Hand and Wrist Care - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Hand and Wrist Care

Specialized Care that's Close at Hand

Treating injuries, diseases and disorders of the hand - from the tip of the finger to the wrist.Crozer-Keystone Health System's partnership with Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center, the specialized hand surgeons of Premier Orthopaedics and Associates in Plastic Surgery provides our patients with local access to the latest advances and knowledge in diagnosing and treating injuries, diseases and disorders of the hand - from the tip of the finger to the wrist.

From treating traumatic hand injuries to correcting acute and chronic conditions from disease or disorders, our team provides the kind of skilled care that will give our patients the best opportunity to restore function and quality of life.

The Crozer-Keystone/Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center partnership brings truly cutting-edge procedures, such as:

  • Comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, conditions and ailments affecting the hand and wrist.
  • Care for common conditions, including Carpal tunnel syndrome, fractures, tendon and ligament problems, as well as traumatic/emergent injuries.
  • Advanced surgical techniques using cutting-edge technology and equipment for minimally invasive procedures.
  • Round-the-clock emergency medical and surgical care for traumatic hand and wrist injuries.

Request an Appointment 24/7

To learn more or to make an appointment with a specialist, call 1-855-5CK-HAND (1-855-525-4263) or fill out our secure request form.

Our Services

In addition to performing uniquely specialized procedures, our hand specialists provide evaluation, diagnosis and surgical and medical management of all hand and wrist conditions, including:

  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle contractures
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • DeQuervain's disease
  • Joint replacements
  • Birth defects

Why Choose Us

A fixture in the region since 1973, The Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center (PHSC) is known throughout the Philadelphia area ― as well as nationally and internationally ― as the preeminent resource for specialized treatment of the hand and upper extremity. PHSC’s team of fellowship-trained physicians lead the way in developing and providing cutting-edge procedures that relieve pain, restore movement and improve function.

Now you can have the best of all worlds. Crozer-Keystone's orthopedics and plastic surgery specialists work "hand in hand" with the experts at PHSC to bring you the kind of care that is second to none. All in a familiar and convenient setting that's close to home.

Our Physicians

In addition to our exceptional hand surgeons, your care team may include a variety of specialists with advanced training, such as physiatrists (physicians with special training in physical medicine and rehabilitation), plastic surgeons, rheumatologists and primary care physicians. A collaborative team works together to develop an individualized treatment plan that’s just right for your needs. Our certified hand therapists are an important treatment resource, as well, because they provide one-on-one rehabilitative services that are essential to a successful recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions? We have answers. Click the text below to learn more.

Does treatment always involve surgery?

No. Many hand problems can be managed through physical and occupational therapy, range-of-motion and strengthening exercises, custom splinting, activity modification, and medication to treat pain and control swelling. Our medical specialists exhaust every appropriate treatment option before considering surgery. If a surgical procedure becomes the right choice, Crozer-Keystone's team of specialists has the skill and experience to correct hand problems.

What do Certified Hand Therapists do?

Certified hand therapists first perform a comprehensive evaluation and develop an individualized treatment plan to help patients regain independence in self-care, work and the activities of daily living. They work with patients of all ages and with a variety of diagnoses. They are an important part of the patient care team, collaborating with surgeons and primary care physicians.

Is it important that my surgeon be fellowship-trained?

Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons have chosen to complete an additional year or two of fellowship training in specific subspecialties of orthopedics (like hand and wrist surgery) and, therefore, have developed a high level of expertise in that specific area. Generally speaking, fellowship-trained surgeons stay current with the latest advances and techniques.

There are so many treatment options for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. How do I know what's right for me?

You’re right, there are many options — both surgical and non-surgical. There are many factors that go into selecting the best course of treatment for you, so only a hand specialist should evaluate your specific situation.

Do I need to see a hand specialist for a simple fracture?

Your hand may be small, but its make-up is amazingly complex — each one has 27 bones! And that’s not including all the joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves and blood vessels that work together so that your hand can do its job. Therefore, a “simple fracture” that doesn’t properly heal could affect the overall functioning of the hand. With specific expertise in the hand, a hand specialist is your best resource for ensuring that your injury is treated appropriately and with the latest techniques. Incidentally, your hand surgeon may opt to treat with conservative, non-surgical techniques such as physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication.