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 functionw well.
The relationship between all these structres is delicate and refined. All injury or disease can affect any or all of these structures and impair the use of the hand.
A qualified hand surgeon is trained to diagnose and treat all problems related to these diffferent structures in the hand, wrist and forearm.
Hand surgeonshave recived specialized additonal training in the treatment of hand problems beyond their board certified specialty training.