Everything you need to care for the hands, arms and shoulders — all on one campus. Open 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, our Hand Care Center, located at the UofL Health - Jewish Hospital, provides a state-of-the-art, unique facility, specially designed and equipped to treat hand injuries and diseases from minor to major problems — elective surgery to emergency care.

One convenient location

  • Prompt, efficient care on the UofL Health - Jewish Hospital
  • Dedicated operating rooms
  • Recovery area
  • Physical therapy
  • X-ray
  • Occupational therapy
  • Bracing, prosthetics and orthotics
  • Ergonomics
  • Case management
  • Return to work programs

Why a hand care center?

  • 25% of ER patients in the U.S. are hand injuries
  • The upper extremity is the most injured part of the body
  • All services in one convenient location
  • Allows us to provide better care and service to our patients
  • Expertise and experience
  • International reputation and world-class expertise of Kleinert, Kutz and Associates

The Hand Care Center is also site of the world's first successful hand transplant. 

To learn more about the Hand Care Center and for additional information on emergency hand care, please call 502-540-3727.

Comprehensive hand care

The hand is so complex that seeing a physician who specializes in the comprehensive care of the upper extremity may yield the best solution – even for conditions or injuries that seem insignificant.

Combining expertise in orthopedic, plastic and general surgery, the surgeons at the Hand Care Center perform a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures for both common and rare conditions, including:

  • Emergency treatment of minor and major hand and upper-extremity injuries 
  • Fractures of the hand, arm and shoulder
  • Birth defects of the hand
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and repetitive motion problems
  • Joint replacements
  • Cysts, tumors and skin lesions
  • Scar removal or revision
  • Diseases that affect the upper extremities such as arthritis
  • Job-related injuries, including case management and occupational health services
  • Sports injuries
  • Hand and arm burns or disabling injuries
  • Hand therapy

To learn more about the Hand Care Center and for additional information on emergency hand care, please call 502-540-3727.

Emergency hand care

Making your families health our top priority

Hand injuries account for 25% of emergency visits in the U.S. alone, making the upper extremity the most injured part of the body. We provide immediate emergency treatment 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week with our specialized Hand Care Emergency Services located at the downtown UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Emergency Department.

Hand Trauma Teams headed by Kleinert Kutz Hand Care Centers' board-certified staff physicians are on call and ready to handle upper extremity trauma from the hand to the arm to the shoulder. The team approach allows the care of multiple patients with severe trauma as well as minor injuries. Each team includes fellows in Hand Surgery who are fully trained plastic, orthopedic or general surgeons.

To learn more about the Hand Care Center and for additional information on emergency hand care, please call 502-540-3727.

Hand therapy

Navigating your treatment from start to finish

The specialized therapy available through our Hand Care Center, located on the UofL Health - Jewish Hospital, helps patients regain function and may prevent the need for surgery. The Hand Care Center offers direct access to licensed physical and occupational therapists, working under the guidance of world-renowned board-certified, board-eligible physicians to facilitate healing and recovery.

When an employee is injured, therapists assess the functional requirements of the employee's work and activities to develop a custom therapy program. A therapist is available to visit the worksite to assist with appropriate job placement and help return the employee to work as quickly as possible.

To learn more about the Hand Care Center and for additional information on emergency hand care, please call 502-540-3727.

Contact us

225 Abraham Flexner Way, Ste. 700
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-540-3727

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