Our Hand & Elbow Orthopedists
Our services range from relieving compressed nerves, such as carpal and cubital tunnel syndrome, reconstructing degenerative joints, reconstructing upper extremities deformed by rheumatoid arthritis, restoring function to those victim to strokes, brain injury, cerebral palsy, creating digits from toes, transplanting tissues to cover wounds, re-attaching severed digits and limbs, repairing and reconstructing nerves, arteries, tendons and ligaments in the upper extremity, reconstructing congenital birth defects, reconstructing traumatized extremities — both acutely and months to years after the injury, helping with sports injuries, golfers and tennis elbow.
Comments on carpal tunnel syndrome: There are many causes of carpal tunnel syndrome. The end result is that of compression of the median nerve, a major nerve of the hand and forearm at the wrist. Typical symptoms include weakness, aching pain, numbness and tingling in the fingers. Initially treatment consists of splinting, activity modification, and occasionally medication. Injections are an option as well. Diagnosis can be made with a thorough examination of the neck, shoulder, arm and hand. Electrical studies are often helpful. Surgical correction often provides good results with a return to work usually by 6 weeks.
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