What are Common Hand and Wrist Medical Procedures?
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Dealing with a serious hand and wrist injury in New York? Trying to decide what to do next? Make sure you fully understand all the treatment options available to you. Make sure you talk to an experienced, New York orthopedic hand surgeon. Schedule an appointment with Island Musculoskeletal Care (IMC Bone Doc) right away. Many of our doctors have immediate appointments available, including same day appointments in some cases.
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained surgeons know what to do because we have more than 100 years of combined medical experience. We also have the equipment needed to properly diagnose these injuries. Each one of our seven offices has advanced diagnostic equipment, including an MRI machine. That way, we can figure out what’s wrong and which approach makes the most sense for you.
What types of medical procedures are available for hand or wrist injuries?
There are many different treatment options available for hand or wrist injuries. In many cases, these medical procedures can be an effective way to address your injuries and relieve your pain. Some of the most common – and most complicated – medical procedures available for hand or wrist injuries include:
- What is wrist arthroscopy surgery?
- What is carpal tunnel release surgery?
- What is wrist ligament reconstruction?
- What is artificial finger joint replacement?
- What is sports injury management of hand, wrist and elbow?
- What is wrist joint replacement?
- What is elective emergency hand surgery?
- What is total wrist arthrodesis?
- What is finger joint fusion?
- What is arthritis surgery for thumb and digits?
- What is hand rejuvenation?
- What is hand therapy?
This is just a small sample of some of the medical procedures recommended for most wrist or hand injuries. The only way you will know for sure which procedure is the right one for you is to have one of our surgeons examine you and evaluate exactly what’s wrong.
If your injury does require medical care, we will do our best to provide all your treatment at the same office location. That way, you won’t have to go from one office to another. This includes physical therapy since each one of our seven New York offices has a licensed physical therapist and state-of-the-art physical therapy equipment.
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Our medical clinic is in-network and accepts a wide range of medical insurance. As a result, your medical bills may be fully covered by your medical insurance. If you hurt your hand or wrist at work in New York, your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance may cover all your medical expenses.
Medical procedures can be complicated. Choosing the right orthopedic surgeon to treat your wrist or hand injury should be straightforward. Simply make an appointment with an experienced, New York orthopedic hand surgeon at IMC Bone Doc today.
This minimally invasive form of surgery is designed to relieve chronic pain, stiffness and other medical conditions affecting the wrist. One of the most common wrist injuries addressed through arthroscopic surgery is carpal tunnel syndrome, a common, painful wrist injury.
Carpal tunnel syndrome in a painful wrist injury often due to performing repetitive tasks, such as typing or operating machinery for years. Carpal tunnel syndrome often results in the compression of the median nerve in the wrist. Carpal tunnel release surgery involves releasing the pressure on the nerve.
This surgical procedure involves rebuilding or repairing damaged ligaments in the wrist. Ligaments are strong, rope-like bands. In the wrist, ligaments connect several major bones, which include the ulna (long bone in forearm on little finger side), radius (long bone in forearm on thumb side) and metacarpal bones (small bones in the lower part of the fingers near the wrist).
Arthritis is a common, painful medical condition that often affects the joints of older adults. Arthritis often involves the loss of cartilage, the soft, protective tissue between two bones. Arthritis in the finger joints can also damage parts of the joints. Our surgeons can replace those damaged joints with artificial ones, often resulting in reduced pain in the joint.
Sports injuries involving the hand, wrist and elbow can be painful and complicated. Whether it’s a broken bone, torn ligament or tendinitis in the wrist or hand, sports injuries often require immediate medical attention. Our New York orthopedic hand surgeons have extensive experience with sports medicine related injuries. We’re here to help you.
Also known as total wrist arthroplasty, wrist joint replacement surgery involves replacing damaged parts of the wrist with an artificial joint made of plastic and metal components. Wrist joint replacement surgery is often performed on people with severe arthritis in the wrist joint.
Like many surgical procedures, hand surgery can be done on an emergency basis or an elective basis, which means the surgery is scheduled in advance as opposed to being done on an emergency basis. Elective or emergency hand surgery can address a wide range of hand injuries or illnesses, including tendinitis, bone fractures, burn reconstruction and cysts or tumors in the hand.
Arthrodesis is a medical term used to describe a surgical procedure used to immobilize a joint in the body by fusing the joint to an adjacent bone. Total wrist arthrodesis involves stabilizing the wrist by fusing the radius (one of the bones in the forearm) to one of the small bones in the wrist. This surgical procedure is often done to relieve pain in the wrist caused by an accident or severe trauma.
The joints between the bones in the fingers can become damaged due to an injury or illness. Finger joint fusion surgery involves removing the damaged part of the bone in the fingers and replacing the damaged bone material with an artificial, prosthetic bone. This surgical procedure is often done to relieve pain in the fingers due to arthritis.
Inflammation of the joints is a common, painful condition often referred to as arthritis. In cases of severe arthritis, surgery may be necessary to relieve the pain. Common surgical procedures for arthritis in the thumb or other fingers include synovectomy, arthroplasty and arthrodesis. Our New York hand surgeons can explain whether any of these procedures are right for you.
In recent years, hand rejuvenation therapy has become an increasingly popular method for treating various hand conditions, including hand wrinkles and the hand’s overall appearance. Hand rejuvenation therapy includes intense pulsed light (IPL) to improve skin tone and firmness. Other hand rejuvenation therapies include laser treatments, broadband light (BBL) treatments and injectable derma fillers.
This broad term often refers to physical therapy for the hand. Our licensed physical therapists can help restore the functionality and strength of your hand. Since each one of our seven offices has a physical therapist, you can receive the treatment you need in a location convenient for you.