FAQ About Hand and Wrist Medical Procedures

Our experienced NYC orthopedic hand surgeons explain what you need to know

Trying to find accurate information about medical procedures for hand and wrist injuries? Not sure what procedures are available or which one might be right for you? Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place. That’s because our experienced New York orthopedic hand surgeons at Island Musculoskeletal Care (IMC Bone Doc) have decades of experience. Overall, our doctors have more than 100 years of combined medical experience.

All that experience has taught us to never take anything for granted when it comes to hand or wrist injuries. That’s why we want to examine your injured hand or wrist as soon as possible. Our office often has immediate doctor’s appointments available the same day at our seven office locations in New York City and Long Island. If you need extensive medical care, we will do our best to make sure you receive all your treatments at one convenient location.

We’re able to treat our patients at multiple offices since we have the resources and staff members to effectively treat injury victims. Each office has an MRI machine and other advanced diagnostic equipment. If your treatment plan includes physical therapy, each one of our offices has a licensed physical therapist on staff. You can count on us when it counts the most.

What is your question about hand and wrist injury medical procedures?

You probably have a lot of questions about medical procedures involving hand and wrist injuries. Below, you’ll find some of the most frequently asked questions about medical procedures involving wrist and hand injuries.

Even if you see your specific question above, we strongly urge you to make an appointment with one of our board-certified, New York orthopedic hand surgeons right away. We take the time to find out exactly what’s wrong with you.

Get the relief you need from a NYC orthopedic hand surgeon you can trust

We understand how uncomfortable wrist and hand injuries can be for people. That’s why we want to help. Contact IMC Bone Doc and schedule an appointment with one of our doctors. You can make an appointment online or call 1-888-BONE-DOC (266-3362) right now. IMC Bone Doc is an in network medical provider. As a result, we accept most forms of medical insurance. If you have any questions about your medical coverage, our staff would be happy to talk with you.

How do I know if I need hand or wrist surgery?

The bottom line is if something feels wrong with your wrist or hand, have a doctor who understands these injuries examine you and diagnose exactly what’s wrong. Our New York orthopedic wrist surgeons have years of experience assessing these types of injuries and successfully operating on them. That’s why we want to meet with you and help you get the relief you deserve.

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What are the warning signs that I need hand or wrist surgery?

Chronic pain is probably the most common symptom that something’s wrong with your wrist. Other times, you might feel discomfort every time you try to pick something up or hold something in your hand. When you notice these warning signs, seek immediate medical care because these symptoms could be an indication that you have a very serious hand or wrist injury that requires immediate medical care.

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What is the average age when someone undergoes hand or wrist surgery?

Often, older adults undergo wrist or hand surgery to correct chronic medical conditions, which often cause severe wrist or hand pain. Other times, children or young adults may be suitable candidates for hand or wrist surgery, particularly if they were born with a congenital condition which caused an abnormality in their hand or wrist. Whatever your age, whatever the circumstances, our orthopedic hand surgeons are here to help you.

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How long does it normally take to recover from hand or wrist surgery?

Your recovery time can vary from several weeks to several months or even longer, depending on what type of hand or wrist surgery you received for your injury or illness. After surgery, you can expect to have regular follow-up appointments with our surgeons, who will carefully monitor your progress and make sure you’re healing as expected. We make sure everything’s working out just right.

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What is the average cost of hand or wrist surgery?

The cost of your surgical procedure will likely depend on many different factors, including the complexity of the procedure, your physical condition and age. Some procedures can cost a few thousand dollars. Others may cost significantly more. Our focus is simply on making sure you receive the best possible medical care. Since our medical practice is in-network, your medical expenses will likely be covered by your medical insurance.

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Who will pay for my hand or wrist surgery?

In most cases, all your medical bills associated with your wrist or hand surgery will be covered by your medical insurance. That’s because IMC Bone Doc is an in-network medical provider covered by most medical insurance providers. If your hand surgery was due to an injury sustained in a car accident, your medical bills will likely be covered by a no-fault car insurance claim.

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Does my medical insurance cover hand or wrist surgery?

In most cases, yes. If you have health insurance with a major insurance company, your medical care with IMC Bone Doc will likely be covered by your insurance provider. If you have any questions, you can simply ask one of our staff members. We have years of experience dealing with many different insurance companies that operate in New York State.

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Does workers’ compensation cover hand or wrist surgery?

If you hurt your hand or wrist in a workplace accident or due to a long-term injury sustained on the job in New York, your workers’ compensation coverage should cover all your medical expenses. Most employers in New York are required by law to have workers’ compensation insurance, and you have the right to choose where you receive your medical care for your workplace injury. That’s why we would be honored to operate on you and help you get the relief you deserve for your work-related hand or wrist injury.

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How can an orthopedic hand surgeon help me?

If you have a serious hand or wrist injury, you should not have to live in pain and suffer any longer. Our board-certified New York orthopedic hand surgeons have years of experience effectively treating people with serious injuries, illnesses and medical conditions that affect the hand or wrist.

We’re committed to finding the best possible solution to your medical issues. That starts right with your first doctor’s visit at IMC Bone Doc. We take the time to find out exactly what’s wrong with you. We then explain all the different treatment options available to you. That way, you can make an informed decision about what you want to do about your hand or wrist injury.

If you do decide to undergo surgery, we will be there for you every step of the way – before, during and after your surgery. Making sure you make a full recovery is our priority. That’s the way we work at IMC Bone Doc. Your needs come first here.

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