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Hand And Upper Extremeties Specialist

Orthopaedic Associates, Inc

Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists located in Evansville, IN, Newburgh, IN, & Henderson, KY

Your hands, wrists, elbows, and shoulders make up your upper extremities. Any injury or condition that affects one or more of these body parts can affect your daily life. Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, in Henderson, Kentucky, and Newburgh and Evansville, Indiana, has board-certified physicians that provide comprehensive care for conditions that affect the hand and upper extremities. For expert care from a trusted group, call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Hand and Upper Extremeties Q & A

What conditions affect the hand and upper extremities?

You rely on your hand and upper extremities to type, text, lift, and wave. There are many conditions that may affect the normal function of your hand or upper extremities, making it hard to do these activities.

Some of the orthopaedic conditions that affect the hand and upper extremities include:

  • Arthritis 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • De Quervain’s syndrome (inflammation of tendons along the thumb)
  • Dupuytren’s contracture (abnormal thickening of tissue on the palm of the hand)
  • Fractures
  • Ganglion cyst in the hand or wrist
  • Mallet finger (finger injury that causes the finger to bend inward)
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Trigger finger (finger stuck in a bent position)
  • Rotator cuff strain or tear
  • Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Dislocation
  • Bursitis (inflammation of the bursa)

Your hand and upper extremities rely on each other for normal structure and function. Any condition that affects one part of your upper extremity throws off the biomechanics of all parts. 

If you have an injury or painful condition that affects your hand, wrist, elbow, or shoulder, schedule a consultation at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc.

What happens during a hand and upper extremities evaluation?

When you visit Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, with concerns about a hand or upper extremity problem, you can expect a thorough, patient-centered examination. The goal of the exam is to pinpoint the problem and provide the best treatment.

Your provider at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, reviews your symptoms, medical history, and usual activities and then examines your upper extremities. Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, has diagnostic services so your provider can take images of your condition and get an accurate diagnosis.

Imaging may include digital X-rays, orthopaedic ultrasonography, or an MRI. 

How are problems with the hand and upper extremities treated?

Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, takes a conservative approach to care. Treatment for your hand or upper extremity condition depends on your diagnosis, symptoms, and usual activities. 

Initial treatment may include:

  • Activity modification
  • Splinting or bracing
  • On-site physical therapy
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Joint injections

If medical interventions fail to improve your hand or upper extremity condition, Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, may talk to you about surgery. The board-certified physicians use the most advanced surgical tools and techniques when performing upper extremity surgery, so you get the best possible outcomes. 

Your hand and upper extremities depend on each other to function properly. To get help for your hand or upper extremity problem, call Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, or schedule a consultation online today. 

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