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  • Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

    Formed in 1952, The CV Starr Hand Surgery Service has one of the oldest teaching hand fellowships in the country. Our hand surgeons care for disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder in patients of all ages, including children.

    Our Hand Surgeons

    Our hand surgeons conduct ongoing research and routinely publish in medical journals and textbooks. All Hand Surgery Service physicians are board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and are fellowship trained in hand surgery, with some additionally trained in shoulder surgery. Most hold Certificates of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery. 

    Conditions We Treat

    Our service specializes in problems of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, including:

    • Congenital differences of the hand and upper limbs
    • Peripheral nerve compression 
    • Fractures and dislocations of the hand, elbow, and shoulder
    • Repair and reconstruction of sports injuries and trauma
    • Arthritis of the small and large joints of the upper limb

    We also have particular expertise in common injuries of the hand and wrist, including:

    • Arthritis of the hand
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • deQuervain’s Tendonitis
    • Dupuytren’s disease
    • Extensor and flexor tendon injuries
    • Ganglion cysts
    • Skier’s thumb
    • Tendinitis
    • Trigger finger

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    Non-surgical Treatment Options

    Some treatment options include:

    • Medications, such as low-dose oral steroids, cortisone injections, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines may be used to treat many hand injuries, sometimes in conjunction with a splint or therapy.
    • Splints and braces may be used for arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, extensor tendon injuries, fractures, and other hand and wrist injuries.
    • Physical and occupational therapy by certified hand therapists can be used as part of treatment or as rehabilitation following surgery.

    Surgical Treatments for the Hands and Arms

    When surgery becomes necessary, we offer the most advanced and minimally invasive procedures available. Some of our surgical treatment options include:

    • Repair and reconstruction of severe fractures
    • Ligament reconstruction or arthroplasty for arthritis
    • Surgery to decompress the median nerve for carpal tunnel syndrome relief
    • Surgery for tendonitis
    • Microsurgical treatment of injuries to competitive athletes and professional musicians
    • Microsurgical replantation, for severe trauma to the hand and/or fingers

    Find Out More

    For a referral to a hand or upper extremity surgeon, call (800) 753-3240.
  • Directions

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    Mount Sinai St. Luke’s
    1111 Amsterdam Ave
    New York, NY 10025
    212-523-4000

  • Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

    Our inpatient and outpatient programs provide care to restore mobility and function for patients who have debilitating conditions.