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Hand Surgery Fellowship (Minnesota)

Program Description
The hand is involved in nearly all of our daily activities. While many people think it takes a traumatic injury to affect hand use, common non-traumatic injuries and conditions can be just as problematic. These include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • DeQuervain's disease
  • Dupuytren's disease
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Tennis elbow/lateral epicondylitis
  • Trigger finger

The most common hand surgery procedures are those done to repair injured hands, including the tendons, nerves, blood vessels and joints, fractured bones, and burns, cuts and other injuries to the skin.

The one-year Hand Surgery Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota provides complete training for those orthopedic or plastic surgeons who wish to specialize in care of the hand.


The training program fulfills the requirements for training as stated by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education.


Upon completion of primary board certification requirement and this fellowship,you will be eligible to take the examination for Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery through the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, American Board of Plastic Surgery or the American Board of Surgery.

Program History

The Hand Surgery Fellowship began in 1972, and since that time, more than 90 physicians have completed training. It is anticipated that four fellows will complete training in this program annually.

Also see:

  • ART737210