The Premier Hand Center functions within its parent organization, Big Rapids Orthopaedics, P.C. Dr. Sudhir Rao is a fellowship-trained hand surgeon. At Premier Hand Center, we offer comprehensive and specialized care for treatment of all hand and upper extremity disorders requiring surgical intervention. At Munson Health Care Cadillac Hospital we have on-site advanced imaging capabilities, a state of the art operating room and dedicated hand therapy. At Premier Hand Center you will have access to the finest surgeon directed care for routine and complex hand and upper extremity problems. Our expertise includes, but is not limited to:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers
  • Hand trauma, including mutilating injuries requiring flap coverage
  • Tendon repair
  • Fractures, ligament injuries and non-unions including scaphoid non union
  • Congenital hand anomalies
  • Reconstruction of rheumatoid hand
  • Osteoarthritis including small joint reconstruction and replacement
  • Nerve and vascular disorders and injuries
  • Dupuytren's contracture
  • Wrist, elbow, and shoulder arthroscopy
  • Complex elbow and shoulder reconstruction including instability surgery, total shoulder and elbow replacement


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