Jeffrey C. Wint, M.D.


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Dr. Wint  is at the Hand Center of Western Massachusetts in Springfield, MA in the field of Hand Surgery. He has been with the Hand Center since 1992, Dr. Wint began taking calls on the Baystate Medical Center Hand Surgery service for finger, hand wrist and forearm surgery. He has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.and is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery .He cares for finger, hand, wrist and upper extremity problems for children and adults.

Dr. Wint is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Massachusetts Medical School - Baystate and  Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is licensed in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.

Dr. Wint believes strongly in patient education and in presenting information in a logical and intuitive fashion. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand He is currently on the Membership and the Business of Hand Surgery Committees. In  the past  he served on the Patient and Public Education committee, the Website Committee, the Public Awareness Committee and the Public Education Committee.  Dr. Wint  encourages everyone to visit the patient education site of the hand society,  as well as the ASSH facebook page

 He is a fellow of the[ American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)and  as a spokesperson for the AAOS  the AAOS has asked him to speak to the media regarding hand injuries. He is a member of the New England Hand Society. He has been or is a member of the American Medical Society, the Massachusetts Medical Society, the Hampden District Medical Society, and the Mass Orthopedic Society.  Dr. Wint served as a delegate to the Massachusetts Medical Society for several years and in the past was on the executive committee of the Hampden District.

Teaching students or patients is a privilege that he enjoys. For the many years, Dr. Wint has  participated in the Lending A Hand at #TuftsMedSchool a program started by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. This program introduces hand surgeons to first-year medical students in  in first-year anatomy classes as we go over and teach hand anatomy as well as learn and review ourselves.  He is also an active participant in research for the hand and upper extremity

Hand Surgeons are often called upon to treat sports injuries.  Dr Wint is   a member of ISSPORTH, the International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand an organization whose mission is focused upon sports specific injuries of the hand and wrist. ISSPORTH recognizes that there is a need to educate athlete, trainer, and physician alike about the nuances of athletic hand and wrist injuries. Dr Wint has also been a lecturer on  sports related finger, hand and wrist  injuries. He has been a lecturer at Conferences locally including  those at Shriners hospital  for Pediatric sports related hand injuries

Dr. Wint attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and a minor in English. His medical education, completed in 1986 was at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. After completing his medical school education at P & S, Dr. Wint interned in general surgery for one year and completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His orthopedic training included electives at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. Following his Chief Residency year, he spent one year as a fellow in Hand Surgery and Musculoskeletal Microsurgery at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. There his fellowship was undertaken with physicians working at the Hand Center or Western New York. Dr. Wint came to Springfield in 1992 and worked with hand surgeon Dr. Erik Rosenthal for nine years, initially as part of Pavilion Hand Surgeons and later with The Hand Center.

Dr. Wint Has received recognition for many years now from patient reviewed websites.

Dr. WInt was named a CASTLE CONNOLLY top doctor for  HAND SURGERY in NEW ENGLAND region in 2017

 He is a holder of several 5 year  anniversary patient's choice awards ( 2008-2020) and a compassionate doctor awards for 2010-2020. . He has been named in 2013-2019 as a Top Ten Doctor. Dr. WInt has been a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2012-2019

Dr Wint has extensive experience in treating traumatic injuries.

He is currently on the full-time staff at Baystate Medical Center. At Baystate as a hand and wrist surgeon, Dr. Wint participated in ER call as a member of the Hand Service for fifteen years. He has extensive experience with late reconstruction of hand and upper extremity injuries as well as with trauma and acute care.

Dr. Wint has considerable experience treating children.

At Shriner's Hospital in Springfield he has been  on staff for nearly 30 years,  where he cares for children of all ages with a wide range of congenital hand and upper extremity  and limb  differences. He also cares for  pediatric and adolescent hand, wrist elbow and upper extremity conditons. Through Shriner's he participates in local as well as overseas]hand clinics, and is a lecturer in a series of twice-monthly conferences on "Congenital and Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Problems." He applied his experience  in an online forum for families of children with Congenital Hand and Upper Extremity Differences called where he has answered questions for families for many years. 

Dr. Wint also has privileges at Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, where the Hand Center has a part time satellite oand Mercy Medical Center  in Springfield, Massachusetts. as well in past at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton  He also has privileges at Johnson Memorial Medical Center in Stafford Springs, CT. and the Hand Center's Connecticut satellite office is now open in Enfield.

He does much of his outpatient surgery at The Pioneer Valley Surgicenter which is directly below the Hand Center offices in Springfield where he serves on the board. Dr. Wint was also formerly the medical director for Novacare Rehabilitation in Springfield for many years. Dr. Wint specializes in Hand, Wrist and Upper Extremity Workers Compensation Injury for Connecticut Patients at Concentra in East Hartford, CT.

In addition to his strong clinical experience in trauma, reconstruction and childrens issues, he is especially interested in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, including Endoscopic carpal tunnel release, as well as Peripheral Nerve Compression, Hand Fractures and Wrist Fractures, and Tendon Injuries.  More recently in response to his patient needs,  Dr. Wint has also been an advocate of open carpal tunnel release under local only anesthesia. 

Dr. Wint also offers needle aponeurotomy NA or Incisional fasciotomy for Dupuytren's Disease. As a hand surgeon in Western Massachusetts with a wealth of experience treating Dupuytren’s disease he is able to offer treatment for Dupuytren's with Xiaflex, a collagenase injection, as well. The Hand Center has been offering Xiaflex for Dupuytren's for select patients who meet the indications.

He has been prominently featured on HealthTAP a socially enabled online forum for medical advice which now  also offers virtual online hand consults.  His interest in Workers Compensation care has been demonstrated in his  presentations to th]Case Management Society of New England as well as his understanding of what a privilege it is to be trusted to treat an injured worker.

Dr. Wint has presented at national meetings with topics ranging from endoscopic carpal tunnel release to congenital hand problems. His poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic of Surgeons entitled "Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release avoiding pitfalls and complications" was used by the manufacturer of the Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery device for educational talks throughout North America. He has written several articles published locally and appeared on local news and radio and for over twenty years has been promoting hand safety in our community including Doctors on Call, Safe Kids of Western Massachusetts and The Safety Council of Western Massachusetts. He is responsible for efforts towards reducing snow blower injuries, pumpkin cutting injuries and industrial hand injuries among others. Some of his campaigns to reduce injuries to the hand in the home and at work have received national exposure and international recognition. He has authored a poster exhibit titled "Power Saw Injuries of the Hand" at the annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in Seattle, WA. He is devoted to promoting ongoing safety and the prevention of hand injuries in our community.

SInce 2008 Dr. Wint has had a series of Hand Surgery Podcasts to better explain the role of surgery to his patients. His most popular podcast deals with Dupuytren's Disease, especially Needle Aponeurotomy and Xiaflex and additional podcasts discuss Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery.There is also a recent release of an excerpt of Dr. Wint being interviewed about athletic Wrist injury on FAN 590 Toronto. These Hand Surgery Podcasts are  available in iTunes.and can be heard on a mobile app for iOS called HANDCAST. Dr. Wint has also released a copy of his  Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery Handout. He is active with social media as a means to improve patient communication and promote education regarding hand surgery using Twitter  @drwint , Facebook and others. He has been rated highly by other doctors



see also Jeff Wint on researchgate


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