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Alaska Hand-Elbow-Shoulder is home to Alaska's premier upper extremity surgical specialists. We provide care for orthopedic injuries and conditions of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder as well as fracture care and sports medicine. Call AkHES today to schedule your appointment.
  • Hand

    Hand

    The hand is an intricate area of the human body, made up of a network of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. Hand injuries and conditions are common and can affect multiple structures—resulting in pain, numbness, loss…

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  • Wrist

    Wrist

    The wrist is a complex joint that allows for a great degree of mobility for positioning the hand for tasks. The wrist is formed by 8 small carpal bones, including the proximal carpal row (comprised of the scaphoid, lunate, triquetrum,…

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  • Elbow

    Elbow

    The elbow joint is formed by the joining of the humerus (upper arm bone), the ulna (the forearm bone on the small finger side), and the radius (the forearm bone on the thumb side). The joint is surrounded by ligaments…

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  • Shoulder

    Shoulder

    The bones of the shoulder are the humerus, scapula, and clavicle. There are three main joints formed by these bones including the acromioclavicular (AC) joint, the sternoclavicular (SC) joint, and the glenohumeral joint. The AC joint is formed by the…

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  • Fractures

    Fractures

    A fracture most often occurs when a sudden, high force impact or stress causes a break in the bone. It may also occur as a result of overuse (especially in athletes) and with certain medical conditions that weaken the bones…

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  • Sports Medicine

    Sports Medicine

    Sports Medicine refers to the branch of medicine focused on diagnosing and treating sports related injuries and conditions commonly found in the active athlete. Knee, shoulder, and hand injuries, as well as joint pain and stiffness, are a few of…

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