Upper Extremity/ Hand & Wrist

The hand is a complex structure of tiny bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons which work together to perform tasks. The wrist and elbow are stabilizing joints that support the steady use of the hand and provide attachment points for the muscles that control the hand and wrist. All three of these areas are prone to injury from overuse or trauma. Your hands are constantly in motion and therefore vulnerable to injury. Repetitive motion or overuse injuries such as tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons) are among the most common hand conditions. Your hands can also be affected by normal wear and tear on the joints, resulting in arthritis.

Some of the treatment options, we offer:

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Ulnar Nerve Transposition
  • Ganglion Cyst Excision
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • DeQuervain’s Release
  • Distal Biceps Tendon Repair

Ellis Cooper, MD is fellowship trained hand surgeon, who is well versed in treating problems of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, and bicep both surgically and non-surgically.

Several of the OSL surgeons treat acute and overuse injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow. We also have an OSL Occupational Therapy Team at the Shreveport clinic….

Michael Acurio, MD

J. Marshall Haynie, MD

Val Irion, MD

Andrew Patton, MD

Jeffrey Pearson, MD