Hand, Wrist, Elbow & Shoulder Surgery
Physicians from multiple disciplines collaborate to provide the best possible treatment options and outcomes for patients with conditions affecting hands, wrists and arms.
Cleveland Clinic Florida’s Section of Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery provides a multidisciplinary approach for the comprehensive care of individuals with elbow injuries and/or disorders of the hand, wrist, and upper arm.
Working in close collaboration with the Departments of Plastic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurology, Rheumatology and Physical and Occupational Therapy, we provide evaluation, treatment and rehabilitative care for a wide variety of injuries and disorders, such as arthritis, tumors, bone fractures and vascular concerns. Our goal is to help individuals return to pain free, functional lives.
To make an appointment with a physician who specializes in treating hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder conditions, please call 877.463.2010.
Our specialists perform over 500 procedures per year, the majority of which are done in a dedicated outpatient surgery center located on our main campus in Weston. Our outpatient surgery center provides a pleasant operative experience in a setting that is both safe and convenient. In addition to our outpatient center, our Hand & Upper Extremity Center provides our patients with accessibility and convenience by offering onsite x-rays and other services essential to your care including:
- Hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder rehabilitative therapies
- State-of –the-art digital radiology and imaging
- Live video fluoroscopy
- CT and MRI scanning
Hand & Wrist Pain
The torment of joint pain in our hand and wrist can be debilitating for even the smallest of tasks. Experiencing this type of pain in everyday tasks is common for most individuals working with their hands.
Patients should seek medical consultation and treatment as it is a key step in determining the cause of hand and wrist pain. From ailments such as carpal tunnel syndrome to wrist sprains, patients are better off correcting these orthopaedic problems early on.
Elbow pain can be the result of overextending one of the body’s most active parts. Common injuries contributing to elbow pain can range from golf and tennis elbow to straining ligaments while performing various daily activities. Seeking medical advice is imperative to obtaining a diagnosis and deciding on the best treatment options available.
The overall rise in shoulder pain across the country can be attributed to the growth of exercise as important part of daily life. Shoulder injuries account for approximately 20 percent of daily visits to the doctor’s (is this primary care or specialist’s?) office. The causes of shoulder pain can be the result of a number of different injuries. Whether it be a rotator cuff tear or frozen shoulder, it is important to seek immediate medical attention when experiencing pain in the shoulder.
Diseases & Conditions
- David Friedman, MD
Center Director, Plastic Surgery & Dematology
Chair, Department of Plastic Surgery
- Christopher Litts, MD
Hand Surgery, Weston & West Palm Beach
- Katerina Vogl, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Hand Surgery
American Society for Surgery of the Hand
The American Society for Surgery of the Hand website offers a wealth of information on injuries and/or disorders of the hand, wrist, and upper arm.
American Society of Plastic Surgery
The American Society of Plastic Surgery website (ASPS “gold”) has in-depth information, videos and testimonials about the procedures we perform at Cleveland Clinic in Florida.