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Hand and Wrist

No matter who you are or what you do for a living, you are always using your hands. If you are having a problem with them, it can stop you from doing many of your daily activities. Your hand is a very complicated part of your body, with 19 bones, 15 joints, 3 nerves, and numerous muscles and ligaments that all work together to allow you to move. Hand pain can be caused by different things, including trauma, arthritis, or injury. Different conditions can cause different kinds of symptoms. For example, osteoarthritis can cause throbbing pain, while nerve disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome can cause a burning feeling. 
 
It is important that you choose a physician who has advanced training and experience treating the hand and wrist. At the HackensackUMC Orthopaedic Institute, our physicians are trained to identify the cause of your pain (diagnose) and treat it with both surgical and non-surgical treatments. We have many ways to help you, depending on the cause of your pain. Our treatment approach is multidisciplinary. We get input from all the medical areas that may be involved with your care so we can provide you with the most comprehensive care available—and the best possible outcomes. 
 

Some Of the Conditions We Treat Include:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Basal Joint Arthritis
  • Wrist Fractures
  • Tendon Injury
 

What to Expect When You Visit

To start with, your doctor will assess your problem. He or she will take a thorough history, do a complete examination, and most likely order X-rays. Based on this information, your doctor may order further imaging studies, such as a CT scan, an MRI, or an ultrasound. Your physician will use that information to design a treatment plan. Our focus is on taking a team approach to treatment. As a patient of HackensackUMC, your treatment plan may include other HackensackUMC specialists in fields such as radiology, neurology, sports medicine, plastic surgery, rheumatology, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. Our physicians will also consult with your referring physician.
 

What If Your Doctor Recommends Surgery?

Our first choice is always to treat without surgery. If we can treat you effectively without it, we will. But sometimes, surgery is necessary. If you have a severe issue, or you have already had surgery and have not had a good outcome, we will discuss the various options for surgery with you and help you decide which one is best for you.
 
We perform about 200 hand surgeries every year, using the latest techniques and technologies. All of our board-certified hand and wrist surgeons are experts with extensive experience in diagnosing and treating the complete range of hand and wrist problems. Our team approach to treatment ensures that you will also have any care you require from specialists in other areas. By collaborating in this way, we are able to share our knowledge and provide you with outstanding care and the best possible outcomes. 
 

When Should You See a Hand and Wrist Specialist?

You should see a specialist if:

  • You have sudden, severe pain
  • Your pain began following an injury, trauma, or if you cannot move it
  • You have redness or swelling
  • You have tried treating it at home and it has not gotten better after 1 -2 weeks
  • You have a long-term (chronic) condition that has gotten worse
 
Find an Orthopaedic Institute Hand and Wrist Specialist

Call today (844) 406-7846

 


 
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