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Hand & Upper Extremity Specialists

AOC’s Hand and Upper Extremity Specialists were fellowship-trained in treatment and surgery of the upper extremity. Through therapy and minimally-invasive procedures (*), the Hand and Upper Extremity team uses the most advanced techniques available to decrease pain and expedite recovery. Please click on a provider’s name to view his or her profile.

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand has tremendous patient resources and information available.  Please click here to access their Patient Education Resources.  You will find a ‘Patient Quick Links’ section on the right side of the page for the more common hand and wrist issues.  We know you will find this information most helpful.

(*) MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGERY (MIS) -  AOC is setting the standard for minimally invasive surgery.  Dr. Michael Shuler will evaluate your condition and together you will decide  if this is the best solution to your problem.  Dr. Shuler performs these procedures in approximately 10 mintes utilizing 1/2 inch incisions resulting in a recovery time that is greatly reduced compared to traditional surgery. Click these links to learn more …

MIS for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 

MIS for Cubital Tunnel Syndrome


Michael Shuler, M.D.
David Katz, M.D.

Physician Assistant:

Karl Kline, P.A.-C

Hand Therapists:

Jessica Adcock, OTR/L
Pat Monroe, OTR/L, C.H.T.
Karin Foster, OTR/L
Lauren Harris, OTR/L
Tounya Whittington


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