About Dr. Diaz

Dr. Veronica Diaz is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in disorders of the Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, and Hand.


Dr. Veronica A Diaz MD

APPROACH

At Jupiter Hand to Shoulder, we take an individualized approach to treating musculoskeletal conditions of the upper extremity. Your consultation will include a detailed assessment of your symptoms and any associated functional limitations, a discussion of your goals and activity demands, a thorough examination, and in many cases, in-office x-rays to make a diagnosis and formulate a treatment plan. Dr. Diaz may also recommend more advanced studies such as MRI, CT, or nerve tests.

PHILOSOPHY

Dr. Diaz adheres to a philosophy of shared decision making with her patients, and will discuss all treatment options available, both nonoperative and surgical. She is up to date with the latest surgical techniques and with evidence-based upper extremity care. The ultimate goal is to return you to pain-free pursuit of athletics, work, and enjoyment of life.

PRACTICE SCOPE

Dr. Diaz has been practicing in South Florida since 2010. Her areas of expertise include:

• Adult and pediatric upper extremity fracture care

Athletic and work-related injuries of the upper extremity

Shoulder arthroscopy: rotator cuff tears, labral injuries, biceps tendinosis, subacromial impingement/bursitis

Shoulder Joint Replacement: Anatomic and Reverse Total Shoulder Arthroplasty

Elbow arthroscopy

Wrist arthroscopy and Endoscopic carpal tunnel release

Reconstructive surgery for arthritis of the elbow, wrist, and hand

Dupuytren Contracture: needle aponeurotomy, collagenase, surgery


Dr. Diaz earned her medical doctorate from the University of Florida and completed her orthopedic surgery residency at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Hospital. She then completed a one year fellowship in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery in Pittsburgh. She has presented her research at national meetings and is published in several peer-reviewed journals.

A native of Miami, Dr. Diaz graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology. She was on the Princeton women’s varsity swimming and water polo teams. Her interests include travel, reading, surfing, and sustainability practices in health care delivery.


MORE INFORMATION

Dr. Diaz provides upper extremity care for patients of all ages and from all walks of life. For more detailed information on Dr. Diaz, please refer to her curriculum vitae. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Diaz, please call 561.746.7686