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Hand Surgery

Treating a full range of hand and arm conditions in the New Orleans area

The human hand is one of nature’s most useful and complex creations. And injuries to the hand require specialized care. That’s why Tulane Health System uses specially-trained hand specialists to diagnose and treat hand and upper extremity problems to conditions caused by trauma and overuse, including:

  • Fractures and other trauma
  • Peripheral nerve disorders and nerve injuries
  • Nerve transfers
  • Arthroscopic wrist procedures
  • Endoscopic and open carpal tunnel surgery
  • Injuries to tendons, ligaments and other soft-tissues
  • Sports injuries, such as tennis elbow and skier’s thumb
  • Arthritis
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Tumors of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow
  • Replantation of fingers and hands
  • Dupuytren’s contracture and other hand deformities

Tulane’s dedicated hand surgery specialists are part of a multi-disciplinary team of rehabilitation and occupational medicine experts to help speed your recovery. And our program is supported by the renowned Tulane Sports Medicine Institute, providing specialized care to patients from professional athletes to active amateurs.

Nerve injuries and treatments

Often, symptoms of numbness, weakness or pain in the hands or arms are the result of nerve injuries or conditions in which the nerves are compressed. Other symptoms may include a change in the size of the muscles or changes to the amount of sweat around the affected area.

While some nerve conditions can heal on their own, more severe issues may require supportive care or surgical intervention and follow-up rehabilitation. Also, nerve transfers may offer an alternative to tendon transfers if the injury occurred within the past year.

To make an appointment with a hand specialist, call (504) 444-4001.