The Hand Center

Florida Bone & Joint Specialists

The Hand Center at Florida Bone and Joint Specialists is the largest and most comprehensively-trained hand and upper extremity orthopaedic and plastic surgery practice in the Panhandle. Comprised of Drs. Alexander Coleman, Steven Kronlage, and James Piorkowski, The Hand Center at Florida Bone and Joint Specialists provides cost-effective, patient-centered care across the entire continuum of hand, wrist and elbow conditions. We offer advanced imaging, cost-effective outpatient procedures in our office, and access to the world-renowned Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. All of our physicians are board-certified and fellowship-trained, allowing them to provide unparalleled orthopaedic care to patients suffering from fractures and disorders of the hand, wrist and elbow.

Dr. Alex Coleman

Dr. Alex Coleman

Dr. Alex Coleman is a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, and elbow reconstruction, as well as microvascular surgery and limb salvage. His practice encompasses the full spectrum of hand and wrist conditions from the simple to the complex, utilizing a broad range of non-surgical treatment regimens, and when necessary, the latest surgical techniques.

Dr. Alex Coleman is a board certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand, wrist, and elbow reconstruction, as well as microvascular surgery and limb salvage. His practice encompasses the full spectrum of hand and wrist conditions from the simple to the complex, utilizing a broad range of non-surgical treatment regimens, and when necessary, the latest surgical techniques.

Dr. Steven Kronlage

Dr. Steven Kronlage

Steven Kronlage, MD is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. He specializes in adult and pediatric conditions of the upper extremities; acute and post-traumatic reconstruction of the upper extremities; arthroscopic surgery of the wrist, elbow and shoulder; and arthroplasty of the hand, wrist and elbow. His practice addresses the full spectrum of hand and wrist conditions utilizing a broad range of non-surgical treatments and, when necessary, surgical techniques informed by the latest advancements in his field.

Steven Kronlage, MD is a board certified and fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeon with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. He specializes in adult and pediatric conditions of the upper extremities; acute and post-traumatic reconstruction of the upper extremities; arthroscopic surgery of the wrist, elbow and shoulder; and arthroplasty of the hand, wrist and elbow. His practice addresses the full spectrum of hand and wrist conditions utilizing a broad range of non-surgical treatments and, when necessary, surgical techniques informed by the latest advancements in his field.

Dr. James R. Piorkowski

Dr. James R. Piorkowski

James R. Piorkowski, MD is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with additional board certifications in Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. He has a diverse clinical skill set that allows him to treat patients with a variety of injuries and conditions.

James R. Piorkowski, MD is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeon with additional board certifications in Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. He has a diverse clinical skill set that allows him to treat patients with a variety of injuries and conditions.

Common Conditions We Treat

Trigger Finger

Trigger fingers are a very common orthopaedic condition of the hand. They are a result of the tendons of the finger swelling underneath the pulleys in the hand.

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Thumb Arthritis

Thumb arthritis, also known as basal joint arthritis, is the degeneration of the thumb joint at the base of the thumb metacarpal.

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Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s disease (often called Dupuytren’s contracture) is a thickening of the fibrous tissue underneath the skin of the palm and fingers.

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Distal Radius Fracture

In traumatic injuries, the distal radius breaks close to or at its joint with the carpal bones of the wrist. These fractures most often occur as the result of a fall on an outstretched wrist. It is the most common type of fracture in the arm.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a compressive neuropathy affecting the median nerve.

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