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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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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Are You at Risk for Hand Arthritis?

Hand arthritis, specifically osteoarthritis, is a degenerative disease that can affect any part of the wrist, palm or fingers.

Some patients experience only mild symptoms. Others, however, can become debilitated from this condition. Although treatment options are somewhat limited, hand surgery is an option if the condition does not respond to more conservative treatment pr...
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6 Things Your Hand Surgeon Wishes You Would Stop Doing

Patient: “Doctor, it hurts when I do this.”

Hand Surgeon: “Then stop doing that!”

Although it may not hurt yet, repetitive tasks — especially when done over a lifetime — can take their toll on your joints. The hands are particularly vulnerable, thanks to how delicate they are and how much we put them through every day.

Fortunately, by changing...
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Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture is a type of hand deformity that develops over a period of years, curling the fingers into the palm of the hand.

Although this condition is not dangerous, doctors have not discovered any means of preventing it. Fortunately, hand surgery is effective for most patients. If this condition is diagnosed early enough, doctors can help to slow its progre...
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Expert Hand Surgeon in West Valley City, Utah

If you’re in need of an expert hand surgeon in West Valley City, you’re in the right place. The Center of Orthopedic & Rehabilitation Excellence (CORE) is proud to introduce you to Dr. J. Douglas Burrows, West Valley City’s expert hand and wrist surgeon.

Dr. Burrows, a board-cert...
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