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Orthopedic Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity

Dr. Samuel N. Crosby specializes in orthopedic surgery of the upper extremity for both adult and pediatric patients. Dr. Crosby graduated from the University of Virginia, and Vanderbilt University Medical School. He completed his orthopedic surgery residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, followed by a fellowship at the Harvard Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship. There he worked at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Crosby is Board Certified and has an additional Supspecialty Certificate in Orthopaedic Surgery of the Hand, issued by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr Crosby’s specialties include:

  • Sports related injuries to the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder
  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery (including rotator cuff and instability)
  • Nerve compression syndromes (carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel)
  • Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Adult and Pediatric fractures of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder
  • Arthritis of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder
  • Joint replacement of the shoulder and elbow
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture treatment (injections, needle aponeurotomy and open surgery)
  • Trigger fingers
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Work-related injuries

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Dr. Tom Dovan and Dr. Sam Crosby​



Contessa Wood, a Physician Assistant (PA-C), received her Master of Science in Medicine from Trevecca Nazarene University. Prior to completing her graduate studies in medicine, Contessa attended Austin Peay University, graduating with a Master of Science in Biology. Contessa works primarily with Dr. Samuel N. Crosby, specializing in the surgery of the hand and upper extremity. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her two daughters, riding horses, and reading.


Amy Jean, pa-c, msm

riginally from Birmingham, AL Amy Jean went to The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa graduating with a BS in Athletic Training. She then moved to Nashville in 2009 and graduated from Trevecca’s Physician Assistant Program with a Masters in Medical Science. Amy has 9 years of experience as a Physician Assistant and now works with Dr. Amanda Martin and Dr. Sam Crosby. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, trail running, reading, traveling, and hanging out with her dogs and husband! 
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