David J. SlutskyBoard Certified Hand Surgery, Torrance, CA

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Slutsky Hand&Wrist Institute

2808 Columbia Street
Torrance, CA 90503

The Hand and Wrist Institute is a beautiful new 4,400 sq ft, state of the art dedicated hand center. Services include onsite nerve conduction studies, Hand therapy and digital x-ray.

Fax: 310.618.8445

Office hours: M-F, 9am – 5 pm

Worker’s compensation, Medicare and most insurance plans accepted.

Listed in:

Castle Connolly's Guide to Americas Top Doctors 2009 - 2016 , and is listed in U.S. News Health as being among the top 1% of Hand Surgeons in the Nation

Consumers Research Council Guide to Americas Top Surgeons 2009 - 2011

SuperDoctor 2015,2106

Click here to link to Patient Education topics, American Society for Surgery of the Hand



Dr. David J. Slutsky
is an internationally recognized, Board Certified Hand Surgeon and active Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, who dedicates his practice to the surgical and medical management of acute and chronic injuries of the hand, wrist and forearm. Dr. Slutsky’s emphasis is on the education of his patients which is aided by his extensive 25 year experience in the field as well as numerous publications and over 100 international lectures. This website includes short discussions on a number of selected topics in Hand surgery as well as numerous intraoperative photos and videos as well as links to a small sampling of some of his published papers. This is an exciting time in the field of Hand surgery and we look forward to serving you.

FEATURED ARTICLE:Arthroscopic treatment of Trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis

Thumb motion occurs at the trapeziometacarpal joint. This joint is located where the thumb metacarpal articulates with one of the wrist or carpal bones called the trapezium. The trapezium is shaped like a saddle which accounts for the great mobility of the trapeziometacarpal or TM joint. In this manner, the thumb can reach all of the fingertips with ease. This range of motion comes with a price however, since cartilage wear commonly occurs at this joint. Arthritis at the base of the thumb or trapeziometacarpal osteoarthritis is the most common site of osteoarthritis in the hand. It typically starts on the medial or inside of the trapezium (Figure 1 A), and then progresses to involve the metacarpal base on the other side of the joint (Figure 1 B).


The D2 portal in trapeziometacarpal arthroscopy


The Fragment Specific Fixator

Two new Books for 2012!


Current Reconstructive Surgery

The Art of Microsurgical Hand Reconstruction


Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Wrist surgery

August 2012

Operative Orthopedics of the Upper Extremity

May 2014


Techniques in Wrist and Hand Arthroscopy, 2nd edition. New for 2017


in Wrist
and Hand
Arthroscopy 2007

Fractures and
Injuries of the
Distal Radius
and Carpus 2008

Nerve Repair-
Tips and
Techniques 2008

The Scaphoid - 2010

Book Co-Editor





Journal Issue Guest Editor

Hand Clinics: Distal Radius Fractures 2005


Atlas of Hand Clinics: Nerve Repair and Reconstruction 2005


Hand Clinics wrist Arthroscopy 2011