Whether at work or at play, we use our hands, wrists and elbows in nearly
every activity we do - taking a shower, driving, typing, playing basketball,
etc. When they are injured, it's not only painful, but scary. Through
orthopedic surgery, injuries to the tendons, joints, nerves and bones can be
corrected to alleviate pain and help get you back to everyday life.
Common causes of hand, wrist and elbow surgery:
When to Consider Hand, Wrist or Elbow Surgery?
If you have consulted a physician and tried other forms of treatment and you
are still experiencing any of the following, you may want to consider to
- You are
unable to carry things or use your arm
experience pain at night or as you rest
- Pain that
continues even after several days
or bruising occurs around joints or arms
After every surgery, recovery and rehabilitation are important steps for
every patient to take. Patients will work with their orthopedic surgeon and
staff members at Kaweah Delta Rehabilitation Therapy Services to begin an
exercise program that will help them regain range of motion and return to their
If you are considering hand, wrist or elbow surgery, speak to your primary
care physician. For a list of orthopedic surgeons call Kaweah Delta's
Information Center at (877) 529-3241.