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Hand & Upper Extremity

The Montefiore Approach

The Division of Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery at Montefiore brings together a tremendous breadth of experience and expertise for the diagnosis and management of a wide range of hand and upper extremity conditions.

As an academic medical center, we are committed to the treatment and study of hand and upper extremity conditions. We are constantly striving to develop novel and cutting-edge techniques for the advancement of care within our own health system and beyond.

The experience of our patients and their loved ones—not simply their ailments—demands our full attention. Your dedicated care team will be there to discuss your condition, answer questions, assess treatment options and develop a treatment strategy that is best for you.

The hands and upper extremities are sites of frequent injury, which can result in chronic pain, loss of function, and time away from work. These areas are also commonly impacted by non-traumatic conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, ganglion cysts, tendinitis and arthritis. At Montefiore, we believe that optimal outcomes are achieved through thorough evaluations, accurate diagnoses and intelligent patient-specific treatment plans.

Regardless of ailment or condition, our service offers robust technical and surgical experience and a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic options. Our mission is to provide our patients with empathetic care while minimizing discomfort, improving function and enhancing quality of life.

Our status as an academic medical center puts us at the forefront of our field. Together with our Albert Einstein College of Medicine, one of the highest NIH-funded institutions in the country, we are continually conducting research with the goal of discovering better treatment options for our patients. We routinely present our research findings and publish our study results in peer-reviewed publications.

Conditions We Treat

Montefiore treats a vast spectrum of conditions, a selection of which you will find listed below. In addition to these, we have experience treating many other conditions. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation so that we can review and discuss your specific healthcare needs.

Some Common Conditions
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Congenital hand defects

Our Treatments

The majority of conditions affecting the hand and upper extremities can be treated with non-surgical intervention using rest, ice, splinting, or physical therapy. In some instances, however, surgery represents the most effective solution. When surgery is needed, we always consider the most conservative approach appropriate. For those seeking further information, we have included a few examples of common procedures that we perform at Montefiore.

Highlighted Treatments

Division Highlights

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