Patients now have broader access to superior orthopedic care. Two powerhouse providers — Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine and TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute — have teamed up to transform orthopedic care in Greater Cincinnati and provide a model for partnership between independent physicians and health systems. This revolutionary partnership includes seven former TriHealth fellowship-trained hand & wrist physicians transitioning to Beacon Orthopaedics.
Your hands are unique; they are your tools for living. Injuries and diseases of the hand range from uncomfortable to incapacitating. They require special care. Hand surgeons are specifically trained to provide that care.
Beacon Orthopaedics and TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute combine to create a team of 10 hand surgery specialists located throughout the greater Cincinnati area who have dedicated their careers to problems of the hands and are committed to helping you. Using both surgical and non-surgical approaches, we treat all problems of the hand. Commonly treated conditions include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Trigger Finger
- Arthritis (thumb, fingers, joints)
- Sports injuries, including tennis elbow
- Industrial/domestic injuries
Our facilities are equipped with the most up-to-date technology available. Our knowledgeable support people make care and concern for patients their first priority. All of our offices are conveniently located in Greater Cincinnati.
Our doctors have one goal for patients: to return maximum function as quickly as possible to your hand and upper extremity. Over the years, we have had thousands of successes achieving exactly that.
To make an appointment with one of our doctors, call 513 961 HAND (4263).
History of Hand Surgery
The specialty of hand surgery developed during World War II. Battle-induced injuries to bones, joints, nerves and arteries required expertise from several surgical disciplines. Yet in the press of war, the gathering of so many specialists in one place was not practical. The need for a select group of surgeons to care for all components of the arm quickly became obvious.
Enter Dr. Sterling Bunnell, a consultant to the U.S. Army who created a training program teaching interested surgeons the multiple skills required to fulfill that need. Dr. Bunnell’s program was the progenitor of the modern hand surgery specialty.
Current training for hand surgeons requires completion of a program in Orthopedic, General or Plastic Surgery, and then passing the certifying board of that specialty. Aspiring hand surgeons must next complete a yearlong Hand Surgery Fellowship in which they receive intensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of arm problems. They become certified when they pass a final exam: the Certificate of Added Qualifications in Hand Surgery.