Penn Orthopaedics

Hand and Wrist: The Penn Difference

Penn Medicine is leading the care for hand and wrist problems beyond the limits of conventional medicine by offering patients more options to improve their lives.

  • Penn Orthopaedics is ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, making it one of the top programs for orthopaedics in the region.
  • Penn is the only hand transplant center in the region.
  • Penn Hand and Wrist Service physicians are highly skilled and have specialized training in hand, wrist, and elbow conditions.
  • Penn orthopaedic physicians treat complex medical conditions.
  • Penn's multidisciplinary team of specialists develops individualized treatment and recovery plans to help patients from diagnosis through recovery.
  • Penn orthopaedic physicians serve on the boards of the nation's premier orthopaedic organizations and publish articles and chapters in many of the world's leading orthopaedic journals. They also present regionally, nationally and internationally. Penn's surgeons are also consistently listed in the Best Doctors in America® and Philadelphia magazine's Top Doctors in Philadelphia.
  • At Penn's human tissue lab physicians teach other orthopaedic surgeons the latest cutting-edge procedures.
  • The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is ranked among the most elite hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
  • The Penn Hand and Wrist Service receives grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) to investigate groundbreaking technology in the treatment of hand, wrist and elbow disorders and trauma.