Common Conditions

The hand is one of the most complex parts of the human body. The relationships between its many bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and skin are delicate and refined. An injury to one can affect any or all of the others.

That's one reason why the hand and upper extremity are involved in one-third of all injuries seen in emergency rooms — and one-fourth of all athletic injuries. These injuries can range from carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow, to wrist fractures and trigger fingers, to nerve and tendon injuries.

The treatment of these conditions typically requires highly specialized expertise in both plastic and orthopedic surgery techniques. With training and certification in both disciplines, Dr. Brown is able to address the entire spectrum of injuries to the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow.

Learn more about specific injuries

The American Society for Surgery of the Hand has compiled helpful detailed information on these and many other common conditions of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. PDFs to this information are provided here for informational purposes only and should not be used during a medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed medical professional should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment.

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