Orthopedic Wrist and Hand Care at Premier Health
Wrist and hand pain can affect your daily activities. You may not have the flexibility to perform simple tasks such as buttoning your clothes or picking up a pencil. We want to help you overcome your pain and improve your quality of life.
Our nationally recognized specialists evaluate you carefully and explore non-surgical treatment options to reduce or eliminate your pain. These may include physical therapy or pain management through steroid injections or anti-inflammatory medications.
However, when you get to the point that you can no longer participate in your favorite activities or perform simple functions in your daily life, then it may be time to consider surgery.
Wrist and Hand Surgery
Sometimes surgery is the best option to relieve the pain in your wrist or hand. If pain or stiffness stop you from enjoying your favorite activities or interfere with ordinary daily activities, it may be time to consider surgery.
Some conditions that can lead to wrist or hand surgery include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Nerve and tendon injuries
- Trigger finger
Offered through: Miami Valley Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center, Upper Valley Medical Center
Minimally Invasive Procedures
In some cases, minimally invasive surgical procedures may be available. Arthroscopy enables your surgeon to inspect, diagnose and repair problems inside your wrist with just a few small incisions.
During arthroscopy, your surgeon inserts a tiny camera, called an arthroscope, into your wrist through a small incision. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and the surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments through other small incisions.
Like other minimally invasive procedures, arthroscopy often has some important benefits:
- Less pain
- Faster recovery
- Less scarring
- Less blood loss
Offered through: Miami Valley Hospital, Good Samaritan Hospital, Atrium Medical Center
If you have severe arthritis of the wrist, your specialist may recommend a wrist replacement. A wrist replacement is a flexible, artificial joint made of metal and plastic that connects the bones of your arm to the bones of your hand. A replacement wrist joint should relieve your pain and can restore lost mobility and flexibility of the wrist.
Offered through: Miami Valley Hospital, Atrium Medical Center
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We want you to choose the specialist who’s the best fit for your needs. Find the doctor you want among our many orthopedic experts.
Content Updated: October 1, 2013