• Elbow Pain
  • Hand Pain
  • Trigger finger, ganglion cysts and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis of the elbow, wrist and hand
  • Fractures or trauma to the elbow, wrist and hand
    • Nerve disorders and injuries
    • Upper extremity tumors
    • Pediatric conditions

Procedures Performed

  • Minimally invasive arthroscopic wrist and small joint surgery
  • Arthroscopic fracture management
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery
  • Arthroplasty for thumb, digit and wrist arthritis
  • Wrist reconstruction
    • Nerve reconstruction
    • Collagenase treatment for Dupuytren’s disorder


Maureen O’Shaughnessy, MD, specializes in the treatment of conditions affecting the hand, wrist, elbow and upper limb. She completed her residency in orthopaedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., before completing additional training as a hand and upper limb fellow at Stanford University in California.

O’Shaughnessy evaluates and treats both children and adults. She excels in treating patients whose problems are complex or unusual.

Treatment areas include traumatic disorders, arthritis, repetitive stress injury, entrapment neuropathy, sports-related injuries, performing-arts-related injuries, reconstructive procedures after spinal cord or brachial plexus injury, congenital hand differences, and tumors involving the upper limb.

O’Shaughnessy also has expertise in minimally invasive arthroscopy of the wrist and small joints as well as endoscopic carpal tunnel release.

Faculty Rank

  • Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Patient Stories

    Lynn Sweet's hands

    An Artist’s Touch

    After 50 years as an artist, craftsman and home builder, Lynn Sweet’s hands became more and more painful and he began losing mobility. Not wanting to give up the work he loved and at which he made a living, Lynn sought help from Maureen O’Shaughnessy, MD, an orthopaedic surgeon at the UK HealthCare Hand Center.

    Read Lynn Sweet’s story »

    Alli Stumler

    Rallying to Recovery

    After a devastating hand injury nearly ended her volleyball career, UK’s Alli Stumler, went on to play for the USA Collegiate National Team and has returned to play with the Wildcats.

    Read Alli Stumler’s story »

Training & Education


University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine


Orthopaedics/Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.


Hand and Upper Limb, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, Calif.

Insurance Information

Insurance policies can vary widely. Please check with your doctor/clinic for specific insurance information before your visit or procedure to avoid unexpected out-of-pocket costs.

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