Dr. Kenneth Garrod, MD

Dr. Kenneth Garrod, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
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Dr. Kenneth Garrod, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Boca Raton, FL and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey in 1977 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

1905 Clint Moore Rd Ste 105

Boca Raton, FL 33496

Contact Information

(561) 241-4758

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Medicare
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Carpal Tunnel Release
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Garrod's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Garrod "Dr. Garrod is a Board certified Orthopedic Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon involved in cutting edge treatment of all upper extremity disorders. He has been in private practice in Boca Raton, Florida since 1984. He is one of the first fellowship trained hand and upper extremity surgeons to practice in South Florida bringing state-of-the-art expertise to the area. Dr. Garrod graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and completed Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He was a General Surgery resident at the same institution and went on to complete his Orthopedic Surgery training there. He completed his formal training at Tufts University Medical School in Boston, Mass with a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery under the direction of Drs. Edward Nalebuff and Leonard Ruby .He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery , Hand Surgery and is a certified Registrant in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Dr. Garrod is currently an Assistant Voluntary Professor of Surgery at the FAU Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine. He is involved in undergraduate medical studies and mentors undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a career in medicine. Dr. Garrod specializes in minimally invasive surgery of the upper extremity. He was one of the first physicians in the country to perform endoscopic carpal tunnel release and has performed over 12,000 such procedures. He has been involved in teaching other practicing orthopedic surgeons the technique conducting clinical workshops and traveling to other academic institutions teaching the technique. Other areas of expertise include endoscopic cubital tunnel decompression, wrist arthroscopy, minimally invasive wrist fracture treatment, tennis elbow, treatment of Dupuytren's disease with needle aponuerotomy and collagenase injections and joint replacement for the arthritic hand. He has specialized experience with complicated surgical reconstructions for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Garrod receives accolades from his colleagues and is routinely named to the Castle-Connolly Guide to Top Doctors as well as the prestigious Guide to Top Doctors published by the Center for the Study of Services in Washington, D.C. He has received the coveted Patients Choice Award rated and awarded by patients. Dr. Garrod's focus is on restoring function and eliminating pain with the newest, least invasive, most up-to-date methods available. He continues to pursue such methods through his membership in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand for which he has been an active member since 1988. Other professional organization memberships include fellowship in the American College of Surgeons and American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Garrod "Your arrival in our practice puts you into the skilled care of a Board Certified fellowship trained upper extremity physician as well as experienced medical assistants, x-ray technologists and hand therapists. Your health and quality of orthopedic care is our top priority. We look forward to serving your needs in an efficient but compassionate manner."


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Ligament Rupture
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Fracture Care
  • 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 and Wrist Fusion
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Needle Aponeurotomy
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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 Wisconsin / Madison
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1973
  • University of Medicine And Dentistry of New Jersey
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Umdnj-Affiliated Hospitals General Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Umdnj-Affiliated Hospitals-Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine-Hand Surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Castle Connolly Top Docs, 0
Media & Publications

Dr. Garrod has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Garrod's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Garrod to family and friends
based on 56 total reviews (22 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (56)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Garrod's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (22)

in Lake Worth
I recently had carpal surgery performed by Garrod. The experience was positive in every respect. The staff was helpful and friendly. Never had long waits and the results of the surgery are excellent. I would highly recommend him.
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in Boca Raton
I went to Dr Garrod for a second opinion because my first hand specialist could not diagnose the source of my pain even though I had 2 MRIs.. Dr G reviewed my MRIs and found the problem almost immediately and in short order I am healing great after my surgery. It was obvious the other doctor...more
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in Boca Raton, FL
Dr. Garrod did my right hand surgery for De Quervain's tenosynovitis. I was really scared to have the surgery, but he and his staff put me at ease. The surgery went perfectly, and I have never had an issue since. Highly recommend.
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in Lake Worth, FL
From a medical perspective, Dr. Garrod is at the top of my list. His explanation of the problem and what would be necessary to make the repair was complete and in terms, a laymen could understand. The PT staff is well versed in handling hand surgery recovery and do a great job. All staff members...more
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in Ft Lauderdale, FL
Had hand surgery with Dr. Garrod in January 2017. He together with his staff were personable, knowledgeable, concerned and overall a place to go with hand issues. I would definitely recommend his practice highly.
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