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Dr. Garth Smith

Sep 29, 2011 08:52PM ● By Anonymous

Dr. Smith specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric hand and upper extremity disorders, upper extremity joint arthroscopy and reconstruction, the treatment of upper extremity nerve and tendon disorders and fracture care, as well as hand, wrist, and elbow microsurgery.

He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins in Maryland. Stanford University Medical Center in California is where he completed his internship. Cornell University Medical Center/ Hospital for Special Surgery in New York is where he completed his orthopaedic residency. His hand and upper extremity fellowship was completed in Massachusetts at Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Boston Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Smith is a staff member of Anne Arundel Medical Center, and a Diplomate-American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Fellow-American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Member-American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Member-Maryland Orthopaedic Society to name a few.

Dr. Smith is a native of Montana. He lives in Anne Arundel County with his beautiful wife and three wonderful children. He is an avid bicyclist. Call and schedule an appointment.

Q: What is carpal tunnel syndrome?

A: Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when the median nerve becomes squeezed at the wrist. The symptoms of carpal tunnel are either a tingling or burning sensation in the palm of one’s hand. The cause of carpal tunnel syndrome is caused by increased pressure on the median nerve and tendons in the carpal tunnel. Dr. Smith utilizes specific testing to identify carpal tunnel syndrome. Statistics reveal women are more prone to carpal tunnel syndrome than men. In addition, carpal tunnel syndrome is especially common in individuals who perform assembly line-type jobs.
— Garth Smith, MD, Anne Arundel Orthopaedic Surgeons