Common Hand and Upper Extremity Conditions


ASSH Information for Common Conditions

Here you'll find official and helpful information from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) about the common conditions that we treat at Advanced Hand & Plastic Surgery Center.

Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition affecting one of the main nerves in the wrist area.


Dupuytren’s contracture is a disorder of the palm of the hand and fingers.

Hand Infection

It is important to recognize that long-term complications from hand infections can occur.

Boxer's Fracture

It is referred to as a boxer’s fracture because it most commonly occurs when people punch something.

Common Conditions A-Z

More than 70 diseases and conditions from A to Z in different languages.

Flexor Tendon Injury

Most commonly, a flexor tendon injury results from lacerations (cuts).

De Quervain's

Patients with de Quervain’s Tenosynovitis have painful tendons on the thumb side of the wrist.

Extensor Tendon Injury

They can be injured by a minor cut or jamming a finger.

Ganglion Cyst

A ganglion cyst is a lump at the hand and wrist that occurs near joints or tendons.

Trigger Finger

It is a very common and treatable problem. It can occur in both fingers and the thumbs, which have tendons that help them to bend.