Hand, Arm and Shoulder Repair

Do you suffer with hand, arm or shoulder pain due to injury, carpal tunnel syndrome or rotator cuff issues? Our team of experts includes specialists in orthopaedics, plastic surgery and occupational therapy who are trained to treat complex shoulder, wrist and hand problems in adults and children.

To make an appointment, call 216-778-HAND (4263).

Hand Injury

Hand and Upper Extremity Center

MetroHealth's specialists have the expertise to diagnose, treat and repair any problem in the upper limb—from the fingers up to the collarbone. We also perform cutting-edge research. We work with scientists and engineers at MetroHealth and Case Western Reserve University to develop new techniques for treating injuries.

Conditions We Treat

These include, but are not limited to:

  • Amputations
  • Arthritis
  • Broken bones
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Congenital deformities
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome
  • Dislocations
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Lacerations
  • Nerve compression syndrome
  • Torn tendons
  • Trigger finger

Testing and Treatment

When you come to our center, you'll be examined by one of our upper extremity specialists. Diagnostic tests—such as X-rays, ultrasound, CT scans, MRIs or nerve testing—are performed and evaluated by technicians and radiologists who are experts in upper limb disorders. With a diagnosis, your orthopedic team can craft a plan to ease your pain and get you moving.

Nonsurgical Treatment Options

Nonsurgical treatment options include medications, physical or occupational therapy and injections for relief of pain and inflammation.

Surgical Treatment Options

  • Digital reimplantation with microvascular nerve repair
  • Elbow surgery for fractures, dislocation and recurrent instability
  • Finger surgery for amputation or complex fractures
  • Repair of displaced collarbone fractures
  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Shoulder arthroscopy
  • Shoulder surgery for instability, separation and joint tears

Our specialized orthopedic surgeons also offer all forms of upper extremity joint replacement, including:

  • Elbow replacement
  • Finger replacement
  • Shoulder replacement
  • Wrist replacement

After surgery, we connect you with in-house resources that can help you to heal and regain mobility, such as physical and occupational therapy.

To make an appointment, call 216-778-HAND (4263).


Our Doctors

Blaine T. Bafus, MD

Blaine T. Bafus, MD


147 ratings / 25 reviews
Stephen L. Cheng, MD

Stephen L. Cheng, MD


340 ratings / 48 reviews
Kyle J. Chepla, MD

Kyle J. Chepla, MD

Plastic Surgery

103 ratings / 14 reviews
Travis L. Cleland, DO

Travis L. Cleland, DO

Rehabilitation – Physical/Occupational Therapy

213 ratings / 46 reviews



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