Hand, Wrist & Elbow Surgery

Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine -  - Orthopaedic Surgery

Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Cincinnati, OH & Oxford, OH

Hand, wrist, and elbow function requires intricate and coordinated movement of tendons, muscles, ligaments, and bones. When one or more of these components aren’t working properly, your ability to perform daily tasks such as eating, writing, and working may be significantly impacted. The hand surgeons at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, with four locations in Cincinnati as well as offices in Oxford, Sardinia, and West Chester, Ohio, provide specialized care for the structures in your hand, wrist, and elbow and can treat your condition to help restore function. Call or schedule a consultation online today to get started.

Hand, Wrist & Elbow Surgery Q & A

What is Hand and Wrist Surgery?

Hand and wrist surgery often involves treatment of the specialized structures that allow movement of our fingers, hand, and wrist. A complex network of bones, ligaments, nerves, muscle, and cartilage make up the anatomy of the fingers, hand, and wrist. When these structures are injured or diseased, they require specialized care to restore function.

The hand surgeons at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine received additional training beyond their traditional residency to be able to manage all conditions that affect the hand, wrist, or forearm. Some of these conditions may require surgery, but many are also managed with nonoperative treatment as well.

What Types of Hand and Wrist Conditions Require Surgery?

The hand surgeons at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine can perform any procedure necessary to improve the use of your hand or wrist. Common hand and wrist surgeries performed by the experts include:

  • Carpal tunnel release and other nerve procedures
  • Hand and wrist fracture repair
  • Trigger finger release
  • Sports-related hand and wrist injuries, and overuse injuries
  • Arthroscopy of the hand or wrist
  • Arthritis procedures

 

Surgery is usually the last resort for any medical condition, but that doesn’t make it any less important. Surgery is an invasive procedure that often comes with risks, and the specialists at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine will discuss the best treatment option for you. This involves a discussion of the risks and benefits of both surgical and nonsurgical hand and wrist care make a decision together that is best for you.

What Can I Expect During My Hand or Wrist Surgery?

The hand surgeons at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine provide excellent surgical care when needed. What you can expect depends greatly on the type of procedure you need.

Recovery time may also vary, and, if needed, your hand surgeon at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine may refer you for physical or occupational therapy to help restore strength, coordination, and function in your hand or wrist.

When Would I Need Elbow Surgery?

Elbow surgery isn’t as common as hand or wrist surgery but may be necessary to repair an injury or diagnose the source of your elbow pain. The experts at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine may perform an arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure that allows your surgeon to see your joint using a special surgical camera and make repairs as needed.

An injury or condition that affects your hand, wrist, or elbow can significantly impact your quality of life. For expert care of your hand or wrist condition, call Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine or schedule a consultation online today.