he was suppose to schedule carpal tunnel surgery for me a month ago. Never heard back from him or Staff.
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I  enjoy the challenges of restoring people to health through my practice. The work I did in biochemistry opened up new approaches for treating complex problems and made me a more detailed clinician.        

Dr. Thomas' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Washington not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    Loma Linda University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Loma Linda University Medical Center

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Washington Medical Center

    Completed in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement