Wrist Injuries

Hand and Microsurgery Associates

Hand Surgery & Orthopedic Surgery located in Columbus, OH

If you need treatment for fractures or other types of wrist injuries, the Hand and Microsurgery Associates surgical team can help. At the office in Columbus, Ohio, the board-certified surgeons provide on-site imaging tests and comprehensive treatment services for wrist injuries that cause pain and limit function in your wrist. Whether you need physical therapy or require surgery to repair damage in the structures of your wrist, the physicians customize treatment to your individual needs. Learn more about services available for wrist injuries by calling Hand and Microsurgery Associates today.

Wrist Injuries Q & A
What are some common arm injuries?

Your wrist is made up of eight bones and multiple tendons and nerves. A protective ligament covers these structures and they all work together to provide you with range of motion in your wrist.

There are several types of injuries that can affect your wrist, which can occur due to repetitive use, sports participation, or work-related incidents. The most common types of injuries that cause stiffness, pain, or mobility issues in your wrist include:

  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Nerve damage
  • Ganglion cysts
  • Sprains and strains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is another common type of wrist injury. This painful condition occurs when the two tendons that sit at the base of your thumb swell and put pressure on surrounding nerves.

Any of these conditions can interfere with the function of your wrist and cause pain and stiffness severe enough to reduce your quality of life. When over-the-counter medications are no longer relieving pain, you should schedule a diagnostic evaluation with the team at Hand and Microsurgery Associates right away to prevent permanent damage.

How is a wrist injury diagnosed?

The staff at Hand and Microsurgery Associates offer advanced diagnostic testing, including X-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology on-site, to quickly evaluate your wrist injury.

Your provider also reviews your medical history and your usual activities to pinpoint the root cause of your symptoms.

Once they confirm your diagnosis, your Hand and Microsurgery Associates provider customizes a treatment plan to preserve the health of your wrist and restore its function.

What treatments are available for arm injuries?

The Hand and Microsurgery Associates specialists offer both nonsurgical and surgical treatment for a variety of wrist injuries.

If you have pain from a fracture, arthritis, or carpal tunnel syndrome, the team may first treat you with nonsurgical therapies, like medications, physical therapy, and bracing to help you heal naturally.

For more serious injuries, like a fracture, you may need surgery. The surgical team at Hand and Microsurgery Associates provide several minimally invasive procedures, including arthroscopic and endoscopic surgeries, to repair tissue or bone damage without causing unnecessary trauma to your body.

The board-certified surgeons are also highly skilled in microvascular and microsurgical techniques, and can address complications from previous wrist surgeries using advanced revision surgical techniques.

To find out if you need surgery for a painful wrist injury, call Hand and Microsurgery Associates today and schedule a consultation.