L+M Hand Center

    Board-certified surgeons. Specialized rehabilitation staff.  Excellent outcomes. Getting you back the use of your hand or wrist without pain.
    Patient Stories

    Hands Above the Rest

    Natalie Lopez suffered an injury to her hand caused by a burn when she was a young child. A skin graft when she was younger left Natalie with a webbing between two of her fingers. After years of living that way, Natalie, at the urging of her mother, visited Dr. Sepehr Sajjad. Here is her story.

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    Performing more than 800 procedures each year, Lawrence + Memorial Hospital’s new, comprehensive Hand Center is the recognized leader in southeastern Connecticut for the treatment of both simple and complex conditions of the hand and wrist. The Hand Center is under the medical direction of Sepehr Sajjad, MD, Chief of Hand Surgery at L+M.

    L+M’s team of board-certified physicians specialize in minimally invasive procedures for common conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and arthritis. The L+M team is also highly trained and equipped with the best technologies, capable and ready to handle more complex surgeries due to either injury or congenital conditions.

    In every case at the L+M Hand Center, patients are treated as individuals, with a medical/surgical plan mapped out for his or her specific needs. And, because the Hand Center offers comprehensive care, patients who choose L+M will have continuity throughout each phase of their treatment and recovery.

    Starting with personalized consultations, the L+M team guides the patient with the latest in diagnostic imaging, surgical equipment and post-surgical rehabilitation. The L+M Hand Center is also unique in offering a team of certified hand therapists available for patients through L+M’s Signature outpatient rehabilitation facilities.

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    The team works closely with referring physicians to guide each patient from pre-surgery education through post-surgery rehabilitation and recovery. Minimizing your pain is a goal of the team. Prior to surgery, your plan of pain management is determined by your surgeon and reviewed with you, so you understand the course of treatment which will be taken post-operatively.

    Shortly after your surgery, your rehabilitation can continue with outpatient physical therapy rehabilitation, available through Lawrence + Memorial's Signature Rehabilitation sites conveniently located in East Lyme, Waterford and Groton.

    Pequot Health Center, Same-Day Surgery

    Hand procedures are performed at the state-of-the-art surgery suites conveniently located at Lawrence + Memorial's Pequot Health Center in Groton, exit 88 off Interstate 95, and with ample parking. L+M patients find it easier to have procedures performed at the Same-Day Surgery Center, making the entire experience less stressful.

    Hand Conditions treated at the L+M Hand Center include:

    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Trigger Finger Disorders
    • Crush injuries
    • Treatment of fractures and dislocations
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Sports injuries
    • Rheumatroid Arthritis