Maybe you have a hand injury that is causing you considerable pain. Perhaps you have a wrist or elbow condition that is limiting your range of motion and curtailing your normal activities. No matter what your specific medical problem might be, the hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery team at North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham will collaborate with you to devise the most appropriate and comfortable solution for you.

Suhail K Mithani, MD, has expansive knowledge of and experience in treating upper extremity fractures, peripheral nerve injuries, arthritis, vascular disorders of the upper extremity, and other conditions.

Christopher S. Klifto, MD specializes in arthritic conditions of the upper extremity including shoulder and other upper extremity joint replacements. He also performs many minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures including shoulder, elbow and wrist arthroscopy. He enjoys treating other conditions of the upper extremity including labrum and tendon disorders such as rotator cuff repairs and shoulder tendon transfers, along with other tendon transfers of the upper extremity. He has extensive training with trauma of the upper extremity.  He also treats nerve compression disorders.

Find the Procedure You Need at the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham

Among the procedures that Dr. Klifto and Dr. Mithani and the rest of the team in the Raleigh-Durham area are proficient are the following:


  • Cyst Drainage
  • Mass Removal
  • Excision Ganglion
  • Nerve Damage Repair
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Extensor Tendon Repair
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Amputation
  • Treatment of Fractures
  • Treatment of Joint Dislocations

Wrist and Forearm

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • DeQuervain’s Release
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • Ganglion Excisions
  • Wrist Arthroscopy
  • Extensor Tendon Repair
  • Flexor Tendon Repair
  • Triangular Fibrocartilage (TFCC) Repair
  • Ruptured Bicep Tendon Repair
  • Ruptured Tricep Tendon Repair
  • Osteotomy of Radius
  • Treatment of Fractures: Distal Radius, Ulna, Scaphoid


  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Tennis Elbow Repair
  • Collateral Ligament Reconstruction
  • Radial Head Arthroplasty
  • Total Elbow Replacement
  • Treatment of Fractures: Radial Head

Upper Arm

  • Treatment of Fractures: Humerus


  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Labral Repair
  • Total Shoulder Arthroplasty
  • A-C Joint Reconstruction

In addition to this extensive range of procedures Dr. Mithani also performs reconstructive and microvascular surgery of the extremities.

To get the best treatment and the most attentive personal care for your physical medicine and rehabilitation treatment, be sure to contact the North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic in Durham. Give us a call at 919.471.9622 to schedule your personal consultation with our team in the Raleigh-Durham area. As part of Duke Health, our community-oriented specialists, personal touch and state-of-the-art facilities allow us to deliver the treatment you need—with the care you deserve.

North Carolina Orthopaedic Clinic is proud to serve Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, Apex, Morrisville, Clayton, Wake Forest, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Garner, Greensboro, Hillsborough, Mebane and surrounding areas.