William B. Ericson, Jr., MD, FAAOS
BS, Life Sciences,
Post-Doctoral Residency & Training:
PGY 1-2: Intern and Resident, General Surgery,
PGY 3-6: Orthopedic Surgery Residency,
PGY 7: Hand Surgery Fellowship,
Additional Specialized Education and Training:
Peripheral Nerve Surgery,
Executive Education: Innovation, Negotiation, Leadership,
Winchester Hand Surgery, Winchester MA, 1990-2005
Chief of Hand Surgery, , 1995-2005
Northwest Hand Specialists, Seattle WA, 2005-2006
Ericson Hand and Nerve Center, Seattle WA, 2006-present
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Wrist pain: post-traumatic, atraumatic; arthritis
Thumb pain: post-traumatic, atraumatic; arthritis
Hand/wrist/arm pain and hand weakness, particularly with negative work-up (eg, normal blood tests, radiographs, MRI, EMG/NCV, bone scan), and lack of response to treatment (eg, oral medication, splint, exercise, physical therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy; and/or surgery). Dr. Ericson has given presentations locally, nationally and internationally on this pattern of complaints, specifically with regard to the anatomic aspects of their etiology, evaluation, and treatment. This pattern of problems is common in patients with joint hypermobility, such as Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and also many women.
Peripheral nerve problems: carpal tunnel syndrome, pronator syndrome, anterior interosseous nerve palsy, anterior interosseous nerve syndrome, ulnar nerve palsy, radial nerve palsy; peripheral neuropathy, diabetic peripheral neuropathy
Dupuytren Contracture: needle aponeurotomy, fasciectomy, z-plasty, Xiaflex®, DigitWidget®. Regarding needle aponeurotomy, Dr. Ericson has visited and observed in Jupiter, Florida, and at the Hospital Lariboisière in Paris, France, performing the needle aponeurotomy technique.
Failed previous hand surgery: Failed carpal tunnel release, failed DeQuervain’s release, failed lateral epicondylectomy, failed radial tunnel release; recurrent Dupuytren contracture; complications of hand surgery.
Innovations in hand surgery: improved diagnostic precision, minimally invasive surgical techniques, more effective communication; smaller, less painful scars.
Dr. Ericson is an ABOS and NBPAS Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon with Hand Fellowship training and Board Certification who has been practicing hand and upper extremity surgery since 1990. Dr. Ericson has been a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons since 1993, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand since 1994. Dr. Ericson is a past-President of the Massachusetts Orthopedic Association, and was Chief of Hand Surgery at , in Winchester, MA, from 1995-2005, where he was in private practice for 15 years. After 30 years in the Boston area, Dr. Ericson was recruited to Seattle in 2005 and worked briefly in Woodinville before opening his own practice in 2006. We are now celebrating our 16th year in the Seattle area, with no change in office staff, and welcoming our new partner, Dr. Matthew Oseto.
An Anatomic Basis for RSI
Carpal Instability: Diagnosis and Treatment
Proximal Median Nerve Entrapment: Diagnosis and Treatment
Painful Conditions That Do Not Show on Tests
Controversies in Upper Extremity Surgery
The Role of Nerve Decompression in Peripheral Neuropathy
The Role of Upper Extremity Surgery in Ehlers Danlos Syndrome
Received the Jules Tinel MD Award, 2009
Fellow, Seattle Surgical Society
Member, , 1990-2005
Member, Society of Brigham Surgical Alumni
Orthopedic Steering Committee, Ehlers Danlos National Foundation, 2014-2017
Board of Directors, Arthritis Foundation, Northwest Chapter 2015 - present
Medical Honoree, "Be The One", 2019
Reviewer, , official journal of the