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Dr. Eon Shin

Hand Surgery
Langhorne, PA
21 years experience male

Locations

Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center

Langhorne, PA

Address

1203 Langhorne Newtown Rd, Suite 335, Langhorne, PA, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Eon K. Shin, M.D., brings to The Philadelphia Hand Center an enthusiastic interest in clinical medicine, research, and education. He truly enjoys the art of careful diagnosis and the treatment of upper extremity disorders to ensure that his patients rapidly resume a better quality of life. Raised in Princeton, New Jersey, Dr. Shin graduated with a B.A. from Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude, before obtaining his M.D. at Yale University. After completing his postgraduate training in orthopaedic surgery at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Shin was honored to be selected for further subspecialty training with the Harvard Hand/Upper Extremity fellowship program at Brigham & Women's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston.

Specialties
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Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

Korean

Doctor Q&A

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A 29-year-old member asked:
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Sometimes: For severe carpal tunnel syndrome, surgery is often indicated. For milder cases, splint immobilization and--occasionally--therapy may be helpful. For ... Read More
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Mini-open: Endoscopic and mini-open incision techniques can be used to complete carpal tunnel surgery. Endoscopic surgery is commonly confused with "laser" surge... Read More
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Generally no: Carpal tunnel surgery usually hurts for a day or two afterward, sometimes requiring narcotic medications. Some patients have minimal symptoms and need... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
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Numbness: Numbness and tingling in the fingers is the most common complaint. Some patients describe their hands as "being asleep." burning, pain, and shooting s... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
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4 weeks: Most metacarpal fractures, if well aligned, require 4 weeks of full time splinting or casting. After this 4 week period, most patients can begin mobil... Read More
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NSAIDs: If you can tolerate non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (nsaids), symptoms can be improved with occasional use. Ibuprofen or Naproxen are comm... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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No: If the nerve is simply bruised, then the nerve damage may improve with time alone. However, nerve lacerations or direct injuries often require surgica... Read More
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6 months: Bone bruises can take 6-8 months to resolve.
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Hand therapy!: The causes of hand joint pain are multifactorial. For aches and pains related to arthritis, hand therapy can be beneficial, usually with some combinat... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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2-3: Most scaphoid fractures take 2-3 months to heal, though some can take quite a bit longer. If the fracture is non-displaced, cast immobilization is usu... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Mainly genetic.: Dupuytren's contracture is usually seen in persons of northen european ancestry. There are associated diseases that can be seen in dupuytren's contrac... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
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8 weeks: The metacarpal bones, if well aligned, will take 6-8 weeks to heal. However, the bone will require another 4 weeks to remodel and to regain its origin... Read More
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Cortisone injection: Trigger finger represents inflammation of the tendon within its sheath. Pain and "locking" of the finger are common symptoms. While splinting is occas... Read More
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Depends on the work.: People with "sedentary" or "low demand" jobs can often return back to work following splint immobilization of the injury. If you perform desk-type dut... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Cast or splint: For the most part, buckle fractures are minimally displaced fractures that can be treated conservatively (e.g. Non-surgically). Casting or splinting i... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Ganglion cysts on the top side (non-palm side) of the hand can be removed through an aspiration procedure. This is a simple office procedure where a n... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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No: Wrist cracking has not been associated with arthritis.
A 40-year-old member asked:
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Yes: The skin will frequently peel following upper extremity surgery since you may experience significant swelling afterward. Once the swelling subsides, t... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Scaphoid fractures are sometimes difficult to visualize on x-rays, especially initially after an injury. If you have tenderness at the base of your th... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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3 months: Usually, patients can experience pain and swelling at the base of the hand for approximately 3 months following surgery, though sometimes these sympto... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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It depends...: Wrist arthroscopy can be performed for a variety of disorders, such as arthritis, ligament injury, or bony pathology. Sometimes, wrist arthroscopy can... Read More
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Possibly: I would consult your hand surgeon to obtain radiographs of the wrist.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Therapy: Carpal tunnel syndrome is typically treated with splint immobilization at night time using "carpal tunnel braces." cortisone injections can be helpful... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
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Yes: It is usually very successful. The long-term success rate following trigger finger/thumb surgery is about 98%.
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Corticosteroid shot: Corticosteroid injections are often beneficial in relieving the painful clicking or locking of trigger fingers/thumbs. Consult your hand surgeon. Occa... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Needle aspiration is often an effective way to remove ganglion cysts. However, this is best reserved for dorsal cysts on the back of the wrist. Also, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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It varies: Carpal tunnel syndrome can be successfully treated with splint immobilization. When symptoms are severe, surgical decompression is recommended.
A 36-year-old member asked:
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Therapy: Scar massage and desensitization exercises can be helpful. However, i would see your operating surgeon to rule out any other causes of sharp pains.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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No: The timing may be suspicious: many people develop trigger finger/thumb after carpal tunnel surgery. However, it is well known that carpal tunnel syndr... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
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No: Carpal tunnel syndrome and trigger finger are two conditions that are often seen in association with one another. Often times, patients develop trigge... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
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8 weeks: I recommend full time splinting for 8 weeks before initiating exercises. A mallet finger injury represents a rupture of the extensor tendon near the f... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
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Nerve compression: Patients with carpal tunnel syndrome or nerve compression at the wrist frequently experience nocturnal symptoms, such as nighttime numbness. If you wa... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
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No: Broken bones heal after several weeks, and therapy can be initiated to regain hand flexibility. Your hand surgeon can assist you through this difficul... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
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6 weeks: It usually takes a hand fracture 6-8 weeks to heal and another 4 weeks for bones to remodel and regain their native strength. However, exercises can b... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Hand Surgery 21 years experience
Variable: Is the bruised nerve in the wrist, hand, or finger? As a general rule of thumb (no pun intended), the closer the injury is to the tips of the fingers,... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
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1 days: I generally counsel my patients that driving is permitted once a full fist can be made. Because the bandages are relatively light following a carpal t... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
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No: Unless the fracture is relatively "fresh, " it would be very difficult to re-break a bone from popping your knuckles.
A 23-year-old member asked:
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Elevation.: If you are experiencing swelling following surgery, elevating the affected extremity above the level of your heart is generally the most effective. Lo... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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Narcotic meds.: Narcotic medications are often helpful during the first 24-48 hours to recover from the acute pain symptoms following carpal tunnel surgery. Afterward... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
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24 hours: After hand surgery, elevating the operative limb for 24-48 hours should be sufficient to reduce swelling. Afterwards, elevation is probably not as cli... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
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It depends...: During surgery, ganglion cysts can be removed through an open incision or through an arthroscopic approach. With an open incision, the ganglion cyst u... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Yes: A small degree of swelling is quite normal and common. If the swelling is severe, contact your physician immediately.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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Skin infection.: Cellulitis refers to a superficial skin infection, usually bacterial in origin. A brief course of oral antibiotics is generally sufficient treatment. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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6-8 weeks: Most fractures take 6-8 weeks to heal, and radial head fractures are no exception. If the radial head fracture is minimally displaced, treatment typic... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
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Hand Surgery 21 years experience
8 weeks: The healing time depends on the location and severity of the fracture. For non-displaced fractures of the radius near the wrist, it will often take 6-... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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6-10 weeks: Scaphoid fractures take a very long time to heal due to its poor blood supply. Cast or splint immobilization is often needed for a prolonged period if... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
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3-4 days: The earliest time is generally 3-4 days after surgery once the wound has epithelialized. It is not unusual to keep dressings in place until 10-14 days... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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No: They are one and the same!
A 37-year-old member asked:
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2-3 months: Exercises can be started several days or several weeks after surgery. For the most part, the wrist becomes functional at 2-3 months following surgery.... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Depends: If the wrist fracture is particularly severe, arthritis can set in very quickly. For fractures that are well-aligned, it could be many years before ar... Read More

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Dec 24, 2011
Highly trained and knowledgable with excellent judgement
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Shin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Shin is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Yale University School of Medicine
Graduated 2001MD

Medical/Graduate school

Harvard University
MD

Residency

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Awards

Best of Philly, Philadelphia Magazine
Compassionate Doctor Award, Vitals.com
Top Orthopedic Surgeon , First Place, Pennsylvania - Fall
2014

Affiliations

American Society for Surgery of the Hand
American Association for Hand Surgery
Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
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