Avrum Froimson, MD


Avrum Froimson, MD

Appointed: 2014

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Avrum Froimson, MD
Department: Orthopaedic Surgery
Contract Staff
Location: Beachwood Family Health Center
Mail Code BD30
26900 Cedar Road
Beachwood, OH 44122
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Professional Highlights

  • Founder and Chief of Hand Surgery Clinic, MetroGeneral Hospital, 1962-1980
  • Chairman of Orthopaedics, Mt Sinai,1980-1997
  • Offers In Clinic/Office Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's Contracture

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Campus
Hand Surgery
New York, NY USA
Residency - Saint Luke's Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Saint Luke's Medical Center
Orthopaedic Surgery
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Philadelphia General Hospital (closed)
General Surgery
Philadelphia, PA USA
Medical School - Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, LA USA
Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Non-operative treatment of the hand and wrist, needle aponeurotomy for Dupuytren’s Disease

Awards & Honors

  • Mt Sinai Teaching Excellence Award
  • "Best Docs" Cleveland Magazine, 1996-2004
  •  Best Doctors in USA Midwest Region,1997

Additional Training

  • Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren' Contracture

Innovations & Patents

  • Patent: 1974 #3,789,842. The Froimson Tennis Elbow Support; used worldwide in the treatment of tennis elbow
  • Invented/published novel surgical procedures for thumb arthritis, trigger finger, biceps tendon rupture, elbow arthritis, wrist tendinitis


  • American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • Past president, American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/8/2015, Dr. Froimson has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by the Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about the Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English