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3 Facts About Hand Surgeons

The hand is extremely unique, and it takes a special type of surgeon to treat it. You may be surprised to learn these three things about hand surgeons:

  1. Hand surgeons treat everything from general hand pain to hand emergencies. Just because you don’t need hand surgery doesn’t mean you shouldn’t see a hand surgeon! Hand surgeons are specialists for all things related to the hand and can treat a variety of conditions including carpal tunnel, trigger finger, sports injuries, jammed fingers, broken hands/fingers, birth defects, etc. Hand surgeons can also potentially reattach your hand or finger if it is severed in a traumatic incident.
  2. Hand surgeons don’t just treat hands. Most hand surgeons treat the wrist and arm as well. Many can also treat the elbow and shoulder.
  3. Hand surgeons receive additional, specialized training. This extra training is a full year on top of their residency.

Visit a hand surgeon if you’re experiencing any sort of pain or discomfort or have suffered an injury. The American Society for Surgery of the Hand has a database of more than 3,200 hand surgeons in the United States and around the world, all of which are board-certified hand surgeons. Board certification requires the passage of a rigorous examination. Find a hand surgeon near you.

You can also visit www.HandCare.org to browse 75+ conditions related to the hand, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder, as well as anatomy illustrations and hand safety tips.

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