Hand, Shoulder and Elbow Services
Maine Medical Partners - Sports Medicine specializes in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery. Our highly-skilled surgeons treat all problems affecting the upper extremity, from the elbow to the fingertips, including but not limited to:
- Arthritis of the elbow, wrist, thumb and other joints of the hand
- Arthroscopy of the elbow and wrist
- Compressive neuropathy (carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, etc.)
- Custom splint fabrication
- Distal bicep tendon repairs
- Distal radius fractures
- Dupuytren’s disease/contracture (percutaneous needle fasciotomy, collagenase (Xiaflex), open surgery)
- Elbow, forearm wrist and hand fractures
- Flexor and extensor tendon repairs
- Ligament injuries and fractures of the elbow, wrist and hand (e.g. skier’s thumb, scapholunate ligament injuries)
- Microvascular surgery (nerve and vascular repair, vascularized bone grafts, etc.)
- Pediatric and congenital hand surgery
- Post-traumatic reconstruction of the upper extremity
- Tendon and nerve transfers of the upper extremity
- Trigger finger and DeQuervain’s disease
- Upper extremity tumors
You don't need to check into a hospital to get pain relief.
We regularly perform hand and arm outpatient surgeries in our safe, sterile, orthopedic treatment rooms. Some studies suggest that an outpatient setting may even be safer than a hospital operating room for these types of procedures.1
Save money while you save your golf swing.
Hand surgery under local anesthesia only is becoming an increasingly popular choice. Having your procedure while wide awake in one of our practice treatment rooms rather than checking in to a hospital can also save you a lot of money.2 Costs associated with open carpal tunnel release under sedation and wide awake in a hospital operating room is 11 times and 6 times as expensive, respectively, as performing the procedure wide awake in a treatment room.3
Maria Corridore, only one of 27 Certified Hand Therapists in the State of Maine, grew up in Upstate New York. She received her Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy at Russell Sage College in Troy, NY and her Master’s Degree from Sage Graduate School. She began working as an Occupational Therapist at Adirondack Medical Center, working in acute care and treating outpatients with hand injuries. Maria became a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, and then worked at a specialty Hand Rehabilitation Center in Albany, NY, where she built her skills treating hand injuries. She treated repetitive stress injuries, elective hand surgeries and trauma to the hand and arm on an outpatient basis. Maria then worked with geriatric patients in sub-acute rehab, long-term care and helped to start an outpatient hand rehabilitation program.
Maria now lives in Buxton with her boyfriend and two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, skiing, hiking, kayaking and completing DIY home projects with her boyfriend. Maria is excited to help patients at MaineHealth regain function of their arms/hands after injury and/or surgery.
1 LeBlanc, M et al. “Is main operating room sterility really necessary in carpal tunnel surgery? A multicenter prospective study of minor procedure room field sterility”. Hand, November 2010.
2 Todd, A et al. “A Cost Analysis of Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery Performed Wide Awake versus Under Sedation”. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, December 2018.
3 Kazmers, N et al. “Cost Implications of Varying the Surgical Technique, Surgical Setting and Anesthesia Type for Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery”. Journal of Hand Surgery, May 2018.