Conditions & Treatments
Below is a list of all of the orthopedic hand, wrist and upper extremity conditions we treat.
Arthritis is condition that involves the breakdown of the protective cartilage around the joints, which results in pain, stiffness and inflammation.
Bicep Tendon Injury
Our biceps muscle provides considerable strength to bend our elbow and rotate our forearm. An injury to your biceps tendon can cause significant arm weakness and cramping pain during routine recreational and vocational activities.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a condition brought on by increased pressure on the median nerve at the wrist also referred to as a pinched nerve in the wrist.
Congenital Hand Defects
Babies born with hands that are different than the normal hand have a congenital hand difference. Some congenital hand differences may occur due to a genetic cause. Many congenital hand differences just occur without an apparent cause.
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
Cubital tunnel syndrome is a compression injury to the ulnar nerve near the elbow. This is also the same nerve you hit when you ‘hit your funny bone.’ The cubital tunnel can be compressed by muscles, tendons or bone, or when the ulnar nerve shifts or is stretched abnormally.
De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
DeQuervain’s tenosynovitis, also called stenosing tenosynovitis, occurs when tendons around the base of the thumb are irritated or constricted. This is typically caused by overuse especially from activities that require forceful gripping while flexing and extending the wrist.
Dislocation of the Elbow, Finger(s) & Wrist
A dislocation occurs when the ends of two connected bones are separated and no longer in their proper position.
Dupuytren’s contracture is a hand condition where the fingers curl inwards, towards the palm, and are unable to straighten. The ring and little fingers are the two most commonly affected digits.
Lateral epicondylitis (commonly known as Tennis Elbow) is pain over the bone on the outside of the elbow. Medial epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow) is pain over the bone on the inner side of the elbow. Learn more about Tennis and Golfer's Elbow.
Fingertip injuries are one of the more common injuries in the hand. The fingertips are vulnerable to cuts, tears, and crushing injuries that can damage the skin, soft tissues, nail or nailbed.
Fractures of the Elbow, Hand & Wrist
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.
A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled sack that is thought to result from weakness of the joint capsule, ligaments, or tendon sheath in the hand and wrist.
Mallet finger is an injury to the extensor tendon that is responsible for straightening the finger. This type of injury is most commonly caused by direct trauma to the extended finger such as when a ball strikes the end of the finger during sports.
The hand has an intricate network of nerves that allow us to perform fine motor movements. Damage to any of these nerves can disrupt normal functions of the hand and cause numbness and pain.
Osteochondritis Dissecans of the Elbow
Osteochondritis dissecans of the elbow occurs when a portion of bone or cartilage is cut off from its blood supply. This creates a ‘dead’ area within the elbow.
Sprain and Strain
Sprains and strains are among the most common injuries in sports. A sprain is caused by direct or indirect trauma (a fall, a blow to the body, etc.) that knocks a joint out of position, and overstretches, and, in severe cases, ruptures the supporting ligaments.
Our orthopedic hand, wrist and elbow specialists are experts in the treatment of hand and upper extremity tendon injuries, including extensor tendon injuries and flexor tendon injuries.
Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex Injury (TFCC)
The Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) stabilizes the bones in the wrist, acts as a shock absorber, and enables smooth movement. The TFCC may be injured during a fall on an outstretched hand.
Stenosing tenosynovitis, commonly known as “trigger finger” or “trigger thumb”, involves the tendons in the hand that bend the fingers.
Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) Injury
The ulnar collateral ligament is located on the inside of the elbow and is typically an injury seen in throwing athletes. UCL sprains are caused by repetitive strenuous motions such as throwing a football or baseball. These motions can put stress on the ligament causing inflammation and small tears within the ligament.
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