Duke Orthopaedics uses state-of-the-art techniques to diagnose and treat disorders of the hand, wrist, and elbow.
Our doctors and surgeons are specialty trained to offer comprehensive care from the shoulder to the fingertips. They care for common ailments like arthritis and wrist sprains to more serious conditions such as fractures and congenital and pediatric disorders.
Our treatment programs focus on elbow, hand and digits, nerve, and wrist and forearm. The goals of treatment are to relieve symptoms such as pain and to restore function to permit an early return to activity.
Hand and finger injuries can cause debilitating pain and loss of function. Our specialists provide comprehensive care for the hand and wrist, from microsurgery and thumb joint replacement surgery to non-surgical treatments for tendonitis and arthritis.
We treat all conditions affecting the hand and wrist, including fractures and sprains, ligament injuries, tendon injuries and tendonitis, trigger digits, ganglion cysts or other tumors, Dupuytren's Disease, arthritis, carpal bone injuries such as the scaphoid and lunate, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Our specialists are skilled at evaluating and treating the cause of wrist and forearm pain.
We care for all disorders of the wrist and forearm, including carpal tunnel syndrome, tendon injuries and tendonitis, fractures and dislocations, ligament and TFCC injuries, arthritis, ganglion cysts and tumors, and unusual conditions such as Kienbock’s Disease.
When bone fractures and ligament tears require surgery, our surgeons offer minimally invasive techniques such as arthroscopy and arthroscopic-assisted fracture repair.
Our doctors treat elbow pain caused by a number of conditions including fractures and dislocations, tendonitis such as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow, arthritis, ligament injuries and instability, and cubital tunnel syndrome.
Treatment for elbow disorders are individualized and include condition-specific therapies, injection, fracture repair, ligament or tendon repair or reconstruction, elbow arthroscopy and elbow replacement surgery.
We emphasize minimally-invasive treatments when possible.
Nerve damage in the upper limb, from the brachial plexus to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand can cause aching, pain, numbness, weakness, twitching, and paralysis.
Our experienced surgeons use minimally invasive techniques for nerve decompression and microvascular surgery, when needed, to help patients regain and maintain the function of the upper limb.
Duke orthopaedic surgeons perform thousands of procedures each year. Our patients travel from all over North Carolina, from across the country, and around the world to Durham in order to experience the quality of medicine that Duke delivers.
At Duke Orthopaedics, patients have access to exceptionally trained physicians and staff who utilize the highest quality facilities and technologies to effectively diagnose and treat all conditions afflicting the hand and upper limb.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to make an appointment with a hand an upper limb specialist in the Triangle of North Carolina. We see patients from Durham, Raleigh, Cary, Chapel Hill, and beyond.