Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery offers services and programs through the following Divisions. Use these links to directly access all our Department sites.

Hand & Upper Extremity

Treatment

Your doctor will put your broken bone back into place, usually without surgery. You’ll get a splint or cast to hold your finger or wrist straight and protect it from further injury while it heals. Some bones – such as the scaphoid in the wrist – do not readily heal without surgery. Others – such as the distal radius in the outermost part of forearm – commonly require bone alignment with arthroscopic imaging using a flexible viewing tube inserted in the joint or radiographic imaging, and stabilizing with special bone screws, plates, pins or other devices.