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Raymond K. Wurapa, M.D.

I’ve always had an eye for detail. Working with the intricacies of the hand has been a perfect fit.

Dr. Raymond Wurapa specializes in hand, wrist and upper extremity surgery. He has unique expertise in managing post- traumatic reconstructions (fractures, joint pain, tendon, nerve and soft tissue injuries), carpal tunnel and other neuropathies, arthritis, tendonitis and other upper extremity conditions.

A graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Wurapa completed his residency at Albany Medical Center, New York, and his fellowship training in hand and upper extremity surgery at The Philadelphia Hand Center, Thomas Jefferson University, in Philadelphia.

Dr. Wurapa is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. He has the distinction of a Certificate of Added Qualification for Hand Surgery. He is also an active member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Association for Hand Surgery.

He is credited with developing several surgical instruments including the Carpal Tunnel Retractor, Small Joint Compressor/Distractor, and Swivel Blade Retractor. Dr. Wurapa holds a patent for a wound irrigation basin and has contributed to research, leading medical and orthopedic publications and textbooks. Learn more about his latest research.

Additionally, Dr. Wurapa is a co-owner of Tru-Colour® bandages and the inventor of the company’s patented designs. As the name suggests, Tru-Colour® bandages come in a variety of colors to match a wide array of skin tones. The design differs from traditional bandages, due to their irregular shapes, which allow for better functionality and range of motion when placed on flexible areas like fingertips or joints.

Tru-Colour® bandages have been featured in AAOS Nowthe monthly news magazine from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and have been highlighted in segments on several popular media outlets

He has led and attended numerous presentations, conferences and academic forums. Dr. Wurapa has been named as one of America’s Top Doctors® consistently since 2015. His commitment to teaching fuels his work with resident physicians and patient education. His guiding philosophy is “Excellence in medical care, one patient at a time." 

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More About Dr. Wurapa

  • Mount Carmel East Hospital
  • Ohio Orthopedic Surgery Institute
  • Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Surgery Center at Easton
  • Mount Carmel Grove City
Medical School:
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio
Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, New York
The Philadelphia Hand Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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