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.
Office hours: M-F, 9am – 5 pm
Worker’s compensation, Medicare and most insurance plans accepted.
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
D2 portal in trapeziometacarpal arthroscopy
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
Operative Orthopedics of the Upper Extremity
Techniques in Wrist and Hand Arthroscopy, 2nd edition. New for 2017