Korsh Jafarnia MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Hand, Wrist & Elbow Specialist, Houston, TX
Opening at 8:00 AM on Monday
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From a young age we’ve heard; “no pain, no gain.” Some even see it as a personal challenge. And while a youthful body can be forgiving when pushed beyond its limits, an adult one is not. Biceps Tendon Tears – When Not to Push Through the Pain.

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Dr. Jafarnia gives a Medical Minutes interview and talks about a possible ulnar collateral ligament injury sustained recently by Pittsburgh Steeler’s QB Ben Roethlisberger and that of Saints QB Drew Brees.

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Forearm pain can occur for a variety of reasons including: Injury, Overuse, Nerve Entrapment, Arthritis and an underlying condition such as Angina.

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Use of either the modified Jobe or docking techniques yielded similar outcomes at mid-term follow-up in patients who underwent elbow ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction, according to results of a recent study published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine.

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According to a recently published JAMA Surgery article, a retrospective cross-sectional analysis of emergency department data revealed that the annual number of patients ≥65 years old presenting to US emergency departments with fractures associated with walking leashed dogs more than doubled duri...

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Flesh Eating Bacteria - Read one patient's story of recovery. “If Dr. Jafarnia had not intervened, they said that I would have been dead just days after the injury.”

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Named after a sport implicated in causing its fair share of hand fractures, a boxer’s fracture involves a break in the neck of the fifth metacarpal bone. This was described originally as such, because the metacarpal bone of the little/pinky finger is the most common one to break when punching an ...

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A recent review of some of the most diagnosed hand and wrist injuries and conditions patients experience includes information on osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Ganglion Cysts, fractures and much more.

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It is estimated that over 40 percent of firework injuries occur to the hand, wrist and elbow.

Injuries most commonly occur when an ignited firework seemingly fails to go off, though explodes when handled. Other injuries occur as a result of the extreme heat many fireworks omit. Even the unassu...

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3 weeks ago
Dr. Jafarnia was bed side manners was top class. I could have not asked for a better doctor to assist with my mother. He made her feel completely safe and comfortable which can be hard at times. I would highly recommend to anyone needing his service.
- Jessica V
a month ago
Dr. Jafarnia and his team are the best- they are extremely professional and provide excellent care. I had my carpal tunnel surgery in December of 2018. The most important thing is that I was immediately pain free, healed quickly/perfectly. Nine months later you can not see the incision and my wrist and hand feels great with 100% mobility.
a month ago
I recently completed bi-lateral Carpal Tunnel surgery with Dr. Jafarnia after my wife had a very good experience with him with a previous hand problem. I am extremely pleased with him, his staff, and the practice as a whole. My appointment times were honored. The staff and the Dr. were pleasant, professional and very helpful. The results of the surgery have been exceptional too. It's surgery, so not fun, but I can't see how the experience could have been much better.
- Bob W

About Us

Trained by some of the best hand surgeons in the United States and France, Dr. Jafarnia is able to provide patients of all ages with effective treatment options for hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions – building a treatment program specific to each.

Formerly the vice president of KSF Orthopaedic Surgery Center and Chief of Staff of Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Dr. Jafarnia served as Chief of the Hand Center at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and the hand specialist for UT Physicians / UT Ortho and the Memorial Hermann IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial City and the Texas Medical Center. 

He has recently returned to help launch the hand and upper extremity section of the Houston Methodist Hospital’s new Memorial City / Spring Valley facility. He has worked with Houston’s top hand, wrist and elbow specialists at Baylor College of Medicine, where he received the Teaching Excellence, the Bronze Hammer and the Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Awards. 

He has served as a clinical assistant professor for Baylor and an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). 

As the hand specialist at Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, Memorial City/Spring Valley, he also serves as an assistant professor for clinical orthopaedic surgery for Weill Cornell Medical College.

A published author, Dr. Jafarnia’s experience and unique perspective provides both his pediatric and adult patients with the latest treatment options available for some of the most common as well as challenging hand and upper extremity injuries and conditions seen today – from childhood fractures and carpal tunnel syndrome to arthritis and other degenerative joint conditions.

Dr. Jafarnia performs the latest procedures in hand and upper extremity – including endoscopic carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel releases, tendon and nerve repair, arthroscopy, and joint resurfacing and replacement.

Memberships and Affiliations

Dr. Jafarnia is a member of the Ethics Committee at Houston Northwest Medical Center and a volunteer staff member at the Shriners Hospitals for Children.  He is also fellow of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Dr. Jafarnia is also a member of the American Medical Association, the Texas Medical Association and the Harris County Medical Society.

Education and Certification

Dr. Jafarnia is Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery with a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery (CAQ). 

He received his undergraduate degree and graduated with high honors from the University of Texas in Austin and obtained his Doctor of Medicine degree at The University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio, where he was chosen to join the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society. 

He then performed his internship and residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. During his residency at Baylor, Dr. Jafarnia also attended the French Institute for Hand Surgery in Paris - studying advanced techniques and new approaches to hand surgery. Following his residency he was selected for a Fellowship at Harvard Medical School in Boston.     

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9090 Katy Freeway
Suite 201
Houston, TX 77024
United States

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