Hand and Wrist

Your hands and wrists are essential to your daily life.

You communicate, touch, work, play and perform complex tasks using your hands. Persistent pain and loss of function in your hand and wrist can be more disruptive to your life than you could fathom, and are signs that you may need to see a specialist.

Our hand and wrist orthopaedic specialists at Nebraska Medicine are specially trained to treat the most complex fractures, bone and joint infections, nonunions and deformities, as well as more common hand and wrist problem such as arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome. Care for hand and wrist conditions helps relieve the excruciating pain that affects day to day life for many of our patients. We listen to your concerns and work together, to help restore function and guide you through a successful treatment plan.

Why You Should Choose Nebraska Medicine for Wrist and Hand Care:

Experience and Expertise

When you need advanced orthopaedic treatment, Nebraska Medicine has the experience and expertise you are looking for to get the best possible care. We treat 35,000 patients a year, and our academic partner, the University of Nebraska Medical Center's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, is a world-leader in the field of developing and testing joint replacements and other types of orthopaedic research.

Integrated Care

Our orthopaedic surgeons and rehabilitation services use an integrated team approach to treat wrist and hand problems. We treat a variety of conditions successfully. These include:

  • Arthritis
  • Finger and Wrist Fracture
  • Sprains
  • Fingertip Amputations
  • Mallett (Baseball) Finger
  • Nerve Compression and Injury
  • Congenital Hand Deformities
  • Distal Radius (Colles’) Fracture
  • Scaphoid Fracture
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Trauma-related hand and wrist injuries

Possible treatments may include bone removal, revision surgery replacement, joint reconstruction or fusion surgery. Surgical treatment often results in less pain, quicker recovery and regaining full range of motion.

Our Track Record of Providing the Best Outcomes Possible

Our expert surgeons perform thousands of surgeries each year and do everything possible to decrease a patient's risk of infection during and after surgery through a variety of methods all centered around giving you the best surgical outcome possible. Studies have shown that the greater the volume of surgeries performed at a hospital, the better the outcomes. Our doctors are also very experienced at choosing the appropriate candidates for surgery. Choosing the right surgery for the right patient with the right implant and right physical therapy contributes to better results, happier patients and greater longevity.

Our Dedication to Research and Clinical Trials

Our orthopaedic surgeons are leaders in research and are pioneers in ushering in the latest orthopaedic treatments and procedures to best address patient needs. This means you have the opportunity to take part in some of the most current clinical trials and the newest and most cutting-edge treatment options.

Accreditations and Awards

Highly Ranked Care

Nebraska Medicine is ranked among the nation’s best. Each year, U.S. News and World Report surveys the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals to come up with the year’s list of Best Hospitals. Just 3 percent of the hospitals analyzed for Best Hospitals earn national ranking in even one specialty.

  • Recognized as a high-performing hospital for orthopaedics in the 2011 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking
  • Ranked nationally for orthopaedics in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking
  • Recognized as a high-performing hospital for orthopaedics in the 2013 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking
  • Recognized as a high-performing hospital for orthopaedics in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking
  • Ranked as a best regional hospital in Eastern Nebraska in the 2015 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals ranking