Center for Surgery of the Hand

Center for Surgery of the Hand

Center for Surgery of the Hand

The Northwestern Medicine Center for Surgery of the Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery has a long tradition of providing care of the highest quality. We are committed to working with you to achieve your goals.

Our team of hand and upper extremity surgeons and therapists treat a full range of diseases and injuries to the fingers, hand, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder, including:

Nerve problems:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Other nerve compression in the upper extremity

Shoulder problems:

  • Rotator cuff
  • Impingement
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Shoulder instability

Injury of the upper extremity (shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand, fingers and thumb):

  • Sprains
  • Dislocations
  • Fractures
  • Tendon and muscle injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Arterial injuries
  • Lacerations

Sports injuries:

  • Rotator cuff
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer's elbow
  • Tendinitis
  • Skier’s thumb

Joint contractures:

  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Post–traumatic joint contracture

Repetitive stress injuries:

  • First dorsal compartment tendinitis (De Quervain’s stenosing tenosynovitis)
  • Trigger finger
  • Trigger thumb
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Arthritis of the upper extremity (shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand, fingers and thumb):

  • Tumors upper extremity (soft tissue and bone)
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Mucous cysts
  • Lipomas
  • Other masses

One or more of our surgeons will be responsible for your care. Your treatment may also involve one or more of our highly trained and compassionate occupational therapists. We are proud to say that our doctors also care for many of Chicago’s top sports teams, as well as Northwestern University athletes.

Our specialties

We offer both operative and non–operative care for diseases and injuries to the hand and upper extremity, including:

  • Hand surgery
  • Shoulder surgery
  • Wrist surgery
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Fingertip injuries
  • Hand fractures
  • Tendon injuries
  • Arthritis

When surgery is required, we offer minimally invasive techniques to help you get back to your active lifestyle as soon as possible, including:

  • Endoscopy
  • Arthroscopy
  • Microsurgery
  • Laser assisted arthroscopy

Our history

The Northwestern Medicine Center for Surgery of the Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery is the oldest hand surgery practice in the country. Our doctors have played a pivotal role in the history of hand surgery in the United States and abroad, and were among the first “modern” surgeons to carefully treat hand injuries. Learn more about our history.


Meet the Team

The Northwestern Medicine Center for Surgery of the Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery is the oldest hand surgery practice in the country. Our physician team has played a pivotal role in the history of hand surgery in the United States and abroad and were among the first modern surgeons to carefully treat hand injuries.
Meet the Team
Downtown Chicago