Hand and Upper Extremity

Ali Azad, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery
Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
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Dr. Ali Azad, MD is an expert hand surgeon and an Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Azad specializes in the management of conditions involving the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, including arthritis, tendonitis, fractures, and peripheral nerve disorders. He has a special expertise in reconstructive microsurgery for the treatment of severe and complex trauma of the upper extremity.


Dr. Azad specializes in diagnosing and treating hand, and wrist conditions and injuries. Please click on the below tabs to know more about his services.

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Spatial Anatomy of the Radial Nerve in the Extended Deltopectoral Approach. Gipsman AM, Ihn HE, Iglesias BC, Azad A, Stone MA, Omid R. Orthopedics. 2022 Oct 6:1-7. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20221003-07. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36206514.

Adjunctive Procedures for Median Nerve Decompression in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome An Intraoperative Somatosensory Evoked Potential Study. Azad A, Lin H, Green SM, Posner MA.  Bull Hosp Jt Dis (2013). 2022 Jun;80(2):213-217. PMID: 35643487.

Single Versus Dual Headless Compression Screw Fixation of Scaphoid Nonunions: A Biomechanical Comparison. Hand (N Y). Nicholson LT, Sochol KM, Azad A, Alluri RK, Hill JR, Ghiassi A.  2021 Jan 7:1558944720974111. doi: 10.1177/1558944720974111. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33412955.

A Diagnostic Algorithm to Guide Operative Intervention of Zone 5 Flexor Injuries. Alluri RK, Vakhshori V, Hill R, Azad A, Ghiassi A, Stevanovic M. HSS J. 2022 Feb;18(1):57-62. doi: 10.1177/1556331621996312. Epub 2021 Mar 24. PMID: 35087333; PMCID: PMC8753554.

The Declining Use of Wrist-Spanning External Fixators. Hand (N Y). Vakhshori V, Rounds AD, Heckmann N, Azad A, Intravia JM, Rosario S, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A. 2020 Mar;15(2):255-263. doi: 10.1177/1558944718791185. Epub 2018 Aug 7. PMID: 30084266; PMCID: PMC7076625.

Carpal Translocation Following Dorsal Bridge Plate Fixation of Distal Radius Fractures: A Cadaveric Study. Azad A, Intravia JM, Hill JR, Leland H, Vakhshori V, Stevanovic M, Ghiassi A. J Wrist Surg. 2019 Jun;8(3):234-239. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1683434. Epub 2019 Mar 18. PMID: 31192046; PMCID: PMC6546489.

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