Leading specialists for injuries to hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder injuries

When you choose Hand to Shoulder Associates, you can be confident under the care of our board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians, who are certified in upper extremity and microvascular surgery sub-specialties. With their extensive training and experience, they are among the top experts in orthopedics and microvascular surgery experts for all upper extremity injuries and conditions.

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Same-day appointments

At HSA, we understand that your time is valuable, and we offer same-day appointments. You will meet with one of our certified specialists when you schedule an appointment at one of our eight clinics. We prioritize your care by ensuring your appointment is with a specialist rather than a physician’s assistant or mid-level provider.

Here, we treat every patient with kindness, friendliness, and respect. Your well-being is our top priority, and we strive to create a comfortable and compassionate environment where you will receive world-class care.

The Hand to Shoulder Associates story – The journey to excellence

Hand to Shoulder Associates is proud to be one of the Midwest's largest single specialty hand groups. Since our establishment in the early 1970s, we have grown into a renowned center of excellence, recognized statewide and beyond for our expertise in treating shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand injuries and conditions.

Pioneers in the industry: Our surgeons

One of our co-founders performed the first surgical reattachments of upper extremity amputations in Chicago during the 1970s. With our main office still located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Hand to Shoulder Associates remains the largest non-university single specialty hand group in the Midwest.

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Fellowship-trained, board-certified specialists

All of our surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and they have earned an additional sub-specialization certification for upper extremity and microvascular surgery. Our team of specialists’ extensive training and experience allows you access to the most advanced treatment options available in the USA. At Hand to Shoulder Associates, we specialize in diagnosing and treating a wide range of upper extremity injuries. Our board-certified specialists are experienced in managing various conditions and providing personalized treatment plans. Some of the most common upper extremity injuries we frequently encounter include:

  • Fractures: Including wrist fractures, hand fractures, and fractures of the upper arm (humerus) or forearm (radius and ulna).
  • Dislocations: Shoulder dislocations, elbow dislocations, and finger joint dislocations.
  • Tendon Injuries: tendonitis, tendon tears, and conditions like tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis) and golfer’s elbow (medial epicondylitis).
  • Nerve Injuries: Including carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, and radial nerve injuries.
  • Ligament Sprains: Wrist sprains, elbow sprains, and ligament injuries in the hand and fingers.
  • Rotator Cuff Tears: Partial or complete tears of the rotator cuff tendons in the shoulder.
  • Labral Tears: Tears of the labrum, a ring of cartilage in the shoulder joint.
  • Bursitis: Inflammation of the bursae, fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints.
  • Trigger Finger: A condition causing the finger or thumb to get stuck in a bent position.
  • Arthritis: Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis affect the hand, wrist, and shoulder joints.
  • Sports Injuries: Injuries caused by impact or trauma, including bruises, strains, sprains, tendon injuries, joint injuries, and fractures affecting the upper extremities.

These are just a few examples of the common upper extremity injuries we diagnose and treat at HSA. Our skilled physicians are extensively trained in the latest diagnostic techniques and treatment protocols, including microsurgery and non-surgical and surgical approaches. We take a personalized approach, tailoring our treatment plans for the individual. If you’re experiencing discomfort, pain, or limited function in your upper extremities, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us – and we can see you the same day. Our team is here to provide you with the highest quality care and guide your recovery.

Dedicated to excellence in treatment and results

When you choose Hand to Shoulder Associates, you select a practice dedicated to excellence, specialized expertise, and patient-centered care. We look forward to serving you and helping you regain optimal function and health after an injury or condition affecting the hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder. Schedule your appointment with us today and experience the difference in our exceptional care.

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