We understand how painful and limiting it can be to experience problems with your shoulder, arm, elbow, wrist or hand. Our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons specialize in repairing these complex and delicate areas. We provide the most advanced treatments so you can have the best possible quality of life.

Why Choose Loma Linda University Hand and Upper Extremity Services

  • Highest level of care: Our surgeons see the rarest, most severe and most complicated cases. No matter how serious your condition, we’re ready to help.
  • Trusted for training: You receive care from the experts that surgeons trust for training. Surgeons train here to experience a high volume of patients with the toughest cases in the region. 
  • Leaders in research: As part of an academic medical center, our physicians perform research to provide you the next level of innovative care.
"We do everything humanly and medically possible to heal patients. Medicine is not only a privilege for me; it's a calling. It's what I'm supposed to be doing."

Conditions We Treat 

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, where the median nerve is squeezed (compressed) between bones in your wrist.
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis), where the tendons that bend your wrist backward away from your palm swell.
  • Ganglion cysts: Soft, fluid-filled cysts can develop on the front or back of the hand for no apparent reason. Called ganglion cysts, these are the most common noncancer, soft-tissue tumor of the hand and wrist.
  • Arthritis, which is the loss of joint cartilage, often with inflammation, pain and stiffness. Arthritis can occur in many areas of the hand and wrist and can be very painful.
  • Sports injuries, including all hand and wrist injuries for athletes.
  • Common fractures in the wrist, hand and elbow.

Services We Offer

  • Bone transport, used to grow new bone for limb reconstruction
  • Bone grafting, where bones are transplanted to repair other seriously damaged bones 
  • Plastic surgery, which helps restore motion and skin damage in the arm and hand
  • Vascular care, used when veins or arteries are damaged 

What to Expect

Depending on your condition, we may bring in specialists from other areas as part of your care team. All of our teams work closely together to give you the complete care you need. Our physicians follow your recovery from start to finish, ensuring the best outcome possible for your injury.

For most surgeries, you’ll be able to go home the same day. You’ll have a follow up visit with the surgeon within two weeks.

In acute injuries requiring immediate care, you should go directly to our urgent care or emergency room where you can expect to have our team of surgeons evaluate and care for you.

Do I need a referral?

No, we welcome patients without referrals. If you’re not sure which specialist to see about your condition, our team of experts is here to help you find the right care.

Take the Next Step

Don’t let your hand condition continue to worsen and cause you pain. Talk to your primary care physician or make an appointment with our orthopaedic specialists.