Hand & Upper Extremity
Because your hands are in constant motion, they are vulnerable to injury. Repetitive stress and overuse injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis are among the most common. Your hands and wrists can also be affected by normal wear and tear on the joints resulting in arthritis which can progress to deformity and chronic pain. Our hand and upper extremity team consists of an exceptional fellowship trained hand surgeon working closely with an experienced Occupational Therapist. Many hand related injuries including work related injury, sports injury, dislocations and sprains are effectively treated with bracing and therapy and we believe in a conservative first approach.
Since your hands do so much as we perform daily tasks, sports and work related manipulatives, they are unfortunately susceptible to fractures and injuries that can result in damaged ligaments, tendons, bones and nerves. Due to the intricate anatomy of the hands and wrists, you need a doctor who has the training and experience in the delicate procedures required to restore the anatomy, relieve hand pain and to preserve and maintain normal motion and function. If surgery of the hand or upper extremity becomes necessary our surgeons have the experience to repair even the most difficult injuries. Our integrated team approach to recovery greatly enhances outcomes!
Specific Problems of The Hand and Wrist Include:
Surgical Procedures We Perform Include:
We perform on-site custom brace fittings which in many cases alleviate the need for surgery.