Hand and Wrist Care

If you have hand or wrist difficulties, we craft a treatment plan that’s tailored to your needs.

Hand and Wrist Care

If you have hand or wrist difficulties, we craft a treatment plan that’s tailored to your needs.

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    Don’t let hand or wrist pain get in your way

    You rely on your hands and wrists all day long to get things done. But injuries and other conditions can interfere with your ability to handle even the simplest tasks, whether it’s opening jars or walking your dog.

    At UW Medicine, we can help you live better and heal faster. Our experts provide nonsurgical and surgical treatments as necessary for your personalized needs.

    Common hand and wrist issues

    • Arthritis, including finger, thumb and wrist arthritis
    • Athletic injuries
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Chronic pain or discomfort
    • Cubital tunnel syndrome
    • Dupuytren's disease
    • Fractures
    • Ganglion cysts
    • Tendon and ligament injuries
    • Trigger finger

    Meet our featured hand and wrist surgeons

    Stephen A. Kennedy, MD, FRCSC

    Stephen A. Kennedy, MD, FRCSC

    As a hand surgeon, Dr. Kennedy treats sports and workplace injuries, arthritis, nerve problems and more.

    Erin Miller, MD, MS

    Erin Miller, MD, MS

    Dr. Miller recognizes the impact of the hand in each patient’s daily life and partners with her patients to develop the most personalized treatments.

    Treatments for hand and wrist conditions

    At UW Medicine, our team approach to your care means you receive the most personalized treatment possible. Our hand specialists — including doctors trained in nonsurgical care, hand surgeons and hand therapists — take a thoughtful approach to planning your care. We take the time to listen to you, discuss the diagnosis with you and work with you to develop a care plan that’s tailored to your needs.

    Nonsurgical services

    Our doctors have advanced training and certification in sports medicine. They include physical medicine and rehabilitation doctors, called physiatrists, family medicine doctors and orthopedic surgeons. Just as professional sports teams rely on our doctors as their physicians, you can trust us to get you back to the activities you love.

    The focus of our nonsurgical treatment is active rehabilitation.

    Common nonsurgical treatments:

    • Hand therapy
    • Prescribed exercise program
    • Medication
    • Ultrasound-guided injections

    We offer complete care to help you manage pain and recover or preserve function and mobility. Whether you are an elite athlete or just need care for aches or pains, we can help.

    Learn more about our sports medicine programfind a sports medicine doctor, or visit one of our clinics.

    Surgical services

    If surgery is necessary, we use minimally invasive options whenever possible. Our hand and wrist surgeons are ranked among the best in the nation, helping people get back to activities they love.

    Common surgical procedures and treatments performed:

    • Arthroscopy and minimally invasive treatments
    • Joint reconstruction or replacement
    • Needle aponeurotomy
    • Tendon repair or reconstruction
    • Trigger finger release

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