Hand and Upper Extremities Services

Physicians and surgeons in this area specialize in disorders, instability, and injuries of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, and shoulder. They treat conditions such as osteoarthritis, fractures, rotator cuff tears, overuse syndromes such as impingement golfer and tennis elbow, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, carpal tunnel and cubital tunnel syndromes, and physical birth disorders. Other services include custom fixed and moveable custom splints, wound care and scar management, and evaluations of physical function to rate your level of impairment. They also provide a range of therapy and condition management services, including counseling on physical activity, instruction on protecting joints and conserving energy, exercise therapy, nutritional counseling, and help with modifying your activities and environments at home, work, and school to be more ergonomic.

Patients from across the nation trust their orthopaedic care to the specialists at UAB Medicine, where they benefit from treatment delivered by skilled professionals in a compassionate environment. Our physicians and surgeons perform a wide range of complex and minimally invasive procedures and treatments, from joint replacements and bone cancer screenings to scoliosis correction and injury repair. They work closely with UAB Medicine specialists in other areas – including physical therapists, nutritionists, and oncologists – to ensure that you receive comprehensive and personalized care. Our pledge is to work with you to determine the best course of care for your individual needs, and we keep you informed every step of the way.

UAB Orthopaedics is comprised of physicians focused on bone and joint conditions of the hands, elbows, shoulders, back, knees, hips, feet, and ankles. Physicians specializing in pediatric orthopaedics, musculoskeletal oncology, and sports medicine complete our comprehensive group of specialists. Our experts receive additional training in their area of focus and stay up to date on the latest advances through professional medical societies such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. Because our physicians and surgeons take leadership roles in professional medical societies and author textbooks that help mold tomorrow’s orthopaedic care, they are nationally and internationally renowned for their expertise.

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