Razvan Nicolescu, MD, chose a career in medicine because it combined two existing passions: his love of science and the internal drive to help people.
Today, Dr. Nicolescu practices as an orthopedic surgeon at Avera Orthopedics in Sioux Falls, SD. He specializes in treating disorders and injuries of the fingers, hand, wrist, forearm and elbow in adults and children.
“The upper extremity is an intricate and complicated part of our anatomy,” said Dr. Nicolescu. “Its challenges and the reward of caring for patients drew me in.”
Expert Care for Fingers, Hand, Forearm, Elbow
Dr. Nicolescu offers both surgical and nonsurgical solutions for a variety of upper-extremity conditions, including:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Golfer’s elbow
- Joint dislocations
- Ligament and tendon injuries
- Lumps, bumps, cysts
- Nerve lacerations
- Tennis elbow
- Trigger finger
Dr. Nicolescu stresses that treatment is individualized from person to person. His goal is to educate patients, present treatment options and help the patient make the best decision.
“By discussing their options, patients feel invested in their care,” said Dr. Nicolescu. “It builds their confidence for an ideal outcome for their situation.”
When he’s not working, Dr. Nicolescu enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. As for personal interests, he likes to play sports, work out at the gym, and watch football.