Hand, Wrist and Upper Extremities

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Orthopedics: Hand, Wrist and Upper Extremities

Spectrum Health Grand Haven Center provides comprehensive and collaborative care to help you get moving again. Our surgeons specialize in hand, wrist and upper extremity pain, injuries and other disorders. From nonsurgical to surgical procedures, our surgeons are dedicated to keep you on the move.

Our team specializes in but not limited to:

  • Shoulder pain, fracture and injuries
  • Biceps tendon – Proximal or distal injury
  • Gangilon Cyst
  • Fractures from shoulder to fingertips
  • Tendon problems
  • Amputations shoulder to fingertips
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Mallet finger
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Labrum tear
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Arthritis hand, wrist, finger
  • Wrist, hand and finger fusions
  • Small joint replacement

Meet the Team

John Kelpin, MD, is a board-eligible physician specializing in hand and upper extremity reconstructive surgery. Dr. Kelpin earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. He completed his integrated plastic surgery residency at Michigan State University School of Medicine/Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids and his hand and microvascular surgery fellowship at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles.

His clinical interests include adult and pediatric disorders of the hand, wrist and forearm, including injury to bones, tendons, nerves and blood vessels. He has specialized training in peripheral nerve and microsurgical reconstruction of the upper and lower extremities.

Kevin Vardon, PA-C , works closely with our Orthopedic Surgeons and Sports Medicine Physicians in providing non-operative and surgical care in treating a variety of conditions within the orthopedic spectrum. He has extensive knowledge in sports medicine, fracture care and injection therapy. Kevin places a high priority on patient education by empowering the patient with knowledge of their condition, treatment options and taking the time to answer any question.




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