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Hand & Upper Extremity

Injuries to the hand and upper extremities are very common throughout all age groups. The upper extremities account for everything from the shoulder to the fingertips. This includes all the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. Treating these conditions may be as simple as physical therapy or may involve intricate procedures such as reconstructive surgery.

Hand conditions may be:

  • Chronic, such as tendonitis and carpal tunnel
  • Trauma-related, including sprains, fractures, and dislocations
  • Arthritic, such as be degenerative, inflamed, or trauma-related arthritis.

Meet Our Hand & Upper Extremity Specialist

Our is board-certified and fellowship trained hand and upper extremity specialist is Dr. Brett Richards. Dr. Richards is a diplomat of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and a member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Common In-Office Procedures

  • Intra- articular (joint) injections (tendinitis, carpal tunnel, ganglion cysts, etc.)
  • Xiaflex injections for Dupuytren’s Disease
  • Trigger Finger treatment
  • Tommy John surgery
  • Fingertip repair
  • Bracing, splints, and other support
  • Specialized hand therapy
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation

We’ve got you covered through all of life’s twist and turns. To contact us, please call 801-475-3300 today.

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