Kevin Lutsky, MD is an orthopedic physician at the University of Vermont Medical Center, and associate professor at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont.
Dr. Lutsky has always enjoyed helping people and fixing things. Medicine in general, and orthopedics specifically, embodies these two interests. Hand surgery as a subspecialty of orthopedics is varied and therefore always interesting. Similarly, the surgical procedures involved vary from small scale micro-surgical procedures to fracture repair and necessitate a wide array of skills and techniques. Even within the same surgical procedures, there are differences between patients in terms of anatomy and the unique aspects of each person's needs, which helps ensure that every day is interesting.
Disorders of the hand and wrist can be debilitating, and even seemingly "minor" conditions, such as a trigger finger, can lead to substantial difficulties with comfort or function. Dr. Lutsky enjoys helping patients regain that function and improve or eliminate their pain. Every patient is unique and has different needs and goals for their job, daily life or recreational activities. Many patients do not need surgery to get better, but they need to have an understanding of their condition and treatment options in order to come to a shared decision about what is best for them as an individual. When surgery is necessary, Dr. Lutsky uses evidence-based and state-of-the-art procedures to provide people with the best care possible. Many times, this is followed by a comprehensive rehabilitation program, and always is carried out with care and compassion.
Dr. Lutsky specializes in treatment of complex disorders of the hand, wrist and elbow. His clinical expertise includes arthroscopy of the wrist and hand, management of trauma and complex fractures of the hand, wrist and elbow, compressive neuropathies such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes, peripheral nerve and tendon injuries, Dupuytren's disease, and arthritis of the wrist and hand. Special procedures he performs include steroid injections and Xiaflex injections.
His research interests include fractures and disorders of the hand, wrist and elbow. His published research can be found here.
Learn more about orthopedics at the UVM Medical Center.
- Member Board
- American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand (Orthopaedic)American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery - Orthopaedic Surgery
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