Jerry Huang M.D.

Program Director, UW Combined Hand Fellowship
Associate Professor

Jerry Huang, M.D.

Specialty: Hand, Wrist, and Elbow

College: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Medical School: UCLA School of Medicine

Internship: Case Western Reserve University

Residency: Case Western Reserve University Orthopaedics

Fellowship: UCLA Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship
AO Traveling Trauma Fellowship in Bern, Switzerland

Board Certification: Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

UW Medicine Bio: http://www.uwmedicine.org/bios/jerry-huang

About Dr. Huang

Dr. Huang is a UW associate professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine who specializes in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. He evaluates patients with elbow, wrist and hand problems. He provides nonoperative and surgical treatment options to allow patiens to return to their work and recreational activities.

Patient Care Philosophy

He is committed to providing the highest level of care by taking the time to listen to patients' concerns and desires, in addition to educating them about their condition and treatment options. He strives to work together as a team to help patients achieve pain relief and maximum functional recovery.

Personal Interests

Traveling, hiking, snowboarding, basketball, beach volleyball, football, swing dancing and kayaking.

Clinical Interests

Hand, wrist and elbow fractures; wrist and elbow arthroscopy; carpal tunnel syndrome; cubital tunnel syndrome; Dupuytren's contracture; athletic injuries in the hand, wrist, and elbow; hand and wrist arthritis; thumb basal joint arthritis; tendon repair and reconstruction; elbow replacement surgery; and treatment of stiff elbows.

Dr. Huang is one of only a few providers in the Pacific Northwest that perform Needle Aponeurotomy (NA) for Dupuytren patients. Click here to learn more about this procedure.

Research Interests

Clinical outcomes research on treatment of upper extremity fractures and reconstructive procedures in the hand, wrist, and elbow.

Bone and cartilage tissue engineering, as well as stem cell-based therapy in biologic tissue repair.

Languages

English, Mandarin

Expertise

Hand, wrist, and elbow fractures
Arthroscopy of the wrist and elbow
Joint replacement of the hand, wrist, and elbow
Athletic injuries of the hand, wrist, and elbow

Honors

Listed in Seattle Magazine’s 2014 Top Doctors for Hand Surgery
Listed in Seattle Met’s 2013 and 2014 Top Doctors for Hand Surgery
University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics Resident Teaching Award, 2011
American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) Young Leaders Program, 2009
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Clinician Scientists Development Program, 2005

Memberships

Fellows, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
Active Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Active Member, American Association for Surgery of the Hand

Featured Stories

Treating Injuries On and Off the Field (UW Medicine Pulse Podcast, Episode 1304, November 2013)

AAOS Disclosures

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Submitted on: 4/2/2014 11:48:03 AM

Item 1. Royalties from a company or supplier

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 2. Speakers bureau/paid presentations for a company or supplier

The following conflicts were disclosed

  • Arthrex, Inc
Item 3A. Paid employee for a company or supplier

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Item 3B. Paid consultant for a company or supplier

The following conflicts were disclosed

  • Arthrex, Inc
  • Medartis
Item 3C. Unpaid consultant for a company or supplier

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Item 4. Stock or stock options in a company or supplier

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Item 5. Research support from a company or supplier as a PI

The following conflicts were disclosed

  • Arthrex, Inc
  • Synthes
Item 6. Other financial or material support from a company or supplier

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 7. Royalties, financial or material support from publishers

  • No Conflict Reported
Item 8. Medical/Orthopaedic publications editorial/governing board

The following conflicts were disclosed

  • Journal of Hand Surgery - American
Item 9. Board member/committee appointments for a society

The following conflicts were disclosed

  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand; American Association for Hand Surgery

Surgeries:

Carpal tunnel release
Thumb arthritis replacement surgery
Finger joint replacement
Elbow replacement
Surgical fixation for fractures of the elbow, wrist, and hand
Repair of nerve, tendon, and blood vessel injuries in the elbow, wrist, and hand
Post-traumatic reconstruction surgery for the elbow, wrist, and hand
Dupuytren's open contracture release
Needle aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's
Xiaflex (collagenase) for Dupuytren's

Diagnosis:

Carpal tunnel syndrome
Peripheral nerve injury to the upper extremity
Trigger finger
Dupuytren's contracture
Fractures and dislocations about the elbow, wrist, and hand
Arthritis involving the elbow, wrist, and hand
Thumb arthritis
Sprains, strains, or ligament tear in the elbow, wrist, and hand
Contractures and stiffness in the fingers
Elbow stiffness and elbow pain

Publications:

Selected Publications – Not all of Dr. Huang’s Publications

  • Kollitz KM, Huang JI, Hsu JW, Cavanagh PR. A novel computational method for evaluating osteochondral autografts in distal radius reconstruction. Hand (N Y). 2015 Sep;10(3):492-6.

  • Iorio ML, Kennedy CD, Huang JI. Limited intercarpal fusion as a salvage procedure for advanced Kienbock disease. Hand (N Y). 2015 Sep;10(3):472-6.

  • Lauder A, Agnew S, Bakri K, Allan CH, Hanel DP, Huang JI. Functional Outcomes Following Bridge Plate Fixation for Distal Radius Fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Aug;40(8):1554-62.

  • Agnew SP, Ljungquist KL, Huang JI. Danger zones for flexor tendons in volar plating of distal radius fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Jun;40(6):1102-5.

  • Watt AJ, Ching RP, Huang JI. Biomechanical evaluation of metacarpal fracture fixation: application of a 90° internal fixation model. Hand (N Y). 2015 Mar;10(1):94-9.

  • Ljungquist KL, Agnew SP, Huang JI. Predicting a safe screw length for volar plate fixation of distal radius fractures: lunate depth as a marker for distal radius depth. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 May;40(5):940-4.

  • Iorio ML, Bayomy AF, Huang JI. Morphology of the extensor carpi ulnaris groove and tendon. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Dec;39(12):2412-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.09.009. Epub 2014 Oct 11. PubMed PMID: 25306505.

  • Mickelson DT, Noland SS, Watt AJ, Kollitz KM, Vedder NB, Huang JI. Prospective randomized controlled trial comparing 1- versus 7-day manipulation following collagenase injection for dupuytren contracture. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Oct;39(10):1933-1941.

  • Hsu JW, Kollitz KM, Jegapragasan M, Huang JI. Radiographic evaluation of the modified Brunelli technique versus a scapholunotriquetral transosseous tenodesis technique for scapholunate dissociation. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jun;39(6):1041-9.

  • Kollitz KM, Parsons EM, Weaver MS, Huang JI. Platelet-rich plasma for zone II flexor tendon repair. Hand (N Y). 2014 Jun;9(2):217-24.

  • Badalamente M, Coffelt L, Elfar J, Gaston G, Hammert W, Huang J, Lattanza L, Macdermid J, Merrell G, Netscher D, Panthaki Z, Rafijah G, Trczinski D, Graham B; American Society for Surgery of the Hand Clinical Trials and Outcomes Committee. Measurement scales in clinical research of the upper extremity, part 1: general principles, measures of general health, pain, and patient satisfaction. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Feb; 38(2): 401-6.
  • Badalamente M, Coffelt L, Elfar J, Gaston G, Hammert W, Huang J, Lattanza L Macdermid J, Merrell G, Netscher D, Panthaki Z, Rafijah G, Trczinski D, Graham B; American Society for Surgery of the Hand Clinical Trials and Outcomes Committee. Measurement scales in clinical research of the upper extremity, part 2: outcome measures in studies of the hand/wrist and shoulder/elbow. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Feb; 38(2): 407-12.
  • Florczyk SJ, Leung M, Jana S, Li Z, Bhattarrai N, Huang JI, Hopper RA, Zhang M. Enhanced bone tissue formation by alginate gel-assisted cell seeding in porous Ceramic scaffolds. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 2012; 100(12): 3408-15.
  • Watt AJ, Friedrich JB, Huang JI. Advances in treating skin defects of the hand. Hand Clinics 2012; 28(4): 519-28.
  • Ehsan A, Lee DG, Bakker A, Huang JI.  Scapholunate ligament reconstruction using an acellular dermal matrix: a biomechanical study. Journal of Hand Surgery 2012; 37(8): 1538-42. 
  • Ehsan A, Huang JI, Lyons M, Hanel DP. Surgical management of post-traumatic elbow arthrofibrosis. Journal of Trauma 2012; 72(5): 1399-403.
  • Huang JI, Hanel DP. Anatomy and biomechanics of the distal radioulnar joint. Hand Clinics 2012; 28(2): 157-163.
  • Merritt AL, Huang JI. Hand injuries in rock climbing. Journal of Hand Surgery 2011; 36(11): 1859-61.
  • Huang JI, Paczas M, Hoyen HA, Vallier HA. Functional outcome following open reduction and internal fixation of intraarticular distal humerus fractures in the elderly. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2011; 25(5): 259-65.
  • Chen MR, Huang JI, Tarabishy B, Victoroff BN, Cooperman DR. The effect of clavicular fracture on acromioclavicular joint arthritis. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) 2010; 92B: 164-8.
  • Huang JI, Toogood P, Chen MR, Wilber JH, Cooperman DR. Clavicle anatomy and applicability of pre-contoured plates. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2007; 89(10): 2260-5.
  • Huang JI, Durbhakula MM, Johnstone B, Yoo JU. Lunate arthroplasty using autologous  mesenchymal stem cells in a rabbit model. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2006; 88(4): 744-52.
  • Huang JI, Kazmi N, Durbhakula MM, Hering TM, Yoo JU, Johnstone B.  Chondrogenic potential of progenitor cells derived from human bone marrow and adipose tissue: a patient-matched comparison. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2005 Nov; 23(6): 1383-9.
  • Teng AL, Huang JI, Wilber RG, Wilber JH. Treatment of compartment syndrome: transverse fasciotomy as an adjunct to longitudinal dermatofasciotomy. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2005 Aug; 19(7): 442-7.
  • Vogelin E, Jones NF, Huang JI, Brekke JH, Lieberman JR. Healing of a critical-sized defect in the rat femur with use of a vascularized periosteal flap, a biodegradable matrix, and bone morphogenetic protein. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2005 Jun; 87(6): 1323-31.
  • Huang JI, Zuk PA, Jones NF, Zhu M, Lorenz HP, Hedrick MH, Benhaim P. The chondrogenic potential of multipotential cells from human adipose tissue.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2004 Feb; 113(2): 585-94.  
  • Dragoo JL, Choi JY, Lieberman JR, Huang J, Zuk P, Zhang J, Hedrick MH, Benhaim P.  Bone induction by BMP-2 transduced stem cells derived from human fat.  Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2003 Jul; 21(4): 622-9.
  • Jones NF, Huang JI.  Emergency microsurgical revascularization for vascular compromise during surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture: A case report. Journal of Hand Surgery 2001 Nov; 26A(6): 1125-8.
  • Zuk PA, Zhu M, Mizuno H, Huang J, Futrell JW, Katz AJ, Benhaim P, Lorenz HP, Hedrick MH.  Multi-lineage cells from human adipose tissue: implications for cell-based therapies. Tissue Engineering 2001 Apr; 7(2): 211-28.
  • Selected Book Chapters-
  • Huang JI, Goldberg VM. "Orthopaedic applications of mesenchymal stem cells". In: Lanza R et al. (eds). Essentials of Stem Cell Biology 2nd ed. St. Louis, MO: Elseveier; 2009. pp. 561-70.
  • Huang JI, Fernandez DL. "Fractures of the base of the thumb metacarpal". In: Instructional Course Lectures 59, 2010. pp. 343-56.
  • Huang JI, Fernandez DL. "Scaphoid malunion". In: Slutsky (ed). The Scaphoid, Elsevier; 2010.

Research Interests:

Soft tissue techniques for reconstruction of the hand and wrist

Appointments:

Orthopaedic Clinic at Eastside Specialty Center
UW Medicine Eastside Specialty Center
Box 356005
3100 Northup Way
Bellevue, WA 98008
(425) 646-7777

Bone & Joint Surgery Center at UWMC

UW Medical Center-Roosevelt II
Second Floor
4245 Roosevelt Way N.E.
Seattle, WA 98105
(206) 598-4288