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Division of Hand Surgery

Providing the Highest Quality Patient Care Through Knowledge, Compassion, and Innovation

The Duke Division of Hand Surgery unites the expertise of faculty from surgery, plastic surgery, and orthopaedic surgery into a single group focused on offering the best possible treatment of patients who need hand surgery.

Our cohesive team brings together all aspects of hand surgery, from congenital differences to arthritis.

Patient Care

Our surgeons offer advanced care for common hand pain and injuries, such as arthritis, fractures and cysts, as well as uncommon hand conditions, such as hand transplant and hand, finger, and thumb reattachments associated with amputation.

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Our fellows gain special knowledge and training in the management of acute hand and upper extremity trauma, hand and upper extremity microvascular emergencies, reconstructive hand and upper extremity conditions, congenital upper limb deformities, and brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries.

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Our faculty are leaders in research into complex hand problems and developing innovative techniques for the treatment of hand conditions.

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TEDx Talks | Human Transplantation

Dr. Linda Cendales is a pioneer in hand transplantation. She helped organize and was a part of the team that performed the first and second-hand transplants in the United States. She shares her experiences, her research work, what goes into these types of transplants, and how transplant surgery changes people's lives.