Learn About RHSI

Our History

Learn About RHSI

Reconstructive Hand to Shoulder of Indiana (RHSI) provides comprehensive care for all conditions involving the upper extremities (shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand). Their experience, diverse training and specialization are combined with a caring and compasionate concern for those they treat. All RHSI physicians are fellowship trained and certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Center for the James W. Strickland Foundation for Upper Extremity Research and Education

RHSI is home to the Center for the James W. Strickland Foundation for Upper Extremity Research and Education. This Foundation is the 501(c)(3) charitable affiliate of RHSI, providing the financial and intellectual resources to support continuous innovation and advances in health information management through research and education.

Our History

Reconstructive Hand to Shoulder of Indiana was formed in 2000 by James W. Strickland, M.D. who has over 45 years experience in managing disorders of the hand and upper extremity. The practice since added Dale Dellacqua, M.D., Lance Rettig, M.D., Michael Pannunzio, M.D. and Alex Meyers, M.D. all of whom have extensive orthopaedic education and training and, have served one year fellowships in Hand Surgery at distinguished institutions. The practice specializes in the most up-to-date treatment for:

  • Arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand
  • DuPuytren's Disease
  • Nerve compression disorders
  • Congenital deformities
  • Dysfunction and deformities resulting from injuries
  • Tumors
  • Tendon problems
  • Fractures and dislocations throughout the upper extremity
  • Conditions requiring microsurgical reconstruction
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