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Meet our team
Experts in their field
The right diagnosis and treatment plan is the first step in relieving your pain. Our skilled team includes orthopedic surgeons and plastic surgeons with special training in hands, wrists and elbows.
Conditions and treatments
Surgical repair for common and complex injuries
From the repetitive stress of carpal tunnel syndrome to major concerns of a traumatic injury, our surgeons can help with a wide range of conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and upper arm.
Our team treats a range of conditions, including:
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Congenital hand deformities
Distal radius fractures
Elbow arthritis or instability
Extensor and flexor tendon injuries
Hand and wrist fractures
Our team includes specialists who are experts in microsurgery. They are skilled at repairing the small blood vessels in the hands and fingers. Microsurgery is just one treatment option we offer. Others include:
Elbow ligament reconstruction
Elbow replacement or resurfacing
Post-trauma reconstruction surgery
Upper extremity surgery
Care beyond complex surgery
Surgery is just one step toward improved movement and function.
Our team also includes occupational therapists who are certified hand therapists. The team works together to make sure you have the very best recovery.
Upper Extremity and Hand Rehabilitation Clinic
UW Health’s Upper Extremity and Hand Rehabilitation Clinic offers the care you need after surgery. Our certified hand therapists work closely with your UW Health surgeon to develop a rehabilitation plan that’s best for you.
Certified hand therapists work closely with referring physicians and the patient to provide a continuum of care often starting within days of injury or surgery and progressing through the patient's rehabilitation.
This continuum of care eliminates the need for multiple medical providers and duplicated care, resulting in decreased recovery time and medical costs. Improved functional outcomes ensure a quicker return to work and a productive lifestyle.
Edema and lymphedema management
Work preparation and adaptive self-care
Management of acute or chronic pain
Desensitization and sensory re-education
A wide range of modalities, including ultrasound, fluidotherapy, iontophoresis, hot/cold packs, paraffin
Benefits of upper extremity and hand rehabilitation
Why use a hand specialist
Patient outcomes are maximized as a result of accurate assessment and effective treatment. The intricate anatomy of the arm and hand combined with the technical complexity of newer surgical procedures performed on the arm and hand necessitates a higher level of competency and advanced skills and knowledge for successful outcomes.
The expertise of a hand therapist leads to quick identification of pathology and complex problems. Certified hand therapists are required to re-certify every five years in order to ensure clinical competence. Continuing education is a requirement for re-certification.
Benefits to patients
Hand therapists work closely with the referring physician and the patient to provide a continuum of care often starting within days of injury or surgery and progressing through the patient's rehabilitation. This continuum of care eliminates the need for multiple medical providers and duplicated care, resulting in decreased recovery time and decreased medical costs. Improved functional outcomes ensure faster return to work and a productive lifestyle.
Upper Extremity and Hand Rehabilitation Clinic locations
To refer your patients to the Upper Extremity and Hand Rehabilitation Clinic, send a written MD prescription/consult for Occupational Therapy/Hand to the Upper Extremity and Hand Rehabilitation Clinic, or fax to (608) 262-7679.
Convenient locations for care and follow-up
Our team sees patients at three Madison locations.