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  • Hand Surgery

    Hand Surgery image Formed in 1952, The CV Starr Hand Surgery Service at Mount Sinai West has one of the oldest teaching hand fellowships in the country. Our hand surgeons and therapists offer the highest quality care for all conditions affecting the hand, wrist, and elbow.

    Mount Sinai West’s Experts in Hand Surgery

    The hand surgeons at Mount Sinai West conduct ongoing research and routinely publish in medical journals and textbooks. All Hand Surgery Service physicians are board-certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and are fellowship-trained in hand surgery, with some additionally trained in shoulder surgery. Most hold Certificates of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery.

    Specialized Hand Surgery Care

    Our hand surgeons specialize in problems of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder, including:

    • Congenital differences of the hand and upper limbs
    • Peripheral nerve compression
    • Fractures and dislocations of the hand, elbow, and shoulder
    • Repair and reconstruction of sports injuries and trauma
    • Arthritis of the hand, elbow and shoulder
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • deQuervain’s tendinitis
    • Dupuytren’s disease
    • Extensor and flexor tendon injuries
    • Ganglion cysts
    • Skier’s thumb
    • Tendonitis
    • Trigger finger

    Treatment Options for Hand Conditions

    Some treatment options include:

    • Medications, such as low-dose oral steroids, cortisone injections, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, may be used to treat many hand injuries, sometimes in conjunction with a splint or therapy.
    • Splints and braces may be used for arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinitis, extensor tendon injuries, fractures, and other hand and wrist injuries.
    • Physical and occupational therapy by certified hand therapists maybe used as part of treatment or as rehabilitation following surgery.
    • When hand surgery becomes necessary, we offer the most advanced and minimally-invasive procedures available. Some of our surgical treatment options include:
      • Repair and reconstruction of severe fractures
      • Ligament reconstruction or arthroplasty for arthritis
      • Surgery to decompress the median nerve for carpal tunnel syndrome relief
      • Surgery for tendonitis
      • Microsurgical treatment of injuries to competitive athletes and professional musicians
      • Microsurgical replantation, for severe trauma to the hand and/or fingers

    Faculty Practice Physicians

     hausman, Michael 2  Michael Hausman, MDChair, Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, MSHS Director, CV Starr Hand Surgery Center                 1-877-MD-ORTHO (1-877-636-7846)
       kim, jaehon Jaehon Kim, MD 1-877-MD-ORTHO (1-877-636-7846) 

     Voluntary Physicians

        Rosenstadt, Ben Benjamin Rosenstadt, MD


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    Mount Sinai West Orthopaedics
    425 West 59th Street 5th Floor
    New York, NY 10019