Ericka A. Lawler, MD

Ericka A. Lawler

About

Ericka A. Lawler, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in hand and wrist injuries. She has a subspecialty interest in pediatric upper extremity patients.

Dr. Lawler completed her orthopedic residency at New York University (NYU) Hospital for Joint Diseases and her Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship here at University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics where she is now an associate professor. 

She is the Director of the Hand and Upper Extremity Fellowship and Orthopedic Medical Director in the Ambulatory Surgery Center. She has a strong interest in resident education and her research involves resident training and clinical outcomes of upper extremity patients.

Languages

English

Pediatric Medical Services

Pediatric Specialties

  • Orthopedics

Special Procedures

  • CMC (carpometacarpal) arthroplasty
  • Carpal tunnel surgery
  • Cubital tunnel surgery
  • Dupuytren's release (fasciotomy)
  • Hand fracture surgery
  • Hand nerve repair and reconstruction
  • Ligament reconstruction surgery
  • Nerve transfers
  • Proximal row carpectomy
  • Tendon reconstruction surgery
  • Tendon transfers
  • Trigger finger release
  • Wrist arthroplasty
  • Wrist fracture surgery
  • Wrist nerve repair and reconstruction

Diseases and Conditions

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Congenital hand differences
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Hand and wrist arthritis
  • Hand and wrist fractures
  • Nonunion fractures
  • Scaphoid injuries
  • Upper extremity ligament injuries
  • Upper extremity nerve injuries
  • Upper extremity tendon injuries

Patient Stories

Credentials

Certifications

American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Degrees

MD, George Washington University, School of Medicine, Washington, District of Columbia

Residencies

Orthopedic Surgery, New York University, New York

Fellowships

Hand Surgery, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa

Department

Orthopedics and Rehabilitation ( Academic Profile )

Clinical Associate Professor