Sean Blake, DO, DPT
Orthopaedic Hand & Wrist Specialist
Trauma & Reconstructive Surgery
Sean A. Blake, DO, DPT, is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery. Dr. Blake is a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and also holds a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
A graduate of Miami University of Ohio with a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, Dr. Blake received his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. In 2007, he completed his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine training at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he also completed his residency, serving as Co-Chief Resident of Orthopedic Surgery. Following that, Dr. Blake completed a Fellowship in Hand Surgery at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Before joining Sterling Ridge Orthopaedics, Dr. Blake practiced at the St. Francis Orthopedic Institute in Columbus, GA, where he started the Hand Center and served as its Director. He has held positions on the clinical faculty at the University at Buffalo and Ohio University of Osteopathic Medicine. In the field of Physical Therapy, he has served on the faculty of Cuyahoga Community College and as a graduate assistant in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Slippery Rock University. Dr. Blake has also worked as a physical therapist, personal trainer, and an exercise physiologist.
Dr. Blake’s research efforts include presentations of findings before the National American Physical Therapy Association and State University of New York, along with publication in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery and the e-journal of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians. In 1995, Dr. Blake participated in research regarding team performance analysis of the S.W.A.T. Team in Cincinnati, OH.
Other scientific and medical presentations have taken place at Northeast Ohio University College of Medicine, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Physical Therapy Department, Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Ursuline College and Upper Extremity Rehabilitation State of the Art.
His long list of presentations to community audiences have covered subjects such as nutrition and exercise, wellness, osteoporosis, football conditioning, cadaver dissection, and hand and wrist overuse injuries.
Among the hand, wrist and elbow procedures Dr. Blake performs are:
- Knuckle joint replacement
- Thumb arthroplasty / arthritis
- Fusions for arthritis
- Nerve repair
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Tendon repair
- Tendon transfers
- Minimally invasive carpal tunnel release with a camera
- Cubital tunnel release/ "Funny Bone" nerve treatment
- Wrist, hand and finger fractures
- Ligament reconstruction of the wrist
- Ligament reconstruction of the thumb and finger
- Tendonitis of the wrist and elbow
- Lateral epicondylitis
- Relief without surgery of the hand or arm
- Mallet finger
- Trigger finger and trigger thumb
- Wrist and hand arthritis
- Wrist and finger dislocations