Dexterity — the ability to perform tasks with your hands — is important for quality of life and independence. Whether you’re working at a desk, renovating homes or enjoying athletic activities, fully functioning hands and wrists are essential. You shouldn’t have to live with discomfort, pain or limitations from arthritis, carpal tunnel, fractures, sprains or strains. You can get back to living with a little help from caring, compassionate, technically skilled orthopedic experts.
Our Orthopedics and Sports Medicine team features hand and wrist specialists. These highly trained, knowledgeable surgeons are able to identify and treat conditions of the hand and wrist, including the following:
Do you have swelling, pain and reduced motion in your hands and wrists? If you answer yes to this question, you may be suffering from arthritis. Our trained staff can help effectively manage your arthritis symptoms with medical and surgical therapies.
Using your hands and fingers is something you likely do without thinking, until numbness and tingling occur, which can prevent you from performing daily tasks. Carpal tunnel syndrome occurs when you have a pinched nerve in your wrist. If splinting and rest haven't helped, our experts will recommend surgery options to restore function in your hands and fingers.
Dupuytren's contracture is a slow-forming hand deformity that affects a layer of tissue that lies under the skin of your palm. Knots of tissue form under the skin, eventually creating a thick cord that can pull one or more fingers into a bent position. This condition mainly affects your ring finger and pinky. Treatment options include injection or surgery.
Breaking your hand or wrist can happen easily during a fall, especially if your bones are thin and fragile from osteoporosis. It’s important to come see us right away if you have a fracture so that we can minimize your pain and get you back to normal function as quickly as possible.
Your peripheral nerves are fragile and easily injured during trauma. If you had an injury that caused a laceration, you will feel numbness, weakness or tingling. If your nerve is lacerated or divided in two, our expert surgeons will reconnect the nerve ends.
Inflammation of a tendon can occur in any part of your body, which causes tenderness and pain with any movement you make in that area. If you've tried rest, ice and over-the-counter pain relievers and are still experiencing pain, we can help. Our skilled providers will talk with you to decide if a steroid injection or surgery is best to relieve your pain and prevent further injury. Conditions that can result from tendonitis include trigger finger and De Quervain's tenosynovitis.