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 Injury from Your Smartphone

Can You Get a Hand Injury from Your Smartphone?

If you want to avoid a hand injury, you may need to take a look at how you’re using your smartphone.

We all love our smartphones, but constantly using them can lead to injuries involving your fingers, hands and wrists. Overdoing it with the scrolling and tapping can lead to painful conditions like trigger finger, thumb tendonitis and Continue Reading

After Hand Surgery, Do You Have to Wear a Cast or Splint?

After hand surgery, casts and splints are used for support and protection of the injured bones and tissues. And, yes, you’ll most likely need to wear one or the other as you recover from the procedure.

Hands usually need to be immobilized for a period of time after surgery to allow for Continue Reading

Wrist Arthroscopy

What Is Wrist Arthroscopy?

Wrist arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows a hand surgeon to look inside the joint. Arthroscopic surgery is often performed after patients suffer an injury or when they experience pain, swelling and/or clicking in the wrist.

Arthroscopy can be used to diagnose and treat a number of conditions, including fractures, ...
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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Treatment

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome Treatment

Cubital tunnel syndrome, or ulnar nerve entrapment, is a condition that causes pain in the forearm, numbness or tingling in the ring and small fingers and hand weakness. The issue arises when the nerve that runs through the elbow — the ulnar nerve — becomes irritated, stretched or compressed.

Most patients can successfully manage Continue Reading

Thumb Arthritis Surgery Treatment

Thumb Arthritis Surgery Options

For most patients, thumb arthritis surgery involves repairing and stabilizing the damaged joint.

Surgical treatment isn’t always required, at least in the early stages of arthritis. However, conservative measures like splinting, activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication and corticosteroid injections don’t stop disease progression. So eventually, surgery may become necessary.

Hand surgeons commonly use one of sever...
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