Maine Medical Center

Hand, Shoulder and Elbow Services

MaineHealth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - South Portland 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
  • Tendonitis
  • 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

Hand Pain and Injuries

Is hand pain keeping you from doing routine tasks or favorite activities? Hand pain and hand injuries can happen to anyone. MaineHealth providers help diagnose and treat hand pain and injuries so you can return to the activities you enjoy.

Elbow Pain

The elbow joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. Muscles and tendons help the elbow joint move. Injury, overuse or medical conditions can cause elbow pain. It is important to treat elbow pain to prevent long-term problems.

Contact Us

MaineHealth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine - South Portland
119 Gannett Drive
South Portland, ME 04106