Subspecialty in Certified Hand Surgery
The hand is both complex and delicate. Not only does it function as a versatile tool, it is a way we interact with our environment. Dr. John J Faillace is an orthopedic hand surgeon treating adults and children for conditions of the upper extremity such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, trigger finger, traumatic injuries and congenital abnormalities. Many of these conditions can be improved or resolved without surgery. One example is the enzymatic treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture in the palm and fingers where a simple office procedure with injections has success of surgical intervention. Dr. Faillace can perform minimally invasive surgery of the wrist — wrist arthroscopy — to diagnose and treat some conditions. He also holds several patents for devices used to treat conditions of the upper extremity including a memory metal staple for limited wrist fusions and an artificial bone replacement for arthritis at the base of the thumb. After medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, he spent 14 years in the U.S. Army. He is a peer elected fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. Dr. Faillace is the only surgeon in he Waco area with a subspecialty certification in hand surgery, which is required for his membership in the prestigious American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Also, the center now has Spanish-speaking medical assistants. Dr. Faillace and his wife, Donna, happily work together. They are proud of their five grown children, three of which are away at school in Colorado, Utah and Wales, UK. Dr. Faillace began serving the Waco area in 2007 and is proud to call Waco home. Now in a new location, Waco Hand, Elbow & Wrist is now the Wrist & Hand Center of Waco. The center is poised to care for all of your upper extremity needs using the most technologically advanced and minimally invasive means available.
Wrist & Hand Center of Waco
John J. Faillace, MD, FAAOS
7003 Woodway Drive, Suite 302