Dr. James Foley, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

N15W28300 Golf Rd Pewaukee, WI 53072 Get Directions
Dr. James Foley, MD
Dr. James Foley, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in Pewaukee, WI. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 14 years. Dr. Foley is affiliated with Wheaton Franciscan - Elmbrook Memorial, Aurora Medical Center, Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital and Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

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Patient Comments (18)
in New Berlin, WI |
Dr. Foley treats you with care. He is concerned and confident for a successful outcome to any procedure. My carpal tunnel surgery was a success. I am able to perform (violin, viola and play piano and fish) with my hands without any tingling or numbness. So thankful for Dr. James Foley's expertise!
Mukwonago, WI |
I work with my hands for a living and developed Carpal tunnel and trigger finger in both hands. I put it off as long as possible because i was worried about being able to continue doing my job. So far the results of the surgery have gone above and beyond what i expected. I am very happy with I went to Dr. Foley and highly recommend him.
New Berlin, WI |
Spent 2 minutes with me. Seemed like he didn't care a bit. Has no bedside manor.
Oconomowoc, WI |
Developed "trigger finger" in middle finger of both hands (where you cannot make a fist and in constant pain) - Dr. Foley was recommended by private physician - at initial exam he diagnosed problem. Had surgery on right hand first and 3-1/2 months later, had surgery on left hand. Hands were quite usable within a week of surgery and completely recovered in 8 weeks. The improvement and full functionality is amazing.
Waukesha, WI |
Confident in his diagnoses -not to excess, but to create level of patient comfort
in Milwaukee, WI |
carpal tunnel surgery was very smooth and professional. Dr. Foley even called me personally next day! If your even considering this surgery trust me this is a cinch.
in Jefferson, WI |
Dr. Foley was very compassionate, informative and knowledgeable about my medical situation. He thoroughly explained the process of the surgery I needed and expectations for recovery. He's a great physician and wonderful surgeon.
in Brookfield, WI |
I have had to have Surgery on both of my Hands due to "Trigger Fingers." I liked Dr. Foley the first time I met him. I was a little nervous about having my Surgery but I knew that I had to do this. Dr. Foley was so Kind and he answered all of my questions so that I understood the procedure. I was so Happy with the results, I can actually use my hands again! I would definitely recommend Dr. Foley.
Waukesha, WI |
I went to Dr. Foley to have minor surgery on my thumb. He gave me different options and encouraged questions so I could make an informed decision. My surgery went well and so did the healing.
in Burlington, WI |
Dr. Foley was friendly, professional and courtesy. He diagnosed and surgically corrected my condition and had me back to doing the things I love in 6 weeks!
in Big Bend, WI |
I would definitely recommend Dr. Foley. I had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands. I couldn't be happier with the results. The whole staff was wonderful. They had me at ease the whole time. Dr. Foley was very friendly and explained everything I asked. He said I can call anytime with any further questions.
in Waukesha, WI |
I owe Dr. Foley an apology. I was concerned for my wife's hand surgery and when the office staff took a little longer to get things scheduled with the hospital I prematurely wrote a poor review. Her procedure went well and his explanation of the process and outcome was perfect.
in Waukesha, WI |
I have had several surgeries by Dr. Foley. He has always made me feel confident of his ability and I would recommend him highly. He is pleasant and easy to talk with. I also appreciated how helpful his office staff was whenever I called.
Oconomowoc, WI |
Dr Foley was considerate and concerned. I felt comfortable with him.
in Dousman, WI |
I would highly recommend Dr. Foley. Very professional, wonderful care and was glad to have him as my surgeon. He quickly repaired a severed tendon from a chainsaw accident and within 5 weeks I'm back to normal. I could barely detect a scar.
in Hartland, WI |
Professional, explains everything before hand.. Concern both before and after suegery. Entire Foley team are very efficient.
Mukwonago |
Dr James Foley was amazing he was very nice. Explained everything answered any questions did an incredible job putting a pin in to my 12 year old son's pinky finger and even called and checked on him the next day personally.
in Muskego, WI |
Dr. Foley was extremely informative about what my problem was and how he would be correcting the issue through surgery. He thoroughly explained the procedure and I was very comfortable going into the surgery. Dr. Foley and his staff were very congenial during my office visits and surgery. The surgery only required a local anesthetic and during the whole time we laughed and talked about current affairs. I really enjoyed meeting Dr. Foley. He is a great doctor and a wonderful human being.
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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Biceps Tendinitis
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Compound Fracture
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Joint Stiffness
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Tumors
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Orthopedic Disorders
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture


  • Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin

    Graduated in 2003

  • Internship Hospital
    Medical College of Wisconsin and Affiliated Hospitals

    Completed in 2004

  • Residency Hospital
    Medical College of Wisconsin and Affiliated Hospitals

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    University of Wisconsin / Madison

    Graduated in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Distal Clavicle Excision Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • 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
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Neuroplasty
  • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Wrist Fracture
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Soft Tissue Mass Biopsy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement