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What Is Internal Brace Technology?

Internal Bracing is an orthopedic surgery technique that Dr. Steven Lee pioneered for Hand Surgery applications. This exciting surgical advancement is changing and improving many surgeries in the world of orthopedics! Dr. Lee's goal is to make his surgical repairs stronger and afford patients a faster recovery whenever possible.


With the addition of his Internal Brace surgical technique, Dr. Steven Lee has been able to improve and enhance multiple surgeries. These innovate techniques are spreading across the country, and Dr. Lee is proud to not only pioneer these techniques but also teach them to fellow orthopedic surgeons nationwide.


Internal Bracing may be used in the following procedures:

​- Thumb Basal Joint Arthroplasty

- Thumb UCL Repair and Reconstruction

- Wrist TFCC and DRUJ Reconstruction

- Wrist Scaphoid-Lunate Ligament Repair and Reconstruction

- Elbow UCL and LUCL Reconstruction

- Ankle Instability, Brostrom


Click here to learn more about Internal Bracing including pictures and videos of the procedures. Warning: the videos contain graphic content.



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*It is important to note that all of the information above is not specific to anyone and is subject to change based on many different factors including but not limited to individual patient, diagnosis, and treatment specific variables. It is provided as an educational service and is not intended to serve as medical advice.  Anyone seeking specific orthopedic advice or assistance should consult Dr. Steven Lee or an orthopedic specialist of your choice.

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*Dr. Steven Lee is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and is double fellowship trained in the areas of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, and Sports Medicine. He has offices in New York City, Scarsdale, and Westbury Long Island.