Hand and Upper Limb Center

At the Robert A. Chase Hand and Upper Limb Center, we specialize in the care of the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder. Our team includes surgeons from Orthopaedic Surgery and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, as well as a dedicated clinical support staff.

Hand and Upper Limb Center
801welchrd-paloalto
450 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 650-723-5256 Getting Here
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450 Broadway Street
Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: 650-723-5256 Getting Here
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Care and Treatment

Conditions Treated

Carpal tunnel syndrome

A condition in which the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist, a narrow confined space.

Congenital anomalies (such as extra fingers or absence of fingers)

Refers to a range of congenital conditions, abnormalities and deformities in the hand and arm that occur when a child is developing before birth. The anomaly may occur by itself or can be associated with problems with other body systems.

Arthritis

A group of diseases and conditions that may cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints and other supporting body structures, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. 

Fractures

Fractures are various types of broken bones, usually the result of high force impact or physical stress, or certain medical conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis or bone cancer.

Sprains and strains

A sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament, the fibrous band of connective tissue that joins the end of one bone with another. A strain is an injury of a muscle and/or tendon.

Hand, wrist, and forearm

Carpal tunnel syndrome

A condition in which the median nerve is compressed as it passes through the carpal tunnel in the wrist, a narrow confined space.

Congenital hand deformities

Refers to a range of congenital conditions, abnormalities and deformities in the hand and arm that occur when a child is developing before birth. The anomaly may occur by itself or can be associated with problems with other body systems.

Dupuytren's contracture

A condition which usually begins with a thickening of the skin in the palm of the hand, which may develop into a hard lump or thick band that eventually could cause the fingers to contract, or pull into the palm.

Gamekeeper's (skier's) thumb

A type of injury in which the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) of the thumb is torn at the insertion site into thumb. The condition is commonly observed among gamekeepers and Scottish fowl hunters, as well as athletes (such as volleyballers and skiers).

Hand, wrist, and elbow injuries

Hand and upper extremity injuries may be due to arthritis, repetitive motion, carpal tunnel syndrome, a sports injury, an accident, a work-related injury or a congenital disorder.

Elbow

Cubital tunnel syndrome

Part of a condition known as ulnar nerve entrapment, occurs when the ulnar nerve that travels from your neck down into your hand becomes constricted or compressed at the elbow, causing numbness or pain.

Elbow pain and problems

Elbow pain and injuries may be due to arthritis, repetitive motion, carpal tunnel syndrome, a sports injury, an accident, a work-related injury, or a congenital disorder.

Lateral and medial epicondylitis

Lateral and medial epicondylitis are overuse injuries that affect the tendons in the elbow. Also known as tennis elbow and pitcher's or golfer's elbow.

Tendonitis (general)

Inflammation of a tendon (the tough cords of tissue that connect muscles to bones), usually caused by overuse or injury.

Shoulder

Brachial plexus injuries

Injury to the brachial plexus, the network of nerves that send signals from your spine to your shoulder, arm and hand, that occurs when nerves are stretched or torn.

Rotator cuff injury

A common condition affecting the shoulder in which one or more of the tendons of shoulder's four rotator cuff muscles tears.

Shoulder dislocation

A shoulder injury in which a fall or blow causes the top of the arm bone to pop out of the shoulder socket.

Shoulder pain and problems

Refers to a range of conditions which can be a result of injury or disease of the shoulder joint and can affect any of the ligaments, bursae, or tendons surrounding it.

Shoulder tendonitis

Inflammation of a tendon (the tough cords of tissue that connect muscles to bones) can affect any tendon, causing swelling, pain, and  discomfort.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

For Patients

Fax referrals and other new patient information to 650-723-6056.

PREPARE FOR YOUR APPOINTMENT

Bring your completed New Patient Questionnaire to your appointment.

International Patients
Phone: +1 650-723-8561
Email: IMS@stanfordmed.org

Call us to make an appointment

650-498-7555

For Health Care Professionals

We share your goal of providing the best possible care and coordination of care for your patients. While patients are welcome to contact our clinic directly, we also encourage communication between our surgeons and referring physicians. Throughout and after their treatment at Stanford, it is important that patients maintain close contact with their primary care and referring physicians.

PHYSICIAN HELPLINE

Phone: 1-866-742-4811
Fax: 650-320-9443
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Stanford Health Care (formerly Stanford Hospital & Clinics) provides comprehensive services to refer and track patients, as well as provides the latest information and news for physicians and office staff. For help with all referral needs and questions visit Referring Physicians.

HOW TO REFER

Fax a referral form with supporting documentation to 650-320-9443.

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