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David W. Meister, MDBoard-Certified, Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon

David W. Meister, MD

Dr. Meister is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the upper extremity conditions from the shoulder to fingertip, including the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand. He treats conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, shoulder arthritis, shoulder replacements, rotator cuff injuries, sports and work-related conditions, and more.

  • American Board of. Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Wisconsin Orthopaedic Society
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Stanford Medicine
Areas of Expertise

Microsurgery is a special type of surgery that combines magnification with an advanced microscope, specialized precision tools, and various operating techniques for the surgical treatment of complicated injuries involving the muscles, tendons, blood vessels, nerves, skin, and bones.

Arthroscopic Surgery
Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is a procedure to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint using a specialized instrument called an arthroscope.

  • Smaller Incisions
  • Shorter Hospital Stay
  • Faster Healing Time
  • Earlier Mobilization
  • Minimal Soft Tissue Trauma
  • Lower Rate of Infection
  • Less Pain and Scars
  • 31 Oct 2018
    Golf Swing Rotational Velocity: The Essential Follow-Through

    Objective: To evaluate if shoulder and pelvic angular velocities differ at impact or peak magnitude between professional and amateur golfers. Golf swing rotational biomechanics are a key determinant of power generation, driving distance, and injury prevention. Read More

  • 3 Sep 2017
    Dorsal Scaphoid Subluxation on Sagittal Magnetic Resonance Imaging as a Marker for Scapholunate Ligament Tear

    Purpose: To evaluate the diagnostic utility of scaphoid dorsal subluxation on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a predictor of scapholunate interosseous ligament (SLIL) tears and compare this with radiographic findings. Read More

  • 1 Jul 2017
    MRI bullseye sign: An indicator of peripheral nerve constriction in parsonage-turner syndrome

    Introduction: The role of MRI in identifying hourglass constrictions (HGCs) of nerves in Parsonage-Turner syndrome (PTS) is largely unknown. Read More

  • Dr. Meister took care of my son when he sprained his finger. We skipped an evening trip to urgent care and instead called Hand Surgery Ltd. first thing in the morning. We got in right away. They took an x-ray in the office and confirmed that there was no fracture. Dr. Meister was great with my son a... Read more
  • I was battling a wrist injury and went to see Dr. Meister. His team (front desk, assistant, therapist who fitted my brace) was friendly and efficient. I had xrays, a treatment and a fitted brace all in one visit. Absolutely recommend them. Read more
  • Dr. Meister was thorough in his exam and carefully, but with respect, explained the results to me. Dr. Meister was the epitome of professionalism and graciousness. He is worth a fairly lengthy drive, if necessary, to visit. Stanford educated. I totally trust Dr. Meister. Read more
  • 2500 N. Mayfair Road
    Suite 670
    Milwaukee, WI 53226
  • 525 W. River Woods Parkway
    Suite 230
    Glendale, WI 53212
  • 5007 S. Howell Ave.
    Suite 320
    Milwaukee, WI 53207