Hand, Wrist and Elbow Care
Baylor Medicine is the south's leader in diagnostics, treatment and rehabilitation of hand, wrist and upper extremity conditions and injuries. Our team is recognized internationally for its clinical experience and research in acute trauma, industrial injuries, pediatric disorders, arthroscopy, sports medicine, arthritis, microsurgery and plastic reconstruction as they relate to the hand and upper extremity.
Because Baylor Medicine's orthopedic surgeons active role in patient care and research, they are uniquely positioned to translate the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine into better treatment for your hand/upper extremity injury or disorder.
We collaborate with other Baylor Medicine specialties including pain management, neurology, plastic surgery, and rheumatology in order to provide our patients with the highest quality, most comprehensive orthopedic care available.
Who We Treat
Injuries and disorders of the hand and upper extremity - those that impact the hand, wrist, and arm - are not only painful, they can disrupt - the movement and function that is vital to your daily activities, from eating to dressing - to earning a living.
A broken finger, for example, is no minor injury. The bones in a normal hand line up precisely, enabling you to perform specialized functions such as grasping a pen or manipulating small objects in your palm. When you fracture a finger bone, it can cause your whole hand to be out of alignment.
Hand and upper extremity surgeons are specially trained to care for these problems with both surgical and nonsurgical treatment, to help ease your pain and get you back to your normal routine.
Injuries and Trauma
Finger, Thumb, Hand, Wrist and Elbow
- Dislocations and fractures
- Sprains and strains
- Tendon and ligament injuries such as mallet finger (Baseball Finger)
- Nerve and vessel injuries
- Lacerations, bites and tissue damage
- Fingertip injuries and amputations
- Sports-related injuries
- Throwing and overuse injuries
Diseases and Syndromes
- Arthritis and Bursitis
- Boutonniere Deformity
- Carpal tunnel syndrome and nerve entrapments
- Compartment syndrome
- De Quervain's Tendinosis
- Dupuytren's Contracture
- Ganglion cyst
- Kienbock's Disease
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Spastic hand
- Trigger Finger
- Tretrapalegic hand
- Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome of the Wrist