Orthopedic Hand & Upper Extremity Treatments

Arthritis Treatment

Arthritis is condition that involves the breakdown of the protective cartilage around the joints, which results in pain, stiffness and inflammation.

Biceps Tenodesis

Biceps tenodesis is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to repair a rupture or partial tear of the biceps tendon. In this procedure, the biceps tendon is reattached to the humerus (upper arm bone).

Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

Carpal tunnel release surgery is performed on patients diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. This procedure is performed to relieve pressure on the median nerve, the nerve that is compressed and causing the numbness and tingling in the hand.

Cubital Tunnel Release Surgery

Cubital tunnel release is used to treat a patient diagnosed with cubital tunnel syndrome. This surgery is an outpatient procedure that alleviates compression of the ulnar nerve.

De Quervain’s Release Surgery

De Quervain’s release is an outpatient procedure that relieves the symptoms of De Quervain’s tenosynovitis. The procedure releases the tendon sheath that wraps around the base of the thumb, relieving pressure and friction.

Elbow & Wrist Arthroscopy

Traumatic and degenerative pain of the wrist and elbow often can be addressed by arthroscopic surgery. The hand surgeons at the Emory Orthopaedics & Spine Center are among the few in the region who are skilled in this minimally invasive "keyhole" surgery.

Fracture Surgery

Hand and upper extremity fractures that are displaced or unstable are more likely to need surgery to realign and stabilize the fragments, or sometimes to remove bone fragments.

Gamekeeper Thumb Surgery - Thumb UCL Repair

Thumb UCL repair surgery is the procedure used to treat Gamekeeper’s Thumb. If the ulnar collateral ligament in the thumb is completely torn, the patient will most likely need to have thumb UCL repair.

Ganglion Cyst Removal

Ganglion cyst removal is an outpatient procedure used to remove a ganglion cyst. This is fluid-filled sac that forms on the hand or wrist.

Golfer's Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) Treatment

Medial epicondylitis, or Golfer's Elbow, is marked by pain over the bone on the inner side of the elbow. The piece of bone that can be felt on the inner side of the elbow is called the medial epicondyle. When the tendons attached to this bone are overstretched or torn, they become inflamed and painful.

Joint Fusion

Joint fusion is used to resolve the pain of severely arthritic joints in the hand and wrist. Joint fusion permanently stops movement at the wrist.

Joint Replacement Surgery

Degenerative arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can be considerable sources of pain and disability. Our hand surgeons are experienced in joint replacement and reconstructive surgery for the hand, wrist, and elbow for pain and stiffness caused by arthritis.

Microsurgical Repair for Fingertip Injuries

Joint fusion is used to resolve the pain of severely arthritic joints in the hand and wrist. Joint fusion permanently stops movement at the wrist.

Minimally Invasive Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery

Although traditionally addressed through extensive surgical procedures, Emory's hand surgeons offer minimally invasive outpatient surgical options for Dupuytren's contracture release that provide shorter recovery time.

Nerve Decompression Surgery

When symptoms of a pinched or damaged nerve are severe or do not improve, surgery may be needed to make more room for the nerve.

Tendon Repair Surgery

Tendon repair surgery is an outpatient procedure used to repair a ruptured or severed tendon. The hand surgeon makes an incision in the hand or wrist and locates the ends of the tendon.

Tennis Elbow Treatment

Tennis elbow treatment typically involves taking steps to rest the affected tendon. Treating tennis elbow can include the use of physical therapy, exercises and medication. Response to tennis elbow treatment therapy is common in most patients.

Tommy John Surgery for UCL Tear

Tommy John Surgery is a procedure used to repair a torn medial ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow.

Trigger Finger Release Surgery

Trigger finger release surgery is used to release the constriction on the tendon in a patient’s hand that has been diagnosed with trigger finger. This is a minimally invasive surgery where the hand surgeon makes a small incision in the palm of the hand on the affected finger.