Michael K. Paxten, M.D.


Hand and Wrist, Elbow Injuries and Fractures; Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Open and Endoscopic Techniques; Cubital Tunnel Syndrome; Trigger Fingers; Treatment of Arthritis of the Fingers, Hand and Wrist; Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery; General Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture care.


Dr. Michael Paxten grew up in Roswell, Georgia. He graduated suma cum laude from the Georgia Institute of Technology in biomedical engineering.

He earned his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and went to complete his Orthopedic Surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.  

After finishing residency, Dr. Paxten moved to Birmingham, Alabama, to specialize further in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. He completed a Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship at the University of Alabama Hospital in Birmingham.

Dr. Paxten focuses on diagnosing and treating all problems related to the different structures in the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow.  Common problems that he treats consist of carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, cubital tunnel syndrome, wrist pain, arthritis, tennis elbow, fractures, and nerve and tendon injuries.

Dr. Paxten and his wife Dawn reside in Rome, Georgia with their three children.


Georgia Institute of Technology: Bachelors of Science in Biomedical Engineering, suma cum laude

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine;  Doctor of Medicine


Orthopaedic Surgery Residency; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas


Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship; University of Alabama Birmingham; Birmingham, Alabama

Board Certification

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

Medical Associations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery

American Society of Surgery of the Hand

Medical Association of Georgia

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Consulting Team Physician for Hand and Wrist injuries

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Enjoys spending time with his wife, Dawn and his three children.

Clinical Appointments

Rome Orthopaedic Center Ambulatory Surgery Center

Floyd Medical Center

Redmond Regional Medical Center

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  • 100 Three Rivers Drive NE
               Rome, GA 30161
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