Hand and Upper Extremity

Welcome to our Hand and Upper Extremity Center, a specialized division of our acclaimed orthopedic surgery practice. We are devoted to the comprehensive care of all orthopedic conditions affecting the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Our team, leveraging the latest in medical advancements and surgical techniques, is dedicated to providing individualized care that addresses each patient’s unique challenges.

Hand and Upper Extremity Care Providers

Uchechi Iweala, MD, MBA, Medical Director

James Gilbert. MD, CDR, UDN

Joshua Martin, MD

Douglas Murphy, MD

Latest Techniques and Treatments Employed:

  • PRP (Platelet-Rich Plasma) Injections: Utilizing the healing properties of your own blood for treating tendonitis and other soft tissue conditions.
  • Arthroscopic Surgery: Minimally invasive joint surgery for the wrist, elbow, and shoulder, ensuring faster recovery and less scarring.
  • Joint Replacement Surgery: State-of-the-art joint replacements for the hand, wrist, and elbow, aiming to restore function and reduce pain.
  • Tendon Repair and Reconstruction: Advanced techniques for restoring the functionality of tendons after injury.
  • Reconstructive Surgery for Trauma: Comprehensive care for complex fractures and injuries of the upper extremity.
  • Robotic-Assisted Surgery: Employing cutting-edge robotic technology for enhanced precision in complex procedures.
  • Diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, which can image soft tissue (muscle, ligaments, tendons, and nerves) potentially saving a trip to an expensive MRI.
  • Ultrasound guided nerve hydrodissection to release peripheral nerve entrapments.
  • Ultrasound guided rotator interval and shoulder joint hydrodistention injections to accelerate recovery from frozen shoulder.

Conditions Treated at Our Hand and Upper Extremity Center:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendonitis and Tendon Injuries
  • Arthritis of the Hand, Wrist, Elbow, and Shoulder
  • Fractures and Dislocations of the Upper Extremity
  • Trigger Finger
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Ganglion Cysts and Tumors of the Hand and Wrist
  • Nerve Injuries and Neuropathies
  • Sports-Related Injuries of the Upper Extremity
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Congenital Hand Anomalies