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Hand and Upper Extremity Center

Our two hands can wave, shake, high five, type and more. The bones in our hands may not be the largest in our bodies, but they are certainly among the most important. Eating. Getting dressed. Washing your hair. Opening a door. We take all these things for granted until something goes wrong. That’s when you need the team at Ochsner’s Hand and Upper Extremity Center.

At Ochsner, we provide the latest, most technologically advanced treatments for all hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder ailments in adult and child patients. Our team specializes in hand surgery, wrist surgery and microsurgery.

On any given day, our patients might include an adult with carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis or a trigger finger or a baby born with an extra finger or webbed hands or. To stimulate healing, speed rehabilitation, and lessen scaring in surgery, our physicians often incorporate biologics such as embryonic stem cells.

Ochsner’s Hand and Upper Extremity Center is home to a compassionate, highly-skilled, integrated team that includes specially-trained orthopedic and plastic surgeons, advanced practice providers, orthopedic nurses, a certified hand therapist and an occupational therapist. We work together under one roof to relieve your discomfort and help you return to your everyday life with the highest level of functionality possible.

Ochsner accepts most major insurances. View insurances accepted at Ochsner.

Ochsner’s Hand and Upper Extremity clinics are available in New Orleans, Kenner, Luling, Uptown, Baton Rouge, Covington and Slidell. For a consultation or second opinion, call 1-866-624-7637 today.

Patients with the most complex hand conditions are referred to the Ochsner Hand and Upper Extremity Center.

We offer conservative as well as surgical solutions for the following hand conditions:

  • Congenital hand and wrist problems – including cerebral palsy, webbed, crooked hand
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Contracted fingers and painful locking of fingers (trigger fingers)
  • Dupuytren’s contracture – A treatment option offered is Xiaflex.
  • DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Tendonitis
  • Gout
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Tumors
  • Muscle and tendon ruptures
  • Single and recurring dislocations of wrist, thumb and fingers
  • Fractures of the hand and wrist, from simple to complex
  • Nerve injuries of the hand and wrist
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Sports- and work-related hand and wrist problems
  • Complex reconstructive problems of the hand and wrist in all age groups
  • Reconstructive microsurgery of the hand and wrist
  • Arthroscopic wrist procedures
  • Wrist replacements
  • Finger joint replacements
  • Sympathectomy - surgery for vascular issues in the hand

Patients with the most complex shoulder conditions are referred to the Ochsner Hand and Upper Extremity Center.

We offer conservative as well as surgical solutions for the following shoulder conditions:

  • Fractures of the humerus, clavicle and scapula
  • Disorders of the rotator cuff
  • Arthritic conditions of the shoulder
  • Bursitis, tendonitis, calcium deposits, advanced arthritis, tumors, rotator cuff tears and frozen shoulder
  • Single and recurring dislocations of the shoulder
  • Muscle and tendon ruptures
  • Fractures of the shoulder, simple to complex
  • Nerve injuries of the shoulder
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Congenital shoulder problems
  • Sports- and work-related shoulder problems
  • Complex reconstructive problems of the shoulder in all age groups
  • Arthroscopic shoulder problems
  • Shoulder replacements

Patients with the most complex elbow conditions are referred to the Ochsner Hand and Upper Extremity Center.

We offer conservative as well as surgical solutions for the following elbow conditions:

  • Tennis elbow; Golfer’s elbow
  • Elbow bursitis
  • Advanced arthritis
  • Tumors
  • Muscle and tendon ruptures
  • Single and recurring dislocations of the elbow
  • Fractures of the elbow, from simple to complex
  • Nerve injuries of the elbow
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Congenital elbow problems
  • Contractures around the elbow
  • Sports- and work-related elbow problems
  • Complex reconstructive problems of the elbow in all age groups
  • Arthroscopic elbow procedures
  • Elbow replacements
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome

Along with treating you when you get hurt, Ochsner’s Hand and Upper Extremity Center offers cosmetic procedures to keep your hands looking their best as you age. If your hands are wrinkled and thin, have age spots or prominent veins and tendons, you may want to consider techniques designed to make your hands smoother, fuller and more youthful.

Please note: Cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance.

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Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Elmwood
Mona Kambur, OT, CHT
1201 South Clearview Parkway Jefferson, LA 70121
Clinic: 504-734-1472
Scheduling: 504-842-4348

Ochsner Therapy & Wellness – Veterans (Metairie)
Laine Stewart, OT, CHT (Lymphedema Certified)
Lorna Buquoi, OT, CHT
850 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, LA 70005
Clinic: 504-842-4349
Scheduling: 504-842-4348

Ochsner Therapy & Wellness – Belle Meade (Gretna)
Alex Degann, OT, CHT
605 Laplaco Blvd., Suite 1A, Gretna, LA 70056
Clinic: 504-371-9314
Scheduling: 504-842-4348

Ochsner Baptist Hand Clinic – Baptist
Kellie Yenari, OT, CHT
Laine Stewart, OT, CHT
2820 Napoleon Ave., Suite 920, New Orleans, LA 70115
Clinic: 504-897-5827
Scheduling: 504-842-4348

Ochsner Therapy & Wellness – Northshore
Ralph Voohries, OT, CHT
100 Medical Center Dr., Slidell, LA 70461
Clinic and Scheduling: 985-646-5921

Ochsner Therapy & Wellness – Driftwood (Metairie, Kenner & St. Charles)
Lynn Jarvis, OT, CHT
3700 Williams Blvd., Kenner, LA 70065
Clinic and Scheduling: 504-464-8173
Fax: 504-464-8140

Ochsner Therapy & Wellness – Mandeville
Don Villavaso, OT, CHT
1119 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, LA 70471
Clinic: 985-898-7230
Fax: 985-898-7231
Scheduling: 504-842-4348

Ochsner Health Center – O’Neal Baton Rouge and Covington
Jessica Manzella, OT, CHT
2077 O’Neal Lane (M, T, W), Baton Rouge, LA 70816
Clinic and Scheduling: 225-754-5188
1000 Ochsner Blvd. (M, Th), Covington, LA 70433

Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center – Houma
Lacy Poiencot, OT, CHT (Lymphedema Certified)

1978 Industrial Blvd., Houma, LA 70363
Clinic and Scheduling: 985-850-2354

Patient referrals, transfers and consults are critically important.

We make it easy for you. To obtain copies of patient records, schedule clinic appointments, and to share your preference for receiving post visit follow-up from your patient's appointment, call the Clinic Concierge, our dedicated physician referral line, at 504-842-7436 or 1-855-312-4190.

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Hand and Upper Extremity Care Locations

Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Grove
10310 The Grove Blvd. Baton Rouge LA, 70836
Baton Rouge, LA
  • Mon–Thur: 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Fri: 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Hammond
, 1109 CM Fagan Drive, Colony Square Suite 101
Hammond, LA 70403
  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. - 9:50 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Gonzales
13025 LA-44, Suite 101
Gonzales, LA 70737
  • Monday: 7 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 7 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 7 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.
  • Thursday: 7 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Covington
1000 Ochsner Blvd.
Covington, LA 70433
  • Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness – O'Neal
2077 O'Neal Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70816
  • Monday – Thursday: 6:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Mandeville
1119 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste. 1
Mandeville, LA 70471
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Belle Meade
605 Lapalco Blvd., Ste. A
Gretna, LA 70056
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Elmwood
1201 South Clearview Pkwy. , Building B, 1st Floor
New Orleans, LA 70121
Leonard J. Chabert Medical Center
1978 Industrial Blvd.
Houma, LA 70363
Ochsner Medical Center
1514 Jefferson Hwy.
New Orleans, LA 70121
Ochsner Neurosciences Institute - Slidell
104 Medical Center Drive
Slidell, LA 70461
Ochsner Therapy & Wellness - Veterans
850 Veterans Memorial Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70005
Ochsner Medical Center - Kenner
180 W. Esplanade Ave.
Kenner, LA 70065
  • Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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