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Hand & Upper Extremity

About a quarter of the motor cortex in the human brain — the part of the brain which controls all movement in the body — is devoted to the muscles of the hands. It’s one of the most complex parts of the body, and also one of the most common places for injuries and issues.

The board-certified physicians at UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine specialize in the complicated arrangement of bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons that make up the structures of the hand. Our doctors’ hand and upper extremity expertise is in nerve compression, overuse, repetitive injuries, sports injuries and arthritis of the upper extremity.

Our physicians perform a wide range of surgical procedures to address injuries or other conditions that affect the hand or other upper extremities including surgeries for wrist, hand arthroplasty and minimally invasive surgeries, including endoscopic carpal tunnel release and wrist surgery.

Our staff specializes in the treatment of the following hand ailments:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Free tissue transfers
  • Hand tumors
  • Muscle and skin flaps
  • Nerve injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Overuse injuries
  • Repetitive injuries
  • Replantation
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Trauma
  • Trigger finger
  • Wrist pain

For more information on diseases and conditions that affect the hand and wrist visit the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ website or schedule your appointment at UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine today.

Patient Testimonials

“Dr. Matthew Albanese performed trigger thumb surgery on my dominant hand. I was extremely pleased with the surgery and my recovery. Dr. Albanese did a wonderful job of explaining everything to me. The surgery went great, and I have full use of my thumb and hand. He is always kind, courteous, and professional. I would absolutely recommend Dr. Albanese.”


“Dr. Jones is the best! I have been in pain for many, many years and just like that the pain is gone. I had hand surgery for three trigger fingers and carpel tunnel. I did not take any pain medicine and was back to work in two weeks. I can actually type faster than I did previously, and I can’t complain about anything. The staff was very nice and willing to accommodate me with my work schedule. I plan to do my other hand very soon.”


“Dr. Ablove and his entire staff continue to take my concerns seriously and are giving me excellent care. I really can’t say enough about this practice.”