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Tommy John surgery

Vincent Key, MD, an orthopedic sports medicine physician at The University of Kansas Health System Sports Medicine and Performance Center, explains Tommy John surgery and offers advice to parents of young baseball pitchers.

Hand and Upper Extremity

If you’re experiencing pain in your hand, wrist, elbow or shoulder, even everyday tasks as simple as brushing your teeth can be difficult.

Our team of specialists includes board-certified orthopedists who have also received advanced fellowship training and are dedicated to the care of the broad range of conditions that may cause pain in your hands or upper extremities. To schedule an appointment, call 913-588-1227 or request your appointment online.

We treat:

  • Injuries to the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow and shoulder

  • Fractures and tendon injuries to the hand and upper extremity

  • Sports-related injuries, including those to pitchers and other throwing athletes

  • Chronic or degenerative conditions such as arthritis, bursitis or tendonitis

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Trigger finger

  • Common wear and tear conditions brought on by aging or overuse

We offer the most advanced surgical techniques, including highly complex reconstructive procedures such as joint replacements in the elbow and shoulder as well as microsurgical nerve reconstructions. We also provide non-surgical treatments.

Our expert and experienced hand therapists greatly improve recovery of both non-surgical and post-surgical patients. Our hand therapists hold advanced certifications and have many years of experience treating a variety of hand conditions from the most common to the most complex.

Common procedures

  • Hand surgery and upper extremity surgery

  • Arthroscopy – wrist, elbow, shoulder

  • Carpal tunnel release

  • Elbow reconstruction

  • Free tissue transfer

  • Joint aspiration and injection

  • Nerve decompression

  • Nerve repair

  • Replantation

  • Rotator cuff repair

  • Shoulder reconstruction

Common conditions

  •  Arm pain and injuries

  • Arthritis of the hand, wrist and shoulder

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Dupuytren's contracture

  • Elbow pain and injuries

  • Hand pain and injuries

  • Forearm pain and injuries

  • Fractures – finger, wrist, elbow

  • Joint pain

  • Reynaud's syndrome

  • Rotator cuff tears

  • Sports-related injuries

  • Tendinopathy

  • Tendon injuries

  • Tendonitis

  • Tennis elbow

  • Trigger finger

  • Ulnar collateral ligament tears

  • Work-related injuries

  • Wrist pain and injuries

Our experts

 Jacob Brubacher, MD
fox-tyler-BWP000D6  Tyler Fox, MD
key-vincent-KS29385  Vincent Key, MD
munns-stephen-KS22494  Stephen Munns, MD
randall-jeffrey-ZZX06160  Jeff Randall, MD
schroeppel-j paul-BWP000IO  Paul Schroeppel, MD
toby-e bruce-KS23638  Bruce Toby, MD
vopat-bryan-BWP000VZ  Bryan Vopat, MD