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Hand, Wrist, Elbow & Shoulder

The hand and upper extremity specialty encompasses all injuries starting from the tips of the fingers all the way to the shoulder joint. The Hand & Upper Extremity physicians at Florida Orthopaedic Institute are fellowship trained and experienced in the latest and most up-to-date techniques regarding these complex and intricate parts of the body.

Hand & Wrist

The hand and wrist consist of dozens of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that need to work together seamlessly in a variety of positions hundreds of times a day. As such, they often require highly specialized medical care when they become injured.

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The elbow is a joint that connects the humerus bone of the upper arm with the radius and ulna bones of the lower arm through a complex network of muscles, ligaments, and tendons. More than a simple hinge, the unique arrangement of these tissues also allows for rotation.

Treatment of injuries and diseases requires specialized knowledge. Our physicians are recognized as leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of elbow problems. They provide an extraordinary base of shared knowledge with leading-edge surgery and treatment.

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Allowing a full 180-degree range of motion on three different planes, the shoulder is a truly extraordinary joint. It is a complex structure made of three separate joints, working together to give you a tremendous range of motion. Yet, it is often true that the more a joint can do, the more can go wrong — and so the more specialized treatment it requires. Florida Orthopaedic Institute physicians have the expertise and experience to provide comprehensive care of the shoulder including nonsurgical treatments, arthroscopic, and open surgeries.

Since your shoulder is such a complicated part of your body, there are many conditions that can affect it. The following helps provide you with an overview of some of the more common shoulder ailments.

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Areas of Focus

Dr. Stone Talks About Texting Thumb

Dr. Stone talks to Fox 13 news about texting thumb, a condition he says can have your thumb running marathons every day. According to Dr. Stone, one pound of stress at the tip of your thumb multiplies dramatically as it travels up the bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons of your arm.

Doctor Profile: Joshua D. Linnell, M.D.

May 24, 2024

Doctor Profile: Robert C. Matthias, M.D.

October 31, 2023

Doctor Profile: Devin W. Collins, D.O.

October 5, 2023

Doctor Profile: Dr. James J. Creighton III, M.D.

October 13, 2022

Doctor Profile: Peter V. Lopez, M.D., F.A.C.S.

July 30, 2021

Doctor Profile: Michael C. Doarn, M.D.

October 5, 2020

Vicki Kasper, Distal Radius Wrist Fracture Testimonial

August 7, 2018

Briant Cummings, Hand Replant Testimonial

April 4, 2018

Jody Stumpe, Carpal Tunnel Surgery Testimonial

October 24, 2017

Doctor Profile: Dr. Alfred V. Hess, M.D.

February 2, 2017

Doctor Profile: Dr. Jason A. Nydick

January 16, 2017

Doctor Profile: Dr. Michael J. Garcia

October 27, 2016

Doctor Profile: Dr. Jeffrey D. Stone

October 27, 2016

Ireland Nugent Visits FOI to Remove Her Cast

May 10, 2016

Dr. Jeffrey Stone Talks About “Texting Thumb” on FOX 13

May 10, 2016

Doctor Profile: Dr. Ioannis Pappou

May 6, 2016

Common Conditions

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
  • Colles Fractures

Common Procedures

  • Basal Joint Surgery
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release (LINS)
  • Open Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery

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