Common Conditions of the Hand, Wrist, Elbow & Shoulder
There is a common misconception that a hand surgeon treats only the hand. In fact, a hand surgeon is a specialist who has received additional training and developed proficiency in the management of disorders of the hand and upper extremity. This involves at times many surgical disciplines including plastic surgery, orthopaedic surgery, vascular surgery and neurosurgery. Many problems of the hand and upper extremity involve skin, bone, muscle, tendon, joint, nerve, and vascular conditions which in a coordinated manner must all be treated simultaneously or in a carefully and thoughtfully staged fashion. Total care of hand or upper extremity problems is provided whether they are acute (sudden onset or by injury), chronic, or involving reconstruction of deformities resulting from congenital anomaly, arthritic conditions or previous injury.
OTHER COMMON HAND PROBLEMS AND INJURIES:
Burns, crush injuries and fractures, cysts, tumors, tendon injuries, infections / inflammation, animal bites and lacerations, nerve injuries, tenosynovitis, paralytic deformities, conditions resulting from stroke and cerebral palsy and pediatric and congenital conditions.
The joints of the hand and wrist often work together to allow the hand to function properly. When you are afflicted with pain, tendonitis, or other problems of the wrist, it affects your ability to use your hands, which affects your lifestyle and livelihood. The treatment plan that our physicians recommend is customized to best meet each of our patient’s needs.
OTHER COMMON WRIST PROBLEMS AND INJURIES:
Tendonitis, arthritis, fractures (including wrists and scaphoid bone), ligament injuries and instabilities and paralytic deformities.
The shoulder is a common source of aches and pains, often the result of repetitive motion used in sports, at work, or during other activities. Injuries associated with this pain range from tendonitis to severe arthritis, requiring medical attention to help regain an active lifestyle.
OTHER COMMON SHOULDER INJURIES AND CONDITIONS:
Tendonitis, dislocations, fractures, bursitis, brachial plexus injuries and instabilities.