Hand and Upper Extremity surgeons treat traumatic, degenerative, overuse, and arthritis disorders of the hand as well as the wrist, elbow, and arm, since many of the structures involved in hand function actually start farther up the arm. Because our hands are such an important element of daily life, injuries and conditions affecting the hand, wrist, arm, and elbow can be very disabling. The complexity of the anatomy and mechanics of the hand require special attention and well-designed treatment plans. Hand surgery has benefitted from years of very intensive research and today’s techniques and treatment protocols are some of the most advanced in all of medicine.
The GPOA Hand and Upper Extremity surgeons treat hand and upper extremity disorders such as fractures, tendon lacerations and ruptures, degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist pain, tennis elbow, and many others. They closely integrate with hand therapists to ensure appropriate rehabilitation of non-surgical and surgical hand, wrist, arm, and elbow conditions.