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Michael K. Paxten, M.D.

Scott G Bowerman MD

Practice Location

Rome Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 
 706-292-0040
 100 Three Rivers Drive, Rome, GA 30161

Expertise

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.

Biography

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.

Degrees

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

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine;  Doctor of Medicine

Residency

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

Fellowship

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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  • 706-292-0040
  • 100 Three Rivers Drive NE
               Rome, GA 30161
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