Hand, Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery
At Liberty Orthopedics in Northwest Missouri, our team includes orthopedic surgeons who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder pain. Hand and wrist problems can be caused by arthritis, sports injuries, work injuries, nerve injuries, and overuse or repetitive motion, while shoulder or elbow pain may be the result of arthritis, repetitive joint motion, sports injuries, and lifting heavy objects.
We are skilled at diagnosing many different hand and upper extremity problems and will recommend appropriate treatments based upon your injury, including joint replacement or reconstruction if needed.
Years ago, nerve damage in the hand was repaired by removing a nerve from another part of the body and implanting it into the hand using a complex, invasive surgery.
Today, using the modern technique of microvascular surgery, our hand surgeon can use a highly sensitive microscope to see the nerves and blood vessels in the hand. Using minimally invasive surgery with a small incision, the surgeon can reconnect the damaged nerves with minute tubular grafts. Microvascular surgery leads to a quicker recovery with fewer complications.
Below you’ll find the most common hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder conditions seen at Liberty Orthopedics and examples of the treatments we offer.