Your Orthopaedic Surgeon
Dr. Habacker is a board-certified Orthopaedic Surgeon with a Certified Added Qualification for Hand Surgery. This means, in addition to her orthopaedic training, she subspecialized with an extra year of training and passed an additional hand examination. Her board certification through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery requires regular certified medical examinations and a regular re-certification examination.
Dr. Habacker’s interest in Orthopaedics was peaked by “Ring the Night Bell,” the autobiography of Paul Magnusson, MD, an Orthopaedic surgeon at the turn of the century who applied mathematics to medicine and designed instruments and prosthetics to restore function for the wounded returning from the war. She studied biomedical engineering at Duke University, planning to apply this to her surgical training. Subspecializing in hand surgery was a natural fit for Dr. Habacker, as she has the opportunity to care for newborns and the ageing, those with sports injuries and arthritic conditions, acute trauma, and ongoing inflammatory conditions. It is an honor for her to apply her aptitude for mathematics and spatial relationships to the care of people from all walks of life.