Your hands and arms are at the center of your life. They let you carry groceries, throw a ball for your dog and hug your loved ones. With specialized therapy and surgery care, we’ll protect your upper extremities so you can continue living the life you love.
Your hands, wrists and forearms are amazing tools that serve you every day. But with dozens of bones connected by muscles and tendons, hands and arms can be easily injured.
Whether you’re experiencing a hand injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis or tennis elbow, Aurora Health Care’s orthopedic team can offer relief. Together, we’ll develop a personalized treatment plan to ease your pain. With the help of surgery, tendon release or other treatments, your hands and arms can get back to work.
When you’re in pain because of hand or arm difficulties, you just want to get your body working again.
The delicate, complex structures of the hand, wrist and elbow require specialized medical and therapeutic knowledge. Our team has the expertise you need, whether you’re looking for hand surgery, elbow replacement or anything in between.
People choose Aurora because we offer:
Not everyone needs surgery. As a first line of treatment, you may consider nonsurgical methods including:
When you’re facing hand, wrist or elbow surgery, you may have questions about the procedure and wonder how long recovery will take.
Before surgery, we’ll discuss every aspect of your treatment and recovery so you know exactly what to expect. Afterward, we’ll help you with therapy to regain function in your hand and arm.
Our team specializes in minimally invasive surgery, reconstruction, and microsurgery on tiny blood vessels, tendons and nerves. Our surgical specialties include:
After hand, wrist or elbow surgery, most people can get back to work quickly and return to their extracurricular activities soon afterward. Depending on the procedure, many people return to their activities within two to six weeks, but a full recovery may take up to six months. Your specific recovery time will depend on your individual situation.
Rehabilitation plays an important role in recovering from hand surgery. Our integrated care teams work closely together during your transition from surgery to physical or occupational therapy and back to your regular routine. Learn more about orthopedic physical therapy.