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Effective 01/01/2019, TSAOG Orthopaedics is BACK IN NETWORK with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas! 

 

Mickey S. Cho, M.D.

Hand, Wrist, Shoulder, Elbow & Peripheral Nerves

 
 

Dr. Cho is an orthopedic surgeon with TSAOG Orthopaedics (formerly The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group). He is board certified by The American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) and fellowship trained in conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, and peripheral nerves. He treats upper extremity conditions/ injuries of patients of all ages.

As a hand surgeon, Dr. Cho has a special interest in the treatment of compression neuropathies (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, radial tunnel, and ulnar tunnel syndromes), peripheral nerve injuries, shoulder arthritis, upper extremity amputee care, and upper extremity fracture care.

He has appointments available at our Medical Center, New Braunfels, and Schertz locations.

Dr. Cho is a native of San Antonio. He graduated from Judson High School, Converse, TX in 1991, and completed his undergraduate education at the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY. Upon graduating with honors from West Point with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in 1995, Dr. Cho attended medical school at the F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Cho completed a Transitional Internship at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, El Paso, TX from 1999-2000. He then spent 1-year as a Flight Surgeon with the U.S. Army in Chunchon, Korea assigned to an Apache Helicopter Battalion in the 2nd Infantry Division from 2000-2001. After this assignment, Dr. Cho began his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency in 2001 at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He completed residency training in 2005 and then began his additional training in hand surgery. He completed an AO Fellowship in Hand Surgery in Ludwigshafen, Germany, in 2005, and in 2006 began the combined Hand Surgery Fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., and Curtis National Hand Center, Baltimore, MD.

Upon completing his hand fellowships, Dr. Cho was assigned to Landstuhl, Germany as the Chief of Hand Surgery from 2007 to 2009. There he treated severely injured service members from Afghanistan and Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Dr. Cho returned to his native San Antonio in 2009 to continue his care of Wounded Warriors at Brooke Army Medical Center. He became the Chief of the Hand, Microvascular, and Peripheral Nerve Surgery Service in 2016. He continued in this position until his retirement in April 2019. After 24 years of service to the nation, Dr. Cho is retiring from the U.S. Army and transitioning to a civilian practice. After a decade of treating upper extremity bone, soft tissue, and nerve injuries of Wounded Warriors, Dr. Cho is eager to translate his experience and unique skill set gained during his service in the military to the San Antonio community at-large.

Dr. Cho has a special interest in the treatment of compression neuropathies (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, radial tunnel, and ulnar tunnel syndromes), peripheral nerve injuries, shoulder arthritis, upper extremity amputee care, and upper extremity fracture care. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, CrossFit workouts, hunting, and traveling.

View Dr. Cho’s CV

HAND & WRIST
Carpal tunnel syndrome (endoscopic and open)
Dupuytren’s contracture including surgical release and non-operative treatment with Xiaflex (collagenase)
Finger joint replacement (MCPJ, PIPJ)
Forearm fractures (radius and ulna fractures)
Hand and finger fractures (boxer’s fractures, metacarpal fractures, phalanx fractures)
Hand and wrist arthritis
Nerve injury and repair (nerve lacerations, cut nerves)
Nerve transfers (radial, ulnar or median nerve palsy)
Tendon repair, tendon transfer, tendon reconstruction, tendon ruptures
Tendonitis of the wrist (Dequervain’s)
Trigger thumb and finger releases
Thumb ligament reconstruction, CMC arthroplasty (CMC arthritis)
Scaphoid fractures
Scapholunate tears (SL tears)
Ulnar tunnel syndrome
Ulnocarpal impaction
Volar and dorsal ganglion (wrist ganglion)
Wrist arthroscopy, TFCC repair
Wrist fractures (distal radius fractures)

ELBOW
Distal biceps and triceps tears
Elbow arthroscopy
Elbow arthritis
Elbow fractures (radial head fractures, olecranon fractures)
Elbow dislocations
Elbow ligament reconstruction (ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction)
Elbow replacement (elbow arthroplasty)
Golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis)
Radial nerve compression (radial tunnel syndrome)
Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
Ulnar nerve compression (cubital tunnel syndrome)

SHOULDER
Frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis)
Shoulder tendonitis (shoulder impingement, rotator cuff tendonitis)
Shoulder fractures (proximal humerus fracture)
Reverse total shoulder replacement
Total shoulder replacement (shoulder arthroplasty)

TRAUMA & FRACTURE CARE
Neuroma treatment in upper and lower extremities
Peripheral nerve repair and reconstruction
Targeted Muscle Reinnervation
Upper extremity amputee care
Upper & lower extremity fracture care
Work related upper extremity injuries

PEDIATRICS
Congenital pediatric hand surgery (congenital trigger thumb, syndactyly, polydactyly)
Upper extremity fractures

Clinical Coordinator
Katelyn H: 210.593.1440

Scheduling
Phone: 210.281.9595
Fax: 210.582.2670

Referrals and Authorizations
Phone: 210.804.5600
Fax: 210.804.5601

Billing Specialist
Phone: 210.396.5369
Fax: 210.804.6801

 
 
 
 
 
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OFFICE LOCATIONS
  • Medical Center
    Christus Santa Rosa NW, Tower I
    2829 Babcock Rd., #700
    San Antonio, TX 78229
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  • New Braunfels
    Resolute Retail Plaza
    601 Creekside Crossing #106
    New Braunfels, TX 78130
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  • Schertz
    Schertz Parkway Professional Plaza
    5000 Schertz Parkway, #600
    Schertz, TX 78154
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SUPPORT STAFF

Clinical Coordinator
Katelyn H: 210.593.1440

Scheduling
Phone: 210.281.9595
Fax: 210.582.2670

Referrals and Authorizations
Phone: 210.804.5600
Fax: 210.804.5601

Billing Specialist
Phone: 210.396.5369
Fax: 210.804.6801