Elbow, Wrist & Hand
Treatment for Elbow, Wrist, & Hand Conditions
Our board-certified surgeons at Texas Institute of Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine can correctly diagnose your elbow, wrist, and hand condition, and offer surgical solutions when needed. Our team is committed to providing the best treatment for your condition. Contact us today to find the right treatment plan for your elbow, wrist, and hand condition.
Conditions We Treat
The elbows, wrists, and hands are complicated body parts with numerous ligaments, tendons, and bones, making them prone to all sorts of injuries. Whether you are an athlete or someone with arthritis, full use of these areas is essential in everyday activities.
How Should I Prepare for Surgery?
If it is determined that surgery is the best treatment for your elbow, wrist, and hand condition, your surgeon will provide a list of preoperative exams and tests. The goal of elbow, wrist and hand surgery is to relieve pain and discomfort. The team at Texas Institute of Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine stays connected throughout the post-surgery process, and we closely monitor our patients while they heal.
Many elbow, wrist, and hand conditions and injuries are successfully treated with conservative care. If surgery is initially indicated or nonoperative treatment fails, our surgeons will discuss the proposed surgery in detail as well as the anticipated postoperative recovery and expectations. Should physical therapy be advised, our office offers on-site physical therapy. Some of the surgical procedures we perform at Texas Institute of Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine include:
- Fracture Care
- Biceps/Triceps Tendon Repair – Surgery performed when the tendons of the arms have been injured or torn.
- Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow Surgery – An orthopedic condition that occurs when the tendons of the forearm muscles that attach to the bony side of the elbow get inflamed. It is commonly caused by activities or sports like golf, tennis, painting, and weight training, among others. Symptoms may include pain, swelling, numbness or tingling, and an inability to grasp objects.
- Endoscopic and Open Carpal Tunnel Release – Carpal tunnel syndrome is caused when excessive pressure is put on the median nerve. The most common symptoms are numbness and tingling of the palm, fingers, or wrist. During treatment, the surgeon released the ligament that is pressing down on the carpal tunnel nerve, making more room for the nerves and tendons to pass through.
- Ulnar Nerve Transposition – The main objective of this surgery is to relieve pressure on the ulnar nerve in the arm by moving it from the back of the elbow to the front of the elbow.
- Ganglion Cysts Removal – Ganglion cyst are a common hand and wrist condition where a lump forms adjacent to a joint or tendon. The most common symptom is an oval or round lump on the wrist or hand. Most ganglion cysts do not require surgery, but if your cyst is causing pain or discomfort, your surgeon may advise removal by fluid aspiration or surgical removal.
- Trigger Finger Release – Trigger finger is when the tendon in the finger becomes entrapped. In severe cases, the fingers or thumb can become locked into a bent position. This condition can be treated with injections or surgery on an outpatient basis.
Schedule Your Consultation
Texas Institute of Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine also provides a robust and fully immersive on-site physical therapy for our patients. Our on-site physical therapy clinic allows our surgeons to stay connected to our patients and follow up with their progress. We pride ourselves on building relationships with our patients. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.