Dr. Steven Brown

Hand Surgery
Manchester, , NH
41 years experience male

Locations

Office

Bedford

Address

20 Washington Place, Bedford
Directions

Insurances accepted

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts

CHAMPUS

Cigna

Harvard Pilgim Health Care

Medicare

TUFTS Health Plan

MVP Healthcare

Aetna

Tricare

Catholic Medical Center Wound Center

Manchester, , NH

About

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

Plastic Surgery

Wound care

Licenses

United States: Connecticut, New Hampshire

Doctor Q&A

665 Answers
783 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Wrist position: Do not do pushups with wrist in extended position . Use a neutral position by making a fist and doing pushups with the fist padded. Extended position ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Ulnar nerve issue: Ulnar innervates the little and ulnar half of the ring finger. Most likely hypermobile ulnar nerve rolled out to the cubital tunnel causing trauma to ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Radiculopathy: based on description could be radiculopathy or a tigger point in order to be sure of diagnosis seek care with neurologist or hand surgeon
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
There is a limit: My personal limit is 3 injections within a single onset of inflammation or pain
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A female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Most likely edema: Most likely post traumatic swelling that will resolve with ice and time. If does not resolve could be a mucous cyst arising from an injury to the join... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
If you had skin grafting this could be a contracture and not unusual. At a years time the scaring should have matured so you may require a release and... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Ilio tibial band: There is a fascial extension on the outside of the thigh extending from the hip to the knee that can become inflamed and very painful with activity. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Should be fine but call your treating physician before changing the dressing to be sure
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
you have a subhungual hematoma beneath the nail and it should be drained to relieve the pressure reduce swelling . Heat a paperclip in a flame till ve... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
I would recommend not using hyaluronic acid fillers as hyaluronidase is the only available rescue agent in the event of an injection being placed intr... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Splint: night time splinting with cock up wrist splint. Icing and anti inflammatories can be beneficial
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Surgical excision with a recurrence rate of from 4-40% in various studies. But if wrist immobilized post operatively for 3 weeks it falls in the sing... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Many possible injuries with fall on outstretched wrist/hand. Possible fracture of the scaphoid or distal radius, potential for ligament injuries or tr... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
no low normal level what is your concern? If you have issues than see your primary care but seems perfectly normal.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Flexor tendonitis with early tenovaginitis or trigger finger . Wrist pain from tenosynovitis in carpal tunnel ice , wrist splinting and behavioral mod... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
You could have sustained a ligamentous injury that would result in carpal instability and pain that will persist. You should be evaluated by an orthop... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
No. The fracture healed with a degree of rotation so now when you make a fist that rotation causes the finger to flex in a plane not consistent with t... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
absolutely. If you are limping this puts abnormal stress and force on the hip putting you at risk for degenerative arthritis of the hip or soft tissue... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
What you are describing are not typical allergic reactions. You should see an allergist for allergy testing if you are concerned or these symptoms per... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
could be a small hematoma or ecchymosis recommend you have pediatrician examine it. Most likely post traumatic
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
No
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
The three red flags for skin cancer are irregular borders, bleeding without healing, and variegated color pattern.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Dequervain's tenosyn: Your history is classic for dequervain's tenosynovitis of the first extensor compartment this often responds well to a steroid injection. Sometimes su... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Flu vs COVID 19: In this time of the pandemic with those symptoms would recommend a COVID 19 test.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Not the role of this type of medical advice, treatment site. Best to be evaluated at the clinic with direct physical exam.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Doubt a chalaison not the right location more likely a sebaceous or inclusion cyst
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Could be a injury of the collateral ligament of the MP joint particularly the radial collateral ligament of little finger that can result in chronic p... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Could be a ganglion which is a synovial cyst arising from either a joint, due to capsular defect or a tendon. You should see a podiatrist if it is sym... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Severe dysplasia buts you at risk for the mole degenerating into a melanoma. Therefore i would recommend complete excision of the mole if any mole was... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Yes it is. If fracture is well knit than pain is less and weight bearing actually will be beneficial in promoting continued healing.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
the joint at the base of the thumb is the most common site for symptomatic osteoarthritis. She should see a hand surgeon for evaluation and possible x... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
possibly but there are treatments such as electromagnetic bone stimulators to help or a second surgical procedure with bone grafting to attain union ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
An infection of the skin and soft tissues. The involved area maybe tender, warm and erythematous . Multiple different bacteria are capable of causing ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Biceps tendonitis: Appears to involve both the distal biceps tendon and the proximal bi ceps tendon anterior to the shoulder. With elbow at 90 degrees takes tension of t... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
The expanders themselves weigh very little all the weight is in the volume of saline that has been instilled. 320 cc of saline weighs .68 pounds. So ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Grade or stage?: Osteosarcoma is staged stage 1 thru 3 , the tumor is also graded based on its type microscopically and degree of local involvement there are grade 4 t... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Fracture type?: Takes at least 4 months for edema and reactive swelling to resolve and 8 to 10 months to reach endpoint with regard to range of motion. Type of fractu... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Variable by injury: Usually approximately 4 months for reactive swelling to resolve.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Trauma?: Was there any trauma or injury to the knee or is this just a sudden onset with no preceding stress of the knee. Always a concern for deep venous throm... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Allergy: Could be possible mild anaphylactic allergic reaction if persists seek care
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
No: Is an isolated deformity of the DIP joint causing angulation of the distal phalynx not a systemic disease or risk of death
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Type of TOS?: Patients with cervical rib, arterial TOS, or Venous TOS may require surgery. Only about 10-15% of patients with symptomatic TOS come to surgery. Succe... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Radiating symptoms: Usually patient presents with numbness tingling and parathesias in the effected arm. Usually exacerbated when lifting arm above the head. Seek care fo... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Antibiotic cream: Foban is a topical antibiotic used to prevent or cure infection not used to stimulate wound healing. Once wound is sealed no benefit from the foban cr... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Unlikely: Any treatment or product that occludes skin pores/oil glands can lead to acne. Not typically seen with biocell and doubt any direct connection to hyal... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
No worry: Everyones face is not symmetric the left side does not mirror the right. Growth patterns in facial bones vary from side to side you should not be conc... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Which joint: In general if the joint remains dislocated then motion across the joint is severely limited or absent. Motion however is not a good determinant of deg... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
Seek care: Inch deep laceration of the wrist would put tendons and median nerve at high risk for injury. Nerve laceration may be why pain perception is altered. ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
Hand Surgery 41 years experience
? procedure: Multiple procedures are available to treat s-l ligament tear so the recovery time is variable. However expect acute reactive edema for four months and... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Brown is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Brown is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks, doctor Steven. I also dislocated my index fingers in its distal joint when pressing too hard at yoga. Finger getting more and more swollen motionless. What doc...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for the insight, we have no hand surgeons within a 180 mile radius. Best option appears to be an Ortho. No plastics here either.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Useful advice. Still, I hate drugs and prefer a known thing (e.g., gin) to an unknown (pain med) if it won't interfere w/the results

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1982MD

Residency

University of Connecticut Hartford CT

Residency

Boston University ,University Hospital Boston MA

Awards

Elected membership, Sigma Xi Honorary Research Society
Top Hand Surgeon , First Place, New Hampshire - Summer
2013
Top Doctor, First Place, Manchester Region - Summer
2014

Affiliations

American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
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