Hand and Elbow Services

Learn more about how the Denver Health Pediatric Hand Surgery Specialists saved Olivia's hand by watching the video above.

Make An Orthopedic Appointment:

Denver Health now allows patients to schedule appointments directly with orthopedic providers, skipping the need for a referral from a primary care doctor. However, certain insurance plans might still require a referral including Medicare and Medicaid. This change simplifies access to orthopedic care, ensuring you can get the orthopedic help you need without unnecessary delays. 


Your hand has 27 bones in it, along with several joints, nerves and muscles that work together to help you accomplish the many daily tasks of living. Hands help us manipulate our environment by grasping large objects to picking up small items

When an injury or disease affects your ability to use your hands or arms, your quality of life is severely impacted. The orthopedic experts at Denver health aim to help you regain motion through a collaborative approach to care.

Denver Health is nationally recognized for treating traumatic hand injuries, including offering the only on-call 24/7 pediatric hand microvascular surgery team in the region. Our team has expertise in treating a variety of hand and elbow conditions; and offers comprehensive care for complex injuries to the upper extremity, including limb salvage in polytraumatized patients.

Learn more about our second opinion service and second chance treatment options.

Conditions and Treatments

  • Boutonnière deformity of finger
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain's tenosynovitis (washerwoman’s sprain)
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Elbow sprain
  • Finger dislocation
  • Finger extensor tendon injury (mallet finger)
  • Finger sprain
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
  • Little league elbow (overuse elbow injury related to throwing)
  • Medial epicondylitis (golfer's elbow)
  • Mutilating hand injuries
  • Boxer’s fracture (fifth metacarpal fracture)
  • Finger fracture (broken finger)
  • Forearm fracture (broken arm; radial fracture; ulnar fracture)
  • Colles' fracture (distal radius fracture; transverse wrist fracture; dinner-fork deformity of the wrist)
  • Wrist fracture (broken wrist; scaphoid fracture; navicular fracture)
  • Microsurgery of nerves and blood vessels - including:
    • Replantation and revascularization of severe injuries or amputations of the upper extremity in adults and children.
    • Only 24/7 academic microvascular service in the state and region with referrals throughout the entire Midwest and Western states.
  • All peripheral nerve pathologies, including nerve compressions, tumors, and traumatic conditions, including brachial plexus injuries.
  • All degenerative upper extremity conditions, including osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis, tendinopathies, overuse syndromes, Dupuytren’s contracture etc.
  • Excision of skin and soft tissue masses in the upper extremity.
  • Soft tissue coverage, including free and local flap coverage.
  • All sports injuries to the upper extremity, including distal biceps ruptures.
  • Specialized Hand Therapist team offering dedicated rehabilitation of upper extremity injuries.
  • One stop hand surgical center offering advanced imaging, therapy, and surgical suites at one location.