Penn Orthopaedics

Hand and Wrist Conditions & Treatments

The orthopaedic specialists at the Penn Hand and Wrist Service are dedicated to treating all conditions that affect the hand and wrist. Recognizing that no two patients are alike – and neither are their hand and wrist conditions – Penn's experts create individualized patient treatment plans.

Conditions Treated

Penn's hand and wrist physicians evaluate, diagnose and treat the following injuries and conditions:

  • Animal bites
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the thumb
  • Boutonnière deformity (finger deformity)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Colles' wrist fracture
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Cubital tunnel
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Elbow fracture
  • Elbow arthritis
  • Finger fractures
  • Ganglion (cyst) of the wrist
  • Hand fractures
  • Hand transplant
  • Human bites
  • Joint derangements
  • Kienbock's disease
  • Nerve injuries
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (rsd)
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Tendonitis
  • Tendon injuries
  • Trauma injuries
  • Trigger finger
  • Ulnar nerve entrapment
  • Volkmann's ischemic contracture
  • Work-related injuries
  • Wrist pain
  • Wrist fracture (scaphoid)
  • Wrist sprains


The team performs procedures such as:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Arthritis surgery for hand and wrist
  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Dupuytren's contracture release
  • Hand transplant
  • Ligament reconstruction for hand and wrist
  • Microvascular surgery