Cracking Knuckles And Arthritis [Video]

Ask the Expert: Hand Video Series

About the video: Will cracking knuckles cause arthritis?

If you are concerned about what damage might be caused by cracking knuckles, listen to Summit Orthopedics’ experts share some of the reasons why that might be. Featuring hand surgeons Edward Su, M.D., and David Falconer, M.D.

Meet the Expert: Edward Su, M.D.

Dr. Su’s approach: “Driving, cooking, bathing, using tools, computers, and playing sports. We interact with the world largely through our hands, and I appreciate the importance of staying active and pain free.”

Dr. Su’s background: After completing his undergraduate studies at Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Su moved to New York, New York, where he earned his Medical Degree at the New York School of Medicine, and later completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He also completed fellowship training for Hand and Upper Extremities at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Meet the Expert: David Falconer, M.D.

Dr. Falconer’s approach: “My interests and favorite activities have helped me appreciate how patients feel when they have a hand or arm injury that is keeping them from what they love to do.”

Dr. Falconer’s background: Dr. Falconer studied at the University of California at Davis in Davis, California to earn his undergraduate degree. In the Bronx, New York, he completed his medical degree at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and he went on to complete a residency in Orthopedics at Montefiore Medical Center. Later he participated in the Hand Surgery fellowship at the University of Louisville Hospitals in Louisville, Kentucky.

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  • Edward Su, M.D.

    “Driving, cooking, bathing, using tools, computers, and playing sports. We interact with the world largely through our hands, and I appreciate the importance of staying active and pain free.”

    More about this expert

  • David Falconer, M.D.

    “My interests and favorite activities have helped me appreciate how patients feel when they have a hand or arm injury that is keeping them from what they love to do.”

    More about this expert

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