Hand and Upper Extremity
Proper functioning of the upper extremity is necessary for many of the activities of daily living we take for granted. Writing, grabbing, driving or lifting would be severely limited were it not for the correct performance of the muscles, nerves, joints and bones of the upper extremity.
The design of the hands and upper extremity and its daily use – and abuse – leaves this area of the human body highly vulnerable to injury. In fact, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, one-third of all acute injuries treated in emergency rooms involve the upper extremities.
Many of the injuries to the upper extremity (generally consisting of the hands, shoulders and elbow) can be treated without surgery, and our physicians explore every non-operative option before considering surgical intervention. However, there are cases in which surgery is the only appropriate treatment. Our surgeons are fellowship-trained in hand and shoulder surgery and have extensive expertise in the care of the upper extremity.
Should surgery become the right choice, our surgeons are trained to effectively correct problems related to:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Shoulder and Elbow
Biceps tendon rupture
Meet Our Hand Surgeons