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Joshua Smith, MD
4.7 of 5 Stars
  • Elbow
  • Hand
  • Shoulder
  • Wrist
Fellowship Trained:
  • Hand
  • Shoulder & Elbow
Clinic Locations
OrthoCarolina Hickory Logo
Hickory 214 18th St., SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Lincolnton OrthoCarolina logo
Lincolnton 441 McAlister Road
Suite 1100A
Lincolnton, NC 28092
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - B.S. in Biology and Chemistry with distinction
  • Boston University School of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine
  • Indiana University Medical Center - Orthopedic Surgery Residency
  • Prince of Wales and Concord Hospitals in Sydney, Australia - Shoulder/Elbow Surgery Fellowship
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Hamot - Hand/Upper Extremity Surgery Fellowship
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand – Candidate Member
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons - Member
  • American Medical Association - Member 


  • “Biomechanical analysis of labral repair using various commercially available suture anchors in a sheep model.”  Orthopedic Surgery Research Laboratory.   University of New South Wales.  Sydney, Australia. (in progress)
  • “Long-term outcomes of latissimus dorsi tendon transfer for irreparable rotator cuff tendon tears.”  UPMC Hamot. Erie, PA.  (in progress) 


  • “Functional Outcomes and Adjacent Level Ossification Development in Patients with ACDF and Bryan Disc Replacement.” Poster Presentation. Presented at Indiana Orthopedic Society Meeting 2016.
  • “The Expression of Nanog and Sox-9 During Fracture Repair.”  Poster PresentationPresented at annual Boston University Medical Student Research Symposium 2009.


  • “Adult Brachial Plexus Injuries.”  UPMC Hamot Hand Conference.  February 2018.
  • “Arthroplasty of the Hand and Wrist.” UPMC Hamot Hand Conference.  January 2018.
  • “Malignant Hand Tumors.” UPMC Hamot Hand Conference.  December 2017.
  • “Scaphoid Fractures and Nonunions.”  UPMC Hamot Hand Conference.  November 2017.
  • “Extensor Tendon Injuries.” UPMC Hamot Hand Conference.  September 2017.
  • “Principles of Fracture Management.”  Medical Student Orthopedic Interest Group.  Prince of Wales and Concord Hospitals.  Sydney, Australia.  May 2017.

Dr Smith is great i think that he has done wonders for me I am truly grateful for his help

- Roseann

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