The Curtis National Hand Center
What Sets Us Apart?
The Curtis National Hand Center is recognized as the largest, most experienced hand surgery and rehabilitation center in the nation–treating more than 25,000 patients each year. In fact, in recognition of our singular experience and expertise, we were designated as The National Center for the Treatment of the Hand and Upper Extremity by Congress in 1994. We are also proud to be the designated hand and upper extremity trauma center for the state of Maryland.
Here at The Curtis National Hand Center, our hand specialists and expert therapists use a collaborative approach to provide solutions for strains and sprains, burns, repetitive stress disorders, tendon and ligament injuries, fractures, congenital disorders, amputations, and arthritis of the thumb, hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder. Our comprehensive therapy options include physical therapy, occupational therapy and Curtis Work Rehabilitation Services.
The Curtis National Hand Center is home to the country’s largest collection of hand surgeons and specially trained hand therapists.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The carpal tunnel is a space in the wrist where a nerve and nine tendons pass from the forearm into the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when swelling in the tunnel compresses the median nerve. As a result of the…Read More »
Trigger Finger / Trigger Thumb / Trigger Digit
Trigger Finger Trigger finger is a condition that affects the flexor tendons in your fingers or thumb and limits finger movement. When you bend or straighten your finger, the flexor tendon slides through a snug tunnel, called the tendon sheath…Read More »
Thumb arthritis, also called basal joint arthritis, is a type of osteoarthritis caused when cartilage wears away in the joint at the base of the thumb. This form of hand arthritis can result in pain with activities that involve gripping…Read More »
Without much protection from muscles or other soft tissues, the elbow can easily break if you experience a direct blow to the elbow or fall on a bent elbow. When the elbow structure is altered, either by breaking a bone…Read More »
Thumb/Basal Joint Arthritis Surgery
In most cases, a ligament reconstruction and tendon interposition (LRTI) technique is used to alleviate arthritis of the thumb. This can restore thumb movement and eliminate pain. During this outpatient procedure, surgeons remove the arthritic joint and replace it with…Read More »
Carpal Tunnel Release
In most cases, carpal tunnel surgery is a minimally invasive procedure done on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. During surgery, a small incision is made in the palm and a camera, called an endoscope, is inserted to enable the…Read More »
Open Reduction with Internal Fixation of the Elbow
Open Reduction with Internal Fixation of the Elbow Open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of the elbow is a method of surgically repairing a fractured elbow. A two- step process, it first involves repositioning the broken bones to restore their normal…Read More »