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Hand and upper extremity care

Some orthopedists specialize in diagnosing and treating issues related to the hands, wrists, arms, elbows and shoulders. These doctors may provide nonsurgical treatment for conditions like arthritis. They may also offer surgery for severe bone and joint injuries.

Skilled orthopedic hand and arm specialists

When a shoulder, arm or hand issue starts to slow you down, we're here with solutions.

At Mission Health in Western North Carolina, our compassionate experts understand how hand or arm pain can affect your daily routine. We offer services that ease your pain, restore your function and get you back to your routine.

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Hand and upper extremity conditions we treat

You are never alone when dealing with painful hand and wrist disorders. Our knowledgeable hand and upper extremity specialists treat conditions, such as:

  • Bicep tendon injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s tendinitis
  • Dupuytren contracture
  • Elbow, hand and thumb arthritis
  • Elbow bicep tendon tears
  • Fractures, sprains and strains
  • Forearm nerve injuries
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Hand nerve injuries
  • Labral tears
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Separated shoulder
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder instability
  • Tennis elbow
  • Trigger finger
  • Ulnar collateral ligament tears
  • Wrist and hand cysts
  • Wrist nerve injuries

Hand, wrist, elbow, arm and shoulder services

Our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, hand experts, microvascular surgeons and shoulder specialists work to reduce your pain and get you moving.

Elbow care

Elbows can be susceptible to a wide variety of injuries, including fractures, overuse injuries or nerve conditions. At our facilities, orthopedic surgeons specialize in elbow care and can diagnose, treat and manage simple fractures and complex ligament tears.

We personalize your care based on your specific needs, and ensure you benefit from leading-edge treatments. Before turning to surgery, our doctors will first exhaust nonsurgical options, including rehabilitation, to restore your strength and return you to normal activity. If surgery is needed, our surgeons offer minimally invasive surgical procedures at many of our locations, furthering our dedication to making sure excellent care is never far away.

Hand, wrist and microvascular surgery

Our network of fellowship-trained hand and microvascular surgeons have special expertise in diagnosing, treating and managing issues that affect critical areas. This includes the intricate bones, tissues, and blood vessels that make up the hand, wrist and arm.

If you find yourself experiencing such conditions, we offer nonsurgical care, such as physical and occupational therapy, as well as minimally invasive surgery, should you need it.

Shoulder care

Shoulder issues can affect your quality of life and enjoyment of favorite activities. At Mission Health hospitals, you'll have access to primary care sports medicine, physical therapy and rehabilitation, as well as orthopedic surgery.

Our health system is known for expertise in shoulder fracture care, offering useful tools for noninvasive success in shoulder healing, including casts, slings, braces, medication and physical therapy. Also, we provide education on avoiding falls, if you have found yourself at risk for a fall injury. Regardless of your condition, if surgery is needed, minimally invasive surgery will always be prioritized, as a benefit to you.

Shoulder replacement surgery

Some conditions, including rotator cuff tears or severe arthritis pain, may lead to shoulder replacement surgery. If that describes your situation, we have joint replacement options, including total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement surgeries. Both procedures minimize your pain, increase your range of motion and help you achieve the ability to engage in an active lifestyle as quickly as possible.

Orthopedic surgery

We see orthopedic surgery as a unique blend of anatomy and biomechanics that helps you get better faster than previous treatment methods.

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