Dr. Jeffrey Wint, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Wint, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Jeffrey Wint, MD is a hand and upper extremity surgery specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 1986 and specializes in hand and upper extremity surgery, orthopedic hand surgery, and more.Read his story

3550 Main St Ste 204

Springfield, MA 01107

Contact Information

(413) 733-2204

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American International Group (AIG)
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Connecticare
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Top Care Areas

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
more than 94% of peers
Hand Fracture
very high
more than 92% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 92% of peers

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Dr. Wint's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wint "Dr. Wint is at the Hand Center of Western Massachusetts in Springfield, MA in the field of Hand Surgery. He has been with the Hand Center since 1992 when he began taking call on the Baystate Hand service in hand and wrist surgery. Dr. Wint attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and a minor in English. His medical education, completed in 1986 was at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. After completing his medical school education at P & S, Dr. Wint interned in general surgery for one year and completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His orthopedic training included electives at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. Following his Chief Residency year he spent one year as a fellow in Hand Surgery and Musculoskeletal Microsurgery at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. There his fellowship was undertaken with physicians working at the Hand Center or Western New York. Dr Wint believes strongly in patient education and in presenting information in a logical and intuitive fashion. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and in the past served on the patient and public education committee, the Public Awareness Committee and the Public Education Committee. Here he has used his expertise in communication to help further public awareness of hand and upper extremity problems. Dr. Wint will continue these goals through work on the website commitee for the ASSH and encourages everyone to visit the patient education site of the hand society at Handcare dot org He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and even more information is available is available on his AAOS web page. He is also a member of the New England Hand Society. As a member of the American Medical Society, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Hampden District Medical Society, Dr. Wint served as a delegate to the Massachusetts Medical Society for several years and was on the executive committee of the Hampden District. Dr. Wint is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and a Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is licensed in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Dr. Wint Has received recognition for several years now from patient reviewed websites. This has included a 5 year anniversary patient's choice award ( 2008-2013) and a compassionate doctor award for 2010-2014. . He has been named in 2013 as a Top Ten Doctor. Dr WInt is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2012-2015, with his online profile here. Dr WInt has extensive experience treating traumatic injuries. He is currently on the full time staff at Baystate Medical Center. At Baystate as a hand and wrist surgeon, Dr. Wint participated in ER call as a member of the Hand Service for fifteen years. He has extensive experience with late reconstruction of hand and upper extremity injuries as well as with trauma and acute care. Dr Wint has considerable experience treating children. At Shriner's Hospital in Springfield he is on staff where he cares for children of all ages with a wide range of congential hand and upper extremity differences as well as clincal issues. Through Shriner's he participates in local as well as overseas hand clinics, and is a lecturer in a series of twice monthly conferences on "Congenital and Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Problems." He applies this in an online forum for families of children with Congenital Hand and Upper Extremity Differences called limb where he has answered questions for families for many years. Dr. Wint also has privileges at Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, where the Hand Center has a part time satellite office as well as Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton and Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. He has just been granted privileges at Johnson Memorial Medical Center in Stafford Springs, CT. and the Hand Center's Connecticut satellite office is now open in Enfield. He does much of his outpatient surgery at The Pioneer Valley Surgicenter which is directly below the Hand Center offices in Springfield where he serves on the board. Dr. Wint was also formerly the medical director for Novacare Rehabilitation in Springfield for many years. In addition to his strong clinical experience in trauma, reconstruction and childrens issues, he is especially interested in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, including Endoscopic carpal tunnel release, as well as Peripheral Nerve Compression, Hand Fractures and Wrist Fractures, and Tendon Injuries. Dr. Wint also offers needle aponeurotomy NA or Incisional fasciotomy for Dupuytren's Disease. As a hand surgeon in Western Massachusetts with a wealth of experience treating Dupuytren's disease he is able to offer treatment for Dupuytren's with Xiaflex, a collagenase injecton, as well. The Hand Center has been offering Xiaflex for Dupuytren's for approximately 6 years for select patients who meet the indications. He has been prominently featured on HealthTAP a socially enabled online forum for medical advice which now also offers virtual online hand consults. His interest in Workers Compensation care has been demonstrated in his presentations to th]Case Management Society of New England as well as his understanding of what a privilege it is to be trusted to treat an injured worker. Dr. Wint has presented at national meetings with topics ranging from endoscopic carpal tunnel release to congenital hand problems. His poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic of Surgeons entitled "Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release avoiding pitfalls and complications" was used by the manufacturer of the Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery device for educational talks throughout North America. He has written several articles published locally and appeared on local news and radio and for over twenty years has been promoting hand safety in our community including Doctors on Call, Safe Kids of Western Massachusetts and The Safety Council of Western Massachusetts. He is responsible for efforts towards reducing snow blower injuries,pumpkin cutting injuries and industrial hand injuries among others. Some of his campaigns to reduce injuries to the hand in the home and at work have received national exposure and international recognition. He has authored a poster exhibit titled "Power Saw Injuries of the Hand" at the annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in Seattle, WA. He is devoted to promoting ongoing safety and the prevention of hand injuries in our community. SInce 2008 Dr. Wint has had a series of Hand Surgery Podcasts to better explain the role of surgery to his patients. His most popular podcast deals with Dupuytren's Disease, especially Needle Aponeurotomy and Xiaflex and additional podcasts discuss Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery.There is also a recent release of an excerpt of Dr. Wint being interviewed about athletic Wrist injury on FAN 590 Toronto. These Hand Surgery Podcasts are available in iTunes and can be heard on a mobile app for iOS called HANDCAST. Dr. Wint has also released a copy of his Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery Handout. He is active with social media as a means to improve patient communication and promote education regarding hand surgery using Twitter @drwint , Facebook and others. He has been rated highly by other doctors Most recently Dr. Wint has been a google glass explorer and is seeking to use the device to bring together many of the informational and technological pathways that he has pursued for patient educatoon, healthcare instruction, documentation and ultimately improving the care that is delivered. Finally, Dr. Wint is also the creator and publisher of HandFedApps with several iphone (iOS) and Android marktplace apps regarding the latest peer reviewed literature in Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine. These applications are used by physicians,PAs, health care providers and trainers throughout the world in the field of bone, tendon and soft tissue problems to read peer reviewed literature. He has also published an app in iOS called HandMD for his patients with iphones or iPads"


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wint "Dr. Wint is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and a Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is licensed in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York. Dr. Wint is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and in the past served on the patient and public education committee. Recently he was named to the Public Awareness Committee and to the Public Education Committee. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons"

3  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

111  Conditions Treated

  • Amniotic Band Syndrome
  • Amputated Finger
  • Arthritic Conditions of the Upper Extremity
  • Arthritic Metacarpophalangeal (MCP) Joints
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bowler's Finger Syndrome
  • Brachydactyly - Elbow, Wrist Dysplasia
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compound Fracture
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Congenital Hand Anomaly
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Extra-Articular Fracture
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Finger Joint Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Hand Muscle Strain
  • Hand Pain
  • Intra-Articular Fracture
  • Joint Disorders
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Osteoarticular Disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Polydactyly Syndrome Middle Ray Duplication
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Simple Fractures
  • Spasticity
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture
  • Syndactyly
  • Tendon Disorders
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Thumb Absence - Hypoplastic Halluces
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Transient Arthropathy
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Tumor
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Ulnar Nerve Injuries
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain


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64  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Open
  • Casting
  • Congenital Hand Surgery
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Debridement
  • Digital X-Ray (CDR)
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Endoscopic Hand Surgery
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • 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 or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Hardware Removal
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Reconstruction Surgery
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Joint Surgery
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reconstructive Hand Surgery for Quadriplegic Persons
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stitches
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Tumor Resection
  • Tumor Surgery
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Wrist and Forearm Tenotomy
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery
  • X-Ray


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Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 10/19/2015
    Amount or Range: Above Average
    State: Massachusetts
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Pennsylvania
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hosp UMDNJ-RWJMS
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Robert Wood Johnson University Hosp UMDNJ-RWJMS
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Hand Ctr Wstn NY/U Buffalo
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Patients Choice Award, 2010-2012
  • Compassionate Doctor Award, 2010-2012
  • Top Ten Doctors from Vitals.org, 2012
Media & Publications

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wint's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wint to family and friends
17 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (17)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Wint's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Wint Says:

The office staff and I are pleased to provide care and welcome your feedback. We hope that if anyone has any questions, concerns or problems that they get in touch with us directly as well.


Patient Comments (5)

Dr, Wint and his staff were ultimate professionals. As someone in health care, I understand how important timeliness, organization and efficiency are to a patient, and Dr. Wint and staff are all of the above. And I have had NO carpal tunnel symptoms since my surgery.
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Dr Wint has performed surgery on four of my fingers over the last ten years.(trigger finger).-- with excellent success. Dr Wint is competent and friendly and knows his business. Great bedside manner!
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I have been seeing Dr. Wint for over two years for my condition. he has been extremely helpful in managing my pain. He provides a good explanation of alternative procedures that may help me but always allows me to choose the course of treatment that I prefer. I have total confidence in his method...more
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My experience with Dr. Wint spans 25+ years and includes 2 successful hand surgeries and multiple treatments. I find him to be a knowledgeable professional with whom it is very easy to communicate. He is clear and concise in presenting information and answering questions about my conditions and...more
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I have seen Dr. Wint at least 3 times.I am very pleased by his expertise and wonderful kindness. He explained my injury completely, also showed me the Xray and gave me excercises to do for my recovery. I trust him completely and left his office feeling calm and quite reassured. I was referred by...more
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