Hand & Microsurgery
Your hands touch every aspect of your life. You can trust that you'll receive only the highest level of care with our hand specialists. We treat all conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow and forearm in patients of all ages. We treat the simplest to the most complex conditions and provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan.
We also offer a Multidisciplinary Complex Nerve Clinic that is dedicated to the treatment of patients with nerve injuries.
Commonly Treated Conditions
We strongly believe in treating patients in the most optimal setting. In collaboration with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Progress West Hospital, we have the ability to offer comprehensive services through either inpatient (hospital-based) or outpatient care at numerous locations across the St. Louis area. The vast majority of surgical procedures for hand and wrist problems are performed on an outpatient basis.
Replantation surgery, total joint replacement of the wrist and hand, flap coverage for soft tissue loss, and surgery to correct children’s deformities usually require a short stay in the hospital. Rehabilitation services are readily available in both inpatient and outpatient settings and focus on pain relief, mobility, and improved function.
Research & Clinical Trials
For information on current clinical trials related to orthopedics, or to make an appointment with a specialist with Washington University Orthopedics, please call (314) 514-3500 or toll free (866) 867-3627.
Meet Our Team
Ryan Calfee, MD, MSc
Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Hand and Microsurgery Service
Medical Director, Washington University
and Barnes-Jewish Orthopedic Center
Martin Boyer, MD, FRCS(C)
Carol B. and Jerome T. Loeb Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
David Brogan, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Christopher Dy, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery
Charles Goldfarb, MD
Professor and Executive Vice Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, Pediatric and Adolescent Orthopedic Surgery
Lindley Wall, MD, MSc
Jessica Hammack - Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Jessica was thrilled when she was recruited to play softball for Parkland College in Champaign, IL. However, daily practices began taking a toll on Jessica's hand and arm. She began to feel a snapping sensation near her elbow, and a numbness in her hand, causing it to become ice cold to the touch. She was diagnosed with cubital tunnel syndrome, and surgical treatment was recommended.
Read Jessica's story
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