Upper Extremity (Hand, Wrist, Elbow, Shoulder)

Activities as simple as writing and typing, or as complex as athletics or performing arts, demand a symphony of bones, tendons, ligaments and cartilage we call the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, also referred to as the upper extremities. Injury to these surprisingly resilient, yet delicate structures can prevent patients from performing everyday activities, playing sports or even working.

Upper Extremity Conditions We Treat
At Houston Methodist we use the latest, leading-edge practices and treatments. Our physicians have extensive expertise in diagnosing and treating these upper extremity conditions and injuries caused by trauma, degenerative disease, congenital malformation and other conditions: 

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Dequervain
  • Dislocations
  • Dupuytren
  • Fractures
  • Ganglions
  • Joint instability and separations
  • Overuse disorders
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Sprains
  • Tendons and ligament tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow/Golfer's elbow
  • Trigger finger release
  • Tumors

Treatment options include physical or occupational therapy, minimally invasive surgeries and arthroscopic procedures, and more advanced reconstruction surgery. While our orthopedic specialists always prefer to take the least-invasive approach first, we treat each case individually and comprehensively and will recommend surgery if necessary.

For additional information, visit our shoulder, elbow, and hand and wrist Where Does it Hurt information.

Upper Extremity Specialists

Physicians marked with an asterisk (*) are fellowship trained in their field of specialty.

TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER

Outpatient Center
713.441.9000
Shari Liberman, MD*

Smith Tower 
713.790.1818
Todd Siff, MD*

BAY AREA

713.363.9090
Jamie Alexander, MD*
Edward Lee, MD*

 

PEARLAND 

832.736.9779
Todd Siff, MD*

 

SPRING VALLEY

936.321.8000

David Dice, Jr., MD*



SUGAR LAND

281.690.4678
D. Dean Dominy, III, MD*
Mark W. Maffet, MD*
Vincent C. Phan, MD*
Timothy C. Sitter, MD*

WEST HOUSTON/KATY

832.522.2663
D. Dean Dominy, III, MD*

WILLOWBROOK

281.737.0999
Alan Rosen, MD*

THE WOODLANDS

936.321.8000
David Dice, Jr., MD*