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Hand Center: Coordinated Care

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

The UVA Hand Center is the:

  • Only one of its kind in Virginia
  • Most comprehensive hand and upper-extremity care and expertise in the area

Find out how we collaborate with neurosurgeons, oncologists and pediatric specialists to give you the most personalized treatment plan available for your hand, arm or shoulder condition.

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UVA Hand Center

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.

Hand Center: Coordinated Care

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

The UVA Hand Center is the:

  • Only one of its kind in Virginia
  • Most comprehensive hand and upper-extremity care and expertise in the area

Find out how we collaborate with neurosurgeons, oncologists and pediatric specialists to give you the most personalized treatment plan available for your hand, arm or shoulder condition.

Born Without Thumbs

Hand Center Stories

Tennis Elbow: A Personal Choice

For Lisa Green, having a torn ligament in her elbow was painful on several levels. Not being able to play with her kids or work in her yard required more patience than she had. Green faced a difficult choice: Put her arm in a brace and hope the joint would repair itself or have surgery and sit through a six-week recovery?

Angelo Dacus, MD, Green's orthopedic surgeon, helped Green make the best choice for her. Find out what Green decided to do for her tennis elbow.

Meet the Hand Center Experts

Saving Your Fingers and Hands

Nicole Deal, MD, has an intense job. From skin grafts to bridge plating, a technology she brought with her to UVA, Deal saves fingers, prevents amputations and heals broken arms. 

But she doesn't always have to operate. Find out about a new treatment for the disabling Dupuytren’s contracture, which Deal treated with a simple injection.

A Dream Come True

  • Bobby Chhabra, MD, had a dream, and when it came true, it was the UVA Hand Center. This one-stop shop for anything related to the arm offers comprehensive care unlike anything else you'll find in the region.

    Carpal tunnel? Blackberry thumb? Too much yoga or gardening? Any repetitive activity could cause injury. Read about how Chhabra and his team of experts are here to help.

A One-Stop Shop

Seamless care under one roof. All in one location. All without the hassle of going to other offices.

You can get many needed tests and procedures in the same office where you see your doctor. 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.

Our state-of-the-art clinic is easy to access from U.S. 29 and Interstate 64 and has free, easy parking.

Visit us: Get directions to and contact information to the Hand Clinic.

Advanced Technology

If you have lost one or more fingers, we offer prosthetic fingers that are made to look and act like your own hand.

Find out more about the amazing technology of i-limb digits™.

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