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Dr. W. Batson

Hand Surgery
Greenville, SC
45 years experience male

Locations

Office

Greenville, SC

Address

35, International Dr, Greenville, SC, United States
Directions

About

Bio

I am an Orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in problems of the upper extremity. I did a 5 year Orthopaedic Surgery residency then a fellowship in Hand Surgery in Derby, England. I especially like treating broken wrists. I am in a 16 doctor group that covers almost all aspects of Orthopaedics.

Specialties
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Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

45 Answers
8 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Possibly tendonitis.: You may have dequervains tendonitis. If so this usually needs a steroid injection for treatment.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: A positive rheumatoid test frequently lags behind by a yr or two.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
See a doctor: Bite wounds are serious and frequently require drainage and antibiotics. This not something to wait around on.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Sounds like --: This could be raynaud's phenomenon. The small arteries into the finge go into spasm because of the cold. This restricts the blood flow causing the w... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Splinting ( especially at night ), steroid injection into the tendon sheath and surgical release. These are in increasing order of success with surg... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
There are many: This is impossible to answer here. You need a rheumatologist or internist to follow and manage the problem. Some patients need only nsaids others ne... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
NO: Frequently wrist injuries do not need therapy to regain range of motion. However if there is stiffness that is not improving fairly quickly i would t... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Yes : Almost certainly after it heals.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Wider shoes: This problem can sometimes be relieved with changes in ones shoes. All of these problems may be treated with surgery but hallux rigidus is especially... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Severe pain.: The fingertips turn black and fall off.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
That varies.: Many patients get very rapid relief of their pain in the palm and finger following a trigger finger release. A small number take several weeks to a f... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Not the ulnar nerve: The ulnar nerve does not go to the thumb. It gives sensation to the ring and little fingers and the ulnar border of the hand. The median nerve gives ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
There is bleeding.: By definition a compound fracture is one that punctures through the skin. There will be a tear or cut in the skin over the break and the communicates... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
MRI: As well as by the history of the injury and current symptoms followed by a physical exam of the knee.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Several: Nerve and vascular injury. Developing a compartment syndrome due to swelling. And pain!
A female asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Consider a Fusion: Have all the surgeries been done by the same surgeon? If so it is time to try another doctor. Make sure that your surgeon is a member of the America... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
??: Do you mean tempromandibular jt or trapeziometacarpal joint? Both give problems frequently. The trapeziometacarpal joint is the 2nd most common joi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
They are different: A chemical burn occurs from exosure of the skin to caustic chemicals. Frostbite occurs due to exposure to a cold environment.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Pain and swelling: Blood clots in the veins are extremely rare in the hand. Serious clotting is usually seen only in patients with very serious clotting disorders. Clot... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Yes. : Almost everyone gets arthritis if they live long enough.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Possibly: Aspiration of ganglia is an acceptable treatment especial with cysts on the back of the wrist. Unfortunately the likelihood of the cyst resolving per... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Ganglion cyst: Ganglion cysts are common in young females. They frequently occur on the back of the wrist. About half of them hurt. You may need to see your famil... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Probably nothing : To worry about but certainly could be a thrombosis of the small vein that the IV was in. This may be sore for a while but causes no problems. Warm c... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Loose weight: Other than loosing weight there is no selective way to just diminish the size of your fingers.
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Stiffness : Is common after a broken wrist. She may need hand therapy to help regain her motion.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
May not be a problem: Some people just have joints that pop.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Yes and no: It is extremely rare for a 21 yo to have carpal tunnel syndrome. But after surgery the hand is pretty sore for about 6 weeks. If there is no drainag... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
On the little finger: It is the ulna. There are several structures around the end of the ulna than may give problems and hurt.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
No: Especially since you have an appointment tomorrow an ortho expert to see you. Why risk taking a splint off now?
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
See a MD: Get an x-ray. Did you have a fall or other trauma? Fx's don't usually occur without a significant injury.
A female asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Good advice: If it has been a day or two since the injury and is still swollen and painful you need to see a doctor. May need an x-ray.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Probably not.: You could be holding your ipad in a funny way so i would not say never but highly doubtful.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: A steroid injection will temporarily relieve carpal tunnel symptoms in about 80 % of cases. It may last for a few weeks to several months but the sym... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Splinting: Or possibly a cast for 3-4 weeks if it is not angulated or displaced.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
The wrist.: Blood flow in arteries is away from the heart. The subclavian artery goes into the arm and is past where the vessels to the neck are located. If it ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Trigger fingers can resolve with rest and splinting and maybe Ibuprofen or aleve (naproxen) for a couple of weeks.
A member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Cubital Tunnel Syn: Most likely the muscle atrophy is caused by ulnar nerve entapment at the elbow but could come from the neck or even the brain but unlikely. Do you ha... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Mono being a common one. Also strep throat, herpes and viruses.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Most not related.: I can;t think of any reason that a fingr tip injury would cause a lump in the palm. Lumps, bumps and masses are very common in the palm and hand. Yo... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
No: As far as i know that has never been reported.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
No: It sounds more likely that you have chondromalcia of the patellae. This softening of the cartilage on the undersurface of the kneecap.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
No difference.: Fractured and broken are synonomous. Some people think that one is worse or not as severe as the other but they are actually the same.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
It is the Clavicle.: Usually called the collar bone.
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
Glomus tumor: These symptoms are frequently associated with a glomus tumor. This can be definitively diagnosed with an MRI of the area.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 45 years experience
A lot: A sprain is an injury of the tendons or ligaments. A fracture is a broken bone. Both can be a serious problem even requiring surgical treatment. Oth... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Batson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Batson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Thank you I appreciate your fast response I am very concerned I am 21 and work as an electrcian so I need my hands:)
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgia Health Sciences University College of Medicine
Graduated 1977MD

Residency

Greenville Memorial Hospital

Residency

Shriners Hospital For Children

Awards

Top Doctor, Second Place, Greenville, SC - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Second Place, Greenville, SC - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Greenville, SC - Winter
2013
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