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About Dr. Stephen W Pournaras Jr
Dr. Stephen W Pournaras Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fairfax, VA. He has 38 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine and Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Pournaras is affiliated with Inova Fair Oaks Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital. Dr. Pournaras has received 2 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Stephen W Pournaras Jr has the following 3 specialties
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Sports Medicine
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.
- Surgery of the Hand
Hand surgeons are certified surgeons who are also experts in the function and structure of your wrists, hands and forearms. This allows them to treat arthritis, carpal tunnel, trigger finger and tennis elbow, most of which tend to result from repetitive and excessive use of the corresponding joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Hand surgeons also commonly work with patients who have fractures or broken bones from any kind of accident. If you're experiencing any kind of general pain in your hand, wrist or forearm that isn’t going away, a hand surgeon is probably your best resource.
- Sports Medicine
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Arthroscopic Surgery (Arthroscopy)
- Dupuytren's Contracture
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hip Osteoarthritis
- Wrist Injury
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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After reading Dr. Pournaras reviews, I agree that he is not the most dynamic personality, but I was not coming to be entertained, I want help with my numb hand and injured elbow. I found after visiting a few other "sports doctor's" Dr. Pournaras to be knowledgeable, helpful and clear on how to treat my problem. I would recommend him to anyone frustrated with not getting straight answers or feeling like your issues are misdiagnosed. I am happy to say, that i avoided surgery, and so far so good, my elbow is healing and the feeling is coming back to my hand. Thank you Dr. Pournaras for finally finding a solution. You may not be Dr. Feel Good, but you are genuine, honest and care about your patients.
I was referred to this practice and was given an appointment with Dr Pournaras. Accuracy of diagnosis has yet to be fully determined, although I'm somewhat confident in that accuracy. However, I will not go into surgery with an individual who is so arrogant, sarcastic and suffers from such a God complex. Regardless of any possible expertise he may or may not possess. I do not appreciate being made to feel dramatic over my extreme pain or tolerate the rude innuendo he seems to endlessly amuse himself with. He's a horses rear in my opinion.
Dr. Pournaras surgically repaired my broken wrist, and I could not be more pleased with the outcome. I found him to be willing to spend whatever time I needed to explain the procedure and the expected recovery process. Everything has been exactly as he explained. It is obvious he is very exacting and cares about the details - exactly what I want from a doctor. I would highly recommend Dr. Pournaras and wouldn't go to anyone else.
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Patients' Choice Award (2015)
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Dr. Pournaras is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
38 Years Experience
University Of Virginia School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1980
George Washington University Hospital
Dr. Stephen W Pournaras Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
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Locations & DirectionsKeith Willis Lawhorn MD, 3650 Joseph Siewick Dr Ste 300, Fairfax, VA
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