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Hand Center

At the UVA Hand Center, headed by Dr. Bobby Chhabra, your hand, wrist and elbow conditions will be treated in one convenient, state-of-the-art-clinic.

Hand Care and Services in One Convenient Location

Patients at UVA’s Hand Center get seamless care under one roof. You can get many needed tests and procedures in the same office where you see your doctor. All in one location. All without the hassle of going to other offices.

Bobby Chhabra, MD directs the Hand Center at UVA

Coordinated Hand Care

Arm pain? Hurt wrist? Sports injuries? Our doctors include specialists in orthopedics and plastic surgery who are trained to treat injuries and diseases of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow in patients of all ages.

You can get an X-ray, an MRI, a CT scan, nerve studies, simple procedures, splinting and casting, occupational therapy, patient education and scheduling for surgeries without leaving the building. (Surgeries are performed at the UVA Outpatient Surgery Center or at UVA Medical Center.)

Patients also can go to their Hand Clinic appointment and often go to therapy the same day if needed.

A Welcoming Place for Hand Patients

Our state-of-the-art clinic provides patients with a welcoming atmosphere and convenient parking.

Bobby Chhabra, MD helped design the lobby of the Hand Center.


The 6,000-square-foot clinic includes 12 exam rooms and is the only one of its kind in Virginia, offering the most comprehensive hand and upper-extremity care and expertise between Baltimore and the Raleigh-Durham area.

Free patient parking is located right outside the entrance and there's easy access to U.S. 29 and Interstate 64. Get location and contact information for the clinic.

A Track Record with Hand Injuries

Last year, the UVA Hand Center had more than 12,000 patient visits — including sports-related injuries from athletes at UVA and James Madison University — and our doctors performed more than 2,000 surgeries.

Bobby Chhabra, MD, co-founded the UVA Hand Center. Dr. Chhabra is now director of the UVA Orthopedic Department.

Learn more about Dr. Chhabra's work:

UVA Health Profile
School of Medicine
US News & World Report
Health System
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Patients also benefit from a specialty-trained staff, including two orthopedic physician assistants, two nurse coordinators trained in hand and upper-extremity care, three full-time nurses, three specialized cast technicians and three occupational therapists.

Go In-Depth with Dr. Bobby Chhabra and Dr. Nicole Deal

Hand Center Treatments
  • Hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder trauma and fractures
  • Upper-extremity tendon and nerve injuries
  • Carpal tunnel and other nerve compression syndromes
  • Hand, wrist and elbow arthritis
  • Congenital hand differences
  • Sports-related or work-related hand, wrist and elbow injuries
  • Upper-extremity soft tissue and overuse injuries
  • Upper-extremity vascular disorders
  • Upper-extremity tumors and masses
  • i-limb digits prosthetic for partial hand amputees
Convenient Care

Patients can be seen the same day or the same week because there are always two to three doctors on site, Monday through Friday. When you come in for your appointment, you have access not just to your own provider, but also to others who are in clinic that day.

Visit the UVA School of Medicine site for more information.