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Hand Injuries and Disorders

Find a Hand Care Provider

Search for a hand surgeon or hand specialist by city, state, zip code, or name. Members include orthopedic surgeons, plastic surgeons, general surgeons, microsurgeons, and hand therapists.

Review Date: December 24, 2012

American Association for Hand Surgery

Ganglion Cysts of the Wrist

Ganglion cysts grow on the top of the wrist (dorsal ganglions). But they can also be found on the underside of the wrist (between the thumb and your pulse point), at the end joint of a finger or at the base of a finger.

Review Date: December 13, 2012

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Hand Surgeons Urge Safety in the Garden

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), emergency rooms treat more than 400,000 outdoor garden-tool-related accidents each year. With proper safety techniques, you can stay away from the hospital and avoid becoming a statistic.

Review Date: December 24, 2012

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Keep Your Hands Safe: Follow Lawnmower Safety Tips

Each year, more than 74,000 small children, adolescents and adults are injured by rotary, hand and riding power mowers due to improper handling. Find out how to avoid these injuries.

Review Date: December 24, 2012

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

Why Visit a Hand Surgeon?

Learn more about the specialized training and experience hand surgeons have, and how they can help you with a hand injury, disease or condition.

Review Date: November 26, 2014

American Society for Surgery of the Hand

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