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Treating Numbness & Pain in the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow

From common hand problems with pain and numbness to those requiring specialized expertise, the hand and microsurgery specialists at the University Orthopaedic Center are available to provide you with the care you need.

Our surgeons have expertise in hand and upper extremity care from microsurgery to total elbow arthroplasty and sophisticated grafts to congenital hand surgery. The hand team performs over 2,500 surgical cases each year and works closely with certified hand therapists to ensure quality patient care.

Find a Hand Specialist

Hand Conditions

  • Nerve compression injuries
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Upper extremity burns
  • Upper extremity replantation
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Upper extremity osteoarthritis
  • Pediatric congenital abnormalities

About Hand Therapy

Two patients getting hand therapy

Occupational and physical therapists certified in hand therapy provide evaluation and treatment for individuals with a variety of hand, forearm and arm problems. Rehabilitation aides and massage therapists are also available to compliment the therapy that patients receive.

The Certified Hand Therapists (CHT's) work closely with our board-certified hand surgeons to ensure excellent continuity of care and a true team approach to the treatment of all upper extremity conditions.


  • Hand therapy evaluation
  • Custom splint fabrication
  • Hand therapy treatment
  • Functional capacity evaluation
  • Upper extremity wound care
  • Upper extremity scar management
  • Arm amputation and re-plantation
  • Reconstruction for tetraplegia and cerebral palsy
  • Tendon and nerve transfers
  • Free tissue and bone transfers
  • Prosthetic finger joint replacement
  • Elbow arthroplasty
  • Wrist reconstruction
  • Arterial reconstruction
  • Bone osteotomies

Make an Appointment with Our Orthopedic Specialists

You might not think about how important your wrists and hands are to daily life—until they are hurt or injured. If you have been taking care of your wrist or hand pain at home and the symptoms are still present after seven to 10 days, it may be time to see one of our orthopedic doctors.

Referrals are welcome but not necessary. You can make an appointment with an orthopedic doctor by calling 801-213-4263.