Dr. Walter H. Short, MD

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Dr. Walter H. Short, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery | Male

Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists 5719 Widewaters Pkwy, Syracuse, NY 13214 Get Directions
(315) 251-3162

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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, wrist, and arm health so seriously. You deserve the very best treatment if you re injured. Understanding the comprehensive approach required to take care of wrists, hands, and arms, we work tirelessly to offer the most advanced, state-of-the-art, and complete care possible. In addition, we understand the somewhat hopeless feeling you can get when you re waiting for the doctor to tell you what s going to happen. Understanding your concerns, we're committed to letting patients know exactly what we're thinking, what we're going to do, when we're going to do it, what you can expect at the time of surgery, and what s going to happen afterwards. That s why the SOS Hand + Wrist Center at Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, P.C., is the premier provider of specialty hand and wrist care in the U.S. In addition, we're dedicated to providing you with Complete Care. Complete Care is the idea that everything you need is provided in-house, whether it's a scan, a test, or a service. No more running around to different doctors. Nobody likes doing that. Lead by four of the most skilled physicians in the field, our 6,000 square foot facility is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging, EMG testing/nerve conduction studies, on-site casting, digital X-ray, electronic medical health records, on-site state-of-the-art MRI imaging as well as customized hand splints, pain management and hand therapy services.Read more

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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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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

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  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Rib Fracture
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Arm Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • 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
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    SUNY Upstate Medical University (Syracuse)

    Graduated in 1975

  • Residency Hospital
    University Hospital SUNY Health Science Center
    University Of Nc Hosps
    Upstate Medical University

    Completed in 1976

  • Undergraduate School
    Weill Cornell Medical College

    Graduated in 1971

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Patients' Choice Award 2008, 2008
    • Patients' Choice Award 2009, 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Board certified in Hand Surgery and Orthopedic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Short's 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, wrist, and arm health so seriously. You deserve the very best treatment if you re injured. Understanding the comprehensive approach required to take care of wrists, hands, and arms, we work tirelessly to offer the most advanced, state-of-the-art, and complete care possible. In addition, we understand the somewhat hopeless feeling you can get when you re waiting for the doctor to tell you what s going to happen. Understanding your concerns, we're committed to letting patients know exactly what we're thinking, what we're going to do, when we're going to do it, what you can expect at the time of surgery, and what s going to happen afterwards. That s why the SOS Hand + Wrist Center at Syracuse Orthopedic Specialists, P.C., is the premier provider of specialty hand and wrist care in the U.S. In addition, we're dedicated to providing you with Complete Care. Complete Care is the idea that everything you need is provided in-house, whether it's a scan, a test, or a service. No more running around to different doctors. Nobody likes doing that. Lead by four of the most skilled physicians in the field, our 6,000 square foot facility is equipped with state-of-the-art imaging, EMG testing/nerve conduction studies, on-site casting, digital X-ray, electronic medical health records, on-site state-of-the-art MRI imaging as well as customized hand splints, pain management and hand therapy services.