Hand Surgery in Arizona Panorama general

Mayo Clinic in Arizona Hand Surgery specialists treat disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder, with a commitment to the restoration and preservation of stability and function and alleviation of pain. Staff members have had special training in hand surgery and microsurgery.


Consultative and surgical services in Hand Surgery on the Arizona campus include:

  • Hand/elbow/shoulder reconstruction for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Arthritic conditions of the upper extremity
  • Complex traumatic conditions of the upper extremity (acute and chronic, or residual problems)
  • Tendon transfers and soft-tissue reconstruction
  • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Peripheral nerve and brachial plexus disorders
  • Post-traumatic pain of the upper extremity
  • Fractures/dislocations
  • Stiffness/contractures/deformities
  • Non-unions and malunions of fractures
  • Tumors of the upper extremity (including skin cancer and melanoma)
  • Complex infectious disorders
  • Athletic injuries of the upper extremity
  • Spasticity/cerebral palsy
  • Vascular/vasospastic disorders


The following procedures are offered:

  • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
  • Wrist joint replacement (arthroscopy)
  • Surface replacement arthroplasty of the interphalangeal and metacarpophalangeal joints (patients must be enrolled in clinical trial)
  • Implantable peripheral neurostimulators


  1. Erwin A. Kruger, M.D.
  2. Shelley S. Noland, M.D.
  3. Edward M. Reece, M.D., M.S.
  4. Kevin J. Renfree, M.D.
  5. Anthony A. Smith, M.D.


Doctors in Hand Surgery are active participants in multicenter research trials testing experimental devices. You may have an opportunity to participate in these trials, if you qualify and if you are interested.

Jan. 11, 2024