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UH Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute

Hand & Wrist Injuries in Athletes

The most common wrist or hand injury occurs when an outstretched hand breaks a fall, but overuse injuries from repetitive motion are the most common reason why athletes are sidelined.


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Hand Injuries in Athletes

UH hand and wrist sports specialists have the advanced training to care for any sports injury or issue. With fellowship training in hand and microvascular surgery, our hand and wrist experts treat even the most complex issues, including traumatic injuries of the hand and wrist or reconstructive microsurgery. Our sports medicine orthopedic team also offers minimally invasive arthroscopic hand surgery that results in less pain, smaller incisions and a faster recovery to get athletes back in the game.

Additionally, our rehabilitation team will provide a thorough evaluation and work with you to help restore function, enhance your participation in sports and daily life, and prevent injuries or impairment.

Hand and Wrist Conditions We Treat

Our specialized hand and wrist team are experts in diagnosing and treating a wide range of basic and complex injuries and conditions, including:

  • Acute traumatic injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Fractures
  • Overuse conditions
  • Post-traumatic and arthritic deformities
  • Tendon, nerve and vascular disruptions
  • Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tears
  • Trigger finger
  • Wrist injury / sprain