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Hand, Elbow & Shoulder Services at Baldwin Bone & Joint

Baldwin Bone & Joint’s hand, elbow, and upper extremity care services are led by an American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS) Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Allison Hunter. She specializes in the treatment of injuries and conditions from the shoulders to the fingertips, including:

  • Biceps Tendonitis (at the Elbow)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist)
  • Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Finger Sprains and Dislocations
  • Fractures – Traumatic Injuries
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Nerve Injuries of the Hand
  • Neuropathies
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome 
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) of the Hand
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Sports/Work-related Injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Throwing Injuries of the Elbow
  • Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Injury
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Tears
  • Triceps Tendonitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Tumors and Masses

The hand, wrist, and full upper extremity is critical to performing and enjoying activities of daily living. When injury, arthritis or overuse threatens the usability of the upper extremity, overall quality of life is at risk of being sidelined. As a hand and upper extremity fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Hunter and her staff strive to provide excellence in care locally here in Baldwin County.

Additionally, with an on-site dedicated Hand Therapy, provided by Ms. Leslie Davis, OTR/LCHT, the team at Baldwin Bone & Joint works together to help you achieve your goals. Together, we are able to provide you with comprehensive care and a commitment to getting you back in the game!

Additionally, Baldwin Bone & Joint now offers to our patients the beneficial convenience of in-office, outpatient surgical procedures including trigger finger, carpal tunnel, and finger mass excision.

Hand, Elbow & Shoulder Services Integrated With Physical Therapy

“Hand surgery, which is a bit more unique than other types of Orthopedic care, is inherently reliant on therapy. And for that reason it’s very important to have a therapist who has a working understanding of each patient’s unique characteristics.”

– Allison Hunter, M.D.

Hand & Wrist Surgery

Hand and upper extremity surgery are a sub-specialty of orthopaedics that deals with the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of disorders of the hand, elbow, and upper extremity. An orthopaedic surgeon has a Doctor of Medicine and training that encompasses both orthopaedic residency and an optional 6-month to one year of fellowship training specific in techniques of hand, elbow, and upper extremity surgery.

Hand and upper extremity surgeons are trained to treat all related disorders, both surgically and non-surgically. The surgeons specialize in the treatment of injuries and conditions from the shoulders to the fingertips, including fractures, hand and wrist arthritis, neuropathies, sports/work-related injuries, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, traumatic injuries, Dupuytren’s Contracture, tumors and masses, finger sprains and dislocations, trigger finger, and cubital tunnel syndrome.

Meet Our Team

Dr. Allison Hunter, MD

Allison M. Hunter, M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgeon | Hand, Wrist, Elbow
  • Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon by American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS)
  • Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine (Louisville, KY)
  • Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham (Birmingham, AL)
  • Fellowship: Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center at Thomas Jefferson University  (Philadelphia, PA)
Leslie Davis, OTR/L, CHT

Leslie Davis, OTR/L, CHT

Occupational Therapist & Certified Hand Therapist
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy, University of South Alabama (Mobile, AL)
  • Certification and Licensure: AL Board of Occupational Therapy, FL Board of Occupational Therapy, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, Certified Hand Therapist
Austin Chastang, PA-C

Austin Chastang, PA-C

Certified Physicians Assistant
  • Education: Master of Health Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Faulkner University
    (Montgomery, AL)
  • Certification and Licensure: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)

  • Patient Testimonial

    “The relationship between the therapists and the surgeons in the facility, where the physical and occupational therapies are integrated into the medical business is what made it so much different and so much better.”

    – Mr. Kendley, Patient of Dr. Allison M. Hunter

  • In-Office Procedures Now Available

    Dr. Allison Hunter talks about the in-office hand procedures now available at Baldwin Bone & Joint to treat conditions such as carpal tunnel release and trigger finger release, as well as the benefits of local anesthesia.

  • The Importance of Physical Therapy

    Leslie Davis, Certified Hand Therapist at Baldwin Bone and Joint, and Mr. Kendley, a patient of Dr. Hunter and Leslie Davis, OTR/L, CHT, explain the importance of Physical Therapy after surgery for Dupuytren’s Contracture.
  • About Splinting – The Making of the Mold

    Leslie Davis, Occupational and Certified Hand Therapist at Baldwin Bone and Joint, takes us through creating a custom orthotic for Mr. Kendley after his surgery to help with his Dupuytren’s Contracture.
  • Patient Testimonial

    “This is so almost life changing. The little things you have adapted to that you’ve worked around, now you can do.”

    – Derek Thomas, Patient of Dr. Allison M. Hunter

  • Patient Testimonial - Mr. Kendley
  • In-Office Procedures Now Available
  • The Importance of Physical Therapy
  • About Splinting - The Making of the Mold
  • Patient Testimonial - Derek Thomas