What Are Upper Extremity Injuries?

The shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand together comprise some of the most useful and important joints in our bodies, and they are known together as the upper extremity. Several OCC physicians and surgeons specialize in diagnosis and treatment of upper extremity injuries and conditions.

Each of these areas requires a specialized focus and a close doctor-patient partnership to maximize outcomes.

Elbow: There are multiple causes of elbow pain, including wear-and-tear or overuse, impact or trauma injuries, and disease that lead to joint damage. Elbow injury and pain presents itself in many ways, so it’s important to see a specialist to get a proper diagnosis. Learn more about elbow pain treatments.

Hand: One of the most sensitive, yet powerful and useful joints in the body are our hands. We use our hands throughout the day to perform a variety of essential activities. Learn more about some of the most common hand procedures performed by OCC hand doctors, including fractures, damaged tendons (often worn down by wear and tear), trigger finger or carpal tunnel.

Shoulder: The shoulder is a complicated combination of joints and muscles that together, make up a strong and very mobile part of our body. But it sometimes takes more than its share of wear and tear. Read about common causes of shoulder pain.

Wrist: The three main joints within the wrist make it very stable and allow for a wide range of movement. But this complex combination of bones, ligaments, and tendons are also among the most likely to be injured, making wrist pain one of the most common orthopedic problems people experience.

Upper Extremity Surgeons

The skilled upper extremity specialists at Orthopedic Centers of Colorado (OCC) are at the forefront of their field. They use the latest technology to minimize complications and recovery time and are at the leading edge of surgical innovation, pioneering advancements that continue to offer patients better and longer-lasting results.

Our team is committed to providing a personalized, focused, and comprehensive approach to your orthopedic health. From scheduling and imaging, to physical therapy and more, we work together to provide the best experience and outcomes for each patient.

Our offices are conveniently located across the front range and it’s easy to make an appointment. Find the provider that fits your needs and contact us today.

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