Wrist Fractures

What is a wrist fracture? The wrist is made up of eight small bones and the two forearm bones, the radius and ulna (see Figure 1). The bones…

Carpal Boss

Clinical Characteristics The dorsal wrist ganglion is most often confused with the carpal boss, so named by the French physician Foille. The…

DeQuervain’s Temdonitis

What is deQuervain’s tendonitis? First dorsal compartment tendonitis, more commonly known as deQuervain’s tendonitis or tenosynovitis after …

Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release

At The Hand Center of Western Massachusetts we have been performing endoscopic carpal tunnel release surgery since 1992. While not all patie…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  What is carpal tunnel syndrome? Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wr…

Ganglion Cysts

What are ganglion cysts? Ganglion cysts are very common lumps within the hand and wrist that occur adjacent to joints or tendons. The most c…

Shoulder Pain

Most shoulder problems involve soft tissue muscles, ligaments and tendons rather than bones.

What is Hand Surgery?

Introduction to Hand Surgery from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Our Services

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeons.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

A condition brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist.

Children’s Fractures

Kids have different bone structure than adults. There is often concern regarding growth.

Sports & Fractures

There are many factors involved in the care of a fracture and the ultimate return to sports.

Meet Our Staff

Specialists provide you with a high quality of care.

Contact Us

Locations/Directions, Office Hours and Email Form.

Fingertip Injuries/Amputations

Fingertip injuries can be crushing, tearing, or amputating injuries to the tips of fingers and thumbs.

Dupuytren’s Disease

Abnormal thickening of the tissue just beneath the skin known as fascia, occurs in the palm.


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Emergency Treatment

Frequently asked questions regarding hand and wrist injuries that need urgent care.

About Us

We care for the hand, upper extremity, and shoulder, including fractures, tendonitis, lacerations, nerve compression, carpal tunnel, arthrit…