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Hand & Wrist

Welcome to the Center for Hand & Wrist Center

The hand and wrist are composed of many small bones called carpals, metacarpals, and phalanges. When the hand or wrist is unable to function properly, our day to day tasks become difficult and sometimes impossible. The board-certified hand surgeons here at Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute can help restore function so you can return to your normal life as much as possible. Our team includes orthopaedic surgeons who are fellowship-trained in finger, hand, and wrist surgeries. We provide comprehensive surgical and non-surgical treatment, and our collaborative approach means our patients benefit from our team’s highly specialized expertise.

Fellowship Trained

Dilhan Abeyewardene, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Hand/Wrist/Upper Extremity Surgery

Interests: Arthroscopy, Hand Surgery, Sports Medicine

Justin Kearse, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Hand/Wrist/Upper Extremity Surgery

Interests: Hand Surgery

Andrew Seltzer, D.O.
Fellowship Trained: Hand/Wrist/Upper Extremity Surgery

Interests: Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, General Orthopaedics, Hand/Wrist Surgery, Total Knee Replacement, Total Wrist Joint Replacement, Total Finger Joint Replacement


Michael Cooney, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy

Interests: Sports Medicine, Trauma-Related Injuries, Arthroscopy, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement, Total Shoulder Replacement, Fracture Management, General Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Shoulder Surgery

James Kerpsack, M.D.
Fellowship Trained: Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery

Interests: Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine, Arthroscopy, Fracture Management, General Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Trauma-Related Injuries


The hand is composed of many small bones called carpals, metacarpals and phalanges. The two bones of the lower arm, the radius and the ulna meet at the hand to form the wrist. The bones in and around the wrist consist of the forearm bones, carpal bones, and hand bones.There are two long bones in the forearm that run from the elbow to the wrist.


The hands are a complex part of the body, and we rely on them for so much of our everyday function. Your doctor will ask about your symptoms and perform a careful examination of your fingers and hand. To provide an accurate diagnosis of your hand or wrist issue, our doctors will perform an evaluation as well as order tests, such as X-rays. Once the cause of your wrist or hand problem has been determined, our hand doctors will work together to develop an individualized treatment plan


When pain in your hand and wrist occurs, gross and fine motor activities may become difficult to perform. Pain can stem from nerve damage, inflammation around the joints, sprains or a medical condition. Whether you have arthritis, a fracture, or carpal tunnel syndrome, our entire orthopedic practice is here for you Some of the most common causes of hand and wrist pain include:

Care & Management

Because the hand is so integral to your day-to-day activities, it's important to see a hand and wrist specialist if you feel any pain, experience an injury or have any coordination issues. Dedicated to using the latest evidence-based and most advanced treatments and hand surgery techniques, our hand doctors offer our hand and wrist patients advanced bone, joint, and muscle care. Whether you have suffered a fracture or trauma to the area, or are experiencing arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, numbness, poor circulation, or general hand pain, we will quickly get you back to work or play.

Hurt Today? Get Treated Today!

We know that injuries occur when you least expect them. That’s why we are proud to offer our Orthopaedic Urgent Care in West Palm Beach so you can get the right care you need right now for your bone, joint, or muscle injury.

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    West Palm Beach, FL 33411