OrthoVirginia Specialties

Hand and Upper Extremity

When the hand, wrist, or elbow is not functioning properly, a wide range of daily activities—opening a bottle, typing on a keyboard, or driving a car—become difficult if not impossible. The elbow serves as an important hinge joint and is made up of three joints held together by muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The hand and wrist are far more complex in their makeup with 27 tiny bones and an advanced network of blood vessels, muscles, tendons, and nerves that must work together while packed into an extremely tight space. These factors make the upper extremities among the most intricate areas of the human body and also some of the most vulnerable to injury.

Hand surgeons receive special training to treat conditions affecting the hand and wrist.They manage an extensive list of disorders of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. Conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative arthritis, or post-traumatic arthritis can often be relieved by advanced reconstructive procedures including microsurgery. In office surgery is frequently available for many types of problems. In office therapy is also available if needed. Other conditions such as fractures, trigger finger, carpal tunnel syndrome, and Dupuytrens contracture are among the many dysfunctions our surgeons treat.

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Common Conditions

  • Arthritis Basal Joint
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • DeQuervain Syndrome
  • Dupuytren's Disease
  • Ganglion Cysts
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fractures

Hand and Upper Extremity Physicians

OV Lynchburg Physicians

Drew E. Kiernan, MD

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Ian R. Smithson, MD

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OV Northern Virginia Physicians

Alexander S. Croog, MD

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Daniel K. Laino, MD

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Frederick D. Scott, Jr., MD

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Peter R. Thomas, MD

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OV Richmond Physicians

Andrew M. I. Bogle, MD

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Sanjay S. Desai, MD

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Keith A. Glowacki, MD

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C. Tate Hepper, MD

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T. Paul McDermott, MD

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R. Boyd Rawles, MD

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J. Gordon Rawles, Jr., MD

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Joy V. Sharma, MD

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J.E.B. Stuart, V, MD

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Matthew H. Walker, MD

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Chuck - Elbow Arthroscopy for large bone chip and spurs

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Thomas - Bicep repair

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Wanda - Frozen Shoulder

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Grace - Surgery to Repair Broken Elbow

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Brian - Torn Biceps Tendon

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Hiko - Detached Thumb Ligament

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Brittany - Extensor Tendon Repair

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Mary Beth - Correction of Two Trigger Thumbs

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Cheryl - Reconstructive Hand Surgery

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Chris - Carpal Tunnel surgery

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Vilma - Fractured Wrist

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Dana - Dupuytren’s Contracture

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Rachel - Broken Wrist

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James - Distal Biceps Tendon Repair

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Stella

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Jenni - Skier’s Thumb

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Kristen - Broken Left Hand and Broken Right Wrist

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Pat - Thumb Joint Replacement/Trigger Finger Release

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Natalie

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 Dupuytren’s contracture is a thickening of the palmar fascia tissue in the palm of the hand.  Over time this can cause contracture that feels like a cord drawing one or more fingers to bend towards the palm.Traditionally the only
Alexander Croog, MD specializes in hand and upper body extremity and practices in our Fair Oaks and Fairfax offices.Tennis elbow can be a severely disabling problem. Tennis elbow is more common and a result of repetitive use, not playing