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Our fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity surgeons at the Western Hand & Upper Limb Facility located at the Sturgeon hospital provide specialized care to patients with upper extremity conditions. Our surgeons have extensive training and experience treating all conditions of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and hand ranging from common problems, trauma, sports injuries, and arthritis to rare and complex conditions. Having a group of well-trained nurses, orthopedic technicians, physiotherapists, and hand therapists allows us to provide comprehensive care to our patients.

We are one of the few upper extremity specialized centres in Canada serving not only the city of Edmonton and surrounding but the entire northern Alberta, parts of Saskatchewan and British Columbia. Our surgeons perform over 2,000 major procedures and 1500 minor procedures (such as carpal tunnel release and trigger finger release) annually. We see over 15,000 patients annually in our clinics and offices.

Our surgeons are part of the Shoulder and Upper Extremity Research Group of Edmonton (SURGE), a multidisciplinary group of surgeons, therapists and researchers. This group has been successful in conducting high-quality clinical research with a meaningful impact on the care of our patients with various upper extremity conditions. As part of the Collaborative Orthopaedic Research (CORe), our surgeons have been collaborating with researchers from other faculties including the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and Faculty of Engineering to further expand our understanding of various upper extremity condition and to translate this knowledge to improve patients’ outcomes.

WULF Featured News

Dr. Armin Badre is selected to attend the 2020 Young Investigator Initiative Grant Mentoring and Career Development Program

The Young Investigator Initiative is a competitive grant mentor and career development workshop put together by the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and Bone and Joint Canada (BJC). Dr. Badre has also received a sponsorship from the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand (AFSH) to attend this workshop.