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Dr. Walter Short, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 69

Dr. Short

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists

5719 Widewaters Pkwy Ste 3 Syracuse, NY 13214

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(315) 251-3162


Dr. Walter Short, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Syracuse, NY and has been practicing for 44 years. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse) in 1975 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery.


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Dr. Short accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
CorVel
CorVel PPO
Elderplan
EmblemHealth
GHI
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Fidelis Care
Health Net
HealthNet
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthNow New York, Inc.
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
MagnaCare
MagnaCare PPO
Martin's Point
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Integrated Health Plan (IHP)
MVP Health Care
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
PHCS
POMCO Group
Pyramid Life
Today's Options
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Three Rivers Provider Network
Today's Options
Total Health Care, USA
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
Univera Healthcare
Universal Health Network
Univera Healthcare
WellCare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

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Dr. Short's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Short performs Myofascial Trigger Point Injection more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Short performs this procedure more than 82% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Short treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 70% of his peers

Dr. Short treats this condition more than 70% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Short treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Short treats this condition more than 65% of his peers

Dr. Short's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Humerus
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rib Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Short's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Short

3.4

Based on 14 reviews

5 Stars
57.142857142857146%
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4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
35.714285714285715%
(5)

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I'm a military veteran who was injured. I've seen so many doctors over the years that claim to be the best but they haven't been able to fix my complicated hand injuries. As a contractor, I really rely on my hands to do very detail oriented work for my clients. Without my hands, I can't work. Dr. Short is excellent, he fixed my hands good as new, and it's impossible for me to give someone a higher recommendation. He really is the best.
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My experience was excellent! Dr. Short, Lindsay, and the staff were all incredibly helpful and supportive throughout my recovery process. I undoubtedly received the best possible service.
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I had ulnar nerve decompression surgery just over a year ago. My condition has not improved at all. I'm a musician and my hands are very important to me. This was a total waste of time and money.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Hand and wrist health is important! Almost everything we do relies on our ability to use our hands, wrists, and arms. We understand how important they are, and how difficult and frustrating life can be when you re injured. That s why we take hand, wr...

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center
Residency Hospital
University Of Nc Hosps
Residency Hospital
1976
Upstate Medical University
Residency Hospital
1975
SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)
Medical School
1971
Weill Cornell Medical College
Undergraduate School
1976
1975
1971

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patients' Choice Award 2008, 2008
  • Patients' Choice Award 2009, 2009

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