Hand and Wrist Conditions and Treatments
|The care of the hand and wrist require delicate care. Experience and specially trained orthopaedic specialists are critical. Knowing which treatments to recommend, and when they will be most effective is what sets a truly experienced hand and wrist specialist apart.
At Washington Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, our hand and wrist specialists have the training and expertise to make the right recommendations for each patient with hand and wrist injuries or conditions.
Hand and Wrist Evaluation
At WOSM, our physicians will provide a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of your pain or condition. You can expect a thorough evaluation, where your doctor will ask you to describe the history and extent of this injury of condition. If you have X-rays or other diagnostic images, you should bring them with you. If you do not, your doctor may recommend them. This evaluation will probably include:
- Clinical history and exam
- Possibly other imaging tests, like MRI or CT scan
- Possible nerve testing (EMG)
Hand and Wrist Treatment
After the evaluation, your doctor may recommend immediate treatment. In our practice, we focus on creating an individualized treatment plan for each patient. If possible, we opt for conservative management because of the delicate nature of the hand and wrist. This would include rest, splinting, physical therapy and medical management to control pain.
Hand and Wrist Surgery
However, if surgery is necessary, you should know you are in excellent hands, as our hand and wrist specialists have a combined experience of more than 30 years performing hand and wrist surgery. If your doctor does recommend surgery, our helpful staff will explain everything you need to know to prepare for surgery. After surgery, your doctor will check on you and then expect to see you in the office a week later to make sure you are healing well.
Some common hand and wrist treatments we provide include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
- Wrist Fractures
- Distal radius fracture fixation
- Bennett’s Fracture
- Boxer’s Fracture
- Basal joint arthritis
- Finger fractures and dislocations
- Elbow fractures
- Lateral and medial epicondylitis(Tennis elbow and Golfer’s elbow)
- Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatment
- Nerve lacerations
- Tendon repairs from lacerations
- Cubital tunnel release (ulnar nerve at the elbow)
- Trigger finger release
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Collagenase injection
- Needle aponeurotomy for Dupuytren’s contracture
Please call us for an appointment at 202-787-5601.
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