Conditions We Treat
Look to us for a diagnosis and treatment of almost any hand condition, including:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
- Dupuytren’s contracture
- Finger injuries, such as dislocations, mallet finger, jersey finger and trigger finger
- Fractures, including distal radius and boxer’s fractures
- Sprained wrist
Evaluation & Diagnosis
Expect a thorough assessment during your first visit to a hand surgeon, hand therapist or another orthopedic specialist at AnMed. The health professional may:
- Evaluate your hand’s movement and range of motion
- Order an X-ray to see the bones in your wrist, hand or fingers
- Recommend nerve conduction testing to check for nerve problems
After your doctor or rehabilitation therapist fully examines your hand, you’ll work together to make a care plan to treat your symptoms and meet your goals for recovery.
Your treatment plan will likely begin with nonsurgical services, such as:
- Injections using ultrasound guidance to precisely deliver pain-relieving medications or natural, healing substances straight to the site of an injury
- Hand therapy to gradually help your wrist and fingers work better and feel more like normal after an injury or surgery
If surgery is your best option, your hand surgeon will explain what to expect and take time to answer your questions, so you fully understand your care plan. Ask about:
- Carpal tunnel release – Eases painful pressure on a nerve in the wrist
- De Quervain's release – Relieves pressure and friction on the tendons at the thumb base, allowing them to glide freely
- Fracture repair – Treats a broken finger, distal radius (wrist bone) or other bone by holding it in the correct position so it can heal
- Fusion – Joins bones together in a finger or wrist to prevent painful movement
- Trigger finger release – Lets you flex or straighten your finger normally again
Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release
Whenever possible, AnMed takes an endoscopic approach to carpal tunnel syndrome surgery. This technique uses a very small incision, which leads to less pain, scarring and recovery time.
To perform the procedure, your surgeon inserts a scope (thin tube with a light and camera) into your wrist. The camera shows the inside of your wrist in real time on a large monitor in the operating room.
Using a thin surgical tool, your doctor then cuts a band of tissue called the transverse carpal ligament. This eases painful pressure on the trapped median nerve.
Within a few weeks of surgery, you should enjoy freer, less painful hand movement.
Make an Appointment
Call 864-716-6140 to schedule your appointment at AnMed Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine in Anderson.