Orthopedics - Hand, Wrist & Elbow Surgery

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:
  • Broken bones 
  • Arthritis 
  • Trigger finger 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome 
  • Sprains/fractures 
  • Golfer's Elbow 
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 surgery: 
  • You are unable to carry things or use your arm 
  • You experience pain at night or as you rest 
  • Pain that continues even after several days 
  • Swelling or bruising occurs around joints or arms 
After Surgery
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 favorite activities.

Considering Surgery
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.