Hand, Wrist & Elbow

The AOC Hand and Upper Extremity Center was established in 2008 by Dr. Michael Shuler when he joined Athens Orthopedic Clinic. The AOC Hand and Upper Extremity Center was established to insure coordinated and exceptional care for both acute injuries and chronic conditions. The center provides a complete unified team approach to upper extremity ailments including board certified and fellowship trained hand and upper extremity surgeons along with certified hand therapists. Initial management commences either in the AOC Urgent Care (open 7 days a week) or in one of our specialty hand and upper extremity clinics where patients with immediate needs are addressed and a definitive care plan is established. If Surgery is required with acute injuries, operative management is often performed within the same day or two in order to prevent complications associated with delayed treatment.

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