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Hand & Arm Injuries in Sports

Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine assembles the leading doctors in the world to apply cutting-edge research as they provide compassionate care to athletes ranging from elite professionals to collegiate teammates, to the casually active novice.

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Hand & arm injury treatment leaders

Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine is a national leader in the treatment of hand, arm and wrist injuries that result from an active lifestyle.

Whether you have golfer's elbow, wrist or hand pain from playing softball, tennis elbow from too many weekends on the court, or carpal tunnel syndrome, we work together with you to develop a research-informed, transparent treatment plan designed to give you the best possible outcomes for your arm, wrist or hand injury.

From the moment you contact us for a consultation, our team—from office staff to advanced practitioners, surgeons to occupational therapists—strives to deliver a warm, personal care experience. Together, we'll get you the care you need to perform at the level you desire.

A team approach to patient-centered care

The Hand and Arm treatment team collaborates with experts across Mass General Brigham to provide multidisciplinary care tailored to your arm, hand or wrist injury and needs. Your sports medicine specialist will learn your medical history, discuss your wrist, hand or arm injury and desired treatment outcomes and may consult with specialist like physical therapy, orthopedic surgery, sports psychology and interventional radiology, to develop a treatment and rehabilitation plan for your arm, wrist or hand injury that gets you back to your sport and performing your best.

Some athletes may choose to involve coaches, athletic trainers, agents or other support persons in their care. Our team will happily communicate with you and your team to ensure each decision made has your best interests at heart.

Common hand & arm injuries in sports

Our Hand and Arm treatment team uses innovative surgical and non-surgical approaches, including regenerative medicine, to treat the full spectrum of hand and elbow disorders, including:

  • Hand fracture (phalangeal, metacarpal)
  • Wrist fracture (scaphoid, distal radius)
  • Elbow fracture
  • Torn or cut tendons (bicep, tricep, hand, wrist, finger and thumb tendons)
  • Wrist injury, including triangulofibrocartilage (TFCC) tears, scapholunate ligament and wrist sprain
  • Ligament injuries, such as skier's thumb (ulnar collateral ligament tears)
  • Nerve compression or injury (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, nerve lacerations)
  • Finger injury

Preventing Arm and Shoulder Injuries

Evan O'Donnell, MD, the Red Sox team physician and a specialist at Mass General Brigham Sports Medicine, speaks with WCVB Channel 5 Boston about some of the best ways to prevent arm and shoulder injuries.

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