So many of your daily activities are dependent on your hands and wrists, which work together along with the elbow to enable both broad and fine movements. Our care team has received specialized training to treat even the most complex orthopaedic issues of the hand, wrist, and elbow.
Hand & Wrist Anatomy
The specialists at the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin understand how important fully functional bones (28 in each hand and wrist), ligaments, tendons, and muscles are to your day-to-day activities and quality of life – and we work hard to repair and preserve them.
The hand itself is both delicate and complex – and functions very closely in conjunction with the wrist. Because of this, our team includes highly specialized professionals who understand the unique approach to hand and wrist surgery.
Your elbow joint is the junction of three bones: the humerus of the upper arm, and the radius and the ulna of the forearm. A large bursa lubricates the joint to promote fluid movement, and many intricate ligaments help them maintain joint stability. Musculature around the elbow is dense, making it a common site for injury.