Nearly 50 painful conditions can affect the hand and upper extremities. They cause impairment of function and a decrease in sensation, producing pain and loss of movement. Any of the 27 bones that support the hand can suffer a fracture from a sports injury, a fall, or a blow and require surgery. Other operations that can return the wrist and hand to proper function include these:
A fall or a blow to the forearm, upper arm, collarbone, or elbow can create a fracture that may require surgery. Symptoms of severe pain, swelling, loss of mobility, and tenderness may indicate a break.
When nonsurgical procedures fail to produce relief, shoulder arthroscopy may provide treatment that repairs the rotator cuff, ligaments, or recurring dislocation. Arthroscopy is a versatile method for removing bone spurs, loose cartilage, and inflamed tissue.
Lifting heavy objects repeatedly and using heavy tools can create a common condition similar to the one that tennis players experience. Ordinary tasks such as gardening, using a computer, painting, and using vibrating tools can cause Golfer’s Elbow. Small incisions allow surgeons access to damaged tissue.
Releasing scar tissue, resurfacing a worn bone, or removing loose bodies around the elbow may require elbow arthroscopy. The procedure can relieve painful stiffness in the elbow.
Severe fractures, arthritis, and long-standing rotator cuff injuries are among the conditions that can benefit from shoulder replacement. Surgical procedures can replace a damaged shoulder blade, collarbone, or upper arm bone with a prosthesis. Reverse shoulder replacement offers options that can improve conditions that occur from large tears in the rotator cuff.
If you experience a hand or upper extremity injury, call Mid Atlantic Orthopedic Associates, LLP today or schedule a consultation online.
Any of the 27 bones that support the hand can suffer a fracture from a sports injury, a fall, or a blow and require surgery. Other operations that can return the wrist and hand to proper function include these:
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