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Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Hand and upper extremity surgery can address a wide range of injuries and conditions that affect the fingers, hand, wrist or forearm. Surgery is often only recommended if conservative treatment fails to address pain or improve range of motion or if your condition or injury is severe.

The team at Temple Hand & Upper Extremity Center is here to help you understand all your options, so you can get back to doing the things you love the most. Our experienced team has a proven record treating several hand and upper extremity conditions with the latest advances in surgery, including: 

Surgical Procedures

Temple Health offers the full spectrum of upper extremity procedures, from minimally invasive procedures to complex surgeries, including:

  • Carpal tunnel release – Carpal tunnel release can reduce pain from carpal tunnel syndrome by releasing ligaments pressing down on the narrow passageway in the wrist that allows nerves and tendons to connect to the hand.

  • Peripheral nerve surgery – Temple offers the latest advances in nerve repair and regeneration technology.

  • Tendon surgery – Surgeons address a wide-range of tendon issues, including injuries and trigger finger release.

  • Arthroscopic repairs of the wrist – Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that enables your surgeon to view and repair damaged structures in the wrist.

  • Joint reconstruction and replacement – Wrist joint reconstruction and replacement can improve pain caused by arthritis.

  • Fracture surgery – Sometimes, a fractured wrist or hand needs to be treated with surgery.

Experienced Care for Complex Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

The Temple Hand & Upper Extremity Center is staffed by orthopaedic surgeons and plastic surgeons who understand the complex structures of the hand and wrist. Our team works together across disciplines to create a treatment plan that helps manage your upper extremity and hand issues or injuries. We’re here to help diagnose, treat and manage your hand pain and problems, whether you need physical therapy, injections, minimally invasive surgery or complex reconstructions, to help minimize your pain and restore function to your hand.

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