Hand, Wrist and Elbow

Hand

It doesn't take a traumatic injury to affect the way you use your hands. Common, non-traumatic injuries and conditions can be just as problematic. Repetitive motion while at work or while participating in a favorite activity can lead to tendonitis, arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome. These disorders are characterized by chronic pain.

Hand Surgery

The most common hand surgeries are those done to repair injured tendons, nerves, blood vessels and joints; fractured bones; and burns, cuts and other injuries to the skin. With most hand injuries, one of our hand surgeons will examine you and then discuss possible treatments plans. Technological advancements have greatly improved our ability to restore hand function and appearance.

Hand and Orthopedic Center of Excellence

A state-of-the-art surgery center located on the Southview Medical Center campus, this facility is designed for outpatient procedures, including advanced arthroscopy and endoscopy. The center has easy access to parking and a spacious waiting area for family members.

Hand Therapy

Quality rehabilitation of the hand and arm is critical to regaining full function after an injury or surgery. Our certified hand therapists have met the rigorous education and experience standards required by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. Learn more about hand therapy here. [link to Q&A]

Wrist

The wrist is a complex joint made up of many bones, which lets us move our hand from side to side and up and down. It also lets us rotate our hand so the palm can be either up or down. The wrist joint is used in many day-to-day activities. Sports, such as golf and tennis, can put extreme stress on the wrist. Long-term wear and tear resulting in pain from sports such as these can make it nearly impossible to participate.

Wrist injuries can have an affect in the workplace. If you have a strenuous job involving the use of your hands, or one that has you glued to a computer, symptoms may increase with usage.

Elbow

The elbow is a complicated mechanism, made up of several bones, muscles and ligaments, all working together to provide an incredible range of motion and stability. It is a joint that connects the humerus bone of the upper arm to the radius and ulna bones of the lower arm through a complex system of muscles, ligaments, and tendons.

More than a simple hinge joint, the unique composition of these tissues allows for rotation. Elbow injuries come in many forms and can adversely affect people of all ages and lifestyles.

The elbow is especially susceptible to stress injuries either acutely, as the result of a specific one time injury, or over time as the result of overuse and repetitive injuries. Common elbow conditions include overuse injuries like tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, and tendonitis to diseases such as arthritis and cubital tunnel syndrome.

Orthopedic Associates surgeons treat all upper extremity conditions, including:

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Congenital and pediatric hand disorders

Cubital tunnel syndrome

Dupuytren's disease

Extensor tendon injuries

Finger arthritis

Finger fracture

Flexor tendon injuries

Ganglion cysts

Golfer's elbow

Hand arthritis

Hand fracture

Joint dislocations

Nailbed injuries

Nerve damage

Rheumatoid arthritis

Soft-tissue reconstruction

Tendonitis and tendon rupture

Tennis elbow

Thumb pain

Trigger finger

Volkmann's ischemic contracture

Wrist Fractures

Wrist Sprains