- Hand and Upper Extremity
- Orthopedic Surgery
Hospital Admission Privileges
- Crozer-Chester Medical Center
- Delaware County Memorial Hospital
- Springfield Hospital
- Taylor Hospital
- College: Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA
- Medical School: Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA
- Louisiana State University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA, Orthopaedics
For diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of hand, wrist, elbow, arm and shoulder problems, turn to The Philadelphia Hand Center. The Hand Center physicians are consistently recognized in the annual “Top Docs” issue of Philadelphia magazine for their expertise in hand and upper extremity orthopedics.
Blane A. Sessions, M.D. is proud to be part of The Philadelphia Hand Center’s strong affiliation with the Crozer-Keystone Health System and has faculty appointments at Crozer-Chester Medical Center, Delaware County Memorial Hospital, Springfield Hospital, Taylor Hospital, the Crozer-Keystone Surgery Center at Brinton Lake and the Crozer-Keystone Surgery Center at Haverford. He currently has office hours in Havertown and Brinton Lake/Glen Mills.
For more information or to schedule an appointment 1 (855)-5-CK-HAND (1-855-525-4263).
Dr. Sessions brings his passion and interest in clinical medicine, research, and education to The Philadelphia Hand Center. He sincerely enjoys interacting and meeting interesting patients; carefully diagnosing conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder; and treating patients like family to ensure they resume a better quality of life.
Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Dr. Sessions attended and graduated Magna Cum Laude with honors from Centenary College of Louisiana in Shreveport, Louisiana, where he played Division I baseball. After college, he earned his medical degree and completed his post graduate training in Orthopedic Surgery at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dr. Sessions was honored to be selected for further subspecialty training with The Philadelphia Hand Center/Thomas Jefferson Hand Fellowship Program where he focused on hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder conditions in both adults and children.
Dr. Sessions credits his love and passion for hand surgery to his mentor, Dr. Harold M. Stokes,M.D. with whom he had the privilege of training under during his residency at LSUHSC-New Orleans, and to the guidance of Dr. A. Lee Osterman, M.D. with whom he trained during his Fellowship at The Philadelphia Hand Center. Both instilled values of compassion and providing comprehensive upper extremity care to individuals of all ages.
2013-Present Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society
2012-Present Pennsylvania State Medical Society
2012-Present Delaware County Medical Society
2012-Present Eastern Orthopaedic Association
2012-Present The Philadelphia Hand Club
2012-Present American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders Program
2011-Present Candidate Member, American Academy for Orthopaedic Surgery
2011-Present Candidate Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
2011-Present Candidate Member, American Association for the Hand
2006-Present Louisiana State Medical Society
2006-Present Louisiana Orthopaedic Association
2006-Present LSUHSC Medical Alumni Association
Honors, Awards, etc.
2014 Co-Chairman, Philadelphia Hand Symposium
2013 "Top Doctor" in Orthopedics, Main Line Today
2012 American Orthopaedic Association Emerging Leaders
2011 LSUHSC Orthopaedic Research Day Award
2011 LSUHSC Interim Hospital Resident of Year Nominee
2010-2011 LSUHSC Orthopaedic Resident Liaison to AAOS
2010-2011 Chief Resident, LSUHSC Department of Orthopaedics
2010 American Orthopaedic Association Resident Leadership Forum
2000-2002 Maroon Jackets, Centenary College
1999 NCAA Leadership Conference, Orlando FL
1999 Howard Hughes Research Grant Recipient/Neuroscience
All age groups, including Pediatrics
Area of Special Interest
Hand and Upper Extremity
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Enjoy most sporting activities, especially college and NFL football; snow skiing; and traveling
NCAA Division One Baseball at Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, LA
Philosophy Of Care
I try to be respectful, open and honest to provide the best care possible.
These are Priorities in my Practice:
- Accommodating my patient's scheduling needs-whenever possible
- Carefully listening to my patient's needs, questions and concerns
- Empathizing with my patient
- Making my office staff available for patient education
- Using terminology that is appropriate for each patient's needs
I Believe in the Importance of these Factors in the Care of my Patients:
- Being sensitive to my patient's pain threshold
- Focusing on the role of preventive medicine in wellness
- Meticulous attention to diagnostic evaluation and therapy planning
- Providing treatment in a comfortable and personal environment
- Staying abreast of breakthroughs and developments in my specialty