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Hand Surgery

Hand Surgery

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Our hands serve many purposes.  Hands help us eat, dress, write, earn a living, create art and do many other activities. To accomplish these tasks and activities, our hands require sensation and movement, such as joint motion, tendon gliding and muscle contraction.

 When a problem takes place in the hand, care must be given to all the different types of tissues that make function of the hand possible. Hand surgeons are specifically trained to give that care.


If you have pain in your fingers, hand, wrist or arm, or have other upper-extremity related concerns, you may want to consult a hand surgeon. Because many hand surgeons devote most of their time to examining, treating and studying the hand, they are specialists in hand care. If you’re suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist pain or sports related injury in your hand or risk you may consider visiting our hand surgeon about your option. 


  • Hand surgery is the field of medicine that deals with problems of the hand, wrist and forearm.
  • Hand surgeons care for these problems without surgery, and they are specially trained to operate when necessary.
  • Many hand surgeons are also experts in diagnosing and caring for shoulder and elbow problems.
  • Hand surgeons have additional training in surgery of the hand.

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There are 27 bones, 29 joints and at least 123 named ligaments in the human hand.



Dr. Philip Deffer, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Michael Dirkx

Orthopedic Surgeon