Hand & Wrist Service

Compassionate, expert orthopedic care for conditions affecting the hand and wrist.

Our Approach

Our hands are an instrumental tool that we depend on for everyday life skills. If an injury or pain gets in the way of using our hands, then simple tasks such as getting dressed, feeding ourselves, and even communicating can be difficult.

At Stamford Health, our highly specialized practitioners have the training and experience to minimize pain and treat your condition so that you can return to your normal activities as soon as possible. Your physician will work together with you to determine the best treatment plan for your lifestyle, which may include physical and occupational therapy, and surgery.

Hand & Wrist Care Offered


Conditions We Treat

Our specialists have extensive experience with many conditions affecting the hand and wrist including:

  • Carpal tunnel.
  • Fractures of the hand and wrist.
  • Instability of the wrist.
  • Injuries or tears.
  • Kienbock’s disease.
  • Sports injuries of the hand and wrist.
  • Deformities of the hand and wrist.
  • Osteoarthritis.

Procedures We Perform

If surgery is needed, our physicians perform the following procedures and others at either Stamford Hospital or Tully Health Center:

  • Carpal tunnel release.
  • Trigger finger release.
  • Wrist arthroscopy.
  • Injections (PRP or xiaflex).
  • Nerve repair.
  • Minimally invasive hand and wrist surgery.

Meet Our Doctors

John D. Dowdle
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

(203) 705-2400

Haik G. Kavookjian
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

(203) 846-0040

Emily  Slate
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

(203) 210-2830

Scott W Wolfe
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

(212) 606-1529

Jeffrey J. Brooks
Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

(203) 323-7331

Hand & Wrist FAQs

  • How do you know if you need to see a specialist for any hand or wrist problems?
    If you are experiencing persistent pain, swelling, loss of function, or if there's an injury such as a fracture or sprain, it's important to consult a specialist. Symptoms like numbness or tingling, especially if they persist, also warrant professional evaluation.
  • Do you need a referral to book an appointment?
    You can directly book an appointment with a hand & wrist orthopedic specialist; however, checking with your insurance provider is recommended as some plans might require a referral from a primary care physician or another specialist for coverage.
  • How do you book an appointment with a hand & wrist orthopedic specialist?
    To schedule an appointment with a hand & wrist orthopedic specialist at Stamford Health, contact one of the providers featured on this page.
  • What non-surgical treatments are available for hand and wrist conditions?
    Non-surgical options for treating hand and wrist conditions include physical therapy, occupational therapy, and corticosteroid injections. These treatments can effectively manage pain and improve function without surgery and are often considered before surgical interventions.
  • What rehabilitation services are available after hand or wrist surgery?
    After surgery, our dedicated rehabilitation team offers tailored services to help patients regain maximum function and mobility. This includes personalized physical and occupational therapy programs designed to restore strength, flexibility, and range of motion in the hand and wrist.

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