Dr. Suzanne G. Elton, MD

Dr. Suzanne G. Elton, MD

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Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Female | 41 years old

I became a part of Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic in 2008 following completion of my fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. I am board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and have a special interest in Endoscopic (minimally invasive) carpal tunnel surgery, the treatment of hand and wrist arthritis and tennis elbow treatment. I am a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS), and MAYO alumni Association. I earned my undergraduate degree at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas and my medical degree at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. My residency was completed at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. I chose orthopaedic surgery because I like fixing things, as well as fixing people; and I am happy when I am able to help them get back doing what they want to be doing. The hand intrigues me because of the mixture of delicate features such as the tendons and nerves with the stronger supporting bones and how those all work together to provide necessary functions. When I am outside of the clinic and operating room, I enjoy reading, running, traveling, biking and spending time with my family. I find my job very rewarding. My favorite thing about my job is seeing a patient come in with a problem or condition that keeps them from doing what they want to do and then helping them work through the issues. I enjoy helping them return to their previous activities.Read more

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Very difficult to obtain follow up care if there are complications or problems after surgery. Very challenging to get follow up appointment after you are released back to work.
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I became a part of Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic in 2008 following completion of my fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. I am board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and have a special interest in Endoscopic (minimally invasive) carpal tunnel surgery, the treatment of hand and wrist arthritis and tennis elbow treatment. I am a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS),  American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS), and MAYO alumni Association.

 

I earned my undergraduate degree at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas and my medical degree at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. My residency was completed at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.

 

I chose orthopaedic surgery because I like fixing things, as well as fixing people; and I am happy when I am able to help them get back doing what they want to be doing. The hand intrigues me because of the mixture of delicate features such as the tendons and nerves with the stronger supporting bones and how those all work together to provide necessary functions.

 

When I am outside of the clinic and operating room, I enjoy reading, running, traveling, biking and spending time with my family.

 

I find my job very rewarding. My favorite thing about my job is seeing a patient come in with a problem or condition that keeps them from doing what they want to do and then helping them work through the issues. I enjoy helping them return to their previous activities.

Dr. Elton says...

 I am board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and have a special interest in Endoscopic (minimally invasive) carpal tunnel surgery, the treatment of hand and wrist arthritis and tennis elbow treatment.

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  •  Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Malpractice claims in Kansas not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amputated Finger
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Arthrosis
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Finger Disorders
  • Finger Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rupture of Ulnar Collateral Ligament of Thumb
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Scaphoidectomy - Four Corner Fusion
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thumb Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ulnar Nerve Entrapment at Wrist
  • Ulnar Neuropathy
  • Wrist Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Kansas / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2002

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Texas Southwestern

    Completed in 2003

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas

    Completed in 2007

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Rochester-Hand and Microsurgery

    Completed in 2008

  • Undergraduate School
    St.Mary's University-San Antonio, Texas

    Graduated in 1998

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Microsurgery

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic 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 Radius or Ulna
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Surgery
  • 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 Release
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Reconstruction
  • Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, and Wrist Joint Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Replacement