The hand is a unique area of the human body that is made up of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, skin and blood vessels. These elements must all be in good working order for the hand to function well.
The relationship between all these structures is delicate and refined. 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 different structures in the hand, wrist and forearm.
Hand surgeons have received specialized additional training in the treatment of hand problems beyond their board certified specialty training.