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, Elbow & Upper Extremity

Conditions

The hands may seem like a relatively small part of the body but a number of things can go wrong to cause pain, deformity or even disability.

Conditions

  • Complex and simple fractures of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow
  • Acute and chronic dislocations and deformity of the hand, wrist and elbow
  • Lacerations and ruptures of tendons in the hand and arm (flexor and extensor tendons, distal biceps ruptures)
  • Congenital abnormalities of the hand and arm
  • Brachial plexus injuries (pediatric and adult)
  • Nerve and blood vessel lacerations and injury
  • Sports injuries of the fingers, hand, wrist and elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of the hand, wrist and elbow
  • Joint replacement in the hand, wrist and elbow
  • Tumors and masses of the upper extremity
  • Dupytren’s disease
  • Bone and soft tissue injuries to the hand, wrist and elbow
  • Improperly healed fractures
  • Osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow in children
  • Post-traumatic stiffness and instability of the elbow
  • Other common conditions such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, tendonitis, trigger finger and ganglion cysts

Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Patients with congenital, neuromuscular, sports-related, oncologic and traumatic or post-traumatic conditions of the upper extremity receive multidisciplinary care involving splinting, casting and reconstructive surgery.
  • Advanced techniques, including state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging equipment, allow our radiologists and hand surgeons to view images quickly and to begin treatment as soon as possible.  Diagnostic tests include angiography, magnetic resonance imaging, x-ray and electromyography.
  • Individualized treatment strategy based on the severity of the condition and how it affects daily activities.
  • Emergency and urgent care available for a wide variety of complex fractures and soft tissue injuries to the hand, elbow and upper extremity