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Hand and Wrist Surgery

Proper functioning of the hands and wrists (parts of the body that are also called the "upper extremities") – is necessary for daily activities. Writing, grabbing, driving, or lifting are severely limited if the muscles, nerves, joints, and bones in these areas are not working properly.

wrist and hand diagram

The design of the hands and wrists and their daily use put them at risk for injury. In fact, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, one-third of all acute injuries treated in emergency rooms involve the upper extremities.

Many injuries to these areas can be treated without surgery, and at BMC, physicians explore such options before considering surgery. However, there are times when surgery can be the better option.  BMC surgeons are fellowship-trained in hand and wrist surgery and have extensive expertise in caring for the hands and wrists.

Conditions of the Hand

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Cubital tunnel syndrome

De Quervain's Tendinosis

Flexor Tendon Injuries

Ganglion Cyst in the Wrist and Hand

Mallet Finger

Nerve Injuries

Osteoarthritis of the Hand

Osteoarthritis of the Thumb

Osteoarthritis of the Wrist

Trigger Finger

Meet Our Hand Surgeons

Learn more about conditions of the hand and wrist.


Call: 617.638.5633
Fax: 617.414.5226

Boston Medical Center
Orthopedic Surgery
Shapiro Center
4th Floor, Suite 4B
725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118

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