Dr. David T. Sowa, MD

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Dr. David T. Sowa, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

First State Orthopaedics 4051 Ogletown Rd Ste 103, Newark, DE 19713 Get Directions
(302) 322-3400

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As a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, with advanced certification in surgery of the hand, I focus on the evaluation and treatment...   Read More

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      Amazing, skilled, and wonderful doctor!
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      Dr. Sowa operated on my left ring finger, for what known as trigger finger. I feel he was very professional and the use of my finger is back to normal.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
      • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Hand Surgery
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Ankle Fracture
      • Arthritis
      • Arthritis of the Elbow
      • Arthritis of the Finger
      • Arthritis of the Wrist
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Carpal Fractures
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Foot Conditions
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Gout
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Contracture
      • Hand Fracture
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Limb Pain
      • Lupus
      • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Pain
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Spine Disorders
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Tendonitis
      • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
      • Trigger Finger
      • Wrist Disorders
      • Wrist Fracture
      • Wrist Pain

      Procedures Performed

      • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
      • Arthrocentesis
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • De Quervain's Release
      • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Elbow Tenotomy
      • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
      • Excision of Radius or Ulna
      • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
      • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
      • Hand Reconstruction
      • Hand Surgery
      • Hand Tendon Repair
      • Joint Drainage
      • Neuroplasty
      • Partial Shoulder Replacement
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Steroid Injection
      • Surgical Procedures
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Wrist Fusion
      • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction

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        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1981

      • Internship Hospital
        Johns Hopkins Hospital

        Completed in 1982

      • Residency Hospital
        Johns Hopkins Hosp/Univ

        Completed in 1986

      • Fellowship Hospital
        The Curtis National Hand Center

        Completed in 1987

      • Undergraduate School
        Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1977

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • 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 Delaware not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Sowa's Care Philosophy

      As a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, with advanced certification in surgery of the hand, I focus on the evaluation and treatment of hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder problems. I trained at the Johns Hopkins University, where I completed my undergraduate degree, my medical degree, and an orthopaedic surgery residency. Upon completion of my hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Center in 1987, I returned to the First State--my home state--to serve my community.