Hand & Wrist Conditions
Complexly designed with an amazing and intricate network of nerves, muscles, tendons and bones, our hands are vital tools that play a key role in every facet of our life. Often taken for granted, hands are used in almost everything we do – from eating to dressing, writing, playing sports and music, creating art and even mastering a trade. Most of us take the normal functioning of our hands for granted until an injury or problem occurs, affecting almost everything we do.
When the hand or fingers malfunction for any reason, it can have dramatic consequences on a patient of any age. The hand specialists at Lancaster Orthopedic Group use both surgical and non-surgical methods for treating conditions and injuries of the hands. Our fellowship-trained hand specialists first evaluate the issue and then collaborate with the patient to look at options based on the patient’s expectations and lifestyle. Prompt detection and evaluation can often prevent the need for surgery. When problems fail to respond to non-surgical methods, a minimally-invasive surgical procedure may help. Hand surgery is an orthopedic procedure performed for a wide variety of reasons.
Individuals who have experienced hand injuries in automobile accidents or other forms of trauma such as falls, sports injuries, industrial accidents or overuse injuries benefit from procedures that help restore function and use. Those suffering from medical conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, arthritis or osteoporosis also benefit from procedures that help reduce pain and restore range of motion. Our doctors pride themselves in keeping up to date with the latest technology and advances to provide state of the art care for various hand and wrist conditions.
Patients are often referred to Lancaster Orthopedic Group’s Certified Hand Therapists who provide extensive rehabilitation to patients who have a variety of hand, wrist, and elbow issues to regain full function for activities of daily living. Our hand therapists work with patients who may have been affected by an accident or trauma leaving them with wounds, scars, burns, injured tendons or nerves, fractures, or an upper extremity amputation. They also treat patients who are disabled from the effects of cumulative trauma disorders, such as tennis elbow or carpal tunnel syndrome. Many patients seeking the care of a hand therapist also suffer from chronic problems such as arthritis. At LOG, our hand therapists work closely with our sub-specialized hand surgeons and patients to provide a continuum of care. This often starts within days of the injury or surgery right through to the patient’s return to work and/or a productive lifestyle.