Dr. Michael Potter, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Dr. Michael Potter, MD
Dr. Potter and Sentara Martha Jefferson's hand surgery specialists provide surgical and non-surgical care of conditions affecting the hand, wrist, and elbow. Some of the conditions Dr. Potter treats include: wrist pain, fractures, sports injuries, tendon injuries, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis. Your hands are an important part of your body and are essential to your function at work and in daily life. Hand injuries and conditions can impair functionality and can require specialized care. Dr. Potter has received additional training and certifications to be able to provide you with highly specialized, quality care. He will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that can include both non-surgical and surgical techniques. His goal is to relieve pain and restore function as quickly as possible for each patient. Same day and next day appointments are often available by calling (434) 654-5575.

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Pantops Office595 Martha Jefferson Dr
Charlottesville, VA 22911
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Dr. Potter's Performance
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in Orange, Va |
Dr. Potter performed surgery on my right hand. He is the best!!
in Charlottesville, VA |
I broke my collarbone in a bike race after colliding with a barrier at ~30 mph. Broken into three places, Dr Potter plated, screwed, and even "lassoed" a piece of bone, all back into place. He was able repair the bone the same day he saw me. Within 2 days, I was able to perform 85% of normal tasks. By week 4, I was back carrying camera equipment for work with no problem. By week 6, I was 100% back to normal. The entire nursing staff was awesome. Everyone was clear, quick, and did a great job!
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Dr. Potter and Sentara Martha Jefferson's hand surgery specialists provide surgical and non-surgical care of conditions affecting the hand, wrist, and elbow.

Some of the conditions Dr. Potter treats include: wrist pain, fractures, sports injuries, tendon injuries, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis.

Your hands are an important part of your body and are essential to your function at work and in daily life. Hand injuries and conditions can impair functionality and can require specialized care.

Dr. Potter has received additional training and certifications to be able to provide you with highly specialized, quality care. He will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that can include both non-surgical and surgical techniques. His goal is to relieve pain and restore function as quickly as possible for each patient.

Same day and next day appointments are often available by calling (434) 654-5575.

Dr. Potter says...

We provide treatment for many common hand and upper extremity conditions:

·     Arthritis of the hand and wrist—often manifests as pain with pinching or gripping activities or swelling and stiffness in the fingers

·     Carpal tunnel syndrome—produces numbness, tingling or pain in the fingers and hand

·     Cubital tunnel syndrome—often presents with numbness, weakness, or clumsiness, particular when using the hand for fine motor activities

·     Dupuytren's contracture—can cause the fingers to bend in toward the palm such that the patient is unable to straighten them

·     Finger and wrist fractures—operative and non-operative care for all fractures of the hand, wrist, and elbow 

·     Flexor tendon injuries—involves the tendons that allow for gripping activities or bending the thumb or fingers toward the palm 

·     Ganglion cyst—a non-cancerous soft tissue mass in the hand or wrist that is filled with fluid

·     Lateral epicondylitis—also known as "tennis elbow," a condition which causes elbow pain with activities involving pushing, pulling, grasping or lifting

·     Skier's thumb—results from trauma to a ligament of thumb that causes side-to-side instability of the thumb, particularly with pinching or gripping

·     Trigger finger—involves painful clicking or locking of a finger, which may progress to the point where the finger becomes "stuck" in one position

·     Wrist and small joint arthroscopy—minimally invasive treatment of ligament and cartilage injuries within the wrist or the small joints of the hand

Dr. Potter's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Finger
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Colles' Fracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Pain
  • Nerve Injury
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Traumatic Amputation
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Duke University

    Graduated in 2009

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Utah

    Completed in 2014

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Stanford University

    Completed in 2015

  • Undergraduate School
    Princeton U

    Graduated in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
  • Wrist Reconstruction