Jeffrey C. Wint, M.D.
Dr. Wint Follow @drwint is at the Hand Center of Western Massachusetts in Springfield, MA in the field of Hand Surgery. He has been with the Hand Center since 1992 when he began taking call on the Baystate Hand service in hand and wrist surgery. He has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.and is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery .He cares for finger, hand, wrist and upper extremity problems for children and adults.
Dr. Wint is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston University School of Medicine and a Clinical Instructor of Orthopedic Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is licensed in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York.
Dr Wint believes strongly in patient education and in presenting information in a logical and intuitive fashion. He is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and in the past served on the patient and public education committee, the Public Awareness Committee and the Public Education Committee. Here he has used his expertise in communication to help further public awareness of hand and upper extremity problems. Dr. Wint will continue these goals through work on the website commitee for the ASSH and encourages everyone to visit the patient education site of the hand society, Handcare.org
He is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and even more information is available is available on his AAOS web page. He is also a member of the New England Hand Society. As a member of the American Medical Society, the Massachusetts Medical Society and the Hampden District Medical Society, Dr. Wint served as a delegate to the Massachusetts Medical Society for several years and was on the executive committee of the Hampden District.
Teaching students or patients is a priviledge that he enjoys. For the past six years Dr. Wint has participated in the Lending A Hand program sponsored by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Hand Surgeons are often called upon to treat sports injuries. Dr Wint is a member of ISSPORTH, the International Society for Sport Traumatology of the Hand an organization whose mission is focused upon sports specific injuries of the hand and wrist. ISSPORTH recognizes that there is a need to educate athlete, trainer and physician alike about the nuances of athletic hand and wrist injuries.
Dr. Wint attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a bachelor's degree in Biochemistry and a minor in English. His medical education, completed in 1986 was at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. After completing his medical school education at P & S, Dr. Wint interned in general surgery for one year and completed a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey. His orthopedic training included electives at Children's Hospital in Philadelphia and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in NYC. Following his Chief Residency year he spent one year as a fellow in Hand Surgery and Musculoskeletal Microsurgery at the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. There his fellowship was undertaken with physicians working at the Hand Center or Western New York. Dr. Wint came to Springfield in 1992 and worked with hand surgeon Dr. Erik Rosenthal for nine years, initially as part of Pavilion Hand Surgeons and later with The Hand Center.
Dr. Wint Has received recognition for several years now from patient reviewed websites. This has included a 5 year anniversary patient's choice award ( 2008-2013) and a compassionate doctor award for 2010-2014. . He has been named in 2013 as a Top Ten Doctor. Dr WInt is a Castle Connolly Top Doctor for 2012-2015, with his online profile here.
Dr WInt has extensive experience treating traumatic injuries. He is currently on the full time staff at Baystate Medical Center. At Baystate as a hand and wrist surgeon, Dr. Wint participated in ER call as a member of the Hand Service for fifteen years. He has extensive experience with late reconstruction of hand and upper extremity injuries as well as with trauma and acute care.
Dr Wint has considerable experience treating children. At Shriner's Hospital in Springfield he is on staff where he cares for children of all ages with a wide range of congential hand and upper extremity differences as well as clincal issues. Through Shriner's he participates in local as well as overseas hand clinics, and is a lecturer in a series of twice monthly conferences on "Congenital and Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Problems." He applies this in an online forum for families of children with Congenital Hand and Upper Extremity Differences called limbdifferences.org. where he has answered questions for families for many years.
Dr. Wint also has privileges at Mary Lane Hospital in Ware, where the Hand Center has a part time satellite office as well as Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton and Mercy Medical Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. He has just been granted privileges at Johnson Memorial Medical Center in Stafford Springs, CT. and the Hand Center's Connecticut satellite office is now open in Enfield. He does much of his outpatient surgery at The Pioneer Valley Surgicenter which is directly below the Hand Center offices in Springfield where he serves on the board. Dr. Wint was also formerly the medical director for Novacare Rehabilitation in Springfield for many years.
In addition to his strong clinical experience in trauma, reconstruction and childrens issues, he is especially interested in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, including Endoscopic carpal tunnel release, as well as Peripheral Nerve Compression, Hand Fractures and Wrist Fractures, and Tendon Injuries.
Dr. Wint also offers needle aponeurotomy NA or Incisional fasciotomy for Dupuytren's Disease. As a hand surgeon in Western Massachusetts with a wealth of experience treating Dupuytren’s disease he is able to offer treatment for Dupuytren's with Xiaflex, a collagenase injecton, as well. The Hand Center has been offering Xiaflex for Dupuytren's for approximately 6 years for select patients who meet the indications.
He has been prominently featured on HealthTAP a socially enabled online forum for medical advice which now also offers virtual online hand consults. His interest in Workers Compensation care has been demonstrated in his presentations to th]Case Management Society of New England as well as his understanding of what a privilege it is to be trusted to treat an injured worker.
Dr. Wint has presented at national meetings with topics ranging from endoscopic carpal tunnel release to congenital hand problems. His poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic of Surgeons entitled "Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release avoiding pitfalls and complications" was used by the manufacturer of the Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery device for educational talks throughout North America. He has written several articles published locally and appeared on local news and radio and for over twenty years has been promoting hand safety in our community including Doctors on Call, Safe Kids of Western Massachusetts and The Safety Council of Western Massachusetts. He is responsible for efforts towards reducing snow blower injuries, pumpkin cutting injuries and industrial hand injuries among others. Some of his campaigns to reduce injuries to the hand in the home and at work have received national exposure and international recognition. He has authored a poster exhibit titled "Power Saw Injuries of the Hand" at the annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in Seattle, WA. He is devoted to promoting ongoing safety and the prevention of hand injuries in our community.
SInce 2008 Dr. Wint has had a series of Hand Surgery Podcasts to better explain the role of surgery to his patients. His most popular podcast deals with Dupuytren's Disease, especially Needle Aponeurotomy and Xiaflex and additional podcasts discuss Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery.There is also a recent release of an excerpt of Dr. Wint being interviewed about athletic Wrist injury on FAN 590 Toronto. These Hand Surgery Podcasts are available in iTunes.and can be heard on a mobile app for iOS called HANDCAST. Dr. Wint has also released a copy of his Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery Handout. He is active with social media as a means to improve patient communication and promote education regarding hand surgery using Twitter @drwint , Facebook and others. He has been rated highly by other doctors
Most recently Dr. Wint has been a google glass explorer and is seeking to use the device to bring together many of the informational and technological pathways that he has pursued for patient educatoon, healthcare instruction, documentation and ultimately improving the care that is delivered.