Hand & Upper Extremity
Reaching, grabbing, writing, driving, lifting, or waving...all are activities that we take for granted. Each of these seemingly simple daily activities and many, many more are only possible because of the versatility and flexibility of the "upper extremity." This area of the human body is uniquely complex and includes the joints, bones and muscles of the fingers, hand, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder. Its intricate and mobile design, coupled with the use and abuse sustained each day, can make this region of the body highly susceptible to injury.
At the Human Motion Institute, we apply our clinical expertise to establish an accurate diagnosis quickly and develop a plan of care that fits the needs of each patient suffering from upper-extremity pain or discomfort. It is our practice to exhaust every appropriate treatment option before considering surgery. However, if a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, our team of specialists is trained to correct upper-extremity problems and pain. We employ a team of medical professionals who are well versed in treating a variety of conditions affecting the shoulder, arm, and hand—from carpal tunnel release to the replantation of a limb.
Our surgical team specializes in the treatment of:
- Soft tissue sprains, strains, and contusions.
- Overuse and traumatic injuries to the upper extremity and hand.
- Degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Rotator cuff tears.
- Impingement syndromes of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist.
- Carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Instability of the shoulder.
- Fractures, dislocations, subluxations.