Do you have hand, wrist and elbow pain? Our surgeons at the Orthopaedic Institute treat a spectrum of issues, from very common conditions — such as carpal tunnel syndrome — to the complex reconstructions of traumatic injuries.
Conditions We Treat
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Wrist pain
- Lacerations, including tendons of the hand and wrist
- Sports injuries to the hand and wrist
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Trigger finger
- Wrist and forearm fractures
- Tennis elbow
- Golfer’s elbow
When appropriate, our first course of action is to treat with nonsurgical options. These include:
- Topical and oral medications
- Cortisone injections
- Physical therapy
Surgery may be required for definitive treatment of certain conditions, but as newer, less-invasive techniques are developed, our surgeons are trained to use these techniques.
Surgical Treatments for Hand, Wrist and Elbow Pain
The surgical techniques used range from simple in office procedures to other more involved procedures including:
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that uses tiny cameras and surgical instruments to investigate and treat a variety of injuries. It can be used to diagnose and repair issues like tennis elbow, removal of loose bodies and release of scar tissue.
Nerve and Tendon Repair
An injury to the nerve or tendon can cause loss of function in your hand, wrist or elbow. Our goal is to relieve symptoms of injuries to these nerves and tendons, with minimal impact on your quality of life.
When an injury or a disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis) has damaged your elbow, your doctor may recommend an elbow replacement so that you have less pain and can move better. During elbow replacement surgery, the surgeon replaces your elbow with an artificial joint, which is a prosthesis made from two implants that attach to the bones in your arm.
A traumatic injury to the hand can greatly diminish your quality of life if not properly treated. Our goal is to rapidly evaluate and treat the injury, to minimize the effects and restore proper function.