Meet Our Doctors

All doctors are board certified orthopedic surgeons specializing in all conditions of the hand and upper extremity.

Jerry L. Ellstein, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Jerry L. Ellstein,
M.D., F.A.C.S.
Neal Hochwald, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Neal Hochwald,
M.D., F.A.C.S.
Kamal D. Dagly, M.D.
Kamal D. Dagly,
M.D.
  • Animal Bites

    Millions of people in the United States-usually children-are bitten by an animal each year. Most animal bites are from dogs; cat bites are the second most common,...

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  • Arthritis of the Hand, Thumb and Wrist

    Joints of the hand, thumb and wrist are common targets for arthritis, a disease that causes pain, swelling, and loss of movement in the joints.

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  • Arthroscopic Surgery

    Our physicians commonly perform arthroscopy of the shoulder, elbow and wrist.

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  • Baseball/Mallet Finger

    Also known as Mallet Finger, Baseball Finger is caused by a sudden impact or blow to the tip of the finger, ...

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  • Boutonniere Deformity

    Boutonnière Deformity, or "buttonhole deformity," causes the middle joint of the finger to bend in a fixed position toward the palm,...

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  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) arises when pressure is put on the median nerve of the wrist that runs through a "tunnel" of bone ...

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  • Colle's Fracture

    A common injury often resulting from a fall, Colles' Fracture occurs when the lower arm bone fractures right above the wrist.

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  • Congenitial Disorders

    Upper extremity difference that are present at birth are called classified as congenital abnormalities or disorders.

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  • DeQuervain’s Tendinitis

    De Quervain's tenosynovitis is a type of tendonitis that involves the tendons on the thumb side of the wrist.

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  • Dupuytren’s Contracture

    Dupuytren's disease is an abnormal thickening of the fascia, which is the tissue between the skin and the tendons in the palm of the hand.

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  • Emergency Hand Surgery

    Hand surgeons are qualified to treat many upper extremity conditions, including immediate injury care.

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  • Fingernail Problems

    Minor infections involving the fingernail are common, and most can be treated in the office with antibiotics and soaks.

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  • Flexor Tendon Injuries

    Injuries to the flexor tendons of the fingers represent some of the more challenging injuries in hand surgery.

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  • Fingertip Injuries/Amputations

    Injuries to the fingertip can involve crushing, tearing, or amputation (cutting-off) of the tips of the fingers, which can occur at home

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  • Fracture of the Finger

    Although you might think a broken finger is a minor injury, without proper treatment it can result in major problems.

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  • Ganglions (cysts) of the Wrist

    Ganglions (cysts) commonly grow on the top of the wrist (dorsal ganglions), but they may also occur on the underside of the wrist between the thumb and the pulse point.

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  • Hand Fractures

    Metacarpal fractures account for one-third of all hand fractures. The hand can break near the knuckle, mid-bone, or near the wrist. Signs and symptoms of a broken bone...

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  • Hand Surgery

    When your doctor or one of our physicians determines that surgery will benefit you, be assured that the doctors

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  • Hand Therapy

    Hand therapy provides exercises and activities designed to return your hand to normal use. Either in response to an ongoing ailment ...

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  • Joint Replacement

    Joint replacement (arthroplasty) in the upper extremity has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years.

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  • Kienbock’s Disease

    Kienböck's disease is a painful condition of the wrist, first described by German scientist Robert Kienböck in 1928.

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  • Ligament Injuries

    Ligaments are the fibrous bands that provide support to all joints. Ligament injuries, often classified as sprain injuries,...

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  • Nerve Injuries

    Nerves are the "electrical wiring system" that carry messages from the brain to the rest of the body...

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  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

    Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) is an uncommon but serious condition that may occur after an injury to the upper extremity.

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  • Replantation

    Replantation is the reattachment of a severed part of the body using microsurgical techniques.

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  • Restoring Hand Function after Spinal Cord

    A patient with a spinal cord injury may have paralysis that affects how they use their hands.

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  • Scaphoid (wrist bone) Fracture

    The scaphoid or navicular bone is the most commonly fractured wrist bone.

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  • Skiier’s Thumb

    The skier's thumb is a serious injury to the strong ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb.

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  • Sports Injuries

    Sports can cause a variety of finger, hand, and wrist injuries. These injuries can be minor, such as a sprain, or major including broken bones.

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  • Sprained Thumb

    The thumb is a commonly injured digit of the hand. The thumb may be considered the most important digit, and injuries to the thumb are very disabling.

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  • Sprained Wrist

    A sprained wrist is a common injury, usually caused by a fall or sudden twist. The injuries can vary from mild, causing brief pain, to major injury resulting in damage to a ligament,

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  • Trigger Finger

    Trigger finger (also known as stenosing tenosynovitis) is characterized by pain at the base of the finger

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  • Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome

    Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome (UTS) is a common disorder where the ulnar nerve loses blood-flow as it courses around the inner bony part of the elbow.

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  • Work Injuries

    The Long Island Hand Center physicians see patients with work related injuries of all sorts.

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  • Wrist Arthroscopy

    Wrist is also called as carpus, a complex joint comprised of bones and joints, ligaments and tendons, nerves, blood vessels

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  • Wrist Joint Replacement (Arthroplasty)

    Wrist Joint Replacement surgery, also called Total Wrist Arthroplasty, is used to treat the symptoms...

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Practice Locations


166 East Main Street
Huntington , NY 11743

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