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Dr. David Olson, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery ·  Male · Age 72

Dr. Olson

Hand to Shoulder Specialists of Wisconsin

525 W River Woods Pkwy Ste 230 Glendale, WI 53212

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Dr. David Olson, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Glendale, WI and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Ohio State University / College Of Medicine in 1973 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.


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Dr. Olson's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Olson treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Olson treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Olson treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Olson treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Hand Conditions
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Olson treats Hand Conditions more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Olson treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Olson's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adult Reconstructive Surgery
  • Advanced Tendon Reconstruction
  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Upper-Extremity Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Bone and Joint Repair
  • Bone and Joint Replacement
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Grafting
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Repair
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Contusion
  • Cyst
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Decompression
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Extremity Malunions
  • Extremity Nonunion
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fusion
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Laceration
  • Laceration Repair
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pediatric Surgical Procedures
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Injections
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sports Medicine Related Procedures
  • Sprain
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stitches
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tendonitis
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Total Joint Replacement
  • Total Joint Replacement and Revision
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

Dr. Olson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Olson

3.8

Based on 4 reviews

5 Stars
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What People Say About Dr. David Olson, MD
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I have had the most excellent surgeon perform a bilateral carpal tunnel surgery with an endoscope. It is such a precise surgery that Dr. Olson performed, flawlessly. I have complete relief in just 10 days, post operatively and the strength in both hands has vastly improved even with the stitches in. He did a wonderful procedure and stitch work and I just could not be happier with the results!!!! His staff is so personable and professional and thanks to all of them, also. Sincerely, Ann Fiebiger
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About Me

Biography

I have had the privilege of providing upper extremity care in the Milwaukee Metro area.  I offer advanced skills in treating problems of the hand, wrist and elbow. I enjoy getting to know my patients on a personal level. Learning about an i...

Specialties

  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1983
Hand Surgery Associates/University Of Louisville
Fellowship Hospital
1979
Medical College Of Wisconsin Department Of Orthopedic Surgery
Residency Hospital
1975
Medical College Of Wisconsin Department Of Surgery
Residency Hospital
1974
Medical College Of Wisconsin
Internship Hospital
1973
Ohio State University / College Of Medicine
Medical School
1970
Bowling Green University, Bowling Green, Oh
Undergraduate School
1983
1979
1975
1974
1973
1970

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Milwaukee Magazine Top Doctors, February 2

Locations

Hand to Shoulder Specialists of Wisconsin

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions

Affiliated Hospitals

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64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

86% Patient experience rating, 17% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2017)

94% Patient experience rating, 25% higher than the national average

  • America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018, 2017)

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