Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Hand surgeons have received specialized additional training in the treatment of problems affecting the upper extremity. Commonly treated conditions include:

  • Carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Fractures and dislocations of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow
  • Trigger finger
  • Tendon and nerve injuries
  • Arthritis (degenerative, rheumatoid, posttraumatic)

Treatment is usually started with non-operative modalities such as medications, splints, injections and/or therapy. However, if required, surgical treatment may be recommended with alternatives ranging from arthroscopy over nerve release, joint replacement, fracture fixation and ligament and tendon repair or reconstruction. Through close collaboration with a Certified Hand Therapist, results of both non-operative and operative modalities can be closely monitored and final results optimized. 

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Dr. Philipp Streubel

Dr. Philipp Streubel

 

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