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Dr. Andrew Bronstein

Hand Surgery
Las Vegas, NV
37 years experience male

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Las Vegas, NV

Address

10135 W. Twain Ave., Suite 100, Las Vegas, NV
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About

Bio

Dr. Bronstein was born in Anaheim, California.He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Genetics at the University of California at Berkeley. Stemming from his strong Canadianheritage, Dr. Bronstein played Center for the UC Berkeley Collegiate Ice Hockey team and continues to compete as a player and team physician for the local adult amateur and professional ice hockey teams. He regularly plays the drums for an ensemble the first Friday of every month at a local synagogue. After graduating with honors, he went on to UHS/The ChicagoMedical School to receive his medical degree. His studies then led him to Detroit, MIwhere he trained in Orthopaedic surgery at Henry Ford Hospital participating in all aspects of Orthopaedics and assisting in the care of the Detroit Red Wings, Lions and Tigers professional sports teams. His nationally published and presented research on Gamekeepers/Skiers Thumb injuries pioneered a new technique to aid in the diagnosis of these conditions. After completing his residency training, he further specialized in Hand and Microvascular surgery at the University of Washington in Seattlewith advanced training in Microscopic and Reconstructive surgery in arthritic, congenital, neurologic, traumatic and industrial conditions of the upper extremity. His fellowship included specialized training for treatment of musicians for which he brings his own experience as drummer. His Fellowship research was also nationally published and internationally presented investigating the biomechanics of wrist fractures and the effects of malunion on the range of motion outcome. Dr. Bronstein has been in Las Vegas since 1995. In 1996 he pioneered the replant (limb reattachment) team at University Medical Center with two other physicians. He also co-developed the Regional Anesthesia Catheter Exercise (RACE) program for patients with complex therapy needs, allowing for rapid, near pain-free therapy to regain motion postoperatively. Dr. Bronstein has served as Chairman of Hand Surgery at the University Medical Center, Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at Summerlin Hospital, and is a physician advisor for West Career and Technical High School Academy. He has been a team doctor for the Las Vegas WranglersProfessional Ice Hockey team since their first season. Dr. Bronstein has been chosen by his peers as aLas Vegas Top Doctorin Las Vegas Life Magazine on multiple annual publications, and recently was recognized as one of America's Most Compassionate Doctorsbased upon written patient reviews.His special interests include complex wrist reconstruction, elbow surgery, trauma fracture care, pediatric hand reconstruction, industrial injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Bronstein was the first to introduce the Indiana Tome Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery to Las Vegas, has performed over 3,000 of these procedures utilizing this mini-open technique. Patients typically are able to use their hands with just a band-aid the next day. Dr. Bronstein isBilingual in Spanishand isBoard Certifiedin Orthopaedic Surgery and has a certificate of added qualifications (CAQ) in Hand Microvascular Surgery.

Specialties
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Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Doctor Q&A

52 Answers
14 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Painful ganglion: The cyst wall may still be present and just deflated. A ganglion is the result of other underlying pathology such as arthritis, tendinitis, or a spra... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Until sutures out: Every patient varies how they respond to trigger finger release not only between each other, but also finger to finger and left to right. Also depend... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: It depends on the site, but a skilled arthroscopist is typically well-trained in arthroscopic ganglion cyst excision. Complete excision is more import... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Numbness CTR: Depending on the severity, carpal tunnel syndrome after skilled surgery can take up to 6 months to improve. If the night pain has improved, but the nu... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
NSAIDs: After rest (immobilization), ice, compression (by cast/splint), and elevation, the next best treatment is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug like ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Multiple causes: Pain in the forearm in the absence of recalled injury can be caused by tendinitis at the elbow. On the lateral (outside of the elbow) radiating down i... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Orthopaedist: Typically an orthopaedic surgeon treats tendon and ligament injuries, although rheumatologists and physiatrists can treat more mild conditions by medi... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Yes, although rare: Numbness after a torn rotator cuff would most likely result from a change in sleeping posture. Often after the injury, patients pre- and postoperative... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Update x-ray, Yes: Changing casts monthly is typically routine. Also typical is to obtain regular x-rays to chart the healing process. When in doubt, x-ray before cast r... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Depending on the joint, wold determine what type of splint to utilize, and what freedom of motion allowable to p... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Tendintis vs. CTS: Both diagnoses, dequervain's tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome can be seen in "new" moms. Dequervain's is more common with pain at the wrist below... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Depends on the severity of the "crack." if it is a confirmed non-displaced fracture, then typically it would be immobilized 4-6 weeks with confirmed h... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Skin care: Leg casts for femur fractures can develop pressure sores at the proximal and distal areas of the cast. Also if in a very young child, soiling of the p... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Slings: Typically it is more ideal to elevate s limb after surgery. Although a sling can be tightened, ultimately the wrist is still lower than the heart whi... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Yes, multiple ways: Depending on the timing to present to a doctor, most fractures can be set by manipulation within 7-10 days. If longer than that time, or if inadequat... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Separate incisions: It is very common for people with carpal tunnel to have associated trigger fingers and visa versa. Both surgeries are typically done through small in... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
neuritis VS CTS: Digital neuritis vs cts. If carpal tunnel, should initially improve with night splinting. A gel cylinder on the fingertip may help the repetitive tr... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Actually, the primary cause for cts would be prolonged wrist flexion, such as sleeping with the hands tucked under the pillow or head when sleeping. ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Forearm fracture: Depends on the age of the patient, the displacement of the fractures, the integrity of the skin and if there are other injuries. Younger children's f... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Cuts bleeding: It depends on the length and depth of the laceration. First aid includes ice, elevation and compression for a minimum if 7-10" so that your body has ... Read More
A 16-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
12 weeks: Mallet finger typically responds to careful splinting alone. Most surgeons would recommend 8 weeks of full time splinting with a special manner to put... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Ribs are connected to your sternum and your vertebrae by ligaments and by definition, any stretching of a ligament can be classified as a sprain. A ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Rest ice elevate: Rest, ice, compression, elevation. If deformity noted and/or loss of motion noted early, then x-ray to guide further treatment.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Common: Since the flexor tendons to the fingers co-habitate with the median nerve in the carpal tunnel, it is not rare for patients with carpal tunnel to even... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Back to work postCTR: Typically light duty within two days to two weeks. Full duty within 4 weeks. Rigorous jobs involving vibration ( jack hammer) or repetitive climbing... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Depends: Typically all fractures require immobilization. If a closed fracture, non-displaced then typically splinting/casting. If displaced then closed versus ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Sprain: Rice, rest, (ice), compression, and elevation . I would try the other three measures and perhaps indirect ice. Even water spritzing a splint and fre... Read More
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Unlikely, should not: If the fracture was severe enough to require surgery, then it would not be wise to risk a fall and waste the progress already made. These fractures ty... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
If routine, <6 wks: Most thumb sprains are from falling on an outstretched hand such as skiing or snow boarding. Most routine sprains are mild and respond to hand based s... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Carpal tunnel @night: On the microscopic level, cts is caused by inadequate blood supply to the median nerve. Typically when we sleep at night our blood pressure goes down... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Healing: The improvement is encouraging and a step away from surgery. As long as immobilization and or injection(s) up to three have improved the condition th... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Depends on treatment: Ganglions are very common & often asymptomatic unless they exert pressure on a tendon, nerve or interfere with joint motion. Observation (ignoring), ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
The: The key to physical rehabilitation is doing your homework between sessions. Also ice pack when done.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Be: Be careful how you trim your nails, or you may get "pair" of "nicks" on ya!
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Minimal: Assuming minimal to no displacement of the fracture fragments (aka buckle fracture), typically these fractures heal within 4-6 weeks in this age group... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Protect with a cast: Yes. Typically recovery after an excision is 3-4 weeks. A good option is casting during the first three weeks (fingers free) which allows you to use ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Many causes: There are many causes. From carpal tunnel, to cubital tunnel to cervical disc disease, diabetes, hypothyroidism, perineural tumor (cyst), severe tend... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
First Comp't Release: The surgery typically entails releasing the extensor retinaculum (ligament) overlying the first dorsal extensor compartment of the wrist. Often a sub... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Primarily swelling: Primarily swelling cause the initial pain after a colles fracture. Secondary reasons such as tethered tendons or stretched nerves due to the deformit... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Similar to a water balloon, a ganglion cyst has an outer wall and filled with a fluid (typically from joint or tendon). Like the balloon analogy, if i... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
X-ray, less pain: The typical way to follow a fractured forearm is by taking serial x-rays (over sequential weeks) and eventual less pain followed by greater function.
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Test / Surgery: If no studies done, a routine x-ray followed by a triple arthogram with or without mri. If confirms clinical findings then an arthroscopic evaluation ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Podiatry vs Ortho : Either can be well trained for ganglion cyst excision which is a routine procedure. I would do your typical diligence to make sure they are reputable... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Ortho and neuro: Typically a hand surgeon and they typically will send for nerve studies (ncv/emg) by s neurologist or physiatrist.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Repetitive extension: Multiple causes can lead to extensor carpi ulnaris tendon pathology. The mechanism to "tear" would be loading the tendon by extension and radial devia... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: After confirmed healing on x-ray and re-gaining range of motion through home exercise and/or therapy.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Wrist tendinitis: Dequervain's tendinitis is the name for a tendinitis related to the thumb tendons at the wrist. This form of tendinitis is very commonly seen in youn... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Swelling, deformity: Pain, swelling, wrist deformity. Often described visually as a "salad fork" deformity as colles describe the fracture in a manner where the deformity ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
More extension: Actually, the wrist support itself is not as important as holding the wrists in an extended posture during typing. Ideally, the chair would not have a... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Bronstein
Hand Surgery 37 years experience
Yes, but worthwhile?: Usually a patient has accommodated to a mallet finger after several years, and i would exercise great caution before any "fix." often after several y... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bronstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Bronstein is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It still is a persisting problem post breast-feeding probably from continued repetitive activity.
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Finch University of Health Sciences
Graduated 1989MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of California - Berkeley
Graduated 1985MD

Residency

Henry Ford Hospital

Awards

Top Doctors in Las Vegas, Las Vegas Life Magazine
Top Compassionate Doctor, American Registry
Top Compassionate Doctor, American Registry

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Clark County Medical Society
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