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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Leonard Gordon, MD 2299 Post St Ste 207 San Francisco, CA 94115 Get Directions

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Dr. Leonard Gordon is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hand surgery at the Hand and Microsurgery Medical Group in San Francisco, California. Among other conditions, he treats carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis of the thumb, nerve injuries of the hand and arm, hand and wrist fractures, Dupuytren's disease, ganglion cysts, hand tendon injuries and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Gordon trained in hand surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco. After completing his training, he was Attending Surgeon in Microsurgery at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco for six years. Dr. Leonard Gordon then served as Chief of Hand Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He held this position for twelve years before entering private practice in San Francisco. Dr. Gordon was director of an accredited Hand Surgery Fellowship training program for over 20 years and is Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Adjunct Associate Professor of Anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco. He taught Anatomy at Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco for over 20 years and continues to teach residents in Orthopaedic Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery among numerous other professional organizations. He has had over 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles published, five over the past 2 years. He has had two books and 12 book chapters published. He has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, and is involved in providing surgical care in underserved areas of the world. He is actively engaged in innovative scientific research and developing surgical implants and devices to improve patient outcomes.

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Dr. Leonard Gordon is an orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in hand surgery at the Hand and Microsurgery Medical Group in San Francisco, California. Among other conditions, he treats carpal tunnel syndrome, osteoarthritis of the thumb, nerve injuries of the hand and arm, hand and wrist fractures, Dupuytren's disease, ganglion cysts, hand tendon injuries and rheumatoid arthritis.

Dr. Gordon trained in hand surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. He completed his Orthopaedic Surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco. After completing his training, he was Attending Surgeon in Microsurgery at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco for six years. Dr. Leonard Gordon then served as Chief of Hand Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco. He held this position for twelve years before entering private practice in San Francisco.

Dr. Gordon was director of an accredited Hand Surgery Fellowship training program for over 20 years and is Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Adjunct Associate Professor of Anatomy at the University of California, San Francisco. He taught Anatomy at Stanford University and University of California, San Francisco for over 20 years and continues to teach residents in Orthopaedic Surgery at San Francisco General Hospital. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery among numerous other professional organizations. He has had over 80 peer-reviewed scientific articles published, five over the past 2 years. He has had two books and 12 book chapters published. He has lectured extensively, both nationally and internationally, and is involved in providing surgical care in underserved areas of the world. He is actively engaged in innovative scientific research and developing surgical implants and devices to improve patient outcomes.

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
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  • Internal Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Disorders
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of The Witwatersrand, Faculty Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 1971

  • Internship Hospital
    UCSF Medical Center
    University of Connecticut Health Center
  • Residency Hospital
    UCSF Medical Center

    Completed in 1979

  • Fellowship Hospital
    UCSF Medical Center

    Completed in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Microsurgical Procedure
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Steroid Injection
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction