Hand Injury

Each hand has 28 muscles and 27 bones, plus nerves, arteries, tendons, veins and soft tissue. You can understand why it takes special training to be able to treat the many problems that can develop as we put our hands under stress every day. 

Whether you are suffering from wrist pain from carpal tunnel syndrome to tendonitis, Fletcher Allen offers expert clinical care for hand, finger and wrist injuries of all types including the best diagnostic services and the most advanced medical and surgical care.

Hand Injury: What You Need to Know

Teamwork

Fletcher Allen's team of board-certified hand surgeons and experienced nurses are as knowledgeable and caring as you'll find anywhere in the area. Our University of Vermont (UVM) Medical Group hand surgeons are fellowship-trained and board certified with a Certificate of Added Qualifications (CAQ) in Surgery of the Hand.
This means you receive advanced orthopedic care from surgeons specialized in hand surgery at Vermont's only academic medical center.  Our physicians and other support staff work together as a team, providing expert care.

Personalized Care

You and your family will feel the advantages of personalized, patient-centered care. Each patient is unique and treatment plans are individualized to the specific hand injury.

Experienced, Trusted Expertise


If you're looking for the most experienced hand specialists in the region, you can count on our hand surgery and hand therapy team at Fletcher Allen Orthopedics. Located in South Burlington, Fletcher Allen’s Orthopedic Specialty Center is a unique resource for people with hand, finger and wrist pain in New England and northern New York. Our hand treatment options range from hand therapy and rehabilitation to advanced minimally invasive surgery.

What is a Hand Injury?

Some of the hand injuries we treat include:

  • Acute hand injuries like fractures and sprains
  • Arthritis and osteoarthritis (arthritic joint pain)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (nerve compression)
  • Tendonitis (tendon inflammation)
  • Lacerations requiring stitches or microsurgery
  • Use of microsurgery for: 
    • Nerve repair
    • Replantation of amputated part
    • Tissue transfer for bone and soft tissue defects
  • Congenital problems, growths or tumors (like Dupuytren’s disease)
  • Reconstruction of old injuries
  • Infection
  • Overuse syndrome

Finger, hand or wrist injuries usually happen during:

  • Sports or recreational activities
  • Work-related tasks
  • Work or projects around the home, especially if using machinery such as lawn mowers, snow blowers or hand tools
  • Accidental falls
  • Fistfights

No matter what your hand injury, our goal is to help you return to the things you love and enjoy a healthy, active life.

Hand Injury Diagnosis and Treatment

If you have a hand injury caused by either sports or another activity, we offer in-depth hand diagnosis to rehab therapy to minimally invasive surgery that might have you home by dinnertime.

Fletcher Allen is a Level One Trauma Center, which means we're specialists in acute injury treatment. Our hand surgeons deal with everything from skin grafts to microscopic nerve repair to hand and finger reattachments.

If you have chronic pain in your hands or wrists, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, we have hand therapy treatment options that will have you moving around with ease again.

Our knowledgeable, highly trained surgeons use advanced technology to treat hand injury on a regular basis.

Learn More about Hand Injury Treatment

Find a Fletcher Allen physician or call 888-401-HAND.