In the following pages you will find information about the most common surgeries on the upper extremity
Αrthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery used both to diagnose and treat problems with joints. In the upper extremity it’s most commonly used on the shoulder, elbow and wrist joints.
Also called shoulder or elbow arthroplasty, joint replacement surgery may be an option for you if your shoulder or elbow pain interferes with daily activities and more-conservative treatments haven’t helped. Osteoarthritis, post-traumatic and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common reasons to need joint replacement.
The field of hand surgery deals with both surgical and non-surgical treatment of conditions and problems that may take place in the hand or upper extremity (commonly from the tip of the hand to the shoulder) including injury and infection. It also encompasses reconstructive surgery that improves upper limb function.
Reconstructive surgical procedures can address many injuries, disorders and congenital defects of the upper extremities, including the arm, forearm and hand. These procedures may involve complex techniques such as microsurgery, soft tissue grafts, bone grafts, flaps, nerve transfer or tendon transfer.