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Dr. David Tuckman

Hand Surgery
Great Neck, NY
25 years experience male

Locations

Office

Great Neck, NY

Address

600 Northern Blvd, Suite 300, Great Neck, NY
Directions

Insurances accepted

Aetna

BlueCross BlueShield

UnitedHealthcare

Office

Great Neck, NY

About

Bio

http://health.usnews.com/top-doctors/david-tuckman-hand-surgeon-108CC000866 http://www.castleconnolly.com/doctors/full.cfm?source=ccm doctorID=108CC000866

Specialties
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Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

196 Answers
104 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Tough one: This could be a sprain possiblely a deposit of calcium. If you are having left sided weakness i would see a neurologist immediately.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
No: Only fractures that a in or near a joint have a risk of arthritis. This can take years to develop. Symptoms include pain, stiffness and swelling.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Movment: Try over the counter anti inflamatory medications like advil or aleve (naproxen). You should keep the joints supple by moving them as much as possible... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Trigger: These can present in one of three ways. Just pain over the palm side of the finger at the base, just catching of the finger or both. 70% of patients g... Read More
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A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Trigger Finger: This is most likely a trigger finger which is a form of tendinitis of the tendons that bend down the finger. It can cause pain and catching of the fi... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
MRI: Unfortunately there is no way based just on a physical examination the difference between a rotator cuff strain and a rotator cuff tear. The only way... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Yes : I have no had it done myself but have done a bunch. It involves a small incision on the back of the hand, the boss is removed. After you can return to... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Xray: The only way to tell if a finger or hand is broken is to get an xray. I have seen patients who are very swollen and painfull that don't have a fractur... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Unlikley: The typical side effects of Percocet and other narcotic analgesics is nausea, vomiting and constipation.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
3-4 months: The nail grows approximately 1-2 mm a day. It will take 3-4 months to grow out.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Put it back in: The first step is to reduce or put the joint back into place. The biggest problem we see with these injuries is stiffness. Occupational therapy is com... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Months: Assuming this is a sprain the finger will remain swollen, stiff and sore for months. Depending on the injury sometimes the joint is always a little mo... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Glomus? : There is a tumor called a glomus tumor. This is not cancer it is benign. It causes pain and cold insensitivity of the finger tip. Treatment involves r... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Tendonitis: A trigger finger is form of tendonitis of the tendons that bend down the finger. They can cause just pain, just locking and catching or pain and locki... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
No: If you are having tingling it is most likely coming from a pinched nerve in your neck.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Depends: Numbness in the hand is most likely from a pinched nerve. This can come from the wrist, elbow or the neck. The treatments vary depending on the locati... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Possible: Hand pain can be caused by many different things. If you are having pain at the base of your thumb it is likely basal joint arthrits which is an arthr... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Move fingers: The most important excerise is to move your fingers. Make a tight fist hold it for 5 seconds and then bring your fingers all the way straight and hold... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Sometimes: When the numbness and tingling is mild i recommend splinting. There are patients that get complete relief of their symptoms with this simple treatmen... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Tendonitis: Not all wrist pain is from an injury. Probably the most common cause of wrist pain that i see in my practice is tendinitis. This can be treated with... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Something else: Carpal tunnel syndrome typically causes numbness and tingling in the fingers it can occasionally cause pain. More common causes of pain include arthr... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
For comfort: You can use a wrist brace only if your wrist is sore. The brace does not make the cyst go away it will only make it feel better. You can also try over... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Could be normal: Joints can pop and crack at is typically not a problem. Since you had an injury i would recommend you see a hand surgeon to have it evaluated.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
If it hurts: Assuming this is just a ganglion cyst i would only recommend surgery if it is bothering you. These cysts are benign.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Pinched Nerve: This is most likely a pinched nerve but there are other causes of numbness. See a neurologist.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
It can be: It is possible that pressure was placed on a nerve. This will most likely resolve in 4 to 6 weeks. If it is not improved see a hand surgeon.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
First Diagnose: You first need to diagnose what the reason for the swelling is. Given your age this is most likely a sprain but could be many things.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Many: There are may causes of wrist pain, given your age the most common would be tendinitis and a ganglion cyst. Please be specific about where you are hav... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Carpal Tunnel: This sounds like a carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched nerve in the wrist. This can be diagnosed with an examination and nerve tests.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Probably: While tylenol (acetaminophen) is an over the counter medication it can cause problems with your liver if take at high doses at for a long period of ti... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Not typically: Carpal tunnel syndrome typically causes numbness and tingling in the fingers. It can cause burning and shooting pain.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
See Someone: Numbness and tingling in the thumb and index finger can most commonly be from a pinched nerve in the neck or possibly at the wrist(carpal tunnel syndr... Read More
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A 64-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Try injections: I have not found stretching exercises work well for trigger fingers. 60%-70% of patients get complete relief of their symptoms with injections of cort... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Examination: A good physical examination can diagnose a compression neuropathy. This diagnosis can be confirmed with tests such as mris and emgs(nerve tests).
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Wound Care: Wash the area twice a day with soap and water. Keep the area dry and covered for the rest of the day. The area is going to be very sensitive for a cou... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Try a brace: The inital treatment for carpal tunnel is a wrist brace that you can by in the pharmacy. Use the brace at night when you sleep. You can also try over ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Carpal Tunnel: Sounds like carpal tunnel syndrome. This is a pinched nerve in the wrist. Encourage her to see a hand surgeon and get nerve tests. Given her symptoms ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Pyogenic Granuloma: This sounds like a pyogenic granuloma which is a benign mass which can occur on the hand. Typical initial treatment is application of silver nitrate. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
No medication: There is no medication that helps nerve entrapements. This sounds like a cubital tunnel which is a pinched nerve in the elbow. You can try an elbow br... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Ganglion/Dupuytrens: This could be either a ganglion cyst or a dupuytrens nodule. A ganglion cyst is a fluid filled sac that comes from tendons or joints. A dupuytrens nod... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
It can: There is an injury called a gamekeepers thumb aka skiers thumb. It is a tear of a very important ligament in the thumb that provides stability for pin... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Years: Carpal tunnel syndrome can last for months to years. In some patients it can resolve on its own but in most it will progress. If your symptoms are get... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: When the symptoms are very mild and you only have it for a short period of time it can some times go away.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
You get new ones: Hand transplants are still in its infancy and only a small number have been done. The recipient of the hand will have the finger prints of the donor.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Give it time: There is no specific treatment required for a broken rib. These heal in approximately 4-6 weeks.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
NO!!: This is not a described treatment i would not recommend it.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Surgery: If a ganglion cyst returns after an aspiration and does not cause any symptoms you have the option of leaving it alone. If it does continue to cause s... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Release: .Trigger thumb release is an outpatient procedure, typically you get an IV and some mild sedation to keep you comfortable. A local anesthetic was use... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Pinched Nerve: Carpal tunnel syndrome causes numbness and tingling in the thumb index middle and ring fingers. One can get similar type symptoms from conditions such... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Tuckman
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Yes: The local anesthetic can sometimes last for 24 hours.
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
To be honest, I don't ever recall receiving medical advice or help from you of any kind, but I'm sure you're great at all that you do! Keep up the good work & Thank you anyway! #nationaldoctorsday2015...Read More
HealthTap member
Dec 16, 2012
I broke my finger walking my dog, unfortunatly it needed surgery. I saw Dr. Tuckman who fixed it and I was back to work in a two days. Six weeks later I'm back to playing basketball.
HealthTap member
Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Tuckman is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you ut it turns out I hv Rheumatoid Arthritis and now officially hv carpel tunnel as well. But thanks for the 5 month old answer
HealthTap member
Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I trust my ortho Doc but didn't believe I'd still have this much pain
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I'll try to get more references about this pain I'm experiencing.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
Graduated 1998MD

Medical/Graduate school

Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, NY
Graduated 1998MD

Residency

NYU Medical Center

Residency

Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Awards

http://health.usnews.com/top-doctors/david-tuckman-hand-surgeon-108CC000866
http://www.castleconnolly.com/doctors/full.cfm?source=ccm&doctorID=108CC000866
Top Hand Surgeon , First Place, New York - Winter
2013

Affiliations

North Shore Manhasset
Long Island Jewish
St. Francis Hospital
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