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USC Hand Center

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Our Program

The USC Hand Center at Keck Medicine of USC in Los Angeles takes an advanced approach to the treatment of patients with hand and extremity disorders. Our surgeons have unique expertise in problems of the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, including conditions such as carpal tunnel, fractures of the hand and wrist, trigger finger, arthritis of the hand and wrist and complex brachial plexus injuries. We also have extensive experience with patients who have complex fractures, nerve injuries, trauma, burns, tumors and rheumatoid arthritis.

The USC Hand Center team combines orthopaedic and plastic surgery expertise to treat injuries such as fingertip trauma or the loss of a limb. We specialize in upper extremity reconstruction, reconstructive replantation of the upper extremity and vascularized bone and functional muscle transfers. Common conditions treated include carpal tunnel, trigger finger and fractures of the wrist and elbow.

We are also leading authorities in reconstructive microsurgery, and limb and digit replantation. Our highly skilled microsurgical team uses microsurgery, or surgery preformed with the use of microscopes and thin needles, for a variety of treatments, including transplantation of a bundle of nerves, muscles and blood vessels to restore not only motion in the arm and hand, but also the sense of touch.

Our Approach

Through our collaboration with leading physical and occupational therapists, we are able to help patients recover from their injuries and return to their everyday lives. Our comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach – providing leading-edge microsurgery together with therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education and functional training – gives our patients exceptional outcomes that change lives.

Our physicians also have unique expertise in the care of professional musicians and treat members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Learn more at the USC Performing Arts Medicine Center.

Overall physician rating

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4.7out of 5
350 Ratings

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Sep 24, 2021



Our Physicians

Rachel E. Lefebvreview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Medicine of USC – Glendale
Norris Healthcare Center HC3
USC Healthcare Center 2
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital

Specializing In

Hand trauma, peripheral nerve disorders, microvascular reconstruction, wrist injuries, hand and wrist arthritis, Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Luke T. Nicholsonview profile

Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
Keck Medicine of USC - Beverly Hills
USC Care Medical Group
USC Healthcare Center 2
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Specializing In

Hand, wrist, elbow and microvascular surgery: Fracture, wrist and elbow arthroscopy, total elbow replacement, arthritis, tendon repair, ligament reconstruction, carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel, trigger finger, peripheral nerve injury, Hand Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Milan Stevanovicview profile
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Practicing Locations

Keck Hospital of USC
Norris Healthcare Center HC3
USC Healthcare Center 2

Specializing In

Hand Surgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery of the Upper Extremities, Limb and Digit Replantation, Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder and Elbow Orthopedic Surgery

Keck Medicine of USC
Univeristy of Southern California
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC
Keck Medicine of USC is the University of Southern California’s medical enterprise, one of only two university-owned academic medical centers in the Los Angeles area.