ABOUT DR. HEPPER
Dr Hepper is an orthopedic surgeon with specialty training in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery and additional training in minimally invasive techniques and microsurgery. His practice focuses on all aspects of hand, wrist, and elbow problems. Commonly treated disorders include fractures of all types; elbow and wrist arthritis and instability; and common hand problems including carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's disease, and thumb arthritis...



Dr Hepper is an orthopedic surgeon with specialty training in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery and additional training in minimally invasive techniques and microsurgery. His practice focuses on all aspects of hand, wrist, and elbow problems. Commonly treated disorders include fractures of all types; elbow and wrist arthritis and instability; and common hand problems including carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren's disease, and thumb arthritis.

Minimally invasive techniques such as elbow and wrist arthroscopy and endoscopic carpal tunnel are often employed. Dr Hepper also offers nonsurgical options for Dupuyren's disease including needle aponeurotomy.

In addition to his clinical practice, Dr Hepper enjoys academic pursuits. He has been the author of numerous peer reviewed journal articles and is the author of a book chapter. Dr Hepper is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr Hepper was born and raised outside Nashville, TN. He and his wife, a dermatologist, have three young children. He enjoys golf, spending time with family, and following UNC athletics.

Education

  • Medical School: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
  • Undergraduate: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Residency

  • Washington University in St Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO

Fellowship

  • Curtis National Hand Center/Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Board Certified

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of Specialization

  • Hand and Upper Extremity

Special Procedures/Techniques

  • Biceps Tendon Reinsertion
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Hand, Wrist and Elbow Trauma
  • Hand, Wrist and Elbow Arthritis Surgery
  • Hand, Wrist and Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Hand, Wrist and Elbow Surgery
  • Thumb CMC Replacement
  • Wrist Arthroscopy

Hospital Affiliations

  • St Mary’s Hospital
  • Henrico Doctor’s Hospital
  • Boulders Ambulatory Surgery Center
  • OrthoVirginia Operatory

Interests and Community Involvement

  • Golf, UNC athletics

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