Accidents, sports, or recreational activities can also cause traumatic injuries to the hand and upper extremity. Fractures (broken bones) and ligament, tendon, or nerve injuries are quite common. Our fellowship-trained hand surgeons are equipped to handle all of these injuries and help maximize your recovery.
Fractures can occur throughout the upper extremity in patients of all ages. Our doctors can oversee nonsurgical treatment as well as provide surgery when needed to treat broken bones. This also includes treatment of fractures that have not healed (nonunion) or have not healed in a good position (malunion).
Ligament tears or tendon ruptures can require surgery to help them heal. Tendon and nerve lacerations are also common with accidents that cause deep cuts in the hand and wrist. Our doctors provide comprehensive surgical and nonsurgical care for these injuries.
- Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery: Harvard Medical School/Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA. Surgical Restoration of the Tetraplegic Hand and Upper Extremity: MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH.