Hand and Upper Extremity

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Are you experiencing pain in your hand? You may have carpal tunnel (common during pregnancy), trigger finger, arthritis, or nerve damage resulting from trauma. If you’re an athlete, you may experience increased pain from a new or chronic injury in your fingers, wrist or arm.

Baptist Health is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for the muscles, bones and joints in your hands, wrists, arms and shoulder. In addition, JOI has a highly trained Rehab Team, including nine Certified Hand Therapists, dedicated to your healthy and fast recovery. Our referring physicians have come to trust and depend on us – for you!

Together, we strive to restore and sustain your health and fitness in order or reach an optimal level of activity and enhance your quality of life.

Our Team

Our team of surgeons includes specialists in diagnosing and treating conditions of the fingers, wrist or arm. The doctor may perform an endoscopy, an insertion of a tiny camera, for diagnosis.

Conditions we diagnose and treat include:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger
  • Mallet finger
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Nerve damage resulting from trauma
  • Ganglion cysts
  • DeQuervain’s tendonitis
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Biceps rupture
  • Pain from a new or chronic athletic injury in fingers, wrist or arm


When surgery is necessary, minimally invasive techniques are utilized whenever possible in order to bring about the quickest and safest recovery for each patient.

Our surgeons are skilled in providing the latest techniques, including:

  • Fasciectomy
  • Splinting
  • Casting
  • Nerve grafts
  • Shoulder resurfacing
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Synovectomy
  • Microsurgery
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Needle aponeurotomy for Dupuvtren’s contracture
  • Percutaneous release for trigger fingers
  • Fracture-specific implants
  • Arthroscopic surgery from hand to shoulder
  • Joint replacement of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand joints
  • Implant technology, such as muscle tendon transfer, for elbow or shoulder pain