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 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.


Fellowship: Hand, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Residency: Washington University Medical Center, St. Louis, MO
Internship: LaCrosse Lutheran Hospital, LaCrosse, WI
Medical School: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Undergraduate: St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN


American Medical Association
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Nebraska Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Omaha-Douglas County Medical Society
Arthroscopy Association of North America
American Society for Surgery of the Hand


  • Arthritis 
  • Basal Joint Arthritis 
  • Boxer's Fracture 
  • Broken Bones 
  • Carpal Tunnel 
  • Colles' Fracture 
  • Complex Nerve Problems 
  • Congenital Abnormalities & Deformities 
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis 
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture 
  • Finger Dislocations 
  • Finger Fracture 
  • Ganglion Cysts 
  • Hand Fracture 
  • Hand Pain 
  • Hand Tendonitis 
  • Hand Trauma 
  • Joint Contractures 
  • Kienbock’s Disease 
  • Mallet Finger 
  • Overuse Conditions 
  • Raynaud’s Disease 
  • Sports-Related Injuries 
  • Tennis Elbow 
  • Trigger Finger 
  • Workers Comp & Occupational Injuries 
  • Wrist Fractures 
  • Wrist Pain 
  • Wrist Sprains & Strains 
  • Wrist Tendonitis 
  • Arthritis of the Elbow 
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder 
  • Biceps Tendon Rupture 
  • Biceps Tendonitis 
  • Broken Shoulder 
  • Burners & Stingers 
  • Collarbone Fracture 
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome 
  • Elbow Bursitis 
  • Elbow Growth Plate Injuries 
  • Elbow Tendon Inflammation 
  • Frozen Shoulder 
  • Golfer's Elbow 
  • Hill-Sachs Lesion 
  • Hyperextension of the Elbow 
  • Joint Stiffness 
  • Loose Shoulder (Instability) 
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow 
  • Overuse Injuries 
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome 
  • Rotator Cuff Injury 
  • Rotator Cuff Tear 
  • Shoulder Blade Fracture 
  • Shoulder Bursitis 
  • Shoulder Dislocation 
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome 
  • Shoulder Separation 
  • Shoulder Socket Fracture 
  • SLAP Tear 
  • Snapping Shoulder Syndrome 
  • Tennis Elbow 
  • Throwing Injuries 
  • Triceps Tendonitis 


Some upper extremity problems will require surgery, some will not. Whatever the case, Dr. McCarthy will work with you to find the best treatment for you. He offers both surgical and non-surgical treatments, including:

  • Arthritis Care and Treatment 
  • Cyst Removal 
  • DeQuervain’s Release 
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release 
  • Fracture & Dislocation Treatment 
  • Hand & Wrist Arthroscopy 
  • Joint Replacement 
  • Ligament Repair 
  • Microsurgical Flap Procedures 
  • Microvascular Surgery 
  • Nerve Repair 
  • Reconstructive Surgery 
  • Tendon Repair 
  • Trigger Finger Release 
  • Non-surgical treatments such as splints, casts, exercise and strength building programs, pain management, and rehabilitative therapy 
  • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair 
  • Arthroscopic Capsular Plication 
  • Arthroscopic Capsular Release 
  • Arthroscopic Debridement of the Elbow 
  • Biceps Tendonitis 
  • Cubital Tunnel Release at the Elbow 
  • Elbow Arthroscopy 
  • Elbow Replacement 
  • Fracture Treatment 
  • Ligament Reconstruction 
  • Medial Epicondylectomy 
  • Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Reconstruction (Tommy John Surgery) 
  • Broken Shoulder Surgery 
  • Radial Tunnel Release at the Elbow 
  • Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement 
  • Rotator Cuff Repair 
  • Shoulder Arthroplasty 
  • Shoulder Impingement Surgery 
  • Shoulder Resurfacing 
  • SLAP Repair 
  • Total Shoulder Replacement 
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition at the Elbow 

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