The hand, wrist and elbow are complex joints that are important for activities of daily living. When the joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles that make up the hand, wrist, and elbow are working properly these activities can be easily performed. When an injury or other problem, such as arthritis, occurs then daily tasks become very difficult. The hand, wrist, and elbow are also common areas of injury for athletes and workers. An orthopedic hand surgeon has been specially trained to diagnose and treat problems of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. Some common injuries are carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, fractures, trigger finger, tennis elbow, fractures, and arthritis.