Hand & Upper Extremity

From your shoulder to the tips of your fingers, there are 64 bones – 10 in the shoulder and arm, 16 in the wrist, and 28 in the hand – and all of them work together, along with tendons, ligaments, and muscles to help you perform daily tasks like brushing your teeth, getting dressed, using your smartphone, typing on a keyboard, and lifting and carrying objects. You probably even know some people who use their hands to talk! But if you’ve got hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder pain, any one of these activities can become difficult if not impossible.

In fact, up to 25% of all disability injuries in the U.S. involve the upper extremities, and 25% of athletic injuries involve the hand and wrist. But it’s not just the weekend warrior who suffers upper extremity pain – it can also be caused by activities involving repetitive motion and by degenerative conditions such as arthritis, not to mention the strain brought on by overuse. Because the hand and arm work together to help us perform so many of our daily activities, you will want to be seen by a physician with extensive experience in treating hand and upper extremity pain.

Our Hand and Upper Extremity, General Orthopaedic, and Sports Medicine specialists at Tri-State Orthopaedics treat a variety of injuries and conditions including:

Hand and Wrist

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Trigger Digit
  • Wrist Ganglion Cyst
  • Basilar Thumb Arthritis
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Fractures
  • … and more!

Elbow

  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis
  • Biceps Rupture
  • Elbow Instability
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Radial Tunnel Syndrome
  • Olecranon Bursitis
  • … and more!

Shoulder

  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Osteoarthrits
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder Separation
  • Weightlifters Shoulder
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Biceps Tendonitis
  • … and more!

For more information about the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries, visit the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons web page for Hand and Wrist and Shoulder and Elbow.

Don’t let pain in your hands and upper extremities keep you from working and enjoying life! The specialists at Tri-State Orthopaedics can diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions involving the hands and upper extremities – call for an appointment today!

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