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College of
Health Sciences

Joel Klena
Chief, Division of Hand Surgery
Residency Director, Geisinger Orthopaedic Surgery Residency

Department of Orthopaedics
115 Woodbine Lane
Danville, PA 17821
Phone: 570-271-6700
Fax: 570-214-6700

Joel C. Klena, MD, FAAOS

Research Interests

I have individual interests in hand and wrist trauma, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, endoscopic cubital tunnel release, and the education of orthopaedic residents.

Recent Publications

  • Grandizio LC, Pavis EJ, Hayes D, Laychur A, Klena JC. Comparison of editor, reviewer, and author demographics in the Journal of Hand Surgery. J Hand Surg Glob Online. 2020;2(4):182-185.
  • Sumner K, Grandizio LC, Gehrman MD, Graham J, Klena JC. Incidence and reason for readmission and unscheduled health care contact after distal radius fracture. Hand (N Y). 2020 Mar;15(2):243-251.
  • Grandizio L, Graham J, Klena J. Current trends in WALANT surgery: a survey of American Society for Surgery of the Hand members. J Hand Surg Glob Online. 2020;2(4):186-190.
  • Grandizio LC, Foster BK, Klena JC. Telemedicine in hand and upper-extremity surgery. J Hand Surg Am. 2020; 45(3):239-242.
  • Grandizio LC, Zhang H, Dwyer CL, Goldberg SH, Klena JC. Opioid versus nonopioid analgesia after carpal tunnel release: a randomized, prospective study. Hand (N Y). 2019 Mar 29. Epub ahead of print.
  • Sumner K, Grandizio LC, Schultz S, Klena JC. The 70° supinated oblique view: a cadaveric analysis to determine ideal radial styloid screw position in locked volar plating of distal radius fractures. Hand (N Y). 2019 Mar 29. Epub ahead of print.
  • Rutter M, Grandizio LC, Malone WJ, Klena JC. The use of preoperative dynamic ultrasound to predict ulnar nerve stability following in situ decompression for cubital tunnel syndrome. J Hand Surg Am. 2019;44(1):35-8.
  • Akoon A, Grandizio L, Mookerjee G, Graham J, Klena J. Comparison of radiographic and intraoperative visual assessment of scaphotrapezoid joint arthritis in patients with end-stage carpometacarpal arthritis of the thumb base. Hand (N Y). 2019 Sep; 14(5): 609–613.


  • MD, SUNY Upstate Medical College, 1997-2001

  • Residency, Geisinger Medical Center, 2001–2006

  • Fellowship, Hand Surgery, SUNY Upstate University Hospital, 2007

  • Fellowship, Hand Surgery, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, 2007
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