Hand and Upper Extremity

Amazing flexibility makes our shoulders so versatile and yet so unstable. The elbow is a complex joint that coordinates the movement of the three large bones of the upper extremity. When these vulnerable joints are injured, our lifestyle suffers. From the repair of rotator cuff injuries, to total shoulder replacement surgery, to elbow reconstruction, our upper extremity specialists offer thorough knowledge and experience to restore your shoulder and elbow function.

When the hand is affected by injury or disease, a person’s quality of life can be significantly compromised. Given that our hands are in constant motion – reaching, grasping, carrying and releasing – they are regularly exposed to a number of dangers. They are also susceptible to over-use injuries, such as tendonitis and carpel tunnel syndrome. Whether your hand problem results from trauma associated with new injuries, complications of old injuries, arthritic conditions, nerve compression disorders or abnormal growths, you can depend on our hand and wrist specialists to treat your condition with expertise and care.
Robert B. Blake, M.D.
Fellowship Trained in Hand Surgery, Upper Extremity Care
Richard N. Vinglas, M.D.
Fellowship Trained in Hand Surgery, Upper Extremity Care


"I am very pleased with the care and consideration I received from everyone at Bridger Orthopedic."

"Very satisfied. Thanks"

"Vinglas went out of his way to double-check my foot films with Dr. Robinson. He got us in without an hour of call up."

"Dr. Blake displayed the highest degree of professionalism in explaining my condition and options in terms that I could easily understand."

"I appreciate the quick response to my telephone calls and you are always so helpful. Dr. Blake really listens to what I tell him about my condition."
1450 Ellis Street, Suite 201, Bozeman, MT 59715 • ph: 406.587.0122