Dr. Lindsey Starr Urband, MD
Orthopedist | Hand Surgery8008 Frost St Suite 403 San Diego CA, 92123
Dr. Lindsey Urband is a hand surgeon practicing in San Diego, CA. Dr. Urband specializes in caring for hand, wrist and forearm problems without the option of surgery unless necessary. Many hand surgeons are also experts in diagnosing and caring for shoulder and elbow problems and tend to suggest non-surgical treatments such as hand therapy or physical therapy.
Education and Training
University of Minnesota Medical School 2008
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Dr. Lindsey Starr Urband, MD's Expert Contributions
It depends on the type of surgery involved. Most of the time the procedures can be done using local anesthetic and IV sedation provided by the anesthesiologist. READ MORE
Occasionally ganglion cysts will go away on their own. READ MORE
I would recommend a visit with an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. READ MORE
There may be an element of inflammation causing these symptoms. The best solution is to see a hand specialist. You can contact your primary care doctor or go to the ASSH website at www.assh.org and search "find a hand surgeon". READ MORE
Fractures generally heal in 6-8 weeks. However, factors such as smoking, nutritional status and medical problems such a diabetes may slow the baking process. Consult your orthopedic surgeon if there is an issue with bone healing. READ MORE
Back pain can be associated with many diagnoses. My advice is to speak with your primary care physician who will then examine you and determine what possible causes exist and then may refer you to a specialist. READ MORE
There are many possible causes for foot pain, even in young people. My recommendation would be to schedule an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon specialist in foot and ankle surgery to be further evaluated. READ MORE
Shoulder bursitis can be treated with surgery, but often is first managed with conservative measures including physical therapy and occasional steroid injections. READ MORE
Yes. Orthopaedic surgeons are often sub-specialized to treat problems of the shoulder and elbow. READ MORE
Recovery after elbow arthroscopy depends on what was performed in surgery. If a simple foreign body was removed or debridement was performed, motion may be initiated immediately and recovery is within 6 weeks. However, if more extensive surgery is required, up to 6 months may be necessary for recovery. READ MORE
Arthroscopy of the elbow surgery duration is variable depending on what the purpose of the surgery is. The procedure can last anywhere from 1-3 hours. READ MORE
- Trigger Finger
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Ganglion Cyst
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Get to know Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Lindsey Starr Urband, who serves patients in San Diego, California.
Dr. Urband is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon. She firmly believes in patient/physician communication and providing patients with insight and education to make informed decisions regarding their care. Additionally, she treats complicated fractures and trauma of the upper extremity nerve problems, including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome and nerve lacerations, tendonitis, Dupuytren’s contractures, trigger fingers as well as arthritis of the hand and upper extremity.
She is an owner of San Diego Hand Specialists (SDHS) in San Diego, California. SDHS is a team of five leading surgeons dedicated to the treatment of patients with hand and upper extremity problems. The physicians of SDHS represent over 100 years of medical education, practice, and dedication to excellence.
In 2008, Dr. Urband earned her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She then went on to complete her internship in the Department of Surgery at the University of Minnesota, followed by her residency in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Buffalo. Thereafter, she completed her fellowship in hand, upper extremity, and microsurgery at the Hand Center of San Antonio.
To stay up to date in her field, she is board-certified in orthopaedic surgery by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS). The ABOS is an organization with the goal of establishing educational and professional standards for orthopaedic residents and surgeons, as well as evaluating the qualifications and competence of orthopaedic surgeons.
Additionally, she is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, the American Society of Surgery for the Hand, the California Orthopaedic Association, the San Diego Orthopaedic Society, and the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Urband is an Orthopaedic Surgeon liaison with the California Radiologic Technician Certification Committee and is on the board of the Residents and Fellows Education Committee for the California Orthopaedic Association.
Orthopaedic surgery or orthopaedics is the branch of surgery concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. Orthopaedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.
As a practicing orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Urband is involved with mission trips to Nicaragua and Ecuador through the Esparança humanitarian organization. She has also participated in three surgical missions to Guatemala, serving as a medical interpreter and assistant surgeon while in medical school and pre-medical training.
On a more personal note, she enjoys running and has completed 18 half marathons and two marathons, cycling, hiking, paddleboarding, and downhill skiing. As a former national-level speedskater, she understands athletic injuries and appreciates the need to safely and effectively return an athlete to competition.
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