Elaine Ahillen orthopedic surgeon, Elaine Ahillen upper extremity specialist, Elaine Ahillen hand and wrist orthopedic surgeon

Elaine J. Ahillen, MD

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About Dr. Elaine Ahillen

Dr. Elaine Ahillen is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care to patients with disorders of the hand and upper extremity with non-operative and surgical treatments.


After attending the University of Kansas for her undergraduate education, Dr. Ahillen received her M.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at the George Washington University Hospital. Subsequently, she received fellowship training in hand surgery at the Christine M. Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery and fellowship training in sports medicine at TRIA Orthopaedic Center.


Dr. Ahillen is dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care for her patients with advanced techniques. Her expertise includes minimally invasive and arthroscopic procedures of the shoulder, hand, wrist, and elbow as well as reconstructive surgery for traumatic and arthritic conditions of the hand and upper extremity.


Dr. Ahillen is Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. She is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), as well as the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.


Dr. Ahillen is an active community volunteer, and has a particular passion for Therapeutic Horse Riding. 




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Here's What Our Patients Say About Dr. Ahillen

My family and I have been patients of Arthritis & Sports for over 15 years. The doctors are top notch and the staff are very professional and friendly. My three sons have had many breaks, bumps and bruises of some sort over the years and it has always been nice to know that I could rely on the Arthritis & Sports team to come to our aid. Booking appointments has been and is always effortless and wait times in the office are never an issue.

Robin L.

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I saw Dr. Ahillen for a finger issue. In short, she was one of the best doctors I have ever seen. She had a wealth of information that she presented cogently. She gave me a set of treatment options, with the pros and cons of each. The actual treatment was painless and effective. Lastly, she always treated me with great kindness. Each of these attributes is rare, but really never occurs in combination.  A truly amazing doctor.

Randy G.

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I have had two surgeries by two different doctors here and couldn't be more impressed. I have moved from the area and currently live 4 hours away. I drove to these guys to address carpal tunnel in both hands. I will let no one else perform surgery on me as long as Arthritis & Sports exists, if that tells you anything.

Rob X.

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