Hand & Upper Extremity

The hand is a complex body part and is capable of performing tasks that range from the most delicate movements to those that require vast strength. Your hand has more moving parts than most other areas of the body and includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, skin, and blood vessels. Even a minor problem with your hand can cause major challenges for you as you work, play, and go about your daily living.

Expert Orthopedic Care of the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow

From your fingertip to your elbow, you are in excellent hands at Tuckahoe Orthopaedics. Our Hand Surgeon, Dr. John E. Blank, has received advanced fellowship training. Dr. Blank specializes in surgery of the elbow, wrist and hand and is certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He has many years of experience in treating hands and upper extremities. Our Hand Team’s training and experience means you can be assured of state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment.

Personalized Attention

Dr. Blank treats a wide range of injuries and conditions including:

  • Arthritis of the fingers, hands and wristDr. John E. Blank, Tuckahoe Orthopaedics, Hand, Upper Extremity
  • Congenital abnormalities
  • Cysts
  • deQuervain’s Tendonitis
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Fractures and other trauma…including work and sports injuries
  • Nerve entrapments such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigger Finger

You can expect a thorough evaluation which may include additional diagnostic testing including radiographs, EMG, and MRI.  We understand that each patient is unique and will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Surgery May Not Be Required

Many conditions and injuries can be treated without surgery by using medication, rest, splints, physical/occupational therapy, and/or injections. When surgery is required, you will benefit from the most up-to-date surgical techniques which are usually performed on an outpatient basis and without a hospital stay. Our physicians and their staff will continue to work with you until you are fully recovered.

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