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Dr. Raymond Raven

Hand Surgery
Burbank , CA
25 years experience male

Locations

Ray Raven MD

Burbank , CA

Address

2625 West Alameda Dr, Suite 116, Burbank , CA
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: Closed
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Fax

8188415974

Insurances accepted

Medicare

About

Bio

Dr. Raven is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery. He has Certificates of Added Qualifications in both Surgery of the Hand and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine - one of only a few surgeons in California with this distinction. Dr. Raven is managing partner of Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists, where his practice focuses on the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurovascular conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist & hand in children and adults. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the USC where he teaches residents anatomy and state-of-the-art surgical techniques. Other surgeons refer patients to Dr. Raven to correct complications from old injuries and failed surgery.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Sports Medicine

Licenses

United States: California, Hawaii

Languages spoken

Armenian

Doctor Q&A

228 Answers
75 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Orthopedic Hand: Just as internal medicine (im) doctors are trained to diagnose/treat various medical conditions, orthopaedic surgeons are trained to diagnose/treat va... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Few: Today, there are very few indications for an elbow replacement surgery (tea). Most patients with elbow arthritis can be treated conservatively. Othe... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe trigger finger: If you have pain in the palm at the base of the pinky and it locks or triggers, this could be the result of trigger finger. Another possible cause is... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Common: The bacteria that live on your skin digest sweat and excrete a metabolite similar to acetic acid, which is essentially vinegar. Be sure to wash your a... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Congenital: Camptodactyly and clinodactyly are two types of bent finger deformities that occur during development in the womb. Treatment is rarely indicated. Mos... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Usually a few days: Most people are able to return to office job type work within a few days after repair of the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb metacarpophalangea... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
See your doctor: The symptoms you describe can be due to tendonitis (trigger finger), arthritis and nerve irritation, among others. Be sure to see your doctor for an ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Absolutely: Cervical spine issues can cause the symptoms you describe. It all depends on the level of the nerve root(s) involved. However, the most common cause... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Probable injury: Sounds like you ether strained your rib muscles or fractured your rib. Both can be very painful and associated with swelling. Treatment is the same.... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Ganglions are soft tissue masses that may occur in any joint, but most often occur on or around joints and tendons in the hands or feet. If a ganglio... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Usually not very: Small disc protrusions are usually not symptomatic because they are too small to cause mass effect on (or pinch) the spinal cord or nerve root. Howev... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
See a doctor: Pain associated with a rash can be caused by several conditions, including shingles (herpes zoster) and rheumatic fever (lyme disease) to name a few. ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: Many wrist ganglions are not painful and do not need to be treated. When they do cause problems such as pain (at rest or with activity) treatment may... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Can be: Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome (cts) include numbness, tingling, weakness, pain, clumsiness, etc. Most if not all symptoms usually resolve after s... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Olecranon Bursitis: The olecranon bursa is a thin sac that cushions the loose skin and the pointy bone at the tip of the elbow. If it becomes irritated or inflamed, fluid... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Carpal tunnel Sx: Very common for patients with trigger digits to also have carpal tunnel syndrome. I routinely take a history/physical examination to look for this wh... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Olecranon Bursitis: The olecranon bursa is a thin sac that cushions the loose skin and the pointy bone at the tip of the elbow. If it becomes irritated or inflamed, fluid... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: There is plenty of information on the internet. You can also visit my site in the shoulder & elbow section. Rayravenmd.Com.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
No : Not without a high risk of losing significant function.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Scheduling: Doctors, like other professionals, have schedules they have to keep. Many orthopedic surgeons perform elective, urgent and emergent procedures. Surg... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe something else: Numbness, tingling and shooting pain in the hand or arm can be due to many conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome. The symptoms you describe co... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Pruritis: Dry skin is a very common reason for itchy skin. Two other possible causes of itchy skin on the elbows may be from skin conditions like eczema or psor... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: Try night splinting (bracing). You can get a carpal tunnel brace from almost any pharmacy chain. Daily wrist stretching and nerve gliding exercises ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Splinting: Most mallet fingers are due to a ruptured tendon. Some involve a bone fracture. Both can be treated by full time splinting for 2 months followed be ni... Read More
A 75-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Exercise: Tennis elbow is a degenerative condition in which the origin of one of the muscles (tendon) that extends and stabilizes your wrist is affected. Altho... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: De Quervain's tenosynovitis very common. It can develop spontaneously or after trauma. I see it commonly in women who recently had children. It develo... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: The development of carpal tunnel symptoms include many factors. Genetics is one of them. However, certain activities that require the hand and wrist... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: De Quervain's tenosynovitis very common. It can develop spontaneously or after trauma. I see it commonly in women who recently had children. It dev... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Could be...: Tendonitis, synovitis (early arthritis), recovering from a sprain or trigger finger, just to name a few. See a hand surgeon for a comprehensive eval... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Stretching exercises: Treatment for stiff hands depends on the cause, but may include stretching exercises for the joints and muscles, as well as modalities to help loosen ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: During surgery, it is common for small nerves to be stretched or even cut. A temporary burning sensation can result while the nerve heals. In the e... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Not known: Some researchers believe that dupuytren's disease may be due to an autoimmune reaction, in which a person's immune system attacks its own body. A num... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Possibly: A bruise anywhere that doesn't get better with time should raise suspicion for something more sinister than a simple bruise. Although it might be not... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Not necessarily.: Not necessarily. It depends on the mechanism of injury (how you injured your knuckle) and which anatomic structures (ligaments, cartilage, bone) wher... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Many things: Painful and swollen finger joints can be caused by various inflammatory and non inflammatory conditions. Sometimes the cause is unknown. Swelling in t... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Signs...: Of an infection include swelling, progressive redness, pain, fevers, etc. Not something you want to diagnose on your own, since the risk of complicat... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: Dislocated fingers are usually stable once put back in place (reduced). Simple buddy taping can allow early return to play. More complicated injurie... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Time/therapy: Complicated nerve injuries may never recover completely or at all. Less complicated ones may take more than a year to do so. With therapy and dedica... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Seconds: A splint can usually be removed in seconds, unless there is a complication.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Gentle...: Once your symptoms start to improve, you should start trying to increase your motion, but gently. Increase the motion as tolerated. Once you have re... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Might be too tight: Try loosening the splint. It should be tight enough to prevent wrist flexion but not too tight that it causes or exacerbates your symptoms.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Maybe not : If you continue to have wrist pain for this long after wrist arthroscopy, there might be a problem. Be sure to inform your surgeon of this. If you are... Read More
A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Other possibilities : Include thumb extensor tendonitis and basal joint arthritis of the thumb. Look these up online. Then see a board certified hand surgeon for a comprehe... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
More info needed: Hand fractures that heal in a less than optimal position can result in poor function, pain and arthritis. Therefore, hand surgeons may recommend corr... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
De Quervain's: De Quervain's tenosynovitis is very common in pregnant women and those who recently had children. It develops from a combination of tissue swelling fr... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Several things can..: ...Cause a swollen thumb. If you do not have a history of trauma, this list includes stenosing tenosynovits (trigger thumb), tendonitis, degenerative... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Tendon/joint: Pain at the level of the metacarpophalangeal (mp) joint without antecedent trauma is most commonly due to trigger thumb. The pain and tenderness is lo... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
A complication: High pressure build up in a muscular compartment (can happen as a result of crush injury, bone fracture, or from constant pressure on a limb for a pro... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Could be: Trigger thumb can occur primarily, that is without an underlying cause. It can also occur secondarily, in associated with an underlying condition suc... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Could be many things: As a cashier, you are probably firmly pressing down on your index finger often. Over time, this can lead to tendonopathy such as trigger finger or ar... Read More

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Dr. Raven is a well-respected hand surgeon. He is actively involved in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, as well as studying new treatments for Dupuytren's disease, and teaching. I recomme...Read More
Apr 9, 2016
Dr. Raven has operated on several of my patients and I can tell you that you are in good hands with Dr. Raven. Fortunate to have you in out community.
Jul 8, 2012
Very impressive profile.
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thank you, i took antibiotics for 10 days, swelling went down but still has redness and now nail is growing out you can see the disfigurment that infection caused and begining to become soar on the si...Read More
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Thank you. I am only 21and I have neverbeentold I have arthritis so I will see a doctor tomorrow if it still feels this bad. I tried icing and bandaging but it hurts to have the bandage on it. thanks ...Read More
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! My husb.Hands swell and fall asleep nightly he can't sleep.Went to dr.No help.Whatcanido.He needs something where do I get help?Please ideas

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UC San Francisco School of Medicine, CA
Graduated 1997MD

Residency

UCSF MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Dean’s Fellowship, UCI
Young Leaders, ASSH
S.O.F.C.O.T. International Traveling Fellowship

Affiliations

Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists
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