Hand, Wrist & Elbow

The hand and wrist are made up of a complicated network of bones, tendons, muscles, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels. Wrist and hand problems are common and can result in pain, numbness, loss of movement and impaired function. Common hand and wrist issues include carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis, ganglion cysts, fractures, trigger finger and traumatic injuries to ligaments, tendons and bones. Common elbow conditions include tendinitis, an inflammation or injury to the tendons that attach muscle to bone, as well as sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, bursitis, arthritis and more.

At OPA, the goal of treatment is to restore pain-free function and allow you to return to normal activities as soon as possible. OPA is home to two of Alaska's leading hand surgeons with fellowship training in hand surgery, Drs. Owen Ala and Marc Kornmesser, along with several other orthopedic physicians with experience in the highly skilled and precise surgical techniques required to treat hand and wrist problems effectively.

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Owen L. Ala, MD

Special Interests:
Hand, Wrist & Elbow; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Microvascular Surgery, Arthritis and Joint-Related Pain, Upper Extremity Trauma, Lacerations & Wound Problems, Tendinitis, Dupuytren's Contracture, Pediatric Hand, Arthroscopy (wrist, elbow, shoulder)
PA-Cs:
Jennifer Crowley, PA-C
Location:
Anchorage
Appointments:
907-249-5541
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Deryk Anderson, DO

Special Interests:
Arthroscopic Surgery (shoulder, knee, elbow, hand and ankle), Fracture Care, Sports Medicine, General Orthopedics, Adult Reconstruction, Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
PA-Cs:
Adam Corneliussen, PA-C
Stephen R Poggi, PA-C
Location:
Wasilla
Appointments:
907-357-2267
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Tucker Drury, MD

Special Interests:
Arthroscopic Hip Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy of Shoulder & Knee, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Reconstruction, Joint Replacement, General Orthopedics, Fracture Repair, Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
PA-Cs:
Adam Corneliussen, PA-C
Stephen R Poggi, PA-C
Location:
Wasilla
Appointments:
907-357-2267
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Marc Kornmesser, MD

Special Interests:
Hand, Wrist & Elbow; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Microvascular Surgery, Arthritis Joint Replacement, General Orthopedics, Pediatric Hand
PA-Cs:
Jennifer Amstadter, PA-C
Location:
Anchorage
Appointments:
907-249-5541
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Christopher Manion, MD

Special Interests:
Sports Medicine, General Orthopedics, Fracture Repair, Arthroscopy of Shoulder & Knee, Hand & Wrist Surgery, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Reconstruction, Trauma
PA-Cs:
Cal Heald, MPAS, PA-C
Location:
Anchorage
Appointments:
907-249-5546
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Greg Schweiger, MD

Special Interests:
Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine Surgery, General Orthopedics, Knee & Hip Arthroscopy, Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) Surgery, Complex Fracture Care
PA-Cs:
Maggie R. Laufenberg, PA-C, MPAS
Location:
Anchorage
Appointments:
907-249-5545
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Jennifer Amstadter, PA-C

Special Interests:
Hand & Wrist, Elbow; Joint Replacement
Location:
Anchorage
Appointments:
907-249-5541
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Adam Corneliussen, PA-C

Special Interests:
General Orthopedics, Surgical First Assist, Fracture Care, Sports Medicine, Orthopedic Trauma, Joint Replacement
Location:
Wasilla
Appointments:
907-357-2267
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Jennifer Crowley, PA-C

Special Interests:
Hand & Wrist, Elbow; Shoulder; Joint Replacement
Location:
Anchorage
Appointments:
907-249-5541
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Cal Heald, MPAS, PA-C

Special Interests:
General Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Knee, Shoulder, Joint Replacement
Location:
Anchorage
Appointments:
907-249-5546
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Stephen R Poggi, PA-C

Special Interests:
Orthopedic Trauma, Fracture Care, General Orthopedics
Location:
Wasilla
Appointments:
907-357-2267