Dr. Peter F. Townsend, MD

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Dr. Peter F. Townsend, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male

Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists 1941 Limestone Rd Ste 101, Wilmington, DE 19808 Get Directions
(302) 655-9494

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Quick Bio Dr. Peter F. Townsend has practiced in Wilmington, Delaware, since 1990. Serving the community where he was born...   Read More

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      in Arnold, MD |
      I have broken many fingers and two broken wrists that Dr. Townsend has fixed. His surgery has allowed me to continue playing sports. He is great, super friendly.
      in Wilmington, DE |
      He was a very warm and caring doctor. He fixed my carpal tunnel 100%. I have no more pain!
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      • Hand Surgery
      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Arthritis of the Elbow
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Bone Disorders
      • Bursitis
      • Cancer
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Chondrocalcinosis
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • De Quervain's Disease
      • Elbow Bursitis
      • Elbow Injuries
      • Fracture
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Ganglion Cyst
      • Gout
      • Hand Conditions
      • Hand Contracture
      • Hand Fracture
      • Hand Pain
      • Joint Pain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Limb Pain
      • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hands
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Pseudoarthrosis
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Trigger Finger
      • Wrist Fracture
      • Wrist Injuries
      • Wrist Pain

      Procedures Performed

      • Arm Surgery
      • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
      • Carpal Tunnel Release
      • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
      • De Quervain's Release
      • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
      • Elbow Tenotomy
      • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
      • Excision of Radius or Ulna
      • Fracture Care
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
      • Hand Tendon Repair
      • Joint Drainage
      • Neuroplasty
      • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
      • Steroid Injection
      • Trigger Finger Release
      • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
      • Ultrasound-Guided Biopsy
      • Wrist Fusion
      • Wrist Ligament Reconstruction
      • Wrist Reconstruction
      • Wrist Replacement

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      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1984

      • Internship Hospital
        Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania

        Completed in 1985

      • Residency Hospital
        Perelman School Of Medicine University Of Pennsylvania

        Completed in 1989

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Cv Starr Hand Surgery Fellowship

        Completed in 1990

        St Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital Center/Columbia University

        Completed in 1990

      • Undergraduate School
        University Of Colorado

        Graduated in 1979

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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Delaware not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Quick Bio

      Dr. Peter F. Townsend has practiced in Wilmington, Delaware, since 1990. Serving the community where he was born and raised, Dr. Townsend is a hand, forearm and elbow surgeon (upper extremity surgeon) with the Delaware Orthopaedic Specialists.

       

      Dr. Townsend graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, where he also completed his orthopaedic residency, followed by a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at both the Roosevelt–St Luke's Hospital and Cornell's Hospital for Special Surgery. Elected to the American College of Surgeons in 1994, he has also served on the editorial board of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, had his work published in many peer-reviewed journals, and has presented his work on international stages. Dr. Townsend was elected President of the Delaware Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 2014, and has been Delaware's representative to the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference since 2013.

       

      Having been the team physician for several area high schools, Dr. Townsend is an active participant in charitable and other community events. He has frequently been named a "Top Doc" in Delaware Today magazine and Philadelphia magazine.

       

      Dr. Townsend enjoys being outdoors while mountain biking, fishing, scuba diving, and doing occasional triathlons.

       

      Specialties

      Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery (Elbow, Forearm and Hand) Upper Extremity Sports Medicine

      Peripheral Nerve Surgery

      Arthroscopic/Endoscopic Surgery

      Microvascular Surgery

      Ultrasound and Ultrasound guided procedures

       

       

      Medical School

      University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

       

      Residency

      Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

       

      Fellowship

      CV Starr Hand Center, Roosevelt Hospital, and Hospital for Special Surgery, New York City

      New York Mets baseball team

      New York Philharmonic Orchestra

      New York City Ballet

       

      Certifications

      Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons

      Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (FAAOS)

      Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS)

      Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand (CAQ Hand)

       

      Professional Societies

      American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

      American College of Sports Medicine

      American College of Surgeons

      American Medical Association

      American Society for Surgery of the Hand

      Delaware Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons, President

      Medical Society of Delaware

      National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference

       

      Hospital Affiliations

      Christiana Care Hospital System

      St. Francis Hospital

       

      Community Interests

      Arthritis Foundation, Past President

      Mike Clark Legacy Foundation

      Boys and Girls Club of Delaware

      Team Physician, Wilmington Friends School