About the Hand and Upper Extremity Program

The University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Hospital provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to care for the evaluation and treatment of hand and upper extremity disorders. An experienced team of physicians, certified occupational and hand therapists, and support staff help patients achieve success in resolving a wide range of problems.

Services include the treatment of the following:

  • Traumatic injuries of the hand and upper extremity
    • Fractures
    • Tendon injuries
    • Nerve and blood vessel lacerations
  • Congenital deformities
  • Workplace and overuse injuries
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome
    • Trigger finger
    • Ganglion cysts
    • de Quervain's syndrome
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis

Shoulder and Elbow Program

The University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Hospital's Shoulder and Elbow replacement program is recognized as a leader in patient care. To enhance patients' mobility, diminish pain, increase function and independence and improve their quality of life, our team creates and utilizes the latest advances in shoulder and elbow diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation.

We recognize that each patient has a unique problem requiring specialized treatment. We strive to individualize care to every patient and prescribe a treatment plan to suit their needs.

We are dedicated to treating every condition that affects the shoulder and elbow, including:

  • Degenerative conditions (such as arthritis)
  • Trauma
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Failed surgery
  • Shoulder and elbow instability (dislocations)
  • Throwing injuries
  • Neurologic injuries to the shoulder girdle
  • Biceps injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Bone and joint infections

Our experienced, multidisciplinary team includes:

  • Orthopaedic surgeons
  • Rehabilitation physicians
  • Neurologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Athletic trainers

Cutting edge technology is used to provide patients with the latest innovations available to treat their specific problems. Minimally invasive arthroscopic shoulder and elbow surgery provides patients with a faster recovery, less pain and improved function. With regards to shoulder and elbow replacement surgery, experience can never be replaced. Our team gives patients with arthritic shoulders and elbows the opportunity to once again live and work in a fuller capacity.

Our basic science and clinical research is aimed at providing patients with the latest surgical techniques and following their outcomes as we strive to improve their functional status.

Our Shoulder and Elbow Program offers affiliated occupational and physical therapists specially trained in rehabilitation of the shoulder and elbow before and after surgical reconstruction. Their focused efforts allow our elite level athletes, weekend warriors and entire patient population to reach their goals.

Left untreated, minor hand problems can become major, chronic conditions. No matter what their origin, common hand problems that interfere with daily activities are always a cause for concern. Since no two conditions are exactly alike, we make a careful diagnosis before we begin treatment. Our experience and expertise in the latest procedures and technologies enable us to provide superior care to patients of all ages.

For more information or to schedule a consultation, call 410-448-6400 or 1-877-771-4567.