Korsh Jafarnia MD

Orthopedic Surgeon - Hand, Wrist & Elbow Specialist, Houston, TX
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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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When assessing injuries in overhead-throwing athletes, orthopedists need to consider multiple factors, including core stability, as well as player status and competition level, according to results presented at the Advances in Throwing Symposium: Latest on Injury Treatment and Performance Optimiz...

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As riders across Texas prepare for this weekend's BP MS 150, we put together some ways to avoid common repetitive stress injuries avid cyclists often experience - to ensure a pain-free ride! Check it out and best of luck to all participants!

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Fractures of the proximal ulna range in severity from simple olecranon fractures to complex, Monteggia fractures or Monteggia-like lesions involving damage to stabilizing key structures of the elbow (i.e. coronoid process, radial head). While these fractures are common injuries in the upper extre...

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2 weeks ago
I work in primary care and when we send patients to Dr. Jafarnia they come back with rave reviews. I recently fell and injured both of of my wrists. I have had surgery on one of them and the second surgery is pending. My experience with him and his staff has been outstanding. They do a great job explaining procedures and expectations of results. I feel heard and cared for at each visit.
- Sandy B
a month ago
Office and staff really nice. Dr. Jafarnia is the best! He has an awesome personality and really knows his stuff. He will not perform any procedure if it is not necessary and will try to save you money. I can’t say enough about how much I like this doctor! I would recommend him to anyone.
- Paula N
a month ago
Dr. Jafarnia performed my tennis elbow surgery. He was very thorough during our initial appointment as we discussed my options. He likes to take a conservative approach and explained the various methods we could try before surgery. Having been dealing with the pain for two years, I elected to have the surgery. He and his staff did an excellent job explaining (in detail) the procedure and what to expect. The were just as attentive post surgery. I've had 3 post operation appointments and I've been very impressed with the care through the whole process. Dr. Jafarnia lets the Physical Therapist start working within weeks of surgery. My PT commented on how easy Dr. Jafarnia's makes her job. One of the biggest surprises was how quickly the pain went away. I had my surgery on a Tuesday and was nearly pain free by Friday. A few things worth mentioning: He is always on time and his whole staff is friendly. He is really great with kids. I had to take my boys to my post op appointments and ...
- Julia B

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
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Houston, TX 77024
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