Our Services

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.



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, and pisiform bones), as well as the distal carpal row (comprised of the trapezium, trapezoid, capitate, and hamate). Injury to the wrist may cause instability of the wrist, poor function, pain, and arthritis with time. Repetitive motion can also cause damage to the wrist.

Dr. McNamara has over 20 years of experience in hand and wrist surgery, and offers numerous non-surgical alternatives as well as minimally invasive surgical procedures to relieve pain, restore function, and get you back to the things you enjoy. Minimally invasive procedures offer reduced risk of injury to surrounding tissues, a faster recovery, and minimal scarring.   Common wrist injuries and conditions we treat are listed below.

Wrist Diagnoses & Treatments
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis
Ganglion Cyst
Scapholunate Ligament Injury