George Balfour, MD
Hand & Upper Extremity Surgeon
Dr. Balfour provides the most modern and current treatment and methods to problems of the Hand, Wrist, Arm Elbow and Shoulder. He has published many articles on leading edge techniques in his field. He has been an instructor in the California system of disability rating
He believes his duty is provide you with as much information as possible about your orthopedic problems and make suggestions as to your care. But all decisions, ultimately, must be those of the patient. Some individuals want to be told what to do. That is not his approach and he will advise you as to the best alternatives for you problems. However any final decisions must be your own. Most patients have commented how much more time and information they receive in his office as compared their experiences elsewhere.
Arm, Elbow, Hand and Wrist, Shoulder
Arthritis, Arthroscopic Surgery, Deformity, Disability, Pain, Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Trauma/Fractures, He is an instructor for QME examinations and disability examinations. He frequently does Agreed Medical Examinations (AME)
MEMBER Rho Chi Pharmaceutical Honor Society,
Assistant Professor Emeritus Charles R. Drew School of Medicine, Orthopedic Residency Program, Chief of Hand Surgery 1981-2004,
Faculty member Northridge Hospital Medical Center 1983-present.Family Practice Residency.
Presently, He is active in the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, serving on the Board of Councilors, and on several committees. In addition, he serves on the board of directors of the California Orthopaedic Association, and on the board of the California Society of Industrial Medicine and Surgery (CSIMS). He was the President of CSIMS for 2008.
He organized the 2010 COA QME COURSE