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Dr. Jeffrey Wint

Hand Surgery
Springfield, MA
36 years experience male

Locations

Mary Lane Satellite office, The Hand Center of Western Massachusetts

Ware, MA

Address

85 South Street, Ware, MA, US
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My office hours

Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00am
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The Hand Center of Western Massachusetts

Springfield, MA

The Hand Center of WMA in Connecticut

Enfield, CT

About

Bio

Dr. Wint is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and a Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at UMass Chan-Baystate. He is licensed in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Dr Wint is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand on the membership committee and in the past served on the patient and public education committee, website commitee, Public Awareness Committee and the Public Education Committee. Here he has used his expertise in communication to help further public awareness of hand and upper extremity problems. Dr. Wint will continue these goals through work on the for the ASSH and encourages everyone to visit the patient education site of the hand society, Handcare.org

Specialties
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Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

United States: Connecticut, Massachusetts

Doctor Q&A

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Dupuytren's is a: genetic familial disease, that is a progressive thickening of the fascia, a tough fibrous layer of tissue in the palm, Dupuytrens starts as nodules an... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Knuckles. Can : fractures and a late effect of a fracture maybe joint pain and irritation and even posttraumatic arthritis. Something else that can affect the tendon ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Unknown: A baby should not have a noticeably swollen hand see your baby's doctor : thoughts include circualation issues, congenital issues, infection, soft ti... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Why bother breaking: your bone, just get the cast, much simpler
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
A wrist sprain can : Mild or subtle or can represent a fairly significant injury. So there is nothing as "just a sprain" just because an initial x-ray s is read as negati... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Lump in muscle : should be evaluated certainly could be any number of benign condition are benign tumor or muscle strain or injury but there's also the possibility th... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
The thin layer of: fat and skin that lies over your shinbone or tibia is prone to injury from a direct blow. Likely there some scarring in the skin and even a little atr... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Snapping scapula: syndrome is usually treated conservatively without surgery. Rest, NSAIDs therapy and at times coorticosteroids, but if the boney anatomy of the scapul... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Wrist fracture: Allows one to still move their fingers and often the elbow as well. I tell my patient that typically a fractured wrist does not mean dont use the hand... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Ignore: Carpal tunnel can often be managed non operative fir mild cases. More severe chronic get surgery.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Dupuytrens treatment: whether it is surgery or collegians injection or aopneurotomy is designed to lessen a contracture of the finger . This is how it "helps" Many who have... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Great question: Typically a second degree burn will blister, a first degree burn will be red and a third degree burn is a full thickness burn with leathery tissue. Ma... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Radial nerve palsy: Which affects the muscles of the arm or forarm cannont be corrected in terms of size of the muscles unless the source of the palsy is corrected. For ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Ignore: Don't wear a splint all the time. Don't make it too tight. Don't assume it is Cts. See hand surgeon.
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Palm pain after: Carpal tunnel release can be due to soft tissue or incisional irritation, and so called pillar pain where the ligament attaches to the edges of the c... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
19 days is about the: Right time for a nondisplaced fracture that has been treated closed to begin to be allowed to move, but typically on your follow up an xray and or ex... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Knots , nodules palm: Knots or nodules in the palm associated with cords or tight bands in the palm that contribute to contracture or tightness in the fingers could be dupu... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
I would not recommen: A tattoo over a ganglion. Ganglions come from the joint or tendon sheath below and contamination or infection can track back to the joint or tendon ca... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Evaluation by a: Health care provider to discuss what may be causing this as common problems such as carpal tunnel may exist but other conditions related to circulatio... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Infection can be: Present when swelling and pain spreads along hte finger from the hand or the finger to the hand. Seek medical care as infections can get serious fast.... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Shoulder instability: Due to a variety of causes, previous trauma, muscle weakness or injury. Loose ligaments are some causes. An unstable shoulder can give a feeling of ap... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Nails sterile matrix: Or what you see under the nail plate (what you call the hard part of the nail) is very vascular and it bleeds. It normally is reddish in color from th... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Ligaments connect: bone to bone. There are many ligaments in the hand. Some span two bones across a joint. Others several bones "outside ". Several joints that work in u... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Finger joint pain: Can be due to post fracture joint issues, that has nothing to do with the actual fracture , a careful followup exam and good follow up xrays may hel... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Depending upon the: Distribution of the tingling it may mean one or more nerves are being compressed. The median nerve gives sensations of thumb index middle and part of ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Can be: if the storm close and a big flat wide openlot with only your car in it! http://www.livescience.com/37734-how-far-away-is-lightning-distance.html lea... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Strengthening muscle: ARound or near any joint that has Laxity may help give some stability but one must be very careful not to irritate the joint or ligaments while doing... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Finger laceration: and swelling can be suggestive infection, and the most common acute infections are bacterial. Soaking in hydrogen peroxide or soapy water may help as ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Inflammation: from injury, may be associated with a cut...and throbbing may accompany an injury, but infection, hot red warm can be a significant problem for finger... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Cubital tunnel can: affect the intrinsic muscles of the hand which includes a muscle called the adductor pollicus which crosses the web space from the palm to the thumb ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Dequervains: is a common type of acute wrist pain that affects the motionof the thumb. ice, antiinflammatory medication and a soft wrist and thumb splint often ca... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Carpal tunnel is one: common issue. Other nerve to the hand and arm can also be affected. Neck problems can cause hand numbness too. A lot depends upon which finger and whi... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Tendinitis: . Infection. Gout, inflammation and nerve compression all can be very painful in the involved tissues. Ice, splinting and nsaids are a decent general ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Swelling hands : While the baseline issue cannot be ascertained simply by swelling. The reason conditions often swell the hands at night is a combination of gravity an... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Snapping and popping: joints or tendons may not be anything at all or could be a sign of injury or inflammation. Often we don't notice subtle pops or snaps until we start t... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Carpal tunnel often: is what many think of for any hand issue but there are specific qualities. 1 sensation in the thumb, index, middle and half the ring finger 2. aching ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Carpal bone : Is distal to the ulna The bone that is distal to the ulna is the triquetrum
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Thre are several: Possible reasons. Trauma, sleep positon, infection, tendonitis, especially given age. Radial sided tendonitis. May be a common issue such as de querv... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Thumb bone spurs: Any joint can get bone spurs. Bone spurs or osteophytes are a common feature of arthritic change in a joint. The common findings of arthritis on an X-... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
After carpal tunnel: Midl pain may be a sign of normal healing (we all go at different pace), pillar pain, pain from joints adjacent to the carpal tunnel, another source s... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Wrist pain: Can come from 100 s of things but bilateral wrist soreness makes one think of inflammation in joints or tendons. Common causes are activity but rulin... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Bone graft : Can be autologous. From the same person Or an allograft. From a different person or a bone graft substitute can be used. Common sites for autologo... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Collagen, vit c: collagen +c is, a supplement? Vit c is essential to build collagen, collagen is a basic protein that comes in multiple varieties depending on location... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Pain, swelling, loss: Of motion, deviation, rotation, stiffness, throbbing, numbness, discoloration, tightness all can be symptoms of a finger fracture. If one suspects a f... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Pain joint: swelling can be inflammatory, traumatic, infectious in a younger person. There are other things too that are rarer. Pain that has persisted for more ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Ra v oa. Hands: oa affects distal joints more commonly and the base of the thin while ra affects the large knuckles and the distal ulna initially. It's more complex t... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Dominant Hand : hand may be seemingly larger or thicker feeling but significant assume try should be evaluated by a health care provider
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Genetics/epigenetics: Play role in so much that we go through throughout life however even as we know a lot there's much we don't know. In general there's not a preponderan... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Hand and Wrist Xray: For bone age. the classic atlas is by Gruelich and Pyle, but there are several online atlases as well. While the hand growth plates correlate with ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 36 years experience
Pulled hamstring: is not a surgical treatment as far as I know , it hurts, you rest it and then it gets better. If someone had an old acl and had been active for yea... Read More
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Testimonials
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Thank you notes
Nov 7, 2014
We are fortunate to have Dr Wint here on health tap. I know him for many years and he is knowledgeable on hand and nerve surgery. He is a major contributor to the health tap website.
Oct 31, 2017
Excellent work ethics and also excellent bedside manners ,very good in what he does
Aug 12, 2013
Dr. Wint in an exceptional hand surgeon and highly recommended.
HealthTap member
This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks. No, I'm the only one in my entire family -also the only one who's left-handed-. It doesn't hurt or anything but I was always curious if it's a specific condition...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you for your time, I appreciate it! I thought it might be to do with crohn's disease as I have a rash on the bicep area of the same arm, very confusing! always s...Read More
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This made me feel good. Thanks! Thank you for your quick response. I will rest it and consult with orthopedic if it prevents me from jogging after a month. I do appreciate your time, again thank you.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Graduated 1986MD

Residency

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey,Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Surgery

Residency

UMDNJ ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL DEPT OF ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY

Awards

Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical Instructor in Orthopedic Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery, UMASS Chan-Baystate, Springfield, MA
2020

Affiliations

Journal of Orthopedic Experience and Innovation, Editorial Board
Umass Chan Medical School - Baystate
Boston University School of Medicine

Publications

Wint JC: Examination of the shoulder. In Peimer CA (ed): Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity, Ch. 3A, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1996. ,
Wint JC: Examination of the Elbow. In Peimer CA (ed): Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity, Ch. 3A, New York, McGraw-Hill, 1996. ,
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