Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare and Carris Health care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to helps us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

Hand Surgery

Pain or loss of strength, function and flexibility can really affect your quality of life. Our hand specialist treats any injured areas involving the hand, wrist, finger and forearm. In addition, our hand surgeon treats any deformities of these areas whether the conditions are congenital, caused by trauma, or as a result of arthritis and aging.

Conditions treated include:

  • Arthritis of the wrist and hand: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, arthritis at base of thumb, arthritis affecting end (DIP) joints that result in prominent notes such as Heberdene's nodes. Splinting and other non-operative measures for treating arthritic joints
  • Acute tendon, nerve and arterial injuries and reconstruction for chronic injuries
  • Chronic wrist pain
  • Correction of post-traumatic wrist and hand deformities
  • Congenital hand and wrist deformities
  • Dupuytren's contractures
  • Fractures and dislocations of the wrist and hand (distal radius, scaphoid, metacarpals and phalanges)
  • Nerve compression syndromes, such as carpal tunnel syndromes
  • Peripheral nerve injuries of the upper extremities
  • Spastic conditions affecting hand and wrist (cerebral palsy, post-stroke)
  • Sports injuries of the wrist and hand
  • Stenosing tenosynovitis (trigger finger) and de Quervain's tenosynovitis (wrist)
  • Tumors and tumor-like lesions such as ganglions


Hand Surgery Team Members

Carris Health - Willmar Main Clinic