Experiencing hand or wrist pain? Request an Appointment
If you're looking for the most experienced hand specialists in the region, you can count on our hand surgery and hand therapy team at The University of Vermont Medical Center Orthopedics. At The UVM Medical Center, our hand specialists and surgeons diagnose, evaluate and treat the full range of wrist problems - from chronic wrist pain and carpal tunnel syndrome to wrist fractures and other traumatic injuries of the wrist.
The Hand Surgeons and Therapists
The UVM Medical Center's team of board-certified hand surgeons, experienced nurses and therapists are as knowledgeable and caring as you'll find anywhere in the area. Our three hand surgeons are fellowship-trained and board certified with a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Surgery of the Hand. Our experienced team includes nationally and internationally recognized specialists in the field of wrist surgery, who help teach other surgeons how to perform wrist procedures. As University of Vermont faculty members, they are also involved in research and in educating medical students and orthopedic residents, which ensures that your care is informed by the latest medical knowledge.
Each therapist of our hand and wrist therapy team is an occupational therapist (OT) or physical therapist (PT), who has completed a minimum of five years of additional medical training experience in treating injuries of the hand, wrist, fingers, and elbow. Our occupational therapists and physical therapists. are located at the Orthopedic Specialty Center, so your care is centered in one location. This offers you the convenience of scheduling an appointment with your surgeon and physical therapist on the same day. In addition to the fact that we perform our outpatient surgeries on-site, we have an MRI and rehabilitation center, all under the same roof.
Diagnosing Wrist Conditions and Treatments
The UVM Medical Center hand surgeons, non-surgical providers and therapists offer the full spectrum of care for wrist problems, including non-operative and conservative treatment for the management of pain, casting of simple wrist fractures and complex wrist surgery. We work closely with you and your family, sharing information and education about different treatment options, and helping you choose the right course of treatment for your condition. Some of the wrist conditions we diagnose and treat include:
Chronic and acute wrist pain
Wrist fractures and wrist dislocations
Wrist fracture nonunions and malunions
Wrist sprains, wrist strains and ligament injuries
Nerve compression (Carpal Tunnel Syndrome)
Tendon injuries and tendon inflammation (tendonitis)
De Quervain's Tendinitis
Arthritis of the wrist and arthritic joint pain
No matter what your hand or wrist injury, our goal is to help you return to the things you love, and enjoy a healthy, active life. Make an appointment with a UVM Medical Center Hand and Wrist Specialist.
Appointments with The Hand and Wrist Specialists
To schedule an appointment with one of our Hand and Wrist Specialists at The UVM Medical Center, please call 888-401-HAND or fill out the online appointment request form.
You may also arrange an appointment with a hand surgeon for an evaluation, consultation or second opinion with a referral from a primary care physician, another specialist such as a physiatrist, from self referral or in follow-up from an emergency room visit. Hand therapy appointments are typically arranged through referrals from hand surgeons.
For questions and other inquiries, please call The UVM Medical Center Orthopedics at 802-847-6000.