We provide personalized care and comprehensive treatment options to address various issues affecting the health and mobility of the hands and wrists, pursuing the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition that affects the connective tissue beneath the skin in the palm and fingers. Over time, thick bands of tissue form and may create a contracture, causing one or more fingers to bend toward the palm. Our expert surgeons can offer various treatments for Dupuytren’s contracture, including nonsurgical therapies and surgical procedures to release the affected tissue and improve hand function.


Ganglions are noncancerous lumps typically forming near joints or tendons in the hand or wrist. While ganglions are usually harmless, they can cause discomfort or limit movement. Our specialists can assess ganglions and recommend appropriate treatments, including aspiration (draining the fluid), injections, or surgical excision if necessary.

Lacerations to tendons, nerves, and arteries

Hand and wrist lacerations can lead to injuries to tendons, nerves, and arteries. Prompt evaluation and treatment by our experienced team are essential to prevent complications and optimize recovery. Our surgeons are skilled in repairing these delicate structures to restore hand function and promote healing.

Mucous cysts

A mucous cyst is a small, fluid-filled sac often appearing on the fingers or around the fingernail. These cysts can cause discomfort or pain and require drainage or surgical excision. Our specialists can provide effective treatments to alleviate symptoms and prevent recurrence.

Sprains & strains

Hand and wrist sprains and strains can result from injury to ligaments and muscles. Proper diagnosis and treatment are crucial to ensure optimal healing and prevent long-term issues. Our team can recommend appropriate therapies, such as splinting or hand therapy, to facilitate recovery.


Tendinitis is the inflammation of a tendon, commonly affecting the hand and wrist due to common movements. We offer various treatment options for tendinitis, including rest, medications, splinting, and physical therapy, to reduce inflammation and promote healing.

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Why choose Hand to Shoulder Associates?

Choosing HSA to diagnose and treat wrist injuries and conditions guarantees expert care and individualized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. Our experienced specialists have a deep understanding of hand and wrist anatomy. We offer same-day appointments with one of our board-certified hand experts.

As one of the largest single specialty hand groups in the Midwest, our fellowship-trained, board-certified surgeons are at the forefront of orthopedics and microvascular surgery. We are committed to delivering the highest level of specialized care, providing patients with exceptional outcomes and improved hand and wrist health.

Specialists in hand and wrist injuries and conditions: HSA

We take immense pride in the expertise and qualifications of our surgeons.

All our surgeons are board-certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, demonstrating their commitment to meeting the highest standards of medical knowledge, skill, and ethical practice.

In addition to their board certifications, our surgeons have undergone rigorous sub-specialization training in the field of upper extremity and microvascular surgery. This additional training allows them to develop a deep understanding of the complexities of hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder conditions, enabling them to provide the most advanced and effective treatments available.

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Advanced care from leading hand and wrist experts

When you choose Hand to Shoulder Associates for a hand or wrist injury or condition, you can be confident that you are in the hands of highly skilled and experienced surgeons. Our team is dedicated to providing expert care and compassionate support throughout your treatment journey, ensuring you receive the highest care possible for your condition.

If you are experiencing hand or wrist issues or have concerns about hand or wrist health and mobility, contact Hand to Shoulder Associates to schedule an appointment with our specialists. Our dedicated team is here to support you on your journey to better hand and wrist health, providing expert care and personalized attention throughout your treatment process.

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