Hand and Upper Extremity Institute

No matter the condition or injury affecting your hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder, the surgeons of the Hand and Upper Extremity Institute at TSAOG Orthopaedics (formerly The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group) are here to help. Our surgeons are specialists dedicated to restoring function through surgical and non-surgical treatments. Simply put, your health is our mission. For this purpose, our physicians have assembled a Total Care approach to enable the finest outcome for your care.

Our Physicians

As surgical techniques in the upper extremity have become more refined and complex, specialized training has become more important to the outcomes of a patient’s recovery. Each of the specialists in the Hand and Upper Extremity Institute at TSAOG Orthopaedics (formerly The San Antonio Orthopaedic Group) has completed an additional year of fellowship training in upper extremity surgery beyond medical school and five to seven years of residency training.

In addition, TSAOG Orthopaedics takes a Total Care approach to treatment, which incorporates diagnostic imaging, casting and bracing, a dedicated outpatient orthopaedic surgery center, and certified hand therapists. Our hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder specialists work in concert with these departments to ensure the best possible outcome for your treatment plan.

Conditions We Treat / Procedures We Offer:

Hand and Wrist

  • Fracture Care of the Hand and Wrist
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • First CMC arthritis / joint replacement
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Trigger finger / Trigger thumb
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Degenerative arthritis / Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Open wounds / Animal bites
  • Ligament damage / Ligament reconstruction
  • Tendon lacerations
  • Nerve and vessel damage
  • Distal radius fractures / Wrist fractures
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Tendonitis of the wrist (Dequervain's)
  • Congenital deformities

Elbow and Shoulder

  • Fracture care of the Elbow and Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow / Golfer's Elbow
  • Elbow pain / injuries
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Total Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Radial head replacement
  • Elbow tendon and ligament reconstruction
  • Bicep tears / Bicep Repairs
  • Biceps tendinopathy
  • Elbow contracture release
  • Ulnar nerve compression
  • Triceps tears
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Osteochondral defects
  • Rotator Cuff Tears
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Frozen shoulder / Adhesive capsulitis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Total shoulder replacement
  • Reverse shoulder replacement