At the Hand Center of Louisiana, we specialize in treating hand and upper extremity conditions. Through our fully integrated care, which includes both non-surgical and surgical treatments, we support our patients in regaining mobility and improving the quality of their lives. Our surgeons and therapists have been treating patients with forearm, wrist, hand, shoulder, and elbow conditions from across the gulf coast for over 40 years.


Common Conditions

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Why Choose the Hand Center of Louisiana?

The Hand Center of Louisiana is independently owned and proud to be the largest hand and upper extremity center in the Gulf South. At our hand clinic, our patient concierge services are specifically centered on your comfort and privacy, offering a unique experience.

Our newly renovated facility features state-of-the-art in-house diagnostic technology. Here, you’ll receive medical evaluations and treatment from highly trained physicians who are committed to helping you regain control over your life.

Our Services

For more than 40 years, our surgeons and therapists have been treating patients with everything from hand to shoulder conditions. We support our patients through the entire care continuum with our comprehensive services:

Diagnostics and Evaluation

Through diagnostic testing and evaluations, our physicians are able to accurately diagnose and treat each patient’s condition or hand injury. At our clinic, our evaluations include neurological tests like Nerve Conduction Studies or NCS.

Through our partnership with Premier Extremities, we are able to provide MRI studies, relying on some of the most advanced equipment to produce detailed images. We also offer In-Reach extremity CT scans which deliver a 3D analysis of joint spacing and bone alignment.

Upper Extremity and Hand Surgery

If your condition requires surgery, we have a team of highly trained physicians ready to deliver exceptional care. Our hand surgeons in New Orleans specialize in all conditions involving the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder.

Whether you’ve suffered from a sports injury or have a disease or disorder involving your hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, or shoulder, our orthopedic specialists will come up with the best surgical treatment plan complete with pre-surgical counseling and post-op follow-up. We’ll do what it takes to repair your condition and help restore comfort.

Therapy Center

Whether you’ve undergone surgery or pursued a non-surgical treatment plan, therapeutic treatment programs support your ongoing pain management and healing. Specifically, acute injuries and chronic conditions involving hand and upper extremity conditions benefit from this type of rehabilitation.

Whether you’re recovering from an injured tendon or nerve compression or looking for relief from carpal tunnel syndrome, we offer an array of therapy services, including:

Rheumatology and Neurological Testing

Our rheumatology and neurological testing spans musculoskeletal conditions like tendonitis and arthritis as well as conditions like Connective Tissue Disorders, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Osteoarthritis.

To evaluate and diagnose these conditions, we have on-site diagnostic digital X-ray imaging that allows us to get a closer view of the peripheral joints and spine. We also offer Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (MSKUS) for both diagnostic and interventional purposes.

Schedule an Appointment With a Hand Specialist Near Metarie

Our experienced hand surgeons are here to evaluate and diagnose your hand or upper extremity issue and come up with the best course of treatment. No matter what kind of condition you are experiencing, our seamless, efficient appointment process ensures you receive the patient experience and care you deserve.

Ready to book your initial consultation? Reach out to our practice office today by giving us a call at 504-454-2191 or by filling out our simple online form.


  • 5 star review  Was able to get appointment quickly, front desk and check in for new patient was very easy. Wait time was minimal. Everything was explained by doctor.

    thumb SPC

    5 star review  Great Place, Dr. George is awesome and his staff. Bruce Messick

    thumb Bruce Messick

    5 star review  Dr. George and his staff were amazing. So grateful for the care they provided. Couldn’t recommend them enough.

    thumb Joshua Valdivia
  • 5 star review  They are all excellent professionals. I had a broken wrist and with their hard work they gave me a new hand. Thanks for your great work.✋

    thumb angelita allen

    5 star review  I have been seeing Dr. Clasen for about 6 weeks now and had surgery. Not only is Dr. Clasen a wonderful doctor but he honestly cares about his patients. And he is very well respected at EJGH. His medical assistant is also fantastic as is the entire staff. I would highly recommend. Dr. Clasen and the hand center.

    thumb Julie Carver

    5 star review  Dr. George is worth waiting for. He is very easy to talk to and he explains issues well.

    thumb Cheryl Temes Junge
  • 5 star review  By far the most professional and amazing staff I have ever met. Dr. Lyons is an excellent Doctor and worth the drive.

    thumb Kenneth Amos II

    5 star review  Great!

    thumb J.Louis Bush

    5 star review  I broke my wrist which later required surgery. From the first visit with Dr. George I was extremely impressed with him and the rest of the staff. Everyone was so friendly and helped me through the entire process from surgery to therapy. I can't thank them enough for helping me recover and be so patient and kind. THANK YOU!

    thumb Abigail Heart
  • 5 star review  The Doctor and staff at Hand Center of Louisiana are amazing at what they do. I am so glad I chose them to repair my hand after my accident. They helped me tremendously with my hand repair, and I could not be more grateful. Thank you again and again!

    thumb Lisa Dixon

    5 star review  He is the best doctor

    thumb Tiffany Miller

    5 star review  Dr George is AMAZING!!!! He has been treating my husband for years, and is the most caring, empathetic physician I have ever met, and I am a nurse and have met and worked with 100's of doctors!! The staff are also very attentive and caring!!! If you need a hand specialist... Look NO further!! This group is top notch, especially DR. GEORGE!!!! LOVE HIM!!!

    thumb Tobie Ledet
  • 5 star review  I've had to come to Hand Center of Louisiana several times. Each time the staff got me in as quick as possible to see the doctor and they were extremely polite. Everything about this office is efficient and professional.

    thumb Jessica Lablaire

    5 star review  Wonderfully experience! Very friendly staff throughout the offices. Thank you Dr. Meyer!

    thumb Kimberly Duhe

    5 star review  The doctors and staff at the Hand Center of Louisiana provided with exemplary treatment and care during each of my visits. During each visit they take their time and make sure your questions and concerns are tall taken care of.

    thumb Todd Morgan
  • 5 star review  Dr George is incredible! He helped us back in 2010 My son plays the piano and can use his hand and arm wonderfully. Thank you Dr George!

    thumb David Treadway

    5 star review  My 1st visit today very nice staff

    thumb Danielle Davis

    5 star review  I have seen Dr. George for several years for my arthritic hands. He is a brilliant surgeon who discussed all available treatment options with me. Dr. George is also the nicest doctor you may ever meet. The office offers a relaxing ambience and staff addresses all care needs. I had surgery 2 months ago and the team at the therapy center got me back to full range of motion and strength. Happy me!

    thumb Donna Doolen
  • 5 star review  Dr. George is the best physician I have ever been to, He is the best in the south. He saved my hand when other doctors wanted to cut it off. The office people are very courteous; keep up the good work!

    thumb Lou Anne Corke

    5 star review  Dr. George is worth waiting for. He is very easy to talk to and he explains issues well.

    thumb Cheryl Temes Ledbetter

    5 star review  Very good! Thanks

    thumb michael guiza
  • 5 star review  Great job

    thumb William Seagrave