It is not every day that you find an orthopedic surgeon who is passionate about changing patients’ lives through skillful and effective treatment. In Delray Beach, Dr. Steve Meadows is a leading board-certified orthopedic surgeon with advanced training in hand and upper extremity surgery.
Dr. Meadows is compassionate about helping patients with upper extremity problems. Your shoulders, arms, and hands are critical to your daily function. To perform the simplest of tasks at work and home as well as the most complex ones, you need your upper extremities to function properly. Pain in the shoulder, arm, or hand can make even the smallest tasks difficult and negatively impact your quality of life.
Dr. Meadows provides customized treatment for a variety of upper extremity problems, including strains and sprains, rotator cuff problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, and osteoarthritis.
Education and Training
Dr. Meadows received his medical degree at SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and completed his internship in general surgery at the North Shore Hospital of Cornell University. He performed his residency training at the highly competitive Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopedic Institute in New York City, where in his final year of training, Dr. Meadows became chief resident. Dr. Meadows received advanced training in hand and upper extremity surgery, which means he has honed his skills and has years of experience in all types of upper extremity surgeries due to overuse, trauma, or disease. He completed his fellowship-training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia with a program uniquely designed to provide a comprehensive experience in all aspects of hand and upper extremity surgery and is sponsored by the premier orthopaedic academic practice in Philadelphia: the Rothman Institute.
Among Dr. Steve Meadows’ specialties are hand, wrist, shoulder, and elbow surgery. He performs numerous shoulder replacement and reverse shoulder replacement procedures as well as rotator cuff and fracture repairs every year. Dr. Meadows also specializes in regenerative medicine for pain relief and faster healing and is the leading expert in stem cell and PRP therapy in Palm Beach County. He has made stem cell therapy available for his patients since 2008. He stays up-to-date on the latest advancements in surgical technology that enables him to perform less invasive surgeries, which benefits his patients in terms of risks and speed of recovery.
Workers’ Compensation Injuries
Many upper extremity injuries occur in the workplace, and Dr. Meadows is a leader in diagnosing and treating work-related injuries. He has a full understanding of the Florida workers’ compensation system. Dr. Meadows leads a healthcare team to ensure that the injured employee’s condition improves as quickly as possible and provides:
● Quick responses and clear communication with referring physicians, employers, adjusters, and case managers
● Prompt evaluation and treatment of work-related injuries
● Concise exam notes
● Timely work status reports
● Solid Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs)
Dr. Meadows also provides a superior rehabilitation program for injured employees right here on site.
Why Choose Dr. Steve Meadows?
Since 1992, Dr. Steve Meadows has been practicing orthopedic surgery and has a private practice at South Palm Orthopedics. He sees being able to improve the lives of his patients as a privilege. Nothing makes him happier than seeing his patients make a full recovery and regain normal function of their upper extremities. He is proud to serve the community of South Palm Beach and maintains an active lifestyle to set a good example for his patients. He truly cares about his patients and treats them like family.
To consult with Dr. Steve Meadows, call (561) 496-6622 or use our convenient online form to request an appointment with him.