The Duke Division of Hand Surgery unites the expertise of faculty from surgery, plastic surgery, and orthopaedic surgery into a single group focused on offering the best possible treatment of patients who need hand and upper extremity surgery.

The Division of Hand Surgery offers advanced care for common hand pain and injuries like arthritis, fractures, and cysts, as well as uncommon hand conditions and hand, finger, and thumb reattachments associated with amputation. They also specialize in wrist pain and injury and sports-related injuries. Our plastic surgery hand specialists are leaders in innovative surgeries reattaching amputated hands, fingers, and thumbs, as well as microsurgical techniques to repair nerves and arteries that may be damaged. Duke is one of only about 10 hospitals in the U.S. that has performed a hand transplant. 

Patient Care

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Our surgeons offer advanced care for common hand and upper extremity pain and injuries, such as arthritis, fractures and cysts, as well as uncommon hand conditions.


Hand Fellowship

Our fellows gain special knowledge and training in the management of acute hand and upper extremity trauma, hand and upper extremity microvascular emergencies, reconstructive hand and upper extremity conditions, congenital upper limb deformities, and brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries.


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Our faculty are leaders in research into complex hand problems and developing innovative techniques for the treatment of hand conditions.