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Dr. Barry Callahan

Hand Surgery
Pensacola, FL
32 years experience male

Locations

Pensacola Hand & Microsurgery

Pensacola, FL

Address

9400 University Pkwy, Ste 406, Pensacola, FL, US
Directions

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

About

Bio

Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery from Indiana Hand Center completed in 1996. Current practice, Pensacola Hand Microsurgery, specializes in all disorders of the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow as well as Sports Injuries and Peripheral Nerve Reconstruction.

Specialties
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Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

36 Answers
3 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Injection: 70% of patients can be cured with cortisone injection into the sheath. My usual routine is to inject then a month later if any symptoms remain inject... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
911: I'm very concerned these symptoms may not be simply musculoskeletal in origin. I strongly recommend you get evaluated right away, and yes that means ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Dystopia: In the absence of other symptoms such as numbness one would have to consider the diagnosis of idiopathic dystonia. Of course there are other known ca... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
More details please: Let me try to help. Does your wrist hurt only with pressure? Is the pain more on the palm side or back of the wrist? Does it swell and has the joint... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Not unusual: Depending on the type and location of tear these can remain sore for some time. In fact about 40% of individuals have a tfcc tear and don't know it b... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
There are a number.: If it only hurts or bothers you when you rub it and not when using the hand i would start with wartenburg's. That's an irritation of the sensory bran... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Slow recovery: Assuming it was an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair it means 3-6 months of rehab. Of course large tears and method of repair affects this. Follow yo... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
?Subungual Hematoma: If it turns black/blue under the nail you may have a subungual hematoma. These can really hurt and throb for days so i would get it checked out. Ass... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Pain: Pain, swelling and possibly deformity if it's a displaced fracture. There is an old belief that if you have a broken digit then you can't move it . T... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
EMG/NCV: I would definitely recommend an emg/ncv. Your symptoms definitely sound neurogenic and there are a number of peripheral nerve compression syndromes t... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Cubital tunnel syndr: Cubital tunnel syndrome is a compression neuropathy involving the ulnar nerve at the elbow. This nerve typically supplies sensation to the small finge... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Ignore: Ganglion cysts around the wrist may get large but don't usually cause pain. Do not hit them!
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Yes: In general children and adolescents do heal faster than adults but sesamoid can be difficult to get healed even with 6-8 weeks of immobilization. Kno... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
I'm Concerned: At 22 you are very young for cts. As a hand surgeon i occasionally see folks your age with carpal tunnel but since you are having symptoms in your fee... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
NSAID's: A common cause of wrist pain on that side (ulnar sided wrist pain) is a tear in a cartilage disc there called the tfcc. I always start treatment with... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Systemic Concern: In my practice i see patients with swollen hands due to a variety of conditions mostly inflammatory in nature but my concern is with all your extremit... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Variable: The surgical time varies based on type of carpal tunnel release, which thumb joint is being fused, implants being used and of course how fast the sur... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Suspicious for CTS: Your symptoms sound suspicious for carpal tunnel syndrome. If its primarily the thumb, index, and middle finger that become numb that would support th... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Dorsal Carpal Gangli: Carpal ganglions are a frequent cause of wrist pain but you should have it evaluated by a Hand Surgeon because extensor tenosynovitis and other issues... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Possible: The symptoms you describe are consistent with an inflammatory (immunologic) disorder . You should really get with your family doctor involved who may... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
CMC Synovitis: As a hand surgeon i can tell you i see more patients with basilar thumb problems than carpal tunnel these days. The joint is inherently not very stab... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Probably not: Ganglion cysts are the most common masses around the wrist. An easy test is transillumination. Go to a dark room with a flashlight and put it comple... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Absolutely: I treat many ganglion cysts in my practice and they truly present with a range of hardness, from soft and jelly like, to rigid and almost bone like. D... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Tremors: Are they constant or intermittent. If intermittent and you don't have any other neuro complaints like headache, visual changes, weakness, or numbness ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
An option : For TOS, many of "experts" have gone to scalenectomy instead of 1st rib resection. Also it depends on the type of TOS you have, true TOS, vs neurogen... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Sounds Inflammatory: You are very young to have cts. I know most people think mouse/computer use causes cts but as a hand surgeon i can tell you that really has little ha... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Infection: Please get this evaluated as soon as possible. As a hand surgeon I have seen really severe infections develop from plant thorns as they carry exotic ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Idiopathic tremor: If it shakes when you try to do something think about intention tremor. Also some meds can cause a tremor as well. If it is an intention tremor see... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Contact dermatitis: It kind of sounds like a contact dermatitis. As a hand surgeon that's a bit out of my specialty but you might check through your soaps, lotions, pe... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
PostTraumatic Dz: Assuming it was fixed well you may never need anything else done. The good news is a study not too long ago showed that xray appearance of posttrauma... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Idiopathic tremor: If it shakes when he tries to do something think about intention tremor. Also some meds can cause a tremor as well. If it is an intention tremor hav... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Concerned: If its been more than 2 days and its staying painful i strongly urge you to see your doctor. The big concern is not necessarily a fracture (break) , b... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
I'm concerned: In general there is usually no numbness with a biceps strain although there is close anatomical proximity. If it started at the same time as the bice... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Contact Dermatitis?: You might be developing a hypersensitivity to the material the device is made of (like latex) i'm a hand surgeon who specializes in sports conditions... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Medial epicondylitis: Golfers elbow (medial epicondylitis) is a form of a family of disorders called "Insertional Tendinopathies." Essentially the attachment of the fle... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Callahan
Hand Surgery 32 years experience
Ligament injury: It's unlikely a joint dislocation although I've seen plenty of patients with "normal" X-rays who have significant joint injury. I recommend you see an... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Callahan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Callahan is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! That will save me a lot of time researching any further, thanks!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1990MD

Residency

Indiana University Medical Center

Awards

Top Hand Surgeon , First Place, Florida - Summer
2013
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