Dr. Michael Rettig, MD


Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Dr. Michael Rettig, MD

Dr. Michael Rettig, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery doctor who practices in New York, NY. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Rettig is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center .

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    Patient Comments (6)
    New York, NY |
    I came to Dr Rettig after going through a traumatic injury to one of my fingers on my dominant hand. Dr. Rettig and his team were fantastic from start to finish. His staff was extremely courteous and I found Dr. Rettig to be refreshingly direct about my condition and what to do to correct it. Both he and the staff at the NYU outpatient surgical center were both professional and compassionate. I would recommend Dr. Rettig to my best friends.
    Havertown, PA |
    Dr Rettig may be a competent practitioner, but he was short, dismissive, and seemed in a hurry to finish my visit. He did not recommend as much as order me to have surgery, and without asking if I had any questions. Took me directly to the insurance office to get an estimate of my payment and so we could set it up immediately. He was very dismissive. Luckily I decided to wait and research told me there were problems with this surgery that he did hot make me aware of.
    in Pound Ridge, NY |
    Dr. Rettig helped us diagnose and solve a very painful wrist problem that my 16 year old daughter was experiencing for three years! We went to other doctors and nobody figured out what was going on. We met with him and his wonderful staff and had an answer in 20 minutes and a surgery booked within a month at our convenience (my daughter goes away to school). He even saw us in his office on a Sunday after her surgery so that she wouldn't have to miss a day of school...
    in Brooklyn, NY |
    The experience with Dr. Rettig and his team is one of the best I have had. They were accommodating, timely, thorough, so kind and efficient. I went in with a broken wrist and Dr. Rettig's cast resulted in a perfect heal even though I probably used my wrist more than I should have. Highly recommend.
    in New York, NY |
    Dr. Rettig is curt, dismissive and rude. He decided surgery was necessary & showed no interest my questions. After researching the surgery, I learned that it would probably result in a shortened thumb and diminished use of my dominant hand; none of which he deemed necessary to mention. While meeting with him, I noticed x-rays of two hands on his screen. I asked about them and he said he was working on another patient's file. I wasn't even given his full attention during our 15 minutes together.
    in New York, NY |
    i injured my right (dominant) hand, tearing a ligament (skier's thumb) after bracing a fall with it, and grew concerned because I couldn't even grasp or lift up a glass with it. Dr. Rettig quickly diagnosed it and performed surgery a week later (he advised me that delaying it would require more involved and extensive surgery). I'm very pleased with the results - opposable thumbs are a wonderful thing, when they work! So a toast to Dr. Rettig, now that I can lift a glass!
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    •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
    •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
    •  No malpractice claims found
    •  No sanctions found
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    • Hand Surgery
    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Conditions Treated

    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Bone Disorders
    • Broken Arm
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Chondrocalcinosis
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • De Quervain's Disease
    • Dupuytren's Contracture
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Elbow Injuries
    • Elbow Sprain
    • Fracture
    • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
    • Ganglion Cyst
    • Gout
    • Hand Conditions
    • Hand Fracture
    • Joint Pain
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
    • Osteoarthritis of Hands
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
    • Trigger Finger
    • Wrist Fracture


    • Medical School
      SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)

      Graduated in 1991

    • Internship Hospital
      New York University Med Center

      Completed in 1987

    • Residency Hospital
      New York University Med Center

      Completed in 1991

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Mayo Clinic Rochester

      Completed in 1992

    • Undergraduate School

      Graduated in 1982

    Languages Spoken

    • English

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    • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

    Procedures Performed

    • Arm Surgery
    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • De Quervain's Release
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
    • Elbow Tenotomy
    • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
    • Excision of Radius or Ulna
    • Fracture Care
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
    • Joint Drainage
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Neuroplasty
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Finger Release
    • Wrist Fusion
    • Wrist Replacement