Alexander S. Rowland, M.D.

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Hand, Wrist, Elbow and Upper Extremity

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Dr. Alexander Rowland is a board certified orthopedic surgeon, specializing in conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow for adult and pediatric patients.

Dr. Rowland joined The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group in 2002. He is a 4th generation native of San Antonio and comes from a long line of physicians. His great grandfather, Dr. Frederick Terrell, was a general practitioner and served as mayor of San Antonio in 1901. Dr. Rowland's father, Dr. Spencer Rowland, was one of the founding members of The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group and joined in 1962. He was the first hand fellowship trained orthopedist in San Antonio. Dr. Rowland's interest in medicine grew from his earlier childhood experiences watching his father perform surgery and make hospital rounds.

Dr. Rowland is a graduate of the University of Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences. He completed medical school at the University of Tulane in New Orleans, Louisiana. He then returned home to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. While in residency, he also spent time abroad in Cambridge England, working at Addenbrooke’s Hospital upper extremity unit. During residency, he was recognized in the Roy Davis Residency Paper competition. Upon completion of his residency, he was recognized with the Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award for the outstanding orthopaedic surgery resident. Following completion of residency, Dr. Rowland completed a fellowship in foot and ankle surgery in Oakland, California with Dr. Roger A. Mann.

After two years of practicing General Orthopaedic Surgery in San Antonio, Dr. Rowland pursued his interest in conditions of the upper extremity through further specialty training. He completed a one year fellowship in Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder at the University of Western Ontario in London Canada. While there, he worked at the Hand and Upper Limb Center (HULC) under the guidance of Dr. Graham King and Dr. Jim Roth. In Canada, Dr Rowland published in the Journal of Hand Surgery and presented his research at the Canadian Orthopaedic Society in Toronto. His work was also presented at the 61st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Rowland is acting Medical Director of The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group's surgery center and is a member of several medical societies including the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Texas Medical Association, the Bexar County Medical Society, the San Antonio Orthopaedic Society, and the Alamo Orthopaedic Society.

Dr. Rowland's current practice specializes in conditions of the hand, wrist, and elbow. He has provided specialty care for the San Antonio Talons, San Antonio Scorpions, and US Modern Pentathlon Olympic Team. He has a special interest in endoscopic carpal tunnel release, trigger finger release, distal radius fractures, elbow arthroscopy, and bicep repairs.

Dr. Rowland has been featured in MDNEWS and was named in SA Scene's list of SA Doctors: Best of 2012 and 2014.

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Practice History
The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group
2003–present
Education

Fellowship
Hand, Shoulder, and Elbow
University of Western Ontario
Hand and Upper Limb Center (HULC)
London Ontario, Canada
July 2005 - June 2006

Roger A. Mann, M.D.
Oakland, California
Foot and Ankle Surgery
January 2003–June 2003

Residency
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Orthopaedic Surgery, 1998–2002

Internship
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Orthopaedic Surgery, 1997–1998

Medical School
Tulane Medical School
New Orleans, Louisiana, 1997

College
The University of Texas
Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, 1993

Certification & Licensure
Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, 1999
Additional Information

Honors & Activities

Leonard Marmor Surgical Arthritis Foundation Award, 2002

Hand

  • Fracture Care
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (Open and Endoscopic carpal tunnel release)
  • Wrist arthroscopy, reconstruction, and limited fusions
  • Hand, finger, thumb ligament reconstruction, joint replacement, and fusion
  • Distal radius fractures
  • Wrist fractures
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tendon repair and reconstruction
  • Nerve repair
  • Trigger finger / Trigger finger release
  • Dupuytren's contracture

Elbow

  • Elbow arthroscopy - tennis elbow, arthritis, and cartilage injuries in athletes
  • Total elbow replacement
  • Radial head replacement
  • Elbow tendon and ligament reconstruction
  • Bicep tears at elbow / Bicep repairs
  • Elbow arthritis
  • Elbow fractures
  • Elbow contracture release

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      San Antonio, TX 78216
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      San Antonio, TX 78258
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      San Antonio, TX 78212
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