Dr. Joshua G. Bales, MD

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Dr. Joshua G. Bales, MD

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery | Male

Proliance Surgeons 875 Swift Blvd Ste C, Richland, WA 99352 Get Directions
(509) 946-1654

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Dr. Bales is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery. While training at UCLA, he...   Read More

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      in West Richland, WA |
      We discussed my problem and optional solutions. We elected surgery as the option. The surgery was complex, but Dr. Bales did an excellent job and the results were excellent. Folow up was also excellent, and his "bedside manner" is a model for surgeons.
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      Dr. Bales is an attentive listener. He explains procedures so you know what's coming next. His followup is caring and attentive. On top of that, he is as nice as the day is long.
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      Specialties

      • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
      • 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 of the Hand
      • Ataxia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Bone Disorders
      • Broken Arm
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Clavicle Fracture
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
      • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Elbow Sprain
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Femur Fracture
      • Foot Conditions
      • Foot Fracture
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Gout
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Contracture
      • Hand Fracture
      • Hip Fracture
      • Hip Pointer Injuries
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Dislocation
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Sprain
      • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
      • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
      • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
      • Limb Pain
      • Low Back Pain
      • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Osteopenia
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Pyogenic Arthritis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Rib Fracture
      • Rotator Cuff Tear
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Sports Injuries
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Systemic Chondromalacia
      • Systemic Sclerosis
      • Thoracic Spine Fracture
      • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
      • Trigger Finger
      • Upper Extremity Trauma
      • Wrist Fracture

      Procedures Performed

      • ACL Surgery
      • Arm Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • De Quervain's Release
      • 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 Replacement
      • Excision of Femur or Knee
      • Excision of Radius or Ulna
      • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
      • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • 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 Care
      • 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 Surgery
      • Hand Tendon Repair
      • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
      • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
      • Hip Replacement
      • Hip Resurfacing
      • Joint Drainage
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Knee Surgery
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Neuroplasty
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Wrist Fusion
      • Wrist Replacement

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      Education

      • Medical School
        Tulane University Of Louisiana

        Graduated in 2006

      • Internship Hospital
        UCLA Hosp

        Completed in 2007

      • Residency Hospital
        UCLA Orthopedic

        Completed in 2011

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University Of Cincinnati Hospital

        Completed in 2012

      • Undergraduate School
        Weill Cornell Medical College

        Graduated in 2002

      Awards & Recognition

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Bales' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Washington not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Bales' Office & Staff

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      Dr. Bales' Care Philosophy

      Dr. Bales is a fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery. While training at UCLA, he cared for a broad spectrum of patients from UCLA athletes to children at the Shriners' hospital. He continued his training in Cincinnati with Dr. Peter Stern concentrating on all aspects of hand, wrist, and elbow surgery, including arthroscopy and microsurgery in patients of all ages.

      Dr. Bales has contributed to the science of hand surgery through journal articles and presentations at national medical conferences. He is particularly interested in traumatic injuries of the upper extremity including those related to sports and industry. Additionally, he specializes in compressive neuropathies such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome. Dr. Bales enjoys seeing each patient's quality of life improve with treatment, both with conservative treatment and with surgery when necessary.

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      Dr. Bales says...

      Most all Hand and upper extremity surgeries performed.