Hand and Wrist Care

Daniel Mass, MD

From sporting activities to intricate work, healthy hands and wrists are critical to daily life. At the University of Chicago Medicine, we have orthopaedic experts who are recognized leaders in the treatment of hand and wrist injuries and conditions. Our goal is to relieve pain and discomfort and to restore strength, motion, dexterity, form and function.

We have the skill and expertise to treat the full range of conditions affecting the bone, joints and nerves of the hands and wrists, including:

  • Nerve injuries of the arm including the brachial plexus
  • Rheumatoid and degenerative arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Tumors
  • Congenital hand anomalies in children
  • Ligament and tendon laceration or disruption
  • Complex traumas
  • Severed hand or finger
  • Soft tissue (synovial membrane) inflammation
  • Trigger finger
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Complex reconstruction for complications related to prior treatment
  • Stiff joints and Dupuytren’s contracture

Recognized Expertise for Challenging Cases

Services for patients include non-surgical and surgical approaches. Our experts are at the forefront of surgery for complex conditions. In fact, we developed techniques for ligament reconstruction and flexor tendon repairs that are now standard protocol in centers across the country.

Hand and Wrist Services

  • Casting, splinting and medication
  • Corrective surgery
  • Grafting
  • Microsurgical reconstruction
  • Limb salvage/reimplantation
  • Nerve repair
  • Tendon and nerve transfers
  • Joint replacement (arthroscopy)
  • Total wrist replacement

Hand and Wrist Team
Jovito Angeles, MD (adult and pediatric)
Roderick Birnie, MD
Daniel P. Mass, MD (adult and pediatric)

Hand and wrist pain