Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand; American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
Loryn W. Peterson, MD, received her medical degree from Brown University Medical School, Providence Rhode Island. She did her orthopedic surgery residency at the Mayo Clinic and completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at the University of Washington.
Dr. Peterson is a board certified orthopedic hand surgeon with special interests in arthritis, carpal tunnel/peripheral nerve compression, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, fracture surgery, hand surgery, joint replacement/reconstruction, minimally invasive procedures, repetitive stress injuries, sports injuries, wrist-bone fractures/dislocations, Dupytren’s contractures and evidence based health care.
Dr. Peterson grew up in a medical family and became comfortable in the culture and customs of health care at an early age. She enjoys explaining confusing and sometimes anxiety-provoking problems in terms that people can understand, often using illustrations and models. She believes that good communication is essential. Medicine is not always black and white. Given the same information, individual patients may make very different choices. Some prefer the least invasive approach, wheras others may accept greater risk to accelerate their recovery. Many are concerned with minimizing time off work, particularly for unexpected injuries. Based upon the most up-to-date research, Dr. Peterson reviews all of the choices available and supports her patients in the preferred treatment. The doctor finds that informed patients who are empowered to make their own health care decisions have superior outcomes and satisfaction.
Professional Society Membership:
American Society for Surgery of the Hand; American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons; Ruth Jackson Society; Mayo Fellows Association; Dartmouth Alumni Association; Washington Women’s Foundation
Mayo Department of Orthopedics: Coventry Award
Outside of medicine, Dr. Peterson stays active in distance running, skiing and hiking.
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Specialty - Orthopedics/Hand Surgery
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