The University of Virginia Hand Center is a comprehensive, multifaceted Medical Facility dedicated to the care of the hand and upper extremity.  We specialize in all disorders of the hand, wrist, and elbow and treat a wide spectrum of disorders from carpal tunnel syndrome and arthritis to complex fractures, sports injuries, neurovascular injuries, and congenital hand differences.

We have a skilled team of Surgeons, Physician Assistants, Nurses and Clinical Assistants who are specialized in caring for disorders of the hand and upper extremity and who will provide a team approach to your care. Our center is equipped with an onsite radiology suite which is staffed with radiologists who specialize in musculoskeletal imaging, diagnostic studies, and interventional procedures.


Dr. Bobby Chhabra, Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, envisioned a Hand Center location for the University of Virginia over ten years ago, one that was not available in the entire state of Virginia. His vision for on-site services incorporated:

  • X-Ray
  • Computerized Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Simple Procedures
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Scheduling of Surgery
  • Nerve Studies
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Splinting / Casting
  • Patient Education