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Dr. Bickel is the Founding Director of The Hand Center of San Francisco. He received his M.D. education at UCLA, his residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Stanford, Hand Surgery Fellowship at the Curtis National Hand Center, and AO Upper Extremity Trauma Fellowship in Bern, Switzerland.

Education

  • MD: UCLA School of Medicine

  • BS in Psychobiology from UCLA

  • Residency in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery: Stanford University Medical Center

  • Hand Surgery Fellowship at The Curtis National Hand Center, Baltimore, MD

  • AO Trauma Fellowship at Inselspital, Bern, Switzerland

  • Microsurgery Fellowship at Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Davies Medical Center, San Francisco, CA

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified in Hand Surgery and Plastic Surgery by the American Board of Plastic Surgery

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Prevention

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17 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Osteoporosis Evaluation

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Medical Attention

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Causes

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17 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Conclusion

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Cast, Manipulation and Therapy

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17 days ago

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Distal Fracture – Medication

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17 days ago

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Distal Fracture – Complications

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

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Distal Fracture – Alternative Treatment

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Wrist Fracture

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Types

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Kyle Bickel, MD

18 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Symptoms

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Kyle Bickel, MD

18 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Surgical Treatment

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Kyle Bickel, MD

18 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Statistics

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Kyle Bickel, MD

19 days ago

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Dupuytrens – Alternative Treatment

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Kyle Bickel, MD

19 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Insurance

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Healing Timeline

“Fortunately, after treatment, bones will heal. An uncomplicated simple fracture treated with a cast is usually healed for the purposes of returning to light activity within four to six weeks. Patients with poor bone density,...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Expectations

If you’ve had a wrist fracture and you’re receiving treatment either in a cast or after surgery, there are some predictable expectations that you should be aware of. The first of these is pain. Pain...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Diagnosis

“If you’ve had a fall and you believe you may have a wrist fracture, a fracture of the distal radius or one of the other wrist bones, it’s important to get medical attention. Don’t wait,...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Distal Fracture – Arthritis

Because the distal radius serves as the platform for the wrist bones and is the source of motion in the wrist joint, a fracture of the distal radius that affects joint alignment can lead to...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

Videos

Distal Radius Fracture – Prevention

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

Videos

Distal Radius Fracture – Osteoporosis Evaluation

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

Videos

Distal Radius Fracture – Medical Attention

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Causes

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Conclusion

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

Videos

Distal Radius Fracture – Cast, Manipulation and Therapy

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

Videos

Distal Fracture – Medication

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

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Distal Fracture – Complications

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

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Distal Fracture – Alternative Treatment

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

Videos

Distal Radius Fracture – Wrist Fracture

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Kyle Bickel, MD

17 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Types

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Kyle Bickel, MD

18 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Symptoms

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Kyle Bickel, MD

18 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Surgical Treatment

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Kyle Bickel, MD

18 days ago

Videos

Distal Radius Fracture – Statistics

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Kyle Bickel, MD

19 days ago

Videos

Dupuytrens – Alternative Treatment

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Kyle Bickel, MD

19 days ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Insurance

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Distal Radius Fracture – Healing Timeline

“Fortunately, after treatment, bones will heal. An uncomplicated simple fracture treated with a cast is usually healed for the purposes of returning to light activity within four to six weeks. Patients with poor bone density,...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Distal Radius Fracture – Expectations

If you’ve had a wrist fracture and you’re receiving treatment either in a cast or after surgery, there are some predictable expectations that you should be aware of. The first of these is pain. Pain...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Distal Radius Fracture – Diagnosis

“If you’ve had a fall and you believe you may have a wrist fracture, a fracture of the distal radius or one of the other wrist bones, it’s important to get medical attention. Don’t wait,...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

Videos

Distal Fracture – Arthritis

Because the distal radius serves as the platform for the wrist bones and is the source of motion in the wrist joint, a fracture of the distal radius that affects joint alignment can lead to...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Distal Fracture – Treatment

A distal radius fracture can be a serious injury. Displaced fractures that affect joint alignment can lead to permanent disability due to arthritis and loss of mobility and function in the wrist joint. Wrist fractures...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Distal Fracture – Testing

Fractures are typically diagnosed with x-rays. If you have an injury and a fracture is suspected and you go to the emergency room or urgent care center, they will typically perform x-rays right away. In...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Distal Fracture – Surgery Recovery

“The recovery period after surgical treatment of a distal radius fracture is directly proportional to the severity of the injury. Relatively minor fractures that are treated in a straightforward fashion with some pins or a...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Dupuytrens – Surgery

If your doctor has recommended surgery, it’s important to understand what that entails. You should have a long discussion about the surgical options, the procedure, the risks associated with this and the recovery. Surgery typically...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Dupuytrens – Recovering After Surgery

After surgical treatment, patients are released from the hospital or surgical facility, usually with a bandage and a splint to keep the fingers that were treated and full extension for at least the first seven...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Dupuytrens – Overview

Dupuytren’s disease is a hereditary condition that affects hands and people with a genetic predisposition. The disease is manifested in a number of ways, all of them producing symptoms and physical findings characteristic of Dupuytren’s...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Dupuytrens – Enzyme Treatment

“If a patient with Dupuytren’s disease develops contractures, loss of motion, and is beginning to lose function in the hand as a result, treatment is indicated. There are various forms of treatment available. Traditional treatment...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Dupuytrens – Conclusion

Dupuytren’s disease is a genetic medical condition. It’s hereditary. There are no other known causes and there are no other associated medical conditions that affect Dupuytren’s disease. People who have the genetic predisposition may manifest...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Dupuytrens – Treatment

There is treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture. Having the disease itself does not usually warrant treatment. There are many people who have the genes for Dupuytren’s disease, but have no symptoms. There are many people who...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Dupuytrens – Progression

Dupuytren’s disease is unpredictable. People with early disease may never require active treatment. And in other patients, the disease can begin as a very mild condition and then progress gradually or more rapidly to become...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Dupuytrens – Prognosis

The one thing I’m certain to tell patients with Dupuytren’s disease about their condition is that the only predictable thing about Dupuytren’s disease is its unpredictability. Unfortunately, it’s not possible to determine whether the condition...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Dupuytrens – Statistics

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Dupuytrens – Prevention

Unfortunately, there is no preventative treatment for Dupuytren’s disease. It’s genetic and we can’t modify people’s genes at this time. However, not everyone who experiences Dupuytren’s disease and has mild disease that doesn’t progress, people...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Dupuytrens – No Treatment

Because not everyone with Dupuytren’s disease will develop contractures and loss of motion, not everyone requires treatment. If there are nodules in the palm or on the back of the finger, over the knuckles, and...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Dupuytrens – Management

Early Dupuytren’s disease that doesn’t require medical care can simply be managed, wearing padded gloves to prevent discomfort with activities like weightlifting or weight bearing can often help minimize some of the discomfort from small...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Dupuytrens – Effect of Lifestyle

Fortunately Dupuytren’s disease only affects the hands. It doesn’t affect any other organ systems or parts of the body. Therefore, the likelihood is the patients with Dupuytren’s disease, aside from their hand effects, will live...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Dupuytrens – Cure

Because the underlying cause of Dupuytren’s disease is genetic, we don’t yet have a cure. We can’t modify your genes to remove the Dupuytren’s genes and replace them with healthy genes. That may be something...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

2 months ago

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Dupuytrens – Causes

The cause of Dupuytren’s disease is largely hereditary. Therefore there’s not much that can be done preventatively to minimize symptoms. However, one of the unique features of Dupuytren’s disease is that in patients who have...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

3 months ago

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Dr. Kyle Bickel – Video Business Card

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Kyle Bickel, MD

4 months ago

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Prevention

Prevention is always the first line of defense in medical care. There are ways to help minimize the likelihood that you will develop carpal tunnel syndrome and there are certainly ways to help minimize the...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

4 months ago

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Surgery

Carpal tunnel surgery is an outpatient procedure. It can be done at a hospital, in an office operating room, or in an outpatient surgery center. There are several different methods of performing carpal tunnel release...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

4 months ago

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Causes

The causes of carpal tunnel syndrome fall into two basic categories. One category is simply unknown cause, people who are prone to develop carpal tunnel syndrome. The medical word we use for that is an...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

4 months ago

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Carpal Tunnel Release

Carpal tunnel release is an operation designed to relieve the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. The carpal tunnel is a fixed space in the wrist. It starts a centimeter above the wrist crease in the...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

4 months ago

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Definition

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a nerve compression that affects patients in predictable ways. The nerve involved in carpal tunnel syndrome is called the median nerve. It’s one of the three main nerves in the upper...

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Kyle Bickel, MD

26 months ago

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Founding Medical Partner Interview: Dr. Kyle Bickel

INTERVIEW WITH DR. KYLE BICKEL   What guided your decision to go into medicine and specifically, your chosen field? In college, I initially majored in art with the intention of creating a career as an...

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