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Dr. Teddy Atik

Hand Surgery
Eatontown, NJ
29 years experience male

Locations

Central Jersey Hand Surgery

Eatontown, NJ

Address

2 Industrial Way West, Eatontown, NJ
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(732) 935-0355

About

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Hand Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery

Licenses

United States: New Jersey

Languages spoken

Arabic, English

Doctor Q&A

52 Answers
20 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Cords and lumps: if you see lumps in your palm only u could have the beginning of dupuytren's . If you see cords causing flexion of your fingers you have dupuytren s f... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Swelling and pain: gout is the greatest imitator of an infection: a joint affected with gout will look red and swollen and feel warm.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Rest: try to rest the wrists and avoid repetitive use and wear splints at night
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Emg: you should repeat the EMG first and compare it to the old one. If it is worse than you should have surgery. If it is way better then no
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Tendinitis: it is a type of tendinitis that affects the first dorsal extensor tendon in the wrist located over the radial styloid and is caused by repetitive use ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Table top test: there is no actual imagery done or test for dupuytren's . It is mainly diagnosed by physical exam by palpating the nodules and the cords and by doing ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Unknown: it is not know what causes it but it has a genetic pre disposition and it is associated with alcoholism, diabetes, epilepsy but not caused by those di... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: i have performed tons of surgeries on dupuytren s and it has helped tremendously but the long time it takes to recover and the therapy involved is usu... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Ligaments: there is a good probability that your ligaments may be injured and an MRI would be in order to rule that out . Arthritis would be another reason
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: depends on displacement of fracture. If not displaced then casting for 6 weeks , if displaced then surgery is warranted
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Pinch nerve: it is a repetitive stress syndrome which causes the nerve inside the carpal tunnel called the median nerve to be compressed. Symptoms include numbness... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Numbness: if ur experiencing numbness in the pinkie and ring finger with elbow pain on the inside you may have cubital tunnel syndrome and you should seek the h... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Ignore: Avoid lifting.Soak in warm water and epsom salt. That can shrink the cyst. Wear a brace when lifting.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Stiffness: swelling can take weeks to go away. You should go to occupational therapy to maximize your outcome and improve your stiffness
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Ignore: Avoid repetitive use. Wear a brace at night. Vitamin B6. Antiinflammatories.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Thumb pain: You have to make sure you dont have a fracture or more important an ulnar collateral ligament tear which would require surgery. You should consult a h... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
No: they are both types of fibromatosis and you could have both at the same time but one doesnt cause the other to appear
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Pinched nerve: it is a pinched nerve in the hand inside a tunnel called the carpal tunnel which contains 9 tendons and one nerve. The roof of the tunnel is the trans... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Space enlarging: it cuts the ligament which makes up the roof of the carpal tunnel enlarging the space and getting rid of the compression on the median nerve
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
No: there is no known cure for dupuytren . All the procedures that are done to release the contracture have a recurrence rate.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
EMG: physical exam : tapping inside of the elbow over the nerve sends tingling to the pinkie and ring finger. 2 point discrimination test. Froment's test, ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: very much so. I do it for recurrent cubital tunnel syndrome and for subluxation of the ulnar nerve over the medial epicondyle otherwise i do my releas... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
50%: if the tendon is more than 50% lacerated then it would warrant fixation
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
No: it is not rare but less prevalent than carpal tunnel syndrome for every 20 carpal tunnels i do one cubital tunnel release
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: sometimes you can be 100% better after undergoing a period of physical therapy. if your problem was a TFCC tear, we call that the low back pain of the... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Surgery center: it is typically done at an ambulatory care center under twilight sleep and the procedure takes approximately 5 mns and 2 stitches
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Surgery: you can either try to rest the elbow and wrap towel around it when sleeping to prevent flexion but eventually you will need surgery. I do it endoscop... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Contracture: there is an inability to extend the fingers. It is usually a silent disease and does not hurt
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Pinched nerve: it is a pinched nerve , the ulnar nerve behind the bone on the medial aspect of the elbow named: the funny bone nerve" which sends tingling to the rin... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Yes and yes: i have done more than a thousand needle procedures and have gotten amazing results
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Stiffness: when the wrist is immobilized everything gets stiff including the thumb in addition to the swelling and scarring that happens
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Symptoms: if you have the symptoms as in numbness in the fingers with radiating pain up to the neck especially at night and when driving and writing and on the ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Injury: You have to make sure you didnt develop more scar tissue causing less movement on the tendon and also need to make sure your nerve wasnt injured
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: sounds like it could be a vascular issue. Have you noticed any difference in color? Maybe a bluish discoloration of the cold fingers? Which fingers ar... Read More
A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Ignore: Soak in warm water and epsom salt : that can shrink the cyst . Avoid lifting . Take antiinflammatori.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
No: they are both types of fibromatosis but one does not cause the other
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Hand surgeon: you should seek the help of a board certified hand surgeon qualified in the treatment of cubital tunnel syndrome
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Buddy tape: I would buddy tape middle finger to ring finger a few daya after the finger is reduced back in place to allow early motion and at the same time stabil... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Numbness: Numbness in the pinkie amd ring finger associated with inner elbow pain
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Not too serious: a buckle fracture is generally a non displaced fracture but it still should be immobilized for 6 weeks
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum): Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) is a medication injected into the cord which ruptures it, releasing the contracture but it does recur. ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Absolutely: you should have it looked at ASAP by a hand surgeon
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Yes and no: you can get a cord that affects the movement of your thumb but the wrist is not usually affected in dupuytren's
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Common: it is present in 6% of the world caucasian population it is also seen in different races as well
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Swelling: swelling and stiffness can limit your movement but you should also be checked out by your hand surgeon to make sure you didnt rupture your tendon. Num... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Homework: do your homework! Make sure your doctor is board certified and has extensive experience with endoscopic technique and is at least an orthopedic surgeo... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Teddy Atik
Hand Surgery 29 years experience
Hands: dupuytrens affects your hands causing contractures of your fingers

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Atik is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Atik is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) they didn't reset it there. see the orthopedic on the 30th
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

New York University School of Medicine, NY
Graduated 1993MD

Residency

NYU HOSPITALS CENTER
Completed 1998

Awards

NJ Top Doctor, Top Docs 2012-15
Top Doctor Nj Monthly Magazine 2014

Affiliations

Jersey shore hospital
Monmouth Medical center; Long Branch, New Jersey
Bayshore community hospital
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