Dr. Kenneth R. Means Jr., MD

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Dr. Kenneth R. Means Jr., MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

National Hand Specialists 3333 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21218 Get Directions
(410) 235-5405

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I try to view things from a patient's perspective and discuss with patients their thoughts and concerns regarding their upper extremity issue(s). My goal is to explain potential risks and benefits for treatment choices and let patients choose the option they feel is best for them. I try to avoid surgery for people unless necessary or if we've exhausted nonoperative treatment options.Read more

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  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
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  • Concentra
  • CorVel
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Devon Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Maryland Physicians Care
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  • MultiPlan
  • National Capital
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis of Hand and Wrist
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthroscopic Upper-Extremity Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Basal Thumb Joint Reconstruction
  • Bicep Repairs
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Ligament Reconstruction
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Endoscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • 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 Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Tendon Surgery
  • Tricep Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Extremity Reconstruction
  • Vascular Surgical Procedure
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Umdnj--New Jersey Medical School

    Graduated in 2000

  • Internship Hospital
    Orthopaedic Surgery Medstar Union Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    Orthopaedic Surgery Medstar Union Memorial Hospital

    Completed in 2005

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Curtis National Hand Center Hand/Upper Extremity Fellowship

    Completed in 2006

  • Undergraduate School
    7-Year Accelerated B.S./M.D. Program

    Graduated in 1996

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Dr. Paul Miranti Department of Anatomy Award, 1997
    • Union Memorial Hospital Orhopaedic Surgery Research Award, 2004
    • Curtis National Hand Center Golden Apple Award, 2010
    • Union Memorial Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery Golden Apple Award, 2008
    • Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society Selection, 2000
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  • Media & Publications
    • 9 Hand/Upper Extremity Textbook Chapters
    • 11 Journal Publications
    • WBFF FOX45 News Dupuytren disease, WMAR TV 11 OClock News Thumb arthritis, WYPR FM 88.1 Cubital tunnel syndrome, Baltimore Sun with Chris Emery Use caution to avoid common winter injuries, WBAL AM 1090 with Bruce Elliott Distal radius fractures

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • 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. Means Jr.' Care Philosophy

I try to view things from a patient's perspective and discuss with patients their thoughts and concerns regarding their upper extremity issue(s). My goal is to explain potential risks and benefits for treatment choices and let patients choose the option they feel is best for them. I try to avoid surgery for people unless necessary or if we've exhausted nonoperative treatment options.