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The orthopedic hand specialists at UC San Diego Health are experts at restoring function and eliminating pain in the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder.
Our hand specialists are involved in every aspect of your care, from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation, or when necessary, surgery. They are consistently ranked among San Diego's top doctors.
Hand Conditions Treated
Hand surgery may be performed for a variety of reasons, including for:
Treating Hand Injuries and Hand Pain
Though every person's situation is unique, treatments for common hand problems may include:
- Conservative treatment. This may include rest, modification of lifestyle/activities, icing, splinting, ergonomic work space and over-the-counter medications.
Hand therapy with certified hand therapists. Changing how you use your hands and strengthening muscles may alleviate symptoms.
- A cortisone injection to reduce inflammation
- Surgery. Our nationally ranked orthopedic surgeons are at the forefront of
surgical techniques to treat hand injuries and hand conditions.
Expertise in Hand Surgery
Our hand surgeons have extensive training in common and complex techniques to repair injured hands, wrists, elbows and shoulders. This includes tendon transfers, microsurgery, and minimally invasive surgical procedures such as arthroscopy. We are the only academic medical center in the region. We are committed to finding new, more effective therapies to treat all types of conditions that affect the hands and upper limbs.