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Online Guide to Hand & Upper Extremity Care 

Athletes, workers, artists, students, busy moms and dads, and even surgeons all use their hands and arms for almost every daily task. Every part of our upper extremity—from our fingers to our wrists to our forearms, elbows, and shoulders—plays a crucial role that we might not even be aware of until there is stiffness or pain.

For any injury or condition in your upper extremity, you deserve to know about the source and solutions to your limitation. At Desert Orthopaedic Center, we actively work hard to ensure you are empowered to make the right care decisions for you, and we have developed our Online Guide to Hand & Upper Extremity Care to better support your healthcare journey.

Our specialty-trained hand and upper extremity experts, Dr. John Baldauf, Dr. Roger Fontes, Dr. Matthew Fouse, Dr. Kyle Hancock, Dr. Chad Hanson, Dr. Lawrence Huff, Dr. Michael Lee, Dr. Michael Miao, Dr. Walter Song, Dr. Timothy Sutherland, Dr. Craig Tingey, Dr. Richard Winder, and Dr. Richard Woodworth, have devoted their practices to the specialized field of hand and upper extremity care. They have both the expertise and the dedication to provide you with the highest level of surgical and nonsurgical care, and they are committed to working hard to help you overcome your condition or injury and keep reaching for more out of life.

Additionally, our doctors strive to maintain the highest standards of patient-centered care. This includes a commitment to working closely with you in identifying your diagnosis and developing a personalized treatment plan that will work best for you and your priorities.

To support you and your loved ones as you approach care decisions, refer back to our Online Guide to Hand & Upper Extremity Care to learn all about available treatments and care management, access pre- and postsurgical information, prevent injuries, and get quick answers to frequently asked questions.


From chronic wrist pain and complex hand injuries to shoulder problems and throwing injuries, we are not only here to help, but we also specialize in the care you need. Our compassionate hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder team at Desert Orthopaedic Center will work with you every step of the way to get you the specialized care you need to embrace today.

To consult with one of our hand and upper extremity doctors, please request an appointment online or call (702) 731-4088