Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition caused by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist. There is a space in the wrist called the carpal tunnel, where the median nerve and multiple tendons pass from the forearm into the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when swelling in this tunnel pinches, or compresses, the nerve.
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De Quervain tenosynovitis is a condition that causes pain and swelling at the base of the thumb and the thumb side of the wrist.
Dupuytren's disease (or Dupuytren's Contracture) is the name of a condition in which the fingers are permanently pulled toward the palm because of a shortening, thickening, and excess of the connective tissue in the palm of the hand.
The team of specialists who performs hand surgery at the University of Michigan Health System is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for a variety of hand problems. Beginning with your initial consultation, and concluding with your last visit, our team strives to make your experience a positive one.
The first transplant in the state of Michigan took place at Michigan Medicine in 1964. Now, we are again taking the helm by creating the first hand transplant program in Michigan. Our goal for you is to improve your quality of life by enabling you to have more independence, ability and mobility through the gift of a hand transplant.
Candidates for hand transplant require a comprehensive evaluation. The process includes patient education, medical records review, patient examination and often additional medical testing. Our multidisciplinary transplant team then reviews the case and makes a decision about the patient's suitability for a donor hand on a case by case basis.
Hand, wrist or elbow pain can come from trauma (such as from a fall), arthritis or even overuse, and can stop you from doing many of your daily activities. Our team of surgeons, therapists and nurses at the University of Michigan Health System are specially trained to treat all forms of hand, wrist and elbow problems with a variety of non-surgical and surgical treatments.
The University of Michigan is a leading provider in the treatment of nerve injuries, from simple to complex.
The University of Michigan hand surgery team specializes in the treatment of trigger finger, from mild to severe. Our goal is to restore comfort and function as soon as possible with minimal impact on the patient’s quality of life.
The University of Michigan hand surgery team is fellowship trained and specializes in the treatment of wrist fractures, from simple to complex. Our goal is to restore mobility and function of the wrist as soon as possible with minimal impact on the patient’s quality of life.