Clifford Tate Hepper, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
Orthopedic SurgeryHand Surgery
Dr. C. Tate Hepper is an orthopedic surgeon with specialty training in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery and additional training in minimally invasive techniques and microsurgery. He completed his medical degree at Vanderbilt University. Subsequently, he completed his residency training in orthopedic surgery at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He then received specialty training in hand, wrist, elbow and microsurgery at Curtis National Hand Center in Baltimore, Md.
Dr. Hepper’s practice focuses on all aspects of hand, wrist, and elbow problems. Commonly treated disorders include fractures of all types; elbow and wrist arthritis and instability; and common hand problems including carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease, and thumb arthritis. Minimally invasive techniques such as elbow and wrist arthroscopy and endoscopic carpal tunnel are often employed. Dr. Hepper also offers nonsurgical options for Dupuytren’s disease including needle aponeurotomy and Xiaflex injections. He is specialty trained to deal with complex problems of the upper extremity.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Hepper enjoys academic pursuits. He has been the author of numerous peer reviewed journal articles. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a candidate member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Dr. Hepper was born and raised outside Nashville, Tenn. He and his wife, a dermatologist, have three young children. He enjoys golf, spending time with family, and following UNC athletics.
Keywords: hand pain, hand problems, hand surgery, elbow pain, elbow problems, elbow surgery, wrist pain, wrist problems, wrist surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Washington University in St Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Curtis National Hand Center/Union Memorial Hospital