David B. Fulton, MD

Orthopedic Surgery


David B. Fulton, MD, received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati. He completed his internship and residency at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis and completed a fellowship in hand surgery and shoulder surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center/Cincinnati Hand Surgery Specialists in Cincinnati.

Dr. Fulton is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, with a certificate of added qualifications for hand surgery, and is a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. His specialties and clinical interests include hand/wrist/elbow/shoulder surgery, fracture care, shoulder arthroscopy, impingement surgery, total shoulder replacement surgery, reverse shoulder replacements, carpal tunnel syndrome, nerve compression surgery, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, tendon reconstructive surgery and arthritis reconstructive surgery.

“The reward in orthopedics is great – and I think our field is unique in this regard – that we can effect a big, positive change on many patients with sometimes one surgery. It can dramatically change someone’s life.”


Education and training

Specialty Orthopedic Surgery

Board CertifiedAmerican Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

EducationUniversity of Cincinnati College of Medicine

ResidencyIndiana University Medical Center

FellowshipUniversity of Cincinnati Medical Center/Cincinnati Hand Surgery Specialists

Treatments and services
  • Tendonitis
  • Arthritis
  • Trigger finger
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Nerve decompressions such as carpal tunnel release
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder instability
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Tendon repair
Professional associations
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand

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