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Orthopedic Hand & Wrist Treatment Plano TX

From repetitive stress injuries to sprains and fractures, your hands and wrists are frequently among the first parts of your body to feel the effects of working or playing too hard. Texas Health Spine & Orthopedic Center participating physicians offer both surgical and nonsurgical treatments for arthritis, tendinitis, and other conditions of the hand and wrist.

Symptoms of Hand & Wrist Problems

The symptoms of hand and wrist problems can vary widely, but may include one or more of the following:

  • Difficulty or inability to move your wrist, hand, or a finger
  • A rash
  • A misshapen wrist, hand, or fingers
  • Swelling, redness, or stiffness in one or both wrists, especially following a recent illness
  • Loss of muscle mass in the wrist, hand, or fingers
  • Weakness, numbness, or tingling
  • A fever over 100 degrees in conjunction with wrist, hand, or finger pain

Treatment of Hand & Wrist Problems

Depending on the diagnosis, treatments for hand and wrist problems can range from rest and anti-inflammatories to therapy and surgery. Specific conditions and treatment options may include:

  • Arthritis — medication; surgery for severe cases may include:
  • Excisional arthroplasty — removal and replacement of joint surfaces damaged by arthritis
  • Finger joint fusion — removal of cartilage and pinning two bones together so that they fuse into a single unit, resulting in a loss of the movement that was causing pain
  • Finger joint replacement — total replacement of the joint with a prosthetic implant
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture — surgery recommended to treat the effects of this hereditary disease, which may cause fingers to contract into the palm
  • Tendon injuries — may require ligament surgery
  • Trigger Finger — anti-inflammatories; surgery for severe cases