The hand is one of the most complex structures to navigate for surgery as it is comprised of many small bones and tendons, and multiple joints. In addition, it’s used almost non-stop every day, making it vulnerable to stresses and strains that can lead to injury.

In this video, Dr. Richard W. Barth of Washington Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine discusses important aspects of hand surgery, including various conditions, approaches to surgery, minimally invasive procedures, advances in treating wrist fractures, and more.

dr barthDr. Richard W. Barth is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Washington Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. He specializes in surgery of the hand and upper extremity, particularly upper extremity sports injuries. Dr. Barth has served as a hand and wrist consultant for the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards and is a former president of the Washington Orthopaedic Society. He is an associate clinical professor of Orthopaedics at George Washington University and is chief of Orthopaedic Surgery/Hand Surgery and vice chairman of the Department of Surgery at Sibley Memorial Hospital.