The Department of Hand Surgery provides comprehensive care for many problems that can affect the upper extremities.
Our hand specialist treats any injured areas involving the hand, wrist, finger, and forearm. In addition, our hand surgeon treats any deformities of these areas whether the conditions are congenital, caused by trauma, or as a result of arthritis and aging.
Conditions Treated Include:
- Arthritis of the wrist and hand: osteoarthritits, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis at base of thumb, arthritis affecting end (DIP) joints that result in prominent notes such as Heberdene’s nodes. Splinting and other non-operative measures for treating arthritic joints.
- Acute tendon, nerve and arterial injuries and reconstruction for chronic injuries
- Chronic wrist pain
- Correction of post-traumatic wrist and hand deformities
- Congenital hand and wrist deformities
- Dupuytren’s contractures
- Fractures and dislocations of the wrist and hand (distal radius, scaphoid, metacarpals and phalanges)
- Nerve compression syndromes, such as carpal tunnel syndromes
- Peripheral nerve injuries of the upper extremities
- Spastic conditions affecting hand and wrist (cerebral palsy, post-stroke)
- Sports injuries of the wrist and hand
- Stenosing tenosynovitis (trigger finger) and de Quervain’s tenosynovitis (wrist)
- Tumors and tumor-like lesions such as ganglions