Hand & Upper Extremity

Whether typing on a keyboard, playing an instrument or working in the yard, you rely on your hands daily.

Hand & Upper Extremity Center

As the primary tool with which you interact with the physical world, your hands are at risk for injury, overuse and degenerative arthritis. Even simple daily tasks can become a chore.

With the DMOS Hand Center, our specialized team of hand care experts will work with you to improve your function, so you can get back to living. Each of our hand specialists at DMOS Orthopaedic Centers is fellowship-trained, which is the highest level of training for a physician, involving an additional, intensive year of training in their specialty. In addition, each are board certified or board eligible in Orthopedic Hand Surgery. 

We provide treatment of the entire spectrum of hand, wrist and elbow conditions, including:


  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Circulation problems
  • Cysts
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Fractures
  • Lacerations
  • Sprains and strains
  • Work-related Conditions 
  • Sports injuries
  • Joint replacement
  • Congenital hand conditions
  • Tendon and ligament injuries


  • Arthritis
  • Ligament injuries
  • Fractures
  • Ganglions Cysts
  • Tendonitis


  • Tennis elbow
  • Tendon repair
  • Elbow tendinopathy
  • Elbow fracture
  • Golf elbow
  • Ligament repair & reconstruction
  • Sports injuries

At DMOS Orthopaedic Centers, we understand that pain in your hands, wrist or can make everyday activities difficult. Let us help you get back to doing the things you love.


Hand & Upper Extremity Specialists

Andrew J. Taiber, M.D.

Andrew J. Taiber, M.D.

Hand & Upper Extremity

Dr. Taiber's specialties include post-traumatic reconstruction of the upper extremity, treatment of arthritic conditions of the hand, wrist and elbow, compressive neuropathies of the upper extremity, wrist arthroscopy and sports-related injuries.
Primary Location: DMOS Ankeny, 350 NE 36th St, Ankeny, Iowa 50021
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Patricia Kallemeier, M.D.

Patricia Kallemeier, M.D.

Hand and Wrist Surgeon

Dr. Kallemeier's orthopaedic interests include post-traumatic reconstruction of the hand, cubital and carpal tunnel syndrome and trauma.
Primary Location: DMOS West, 6001 Westown Parkway, West Des Moines, IA 50266
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