Hand & Upper Extremity
Our Hand Surgeon specializes in the reconstruction and treatment of fractures, soft tissue injuries, and neuropathies involving the hand and upper extremity. He employs both traditional surgical techniques and minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques.
Hand surgery diagnoses and cares for problems involving the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder. Hand surgeons treat conditions both operatively and non-operatively.
Our hand surgeon, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, completed specialized fellowship training in the hand and upper extremity. He has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand, the most advanced degree obtainable in the field of hand surgery, and is a member of the prestigious American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Some of the more common conditions treated by hand surgeons include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis and golfer’s elbow
- Trigger fingers
- Fractures and dislocations of the fingers, hand, wrist, and elbow
- Sports injuries involving the fingers, hand, wrist, and elbow
- Finger, hand, wrist, and elbow arthritis
- Tendonitis, sprains, strains, and ligament injuries
- Tendon and nerve injuries involving the hand and upper extremity
Some of the newer and exciting techniques our hand surgeon employs include:
- Arthroscopic hand, wrist, and elbow surgery
- Minimally invasive hand, wrist, and elbow fracture fixation surgery
- Joint replacement surgery for arthritis involving the fingers, wrist, and elbow
- Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) for accelerated healing (e.g.: tennis elbow)
- Xiaflex injections for the non-operative treatment of Dupuytren’s contractures
Hand surgeons treat conditions non-operatively through the use of:
- Occupational & Physical Therapy