Dr. David T. Sowa, MD

Dr. David T. Sowa, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male | 61 years old

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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 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.Read more

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in Columbus , OH |
Dr. Sowa has been my orthopedic surgeon for over 10 years. He has performed numerous procedures with the utmost care and each healed with no further problems. He is always on time for appointments and always has a clear path to correct any issues; so much so that I travel back to Delaware even though I have moved from the area. I would highly and have recommended him to family members and friends.
in Bear, DE |
Dr. Sowa is truly dedicated to the needs of his patients. He and his staff are always kind, informative, and prepared to go above and beyond to ensure the best medical care is provided. I have been a patient of Dr. Sowa for several years, presenting him with occasional complex hand, wrist, and arm injuries that require immediate attention, and each time, he and his staff have accommodated me with excellent service! Thanks so much, Dr. Sowa, for putting humpty dumpty together so many times...
in elkton md |
Dr. Sowa has very polite, friendly and remembered me from several years ago. He was easy to understand and explain what needed to be done and follow up if needed
landenberg |
Amazing, skilled, and wonderful doctor!
in Wilmington delaware |
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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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.

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

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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
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • 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

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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

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 Care
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • 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