Hand/Upper Extremity

Our physicians are orthopedic surgeons who have pursued additional sub-speciality training at the fellowship level in order to provide the most up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of the whole upper extremity.

In combination with our trained therapists and medical staff, they provide the very best in both surgical and non-surgical evaluation and treatment and have become a center of excellence for the Lexington and wider Kentucky areas in the treatment of upper extremity problems.

Frequently treated problems include: 

  • Shoulder reconstruction, both arthroscopic and open
  • Shoulder arthritis (rheumatoid, osteo- and post-traumatic), including the whole spectrum from nonarthroplasty replacement, resurfacing and reverse arthroplasty
  • Acromioclavicular and sternoclavicular joint injuries/instability including arthroscopic stabilization
  • Rotator cuff tears and arthropathy
  • Unstable shoulders (primary and revision stabilization)
  • Proximal humeral fractures
  • Elbow instability (fractures, dislocations, fracture dislocations and recurrent instability)
  • Stiff elbow (soft-tissue and bony)
  • Radial head fractures (fixation, reconstruction and replacement)
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow (nonoperative and arthroscopic management)
  • Elbow arthritis (rheumatoid, osteo- and post-traumatic; arthroscopic recontouring, hemiarthroplasty, total elbow replacement and revision elbow arthroplasty)
  • Biceps/triceps ruptures
  • Sports injuries of elbow
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD)
  • Essex-lopresti injuries
  • Forearm rotational stiffness management
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Wrist and hand fractures
  • Arthritis of the hand and wrist
  • Stiff and painful hand problems
  • Poor circulation of the hand or fingers
  • Numbness, tingling and nerve problems
  • Trauma to the hand, including sprains and lacerations
  • Work-related injuries
  • Recreational and sports-related injuries
  • Hand and arm pain


Kevin Cronin, MD

        Kevin Cronin, MD - New PAC Resident Fellow Named to Executive Committee 

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