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Hand and Wrist Conditions Expertly Treated

Our orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeons perform the most advanced procedures, including minimally invasive surgery, to repair and relieve conditions of the joints, bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons of the hand and wrist:

  • Basal joint arthritis – occurs when the joint at the base of your thumb develops arthritis, a disease that attacks or destroys the joint, causing severe pain and hindering functionality. Basal joint reconstruction is the surgical treatment for this disease.
     
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome – a condition that occurs when the median nerve is compressed as it passes through an opening (carpal tunnel) from the wrist to the hand. A common repetitive use injury, it causes nerve disorder symptoms such as pain, swelling, burning or tingling sensation. Carpal tunnel release is the surgical treatment for this disease.
     
  • Cubital tunnel syndrome – a condition that occurs when the ulnar nerve, which starts in the side of the neck and ends in the fingers, experiences increased pressure. It causes nerve disorder symptoms such as pain, swelling, burning or tingling from the elbow down to the fingers. Cubital tunnel release is the surgical treatment for this disease.
     
  • Dupuytren's disease – thickening of the tissue below the skin in the palm of the hand, as well as lumps at the base of the ring and pinkie fingers.  Eventually, the fingers contract and pull into the palm of the hand. Dupuytren's release is the surgical treatment for this disease.
     
  • Other conditions treated by the hand and wrist specialists at the Orthopaedic Institute include:

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