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Ines C. Lin, MD

Ines C. Lin, MD Physician

Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Lin is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Ines C. Lin

Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2017

Recognized by Main Line Today's Top Doctor's 2016 issue

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2017 - 2019

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

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Clinical Specialties


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Plastic Surgery - Surgery of the Hand, 2013
  • Plastic Surgery, 2012

Clinical Expertise:

  • Abnormalities of the Hands
  • Amputation of Finger
  • Amputation of Thumb
  • Animal Bite of the Hand
  • Anterior Interosseous Compression Neuropathy
  • Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)
  • Arthritis of Fingers
  • Arthritis of Hand
  • Arthritis of Thumb
  • Arthrodesis of Wrist
  • Arthroplasty Wrist
  • Arthroscopy of Wrist
  • Avascular Necrosis of Scaphoid
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Fingers
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Hand
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Lunate
  • Avascular Necrosis of the Wrist
  • Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Basal Joint Arthritis Surgery
  • Benign Neoplasm of Skin
  • Benign Tumor Removal of the Hand
  • Boutonniere Deformity
  • Brachial Plexus Exploration and Repair
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Bursectomy of Hand
  • Cancerous Tumor Removal of the Hand
  • Carpal Sequestrectomy
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Claw Hand
  • Cmc Thumb Arthroplasty
  • Colles Fracture
  • Compromised Skin Grafts
  • Compromised Tissue Flaps
  • Cubital Tunnel Surgery
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cyst Removal
  • de Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hand
  • Developmental and Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Developmental Hand Deformities
  • Digital Mucous Cysts
  • Digital Nerve Repair
  • Dislocated Thumb
  • Dislocation of Wrist
  • Distal Ulnar Fracture
  • Dog Bite of Hand
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Ectrodactyly
  • Extensor Tendon Laceration
  • Extensor Tendon Repair
  • Fasciotomy of Hand
  • Felon
  • Finger Abscess
  • Finger Arthritis
  • Finger Deformity
  • Finger Fracture
  • Finger Injection
  • Finger Injury
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Reattachment
  • Finger Sprain
  • Flaps Surgery
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Forearm Injury
  • Frostbite
  • Gamekeeper's Thumb
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Ganglion Cyst Removal
  • Giant Cell Tumor of Tendon Sheath of Hand
  • Glomangioma
  • Glomus Tumor
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Hand Deformities
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Fracture Surgery
  • Hand Infection
  • Hand Injuries
  • Hand Mass
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Steroid Injection
  • Hand Tendon Injury
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendonitis
  • Hand Transplant
  • Hand Wound
  • Hemangiomas
  • High Pressure Injection Injury of Hand
  • Human Bite of the Hand
  • Hypothenar Hammer Syndrome
  • Joint Surgery of Hand
  • Joint Surgery of the Wrist
  • Lesion of Ulnar Nerve
  • Lipoma
  • Lunate Fracture
  • Madelung Deformity
  • Mallet Finger
  • Malunion Fracture of the Hand
  • Malunion Fracture of the Wrist
  • Median Neuropathy
  • Melanoma On Finger
  • Melanoma On Hand
  • Metacarpal Sequestrectomy
  • Metacarpophalangeal Fusion
  • Microsurgery
  • Microsurgery of the Hand
  • Microsurgical Replantation of the Hand
  • Microvascular Epiphyseal Plate Transplantation
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Hand
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery of the Wrist
  • Mp Joint Arthritis
  • Nail Bed Surgery
  • Nail Injuries
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Nonunion Fracture of the Hand
  • Oligodactyly - Hand
  • Oncologic Reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis of Fingers
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hand
  • Osteonecrosis of the Hand
  • Palmar Fasciitis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pollicization
  • Polydactyly
  • Polysyndactyly
  • Radial Club Hand
  • Radial Nerve Neuropathy
  • Radius Fracture
  • Reconstruction of Thumb
  • Reconstructive Hand Surgery
  • Release Scar Contracture
  • Repair Mallet Finger
  • Repair Trigger Thumb
  • Replantation of Extremities
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Scar Hypertrophy
  • Scar Revision
  • Skin Cancer Surgery
  • Skin Grafting
  • Skin Grafts
  • Surgery for de Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Swan Neck Deformity
  • Symbrachydactyly
  • Syndactyly
  • Syndactyly Repair
  • Synovectomy of Wrist
  • Tendinitis of the Hand
  • Tendinitis of the Wrist
  • Tendon Pulley Reconstruction
  • Tendon Repair
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Tenosynovitis of Hand
  • Thumb Arthritis
  • Thumb Fracture
  • Thumb Hypoplasia
  • Thumb Reattachment
  • Toe Transfer
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Thumb
  • Ulna Fracture
  • Ulnar Claw
  • Ulnar Club Hand
  • Ulnar Nerve Decompression
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Ulnar Nerve Subluxation
  • Ulnar Nerve Surgery
  • Ulnocarpal Abutment Syndrome
  • Volkmann's Ischemic Contracture
  • Wartenberg's Syndrome
  • Wound Complications
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture Surgery
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Injuries
  • Wrist Injury
  • Wrist Instability
  • Wrist Reconstruction
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Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oscar Health Plan of PA
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic


American Association for Hand Surgery, National American College of Surgeons (Fellow), National American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons, National American Society for Surgery of the Hand, National American Society of Plastic Surgeons, National Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Local Robert H. Ivy Pennsylvania Plastic Surgery Society, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Lin is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Pennsylvania Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Coombs Demetrius M, Lanni Michael A, Fosnot Joshua, Patel Ashit, Korentager Richard, Lin Ines C, Djohan Risal: Professional burnout in United States plastic surgery residents: Is it a legitimate concern? Aesthetic Surgery Journal : 2019 (Epub).

Lee Alfred, Colen David L, Fox Justin P, Chang Benjamin, Lin Ines C: Pediatric hand and upper extremity injuries presenting to emergency departments in the United States: Epidemiology and health care-associated costs Hand (New York, N.Y.) : 2019 (Epub).

Zlotolow Dan A, Low Sara L, Lin Ines C, Williamson Chris, Tinsley Brian, Kozin Scott H: Suprascapular ligament release from an anterior approach: An anatomic feasibility study Journal of Hand Surgery 44 (10): 900.e1-900.e4,2019.

Wink JD, Olatomide F, Lin IC: Subungual schwannoma, a not-so rare entity: A case report and literature review 37th Adrian E. Flatt Residents & Fellows Conference, 74th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Las Vegas, NV : 2019.

Wink JD, Rhemtulla I, Fix W, Enriquez F, Mauch J, Barbieri J, Miller CJ, Chang B, Lin I, Kovach SJ: Mohs surgery and reconstruction for digital melanoma: Analysis of techniques and post-operative limb function 98th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, Baltimore, MD : 2019.

Mauch Jaclyn T, Bae Alison, Shubinets Valeriy, Lin Ines C: A systematic review of sensory outcomes of digital nerve gap reconstruction with autograft, allograft, and conduit Annals of Plastic Surgery 82 (4S Suppl 3): S247-S255,2019.

Mauch JT, Bae A, Shubinets V, Rhemtulla IA, Lin IC: A systematic review of sensory outcomes of digital nerve gap reconstruction with autograft, allograft, and conduit Poster presentation at the American Association for Hand Surgery Annual Meeting, Palm Desert, CA : 2019.

Plana Natalie M, Shubinets Valeriy, Tecce Michael G, Lin Ines C, Chang Benjamin: Pollicization of biphalangeal index finger for type IV thumb hypoplasia: A case report describing preoperative planning, intraoperative decision-making, and technical modifications Hand (New York, N.Y.) 13 (6): NP20-NP26,2018.

Mauch JT, Bae A, Shubinets V, Rhemtulla IA, Lin IC: A systematic review of sensory outcomes of digital nerve gap reconstruction with autograft, allograft, and conduit Presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Boston, MA : 2018.

Mauch JT, Nathan SL, Shubinets V, Lin IC: Surgical management and outcomes of cutaneous mold infections in immunocompromised children Poster presented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, Boston, MA : 2018.

Academic Contact Info

Division of Plastic Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
14th Floor, South Pavilion
3400 Civic Center Boulevard

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-7300
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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