Dr. Garrison Whitaker - Atlanta Hand Specialist
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Meet Garrison Whitaker, M.D.

Garrison Whitaker, a Michigan native, is a graduate of the Liggett School. His Bachelor’s degree is from the University of Michigan . While at Michigan, he worked in several research labs, culminating in assisting the medical examiner. Dr. Whitaker attended Howard University College of Medicine, fulfilling a childhood dream. He completed a residency in general surgery at the Graduate Hospital.

His Hand Surgery fellowship was at the Kleinert Kurtz/ University of Louisville, where the first American hand transplant was performed. One of the oldest and largest Hand surgery programs in the country, Dr. Whitaker’s training was highlighted by complex trauma, fractures and digit replantations regularly.

He created techniques for the endoscopic revision of previous open carpal tunnel release. This allows many patients with recurrent CTS to benefit from a minimally invasive approach. Dr. Whitaker has extensive interest and experience in Dupuytrens disease for which he has lectured to other physicians and health care professionals.

Dr. Whitaker is active with his the alumni chapter of his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi, donating his time to various causes. In his free time, Dr. Whitaker’s outside interests are snowboarding, cycling and independent cinema.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Do you have pressure on your wrists? Many people have symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome without knowing it. Find out how the condition is caused and what treatment you’ll receive from Atlanta Hand Specialists for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

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Wrist & Hand Fracture

If you have shooting pain in your hand or wrist, you may have a wrist or hand fracture. Fracturing, or breaking, the bones in the wrist or hand is extremely easy because of their size and structure. Read on to learn how wrist and hand fractures are treated by Dr. Patel and the Atlanta Hand Specialists.

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Trigger Finger

Trigger finger is caused by stressing the tendons and getting your thumb or finger stuck in the bent position. Inflammation and localized pressure are common signs for trigger finger. Seek treatment from the Atlanta Hand Specialists about trigger finger and your treatment options available.

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Ganglion Cyst

Tender lumps found on the hand or wrist can be a cyst. Ganglion Cysts are commonly filled with fluid, and form because of tendon or joint irritation. Find out more about how Ganglion Cysts are treated by the specialists at Atlanta Hand Specialist.

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