Ohio State offers expert rehabilitative care related to conditions of the hand, arm and shoulder.
The Hand and Upper Extremity Center at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center offers comprehensive care for patients with conditions of the fingers and hand as well as the wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder.
Patient receive a personalize care plan with services that might include diagnosis, treatment, surgery and rehabilitative therapy. Patients are cared for in one convenient location and benefit from the continuum of care provided by Ohio State’s multidisciplinary team of experts at inpatient and outpatient facilities.
We provide comprehensive care and rehabilitation for patients with:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Dislocations (joint injuries that force bones out of position)
- Distal radioulnar conditions (inflammation in the wrist joint)
- Fractures (bone breaks)
- Joint replacements
- Repetitive stress injuries (injuries resulting from recurrent stress)
- Shoulder and elbow disorders
- Soft tissue injuries (damage to muscles, ligaments or tendons)
- Sports injuries
- Tendon lacerations
- Tendonitis (inflammation of a tendon)
- Traumatic injuries, crush injuries, severed limbs, damaged nerves or burns
- Work-related injuries
Why choose The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center?
The innovative care provided at Ohio State’s Hand and Upper Extremity Center can help you regain functionality and a quality lifestyle. Here’s why patients choose Ohio State for hand, arm and shoulder care:
Personalized Care: You will receive a personal evaluation that helps create an individualized care plan to meet your needs and lead you toward your health goals.
Nation’s Best: Ohio State’s rehabilitation program consistently ranks among the best in the nation. As an academic medical center, Ohio State offers comprehensive medical expertise, the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques, and innovative care backed by research knowledge.
Unique Services: Our experienced hand surgeons performed more than 2,000 surgeries, treatments and procedures last year. Our surgeons perform minimally-invasive (endoscopic) carpal tunnel surgery, which uses smaller incisions and results in a faster recovery. As a Level I Trauma Center, we have hand surgeons available to treat all levels of traumatic hand and upper extremity injuries.
Accredited Care: We are proud that our Inpatient Rehabilitation Programs at Dodd Hall and our Outpatient Medical Rehabilitation Programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). CARF recognized our programs as meeting the highest standards in quality, safety and outcome measures, which provide risk-reduction and accountability in our patient care. Our team includes occupational therapists with special training and certification in hand and upper extremity care.
Convenience: Because of the breadth of our expertise, we can offer diagnostic testing, treatment, surgery and rehabilitation services in one location.