About our Practice
Dr. Charles Metzger is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. He holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Surgery of the Hand, and is an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. He treats all conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. His upper extremity orthopaedic practice is based in Houston, Texas (Bellaire, Texas).
Non-surgical Treatment Preferred
Dr. Metzger specializes in surgical and non-surgical treatment of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. His goal is to treat you without surgery. If this is not effective, and surgery is needed, he has extensive training and experience in all surgical procedures of the upper extremity. Almost all surgery is outpatient requiring no hospital stay. Almost all surgery involves very small incisions with minimal scars and recovery time. Most joint surgery is done with a new Smith and Nephew High-Definition arthroscope which allows optimal visualization, fast recovery and very low chance of complications.
Athletes and Workers
Whether you are an athlete, injured worker, or even if you've had no injury at all but just have pain or numbness, we can help. Our goal is to return you to normal pain-free function as soon as possible. Most athletes, even pitchers with sore throwing arms, can safely return to play in a matter of weeks.