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 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 of movement, and impaired function. Because of the complexity of the hand, injuries or conditions must be treated with specialized care to preserve normal, everyday function.

Dr. McNamara is a Board Certified orthopedic surgeon who is CAQ Certified in Hand Surgery and has 20+ years of experience in the field—making him Alaska’s premier hand surgeon for the diagnosis and treatment of hand injuries and conditions.

Dr. Gray is a Board Eligible orthopedic surgeon who completed a Hand and Upper Extremity fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin.  His specialized training includes care of small joints of the hand.

Our goal is to both relieve pain and restore function to allow you to return to your normal, active lifestyle. We offer treatment for both children and adults who suffer from hand injuries or conditions. While many hand problems can be resolved with conservative, non-surgical treatment, we also offer minimally invasive procedures and open procedures if the condition is especially painful or advanced in nature.

Common hand injuries and conditions we treat are listed below.

Hand Diagnoses & Treatments:
Basilar Joint Arthritis
Dupuytren’s Contracture
Finger or Thumb Joint Arthritis
Gamekeeper’s Thumb
Trigger Finger