Orthopaedic Hand & Upper Extremity Specialist
Dr. Leonard D’Addesi earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Villanova University, followed by a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at Drexel University. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine followed by a residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Temple University Hospital, Abington Hospital, and Shriner’s Hospital for Children. Leonard D’Addesi completed a fellowship in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at the Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. He is Board Certified as an Orthopaedic Surgeon and has a Subspecialty Certificate in Surgery of the Hand. Leonard D’Addesi has journal article and textbook chapter publications in the field of General Orthopedics and Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, he and is a member of local and national Orthopedic Societies. Dr. Leonard D’Addesi has lectured extensively on the diagnosis and treatment of upper extremity conditions as well as trauma and reconstruction.
Dr. D'Addesi’s training from routine to highly complex problems gives him the tools necessary to perform simple to advanced surgical procedures including carpal tunnel surgery, trigger finger release, tendonitis surgery, tennis elbow releases, rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic surgery, total joint replacement in the shoulder, elbow, wrist and digits, thumb basal joint reconstruction, microsurgery, specialized nerve cases (nerve repair and transfers), tendon laceration, fractures, and trauma related injuries that include skin grafts and tissue (skin, muscle, tendon) transfers. Dr. Leonard D'Addesi has also been trained on new techniques using computer navigation in shoulder replacements and treating phantom pain and neuromas in amputee patients with Targeted Muscle Reinnervation (TMR).
Leonard D'Addesi's mission is to provide you with personalized, high-quality care. He is dedicated to improving and maintaining your health through preventative care and treating chronic diseases which will help restore your ability to function. Your activities at work and home are important and meaningful, and others are counting on you. Your hands help you to interact with your world. A realistic and holistic approach will be discussed with you.
Dr. D'Addesi offers a broad array of services geared to address today’s most common illnesses and injuries. Leonard D’Addesi’s medical training has prepared him to deal with many complex problems both here in the United States and abroad.
Dr. D'Addesi's goal is to improve and maintain your overall health and to empower you with an understanding of your condition and wellness plan. He values the patient's personal approach to their health and welcomes family involvement as the patient requests. It is important to understand that not all families are the same and that needs can be vastly different from one person to the next.
Not every patient needs surgery. Dr. Leonard D'Addesi will give you the information you need to make a decision about your treatment. Often, there is no invasive treatment needed. However, when intervention is required, there are options which can include medicines, braces, therapy, injections, and as a last resort, surgery.
No one is prepared when accidents happen. If you sustained an injury and have acute pain, please call the office for an evaluation. Sometimes, all that is needed is an Xray. But when necessary, an MRI is ordered to take a deeper look at the injury. Splints, braces, or casts can also be used to treat some acute injuries. In some cases, a surgical procedure is required to repair a laceration or a broken bone.
Common chronic conditions include carpal tunnel, tendonitis, arthritis, and rotator cuff problems. These conditions can be treated without surgery keeping the patient functional. Surgical procedures are considered when non-operative treatments fail.
Contact Pennsylvania Orthopedic Associates to reach Dr. Leonard D’Addesi .