Board Certified in Hand Surgery
Dr. Joseph Woodward is a fellowship-trained hand surgeon, providing care for both elective hand problems and hand trauma. During his plastic surgery residency training, he developed skills in soft tissue handling and wound management. In his orthopedic hand fellowship, he learned a variety of surgical techniques from mentors who trained with the pioneers of hand surgery. This combined training in plastic and orthopedic surgery complement each other in his approach to complicated surgical issues.
Hand and wrist fractures and trauma (bone tendon injuries, distal radius fractures)
Minimally invasive and endoscopic hand and wrist surgery
Compressive neuropathies (including endoscopic carpal tunnel release)
Radial nerve compression
Dupuytren's disease (Xiaflex injection and surgery)
Hand and wrist arthritis
Tendonopathies, including tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, trigger fingers, tendonitis
Tumors of the hand, wrist, forearm, including: skin cancers, ganglion cysts, lipomas, giant cell tumors, neurofibromas
Philosophy of Care
My philosophy is one of informed choice. Every procedure comes with risks and benefits, and my goal is to help you understand what your options are in order to make the best choice for your situation. This is especially important in hand surgery because not every condition has a single, clear treatment and multiple options may be presented.
I feel that my patients appreciate that I try to take the time necessary for everyone to understand their condition, its treatment options, and the outcome they might expect before they make their decision, as well as guide them through their recovery.
Year began practicing:
University of Washington School of Medicine | Seattle, WA
University of Washington (general surgery) | Seattle, WA
University of California San Francisco (plastic surgery) | San Franciso, CA
University of California at Irvine (hand surgery) | Orange, CA