The hand and wrist is a unique area of the human body that is a fine orchestration of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerves, skin, and blood vessels. The relationship between all these structures is delicate and refined. An injury or disease affecting any of these structures can impair the use of the hand, making simple tasks of daily living such as opening a jar or driving a car difficult.
A qualified hand surgeon is trained to diagnose and treat all problems related to these intricate structures in the hand, wrist, and forearm. Care must be given to all the individual structures that work together in an elaborate and delicate fashion to make function of the hand possible. Hand surgeons are specifically trained to give that care.
Common problems treated include:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Hand and Wrist Pain
- Arthritis of the Hand and Wrist
- Sports Injuries of the Hand, Wrist, and Elbow
- Fractures of the Hand, Wrist, and Forearm
- Numbness, Tingling, and Nerve problems
- Complex Trauma of the Hand and Wrist
Not all problems treated by a hand surgeon require surgery. Hand surgeons often recommend non-surgical treatments, such as medication, splints, physical therapy, or injections. If you have pain in your fingers, hand, wrist or arm, or if you have other upper-extremity related concerns, you may want to consult a hand surgeon.
Our hand and upper extremity specialist, Dr. Cassie Root, and Certified Hand Therapist, Meghan are trained in the latest techniques of diagnosis, surgical treatment and therapy to return you to work or activities that you love.