THE SEATTLE HAND
SURGERY GROUP ®
It is the mission of The Seattle Hand Surgery Group® to be the leader in the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with hand, wrist, and upper extremity injuries and disorders in the Puget Sound Region. All of our surgeons are board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and have a Certificate of Added Qualifications for surgery of the hand or board eligible . All of the Surgeons have also completed an Orthopedic Residency and then an additional year of training in surgery of the hand and upper extremity.
The Seattle Hand Surgery Group® is dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment and care of hand, wrist, elbow and upper extremity injuries and disorders. Whether you suffer from a chronic disorder, a deformity, or have the misfortune of an acute injury, it is the sole focus of the Seattle Hand orthopedic surgeons to ensure high-quality comprehensive treatment and a speedy recovery.
Your visit to Seattle Hand is supported by our convenient, in-clinic x-ray imaging center, and should follow-up therapy care be warranted, treatment at the adjacent Seattle Hand Rehabilitation Clinic. While most patients benefit from conservative treatments, in the event surgery is required, the Seattle Hand Surgery Unit offers a safe, comfortable, and convenient setting for outpatient surgeries that do not require general anesthetic. Should more comprehensive surgery needs arise, the Seattle Hand Surgeons are all privileged providers at several area hospitals including the adjacent Swedish Hospital and the Swedish Orthopedic Institute.
Our Hand Therapists are either Occupational Therapists or Physical Therapists. They specialize in the development of motor skills and the performance of exercises to enhance independent living and the teaching of independent living skills for physical and psychomotor dysfunction. They have four to five years of college or graduate level training, with either a Bachelor of Science or Masters degree. A certified hand therapist is an Occupational or Physical Therapist that has extensive experience in hand therapy and has passed a hand therapy certification exam.