Karl W. Helmold, MD

Vice Chair, Department of Surgery, LVH-Schuylkill

Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Hand Surgery

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Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Lehigh Valley Physician Group

Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
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Area of focus ?
General Orthopedics
LVHN Affiliates
Lehigh Valley Orthopedic Institute
Languages spoken
English, German

Dr. Helmold's Locations

less than  km

Conditions Dr. Helmold Treats

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Services Dr. Helmold 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 Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of the Hook of Hamate
  • Extensor Tendon Repair
  • Fingertip Amputations & Finger Flaps
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Dislocation
  • General Orthopedics
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Surgery
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Arthroscopy
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About Dr. Helmold

Philosophy of care

I try to present all treatment options to you and then together we can reach a mutual decision as to your best course of treatment.

Why I entered medicine

Prior to becoming an orthopedic surgeon I was a civil engineer. I became an orthopedic surgeon as it allowed me to combine my interests in medicine, engineering and helping my fellow man. What I really enjoy about orthopedics is that most of our patients get better, and many of our patients are cured.

Community involvement

I have served as the president of the Bucks County Medical Society, and also as a delegate to the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Personal interests

I like to spend time with my family, work on automobiles and enjoy time outdoors.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BS - Civil Engineering, 1978

Medical Training
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, MD - Doctor of Medicine, 1988


Internship 1989
General Surgery, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Fellowship 1990
Hand & Microsurgery, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Residency 1994
Orthopaedic Surgery, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery

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