Jerry Huang M.D.

Program Director, UW Combined Hand Fellowship

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Medical School
UCLA School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University
Case Western Reserve University Orthopaedics
UCLA Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship
AO Traveling Trauma Fellowship in Bern, Switzerland
Board Certification
Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery
Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery

Dr. Huang is a UW professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine who specializes in hand, wrist and elbow surgery. He evaluates patients with elbow, wrist and hand problems. He provides nonoperative and surgical treatment options to allow patients to return to their work and recreational activities.

Patient Care Philosophy

He is committed to providing the highest level of care by taking the time to listen to patients' concerns and desires, in addition to educating them about their condition and treatment options. He strives to work together as a team to help patients achieve pain relief and maximum functional recovery.

Clinical Interests

Hand, wrist and elbow fractures; wrist and elbow arthroscopy; carpal tunnel syndrome; cubital tunnel syndrome; Dupuytren's contracture; athletic injuries in the hand, wrist, and elbow; hand and wrist arthritis; thumb basal joint arthritis; tendon repair and reconstruction; elbow replacement surgery; and treatment of stiff elbows.

Dr. Huang is one of only a few providers in the Pacific Northwest that perform Needle Aponeurotomy (NA) for Dupuytren patients. Click here to learn more about this procedure.

Personal Interests

Dr. Huang enjoys an active life style traveling, hiking, snowboarding, swing dancing, kayaking and playing basketball, beach volleyball and football.

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Surgeries and Diagnosis


Carpal tunnel release
Thumb arthritis replacement surgery
Finger joint replacement
Elbow replacement
Surgical fixation for fractures of the elbow, wrist, and hand
Repair of nerve, tendon, and blood vessel injuries in the elbow, wrist, and hand
Post-traumatic reconstruction surgery for the elbow, wrist, and hand
Dupuytren's open contracture release
Needle aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's
Xiaflex (collagenase) for Dupuytren's


Carpal tunnel syndrome
Peripheral nerve injury to the upper extremity
Trigger finger
Dupuytren's contracture
Fractures and dislocations about the elbow, wrist, and hand
Arthritis involving the elbow, wrist, and hand
Thumb arthritis
Sprains, strains, or ligament tear in the elbow, wrist, and hand
Contractures and stiffness in the fingers
Elbow stiffness and elbow pain



Selected Publications – Not all of Dr. Huang’s Publications

  • Kollitz KM, Huang JI, Hsu JW, Cavanagh PR. A novel computational method for evaluating osteochondral autografts in distal radius reconstruction. Hand (N Y). 2015 Sep;10(3):492-6.


    Iorio ML, Kennedy CD, Huang JI. Limited intercarpal fusion as a salvage procedure for advanced Kienbock disease. Hand (N Y). 2015 Sep;10(3):472-6.


  • Lauder A, Agnew S, Bakri K, Allan CH, Hanel DP, Huang JI. Functional Outcomes Following Bridge Plate Fixation for Distal Radius Fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Aug;40(8):1554-62.


  • Agnew SP, Ljungquist KL, Huang JI. Danger zones for flexor tendons in volar plating of distal radius fractures. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 Jun;40(6):1102-5.


  • Watt AJ, Ching RP, Huang JI. Biomechanical evaluation of metacarpal fracture fixation: application of a 90° internal fixation model. Hand (N Y). 2015 Mar;10(1):94-9.


  • Ljungquist KL, Agnew SP, Huang JI. Predicting a safe screw length for volar plate fixation of distal radius fractures: lunate depth as a marker for distal radius depth. J Hand Surg Am. 2015 May;40(5):940-4.


  • Iorio ML, Bayomy AF, Huang JI. Morphology of the extensor carpi ulnaris groove and tendon. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Dec;39(12):2412-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2014.09.009. Epub 2014 Oct 11. PubMed PMID: 25306505.


  • Mickelson DT, Noland SS, Watt AJ, Kollitz KM, Vedder NB, Huang JI. Prospective randomized controlled trial comparing 1- versus 7-day manipulation following collagenase injection for dupuytren contracture. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Oct;39(10):1933-1941.


  • Hsu JW, Kollitz KM, Jegapragasan M, Huang JI. Radiographic evaluation of the modified Brunelli technique versus a scapholunotriquetral transosseous tenodesis technique for scapholunate dissociation. J Hand Surg Am. 2014 Jun;39(6):1041-9.


  • Kollitz KM, Parsons EM, Weaver MS, Huang JI. Platelet-rich plasma for zone II flexor tendon repair. Hand (N Y). 2014 Jun;9(2):217-24.

  • Badalamente M, Coffelt L, Elfar J, Gaston G, Hammert W, Huang J, Lattanza L, Macdermid J, Merrell G, Netscher D, Panthaki Z, Rafijah G, Trczinski D, Graham B; American Society for Surgery of the Hand Clinical Trials and Outcomes Committee. Measurement scales in clinical research of the upper extremity, part 1: general principles, measures of general health, pain, and patient satisfaction. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Feb; 38(2): 401-6.
  • Badalamente M, Coffelt L, Elfar J, Gaston G, Hammert W, Huang J, Lattanza L Macdermid J, Merrell G, Netscher D, Panthaki Z, Rafijah G, Trczinski D, Graham B; American Society for Surgery of the Hand Clinical Trials and Outcomes Committee. Measurement scales in clinical research of the upper extremity, part 2: outcome measures in studies of the hand/wrist and shoulder/elbow. J Hand Surg Am. 2013 Feb; 38(2): 407-12.
  • Florczyk SJ, Leung M, Jana S, Li Z, Bhattarrai N, Huang JI, Hopper RA, Zhang M. Enhanced bone tissue formation by alginate gel-assisted cell seeding in porous Ceramic scaffolds. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 2012; 100(12): 3408-15.
  • Watt AJ, Friedrich JB, Huang JI. Advances in treating skin defects of the hand. Hand Clinics 2012; 28(4): 519-28.
  • Ehsan A, Lee DG, Bakker A, Huang JI.  Scapholunate ligament reconstruction using an acellular dermal matrix: a biomechanical study. Journal of Hand Surgery 2012; 37(8): 1538-42. 
  • Ehsan A, Huang JI, Lyons M, Hanel DP. Surgical management of post-traumatic elbow arthrofibrosis. Journal of Trauma 2012; 72(5): 1399-403.
  • Huang JI, Hanel DP. Anatomy and biomechanics of the distal radioulnar joint. Hand Clinics 2012; 28(2): 157-163.
  • Merritt AL, Huang JI. Hand injuries in rock climbing. Journal of Hand Surgery 2011; 36(11): 1859-61.
  • Huang JI, Paczas M, Hoyen HA, Vallier HA. Functional outcome following open reduction and internal fixation of intraarticular distal humerus fractures in the elderly. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2011; 25(5): 259-65.
  • Chen MR, Huang JI, Tarabishy B, Victoroff BN, Cooperman DR. The effect of clavicular fracture on acromioclavicular joint arthritis. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br) 2010; 92B: 164-8.
  • Huang JI, Toogood P, Chen MR, Wilber JH, Cooperman DR. Clavicle anatomy and applicability of pre-contoured plates. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2007; 89(10): 2260-5.
  • Huang JI, Durbhakula MM, Johnstone B, Yoo JU. Lunate arthroplasty using autologous  mesenchymal stem cells in a rabbit model. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2006; 88(4): 744-52.
  • Huang JI, Kazmi N, Durbhakula MM, Hering TM, Yoo JU, Johnstone B.  Chondrogenic potential of progenitor cells derived from human bone marrow and adipose tissue: a patient-matched comparison. Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2005 Nov; 23(6): 1383-9.
  • Teng AL, Huang JI, Wilber RG, Wilber JH. Treatment of compartment syndrome: transverse fasciotomy as an adjunct to longitudinal dermatofasciotomy. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 2005 Aug; 19(7): 442-7.
  • Vogelin E, Jones NF, Huang JI, Brekke JH, Lieberman JR. Healing of a critical-sized defect in the rat femur with use of a vascularized periosteal flap, a biodegradable matrix, and bone morphogenetic protein. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery 2005 Jun; 87(6): 1323-31.
  • Huang JI, Zuk PA, Jones NF, Zhu M, Lorenz HP, Hedrick MH, Benhaim P. The chondrogenic potential of multipotential cells from human adipose tissue.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2004 Feb; 113(2): 585-94.  
  • Dragoo JL, Choi JY, Lieberman JR, Huang J, Zuk P, Zhang J, Hedrick MH, Benhaim P.  Bone induction by BMP-2 transduced stem cells derived from human fat.  Journal of Orthopaedic Research 2003 Jul; 21(4): 622-9.
  • Jones NF, Huang JI.  Emergency microsurgical revascularization for vascular compromise during surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture: A case report. Journal of Hand Surgery 2001 Nov; 26A(6): 1125-8.
  • Zuk PA, Zhu M, Mizuno H, Huang J, Futrell JW, Katz AJ, Benhaim P, Lorenz HP, Hedrick MH.  Multi-lineage cells from human adipose tissue: implications for cell-based therapies. Tissue Engineering 2001 Apr; 7(2): 211-28.
  • Selected Book Chapters-
  • Huang JI, Goldberg VM. "Orthopaedic applications of mesenchymal stem cells". In: Lanza R et al. (eds). Essentials of Stem Cell Biology 2nd ed. St. Louis, MO: Elseveier; 2009. pp. 561-70.
  • Huang JI, Fernandez DL. "Fractures of the base of the thumb metacarpal". In: Instructional Course Lectures 59, 2010. pp. 343-56.
  • Huang JI, Fernandez DL. "Scaphoid malunion". In: Slutsky (ed). The Scaphoid, Elsevier; 2010.
  • Soft tissue techniques for reconstruction of the hand and wrist.
  • Clinical outcomes research on treatment of upper extremity fractures and reconstructive procedures in the hand, wrist, and elbow.
  • Bone and cartilage tissue engineering, as well as stem cell-based therapy in biologic tissue repair.
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