Hand Surgeons treat tumors of the hand (which are usually benign), ganglion cysts, finger contractures, birth defects such as webbed fingers, degenerative conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and hand trauma.
Hand trauma is common, and surgery includes the repair of bones, tendons, nerves, and grafting of burns. Outpatient surgery is common for hand problems, and physical and occupational therapists help complete the recovery. Our hand therapists are part of an advanced hand therapy program, working closely with our hand surgery specialists.
Hand surgeons and therapists work together to provide the very best in surgical and non-surgical evaluation and treatment options, offering 24-hour hand injury coverage.
Hand surgery is a very specialized field of medicine that combines the precise skills of both orthopedic and plastic surgeons. Our team of hand surgeons provide you with the most up-to-date and comprehensive surgical techniques for conditions of the hand, including degenerative issues, traumatic injury and birth defects.
The most common conditions treated by a hand surgeon include:
- Tumors of the hand
- Ganglion cysts
- Finger contractures
- Congenital deformities
- Carpal tunnel
- Tendonitis, tennis elbow
- Rheumatoid and degenerative arthritis
- Joint injuries and replacement
- Traumatic lacerations
Hand therapy addresses injuries and conditions of the fingers, hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Certified Hand Therapists have extensive, specialized training in treating upper extremity conditions.
For more information on hand surgery services at UP Health System, call us at 844.411.UPHS.