Specialized Care for Hand and Wrist Problems
Your hands are essential to the daily activities of living and working. To perform these activities, your hands and wrists need the full function of joints, muscles, and tendons. Persistent pain and loss of hand and wrist functionality are signs that may indicate the need to see a hand and wrist specialist. These orthopedic surgeons are specially trained to treat most complex fractures, bone and joint infections, defects, and other common hand and wrist problems.
Common conditions of the hand and wrist include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Wrist and finger fractures
- Trigger finger
- Tendon injuries
- Degenerative diseases
- Nerve compression and injury
- Congenital hand deformities
Possible treatments for hand and wrist issues may include:
- Bone removal
- Wrist arthroscopy
- Joint reconstruction
- Finger joint replacement
- Fusion surgery
- Certified hand therapy
Finger Joint Replacement Provides Chronic Hand Pain Relief
If a person has daily pain in his fingers, he may be a candidate for finger joint replacement surgery at Centegra Hospital-McHenry. During a finger joint replacement surgery, an independent board-certified orthopedic surgeon removes a patient’s diseased joint and replaces it with a prosthetic joint. After surgery, patients immediately begin therapy to improve their range of motion, and after about four weeks of healing patients begin strengthening exercises.
Orthopedic surgeons work closely with occupational therapists to ensure patients receive intensive rehabilitation so their new finger joints work as well as possible.
Candidates for finger joint replacement have joint pain from arthritis or injuries. A person whose job involves heavy labor may not be a candidate because of possible damage to the replaced joint, but most other adults benefit from this surgery. People do not have to live with arthritis an injury pain in their fingers. The combination of finger joint replacement surgery and occupational therapy can make a huge difference in someone’s life. To find orthopedic services close to your home, call 877-CENTEGRA.