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 Lump: Carpal Boss, Ganglion Cyst or …?

The most common cause of a wrist lump is a ganglion cyst, a noncancerous and usually harmless condition. However, a bump on the back of the wrist might be something known as a carpal boss instead.

Also known as a carpometacarpal boss (or simply bossing), a carpal boss is a bony, benign overgrowth that can be mistaken for a ganglion cyst. An experienced ha...
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Hand Conditions May Be Affected by Smoking

How Hand Conditions May Be Affected by Smoking

Did you know that many hand conditions may be aggravated by smoking? This habit can also inhibit healing after hand surgery or other treatments.

Whether you smoke cigarettes, e-cigarettes, pipes or cigars, the nicotine you inhale can negatively affect your fingers, hands and upper extremities. The health consequences of smoking may not be immediate or visual...
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cold hand causes and treatments

Cold Hands: Causes, Treatments & Warning Signs

As any hand specialist will tell you, having cold hands isn’t always a cause for concern. The issue could simply be related to how your body maintains a normal temperature.

However, persistently cold hands can also be due to a problem with your circulation or blood vessels. So if your...
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Power Saw Hand Injuries

Power Saw Hand Injuries — Prevention and Treatment 

Every year, thousands of people suffer serious hand injuries while using power saws. All types of saws — including circular saws, jigsaws, reciprocating saws and table saws — can easily send you or a loved one to the hospital for emergency hand surgery.

Hand injuries from pow...
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Scaphoid Wrist Fracture

Scaphoid Wrist Fracture Treatment Options

A scaphoid wrist fracture is a break in the scaphoid bone, one of eight small carpal bones that connect the hand to the forearm. Also known as a navicular fracture, the wrist injury results in pain, tenderness and swelling below the base of the thumb. The pain may get worse with pinching...
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