Meet Our Upper Extremity Team

McDaid

Kevin McDaid, MD

Arthur Vasen, MD, PhD

The hand and wrist have multiple small joints that work together to produce motion. This gives the fine motion needed to thread a needle or tie a shoelace. The hand is made up of bone, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, skin, and blood vessels. An injury or disease to any of these structures can impair the hand and affect daily activities.

A hand surgeon is trained to diagnose and treat all problems and conditions related to the hand, wrist and forearm. They receive additional specialized training beyond their board certification in orthopedic surgery. Before joining the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, hand surgeons must have completed a full year of additional training and pass a rigorous certifying examination.

 

Some common injuries and conditions to see a Hand and Arm Specialist:

Seaview’s hand surgeons also treat non-operatively. They often recommend non-surgical treatments, such as medication, splints, physical therapy, or injections.