Hand

Specialty - Hand

Your hand is a complex machine of bones, muscles, nerves, ligaments and skin. It needs to be able to make both large and small movements, grasp and hold, point, and to do whatever you need it to do without stiffness or pain. Hands are remarkably strong and sturdy, but, like any other part of your body, may be injured by accident or have pain from other conditions such as arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome. The treatment team is headed by a hand surgeon, trained in this subspecialty. Medications and physical therapy provided by specially-trained hand therapists are usually given first – often with success -- and the delicate and detailed surgery of the hand is provided when needed.

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    Arthritis occurs when your joints become inflamed. Typically symptoms worsen with age. Treatment depends on the type of arthritis.

ILVY COTTERELL, M.D.

ILVY COTTERELL, M.D.

Dr. Cotterell specializes in orthopaedic and hand surgery.

Full bio

VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Nerve Center
9000 Stony Point Parkway
Suite 280 Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 628-4206

VCU Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center
417 North 11th Street
Suite 280 Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 828-7069

Ilvy Cotterell, M.D.

 

JESSICA FRANKENHOFF, M.D.

JESSICA FRANKENHOFF, M.D.

Dr. Frankenhoff specializes in hand surgery.

Full bio

VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Nerve Center
9000 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804) 628-4206

VCU Health System Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Division of Hand Surgery
1200 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23298
Phone: (804) 828-3815

Jessica Frankenhoff, M.D.

 

DAVID GALPERN, MD

DAVID GALPERN, MD

Dr. Galpern specializes in hand surgery.

Full bio

Comprehensive Hand Surgery Center
2819 N Parham Rd, Suite #100
Richmond, VA 23294
Phone: (804) 506-3050
Fax: (888) 564-5121

VCU Health System Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Division of Hand Surgery
1200 E. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23298
Phone: (804) 828-3815

Comprehensive Hand Surgery Center

 

STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

Dr. Leibovic specializes in upper extremity care, including hand, wrist, elbow, and arm.

Full bio

Virginia Hand Center
2819 N. Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23233
Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23294
Phone: (804) 288-9466

Virginia Hand Center

    Carpal Tunnel syndrome is caused by a pinched nerve in your wrist. The carpel tunnel is a passageway that protects a main nerve and several tendons to your hand. When this nerve is compressed, or pinched, symptoms such as numbness and tingling occur.

    ILVY COTTERELL, M.D.

    ILVY COTTERELL, M.D.

    Dr. Cotterell specializes in orthopaedic and hand surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Nerve Center
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Suite 280 Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 628-4206

    VCU Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center
    417 North 11th Street
    Suite 280 Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: (804) 828-7069

    Ilvy Cotterell, M.D.

     

    JESSICA FRANKENHOFF, M.D.

    JESSICA FRANKENHOFF, M.D.

    Dr. Frankenhoff specializes in hand surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Nerve Center
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 628-4206

    VCU Health System Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Division of Hand Surgery
    1200 E. Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-3815

    Jessica Frankenhoff, M.D.

     

    DAVID GALPERN, MD

    DAVID GALPERN, MD

    Dr. Galpern specializes in hand surgery.

    Full bio

    Comprehensive Hand Surgery Center
    2819 N Parham Rd, Suite #100
    Richmond, VA 23294
    Phone: (804) 506-3050
    Fax: (888) 564-5121

    VCU Health System Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Division of Hand Surgery
    1200 E. Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-3815

    Comprehensive Hand Surgery Center

     

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    Dr. Leibovic specializes in upper extremity care, including hand, wrist, elbow, and arm.

    Full bio

    Virginia Hand Center
    2819 N. Parham Road
    Richmond, VA 23233
    Suite 100
    Richmond, VA 23294
    Phone: (804) 288-9466

    Virginia Hand Center

    A broken wrist or hand occurs when there is a break or crack in one of the bones. This type of fracture commonly occurs when people try to catch themselves during a fall. Treatment needs to occur as soon as possible, or the bones may not heal properly which can result in inability to perform everyday activities. Dislocation occurs when there is an injury to a joint, and the ends of your bones are forced from their normal positions.

    ILVY COTTERELL, M.D.

    ILVY COTTERELL, M.D.

    Dr. Cotterell specializes in orthopaedic and hand surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Nerve Center
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Suite 280 Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 628-4206

    VCU Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center
    417 North 11th Street
    Suite 280 Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: (804) 828-7069

    Ilvy Cotterell, M.D.

     

    JESSICA FRANKENHOFF, M.D.

    JESSICA FRANKENHOFF, M.D.

    Dr. Frankenhoff specializes in hand surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Nerve Center
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 628-4206

    VCU Health System Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Division of Hand Surgery
    1200 E. Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-3815

    Jessica Frankenhoff, M.D.

     

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    Dr. Leibovic specializes in upper extremity care, including hand, wrist, elbow, and arm.

    Full bio

    Virginia Hand Center
    2819 N. Parham Road
    Richmond, VA 23233
    Suite 100
    Richmond, VA 23294
    Phone: (804) 288-9466

    Virginia Hand Center

    A hand laceration is when you have a cut in your skin. Lacerations can range from simple involving only the skin, or complex involving nerves and tendons. Nerve damage is also possible.

    ILVY COTTERELL, M.D.

    ILVY COTTERELL, M.D.

    Dr. Cotterell specializes in orthopaedic and hand surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Nerve Center
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Suite 280 Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 628-4206

    VCU Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center
    417 North 11th Street
    Suite 280 Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: (804) 828-7069

    Ilvy Cotterell, M.D.

     

    JESSICA FRANKENHOFF, M.D.

    JESSICA FRANKENHOFF, M.D.

    Dr. Frankenhoff specializes in hand surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Nerve Center
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 628-4206

    VCU Health System Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Division of Hand Surgery
    1200 E. Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-3815

    Jessica Frankenhoff, M.D.

     

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    Dr. Leibovic specializes in upper extremity care, including hand, wrist, elbow, and arm.

    Full bio

    Virginia Hand Center
    2819 N. Parham Road
    Richmond, VA 23233
    Suite 100
    Richmond, VA 23294
    Phone: (804) 288-9466

    Virginia Hand Center

    Plastic surgery of the hand may be done for a variety of reasons. Typically, plastic surgery of the hand is done for patients who have been treated for skin cancer, or have had a hand injury.

    Joint Replacement Surgery is performed when a destroyed joint is replaced with an artificial joint. This procedure is very common. Typically, when joint replacement is done in the hand, it is so treat severe arthritis.

    ILVY COTTERELL, M.D.

    ILVY COTTERELL, M.D.

    Dr. Cotterell specializes in orthopaedic and hand surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Nerve Center
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Suite 280 Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 628-4206

    VCU Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center
    417 North 11th Street
    Suite 280 Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: (804) 828-7069

    Ilvy Cotterell, M.D.

     

    JESSICA FRANKENHOFF, M.D.

    JESSICA FRANKENHOFF, M.D.

    Dr. Frankenhoff specializes in hand surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Nerve Center
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 628-4206

    VCU Health System Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Division of Hand Surgery
    1200 E. Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-3815

    Jessica Frankenhoff, M.D.

     

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    Dr. Leibovic specializes in upper extremity care, including hand, wrist, elbow, and arm.

    Full bio

    Virginia Hand Center
    2819 N. Parham Road
    Richmond, VA 23233
    Suite 100
    Richmond, VA 23294
    Phone: (804) 288-9466

    Virginia Hand Center

    Wrist surgery is performed due to a wide range of conditions, including injuries to the ligaments of the wrist and ganglions of the wrist.

    ILVY COTTERELL, M.D.

    ILVY COTTERELL, M.D.

    Dr. Cotterell specializes in orthopaedic and hand surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Nerve Center
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Suite 280 Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 628-4206

    VCU Medical Center Ambulatory Care Center
    417 North 11th Street
    Suite 280 Richmond, VA 23219
    Phone: (804) 828-7069

    Ilvy Cotterell, M.D.

     

    JESSICA FRANKENHOFF, M.D.

    JESSICA FRANKENHOFF, M.D.

    Dr. Frankenhoff specializes in hand surgery.

    Full bio

    VCU Upper Extremity and Peripheral Nerve Center
    9000 Stony Point Parkway
    Richmond, VA 23235
    Phone: (804) 628-4206

    VCU Health System Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Division of Hand Surgery
    1200 E. Broad Street
    Richmond, VA 23298
    Phone: (804) 828-3815

    Jessica Frankenhoff, M.D.

     

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    STEPHEN LEIBOVIC, M.D.

    Dr. Leibovic specializes in upper extremity care, including hand, wrist, elbow, and arm.

    Full bio

    Virginia Hand Center
    2819 N. Parham Road
    Richmond, VA 23233
    Suite 100
    Richmond, VA 23294
    Phone: (804) 288-9466

    Virginia Hand Center