Arthritis of the Fingers, Arthritis of the Hand, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Congenital Hand Anomalies, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, Hand and Peripheral Nerves, Hand Fractures, Hand Reconstruction, Limb Salvage Surgery, Microvascular Free Flap Surgery, Microvascular Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Polydactyly (extra fingers), Skin Cancer, Soft Tissue and Tendon Injuries of the Hand and Fingers, Syndactyly-Webbed Fingers, Tendinitis of the Hand, Fingers, and Wrist, Tumors, Benign, Upper Extremity Reconstruction
Hand surgery; Microvascular surgery; Extremity tumor and reconstruction
Dr. E. Gene Deune is an associate professor of orthopaedic surgery plastic and reconstructive surgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He also serves as the co-director of the Hand Surgery Service at Johns Hopkins.
Dr. Deune has unique expertise in the preservation of limb form and function in patients with upper and lower extremity sarcomas, using advanced microsurgical techniques for vascular, nerve, muscle and tissue reconstruction. He is nationally and internationally recognized for his work and has given numerous talks, panels and instructional courses on hand and extremity tumors and reconstruction.
He sees patients with common hand conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome (median nerve compression) offering both minimal incision (endoscopic) and open carpal tunnel release. Other clinical areas include ulnar nerve compression at the elbow, tendinitis affecting the fingers and hands, hand arthritis, skin cancers affecting the hand, Dupuytren’s contracture, benign vascular and nonvascular tumors of the hand and fingers, ganglion cysts, and tendon transfers for nerve palsy. He also cares for children with common congenital conditions such as webbed fingers, congenital trigger thumb and extra fingers.
Dr. Deune’s research interests include hand surgery, microvascular surgery and extremity tumor and reconstruction.
He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his general surgery and plastic surgery residencies and the hand/microsurgery fellowship at Washington University.
Dr. Deune joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 1998 as a member of the Division of Plastic Surgery; he joined the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery in 2008.