Michael A. Cohn, M.D.

Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist & Hand Surgery

Michael A. Cohn, M.D

Dr. Cohn is a fellowship-trained board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in disorders from the shoulder to the hand.  He has expertise in shoulder replacement surgery, arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, and fracture surgery.  Dr. Cohn is also a golf medicine expert and avid golfer.  He’s certified by the Titleist Performance Institute, the world’s leading educational organization and research facility dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to the golf swing.  He was born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. After graduating from Pine Crest School in Ft. Lauderdale, he attended Vanderbilt University, where he graduated summa cum laude with a BS in Chemistry. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, where he was inducted into the exclusive Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He then completed a 5-year orthopedic surgery residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases in Manhattan. Following his orthopedic surgery residency, he completed an additional year of specialized fellowship training in surgery of the hand and upper extremity at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

Dr. Cohn is on the medical staff and takes orthopedic surgery call at Bethesda Hospital West, Bethesda Hospital East, and JFK Medical Center.  He performs orthopedic trauma surgery of the upper and lower extremities while serving the people of Palm Beach County at these hospitals for acute injuries.




  • Total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Reverse total shoulder arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic instability repair
  • Arthroscopic subacromial decompression
  • Arthroscopic distal clavicle excision
  • Proximal humerus fracture repair
  • Humerus shaft fracture repair
  • Clavicle fracture repair
  • Coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction


  • Minimally invasive cubital tunnel release
  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Minimally invasive release for lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Minimally invasive release for medial epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
  • Elbow UCL reconstruction for overhead athletes (Tommy John surgery)
  • Elbow LUCL reconstruction for instability
  • Treatment of the stiff elbow
  • Total elbow arthroplasty
  • Distal biceps repair and reconstruction
  • Fractures and dislocations


  • Distal radius fractures
  • Scaphoid fractures and nonunions
  • Wrist arthroscopy
  • Reconstructive wrist surgery for arthritis or instability


  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Trigger finger release
  • Hand arthroscopy
  • MCP and PIP joint arthroplasty
  • Small joint fusions
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Ligament repairs

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