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I became a part of Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic in 2008 following completion of my fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota. I am board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and have a special interest in Endoscopic (minimally invasive) carpal tunnel surgery, the treatment of hand and wrist arthritis and tennis elbow treatment. I am a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) American Association for Hand Surgery (AAHS), and MAYO alumni Association.  

I earned my undergraduate degree at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and my medical degree at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine. My residency was completed at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.  

I chose orthopaedic surgery because I like fixing things, as well as fixing people; and I am happy when I am able to help them get back doing what they want to be doing. The hand intrigues me because of the mixture of delicate features such as the tendons and nerves with the stronger supporting bones and how those all work together to provide necessary functions.  

When I am outside of the clinic and operating room, I enjoy reading, running, traveling, biking and spending time with my family.  

I find my job very rewarding. My favorite thing about my job is seeing a patient come in with a problem or condition that keeps them from doing what they want to do and then helping them work through the issues. I enjoy helping them return to their previous activities.    

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The NOT so Funny Bone- Ulnar Nerve Entrapment

The funny bone is not actually a bone at all. It is a nerve that is nestled in a groove at the elbow. It stretches and relaxes with the movement of the elbow, happy and content in his little nook. The ulnar nerve is in charge of sensation in the ring and small fingers... read more

Doctor Spotlight: Dr. Suzanne Elton, MD

We held down each doctor in the office for a little one on one to find out a little bit about them.   Past   Where did you go to school? I did my undergraduate at St. Mary’s in Texas and KU med school.   What extracurricular activities did you participate in high... read more

International Women’s day

March 8th is International Women’s day so we are dedicating a moment in time to Dr. Elton who is a surgeon here in our office.     Dr.Elton is an Orthopaedic Surgeon certified in Hand and Microsurgery surgery and is one of the growing forces in orthopedic surgery;... read more

Back In Action

Here are great stories from a few of our patients on how they got ‘Back in Action’ after hand, wrist or elbow treatment.

Patient’s finger was saved from table saw injury

Dr. Elton was able to salvage Roger Taylor’s finger following a devastating injury. “She’s always smiling, happy to see me like I was her best friend and only person she was concerned about that she was seeing all day. “- Roger Taylor      ... read more

Children Wearing Casts- Dr. Elton

    “She fixed my bones.” – Blake, 8 years old   “Children are great to work with.  They have the capacity to adapt to things a lot better than we adults do and he adapted quite nicely to everything.”  – Dr.... read more