Hand, Wrist, and Elbow
Summit Orthopaedics offers conservative, non-surgical treatments to the latest state-of-the-art surgical procedures for hand, wrist, and elbow conditions. Patients of all ages and activity levels are seen for simple or complex conditions.
Hand surgery is the field of medicine that deals with problems of the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, and bicep. Hand surgeons care for these problems with and without surgery. They devote their time to examining, treating, and studying hand and upper-extremity ailments, and are specially trained to operate when necessary.
Conditions of the Hand
Repetitive motion or overuse injuries such as tendonitis (inflammation of the tendons) are among the most common hand conditions. Your hands can also be affected by normal wear and tear on the joints, resulting in arthritis.
Some of the most common hand conditions include
Conditions of the Wrist
Your wrists will usually suffer injury when your hands are used as a form of protection during a fall, which can result in wrist fractures and injuries involving ligaments, tendons, and nerves.
Some of the most common wrist conditions include
- De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
- Ganglion Cysts
- Distal Radius Fracture
- Scaphoid Fracture
De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
Distal Radius Fracture
Conditions of the Elbow
A common cause of elbow pain is tendinitis, an inflammation or injury to the tendons that attach muscle to bone. Tendinitis of the elbow can be a sports injury, often from playing tennis or golf. You may also get tendinitis from overuse of the elbow. Other causes of elbow pain include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocations, bursitis, and arthritis. Treatment depends on the cause, so it is important to consult a doctor who specializes in upper extremity conditions to get the right diagnosis and treatment.
Some of the most common elbow conditions include
- Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
- Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
- Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer’s Elbow)
Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your hands, fingers, wrists, or elbows, contact Summit Orthopaedics at (503) 850-9940 to schedule an appointment with one of our hand surgeons.
Our hand surgeons specialize in Hand, Wrist, and Elbow conditions, and are experts in their field in both surgical and non-surgical interventions. They provide thorough and accurate diagnoses and recommend the best treatment for your condition to assure maximal recovery.