SPECIALIZED TREATMENT

OF THE HAND AND UPPER EXTREMITY

Amputations

Amputation is the removal of an injured or diseased body part. It may be the result of a traumatic injury, or it may be a planned operation to prevent the spread of the disease in an infected finger or hand. Some traumatically amputated fingers may be replanted or reattached. Read More

Arthritis & Arthropathies

Osteoarthritis

Arthritis-literally, "inflamed joint"-can affect any joint in the body, including the joints between the 29 bones of the wrist, hand, and fingers. Arthritis of the hand can hurt and keep you from being able to do what you want or need to do. Read More

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis is just one type of arthritis out of many. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis often wake up with stiff and swollen joints. Early on, many patients feel tired. While this condition can affect many parts of the body, two thirds of patients with rheumatoid arthritis have wrist and hand problems. Read More

Gout

Gout and pseudogout are two types of arthritis that result in sore joints. With these types of arthritis, crystals form in the joint, causing irritation that is sometimes also present in the tendons near the joint. Read More

Burns

When the skin comes in contact with something hot, it may be damaged, with death of cells in the skin. The severity of the injury depends on the intensity of the heat and the length of time that it is in contact with either heat or certain chemicals. Read More

Bursitis

Bursae are thin, slippery sacs located throughout the body that act as cushions between bones and soft tissues. They contain a small amount of lubricating fluid that allows the skin to move freely over the underlying bone. Read More

Crush Injuries

DeQuervain's Tendonitis

Patients with de Quervain syndrome have painful tendons on the thumb side of the wrist. Tendons are the ropes that the muscle uses to pull the bone. You can see them on the back of your hand when you straighten your fingers. Read More

Distal Radius Fractures

A wrist fracture is a medical term for a broken wrist. The wrist is made up of eight small bones which connect with the two long forearm bones called the radius and ulna. Although a broken wrist can happen in any of these 10 bones, by far the most common bone to break is the radius. Read More

Dislocations

Dupuytren's Disease

Dupuytren’s contracture is an abnormal thickening of the tissue just beneath the skin. This thickening occurs in the palm and can extend into the fingers. Firm pits, bumps and cords (thick lines) can develop and cause the fingers to bend into the palm. This condition may also be known as Dupuytren's Disease. Read More

Finger Tip Injuries

Fingertip injuries are one of the more common injuries in the hand. The fingertips are exposed in many of our activities. Read More

Finger deformity

A variety of problems can cause hand stiffness, limiting the use and function that we often take for granted. Stiffness can occur when there are problems within and around the structures of a joint, including ligaments and muscles. Read More

Fractures – Finger Hand or Wrist

The hand is made up of many bones that form its supporting framework. This frame acts as a point of attachment for the muscles that make the wrist and fingers move. A fracture occurs when enough force is applied to a bone to break it. When this happens, there is pain, swelling, and decreased use of the injured part. Read More

Ganglion Cysts

Ganglion cysts are very common lumps within the hand and wrist that occur adjacent to joints or tendons. The most common locations are the top of the wrist, the palm side of the wrist, the base of the finger on the palm side, and the top of the end joint of the finger. Read More

Joint Reconstruction & Replacement

In a joint replacement, the abnormal bone and lining structures of the joint are removed surgical-ly, and new parts are inserted in their places. These new parts may be made of special metal or plastic or specific kinds of carbon-coated implants. Read More

Kienböck Disease

Kienböck's disease is a condition where the blood supply to one of the small bones in the wrist, the lunate, is interrupted. Read More

Ligament Tears

A sprain is an injury to a ligament, which is a soft tissue that connects bones to each other at joints. The most common ligament to be injured in the thumb is the ulnar collateral ligament. Read More

Mallet finger

A mallet finger is a deformity of the finger caused when the tendon that straightens your finger (the extensor tendon) is damaged. When a ball or other object strikes the tip of the finger or thumb and forcibly bends it, the force tears the tendon that straightens the finger. Read More

Nailbed Conditions & Injuries

Nail bed injuries can be very painful and prevent you from using your fingers; however, these injuries are treatable. Read More

Nerve Injuries

Nerves are the "telephone wiring" system that carries messages from the brain to the rest of the body. A nerve is like a telephone cable wrapped in insulation. An outer layer of tissue forms a cover to protect the nerve, just like the insulation surrounding a telephone cable. Read More

Pinched Nerves

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Median Nerve)

Carpal tunnel syndrome is essentially a pinched nerve in the wrist. There is a space in the wrist called the carpal tunnel where the median nerve and nine tendons pass from the forearm into the hand. Carpal tunnel syndrome happens when swelling in this tunnel puts pressure on the nerve. Read More

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (Ulnar Nerve)

Cubital Tunnel Syndrome is a condition that involves pressure or stretching of the ulnar nerve (also known as the "funny bone" nerve), which can cause numbness or tingling in the ring and small fingers, pain in the forearm, and/or weakness in the hand. The ulnar nerve runs in a groove on the inner side of the elbow. Read More

Replantation & Vascular injuries

Replantation is the surgical reattachment of a finger, hand or arm that has been completely cut from a person’s body. The goal of this surgery is to give the patient back as much use of the injured area as possible. Read More

Sport Injuries

Sprains

Tendonitis

Hand, wrist and elbow injuries are common for golfers of all skill levels. The golf swing is a complex, coordinated series of motions. Golf injuries can result from poor technique, overuse or a single direct blow, like hitting a tree root. Read More

Skin cancer

Cancer of the skin is a change in some of the cells of your skin such that they grow abnormally to form a malignant tumor. These abnormal cells can invade through the skin into adjacent structures or travel throughout your body and become implanted in other organs and continue to grow, a process called metastasis. Read More

Scaphoid Non-Union

A scaphoid non-union fracture refers to a wrist fracture that is failing to heal. A fracture that is healing more slowly than expected is a "delayed union" fracture. Read More

Tennis Elbow

Tendon lacerations

Flexor

The muscles that bend (flex) the fingers are called flexor muscles. These flexor muscles move the fingers through cord-like extensions called tendons, which connect the muscles to bone. The flexor muscles start at the elbow and forearm regions, turn into tendons just past the middle of the forearm, and attach to the bones of the fingers. Read More

Extensor

Extensor tendons are just under the skin. They lie next to the bone on the back of the hands and fingers and straighten the wrist, fingers and thumb. They can be injured by a minor cut or jamming a finger, which may cause the thin tendons to rip from their attachment to bone. If not treated, it may be hard to straighten one or more joints. Read More

Thumb Arthritis

A joint is where bones connect and move. Arthritis is thinning of the cartilage, which is the smooth covering of the joint. The body reacts to loss of the joint surface by forming bone spurs (osteophytes). Read More

Trauma – deep lacerations & fractures

Trigger Finger

Stenosing tenosynovitis is a condition commonly known as "trigger finger." It is sometimes also called "trigger thumb." The tendons that bend the fingers glide easily with the help of pulleys. These pulleys hold the tendons close to the bone. Read More

Tumors

Any abnormal lump or bump in the hand or wrist is considered a tumor. The term "tumor" does not necessarily mean it is malignant or that it is a cancer. In fact, most hand and wrist tumors are benign (not cancer). Read More

Vascular Disorders

Vascular disorders are problems with arteries and veins. Arteries are pipes that bring oxygen-rich blood from the heart to the fingers. Veins are pipes that return the used blood back to the heart and lungs. At the wrist, the radial and ulnar arteries bring blood into the hand. Read More

Wrist Injuries & Deformities

A sprain is an injury to a ligament. Ligaments are strong bands of connective tissue that connect one bone to another. A wrist sprain is a common injury. There are many ligaments in the wrist that can be stretched or torn, resulting in a sprain. This occurs when the wrist is bent forcefully, such as in a fall onto an outstretched hand. Read More

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