At UAMS, our fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeons offer comprehensive care for acute injuries and chronic conditions of the hand, wrist, finger, and forearm. These conditions are often caused by arthritis, fractures, and dislocations of the wrist and hand, lacerations of tendons, nerves, and arteries, and acquired conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome and other nerve compression disorders of the wrist and forearm.
Our orthopaedic hand, wrist, and forearm specialists offer all the latest treatment options you need, from non-operative casting, bracing, and rehabilitation therapy to advanced hand surgeries to repair tendons and nerves.
Trauma to the Hand and Upper Extremity
As a Level I Trauma Center, UAMS sees a wide range of acute hand injuries, including broken fingers, complex fractures, and nerve damage. Our expert hand surgeons are available around the clock to provide on-call consultations 24/7 through the Hand Trauma Telemedicine Program, the first of its kind in the nation. In the Hand Trauma Telemedicine Program, patients and their physicians in 72 hospitals throughout Arkansas can link up in real-time with our hand surgeons and specialists through a high-definition broadband video connection.
In addition, UAMS is one of the few places in the U.S. offering state-of-the-art treatment for complex peripheral nerve injuries including the brachial plexus. Using the latest technology and procedures, our hand and upper extremity program serves as a regional referral center for the most complicated cases.
Complete Services for Amputees
We also offer patients with amputations to their fingers, hands, and arms a dedicated, once-a-month clinic at our Autumn Road location, where they can see a specialized physician, occupational therapist, and prosthetist all under one roof.
From repairing traumatic injuries to treating repetitive motion injuries, arthritis, and congenital conditions, UAMS orthopaedic specialists have the training and the experience necessary to restore your hand and wrist function and minimize your pain. Our doctors provide both surgical and non-surgical treatment for hand and upper extremity conditions or injuries, including: