Advanced Hand & Wrist Care Tailored to Your Needs

Dr. Strelzow and wrist patient
Dr. Strelzow evaluates a patient's wrist

The orthopaedic experts at the University of Chicago Medicine's Musculoskeletal Center know that everything from intricate workmanship to sporting activities need healthy hands and wrists. That's why we personalize our services to provide the most effective care for our patients. Our team includes recognized leaders in the treatment of hand and wrist injuries. And our goal is simple: relieve any pain and discomfort so we can restore your strength, motion, dexterity, form and function.

Identifying your specific hand and wrist problem is a critical first step as we determine which treatment option(s) are the most effective for your bone, joint and nerve conditions.

We treat patients who are experiencing:

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

Recognized Expertise for Challenging Cases

Services for patients include non-surgical and surgical approaches. Our orthopaedic doctors 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 across the country. Through advanced techniques and innovative options, we remove damaged joints, design implants, repair tears and offer surgeries with less pain, less scarring and shorter recoveries.

Treatment Services for Hand and Wrist Conditions

We personalize every treatment so we are meeting your specific needs. With our specialized expertise, we offer everything from minimally invasive surgery and microsurgical reconstructions to medication, steroid injections and lifestyle changes. These treatments include:

  • Casting, splinting and medication

  • Corrective surgery

  • Grafting

  • Microsurgical reconstruction

  • Limb salvage/reimplantation

  • Nerve repair

  • Tendon and nerve transfers

  • Joint replacement (arthroscopy)

  • Total wrist replacement

UChicago Medicine Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Locations