Orthopedic Surgery Cedarhurst
Orthopedic Surgery Cedarhurst
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Hand and Upper Extremities

Orthopaedic care of the hand and upper extremity deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of conditions and problems that involve the upper extremity (commonly the shoulder to the finger tip).

The upper extremity is a unique area of the human body that is made up of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, skin, and blood vessels. These elements must all be in good working order for the arm to function well. The relationship between all of these structures is delicate and refined. An injury or disease can affect any or all of these structures and impair the use of the arm and hand.

When a problem takes place in the hand or upper extremity, care must be given to all the different types of tissues that make function of the hand possible.

Common problems treated include:

  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • tennis elbow
  • wrist pain
  • sports injuries
  • fractures
  • trigger finger
  • arthritis
  • nerve and tendon injuries
  • congenital deformities (birth defects)

Not all hand and upper extremity problems need surgery. Orthopedic surgeons treating the hand and upper extremity often recommend non-surgical treatments including medications, splints or braces, therapy, or injections.

It is important to seek proper medical care at the first sign of a hand/upper extremity problem or injury, as continued use and activity can often result in more damage or delayed healing. We understand your desire to return to physical activity as soon as possible, and offer a wide range of treatment options to heal your injury and protect you from future injuries as well.

If you have pain in you fingers, hand, wrist or arm or want to learn more about our hand and upper extremity services, please call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.

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