The hands, wrist, forearm, elbow, and shoulder are critical to the activities of daily living. When injury or disease of the bones, nerves, joints, and muscles threatens their functioning, overall quality of life is at risk of being sidelined as well. With both a fellowship-trained surgeon in hand and upper extremity issues and a dedicated occupational hand therapist on staff, Baldwin Bone & Joint provides patients with comprehensive care and a commitment to getting them back in the game of the lifestyle and activities they enjoy.
Additionally, Baldwin Bone & Joint now offers to our patients the beneficial convenience of in-office, outpatient surgical procedures including trigger finger, carpal tunnel, and finger mass excision.
– Derek Thomas, Patient of Dr. Allison M. Hunter
Hand and upper extremity surgery are a sub-specialty of orthopaedics that deals with the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of disorders of the hand, elbow, and upper extremity. An orthopaedic surgeon has a Doctor of Medicine and training that encompasses both orthopaedic residency and an optional 6-month to one year of fellowship training specific in techniques of hand, elbow, and upper extremity surgery.
Hand and upper extremity surgeons are trained to treat all related disorders, both surgically and non-surgically. The surgeons specialize in the treatment of injuries and conditions from the shoulders to the fingertips, including fractures, hand and wrist arthritis, neuropathies, sports/work-related injuries, tendinitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, traumatic injuries, Dupuytren’s Contracture, tumors and masses, finger sprains and dislocations, trigger finger, and cubital tunnel syndrome.