David Edelstein, MD

Adult and Pediatric Upper Extremity Surgeon

Dr. David M. Edelstein is board certified and specializes in orthopedic surgery of the hand and upper extremities.  He is actively involved in research and has published articles in orthopaedic and hand journals.  He has also presented research at regional and national hand conferences.  He treats the full spectrum of hand injuries, including those involving infants, children and adults.  Arthroscopy and minimally invasive joint surgery of the hand and wrist are special interests of Dr. Edelstein.  His treatment philosophy utilizes a multimodal approach to hand and wrist problems, including an in-office hand therapist, splints, injections and surgery.  He treats arthritis, broken bones, lacerations, and pain in hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders.

Education & Training

BA, Health Sciences and History, Yeshiva University, NY, 1997

MD, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY, 2001

Residency

Orthopedic Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center, NY, 2001-2006

Fellowship

Hand Surgery, Hospital for Joint Diseases, NY, 2006-2007

Patient Education Articles by Dr. Edelstein

  • Tips For Taking Care Of A Broken WristFebruary 5, 2011, 12:51 am

    Broken wrists are usually treated in either a cast or a brace.  Upon occasion, broken wrists are treated with surgery.  Either way, the following are some tips to help you to a speedy recovery.   Elevation Keep your hand elevated.  That means that your wrist should be above the level of your elbow and your …Read More

  • Text Text TextJanuary 1, 2011, 12:58 am

    Do you over-text?   Will your thumb, hand, arm and neck suffer due to the “must send” messages that you type on the tiny keypad of your phone daily?    Orthopaedic hand surgeon David Edelstein claims that avid texting may cause pain not only to your thumbs, but also to your hand, arm and neck. Because of …Read More

Dr. Edelstein using X-ray of hand to evaluate patient's hand injuryConditions Commonly Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Broken bones
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Congenital hand problems
  • Nerve injuries
  • Pain in hands or wrists and elbows
  • Rotator cuff disease
  • Trauma
  • Sports-related shoulder, elbow and wrist problems
  • Tendon injuries

Insurance List

  • 1199
  • Aetna
  • Americhoice
  • Amerigroup/Healthplus
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • Empire BC/BS (EPO/PPO)
  • Empire/BCBS Child HealthPlus
  • Emblem Health
  • Empire Plan
  • Fidelis
  • GHI
  • Guardian
  • HealthFirst
  • HealthNet
  • Horizon
  • Medicare
  • Oxford (Freedom and Liberty)
  • SelectPro
  • Unitedhealthcare
  • No Fault
  • Worker’s Compensation

Days Available

Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays

A Russian-speaking physician assistant is available on Thursdays.

Research

  • Patel A MD, Karthik J MD, Edelstein DM MD, Patel MR MD, Choueka J MD. Use of a Handheld Thumb Dynamometer for Evaluation of Median Nerve Recovery following Carpal Tunnel Release. Southern Orthopaedic Association.  Amelia Island, FL. July 15 – 18, 2009. Podium Presentation
  • Patel L BS, Patel A MD, Edelstein DM MD, Patel MR MD,. Percutaneous Pediatric Trigger Thumb Release: Retrospective Review of a Single Surgeon. Southern Orthopaedic Association.  Amelia Island, FL. July 15 – 18, 2009. Podium Presentation
  • Sheibani-Rad S MD, Patel A MD, Argiro M MS, OTR/L, CHT, Edeltstein E MD, Choueka J MD. Efficacy and compliance of night splinting for carpal tunnel syndrome. American Orthopaedic Association. Bonita Springs, Florida. June 10 – 13, 2009.
  • Lahey P, Patel A, Edelstein D, Choueka J. Reliability of Plain Radiographs and Fluoroscopy in Evaluating the Scapholunate Interval. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2009 Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Feb 25-28.
  • Edelstein DM, Kardashian G, Lee SK: Radial Collateral Injuries of the Thumb. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2008 May-Jun;33(5):760-70
  • Edelstein DM, Lee SK:   Biomechanical Characteristics of Suture Repair Methods of the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Tendon in Zone II.  Presented to the ASSH 2007.
  • Edelstein DM, Lee SK:   Biomechanical Characteristics of Suture Repair Methods of the Flexor Digitorum Superficialis Tendon in Zone II.  Presented to the NYSSH 2007.
  • Edelstein DM, Kardashian G, Lee SK: Radial Collateral Injuries of the Thumb. J Hand Surg [Am]. 2008 May-Jun;33(5):760-70
  • Edelstein DM, Aharonoff GB, Karp A, Capla EL, Zuckerman JD, Koval KJ:  Effect of postoperative delirium on outcome after hip fracture.  Clin Orthop.  2004 May; (422): 195-200.
  • Edelstein DM, Thompson JD.  Ultrasound in the diagnosis of DDH:  The reliability of alpha and beta measurements.  Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.  Presented at Residents Research Symposium 2004.
  • Edelstein DM, Mines CM, Seimon LP: Posterior spinal fusion in pediatric scoliosis patients:  A comparison between autograft and allograft techniques. Presented at Residents Research symposium at Montefiore
  • Medical Center 2001.

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Medical Association

Hospital Affiliations

Beth Israel Medical Center

Maimonides Medical Center

Westchester Square Medical Center

Awards

Dr. Edelstein was listed in the New York Times Magazine in the SuperDoctors Rising Stars 2013 edition.

Languages

Dr. Edelstein is fluent in Hebrew and speaks Spanish.

Contact

Contact Dr. David Edelstein, at 718-283-8927

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