Hand and Upper Extremities

Our hand team offers a comprehensive range of options to treat hand and upper extremity disorders affecting adult and pediatric patients. We apply the latest technology and treatments to resolve a variety of issues from carpal tunnel syndrome to Dupuytren’s Contracture to trigger finger.

Because we are part of a leading-edge academic medical institution, UT Southwestern Medical Center physicians do not have a bias toward any type of treatment or product. We guide our patients to the best long-term solutions for their situation. This includes access to the newest treatments available for hand and upper extremity disorders.

New & Noteworthy

We can treat more upper extremity disorders than ever before using minimally invasive surgery, injections, and medications, providing our patients with immediate relief.

Douglas Sammer, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Plastic Surgery

Innovative Nonsurgical and Surgical Care

We know that surgery is not always the best course. Using state-of-the-art technology and the latest nonsurgical treatments, our hand specialists can resolve some disorders in our offices in less than an hour.

If surgery will provide safe, effective, long-term results, you can rely on our expertise with the latest options, including endoscopic procedures and minimal access surgery, computer-assisted 3-D surgery, and innovative microsurgical techniques.

UT Southwestern is establishing the first hand transplant center in North Texas. We offer special expertise on the replantation of severed fingers and hands, using precision and care to restore hand function. Using advanced microsurgical techniques, our hand and peripheral nerve specialists can also reconstruct arteries, veins or nerves, restore blood flow, and transplant tissue within the body, such as a toe to thumb transplant.

Our Hand Experts

  • Fellowship-trained in hand surgery
  • Participate in groundbreaking clinical trials
  • Evaluate products and technology before available to the general public
  • Adhere to a strict code of ethics
  • Teach future surgeons
  • Lead continuing education for practicing physicians