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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.
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.
Assistant Professor, Boston University School of Medicine
Hand surgery (adult and pediatric), Upper extremity reconstruction, hand fractures, carpal fractures, carpal tunnel, ganglion cyst, reconstruction, and all hand injuries/problems