Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic of Spokane PLLC says it recently hired a new hand and upper extremity surgeon.
Joining the OSC team in August, Dr. John Craw says he chose Spokane partly because he’s always liked the Northwest.
“I’ve never lived here, but always liked the idea of giving back to a place with mountains and four seasons,” says Craw.
OSC is located at 785 E. Holland, on Spokane’s North Side.
With the addition of Craw, it currently employs three orthopaedic doctors, three physical therapists, one physical therapy aide, and one full-time physician assistant.
“We’re very excited to have Dr. Craw join our staff,” says clinic owner Dr. David Scott. “The hand is an underserved specialty in this area and we’re happy for his expertise.”
Originally from the small town of Minersville, Utah, Craw received his medical degree from Ohio State University. After a year-long general surgery internship in Phoenix, at the Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency, Craw moved to Kansas City for his orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Missouri Kansas City.
He finished his formal training with a hand surgery fellowship at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
“During that fellowship, I received special training in endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery, along with other specialized hand and wrist procedures,” says Craw.
“Since starting here, I’ve seen more carpal tunnel surgeries than anything else,” he says.
A candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Craw also has written an instructional chapter on endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery techniques in the soon-to-be-published Operative Dictations in Plastic Surgery.
Craw says what he finds most gratifying about his profession is being able to help people have better use of their hands.
“People rely on their hands on a daily basis,” he says. “What I love most is helping those people get back to work, fixing them so they can do the things they love to do.”
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