Daniel Williams, MD, is board certified in general surgery and fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery and hand and wrist surgery. Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Dr. Williams completed his surgical residency at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC, followed by a minimally invasive surgery fellowship at Penn State Medical Center. After this, he completed a fellowship in upper extremity surgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Williams introduced wrist arthroscopy to this region of North Dakota upon his arrival to Trinity Hospital in 2011. Wrist arthroscopy is a minimally invasive way to treat complex disorders of the wrist. As a result of his training and experience, he has authored several book chapters on this topic. In addition to wrist arthroscopy, Dr. Williams introduced several other new procedures to this region, including the endoscopic carpal and cubital tunnel releases, ligament sparing trapeziectomy surgery for arthritis of the base of the thumb, and collagenase injections for connective tissue disorders of the of the hand. Dr. Williams also treats traumatic injuries to the hand and wrist such as distal radius fractures, phalanx fractures, complex wrist fractures and ligament injuries. Dr. Williamsís goal is to restore function to the hand using minimally invasive techniques. These techniques ultimately help patients have less post-operative pain, shorten recovery time and allow them to return to work more quickly. In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Williams serves as the Chair of the Musculoskeletal Division at Trinity Hospital.
Orthopedic Hand Surgery
Surgeons dealing with the musculoskeletal system are called orthopedic surgeons. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means in order to treat musculoskeletal trauma, injuries caused by sports , degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, as well as congenital disorders.