Carpal tunnel release, Dupuytren’s contracture fasciectomy, Trigger finger release, Tendon repair, Ganglion removal, Knuckle (MCP joint) replacement, Trapeziectomy, Wrist fusion, Wrist joint, Hand/ wrist fracture care

Osteoarthritis

A condition in which the cartilage or cushion in between the joints in the hand becomes damaged due to the bodies inability to produce enough lubricant in addition to wear and tear. Without the proper lubrication the joints are unable to move smoothly much like an old squeaky door. Cause: Extensive use of the hand or repetitive motions typically from jobs that have a lot of time on a keyboard. Symptoms: Stiffness in the hand, painful motion in the hand

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Unlike Osteoarthritis Rheumatoid Arthritis is the breaking down of the joints in your hand due to an autoimmune disease. Essentially a disease that causes your body to think natural proteins are foreign and therefore attacks the part of the hand that lubricates the joints and causes it to excrete excess fluid which causes swelling and and damage to the more internal bones. Cause: This can be caused by both environmental and genetic influences. Symptoms: Fatigue, stiffness, swelling, deformity in the hand and joints

Boxers Fracture

A fracture at the most inward knuckle typically brought on from boxing. This typically occurs on the pinky finger but has been known to happen on the middle, index, and ring finger.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is essentially platelet-enriched blood. Both platelets and plasma are components of blood. Plasma is the liquid portion of blood while platelets contain special substances, called growth factors and chemical mediators, that play an important role in healing. PRP is a blood product that contains a high concentration of platelets. The substance is injected at a site with the aim of stimulating natural healing following injury, disease, or surgery.