Hand and Wrist Services
The orthopaedic specialty of Hand Surgery involves the care of patients with injuries and disorders of the upper extremity below the elbow, including the hand, fingers, wrist, and forearm. At Castle Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, commonly treated injuries include tendon and nerve lacerations (cuts), broken bones, dislocated joints, and torn ligaments or tendons. Chronic disorders are often diagnosed, and include tendonitis and other overuse syndromes. We also evaluate, diagnose and treat conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, ganglion cysts, trigger fingers, cubital tunnel syndrome, and arthritis of the hand, wrist and fingers. We treat a wide variety of patients with occupational or industrial injuries due to work-related accidents. Our practice includes patients of all ages, including geriatric and pediatric hand disorders.
Not all patients require surgery for management of their hand and wrist problems. In fact, most patients are treated with a combination of various non-operative methods, including education and modification of activities, physical and/or hand therapy, cortisone injections, splinting, and orthotic fabrication. Our goal is to achieve maximum pain relief and the return of our patients to the highest possible functional level.
Many patients come back to Castle Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine for hand care after being treated by one of our physicians for another orthopaedic problem. New patients are frequently referred to our practice by friends or neighbors, or upon referral by their personal physician or the emergency room. We are pleased to provide the services necessary for excellence in hand care all under one roof - including the availability of our diagnostic facilities, hand therapy services, and outpatient surgery center.