The upper extremities include the arms, elbows, wrists, hands, and fingers. Pain in this area of the body can be either chronic or acute. It is usually caused by conditions such as fracture, arthritis, tennis elbow, dislocation, carpal tunnel syndrome, sports and work injuries, overuse, and old age. Our goal in the upper extremities category of our orthopedic blog is to help patients understand the variety of things that could go wrong in this area of the body, along with all the treatment options available. Particularly, we will cover surgical procedures, as well as holistic measures patients can do at home to avoid or recover from a procedure in the upper extremities. Many of these surgeries are simple and straightforward, oftentimes outpatient. Patients are informed and encouraged about long-term prevention to avoid injury or deterioration. Dr. John G Atwater is a highly skilled orthopedic surgeon who has a team of expert medical professionals with a wide range of skill sets in orthopedics.