Having been recognized as New York’s Top doctors by New York Magazine, Castle Connolly, The New York Times Super Doctors, and U.S. News and World Report, the physicians at the Hand and Wrist Center are nationally and internationally known for excellence in the comprehensive management of complex hand, wrist, and elbow disorders. Dr. Beldner and Dr. Polatsch are orthopaedic hand surgeons who are known for the treatment of professional, collegiate, as well as amateur athletes having treated countless local, regional and national athletes. They have been trusted to restore function to world-renowned artists, touring musicians, designers, and gourmet chefs. Both Dr. Polatsch and Dr. Beldner have received numerous Patients’ Choice and Compassionate Doctor awards. The Hand and Wrist Center is equipped with state of the art diagnostic as well as therapeutic equipment including on site radiography, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, biologics (including Platelet Rich Plasma - PRP) and occupational therapy allowing precise diagnosis and treatment of our patients using minimally invasive techniques and therefore expediting return to full activity. Our physicians are actively engaged in research, publishing extensively in various peer reviewed journals and book chapters. Additionally, our surgeons are deeply involved in education and training, and teach young doctors to become experts within the field of hand surgery.