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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

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Plastic Surgery

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

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

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arthritis
  • Arthrodesis (Fusions)
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Bone Fractures
  • Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • Bone Lesions
  • Burn Reconstruction
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cartilage Injuries
  • DeQuervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Fracture Reconstruction
  • Fracture Surgery
  • Ganglion Cyst (Bible Cyst)
  • Hand Arthritis
  • Hand Deformities
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Nerve Injury Repair
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand Tendon Injury
  • Hand Tumor
  • Keloid Scar Removal
  • Musculoskeletal Trauma
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Repair
  • Osteoarthritis (OA)
  • Pathologic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Repair
  • Peripheral Nerve Surgery
  • Radius Forearm Fracture
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Tendon Injuries & Tendonitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tissue Flap Replacement Surgery
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Arthritis
  • Wrist Cartilage Tear
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Surgery

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
  • 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

Memberships

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

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.

Research

Selected Publications:

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 : 2019 (Epub).

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 Presented 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.

Lin Ines C, Shin Alexander Y, Bishop Allen T: Dorsal capsular defect and synovial fistula to the fourth extensor compartment: A late complication after arthroscopic dorsal wrist ganglionectomy Journal of Hand Surgery, Asian-Pacific Volume 23 (3): 404-407,2018.

Shubinets Valeriy, McAndrew Christine, Mauch Jaclyn, Glennon Alyssa Ricker, Kovach Stephen J, Gray Benjamin L, Steinberg David R, Bozentka David J, Lantieri Laurent, Chang Benjamin, Levin L Scott, Lin Ines C: Partial hand transplant: Lessons learned from cadaveric dissection studies Journal of Hand Surgery 43 (7): 634-640,2018.

Colen David L, Fox Justin P, Chang Benjamin, Lin Ines C: Burden of hand maladies in US emergency departments Hand (NY) 13 (2): 228-236,2018.

Gornitzky Alex L, Lin Ines C, Carrigan Robert B: The diagnostic utility and clinical implications of wrist MRI in the pediatric population Hand (NY) 13 (2): 143-149,2018.

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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