The hand is a unique area of the human body that is made up of bone, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, skin, and blood vessels. These elements must all be in good working order for the hand to function well.
A qualified hand specialist is trained to diagnose and treat all problems related to these different structures in the hand, wrist, and forearm.
Many hand specialists also have expertise with problems of the elbow, arm, and shoulder. Some treat only children, some treat only adults, and some treat both. Common problems treated include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Wrist pain
- Sports injuries of the hand and wrist
- Fractures of the hand, wrist, and forearm
- Trigger Finger
For more information, watch the video at handcare.org – the patient resource of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.