Our hands serve many purposes. Hands help us eat, dress, write, earn a living, create art and do many other things. Hand surgeons are specifically trained to give proper care to our hands, allowing us to perform these activities daily.
Hand surgery is the field of medicine that deals with problems of the hand, wrist and forearm. Hand surgeons care for these problems without surgery, and they are specially trained to operate when necessary. Hand surgeon members of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand must complete a full year of additional training and must pass a rigorous certifying examination.