Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery
Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies provides comprehensive, highly specialized hand and upper extremity care to residents of northern Colorado, Wyoming and western Nebraska.
Our physicians have the knowledge that comes from years of experience focused on the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of the full spectrum of injuries and disorders of the hand, wrist, arm, elbow, and shoulder.
Our four specialists take care of patients with hand-upper extremity concerns throughout the day in clinic. Each doctor’s practice provides this specialty-focused care.
Our personalized care includes both surgical and conservative treatments.
If you have a concern with your hand, wrist, or arm, one of our surgeons would be pleased to help you! Our physicians have helped active people and athletes just like you for many years.
The Hand & Upper Extremity
The hand, wrist, arm, elbow and shoulder are extremely complex parts of the human body, with the hand alone consisting of 27 bones.
The hand and arm enable us to do hundreds of seemingly routine activities every day, as we work, play, and enjoy our time with friends and family.
Because we use our hands and arms so often for such a variety of tasks, many people can experience a broken or badly injured hand, finger, wrist, or elbow each year.
Dr Peterson is a native of Fort Collins who graduated from Rocky Mountain High School. He went on to the University of Colorado, including the CU medical school. Dr. Peterson returned to Fort Collins and joined OCR in 2013.
Our hand and upper extremity specialists hold board certification. They also have special training in treating a spectrum of issues — from strains and broken bones to microscopic tendon surgeries, and joint replacement for the fingers and hand. Finger joint replacement treats trauma or severe arthritis.
In addition, the physicians perform surgery for conditions that affect the three major bones of the arm, the elbow joint and its tendons, as well as the shoulder.
Here is an overview of OCR’s four hand surgeons and our surgical services.
Hand Injury Clinic Appointments
Our hand surgeons have frequent clinic appointments for patients with hand-arm injuries or fractures.
To schedule an appointment and evaluation with one of our hand-upper extremity specialists, please call our schedulers at 970-419-7050, or call 1-800-722-7441 and ask for scheduling.
Check out our conditions and surgeries page.
Read more at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons patient information website.
Learn about injuries and disorders at the American Society for Surgery of the Hand patient website.