Jon D. Hernandez, MD, PhD

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Hand Surgery

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Specialties
Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Conditions treated
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Area of focus ?
Elbow, Hand, Wrist
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute
Languages spoken
English

Dr. Hernandez's Locations

Conditions Dr. Hernandez Treats

Services Dr. Hernandez Offers

  • Amputation
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthrocentesis (Joint Aspiration)
  • Biopsy
  • Bursa Injection
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Casting/Splinting
  • Closed Reduction of Fractures/Dislocations
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Distal Biceps Repair
  • Distal Triceps Repair
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Contracture Release
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of the Hook of Hamate
  • Extensor Tendon Repair
  • Extremity Flap Reconstruction
  • Fingertip Amputations & Finger Flaps
  • Flexor Pulley Reconstruction
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • General Orthopedics
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand, Wrist and Elbow Care
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About Dr. Hernandez

Philosophy of care

Injuries to the upper extremity (hand, wrist and elbow) are of societal concern because they affect individuals’ ability to function at work or play. Restoration of function is my primary goal, and I make sure to tailor the treatment to your individual needs. My training has provided me great perspective on the various treatment options and when to apply them. For 18 years I have had the honor of providing patients orthopedic care of the upper extremity, including trauma, reconstruction and microvascular repair.

Why I entered medicine

I entered medicine because of sports. Spending time in the training rooms as a teenager and young adult recuperating from sports injuries introduced me to musculoskeletal anatomy, which I found fascinating. I deepen my understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy, injuries and treatments through my professional practice experience as well as organizations such as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Patient education is central to an optimal outcome, whether the issue is carpal tunnel surgery or more complex reconstructive procedures.

Personal interests

Family and community are of great importance to me. In addition to my work, friends and family, I enjoy all the outdoor activities the Lehigh Valley has to offer, including golf and snowboarding. I have a passion for woodworking, especially using locally reclaimed materials to build furniture, doors, stairs etc.

Education

Undergraduate
UCLA, BS - Kinesiology, 1991

Medical Training
University of California, Los Angeles, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1998

Post Graduate
University of California, Los Angeles, PhD, 1998

Training

Residency 1999
Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Residency 2000
Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Residency 2001
Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Residency 2002
Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Residency 2003
Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Fellowship 2004
University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnato, OH

Certifications

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand

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