Help for hand pain

From routine tasks to intricate hobbies to the simple human touch of a handshake, hands are integral to every aspect of living. Taking a true orthopaedic approach to hand treatment involves thorough and extensive training in the complexity of this extremity. The hand experts at Alpine Orthopaedic Specialists have pursued this training, enabling AOS to provide the best possible hand and upper extremity treatment and care.

Our hand specialists use leading diagnostic techniques to assess the condition of muscles, nerves, bones, and joints in the hand, wrist, arm, and elbow. If surgery is necessary, fellowship-trained hand specialist Dr. Erik Peterson has the expertise to treat a full range of injuries and ailments. He focuses on not just how the hand will look after surgery, but how it will function.

Our doctors often employs minimally invasive surgical techniques such as arthroscopy and endoscopy, using fiber-optic lenses and cameras to delicately work through tiny incisions. These techniques ensure less scarring and faster recovery times. Recovery from endoscopic carpal tunnel release is much more rapid and typically less painful than the open carpal tunnel release.

When it comes to upper extremity care at Alpine Orthopaedic Specialists, we view ourselves as physicians and surgeons, but also as coaches – offering you a helping hand to get through what is necessary in order to get back to what you love.


The following are among the large array of conditions we treat at AOS:
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Osteoarthritis Pain of the hand, wrist and elbow
  • Cysts
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Traumatic Fractures
  • Tendon Ruptures
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain and Deformity
  • Nerve Injury
  • Congenital Deformities
  • Tendonitis
  • Ligament Repair