Hand & Wrist

HandThe anatomy of the wrist joint is extremely complex, and considered the most complex joint in the body. The wrist is actually a collection of many bones and joints that let us use our hands in lots of different ways.

The wrist must be extremely mobile to give our hands a full range of motion. At the same time, the wrist must provide the strength for heavy gripping.

More information about the hand and wrist is available from the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, of which YOA is a member. Visit the Academy links below to learn more.

Broken Bones and Injuries


Distal Radius Fracture (Colles’ Fracture) 
Finger Fractures 
Hand Fractures
Scaphoid Fracture of the Wrist 
Thumb Fractures 

Sprains, Strains and Other Injuries

Sprained Thumb
Wrist Sprains

Other Injuries

Animal Bites
Fingertip Injuries/Amputations 
Flexor Tendon Injuries
Human Bites
Mallet Finger (Baseball Finger) 
Nerve injuries

Diseases and Syndromes

Ask an Orthopaedic Surgeon about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 
Compartment Syndrome


Arthritis of the Hand 
Dupuytren’s Contracture
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome of the Wrist 


Arthritis of the Wrist 
deQuervain’s Tendinitis 
Ganglion (Cyst) of the Wrist
Kienböck’s Disease


Arthritis of the Thumb 
Boutonnière Deformity 
Dupuytren’s Contracture 
Trigger Finger

Treatment and Rehabilitation

Electrodiagnostic testing 
Restoring Hand Function After Spinal Cord Injury
What is a Hand Surgeon?
Wrist Arthroscopy
Wrist Joint Replacement (Wrist Arthroplasty)