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The upper extremity is composed of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, upper arm, and shoulder. We use these areas in almost all of our daily routines without even realizing it. When the upper extremity becomes injured, even just a fingertip, this can make it difficult to function like normal. Daily activities such as work, sports, and driving put your extremities at risk for a variety of common and not-so-common injuries and overuse syndromes. The upper extremity is made up of multiple tendons, bones, nerves, muscles, and other soft tissues, making it a delicate and intricate area that can require complex treatment when injured.

Our surgeons have advanced training in the diagnosis and treatment of the upper extremity. Depending on the nature of the condition, they may recommend care such as resting the area, wearing a splint, injections, therapy, or surgery. Our doctors always consider the most conservative treatment options first before advising surgical intervention. Should a patient need surgery to regain full function and appearance of their upper extremity, our surgeons utilize the most innovative, state-of-the-art techniques available to provide the best outcome possible.

To learn more about common hand and upper extremity conditions, as well as potential treatment options we may recommend, please visit the pages below:

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