Wrist and Hand Services
Wrist and hand pain can affect daily activities. A patient may not have the flexibility to perform simple tasks such as buttoning clothes or picking up a pencil. We want to help patients overcome their pain and improve their quality of life.
The hand and wrist are the most used joints in the body. Finger, hand, or wrist pain can be caused by overuse or the natural aging process. The Orthopedic physicians at Atrium Medical Center can evaluate, diagnose, and treat issues of the wrist or hand to provide relief for improvement of mobility or discomfort.
Our orthopedic physicians are more than just doctors. They’re specialists in helping patients overcome pain and improve their quality of life. They’ll take the time to learn about a patient’s specific needs.
Non-Surgical Treatment Options
Our nationally-recognized specialists evaluate patients carefully and explore non-surgical treatment options to reduce or eliminate pain. These may include physical therapy or pain management through steroid injections or anti-inflammatory medications.
Wrist and Hand Surgery
If one reaches the point that he or she can no longer participate in favorite activities or perform simple functions of daily life, then it may be time to consider surgery.
Sometimes surgery is the best option to relieve the pain in the wrist or hand. If pain or stiffness interferes with ordinary or favorite activities, it may be time to consider surgery. Some conditions that can lead to wrist or hand surgery include:
For severe arthritis of the wrist, a specialist may recommend wrist replacement. A wrist replacement is a flexible, artificial joint made of metal and plastic that connects the bones of the arm to the bones of the hand. A replacement wrist joint should relieve pain and can restore lost mobility and flexibility of the wrist. At Atrium Medical Center, we provide access to the vast resources of the Premier Health Network, including board-certified physicians that have extensive experience with performing wrist replacement surgery.
In some cases, minimally-invasive surgical procedures may be available. Arthroscopy enables a surgeon to inspect, diagnose, and repair problems inside the wrist with just a few small incisions.
During arthroscopy, an Atrium Medical Center surgeon inserts a tiny camera, called an arthroscope, into the wrist through a small incision. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and the surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments through other small incisions.
Like other minimally-invasive procedures, arthroscopy has some important benefits:
- Less pain
- Faster recovery
- Less scarring
- Less blood loss
Your Wrist and Hand Surgeons
We want you to choose the specialist who’s the best fit for your needs. Find the doctor you want among our many orthopedic professionals.
Find wrist and hand surgeons credentialed at Atrium Medical Center
Preparing for Wrist and Hand Surgery
Premier Health Library
The Premier Health Library offers a wealth of information about orthopedics. Learn about conditions, treatments, how to prepare for surgery, and much more.
Content Updated: May 4, 2015