Hand and Arm Surgery
Maine Medical Partners - Sports Medicine specializes in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery. Our highly-skilled surgeons treat all problems affecting the upper extremity, from the elbow to the fingertips, including but not limited to:
- Compressive neuropathy (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, etc.)
- Trigger finger and DeQuervain’s disease
- Arthritis of the elbow, wrist, thumb and other joints of the hand
- Ligament injuries of the elbow, wrist and hand (e.g. skiier’s thumb, scapholunate ligament injuries)
- Distal biceps tendon repairs
- Elbow fractures
- Forearm fractures
- Distal radius fractures
- Wrist and hand fractures
- Flexor and extensor tendon repairs
- Pediatric and congenital hand surgery
- Arthroscopy of the elbow and wrist
- Tendon and nerve transfers of the upper extremity
- Post-traumatic reconstruction of the upper extremity
- Upper extremity tumors
- Dupuytren’s contracture treatment (percutaneous needle fasciotomy, collagenase (Xiaflex), open surgery)
- Microvascular surgery (nerve and vascular repair, vascularized bone grafts, etc.)
You don't need to check into a hospital to get pain relief.
We regularly perform hand and arm outpatient surgeries in our safe, sterile, orthopedic treatment rooms. Some studies suggest that an outpatient setting may even be safer than a hospital operating room for these types of procedures.1
Save money while you save your golf swing.
Hand surgery under local anesthesia only is becoming an increasingly popular choice. Having your procedure while wide awake in one of our practice treatment rooms rather than checking in to a hospital can also save you a lot of money.2 Costs associated with open carpal tunnel release under sedation and wide awake in a hospital operating room is 11 times and 6 times as expensive, respectively, as performing the procedure wide awake in a treatment room.3
1 LeBlanc, M et al. “Is main operating room sterility really necessary in carpal tunnel surgery? A multicenter prospective study of minor procedure room field sterility”. Hand, November 2010.
2 Todd, A et al. “A Cost Analysis of Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery Performed Wide Awake versus Under Sedation”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, December 2018.
3 Kazmers, N et al. “Cost Implications of Varying the Surgical Technique, Surgical Setting and Anesthesia Type for Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery”. Journal of Hand Surgery, May 2018.