Hand and Upper Extremity Center of Excellence

Our Fellowship-Trained Hand & Upper Extremity Specialists

  • Antonio J. Flores, MD: Surgery of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Hand
  • P. Jeffrey Richards, MD: Surgery of the Shoulder, Elbow, and Hand

Common Hand and Upper Extremity Problems

The hands and upper extremities are unique areas of the human body made up of bone, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, skin, and blood vessels. These elements must all be in good working order for the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder to function well.

The relationship between all these structures is delicate and refined. An injury or disease can affect any or all of these structures and impair their use.

Common hand and upper extremity problems treated include:

    • carpal tunnel syndrome
    • rotator cuff tears
    • tennis elbow
    • wrist pain
    • trigger finger
    • biceps tendonitis
    • shoulder dislocation
    • impingement
    • arthritis
    • broken clavicle

Other conditions treated by our hand and upper extremity surgeons include arthritis, nerve and tendon injuries, and congenital limb differences (birth defects). Not all of these conditions require surgery and we recommend the most conservative treatment options possible to achieve good outcomes including medication, splints, therapy, or injections. If you have a shoulder, elbow or hand problem please call or Dr. Flores or Dr. Richards at (239) 337-7000.

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Testimonials Real Patient Stories

"These doctors are the best! Dr. Reynolds always take good care of me and is gentle along with Dr. Flores and Dr. Tafel. I have had nothing but the best experience at Orthopedic Specialists!" - Gwen


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