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Hand & Wrist Specialists

Each year, 16 million Americans seek out emergency care for hand injury. Injury to the hand can be caused by trauma, many times related to work activities. Other times, repetitive use of the fingers and hand can cause carpal tunnel syndrome, when the tissues surrounding the flexor tendons in the wrist swell and put pressure on the median nerve. Carpal tunnel syndrome can be a disabling and expensive problem for the workplace. Many times, however, it can be successfully treated with minor outpatient surgery.

The field of hand surgery deals with both the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of conditions and problems that may take place in the hand or upper extremity (from the tip of the hand to the top of the arm). Many conditions occur in the arm that can be treated by a hand surgeon, including the immediate care of a hand, wrist or arm injury, treatment and reconstruction of old injuries, congenital differences in children, hand, wrist, and elbow arthritis, new lumps on the hand and arm, tumors, conditions that cause tingling, pain and numbness in the hand and arm, as well as swelling of tendons. Some hand surgeons also take care of problems of the elbow and shoulder.

Hand surgeons are required to participate in specialized training in upper extremity surgery during their orthopaedic residencies and hand fellowships. A fellowship is an additional period of time spent in specialty training following the required multiyear orthopaedic residency.

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  • Spine
    • The Spine Center are referred back and neck pain patients across the New England Sates.
  • Hand & Wrist
    • The Hand & Wrist center deals with both surgical and nonsurgical treatment of conditions and problems.
  • Joint Replacement
    • The Joint Replacement Center provides the most modern treatment options for knee, hip, and shoulder replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
    • The Pediatric Orthopedic Center consist of three surgeons who specialize in the care of children.
  • Foot & Ankle
    • The Foot & Ankle Center involves clinical teams that specialize in foot and ankle surgery.
  • Shoulder & Elbow
    • The Shoulder & Elbow Center includes orthopedic surgeons and therapists who specialize in shoulder and elbow.
  • Sports Medicine
    • The Sports Medicine Center helps those with sports-related injuries recover quickly to return to activity.
  • Trauma & Fracture
    • The Trauma & Facture center works closesly together with Rhode Island Hospital's trauma specialists to identify injuries.
  • Oncology
    • Our orthopedic oncology center includes the expertise of a specialist in oncology and reconstructive surgery.
  • Cartilage Repair Center
    Cartilage Repair
    • The Cartilage Repair Center offers state-of-the-art treatment of joint cartilage lesions
  • Orthodirect for sprains, fractures, work accidents, sports injuries
    Ortho Direct
    • Ortho Direct treats patients with urgent orthopedic needs from sprains, fractures, work accidents & sports injuries.
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  • Back to Life Journal
    • Subscribe to our Back to Life Journal to read information on the latest advances on joint replacement, sports medicine, orthopedic problems and back and neck pain.
Home Remedy Book
  • Home Remedy Book
    • Have back or neck pain? Learn what causes symptoms and the home remedies that relieve pain. University Orthopedics mails out Home Remedy Books to residents throughout the New England area.
About Us

University Orthopedics in Providence, Rhode Island, is a regional referral center for patients with back and neck pain, joint pain, sports medicine problems, shoulder pain, hand problems, hip and knee pain, and foot and ankle injury. University Orthopedics utilizes fellowship-trained, sub-specialized physicians to treat a variety of orthopedic problems.

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    Providence, RI 02905
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