J. Douglas Burrows, MD

Dr. Burrows received his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1983. Following his internship, he completed his residency training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Alberta. He then participated in a hand and microsurgery fellowship in San Francisco, California and an orthopedic hand and upper extremity fellowship in Loma Linda, California.

Dr. Burrows has practiced on the campus of Jordan Valley Medical Center, West Valley since 1994. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon, holding the certificate of added qualifications in surgery of the hand. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand as well as the American Association for Hand Surgery.

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wrist pain causes

Wrist Pain: 5 Common Causes

Is wrist pain affecting your work or your ability to participate in the activities you love?

The wrist joint is a complex structure, comprised of multiple bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles. Damage to any of these components can create pain and affect mobility.

A wide range of issues could be to blame for your pain, so a professional evaluation from an experie...
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Wrist Injuries

Prevent Wrist Injuries with These Easy Exercises

Wrist injuries can be painful.

Your wrists take a constant beating, all day long. Whether you’re typing, driving, cooking dinner or playing sports, your wrists are in motion. Repetitive movements increase stress and put you at a greater risk for painful wrist injuries like sprains, strains and fra...
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gamers thumb

Is Gamer’s Thumb a Real Hand Injury?

Gamer’s thumb is a very real hand injury.

Sure, the condition may sound silly — who would believe you could suffer an injury playing video games?

In truth, video game hand injuries are nothing new. For years, hardcore gamers have sought treatment for musculoskeletal disorders and repetitive stress injuries. This condition is one of the most often reported pr...
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How Does a Hand Doctor Treat Trigger Finger?

Can a hand doctor help with trigger finger?

If one of your fingers is locked in a bent position, or if you feel pain and a popping sensation when you straighten the digit, you need a professional evaluation.

Hand doctors typically consider a range of treatment options, depending upon the severity and duration of the finger problem.

Rest and Medication

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tendon surgery

Hand & Wrist Tendon Surgery

In the hand and wrist, tendons can rupture or become damaged, leading to severe pain and loss of use.

Treatment of tendon injuries is time-critical. Otherwise, the patient may never regain use of the affected hand or finger(s).

Fortunately, for most patients, surgery to repair a hand or wrist tendon returns most or all the function to your thumb or fingers — a...
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