Upper Extremity - Shoulder, Elbow and Hand
The Anderson Orthopaedic Clinic has highly trained surgeons who are experts in conditions involving the shoulder, elbow and hand. The shoulder joint allows us to bend, flex, reach, and rotate our arms. However, as the shoulder is the most complex and unstable joint in the body, it can get injured easily. Repetitive overhead movements that are common to some sports and jobs frequently overstress the shoulder joints resulting in injury. When problems related to tendon tears, instability, fractures, arthritis and other conditions impede movement, both surgical and non-surgical treatments are considered to ease pain and help restore movement.
The range of services for shoulder and elbow includes:
Your hands and wrists are essential tools that allow you to work, play and perform everyday activities. How well the hand and wrist interact depends on the integrity and function of the ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints and bones. Problems in any of these can affect upper extremity function, causing disruptions at home and work and negatively impacting quality of life.