Q&A with Dr. Daniel J. Fletcher of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

Interview by Taylor Smith | Photos courtesy of Rothman Orthopaedic Institute

What is your position at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute? Also, describe your educational background and current certifications.

I am president of the  Trenton Orthopaedic Group at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute,  a hand and wrist surgeon, and a member of the Rothman Institute Board of Councils.

I attended Cornell University and received a BS in chemical engineering. I received my medical training from SUNY Health Science Center College of Medicine at Syracuse and went on to complete a residency in both general surgery and orthopaedic surgery at New York Medical College in Valhalla, N.Y.  I later completed the Joseph H. Boyes Hand Surgery Fellowship at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine in Los Angeles, Calif.

Why the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute hand and wrist team?

The Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Hand and Wrist section is the largest hand surgery group in the country, and offers the best evidence-based upper extremity musculo-skeletal medicine close to home. Our team is dedicated to academic and clinical excellence while serving our communities including Princeton, Hamilton, Mercer, and Bucks County. 

What are your tips for healthy hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders?

Upper extremity health starts with maintaining full range of motion, strength, and daily exercise. Prevention of repetitive strain can be accomplished with proper posture and routine breaks during prolonged exercise or activities.

Name some of the common conditions and treatments that you see and administer.

The most common upper extremity conditions that I treat include hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder fractures; tendon lacerations and ruptures; trigger finger; De Quervain syndrome; carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndrome; arthritis; upper extremity sprains and strains; and Dupuytren’s contracture.

At which hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania do you perform surgical procedures? Also, at which Rothman locations do you typically see patients?

We see patients in the Princeton office as well as our Pennington, Mercerville and Yardley, Pa. offices.

I perform surgery at Capital Health Medical Center–Hopewell, New Jersey Surgery Center, Saint Mary Medical Center, and Robert Wood Johnson/Barnabas University Hospital at Hamilton.

Rothman Institute Locations:

Princeton, Coming in 2018
4301 US Highway 1, Suite 300, Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
800.321.9999

Pennington
116 Washington Crossing Pennington Road, Pennington, NJ 08534
609.528.3700

Mercerville
1225 Whitehorse Mercerville Road,
Building D, Suite 220, Mercerville, NJ 08619
609.528.3700

Yardley, Pa.
103 Floral Vale Blvd, Yardley, PA 19067
609.528.3700

Newtown, Pa.
2700 South Eagle Road , Newtown PA, 18940
800.321.9999