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Hand and upper extremity care

Some orthopedists specialize in diagnosing and treating issues related to the hands, wrists, arms, elbows and shoulders. These doctors may provide nonsurgical treatment for conditions like arthritis. They may also offer surgery for severe bone and joint injuries.

Hand and upper extremity specialists in Denver

We know there's no such thing as a small injury or minor condition when it comes to your arms.

HealthONE's specialists examine and treat pain and problems affecting your upper extremities. No matter which of our many locations you see us at throughout the Denver area, our goal is always the same: get you back to doing the things you love.

Expert advice, available 24/7

Free health-related information is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Free health-related information is just a phone call away. Our nurses help you understand your symptoms, treatment options and procedures. They will also help you find a provider or specialist and schedule an appointment.

Hand and upper extremity conditions we treat

Hand and arm disorders hamper your participation in your favorite activities. So, you'll have access to experienced teams who treat a variety of issues, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Broken finger or wrist bones
  • Bursitis
  • Carpel tunnel
  • Dislocations
  • Elbow injuries
  • Fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Golfer’s elbow
  • Issues related to amputations
  • Joint pain
  • Joint disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteonecrosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Shoulder pain
  • Shoulder weakness
  • Sprained ligaments
  • Strained muscles or tendons
  • Tendinitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Trigger finger
  • Wrist injury

Our hand and arm treatments and services

At our hospitals, our physicians offer specialized care for your upper extremity, from your fingertips to your shoulder.

Carpal tunnel syndrome care

A condition caused by pressure on the median nerve on your wrist which may cause pain or numbness in your thumb and fingers. The condition needs prompt medical attention to preserve your hand's functionality.

Consult with a physician about your condition. They may suggest relieving mild symptoms at home, such as applying ice to the wrist or using a wrist splint to relieve pressure. If your numbness does not improve after exhausting these and other noninvasive methods, we offer minimally invasive procedures may be performed to reduce the pressure on the median nerve.

Rheumatoid arthritis care

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that causes chronic inflammation in the lining of your joints. If RA goes untreated, it may result in permanent joint deformity or bone erosion. Usually, symptoms start in your hands or feet and can spread to other parts of your body.

At your doctor's discretion, medication and therapy can relieve symptoms and protect your joints. However, we also offer a range of surgeries, from minor procedures to joint replacements, if needed to treat your RA.

Joint replacement surgery

Before recommending hand, elbow, shoulder or wrist surgery, we will exhaust all nonsurgical treatment options. If a procedure becomes necessary, we use minimally invasive surgery whenever possible.

Shoulder replacement surgery

Joint damage, caused by injury, disease or wear and tear, can make repetitive shoulder motions severely painful. A shoulder replacement involves resurfacing bone that has lost collagen or replacing damaged shoulder joints with a prosthesis or an artificial component.

Through shoulder replacement surgery, our orthopedic surgeons resurface the collagen and may replace all or part of the shoulder's ball and socket joint. The surgery alleviates pain and restores your range of motion.

Upper extremity amputation care

If you require an amputation, we offer advanced limb preservation treatments to help you heal. This includes targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR). In this procedure, we connect nerves together in the area of the amputation. It can reduce pain in the limb, including phantom limb pain.

Physical therapy and rehabilitation

Your orthopedic specialist may consult with our physical therapy and rehabilitation teams concerning your care either as a treatment or as part of postoperative care. If physical therapy is part of your care plan, our therapists will personalize a therapy regimen to help you restore function, strength and movement to the affected area.

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