Dr. Reid Abrams, MD

Dr. Reid Abrams, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 62
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Dr. Reid Abrams, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University of Colorado At Denver in 1982 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.Read his story

200 W Arbor Dr

San Diego, CA 92103

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Abrams performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hand Fracture
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Abrams's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Abrams' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Abrams "Reid Abrams, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and hand surgeon who provides care to diminish pain and restore function in the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. He also serves as chief of Hand and Microvascular Surgery and vice chairman of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has expertise in treating bone and soft-tissue conditions including carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s contracture, injuries to tendons, nerves, ligaments and bones, sports injuries, benign and malignant tumors, and arthritis. Dr. Abrams’ research interests include upper extremity anatomy, peripheral nerve and tendon repair, and elbow biomechanics. Dr. Abrams has received numerous accolades: he has been listed in The Best Doctors in America, Pacific Region, selected as a “Best Doctor in America" by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, recognized as one of San Diego’s “Top Doctors" by San Diego Magazine, and ranked by U.S. News & World Report in the top 1 percent of hand surgeons. Dr. Abrams is frequently invited to speak regionally, nationally and internationally. Recognized as an outstanding educator, he received the UC San Diego Orthopedic Surgery Resident Teaching Award four times. He instructs post-residency graduates in hand and microvascular surgery through a highly sought-after, fellowship training program. He is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Abrams completed fellowships at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard University. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Colorado, where he also earned his medical degree. Dr. Abrams enjoys spending time with his family, skiing, bicycling, backpacking and traveling."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Abrams "His work brings rewards and challenges. He sees the physician and the patient as a team, especially in complex reconstructive surgeries. In addition to spending time with his family, Dr. Abrams likes skiing, bicycling, backpacking and music."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

2  Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

60  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture
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34  Procedures

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • 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
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Surgery
  • 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
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University of Colorado At Denver
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Colorado
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • University Of Colorado
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Brigham and Womens Hosp/Harvard Combined
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Chldns Hospital Health Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Harvard combined program-Hand surgery
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best Doctor in America, -
  • The Best Doctors in America- Pacific Region, -
  • San Diego's Top Doctors by San Diego Magazine, -
  • San Diego's Super Docs by the San Diego Union-Tribune, -
  • U.S. News & World 1% of Hand Surgeons and Orthopedic Surgeons, 2012
  • Vernon Nickel Teaching Award, 1997 and 1
  • Wayne Akeson Resident Teaching Award, 2007
Media & Publications

Dr. Abrams has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abrams' Reviews

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abrams to family and friends
21 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (6)

Dr. Abrams' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Excellent surgeon. Couldn't have asked for better work to have been done on my hand. I had completely ruined my first 3 metacarpals and he restored used and function 100% by installing some new hardware on me.
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