Hand and Upper Extremities

An injury to your hand, wrist, elbow, or upper arm can adversely affect your life. Even the simplest everyday activities and movements can be difficult or painful.

There are 27 bones in the hand and wrist, along with tendons, ligaments, and muscles to connect them. That makes the hand and wrist prone to injury. Timely, proper treatment is essential for the overall, long-term health of the hand or arm. Without proper care of an injury, there’s a potential for long-term pain, stiffness, arthritis, or limited mobility later in life.

The orthopaedic surgeons at UT Southwestern Medical Center are experts at evaluating, diagnosing, and treating minor and complicated injuries to the hand, wrist, elbow, and upper arm. In fact, we treat more wrist injuries than any hospital in Texas.

We can also treat surgeries that weren’t as successful as expected to help restore function.

Whatever hand, wrist, or arm condition is affecting your life, the orthopaedic surgeons at UT Southwestern are ready to help you return to your life. 

Conditions We Treat

Some of the conditions we treat include: 

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Compression neuropathies, including the median, ulnar, and radial nerves
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Fractures
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Hand tumors
  • Joint dislocations
  • Lacerations
  • Microvascular reconstruction, or replantation of fingers or limbs
  • Nerve, tendon, and muscle injuries
  • Tennis, golfer, or baseball elbow
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Trigger finger or trigger thumb