Orthopedic care for hand injuries and arthritis
Restoring the use of your hands is our mission. If you experience ongoing hand pain related to issues such as arthritis, nerve compression, or a traumatic injury, you may benefit from orthopedic care to relieve pain and improve function. A hand surgeon can diagnose, treat, and monitor your rehabilitation quickly and effectively.
Arthritis is most visible in the hands and fingers and can be both painful and disabling. Signs of arthritis can include stiffness, swelling, loss of motion, and pain. In some cases, bony nodules may develop around the joints. Arthritis treatment may include anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and surgery.
What are symptoms of broken bones in the hand?
The best way to diagnose a fracture or break is with x-rays. Signs you may have a broken bone in your hand include swelling, tenderness, deformity, inability to move the finger, depressed knuckles, shortened fingers, and changes in the directions fingers point.
Bone fractures are most common and, if left untreated, can cause long-term pain and loss of movement. Often, fractures can be realigned without surgery, requiring a cast or splint until it heals.
Traumatic finger amputations are also relatively common. Hand doctors can sometimes repair injured tissue depending on the severity of the injury.