Dr. James M. Lin, MD

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Dr. James M. Lin, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Monterey Spine and Joint 12 Upper Ragsdale Dr # A, Monterey, CA 93940 Get Directions
(831) 648-7200

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Dr. Lin is a board-certified fellowship-trained orthopedic hand surgeon in Monterey, CA, specializing in minimally invasive surgical techniques such as...   Read More

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      4.4 based on 49 responses
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      in marina, CA |
      Very professional. I had immediate relief of my carpal tunnel. surgery was fast and I experienced no pain. Cant wait to have the other wrist done.
      in SALINAS CA. |
      MY EXPERIENCE WITH DR.LIN WAS GREAT. A DAY AFTER MY SURGEREY I WAS ABLE TO USE MY HAND.HE IS THE BEST.
      in Carmel Valley, CA |
      What a great doctor. He repaired my right ring finger to it's normal function. Timely and efficiently.
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
      • Orthopedic Surgery

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      • Hand Surgery
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Achilles Tendinitis
      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Fracture
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankle Sprains and Strains
      • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
      • Arthritis
      • Arthritis of the Hand
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Bone Cancer
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Broken Finger
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Complex Fractures
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Difficulty With Walking
      • Distal Radius Fracture
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Fracture
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Foot Sprain
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Glenoid Labrum Tear
      • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
      • Gout
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Contracture
      • Hand Fracture
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Sprain
      • Internal Derangement of Knee
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Fracture
      • Knee Pain
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Cramp
      • Limb Pain
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Pelvic Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rotator Cuff Injuries
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Shoulder Diseases
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Fractures
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Labral Tear
      • Shoulder Pain
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Skin Cancer
      • Spine Disorders
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Tendon Injuries
      • Tendonitis
      • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Trigger Finger
      • Ulnar Neuropathy
      • Wrist Fracture
      • Wrist Injuries
      • Wrist Pain

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
      • Bone and Joint Replacement
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
      • Cyst Aspiration
      • De Quervain's Release
      • Elbow Arthroscopy
      • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Elbow Surgery
      • Elbow Tenotomy
      • Excision of Cyst
      • Finger Amputation
      • Finger Joint Fusion
      • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
      • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
      • Fracture Care
      • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
      • 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
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Joint Drainage
      • Joint Replacement, Small-Bone
      • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Knee Arthroscopy
      • Knee Surgery
      • Needle Aponeurotomy
      • Nerve Reconstruction
      • Nerve Release
      • Nerve Surgery
      • Neuroplasty
      • Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) of Wrist Fracture
      • Rotator Cuff Surgery
      • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Shoulder Surgery
      • Steroid Injection
      • Tendon and Bursa Injection
      • Tendon Surgery
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Wrist Fusion
      • Wrist Replacement

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Univ At Buffalo Sch Of Med and Biomedical Sci SUNY

        Graduated in 2003

      • Residency Hospital
        Orthopedic Surgery Residency, Baylor College Of Medicine

        Completed in 2008

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship, Baylor College Of Medicine, Dept. Of Plastic Surgery

        Completed in 2009

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
      • Spanish
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      Dr. Lin'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
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Lin says...

      Dr. Lin is a board-certified fellowship-trained orthopedic hand surgeon in Monterey, CA, specializing in minimally invasive surgical techniques such as endoscopic carpal tunnel release, in-office trigger digit procedure and Dupuytren's needle aponeurotomy.  Other conditions include arthritis, fractures, sprains, nerve disorders, tendon problems, elbow/shoulder problems.

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      Dr. Lin's Care Philosophy

      To provide nonoperative conservative measures to your ailment first but when needed offering highly specialized minimally invasive surgical solutions.