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CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hand Surgery and Bone Health

Our Approach

CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hand Surgery & Bone Health specializes in hand and upper extremity disorders, as well as bone health. Our experts offer comprehensive evaluations, the best care and treatment to those suffering from an array of ailments of the hand, wrist and elbow.

Conditions Treated and Procedures Offered Include:

  • Bone Density Test
  • Osteoporosis
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Xiaflex Injections (for Dupuytren’s disease)
  • Acute Hand and Wrist Injuries Related to Sports and Occupational Injuries (fractures, dislocations, sprains, tendon and nerve lacerations)
  • Arthroscopic Surgeries
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendinopathy for Hand, Wrist and Elbow
  • de Quervain Tenosynovitis
  • Ulnar Nerve Mononeuropathy for Hand, Wrist and Elbow
  • Radial Nerve Mononeuropathy
  • Acute Elbow Injuries and Overuse Disorders
  • Elbow Pain in Little League Pitcher’s Elbow
  • Epicondylosis (lateral) With and Without Nerve Entrapment

Our Team


Avelina Bardwell, MD, FACP, FHP, CCD

Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Orthopedics

Osteoporosis, Hospital Medicine


Samuel Chun, MD

Orthopedic Surgery, Surgery, Hand

Orthopedic Hand Surgeon


Richard Cook, PA-C

Orthopedic Surgery


Monica Garcia, PA-C, CCD

Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery


Associated Facilities

This clinic is part of the following hospital networks.