Orthopedic Hand &
Upper Extremity Care
Colorado Springs top choice for hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder and neck pain treatment.
Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence in Colorado Springs offer you a top selection in hand and upper extremity orthopedic surgery specialists. Our hand and upper extremity surgeons specialize in surgical and non-surgical procedures to treat injuries and disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder and neck. Working in close collaboration with our Physical and Occupational Therapy, our team provides evaluation, treatment and rehabilitative care to help patients recover and return to work or activity.
Hand & Upper Extremity Specialists
Top conditions for the hand, wrist, elbow & shoulder
With 27 bones and more than 100 ligaments, the hand is both complex and incredibly important to our daily lives. And because hands get so much use, they are prone to a wide variety of pain and injury. For this reason, it’s also essential to have any small hand injury evaluated to prevent or treat a serious situation. If you experience an injury or trauma, it’s especially important to seek immediate treatment. There are a number of common hand and finger sport injuries and other issues can be caused by repetitive motion, trauma or even genetics, these include:
The wrist is made up of eight small bones and three main joints, connecting the forearm to the hand and giving us the ability to twist and move our hand in every direction. The soft tissue of the wrist are prone to sprains, arthritis, swelling and pain from overuse as well as fractures, which are common from falling on an outstretched hand (known as FOOSH). Among the most common causes of wrist pain or wrist injuries are:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Cubital tunnel syndrome
- Extensor tendon and flexor tendon injuries
- Ganglion cysts
There are seven small vertebrae that make up the neck and run from the bottom of the skull to the top of torso, connecting to the rest of the spine. Together with the neck muscles these vertebrae must be strong enough to hold up our heads. The neck is inherently less protected and thus more vulnerable than the rest of the spine. Our team sees neck injuries such as sprains and strains, pinched nerves, fractures of those vertebrae and arthritis.
The elbow is a complex joint that allows for the lower arm to extend and flex, and aids in the rotation of the hand and wrist. It is made up of three bones: the humerus, the radius, and ulna bones. Elbows get a lot of use in sports and occupational activities, and overuse injuries are common, even if you don’t play the sport they are named after. CCOE’s elbow specialists treat every kind of elbow injury including these common ones:
The ball-and-socket shoulder joint provides the greatest range of motion for any joint in our bodies. Powered by the muscles of the rotator cuff, the shoulder is particularly sensitive to overuse injury and trauma because of its unique and complicated anatomy. Some of the most common injuries and diagnoses are:
- Dislocated shoulder
- Frozen shoulder syndrome
- Rotator cuff tears
The upper extremity surgeons at CCOE, Dr. David Weinstein, Dr. Karl Larsen, Dr. Ky Kobayashi, Dr. Chance Henderson, and Dr. Gregg Martyak are skilled at minimally invasive and complex reconstructive techniques and are focused on delivering the highest quality of care to patients. Additionally, our spine surgeon, Dr. Douglas Crowther understands the intricacies of the spine and is dedicated to providing quality, state-of-the-art care for a wide range of conditions involving the upper, middle, and lower sections of the spine.
2446 Research Pkwy, Suite 200
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
2925 Professional Place, Suite 201,
Colorado Springs, CO 80904
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1263 Lake Plaza Drive, Suites 210 A & B
Colorado Springs, CO 80906