Hand & Wrist Care
Our hand care experts will work with you to improve function so you can get back to your active everyday life. Every hand specialist at Summit is fellowship-trained. A fellowship is the highest level of training for a physician, and involves an additional intensive year to master the intricacies of the sub-specialty.
Talk with a hand and wrist specialist
Your hand and wrist contain an intricate arrangement of joints, cartilage, and bones that must work together to accomplish functions we all can easily take for granted every day. When something goes wrong, all of sudden simple tasks can become a chore. That’s when you want a team of hand care specialists and surgeons that are regionally and nationally recognized for their expertise in the non-surgical and surgical treatment of hand and wrist disorders.
Schedule your appointment with a hand and wrist specialist at one of our convenient clinic locations in Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Appointment Scheduling: 651-968-5201
Understanding Hand Anatomy
Whether we are extending a hand in friendship or lending a hand at work, we depend on our hands. We need flexibility and coordination to position our fingers and thumbs as we use a keyboard, play an instrument, or perform other fine motor skills. Muscle strength enables us to bend or straighten our wrist, and to grip objects. Learn more about the anatomy of your hand with these resources.
Ask the Expert: Hand & Wrist Video Series
17 videos in this series
- What is a Hand Surgeon?
- I think I might have arthritis in my hand, when should I see a doctor?
- What is Carpal Tunnel?
- What should I do if I suspect my child might have fractured their arm or wrist?
- Does tennis elbow just happen in those who play the sport?
- My finger won't straighten. What is wrong?
- Are there treatment options besides surgery for arthritis in my hands and wrists?
- I can't remove my ring, do I have other options than cutting the ring?
- My hand pain keeps me up at night. What's wrong and what can I do?
- Will cracking knuckles cause arthritis?
- I have Dupuytren's Contracture; are there treatments besides surgery?
- How do I keep my hands safe while using a snowblower?
- What to expect after hand surgery?
- What is trigger finger and what are my treatment options?
- How can I keep my hands safe and prevent injury when gardening?
- Will typing at a computer for most of the day cause carpal tunnel?
- Common fractures of the upper extremity?
Dr. Anderson was able to diagnose my problem and gave me a shot of cortisone and my thumb was better in a few days.
Dr. Donovan was top notch. He was very thorough explaining to me the condition of my wrist and what needed to be done.
Dr. Falconer was very thorough about what my situation was and the treatment plan. He was patient and kind.
Dr Forseth has been my orthopedic doctor for many years, he's the best doctor ever. I have referred many friends to him and they are also just as pleased as I am.
Dr Hildahl is very nice and is a very skillful surgeon. I was impressed that he took the time to call and check on me after the surgery.
Dr Holm has always been very helpful and understanding of my needs!
It was a great experience. We got into our appointment on time and Dr. Parisi's team was fantastic. Bethany who put my son's cast on was super friendly and just awesome.
Dr. Su is a caring physician. He exudes confidence along professionalism. Very happy with the care he provides.
Dr Thomas is professional, knowledgeable, and very respectful. I would never go to anyone but him again.
Articles from our Hand & Wrist Experts:Subscribe
Learn about why jammed finger injuries require immediate treatment.
Learn about the causes and treatment for this finger injury.
Learn about the conservative and surgical treatments for biceps injuries.
Hand specialist Dr. Blake Hildahl explains how symptoms aid diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Upper extremity surgeon Dr. Parisi recommends a checklist of questions for patients considering hand surgery.
Learn how treatment advances have significantly improved care for two common hand conditions: wrist fractures and Dupuytren’s contracture.