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.

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.


Clínicas Especializadas

Orthopedic Surgery

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Boston Medical Center, one of the most outstanding in New England, provides comprehensive, exceptional orthopedic care to every patient, without exception.

Cirugía plástica

La División de Cirugía Plástica y Reconstructiva del Boston Medical Center ofrece una variedad de servicios que incluyen cirugía plástica, cirugía reconstructiva para pacientes con cáncer o traumatismos, cirugía de la mano y microcirugía.

Terapia física y ocupacional

Recuperarse de una lesión o aprender a vivir con una discapacidad o limitación física puede ser un desafío. La fisioterapia (PT) y la terapia ocupacional (OT) pueden ayudar a los pacientes a recuperar la fuerza o la movilidad, volver a aprender habilidades o encontrar nuevas formas de realizar las tareas cotidianas.

Condiciones que Tratamos

Nuestro Equipo

Andrew B Stein, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Hand surgery, Rheumatoid arthritis