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.

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Specialty Clinics

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.

Plastic Surgery

The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Boston Medical Center provides a range of services including plastic surgery, reconstructive surgery for trauma or cancer patients, hand surgery and microsurgery.

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Recovering from an injury or learning to live with a physical disability or limitation can be challenging. Physical therapy (PT) and occupational therapy (OT) can help patients regain strength or mobility, relearn skills, or find new ways of performing everyday tasks.

Conditions We Treat

Our Team

Andrew B Stein, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests

Hand surgery, Rheumatoid arthritis