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Hand and Wrist

The hand is a unique area of the human body that is made up of bone, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, skin, and blood vessels. These elements must all be in good working order for the hand to function well.

The relationship between all these structures is delicate and refined. An injury or disease can affect any or all of these structures and impair the use of the hand. The hand surgeons at San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Clinic are two of the most experienced hand surgeons in the region. They are trained to diagnose and treat all problems related to the different structures in the hand, wrist, and forearm.

Hand surgeons have received specialized additional training in the treatment of hand problems beyond their board certified specialty training in orthopaedic surgery.  To become members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, hand surgeons must have completed a full year of such additional training and must pass a rigorous certifying examination.

The hand surgeons at San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Clinic are board certified, educators in our fellowship program, and enjoy treating both adults and children.

The following links from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and selected topics from the Hand and Wrist Sections, developed in partnership with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, will take you to descriptions of some of the conditions and treatments we specialize in at San Francisco Shoulder, Elbow & Hand Clinic and what you can expect during the process.

 

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