Conditions Treated: 

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Boutonniere Deformity
  • Boxer's Fracture
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Distal Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist)
  • Dupuytren's Disease
  • Finger Dislocation
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Kienbock's Disease
  • Mallet Finger (Baseball Finger)
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Scaphoid Fractures
  • Thumb Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury (Skier's Thumb)
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) Tears
  • Trigger Digits
  • Hand and Wrist Sprains

​Procedures Performed:​

  • De Quervain's Release
  • Distal Radius Fracture Repair
  • Finger Fracture Fixation
  • Finger Joint Fusion
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Surgery & Injections
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery
  • Scaphoid Fracture Fixation
  • Trigger Digit Release
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Repair
  • Tennis Elbow Surgery
  • Wrist Arthroscopy

Specialty: General Orthopaedic Surgery / Hand, Wrist & Elbow Surgery

Undergraduate Education: Wayne State University 

Graduate Education: Wayne State University School of Medicine 

Residency: McLaren / MSU College of Human Medicine, Orthopaedic Surgery 

Fellowship: Kleinert Institute / University of Louisville School of Medicine, Hand & Microsurgery 

Board Certification(s): American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery & Subspecialty Certification in Surgery of the Hand

Years in Practice: 10

Hospital Affiliation(s): Troy Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital​, & Crittenton Hospital

Award(s):​ Chief Orthopaedic Resident, American Society for Surgery of the Hand - Resident and Fellows Traveling Scholarship, Patients' Choice Award 

BIO: John S. Papakonstantinou, M.D. is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in surgery of the hand and upper extremity. He has strong roots in southeast Michigan. He was born in Royal Oak and is a graduate of Lake Orion High School. He graduated summa cum laude from Wayne State University and attended medical school at the Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. He completed his orthopaedic surgery residency at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine's campus in Flint, Michigan. There, he developed the foundation for his skills in general orthopaedic surgery at McLaren Flint and underwent extensive training in orthopaedic trauma at Hurley Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center. He then went on to complete a fellowship in hand and microsurgery at the Kleinert Institute / University of Louisville in Kentucky. This is one of the largest and most respected training grounds for hand surgeons in the world. This center also performed the nation's first successful hand transplant.


  • Papakonstantinou J, Burton S. Primary B-cell Lymphoma of the Calcaneus: A Case Report. Proceedings of the Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, 6/10.
  • Tenfelde A, McNiel D, LeCronier D, Papakonstantinou J, Srivastava A, Walter N, Gheevarughese V, Atkinson P: A Large Tibial Defect Fixed with an Intramedullary Nail in Rabbits Performs Biomechanically Similar to Human Nails. Proceedings of the Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual meeting, 6/09.
  • Walter N, LeCronier D, Papakonstantinou J, McNiel D, Tenfelde A, Gheevarughese V, Beran C, Martineau D, Atkinson P: The Use of a Fatigue Test Protocol to Motivate the Design of an Intramedullary Rod to Address Large Tibial Defects in the Rabbit. Proceedings of the Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, 6/09. 
  • Papakonstantinou J, Dass AG: Chronic Posterior Elbow Dislocation. Poster presented at Michigan Orthopaedic Society Annual Meeting, 6/07. 
  • LeCronier D, Papakonstantinou J, Gheevarughese V, Beran C, Walter N, Atkinson P: Development of an interlocked nail for segmental defects in the rabbit tibia. Proc IMechE Part H:J Engineering in Medicine 226(4) 330-336


  • Composite Tissue Allotransplantation - Louisville, KY (2012)
  • Intelliegent Orthopedic Fracture Implant System (IOFIS) - Kettering University Dept. of Mechanical Engineering - Flint, MI (2008)

​​John S. Papakonstantinou, M.D., F.A.C.S.