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Hand & Upper Extremity Service

MUSC Health Hand, Wrist, and Microvascular Surgery Service provides comprehensive care for all problems affecting the fingers, hand and wrist. We have an experienced multidisciplinary medical team including fellowship-trained orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeons, hand therapists, nurses, and technicians that work together to provide the best possible care available. We offer state-of-the-art nonoperative and operative treatment options including injections, minimally invasive arthroscopic, and microsurgical techniques. 

Our certified hand therapists work hand-in-hand with the surgeons to tailor therapy programs that optimize your recovery and results.  Whether your goal is to get back to work, sports, or just relief of pain, our team is ready to assist you every step of the way. Schedule your appointment in one of our hand and wrist clinics and experience the advantage of our specialized team approach and cutting-edge resources here at MUSC Health.

Our Team

The Orthopaedic Hand and Upper Extremity team is dedicated to listening carefully and with empathy to our patients and providing the most appropriate treatment options in coordination with our patients and their families. Our team includes the following physicians:

Common Problems Treated

Nerve: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Nerve Injuries, Hand Numbness and Tingling

Tendon: Trigger Finger, Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis, Tendon Injuries, Flexor and Extensor Tendon Lacerations, de Quervain's Tenosynovitis, Tendon Transfers

Fractures: Finger Fractures, Hand Fractures, Wrist Fracture, Boxer's Fracture, Scaphoid Fracture, Distal Radius Fracture, Forearm Fracture, Malunions, Nonunions

Arthritis: Hand and Wrist Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Thumb Arthritis, CMC Arthritis, SLAC Wrist

Cysts and Tumors: Hand and Forearm Tumors, Ganglion Cyst, Mucous Cyst, Osteochondroma, Giant Cell Tumor, Dupuytren's Contracture

Ligaments: Hand, Wrist and Elbow Ligament Injuries, Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injuries, Gamekeeper's Thumb, Skier's Thumb, Scapholunate Ligament Injuries, TFCC Tears, DRUJ instability, Sports Injuries

Services Offered

  • Nonoperative and Operative Treatment Options 
  • Minimally Invasive Techniques
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Microsurgery
  • Hand Therapy
  • Injections
  • Xiaflex Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contractures
  • Fracture Care
  • Casting, Splinting
  • Custom Splints and Braces
  • Worker’s Compensation Care


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Our orthopaedic front desk staff will help direct you to the correct specialist and will facilitate getting you in to be seen in a timely manner.

The Hand

The hand is composed of many different bones, muscles, and ligaments that allow for a large amount of movement and dexterity. There are three major types of bones in the hand itself, including the following:

Phalanges: The 14 bones that are found in the fingers of each hand and also in the toes of each foot. Each finger has three phalanges (the distal, middle, and proximal); the thumb only has two.

Metacarpal bones: The five bones that compose the middle part of the hand.

Carpal bones: The eight bones that create the wrist. The carpal bones are connected to two bones of the arm, the ulnar bone and the radius bone.

Numerous muscles, ligaments, and sheaths can be found within the hand. The muscles are the structures that can contract, allowing movement of the bones in the hand. The ligaments are fibrous tissues that help bind together the joints in the hand. The sheaths are tubular structures that surround part of the fingers.