Orthopedic Surgeon and Hand & Wrist Doctor, John "Jack" A. McCarthy, MD

John “Jack” A. McCarthy, M.D. is a skilled and compassionate doctor who can help you with any Hand, Shoulder & Elbow medical issue and get you feeling well. Looking for a highly skilled and approachable physician to solve your shoulder and elbow issues? Dr. McCarthy has a high level of expertise and skill and can get you back to enjoying your life once again.

Dr. McCarthy


Undergraduate: St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN

Medical School: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Residency: Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO

Fellowship: Hand, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Professional Memberships & CERTIFICATIONs

  • American Medical Association (1983 – present)
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (1990 – present)
  • Nebraska Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (1985 – present)
  • Omaha-Douglas County Medical Society (1987 – present)
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Current Academic Appointments:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE
  • Research Instructor, Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, MO
  • Medical Board of Advisors for Regeneration Technologies, Alachua, FL

Personal Interests:

Dr. McCarthy and his wife have six children. He grew up on a farm in Iowa, and still appreciates agriculture and lives on a farm near Omaha with his family.


Gross, R; McCarthy, J; Lometh, C. PhD: Improved Glenoid Fixation Through a Hydrodynamic Approach: The Weep-Hole Technique for Glenoid Fixation. (Submitted for publication 2002)

Fehringer, E; Tiedeman, J; Dobler, K; McCarthy, J: Bilateral Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release: Simultaneous versus Staged Operative Intervention. Arthroscopy, 18(3): 1-6, March 2002

Gross, R; McCarthy, J: Biceps Tendon Decompression for Bicipital Tenosynovitis: A DeQuervain=s Release. Orthopaedic Knowledge Update:Shoulder and Elbow , 2001

Schneider, J; McCarthy, J; Gross, R; Dobler, K: Factors Contributing to Surgical Failures Following Type II SLAP Lesion Repairs. (Publication in progress 2000)

Fischer, B; Gross, R; McCarthy, J; Arroyo, J: Incidence of Acromioclavicular Joint Complications After Arthroscopic Subacromial Decompression. Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthro & Related Surg, Vol 15, No 3 (April) 1999: pp 241-248.

Rodgers, J; McCarthy, J; Tiedeman, J: Functional Distal Interphalangeal Joint Splinting for Trigger Finger in Laborers: A Review and Cadaver Investigation. Orthopedics, March 1998, Vol 12, No 3, pp 305-310

Mormino, M; Gross, R: McCarthy, J: Captured Shoulder: A Complication of Rotator Cuff Surgery. Arthroscopy: The Jour of Arthro & Related Surg, Vol 12, No 4 (Aug) 1996: pp 457-461.

Ogata, K., McCarthy, J.A.: Measurements of Length and Tension Patterns During Reconstruction of the Posterior Cruciate Ligament. American J. of Sports Med., 20(3):351-355, 1992.

McCarthy, J.A., Steadman, J.R., Dunlap, J., Shively, R., and Stonebrook, S.: A Nonparallel, Nonisometric Synthetic Graft Augmentation of a Patellar Tendon Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction. A Model for Assessment of Stress Shielding. American J. of Sports Med., 18(1):43-49, 1990.

Dunlap, J., McCarthy, J.A., Joyce, M.E., Manske, P.R.: Biomechanical and Histologic Evaluations of Pulley Reconstructions in Nonhuman Primates. J. of Hand Surg., 15-A(1):57-63, 1990.

Dunlap, J., Manske, P.R., McCarthy, J.A.: Perfusion of the Abductor Digiti Quinti after Transfer on a Neurovascular Pedical. J. of Hand Surg., 14-A(6):992-995, 1989.

McCarthy, J.A., Dunlap, J., Manske, P.R.: Flexor Tendon Pulley Reconstructions: A Histologic and Ultrastructural Study in Non-Human Primates. J. of Hand Surg., 14-B(3):273-277, 1989.

Perry, C.R., McCarthy, J.A., Kain, C.C., and Pearson, R.L.: Patellar Fixation Protected with a Load-Sharing Cable: A Mechanical and Clinical Study. J. of Ortho. Trauma., 2(3)234-240, 1988.

Manske, P.R., McCarthy, J.A., Strecker, W.: Selected Use of the Herbert Bone Screw for Scaphoid Nonunions. Orthopaedics, 1988.

Delitto, A., McKowen, J.M., McCarthy, J.A., Shively, R.A., Rose, S.J.: Electrically Elicited Co-contraction of Thigh Musculature After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Surgery: A Description and Single-Case Experiment. Phys. Therapy, 68(1):45-50, 1988.

Kain, C.C., McCarthy, J.A., Arms, S., Pope, M.H., Steadman, J.R., Manske, P.R., Shively, R.A.: An In Vitro Analysis of the Effect of Transcutaneous Electrical Stimulation of the Quadriceps and Hamstrings on Anterior Cruciate Ligament Deformation. American J. of Sports Med., 16(2):147-152, 1988.

Kain, C.C., Russell, J.E., Burri, R., Dunlap, J., McCarthy, J.A., Manske, P.R.: The Effect of Vascularization of Avian Flexor Repair. A Biochemical Study. Clin. Orthop and Rel. Res., 223:53-61, 1988.

McCarthy, J.A., Ford, L.T., Ballinger, W.F., Peairs, C.J., Capelli, A.: The Differential Spinal Exam in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Sciatic Pain Associated with Low Back Pain. Surg. Rds. for Orthop. March, 1988.

Ogata, K., McCarthy, J.A., Dunlap, J., Manske, P.R.: Pathomechanics of Posterior Sag of the Tibia in Posterior Cruciate Deficient Knees. An Experimental Study. American J. of Sports Med., 16(6):630-636, 1988.

Peterson, W.W., Manske, P.R., Bollinger, B.A., Lesker, P.A., McCarthy, J.A.: Effect of Pulley Excision on Flexor Tendon Biomechanics. J. of Orthop. Res., 4(1):96-101, 1986.

McCarthy, J.A., Lesker, P.A., Peterson, W.W., Manske, P.R.: Continuous Passive Motion as an Adjunct Therapy for Tenolysis. Brit.J. of Hand Surg., 11-B(1):88-90, 1986.