Hand and Lower Arm Procedures

The hand surgeons at the Brigham and Women's Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery are experts at treating a full range of conditions that affect the hand and lower arm. Our hand surgeons have extensive experience with reconstructive procedures that improve functionality and reduce pain resulting from a variety of causes, including injury, arthritis, repetitive stress, cancer and diabetes.

Advanced, Personalized Care

Our hand surgeons have a deep understanding of the complex biomechanics of the hand and arm. We use the most advanced microsurgery techniques and highly specialized surgical technology to reconstruct muscles, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, bones, joints and skin. We provide treatment for a wide range of conditions, from the most common to the most complex.

Our highly trained specialists offer state-of-the-art surgical and nonsurgical treatments for disorders related to many conditions, including:

  • Trauma or injury: fractures and damage to bones, ligaments, tendons and other structures.
  • Carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome: pressure on nerves in the wrist or elbow.
  • Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis: joint pain and swelling caused by wear and tear or autoimmune arthritis.
  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis: painful swelling in the tendons of the thumb.
  • Dupuytren's disease: the disabling development of scar tissue on the hands.
  • Trigger finger: when a finger gets stuck in a bent position.
  • Ganglion cysts: fluid-filled lumps on the wrist or hand.
  • Raynaud's syndrome: a sensation of cold and numbness in the hands caused by poor circulation.
  • Nerve damage: pain and disability caused by diabetic neuropathy and other conditions.

For more information, or to make an appointment, please call us at: 617-732-5282.

In addition, we conduct highly advanced hand transplants through our world-renowned vascularized composite allotransplantation (VCA) program.

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