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Hand and Wrist Surgery

As hand and wrist surgeons, we understand that not all patients with hand and wrist problems require surgical interventions. The good news is that we have many successful, non-surgical treatments for most hand and wrist conditions. However, if surgery is necessary, you can trust our specialty trained surgeons to manage your condition with the highest level of expertise. We serve patients of any age and occupation—from the farm to the city—and often work with both students and athletes.

Highlights & Resources

  • Article

    Safe Hand and Wrist Movements

  • Article

    Wrist Care: Preventing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Providers

  • Hand and Wrist Surgery

    Biography

    Charlotte Alexander, MD specializes in hand surgery. She is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is the Wood River Valley's only hand fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon. She earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia, and completed the noted Sterling Bunnell-Navy Hand Fellowship under the direction of David M. Lichtman, MD and John J. Niebauer, MD.

    Dr. Alexander served as director of Hand Surgery at the Residency Training Program at the Naval Medical Center in Oakland, where she held the rank of Captain, Medical Corps, United States Navy, and her medical awards include the Navy Commendation Medal.

    After serving 20 years on active duty in the U.S. Navy, she moved to Sun Valley in 1998 and began seeing patients. She and her husband, Dr. Herb Alexander, opened Alexander Orthopaedics in 2002. Dr. Alexander has served as chairman of the Medical Records Committee at St. Luke's Wood River.

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Jeffrey Boyer, MD received his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University, graduating summa cum laude. Dr. Boyer completed a fellowship specializing in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. During his training he spent time in India studying microsurgery with experts in this field. Dr. Boyer holds memberships in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, American Orthopaedic Association, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

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  • Hand and Wrist Surgery

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  • Hand and Wrist Surgery

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

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    Derek F. Ipsen, DO is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He is retired from the Army having earned the rank of colonel, and served as an orthopedic surgeon in Germany, Afghanistan, Kuwait, as well as several posts throughout the United States, including Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Maryland. 

    Prior to his medical education, Dr. Ipsen earned his bachelor's degree in pre-med biology from Utah State University, graduating cum laude and earning recognition as a distinguished military graduate.

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  • Hand and Wrist Surgery

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    Dustin I. Judd, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, elbow, and microsurgery. His areas of focus include nerve conditions (carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome); tendinopathies (trigger finger, De Quervain's tenosynovitis); arthritis (including thumb carpometacarpal arthritis); fractures; and ligament and other soft tissue injuries. Dr. Judd emphasizes conservative management of upper extremity conditions and has the expertise to treat these conditions surgically, when appropriate.

    Dr. Judd serves as medical director for hand and wrist surgery at St. Luke's. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Weber State University, graduating summa cum laude. He received his medical degree from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine and completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center. He spent an additional year specializing in hand and microsurgery at the Joseph H. Boyes Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship at the University of Southern California.

    Some of Dr. Judd’s previous research includes evaluating hand and upper extremity injuries in rock climbers and new treatments for thumb arthritis.

    Dr. Judd is an avid runner and enjoys spending time with his family. He also volunteers in various capacities, including coaching youth baseball, basketball, and football teams.

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  • Hand and Wrist Surgery

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Biography

    Kenneth T. Lindley, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery. He also has expertise in wrist and elbow arthroscopy and complex wrist and elbow trauma, including fracture care, elbow replacement, and tendon and ligament injuries. Dr. Lindley believes in providing patients with information and assisting them in making informed decisions regarding their care, which in some cases may include non-operative management. His goal is to help patients achieve their pre-injury level of activity.

    Dr. Lindley earned bachelor’s degrees in zoology and chemistry from Weber State University, also playing on their Division I tennis team. He earned his medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, where he also served as chief resident and provided medical support for the university's varsity football, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and swimming teams. Dr. Lindley also completed fellowship training through the Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship at Triangle Orthopaedic Associates in Durham, North Carolina. During this time, he supported the varsity basketball and soccer teams at Campbell University.

    In his free time, Dr. Lindley continues to play tennis and also enjoys golf, basketball, and coaching his children’s basketball teams.

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  • Hand and Wrist Surgery

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

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  • Hand and Wrist Surgery

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    Jeremy P. Toomey, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, elbow, and microsurgery. He earned his bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from Montreat College and his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Nebraska/Creighton University Health Foundation and trained for one year through the Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

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  • Hand and Wrist Surgery

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  • Plastic Surgery

    Biography

    Tyler R. Wayment, MD performs hand surgeries that include fractures, lacerations, and other medical conditions of the hand and wrist. He also offers expertise in a wide variety of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.

    Dr. Wayment earned his bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University. He performed his general surgery residency at North East Ohio University College of Medicine and went on to specialize in plastic surgery at North East Ohio University College of Medicine, Summa Health System. He completed a hand fellowship at Christine M. Kleinert Institute of Hand and Micro Surgery.

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