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Hand & Upper Extremity

When it comes to treating hand and upper extremity injuries, the Allegheny Health Network Orthopaedic Institute is home to one of the most advanced programs in the country. We give you every available treatment option, including non-surgical therapeutic interventions and the latest surgical approaches. Find out more about this specialty at a location near you.

We treat a wide range of issues affecting the fingers, hands, wrists, arms, elbows and shoulders. Our goal is to decrease pain and restore function as quickly and safely as possible.

Why the Orthopaedic Institute?

Expertise and teamwork

A major referral center for the most challenging cases, Allegheny Health Network’s hand and upper extremity specialists help each patient take the first step on the road to recovery and a better quality of life. What makes our team so effective is its multidisciplinary approach to treating conditions affecting the hand and upper extremities. Our surgeons team with specialists from trauma, joint replacement and sports medicine to provide you with a customized treatment plan.

Personalized care and attention
At the Orthopaedic Institute, compassion and values are just as critical as treatments and cures. Our doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals promote an environment where you feel like you are their only patient. You will be surrounded by a dedicated team who will make your care, comfortable, compassionate and reassuring.

Progressive research
Our researchers are leading the way to find groundbreaking treatments for hand and upper extremity problems. This could eventually offer better outcomes for patients with major injuries and substantial pain. You may also be eligible to enroll in one of our newest clinical trials.

Care close to home
We know how important time is to you. For your comfort and convenience, you can see hand and upper extremity specialists at a variety of Allegheny Health Network hospitals, as well as at a growing number of outpatient clinics. 



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Learn more about Hand Surgery in our Health Library, including an information video on rotator cuff injuries.





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