If hand and wrist pain is causing significant discomfort and getting in the way of normal activities, it is time to see a specialist. Arthritis is one of the leading causes of discomfort, pain, and swelling in the joints, but other conditions and injuries, like repetitive motion injuries, sports injuries, accidents, tendinitis, and bone spurs can also cause these symptoms.
If you are looking for a hand and wrist doctor for an evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment options, talk to the specialists at EmergeOrtho. The hand and wrist experts at our multiple North Carolina offices provide the most innovative surgical treatments with faster healing and shorter recovery times.
Why Choose the Hand and Wrist Specialists at EmergeOrtho?
EmergeOrtho puts patients first by offering top-notch specialists and innovative orthopedic care. This includes advanced surgical techniques that are minimally invasive whenever possible.
Among the many specialists at EmergeOrtho offices are several experts in hand and wrist surgery. They have trained in orthopedic surgery and specialize in procedures to repair the delicate structures within the wrist, hand, and fingers. They perform many different procedures to manage and treat several conditions, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Animal bites
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Ganglion cysts
- Trigger finger
- De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
- Mallet finger
- Hand abnormalities
EmergeOrtho Specialists Are Experts in Hand and Wrist Surgeries
Hand and wrist orthopedists treat many conditions. They use conservative treatments when possible, including splints, physical therapy, and medications. If these methods do not bring relief, they provide a comprehensive range of surgical procedures.
- Distal Joint Fusion. Also known as arthrodesis, this is a procedure doctors use to treat arthritis in the fingers when nonsurgical treatments no longer provide adequate relief. They fuse the distal joint of the affected finger so that the two end bones of the finger become one. This relieves pain and adds stability but also restricts movement.
- Joint Replacement. Another option for treating arthritis in the fingers, thumbs, or wrist is joint replacement. Surgeons can do this with a small incision. They replace the damaged joint tissue with artificial components, typically made from metal, plastic, or ceramic materials.