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Dr. Joseph Cullen, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 57

  8 Reviews
Dr. Cullen

Hand to Shoulder Center of Wisconsin

2323 N Casaloma Dr Appleton, WI 54913

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Dr. Joseph Cullen, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Appleton, WI and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Duke University School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.


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Dr. Cullen's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Limb Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cullen treats Limb Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Cullen treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Hand Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cullen treats Hand Fracture more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Cullen treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Scaphoid Fractures
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cullen treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Cullen treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Cullen's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Fracture
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sports Medicine Surgery
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

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Shortly after I fractured my left elbow in a fall on 5/18/17, I was referred to the Hand To Shoulder Center of Wisconsin by an orthopedic physician. Once the Shoulder Center was referred to me, the center wasted NO time in calling me! Krista, Dr. Cullen’s nurse, immediately arranged for me to have a CT scan to supplement the x-rays taken in the emergency room on 5/18. Krista and the billing staff were able to cut through all of the red tape with my insurance company and my CT scan was approv
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This is the nicest, most personable surgeon I've ever met. He took care of both of my hands and I am seeing him soon for my shoulder. Prior to my appointment, but after reviewing my MRI and X-ray results, he took the time to write me a quick letter. Who does that?? I do not mind waiting to see him during my scheduled appointment time; I know he'll be spending as much time as I need with me too!
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Cullen specializes in providing complete orthopedic care to the upper extremity including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. He has a special interest in rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, nerve and tendon disorders, arthroscopy, as well as traumatic injuries of the hand and upper extremity.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1994
Indiana Hand Center
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Subspecialty Certifications in Surgery of the Hand
Fellowship Hospital
1993
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1989
University of Rochester School of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1988
Duke University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1984
Cornell University, Ithaca New York
Undergraduate School
1994
1994
1993
1989
1988
1984

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78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018, 2017)