Grasping the Hand’s Complexities

Your hands are two of the most important tools you have for navigating through life. They allow you to complete everyday tasks such as eating, opening doors, typing on a computer and for some, communicating. Underneath the surface of our hands is one of the most intricate networks of bones, ligaments, nerves, muscles and tendons, all of which must move and function in a precise and harmonious manner. Southeast Orthopedic Specialists understands just how valuable properly functioning and pain-free hands are for living a full and healthy life.

Our Hand Experts

When an injury occurs, or a condition arises, expert care is necessary to restore our hands to their fullest potential. To properly care for such a delicate part of the body, our fellowship-trained hand specialists at Southeast Orthopedic Specialists are here for you. They have received advanced training in the hand, wrist and elbow and can provide the best care possible to treat your condition, whatever it may be.

Common Hand, Wrist and Elbow Conditions We Treat Are:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Tendinitis
  • Fractures
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Dupuytrens

What is an Orthopedic Hand Surgeon?

An orthopedic hand surgeon is a doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting the hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, and shoulder. They have completed extensive training in the anatomy and physiology of the upper extremity, as well as the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of a wide range of conditions.

Orthopedic hand surgeons treat a variety of conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Fractures and dislocations
  • Ligament and tendon injuries
  • Nerve injuries
  • Trigger finger
  • Deformities
  • Tumors

Orthopedic hand surgeons use a variety of treatments to address these conditions, including:

  • Splints and casts
  • Physical therapy
  • Injections
  • Surgery

Surgery may be recommended for conditions that do not respond to nonsurgical treatments or that are causing severe pain or disability. Orthopedic hand surgeons are skilled in performing a variety of surgical procedures, including:

  • Carpal tunnel release
  • Nerve repair
  • Tendon repair
  • Fracture repair
  • Joint replacement
  • Deformity correction

Orthopedic hand surgeons play a vital role in helping patients regain function and improve their quality of life. If you are experiencing pain or problems with your hand, wrist, forearm, elbow, or shoulder, an orthopedic hand surgeon can help you find the best treatment options to meet your needs.

If you are experiencing pain in the hand, wrist or elbow, an evaluation by one of our physicians is necessary to determine if you are a candidate for surgery or what the best remedy may be. Call us today at 904-634-0640 or click here to request an appointment.