Hand and upper extremity care
Doctors specializing in hand and upper extremity care, often known as orthopedic specialists, diagnose and treat problems of the hand, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder. They can help with sprains, fractures and cysts. You may need to see them if you have one and joint injuries, or conditions like arthritis or tendonitis.
Hand and upper extremity specialists in Florida
When pain, injury or disease anywhere in your arm or hand affects your quality of life, we're here to help.
At HCA Florida Healthcare hospitals, we provide access to orthopedic care teams who offer comprehensive hand and upper extremity care. This includes diagnosing and treating diseases and injuries affecting the fingers, wrists, elbows and shoulders. We use a collaborative team approach, advanced medical technologies and a wide range of specialized treatments to help you feel better as soon as possible.
Hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder conditions we treat
Our hand and upper extremity specialists treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cysts and masses
- Fractures and broken bones
- Ligament sprains
- Muscle strains
- Nerve injuries
- Rotator cuff tears
- Sports injuries
Our hand and upper extremity care services
Our hospitals are equipped with specialized orthopedic teams and medical equipment, allowing us to provide comprehensive hand and upper extremity care.
Specialized diagnostics for hand and upper extremity conditions
At our hospitals, we have advanced diagnostic imaging technology that allows physicians to accurately diagnose conditions of the hands and arms. A prompt, accurate diagnosis is the first step in creating a treatment plan that is just right for you.
Nonsurgical treatments for hand and upper extremity conditions
Through our orthopedic care services, we offer a variety of nonsurgical treatments for hand and upper extremity conditions. Our orthopedic care teams always strive to relieve your symptoms and help you heal through conservative treatments, such as physical therapy or pain management techniques, before suggesting more invasive treatments. They will work with you to determine the most effective treatment option for your unique diagnosis and situation.
When nonsurgical methods of care don't provide you relief, orthopedic surgery may be an effective treatment option. Our orthopedic surgeons and surgical teams are highly skilled at performing a wide range of surgeries, even very complex procedures, with utmost care and expertise. If you and your physician decide orthopedic surgery is right for you, we'll be by your side every step of the way. We are here to support you and your family, ensuring you have the resources you need for a healthy surgery and recovery.
Shoulder replacement surgery
Through shoulder replacement surgery, orthopedic surgeons repair damaged parts of a shoulder joint with artificial components called protheses. The artificial components allow the shoulder joint to move smoothly and easily, eliminating friction and restoring range of motion. Some of our hospitals are also equipped with minimally invasive robotic surgery capabilities for shoulder replacements. With this technology, we generate a 3D model of your shoulder to pre-plan your procedure, which allows even more accuracy and precision during the placement of prostheses.
Orthopedic physical therapy
Orthopedic physical therapy may be used as an initial method of treatment or as rehabilitative care after surgery. For this reason, our hospitals offer specialized physical therapy and rehabilitation services — including inpatient and outpatient options — for our orthopedic patients. Our therapists will work with you to develop an individualized therapy plan to fit your needs.
Our hand and upper extremity care teams
We are dedicated to providing comprehensive, patient-focused hand and upper extremity care. One way we do this is by taking a multidisciplinary approach to treatment. This means we have a collaborative, multispecialty team of providers, which allows us to deliver the type of care you need, regardless of your unique situation.
Your hand and upper extremity care team may include:
- Orthopedic surgeons
- Physical therapists
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