Dr. Sachar has been with Hand Surgery Associates since 1997. He has maintained a lifelong passion for learning and teaching. He has served as an associate editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery since 1999, has been a reviewer for the journal Current Orthopedic Practice since 2009 and has been an examiner for the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery since 2010. Dr. Sachar served on the State of Colorado Cumulative Trauma Task Force Committee in 2009. He is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honor Society and the Sigma XI Scientific Research Honor Society. Dr. Sachar has had numerous publications in peer review journals and continues to lecture both locally and nationally. Dr. Sachar enjoys all aspects of Hand and Elbow surgery but has special interests in elbow arthritis, elbow ligament reconstruction, elbow arthroscopy, compressive nerve syndromes, distal radius fractures, work related injuries, sports related injuries, and hand arthritis.Dr. Sachar enjoys all that Colorado has to offer. Over the years he has completed three marathons, the Pikes Peak Ascent, the Triple Bypass, Ride the Rockies, the Tough Mudder and awaits his next challenge. As an avid biker, runner, crossfit athlete, skier and hiker, Dr. Sachar understands the importance of athletics from recreational to professional and uses his background to customize his care for the Colorado athlete.
Dr. Sachar enjoys all aspects of Hand and Elbow surgery but has special interests in elbow arthritis, elbow ligament reconstruction, elbow arthroscopy, compressive nerve syndromes, distal radius fractures, work related injuries, sports related injuries, and hand arthritis.
Dr. Sachar's 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 Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Adult Orthopedic Surgery
Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Fracture Care
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
Pediatric Hand Surgery
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Plastic Surgery of the Hand
Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Sachar's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
De Quervain's Disease
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Carpal Tunnel Release
De Quervain's Release
Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
Trigger Finger Release
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Colorado.
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If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
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For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
The Albany Medical College
Medical School | Graduated 1990
Rhode Island Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
Rhode Island Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
Indiana University School Of Medicine Graduate Credentialing
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Harold C. Wiggers Award, 1990
Haffenreffer Fellowship Award, 1995
AOA Medical Honor Society, 1988
Sigma XI Scientific Research Honor Society, 1988
Media & Publications
Ulnar-Sided Wrist Pain, 2008
Ulnar Nerve Reconstruction, Hand Surgery, 2004
Fractures of the Hand, ASSH Manual of Hand Surgery, 2010
Instructional Course Lecture: Ulnar Sided Wrist Pain: Low Back Pain of the Wrist, 2004
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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