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The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center, formerly Indiana Hand Center, is committed to excellence in the treatment of the hand, as well as the wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Since 1971, patients from across Indiana and throughout the United States, have placed their trust in our top orthopedic surgeons specialized care from hand to shoulder.

At the Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center our physicians combine expertise with compassion to help ease your pain and restore function. Our physicians are patent-holders, authors, university professors, fellowship-trained and clinic instructors, all of whom are committed to excellence.

Surgical Treatment

Surgery is often the best option to effectively treat your hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder problem. Orthopedic surgeons at Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center have a wealth of knowledge and experience necessary to recommend and perform the appropriate surgery for each patient. In fact, our surgeons are innovators and recognized internationally for their surgical expertise.

Areas of Expertise

The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center has grown to become the largest free-standing facility in the world specializing in complete care for problems and injuries related to the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand. Together, our multidisciplinary team of board certified orthopedic surgeons, nurses, occupational therapists and other medical staff will work together to provide individualized solutions and a realistic treatment plan to meet your needs.

For Referring Physicians

Together, our multidisciplinary healthcare team will work with you to provide individualized solutions and cost-effective, realistic treatment plans to meet your patients’ needs. Our goal is to reduce the risk of re-injury and help them return to their daily activities as quickly as possible.

What we do?

From conservative, non-surgical treatments to the latest state-of-the-art surgical procedures, our team of experts will prepare you for your everyday physical demands, reduce the risk of re-injury and help you return to your daily activities as quickly as possible. Our fellowship-trained surgeons are at the top of their fields and treat all conditions of the upper extremity ranging from common problems, to sports injuries, debilitating arthritis and rare conditions. The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center’s areas of expertise include the following:


  • Surgical procedures incorporating the latest microsurgical techniques to maximize functional recovery
  • Joint replacement and reconstruction surgeries to restore function, correct deformities and relieve pain
  • Collaborative arthritis care and treatment program for patients suffering from osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis
  • Treatment of simple and complex sports injuries, including trauma, chronic joint pain, overuse conditions and broken bones
  • Non-surgical treatments such as splints, casts, exercise/strength building programs, pain management and rehabilitative therapy


WHY CHOOSE The Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center?

Sports activities are common causes of injuries to the hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders. Our physicians have evaluated and treated all types of sports-related injuries, from broken wrists to tendonitis in the shoulder or elbow from overuse.

Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center provides surgical and nonsurgical treatment of all sports-related injuries. These injuries include:

  • Traumatic injury to the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder
  • Sprains and strains
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations and separations
  • Tendonitis and bursitis
  • Muscle tears
  • Shoulder injuries such as rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, dislocations
  • Elbow injuries such as tennis and golfer’s elbow and Little League elbow

The physicians and staff of Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center are committed to helping workers’ compensation patients return to work as quickly and healthy as possible.

For patients, we provide specialty-trained care for the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Our workers’ compensation team first considers nonsurgical, conservative treatment, and will only recommend surgery as a last resort.

For employers, case managers, and claims adjusters, we strive to ensure an efficient and trouble-free process in scheduling appointments, answering questions, and providing assistance wherever needed.

Be assured that our medical team will always consider nonsurgical treatment first. It is only after your injury or disorder does not improve that we look at other options, including surgery. Our goal is to treat your problem in the least invasive manner in order to help relieve your pain and enhance your lifestyle.

Most hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder problems can be effectively treated through nonsurgical care. Orthopedic physicians at Indiana Hand to Shoulder Center have extensive training and experience in evaluating and diagnosing these problems to determine the best treatment plan.

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