Dr. Rankin and Dr. Dev provide upper extremity surgery on an Elective or Traumatic basis for Palm Beach County residents. He is one of only three Physicians who take emergency hand call through the emergency room at St. Mary’s Hospital, which is one of the busiest trauma centers in the State of Florida.
Many people do not realize that the process of becoming a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon requires full training in hand and upper extremity surgery. This remains a passion of Dr. Rankin’s along with his busy Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery practice.
Video: Reconstructive Hand Surgery by Dr. David Rankin: Shark Attack
See how Dr. David Rankin helped a shark attack victim regain use of his hand through reconstructive hand surgery at his Ft. Lauderdale practice.
Common upper extremity procedures performed by Dr. Rankin or Dr. Dev include surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome, repair of tendon and nerve injuries, repair of fractures of the finger bones, skin grafts and flaps and treatment for infections.
Effective recovery from an upper extremity surgery may begin with a surgical procedure, but often requires Occupational Therapy post-operatively for the best possible outcome. Our staff works with many therapists in the area and will help you to find a qualified therapist close to your home so that treatments are more convenient. The following is a list of therapists that we work with regularly: