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Hand & Wrist

The hands: Intricate care, maximum function

lend a handThe hand is an intricate instrument made up of delicate nerves, tissues, tiny blood vessels, bones, tendons and muscles. Care of the hand is complex. Fingers must function in concert with each other, and in conjunction with the bones and muscles of the arm. Treating any part of the hand requires an understanding of all of its parts. Getting the right care for injuries to the hand and wrist is essential to restoring your full mobility and function, as well as maintaining it in the future.

Geisinger's physicians and therapists offer you this expert level of training and experience. The team at Geisinger Orthopaedic Institute's Hand and Wrist Center are experts in caring for the fingers, knuckles, palm and wrist, and we have physicians with specialized, fellowship training in diagnosing and treating conditions of the hand and wrist.

Geisinger's Hand and Wrist Center experts also participate in orthopaedic research and clinical trials that mean you can benefit from the latest treatments and findings in hand and wrist care.

Whether your condition is caused by injury, developed with age, or was present at birth, Geisinger brings you the expertise you need for accurate, effective diagnosis and treatment.

The experts at Geisinger Orthopaedic Institute are available to treat even the most complex problems of the hand and wrist. Our team prefers to treat hand and wrist conditions without surgery, whenever possible. When surgery is required, our fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons are highly experienced in repairing muscles, tendons, bones, joints and circulation. Whether a bone requires complex repair after a fracture - or a tendon must be repaired after injury - you can rely on Geisinger's experience, training and expertise.

For more information, call Geisinger Orthopaedic Institute at 1.866.414.4988 or 570.271.7969.

Caring for the Complexities of the Hand and Wrist

Chief of Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgery for the Geisinger Health System, Joel Klena, MD, talks about hand and wrist injuries and the importance of seeking treatment from someone who specializes in those types of injuries.

Conditions & Treatments

We treat the full range of hand and wrist conditions, including:

We provide advanced therapies and treatments, including:

  • Arthroscopy, of the hand and wrist, using the smallest incisions possible
  • Complex fracture care
  • Custom braces and orthotics
  • Custom casting and splinting
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Hand therapy
  • Reconstructive surgery after injury, including recurring injuries, sports injuries and other accidents
  • Reconstructive surgery related to arthritis or deformities
  • Repair of tendons and ligaments