Dr. Jon D. Norberg, M.D.
Hand Surgeon | Hand Surgery2301 25th St. S. Suite H Fargo ND, 58103
Dr. Jon Norberg is a hand surgeon practicing in Fargo, ND. Dr. Norberg specializes in caring for hand, wrist and forearm problems from carpal tunnel to complex hand and wrist injuries. He also specializes in arthritis surgeries of the hand and wrist designed to restore or preserve function and relieve pain.
Education and Training
Univ Of Nd Sch Of Med- Grand Forks Nd MD 1996
University of North Dakota - Grand Forks, ND BS 1992
Orthopaedic SurgeryAmerican Board of Orthopaedic SurgeryABOS- 2014
Dr. Jon D. Norberg, M.D.'s Expert Contributions
If it is continuing to hurt, it is time you went in to have someone look at it. They can examine you and possibly take an X-ray. Most hand specialists don't require a specialty referral, so I would find one in your community with a good reputation and contact their office to be seen. READ MORE
Depending on how long ago and how severe the burn, this may be what you need. If it has been several months and you are continuing to have problems or it is getting worse, then seeing a hand or plastic surgeon to remove the scar tissue may be necessary. READ MORE
The theory behind injections into the carpal tunnel is that they decrease swelling and inflammation in the carpal tunnel (around the tendons that run alongside the nerve in the carpal tunnel) making more room for the median nerve so that it is no longer compressed by them. READ MORE
First line of treatment is splinting and anti-inflammatories. Success depends on the cause of the trigger finger and if you have diabetes, thyroid problems or other medical conditions complicating the picture. Voltaren gel is now available as a topical anti-inflammatory and may be a good choice to try along with sleeping in the splint. Success rate is about 50% with splinting. READ MORE
Most people that have carpal tunnel surgery ask themselves why they didn't take care of it sooner. If you wait too long, there may be permanent damage to the nerve. READ MORE
Dupuytren's is not usually a painful condition. See the attached link to see if you have the correct diagnosis. https://www.orthoinfo.org/en/diseases--conditions/dupuytrens-disease/ READ MORE
Follow the link to see a program put out by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. https://www.orthoinfo.org/en/recovery/carpal-tunnel-syndrome-therapeutic-exercise-program/ READ MORE
Splinting (especially at night) and anti-inflammatory medications are often successful. Injections of steroid if the splinting is unsuccessful. READ MORE
Different physicians have different rehab protocols. I have my patients move their fingers and wrist immediately after surgery, but limit them to 5 lbs max lift, grip, push or pull with the surgical hand for 3 weeks and then start increasing activity as tolerated over the next several weeks until they are back to full activity. Usually about 6 weeks. It takes about 12 weeks to get all your strength back. READ MORE
Splinting is typically 8 weeks with limited use of the injured hand. Attached is an article reviewing a current rehab protocol. https://journals.lww.com/prsgo/fulltext/2016/11000/flexor_tendon_repair_postoperative_rehabilitation_.26.aspx READ MORE
Numbness and burning are the typical signs. READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Lead Surgeon Department of Hand Surgery Sanford Health System 2015 - Present
- Clinical Instructor Sanford Health System Orthopedic Residency 2018 - Present
- Clinical Instructor University of North Dakota School of Medicine 2014 - Present
- American Association for Surgery of the Hand
- American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
- Summa Health System, Orthopedic Surgery Orthopedics 2001
- Summa Health System Residency, Orthopedic Surgery, 1996 - 2001
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery 2002
Charities and Philanthropic Endeavors
- HERO- Health Equipment Recycling Organization - Board Member
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship2001-2002
Articles and Publications
- Clinical Scaphoid Fractures in Children Andrea Evenski, MD; Mark Adamczyk, MD; Alonna Norberg, MD; Jon Norberg, MD; Patrick Riley, MD, Pediatrics/Spine, 1/1/2007Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression: Lateral Approach Chapter in Surgical Techniques for the Shoulder and Elbow Jon D. Norberg, Robert H. Bell, and Russ AEditors: Barber FA, Fischer SP.Thieme Medical Publishers2003Safe Pumpkin Carving Jon Norberg, Mediahttps://www.valleynewslive.com/content/news/Healthier-Me-Pumpkin-carving-safety--450528183.htmlFargo - 10/18/2018
Teaching and speaking
- "Common problems of the Hand and Arm" Hjemkomst Center, Moorhead, MN - 1/1/2010"Injuries of the Hand and Carpus." Marriot Garden Inn, Moorhead, MN - 1/1/2008"Evaluation and Treatment of Upper Extremity Complaints." Holiday Inn, Fargo, ND - 1/1/2006
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Patient Experience with Dr. Norberg
Get to know Hand Surgeon Dr. Jon D. Norberg, who serves patients in Fargo, North Dakota.
Dr. Norberg is a board-certified and fellowship-trained hand surgeon, who specializes in orthopedic surgery, particularly hand, wrist, and elbow conditions. Some of the conditions that he treats include carpal tunnel, trigger finger, fractures, arthritis, tendon injuries, dislocations, and cysts.
The doctor sees patients at Sanford Orthopedics and Sport Medicine Walk-In Clinic in Fargo, North Dakota. His approach is to handle each patient’s individual needs with care, compassion, and proficiency. In doing so, he combines cutting-edge techniques with proven traditional methods to get the best possible outcomes.
After earning his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks in 1992, Dr. Norberg went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in 1996. He completed his residency in orthopedic surgery at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, followed by his fellowship in hand surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and his fellowship in upper extremity at Western Pennsylvania Hand & Trauma Center in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
A member of the American Association for Surgery of the Hand and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, he is board-certified in orthopedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery (ABOS). The ABOS is an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopedic residents and surgeons, as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopedic surgeons. It is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Hand surgery deals with both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that may take place in the hand or upper extremity, commonly from the tip of the hand to the shoulder, including injury and infection. Hand surgeons typically deal with the diagnosis and treatment of chronic and acute injuries or deformities of the upper extremities. This includes shoulder, upper arm, forearm, the hand itself, all fingers, and thumb surgery.
On a more personal note, Dr. Norberg has three children. He enjoys traveling, scuba diving, hunting, as well as playing racquetball and soccer.
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