Treating Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Conditions

Connor Sullivan, MD, orthopaedic surgeon, talks about the different types of upper extremity (shoulder, arm, elbow, hand, finger) conditions we treat and who is primarily affected by these conditions. Dr. Sullivan also talks about when and why you should seek treatment from the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin orthopaedic team.

Common Hand and Arm Conditions We Treat

Our hand and upper extremity team treats:

  • Fractures of the entire upper extremity
  • Nerve conditions
  • Acute injuries and lacerations
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis that may affect your hand, elbow, or shoulder
  • Any kind of chronic pain that you may be having in the upper extremity
  • Tendon issues, like trigger finger

Who Is Most Affected by These Conditions

Orthopaedic conditions like these can affect anyone who has a hand or arm injury in their day-to-day life, as well as injuries from chronic overuse or elderly individuals who may have a wear-and-tear injury that occurred over a long period of time.

When to Seek Treatment

You should see a hand and arm specialist if you have an injury or something that's been bothering you for a long period of time or chronic pain that's been untreated — basically anything that affects your ability to do the things you want to do in your day-to-day life.

Why Choose the Froedtert & MCW Orthopaedic Team

We have a thoughtful group of physicians who are looking to provide you with the best care to meet your goals. We also will treat you nonsurgically and, if needed, we can provide surgical options and talk with you about what the best way to manage your problem. We offer a variety of locations for your care including health centers, hospitals and surgery centers throughout the area.