You depend heavily on your hands to express your emotions, care for your loved ones and participate in work and recreational activities. Injuries to the hand and upper extremities have huge impacts on your daily life. Our goal is to restore both function and form to your hands so you can enjoy life to the fullest.  

We specialize in:

  • Fracture cares of the hand, wrist and forearm
  • Nerve injuries, including the brachial plexus
  • Tendon injuries
  • Ligament tear to the hand and wrist
  • Injuries to the blood vessels of the hand, wrist and forearm
  • Amputee care of the upper and lower extremities

We also routinely perform procedures to alleviate more common pathologies, such as:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger fingers
  • Arthritis of the hand and wrist
  • Ganglion cysts
  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Nerve pain involving the upper extremities

Our hand and peripheral nerve specialists also provide specialized care to patients with complex nerve injuries, as well as amputees of both upper and lower extremities to reduce chronic pain and improve function. 

What to expect

Our caring staff will guide you every step of the way to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs. We realize that we all have different focuses and challenges in life. We believe in working together with our patients as a team to improve their outcomes. 

Why choose Nebraska Medicine

We take an integrated approach to treating injuries and pathologies of the upper extremities. We focus on the repair of both bony and soft tissue structures to restore form and function. Our specialized hand therapists work closely with our surgeons and are onsite every day of the week for patients, ensuring optimized rehabilitation outcomes following surgery. Our peripheral nerve surgeons also specialize in performing complex nerve reconstruction as well as advanced surgical techniques, like targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) or regenerative peripheral nerve interface (RPNI). This improves quality of life for patients suffering from various forms of amputations in upper and lower extremities. Our specialists also partner with prosthetic vendors throughout Nebraska. 

Our specialists are leaders in research when it comes to treating complex injuries involving the hand and upper extremities. In conjunction with the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), we perform innovative basic science and clinical research backed by NIH and institutional grants to push the boundary of nerve injury repair and advanced bioprosthetics. Our upper extremity specialists also treat complex nerve injuries involving the brachial plexus with advanced nerve transfer techniques as well as performing complex revascularizations following trauma or other systemic pathologies.

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