The First State Orthopaedics Hand to Shoulder Center is comprised of orthopaedic surgeons who are fellowship trained in taking care of upper extremity conditions. Our experts have extensive experience in treating hand to shoulder injuries, including fractures, ligament and tendon tears, nerve compression, and arthritis. Our fellowship trained hand surgeons are dedicated to restoring function and helping patients return to an active lifestyle. The First State Orthopaedics Hand to Shoulder Center offers the ability to treat most conditions in an office setting or at our outpatient surgical center.

Frequently Treated Problems:

  • Arthritis of the hand, wrist, and elbow Fractures & dislocations of the hand, wrist, and elbow 
  • Cysts, Tumors & Ganglions 
  • Dupuytren's contracture 
  • Elbow Bursitis 
  • Lacerations 
  • Nerve compression & repair (inc carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel & radial tunnel) 
  • Occupational trauma and sports related injuries
  • Pediatric fractures, inc buckle fractures 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis 
  • Strains/Sprain (inc ligament tears, TFCC tears) 
  • Tendonitis 
  • Tendon repair (inc fingers, wrist, biceps and triceps) 
  • Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow 
  • Thumb arthritis
  • Arthritis of the shoulder 
  • Dislocation or instability 
  • Fractures Frozen shoulder 
  • Rotator cuff tears 
  • Acromioclavicular (AC) joint separation 
  • Tendonitis/Bursitis 
  • Labral tears and SLAP lesions

Our Services:

  • Arthroscopic surgery 
  • Carpal tunnel release & cubital tunnel release 
  • Dupuytren’s contracture release 
  • Joint reconstruction surgery 
  • Microsurgical flap procedures 
  • Fracture care of the hand, wrist, and elbow 
  • Radial head replacement 
  • Tennis elbow repair & golfer’s elbow repair
  • Rotator cuff repair – Arthroscopic and open
  • Arthroplasty – Partial, Total, and Reverse 
  • Instability and labral repair – Arthroscopic and open 
  • Biceps tenodesis – Arthroscopic and open 
  • SLAP repair 
  • Bankart repair 
  • AC joint reconstruction and repair 
  • Fracture treatment